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Adding Album Cover Art or Images in iTunes

Scan or download album cover artwork from CDs that you rip into iTunes in a graphics format that iTunes understands and link those graphics to the songs and albums you play on iTunes. [more…]

Load an Application onto Your BlackBerry

To load applications onto your BlackBerry, you need to work closely with your PC. On your PC, you use an application called BlackBerry Desktop Manager [more…]

Setting Up iTunes for Windows

Before installing iTunes for Windows, make sure that you're logged on as a Windows Administrator user if you're using Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Quit all other applications before installing and disable [more…]

Switching from One BlackBerry to Another

So you just got a new BlackBerry and want to jump-start it with the programs and data you have on your older BlackBerry. Basically, you just back up your old BlackBerry and then load that backup to your [more…]

Choosing a Calendar View on Your BlackBerry

To open your BlackBerry Calendar, go to the Home screen, press the menu key, and then select Calendar. The first time you open Calendar, you'll likely see the Day view, which is a default setting, as shown [more…]

Setting Up Your Pocket PC Wireless Network Connection

Even if you have set up your own wired network in the past, you probably aren't familiar with setting up a wireless network. The whole process is fairly simple, and you can be up and running in just a [more…]

Ripping Music from a CD with Zune

The Zune desktop player wouldn't be a true, top-flight player if it couldn't rip CDs — it kind of goes with the territory. The Zune software uses WMA (Windows Media Audio) file compression as the default [more…]

Setting Up Your BlackBerry for GPS

For GPS to work on your BlackBerry, it needs navigation maps, which are usually downloaded in little pieces as required. And because these maps are downloaded, you must be subscribed to a data plan and [more…]

Navigating Web Pages with a BlackBerry

Using the Browser on a BlackBerry to navigate a Web page is easy. Note that hyperlinks on a BlackBerry are highlighted on-screen. To jump to a particular hyperlink, scroll to the highlighted link on your [more…]

Backing Up Your iPAQ Files

Synchronizing your files is a great way to keep your iPAQ and your desktop PC working together, but synchronization has one big problem: It doesn't protect you from losing important data. It's easy to [more…]

Freeing Up Memory in Your iPAQ

An old saying claims that you can't be too thin or too rich. When it comes to iPAQs, you can say that you can't have too much memory. Your iPAQ differs in one very fundamental way from your desktop PC: [more…]

Sending E-Mail from Your BlackBerry

Send an e-mail from your BlackBerry to everyone who needs to know that you now have a BlackBerry. Here's how to share your notable news:

1. Open the Messages application. [more…]

Setting Up ActiveSync Options for Your Pocket PC

When ActiveSync is first installed, it's set up to synchronize a lot of different types of items. You'll probably find that a number of these are things you don't really want to have synchronized, if for [more…]

Setting Up Your Palm Device's Internet Connection

Before you do anything on the Internet, you have to get connected. You need an ISP, or Internet service provider. An ISP is a company (such as Netcom or CompuServe) that gives you a phone number to dial [more…]

Setting Up Your Pocket PC E-Mail Account

You'll probably want to set up your Pocket PC to use the same email account as your desktop PC so that you can more easily share email between the two. [more…]

Putting Pen to Tablet PC

When you've discovered how to perform mouse actions on your Tablet PC with your pen, you're ready to explore how you use your pen to write in a Tablet PC. You can write directly in some applications, such [more…]

Adjusting the Security on Your iPAQ

One of the great things about an iPAQ is that it's small enough to fit into a pocket. Unfortunately, this also makes an iPAQ an attractive target for thieves or even people who simply can't resist playing [more…]

Taking Tablet PC for a Spin

Different Tablet PC models put that all-important power switch in different places. For example, the Acer model has a slider button on its right edge — you push the slider forward to turn the power on. [more…]

Beaming an Item from Your Palm

Beaming is a Palm Computing feature that enables you to send information from one Palm device to another by directly pointing the two units at one another. As long as the units are within about three feet [more…]

Recording a New Task on Your BlackBerry

Recording a task on your BlackBerry is the first step to take when building a to-do list. Don't groan and roll your eyes, dreading how long this will take. Recording a task on a BlackBerry is easy, so [more…]

Exploring Some Graffiti Gee Whiz Secrets on Your Palm

Most people can get a good handle on Graffiti within a few hours, except for people under 15 years of age, who usually pick it up in about five minutes. [more…]

Care and Feeding, Tablet PC Style

You have a $2,000-plus baby on your hands and the last thing you want to do is abuse it or lose it (or drop it on its head). Tablet PCs typically have one-year warranties, but those often don't cover certain [more…]

Computer Viruses: Protecting Your PDA

You can apply many tactics (besides using antivirus programs) to help protect your PDA and its data. Get ready for several digital hygiene tips — PDA style! As with your PC, the motto [more…]

Writing Yourself a Note on Your Pocket PC

The Pocket PC Notes application seems like a very simple program, but you may be a little surprised to find out just how much it can really do. In addition to being a quick way to jot down a thought, this [more…]

Syncing Your Pocket PC with Your Desktop

If your Pocket PC and your desktop PC are going to be partners, they need to be able to share your data. You wouldn't want to have to retype everything just because you wanted to use it on both computers [more…]

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