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Spb Tips and Tricks review
Posted on 15-Dec-2004 01:00 by M Freitas | Tags Filed under: Reviews


This program from Spb Software House is a handy little tool. How many times have you accidentally found out something new about your Pocket PC? With Spb Tips and Tricks you'll be sure to discover something you didn't know ...

The developers have put together a list of topics covering all aspects of usage of a Pocket PC, and asked some Pocket PC experts to share their tips:

  • Accessories: Markus Schweiger (www.pocket-expert.de)
  • ActiveSync: Filip Norrgard (www.pdagold.com)
  • Bluetooth: Mauricio Freitas (www.geekzone.co.nz)
  • Clear and Repair: Steven Hughes (www.bostonpocketpc.com)
  • GPS: Andreu Ares (www.todopocketpc.com)
  • Input Methods: Daryl Burling (www.geekzone.co.nz and www.burling.co.nz)
  • Multimedia: Pat Logsdon (www.pocketpcthoughts.com)
  • PIM: Derek Snyder (www.pocketnow.com)
  • Personalization: Pat Logsdon (www.pocketpcthoughts.com)
  • Phone Edition: Darryl Burling (www.geekzone.co.nz and www.burling.co.nz)
  • Pocket Office: Scott Logsdon (www.pocketnow.com)
  • Security: Russ Smith (www.pocketnow.com)
  • WiFi: Russ Smith (www.pocketnow.com)


    The main topic list


    Authors' details

    Each topic comes with 15 tips and tricks selected by the authors. These are easy to follow instructions or comments on how to better use the Pocket PC. Where a tip or trick requires the use of some other software (or hardware), links to websites are available Ė and these will open the default browser (usually Pocket Internet Explorer) to show the appropriate page.

    The tips and tricks have different degrees of ease to implement, but instructions are clear and simple to follow. The interface is very easy to use, and it works like a browser. Tap the section you want to cover, and a short blurb will explain the topic, including the authorís name and picture.


    The topic index

    Each section has a list of content, underlined like links on a web browser. Tap the title to see the corresponding entry. For example, the Accessories tips include information on GPRS cards, external keyboards, SD and CF cards. The ActiveSync topic covers topics such as backup, time synchronization, printing over ActiveSync and removing duplicate entries from the Outlook PIM. A full table of contents is available on Spb's website.

    The interface can show the text in 5 different sizes, selectable from the View menu.


    Different font sizes available

    The Tools menu provides a search tool and access to the authorís profile, including links to each oneís websites.


    Links will open on your default web browser


    Search function make it easy to find topics

    Users who buy the program will be able to purchase additional plug-in modules in the future, with further tips in other areas. As it is, the program caters to a wide audience, and beginners will enjoy finding out more about the platform, while even experienced users will find some handy tricks.






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