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  Howstuffworks "How PDAs Work"
The main purpose of a personal digital assistant (PDA) is to act as an electronic organizer or day planner that is portable, easy to use and capable of sharing information with your PC.
As its capabilities continue to grow, the standard PDA device is changing.
Predecessors of the modern PDA include the Psion Organiser and the Sharp Wizard.
communication.howstuffworks.com /pda.htm   (530 words)

  
  personal digital assistant. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
(PDA), lightweight, hand-held computer designed for use as a personal organizer with communications capabilities.
A typical PDA has no keyboard, relying instead on special hardware and pen-based computer software to enable the recognition of handwritten input, which is entered on the surface of a liquid crystal display screen.
In addition to including such applications as a word processor, spreadsheet, calendar, and address book, PDAs are used as notepads, appointment schedulers, and wireless communicators for sending and receiving data, faxes, and electronic-mail messages.
www.bartleby.com /65/pe/perdigas.html   (159 words)

  
 PDA - Personal Digital Assistant
Personal Digital Assistant; a small hand-held computer that in the most basic form, allows you to store names and addresses, prepare to-do lists, schedule appointments, keep track of projects, track expenditures, take notes, and do calculations.
PDA (personal digital assistant) is a term for any small mobile hand-held device that provides computing and information storage and retrieval capabilities for personal or business use, often for keeping schedule calendars and address book information handy.
Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are handheld devices that can be used for a variety of tasks, depending on the model type.
www.auditmypc.com /acronym/PDA.asp   (666 words)

  
 Personal digital assistant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
PDA's for business use, including the BlackBerry and Treo, have a full keyboard and scroll wheel or thumb wheel to facilitate data entry and navigation.
The term "personal digital assistant" was coined on January 7, 1992 by then Apple Computer CEO John Sculley at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, referring to the Apple Newton.
PDAs are some times referred to as "Palms" or "Palm Pilot" after an early PDA created by Palm, Inc. This usage is a case of genericized trademark, similar to referring to a tissue as a "Kleenex", a bandage as a "Band-Aid", or a marker as a "Magic Marker".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Personal_digital_assistant   (1228 words)

  
 * Personal Digital Assistant - (Computing): Definition
A personal digital assistant is a small battery-powered computer intended to be carried around by the user rather than left on a desk.
PDA (personal digital assistant) also called palmtops or pocket computers--These are just now gaining in availability and popularity.
A Tablet PC is a cross between a notebook PC and a personal digital assistant (PDA).
en.mimi.hu /computing/personal_digital_assistant.html   (400 words)

  
 Darwin Executive Guides - Personal Digital Assistant
A year after the debut of the personal digital assistant, PDA was short for Premature Death Announcement, at least according to the headline of a Business Week article in September of 1994.
A PDA is a digital organizer, or personal digital assistant, that can be comfortable held in your hand (it is also called a handheld).
The term PDA first appeared early in 1992 when Apple began looking for a partner to make their personal digital assistants.
guide.darwinmag.com /technology/personal/pda   (2078 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How PDAs Work"
The main purpose of a personal digital assistant (PDA) is to act as an electronic organizer or day planner that is portable, easy to use and capable of sharing information with your PC.
As its capabilities continue to grow, the standard PDA device is changing.
A smartphone is either a cell phone with PDA capabilities or a traditional PDA with added cell phone capabilities, depending on the form factor (style) and manufacturer.
electronics.howstuffworks.com /pda.htm   (822 words)

  
 ITS-Med Security: PDA Security
PDA Defense is intended for Palm OS users who desire a higher-level of protection for the data residing on their PDAs than other applications currently provide.
PDA Defense is an application that WILL delete all the data and applications residing on your PDA if unauthorized attempts are made to access your device (with the "bomb" enabled).
The personal nature of handhelds has led to some stylish interpretations of restraint devices such as the Palm V neck strap from Force Technology (www.force.com) that offers a bond product and neck chain to attach handhelds to a users body.
its.med.yale.edu /security/PDA   (2002 words)

  
 personal digital assistant on Encyclopedia.com
PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT [personal digital assistant] (PDA), lightweight, hand-held computer designed for use as a personal organizer with communications capabilities.
Using a personal digital assistant to streamline the OR workload.
CIOs Fall for PDAs PDQ: Longing for accuracy and convenience, CIOs are dumping paper organizers and turning to personal digital assistants for support.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/p1/perdigas.asp   (386 words)

  
 Personal digital assistant Summary
Personal digital assistants (usually abbreviated to PDAs) are handheld devices that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years.
The term "personal digital assistant" was coined on January 7, 1992 by then Apple Computer CEO John Sculley at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, referring to the Apple Newton.
PDAs are some times referred to as "Palms" or "Palm Pilot" after an early PDA created by Palm, Inc. This usage is a case of genericized trademark, similar to referring to a tissue as a "Kleenex", a bandage as a "Band-Aid", or a marker as a "Magic Marker".
www.bookrags.com /Personal_digital_assistant   (3184 words)

  
 PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT - GoGoSearch.com
Personal digital assistants (also called PDAs) are handheld devices that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years.
Transferring data to a PDA via the computer is therefore a lot quicker than having to manually input all data on the handheld device.
The term "personal digital assistant" was coined on January 7, 1992 by John Sculley at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, referring to the Apple Newton.
www.gogosearch.com /wiki/Personal_Digital_Assistant   (1009 words)

  
 Choosing a Personal Digital Assistant - Mobile News - Digital Trends
In the early days, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) were not much more than glorified calculators with the ability to store contact information and brief notes.
Now, the line between personal computer and personal digital assistant is blurred thanks to the advanced capabilities of these useful little devices.
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news.digitaltrends.com /article7281.html   (185 words)

  
 Micro personal digital assistant (US5708840)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
The personal digital assistant according to the invention forms a host/satellite combination with a host computer having a docking bay, wherein upon docking a docking protocol controls access by the host to memory of the personal digital assistant based on one or more passwords provided by a user to the host.
In another embodiment the personal digital assistant also has an expansion port connected to the local CPU, and expansion peripheral devices may be connected and operated through the expansion port.
Also disclosed are various embodiments for host systems compatible with personal digital assistants according to the invention, and a scanner system useful with displays of both personal digital assistants and hosts.
www.delphion.com /details?patent_number=5708840   (519 words)

  
 PDA - Personal Digital Assistant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
They automatically synchronise their information with a personal computer locally or over a local or wide area network at the touch of a button.
Although the choice of PDA device is increasing all the time, the struggle for dominance in the operating system space continues to be a battle between just three protagonists:
The consequence is an OS that is simply too complex for PDA class devices, notwithstanding the fact that CE's scaleable architecture allows companies to use the modules they need rather than taking the entire system, including the GUI, which can be separated from the core CE kernel.
www.smarthomeforum.com /start/pdas.asp?ID=20   (673 words)

  
 What is PDA? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
A typical PDA can function as a cellular phone, fax sender, Web browser and personal organizer.
Unlike portable computers, most PDAs began as pen-based, using a stylus rather than a keyboard for input.
PDAs of today are available in either a stylus or keyboard version.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/P/PDA.html   (420 words)

  
 CarePaths Personal Digital Assistant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Palm Pilots and other low-end Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) are a non-task interfering method of allowing patients to enter data.
The only clerical chore is the "hotsyncing" of the PDA to a computer where the data is downloaded and scored.
Also, PDAs can be used for remote data entry, e.g., a clinician doing a home visit.
www.carepaths.com /pages/pda.asp   (131 words)

  
 pda in TutorGig Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
PDA may stand for Personal digital assistant, a type of handheld computer Public display of affection...
Image gaydar.png Gaydar screenshot Gaydar is a tongue in cheek personal digital assistant PDA freeware by Minor Demon for the Palm OS that detects someone s sexual orientation.
A roadwarrior is a person who carries a mobile device such as a laptop or PDA and uses wireless internet connections to work.
www.tutorgig.com /es/pda   (646 words)

  
 Wireless Glossary: Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Unlike portable computers, most PDAs began as pen-based devices that used a stylus rather than a keyboard for input.
Most PDAs are available in either a stylus or keyboard version.
PDAs are also called palmtops, hand-help computers, Personal Information Managers (PIMs), and pocket computers.
www.devx.com /wireless/Door/11305   (102 words)

  
 PDA Guide - PDA Reviews, PDA news - Palm,Pocket PC,smartphone,Zaurus, Treo, and notebooks
PDA is your smart cell phone from where you can fax, browse Internet and organize your personal calendar.
This sleek, modern PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) is brought to you by one of the leading names in the industry, Palm.
Now, the line between personal computer and personal digital assistant is blurred thanks to the advanced capabilities of these useful little devices.
www.pda-guide.co.uk   (2017 words)

  
 Is a personal digital assistant in your future?
This future is already in the hands, literally, of nurses who are beginning to use handheld computers called personal digital assistants (PDAs) in a way that may revolutionize healthcare delivery.
PDAs are handheld computers with personal functions such as memos, calendars, address books, and e-mail.
Besides use by nurses and physicians, PDA technology can enable patients to manage their own care in a new way through partnerships with nurses and other healthcare professionals.
www.nurses.com /read/sp20001122/367828   (1243 words)

  
 A personal digital assistant ( PDA ) versus other time management tools
A personal digital assistant (PDA) allows you to efficiently access, organize, collect, store, and process various kinds of information, and work with it on the run.
You can easily communicate with a PDA via its oversized interactive screen area, its special pen (the stylus) for touching that screen, and support of a few extra buttons at its bottom.
Basic functionality of a PDA is to store and retrieve phone numbers and addresses, maintain a to do list and a calendar.
www.time-management-guide.com /PDA.html   (760 words)

  
 Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) - Used for Gardening
Judson Preuss is in the process of starting his own landscape business and uses a PDA to make appointments, take notes, find addresses, see what is on his schedule, etc. while he is on the road.
Their calendars tools can prompt when to fertilize plants and remember yearly chores, like when to prune a hydrangea, when to when to plant caladiums or when to apply a pre-emergent herbicide to the lawn.
A PDA is a great place to store botanical names alongside common names.
www.walterreeves.com /landscaping/article.phtml?cat=32&id=581   (1114 words)

  
 Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) are becoming as widespread as pocket calculators, and for much the same reason: they're incredibly useful.
A PDA allows you to take the most important information on your main computer with you, at the press of a button.
You load the material onto your PDA either by inserting the PDA into a small cradle which is connected to your desktop machine and pressing a button (Palm method), or on Windows CE machines, by plugging the PDA into a cable which is connected to your desktop machine.
www.ibiztips.com /tools25DEC00.htm   (794 words)

  
 Personal digital assistant
A blend of a luxury concierge and a personal assistant, this company offers a lifestyle management service customized to manage the details of day-to-day personal, business and home needs.
Provides personal assistant and lifestyle organising services for busy people, including de-cluttering, moving/relocation assistance, event planning, personal shopping, running errands, and setting up filing systems.
Offers personal and office services as well as time management, clearing clutter, home staging, and a personal assistant service.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=Personal_digital_assistant   (1694 words)

  
 Define personal digital assistant - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: PDA
Some PDAs have an electronically sensitive pad on which handwritng can be received.
Apple's Newton, which has been withdrawn from the market, was the first widely-sold PDA that accepted handwriting.
Some PDAs offer a variation of the Microsoft Windows operating system called Windows CE.
searchcio.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid19_gci214287,00.html   (181 words)

  
 personal digital assistant - Top 4 Zuvio Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
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www.pcbattles.com /personal-digital-assistant.htm   (168 words)

  
 Personal Digital Assistant
The PDA recommendation is a means to provide information to assist second, third and fourth year medical students in the selection of a handheld device to be used for the required Clinical Encounters and Basic Clinical Skills Competency Tracking.
In Fall 2003 the IUSM Handheld Technology Team evaluated personal digital assistant (PDA) devices and recommended the Palm Tungsten C for IUSM faculty, staff and students.
In preparation for making the 2005-2006 PDA recommendation the Team evaluated several devices including the Palm T5, Tungsten E2 and the newest release, the Palm T/X. The Team has determined that the Palm T/X is the best PDA platform for our campus environment.
msa.iusm.iu.edu /pdaspec.htm   (449 words)

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