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Android tablets for dummies / by Dan Gookin.

Gookin, Dan, (author.).


Provides an introduction to Android tablet computers, covering such topics as setting up a Google account, browsing the Internet, using social networks, talking and video chatting, managing media, and sharing information.

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  • ISBN: 9781118874011 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1118874013 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 328 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2014]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Machine generated contents note: About This Book -- How to Use This Book -- Foolish Assumptions -- How This Book Is Organized r. -- Part I: The Android Tablet Thing -- Part II: Stay in Touch -- Part III: Omni Tablet -- Part IV: Nuts and Bolts -- Part V: The Part of Tens -- Icons Used in This Book -- Where to Go from Here -- ch. 1 That Out-of-the-Box Experience -- Initial Procedures -- Liberating the tablet from the box -- Charging the battery -- Tablet Exploration -- Finding things on the tablet -- Inserting the MicroSD card -- Removing the MicroSD card -- Optional Accessories -- Where to Keep Your Tablet -- Making a home for the tablet -- Taking the Android tablet with you -- ch. 2 Android Tablet On and Off -- Greetings, Android Tablet -- Turning on your Android tablet for the first time -- Turning on the tablet -- Working the secure lock screens -- Unlocking the tablet -- Unlocking and running an app -- Account Creation and Configuration -- Obtaining a Google account.
Contents note continued: Adding accounts to the tablet -- The End of Your Android Tablet Day -- Locking the tablet -- Setting the lock time-out -- Turning off your Android tablet -- ch. 3 How Android Tablets Work -- Basic Operations -- Touching the touchscreen -- Using the navigation icons -- Setting the volume -- Changing the orientation -- There's No Place Like Home Screen -- Touring the Home screen -- Accessing multiple Home screens -- Reviewing notifications -- Taking Quick Actions -- The World of Apps -- Starting an app -- Quitting an app -- Finding an app in the Apps drawer -- Switching apps -- Using common icons -- ch. 4 Creating and Editing Text -- Everybody Was Touchscreen Typing -- Using the onscreen keyboard -- Selecting another onscreen keyboard -- Hunt and Peck and Swipe -- Typing one character at a time -- Accessing special characters -- Typing quickly by using predictive text -- Activating keyboard gestures -- Android Tablet Dictation -- Activating voice input.
Contents note continued: Speaking instead of typing -- Uttering s**** words -- Text Editing -- Moving the cursor -- Selecting text -- Selecting text on a web page -- Cutting, copying, and pasting text -- ch. 5 All Your Friends -- The Tablet's Address Book -- Using the address book -- Sorting the address book -- Searching contacts -- Even More Friends -- Building a contact from scratch -- Creating a contact from an e-mail message -- Importing contacts from a computer -- Beaming contacts -- Bringing in social networking contacts -- Finding a new contact on the map -- Manage Your Friends -- Editing contact information -- Adding a contact picture -- Making a favorite -- Joining identical contacts -- Separating contacts -- Removing a contact -- ch. 6 You've Got E-Mail -- Android Tablet E-Mail -- Setting up an Email account -- Adding more e-mail accounts -- Message for You! -- Getting a new message -- Checking the inbox -- Reading e-mail -- Write a New E-Mail Message.
Contents note continued: Starting a message from scratch -- Sending e-mail to a contact -- Message Attachments -- Receiving an attachment -- Sending an attachment -- E-Mail Configuration -- Creating a signature -- Configuring the server delete option -- ch. 7 Tablet Web Browsing -- The Web on Your Tablet -- Using the web browser app -- Viewing the web -- Visiting a web page -- Browsing back and forth -- Working with bookmarks -- Managing web pages in multiple tabs -- Searching the web -- Finding text on a web page -- Sharing a web page -- The Art of Downloading -- Grabbing an image from a web page -- Downloading a file -- Reviewing your downloads -- Web Browser Controls and Settings -- Setting a home page -- Setting privacy and security options -- ch. 8 Digital Social Life -- Your Life on Facebook -- Setting up your Facebook account -- Getting the Facebook app -- Running Facebook on your tablet -- Setting your status -- Uploading a picture to Facebook.
Contents note continued: Configuring the Facebook app -- The Tweet Life -- Setting up Twitter -- Tweeting -- Even More Social Networking -- ch. 9 Text Chat, Video Chat, and Phone Calls -- Can We Hangout? -- Using Hangouts -- Typing at your friends -- Talking and video chat -- Connect to the World with Skype -- Obtaining Skype for your tablet -- Chatting with another Skype user -- Seeing on Skype (video call) -- Placing a Skype phone call -- ch. 10 There's a Map for That -- A Map That Needs No Folding -- Using the Maps app -- Adding layers -- It Knows Where You Are -- Discovering your location -- Helping others find your location -- Find Things -- Looking for a specific address -- Finding a business, restaurant, or point of interest -- Making a favorite place -- Locating a contact -- Android the Navigator -- Getting directions -- Navigating to your destination -- Adding a navigation widget to the Home screen -- The Whole Google Earth -- ch. 11 Everyone Say "Cheese!"
Contents note continued: Android Tablet Camera 101 -- Capturing the moment -- Shooting yourself -- Exploring shooting modes -- Camera Settings and Options -- Deleting an image immediately after you take it -- Setting the flash -- Changing the resolution -- Setting the image's location -- Exploring special modes and effects -- ch. 12 Image Management and Madness -- Where Your Pictures Lurk -- Visiting the Gallery -- Finding a picture's location -- Setting an image as wallpaper -- Edit and Manage the Gallery -- Cropping an image -- Trimming a video -- Rotating pictures -- Deleting images and videos -- Selecting multiple pictures and videos -- Set Your Pictures and Videos Free -- Using your Picasa Web account -- Uploading to the cloud -- Printing pictures -- Posting a video to YouTube -- Sharing images with other apps -- ch. 13 Music, Music, Music -- Listen Here -- Browsing your music library -- Playing a tune -- Pinning your music -- Being the life of the party.
Contents note continued: Add Some Music to Your Life -- Borrowing music from a computer -- Buying music at the Google Play Store -- Accessing your tunes on the Internet -- Organize Your Music -- Reviewing your playlists -- Creating your own playlists -- Removing unwanted music -- Music from the Stream -- ch. 14 Amazing Tablet Feats -- Clock -- Calculator -- Calendar -- Browsing your schedule -- Reviewing appointments -- Creating an event -- Game Machine -- Google Now -- E-Book Reader -- Video Entertainment -- Enjoying YouTube -- Buying and renting movies -- ch. 15 More Apps -- Hello, Google Play Store -- Browsing the Google Play Store -- Obtaining an app -- Installing apps from a computer -- App Management -- Reviewing your apps -- Sharing an app -- Updating an app -- Removing an app -- Stopping an app run amok -- Controlling your apps -- ch. 16 It's a Wireless Life -- The Wonderful World of Wireless -- Understanding the mobile data network -- Understanding Wi-Fi.
Contents note continued: Activating Wi-Fi -- Connecting to a Wi-Fi network -- Connecting via WPS -- Share the Cellular Connection -- Creating a mobile hotspot -- Sharing the Internet via tethering -- The Bluetooth World -- Understanding Bluetooth -- Activating Bluetooth -- Pairing with a Bluetooth peripheral -- Android, Beam It to Me -- Turning on NFC -- Using Android Beam -- Using Jim Beam -- ch. 17 Connect, Share, and Store -- The USB Connection -- Connecting the tablet to a computer -- Configuring the USB connection -- Connecting an Android tablet to a Mac -- Disconnecting the tablet from a computer -- Files Back and Forth -- Transferring files -- Connecting with Samsung Kies -- Sharing files with the cloud -- Android Tablet Storage -- Reviewing storage stats -- Managing files -- Formatting MicroSD storage -- The HDMI Connection -- ch. 18 On the Road -- You Can Take It with You -- Preparing to leave -- Going to the airport -- Flying with an Android tablet.
Contents note continued: Getting to your destination -- The Android Tablet Goes Abroad -- Using overseas power -- Accessing Wi-Fi in foreign lands -- Disabling data roaming -- ch. 19 Customize Your Android Tablet -- Home Screen Decorating -- Modifying the Home screen -- Hanging new wallpaper -- Adding apps to the Home screen -- Putting an app on the Favorites tray -- Slapping down widgets -- Building app folders -- Rearranging and removing apps and widgets -- Managing Home screen pages -- Android Tablet Security -- Finding the locks -- Removing the screen lock -- Setting a PIN -- Assigning a password -- Creating an unlock pattern -- Setting the owner info text -- Various Adjustments -- Singing a different tune -- Changing display settings -- ch. 20 Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Help -- The Maintenance Chore -- Keeping it clean -- Backing up your stuff -- Updating the system -- Battery Care and Feeding -- Monitoring the battery -- Determining what is drawing power.
Contents note continued: Extending battery life -- Help and Troubleshooting -- Fixing random and annoying problems -- Finding help -- Getting support -- Valuable Tablet Q & A -- "I can't turn the tablet on (or off)!" -- "The touchscreen doesn't work!" -- "The screen is too dark!" -- "The battery doesn't charge!" -- "The tablet gets so hot that it turns itself off!" -- "My tablet doesn't do Landscape mode!" -- ch. 21 Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts -- Quickly Switch Apps -- Add Lock Screen Widgets -- Choose Default Apps -- Avoid Data Surcharges -- Make the Tablet Dream -- Add Spice to Dictation -- Add a Word to the Dictionary -- Employ Some Useful Widgets -- Add Another User -- Find Your Lost Tablet -- ch. 22 Ten Things to Remember -- Dictate Text -- Change the Tablet's Orientation -- Work the Quick Actions -- Employ Keyboard Suggestions -- Avoid the Battery Hogs -- Use a Docking Stand -- Make Phone Calls -- Check Your Schedule -- Snap a Pic of That Contact -- Use Google Now.
Contents note continued: ch. 23 Ten Great Free Apps -- ASTRO File Manager -- Dropbox -- ESPN SportsCenter -- Fast Notepad -- Google Finance -- Movies by Flixster -- Sky Map -- TuneIn Radio -- Voice Recorder -- Zedge.
Subject: Android (Electronic resource)
Tablet computers.

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