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Android Phones for Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/tech))
Android Phones for Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/tech))
Publisher : For Dummies
Published Date : 2012/04
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781118169520

BookWeb Price : S$ 42.04
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Language : English

Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A91420000
Place of Publication: United States
Continuations: Monograph Series,any number
Subject Development: Techniques
Academic Level: Extracurricular
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Table of Contents
 
Introduction                                       1  (6)
      About This Book                              1  (1)
      How to Use This Book                         2  (1)
      Foolish Assumptions                          3  (1)
      How This Book Is Organized                   4  (1)
        Part I Have a Little Android               4  (1)
        Part II The Phone Part                     4  (1)
        Part III Mobile Communications             4  (1)
        Part IV Amazing Android Phone Feats        4  (1)
        Part V Nuts and Bolts                      5  (1)
        Part VI The Part of Tens                   5  (1)
      Icons Used in This Book                      5  (1)
      Where to Go from Here                        5  (2)
  Part I Have a Little Android                     7  (56)
    Chapter 1 That Phone You Own                   9  (14)
      Liberation and Setup                         9  (2)
      Phone Assembly                               11 (5)
        Opening the phone                          11 (1)
        Installing the battery                     12 (1)
        Removing the battery                       13 (1)
        Installing the SIM card                    14 (1)
        Installing the MicroSD card                15 (1)
        Closing the phone                          16 (1)
      Charge the Battery                           16 (1)
      Generic Android Phone Orientation            17 (4)
        Recognizing things on your phone           18 (1)
        Using earphones                            19 (1)
        Adding accessories                         20 (1)
      A Home for Your Phone                        21 (2)
        Toting your Android phone                  21 (1)
        Storing the phone                          22 (1)
    Chapter 2 Setup and Configuration              23 (10)
      Hello, Phone                                 23 (4)
        Turning on your phone for the first time   24 (1)
        Turning on the phone                       25 (1)
        Waking the phone                           26 (1)
      Google Account Setup                         27 (2)
        Creating a Google account                  27 (1)
        Setting up a Google account on your        28 (1)
        phone
      Goodbye, Phone                               29 (4)
        Snoozing the phone                         29 (1)
        Controlling snooze options                 30 (1)
        Hibernating the phone                      31 (1)
        Turning off the phone                      32 (1)
    Chapter 3 The Android Tour                     33 (14)
      Basic Operations                             33 (6)
        Using the soft buttons                     34 (1)
        Manipulating the touchscreen               35 (2)
        Setting the volume                         37 (1)
        "Silence your phone!"                      37 (1)
        Changing the orientation                   38 (1)
      Behold the Home Screen                       39 (3)
        Looking at the Home screen                 39 (2)
        Viewing all Home screen panels             41 (1)
        Using the Car Home                         42 (1)
      Home Screen Operations                       42 (3)
        Reviewing notifications                    42 (3)
        Starting an app                            45 (1)
        Using a widget                             45 (1)
      The App Menu                                 45 (2)
        Starting an app from the Apps screen       45 (1)
        Reviewing recently used apps               46 (1)
    Chapter 4 Text to Type, Text to Edit           47 (16)
      Keyboard Mania                               47 (5)
        Displaying the onscreen keyboard           48 (2)
        Choosing other keyboard variations         50 (2)
        Using the built-in keyboard                52 (1)
      The Hunt-and-Peck                            52 (4)
        Typing on your phone                       52 (2)
        Accessing special characters               54 (1)
        Choosing a word as you type                55 (1)
      Text Editing                                 56 (4)
        Moving the cursor                          56 (1)
        Selecting text                             56 (3)
        Cutting, copying, and pasting text         59 (1)
      Voice Input                                  60 (3)
        Dictating to your phone                    60 (1)
        Controlling the phone with your voice      61 (1)
        Uttering f*** words                        62 (1)
  Part II The Phone Part                           63 (48)
    Chapter 5 It's a Telephone                     65 (14)
      Reach Out and Touch Someone                  65 (7)
        Making a phone call                        66 (4)
        Dialing a contact                          70 (1)
        Phoning someone you call often             71 (1)
      It's the Phone!                              72 (3)
        Receiving a call                           72 (2)
        Setting incoming call volume               74 (1)
      Who Called Who When?                         75 (4)
        Dealing with a missed call                 75 (1)
        Reviewing recent calls                     76 (3)
    Chapter 6 More Telephone Things                79 (12)
      Speed Dial                                   79 (1)
      Multiple Call Mania                          80 (4)
        Putting someone on hold                    81 (1)
        Receiving a new call when you're on the    81 (1)
        phone
        Juggling two calls                         82 (1)
        Making a conference call                   83 (1)
      Send a Call Elsewhere                        84 (2)
        Forwarding phone calls                     84 (2)
        Sending a contact directly to voice mail   86 (1)
      Fun with Ringtones                           86 (5)
        Choosing the phone's ringtone              87 (1)
        Setting a contact's ringtone               87 (1)
        Using music as a ringtone                  88 (1)
        Creating your own ringtones                89 (2)
    Chapter 7 Leave Your Message at the Tone       91 (6)
      Boring Carrier Voice Mail                    91 (2)
        Setting up carrier voice mail              92 (1)
        Retrieving your messages                   93 (1)
      The Wonders of Google Voice                  93 (4)
        Configuring Google Voice                   94 (1)
        Adding your phone to Google Voice          94 (1)
        Getting your Google Voice messages         95 (2)
    Chapter 8 The Address Book                     97 (14)
      The People You Know                          97 (4)
        Accessing the address book                 98 (1)
        Viewing a contact's information            98 (2)
        Sorting the address book                   100(1)
        Searching contacts                         101(1)
      Making New Friends                           101(5)
        Adding a contact from the call log         101(1)
        Creating a new contact from scratch        102(1)
        Importing contacts from your computer      103(1)
        Building up contacts from your social      104(1)
        networking sites
        Finding a new contact using its location   105(1)
      Address Book Management                      106(5)
        Making basic changes                       106(1)
        Adding a picture to a contact              106(2)
        Making a favorite                          108(1)
        Removing a contact                         109(2)
  Part III Mobile Communications                   111(62)
    Chapter 9 When Your Thumbs Speak               113(12)
      Msg 4U                                       113(6)
        Composing a new text message to a          114(3)
        contact
        Sending a text message to a phone number   117(1)
        Receiving a text message                   118(1)
        Forwarding a text message                  118(1)
      Multimedia Messages                          119(3)
        Attaching media to a text message          120(2)
        Receiving a multimedia message             122(1)
      Text Message Management                      122(3)
        Removing messages                          122(1)
        Setting the text message ringtone          123(2)
    Chapter 10 E-Mail This and That                125(14)
      E-Mail on Your Android Phone                 125(4)
        Setting up a web-based e-mail account      126(1)
        Setting up an ISP e-mail account           127(2)
      You've Got Mail                              129(3)
        Getting a new message                      129(1)
        Checking the inbox                         129(1)
        Visiting the universal inbox               130(1)
        Reading an e-mail message                  131(1)
      Make Your Own E-Mail                         132(3)
        Composing a new electronic message         133(1)
        Sending a new message to a contact         134(1)
      Message Attachments                          135(1)
      E-Mail Configuration                         136(3)
        Creating a signature                       136(1)
        Configuring the manual delete option       137(2)
    Chapter 11 Out on the Web                      139(12)
      Behold the Web                               140(5)
        Surfing the web on your phone              140(1)
        Visiting a web page                        140(2)
        Browsing back and forth                    142(1)
        Using bookmarks                            142(2)
        Managing multiple web page windows         144(1)
        Searching the web                          144(1)
      The Perils and Joys of Downloading           145(2)
        Grabbing an image from a web page          146(1)
        Downloading a file                         146(1)
        Reviewing your downloads                   146(1)
      Web Controls and Settings                    147(4)
        Setting a home page                        147(1)
        Changing the way the web looks             148(1)
        Setting privacy and security options       148(3)
    Chapter 12 Social Networking                   151(10)
      Your Android Phone Gets Social               151(2)
        Setting up social networking               152(1)
        Adding social networking accounts          152(1)
      Your Digital Social Life                     153(4)
        Finding out what's going on                153(2)
        Setting your status                        155(1)
        Uploading a picture                        156(1)
      Various Social Networking Apps               157(4)
        Using the Facebook app                     157(1)
        Tweeting to other twits                    158(1)
        Exploring other social networking          159(2)
        opportunities
    Chapter 13 Vini, Vidi, Dixi (Video Chat)       161(12)
      Google Can Talk ... and See                  161(4)
        Using Google Talk                          162(1)
        Inviting a friend to Google Talk           162(1)
        Typing at your friends                     163(1)
        Talking and video chat                     164(1)
      Skype the World                              165(8)
        Obtaining a Skype account                  166(1)
        Getting Skype for your phone               166(2)
        Building your Skype Contacts list          168(2)
        Chatting with another Skype user           170(1)
        Using Skype for voice and video chat       171(2)
  Part IV Amazing Android Phone Feats              173(66)
    Chapter 14 Fun with Maps and Navigation        175(12)
      Basic Map                                    175(4)
        Using the Maps app                         176(1)
        Adding layers                              177(2)
      It Knows Where You Are                       179(2)
        Finding out where you are                  179(2)
        Helping others find your location          181(1)
      Find Things                                  181(3)
        Looking for a specific address             181(1)
        Finding a business, restaurant, or         182(1)
        point of interest
        Searching for interesting places           183(1)
        Locating a contact                         183(1)
      Your Phone Is Your Copilot                   184(3)
        Getting directions                         184(1)
        Navigating to your destination             185(2)
    Chapter 15 Pics and Vids                       187(14)
      The Phone's Camera                           187(4)
        Using the Camera app                       188(1)
        Snapping a picture                         189(1)
        Deleting an image immediately after you    190(1)
        take it
        Setting the flash                          190(1)
      The Phone's TV Studio                        191(3)
        Recording video                            191(2)
        Setting video quality                      193(1)
      Your Digital Photo Album                     194(7)
        Visiting the Gallery app                   194(1)
        Editing images                             195(2)
        Deleting an image or a video               197(1)
        Sharing your images                        197(1)
        Uploading a video to YouTube               198(3)
    Chapter 16 O Sweet Music!                      201(14)
      The Hits Just Keep On Comin'                 201(4)
        Browsing the music library                 202(1)
        Playing a tune                             203(2)
      More Music for Your Phone                    205(5)
        Borrowing music from your computer         206(2)
        Buying music at the Amazon MP3 store       208(1)
        Getting music from the Android Market      209(1)
      Organize Your Tunes                          210(3)
        Reviewing your playlists                   210(1)
        Building playlists                         211(1)
        Deleting music                             212(1)
      Your Phone Is a Radio                        213(2)
        Listening to FM radio                      213(1)
        Streaming music from the Internet          213(2)
    Chapter 17 Apps Various and Sundry             215(14)
      The Alarm Clock                              215(2)
      The Calculator                               217(1)
      The Date Book                                218(4)
        Understanding the Calendar                 218(1)
        Browsing dates and appointments            218(2)
        Checking your schedule                     220(1)
        Creating a new event                       220(2)
      The eBook Reader                             222(2)
        Reading Google Books                       222(2)
        Using the Amazon Kindle app                224(1)
      The Game Machine                             224(1)
      The Video Player                             225(4)
        Watching YouTube                           225(1)
        Renting movies                             226(3)
    Chapter 18 More Apps                           229(10)
      Welcome to the Market                        229(5)
        Visiting the Market                        230(1)
        Finding apps at the Market                 231(1)
        Getting a free app                         232(1)
        Buying an app                              233(1)
      Manage Your Apps                             234(5)
        Reviewing your downloaded apps             234(2)
        Sharing an app                             236(1)
        Updating an app                            236(1)
        Removing apps                              237(1)
        Controlling your apps                      237(2)
  Part V Nuts and Bolts                            239(60)
    Chapter 19 No Wires, Ever!                     241(12)
      Android Wireless Networking                  241(5)
        Using the digital network                  242(1)
        Understanding Wi-Fi                        243(1)
        Turning on Wi-Fi                           243(1)
        Accessing a Wi-Fi network                  244(2)
      Share the Connection                         246(2)
        Creating a mobile hotspot                  246(2)
        Tethering the Internet connection          248(1)
      The Bluetooth Connection                     248(5)
        Activating Bluetooth                       249(1)
        Using a Bluetooth headset                  249(4)
    Chapter 20 Connect, Store, Share               253(10)
      The USB Connection                           253(3)
        Connecting the phone to a computer         253(1)
        Configuring the USB connection             254(2)
        Disconnecting the phone from the           256(1)
        computer
      Synchronize Your Stuff                       256(4)
        Synchronizing with doubleTwist             257(1)
        Doing a manual sync                        258(2)
      Phone Storage Mysteries                      260(2)
      Make the HDMI connection                     262(1)
    Chapter 21 On the Road Again                   263(8)
      Where the Android Phone Roams                263(2)
      Airplane Mode                                265(2)
      International Calling                        267(4)
        Dialing an international number            267(1)
        Making international calls with Skype      268(1)
        Taking your Android phone abroad           269(2)
    Chapter 22 Customize and Configure             271(12)
      It's Your Home Screen                        271(7)
        Changing wallpaper                         272(1)
        Adding apps to the Home screen             273(1)
        Slapping down widgets                      274(1)
        Creating shortcuts                         275(1)
        Rearranging and removing icons and         275(2)
        widgets
        Moving Home screen panels                  277(1)
      Android Phone Locks                          278(3)
        Finding the screen locks                   278(1)
        Removing a lock                            279(1)
        Creating an unlock pattern                 279(1)
        Setting a PIN                              280(1)
        Applying a password                        281(1)
      Various Phone Adjustments                    281(2)
        Stopping the noise!                        281(1)
        Changing various settings                  282(1)
    Chapter 23 Maintenance, Troubleshooting,       283(16)
    and Help
      Battery Care and Feeding                     284(4)
        Monitoring the battery                     284(2)
        Determining what is sucking up power       286(1)
        Saving battery life                        287(1)
      Regular Phone Maintenance                    288(3)
        Keeping it clean                           289(1)
        Backing up your phone                      290(1)
        Updating the system                        290(1)
      Help and Troubleshooting                     291(4)
        Getting help                               291(1)
        Fixing random and annoying problems        291(3)
        Getting support                            294(1)
      Android Phone Q&A                            295(4)
        "The touchscreen doesn't work!"            295(1)
        "The screen is too dark!"                  296(1)
        "The battery doesn't charge"               296(1)
        "The phone gets so hot that it turns       296(1)
        itself off!"
        "The phone won't do Landscape mode!"       296(3)
  Part VI The Part of Tens                         299(22)
    Chapter 24 Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts     301(8)
      Disable Animations                           301(1)
      Get a Wireless Charging Battery Cover        302(1)
      Add Spice to Dictation                       302(1)
      Add a Word to the Dictionary                 303(1)
      Create Direct-Dial and Direct                304(1)
      Text-Message Shortcuts
      Take Advantage of the Quick Launch Feature   304(1)
      Control the Phone with Your Voice            305(1)
      Get Somewhere Quickly                        305(1)
      Find Your Lost Cell Phone                    306(1)
      Visit the Task Manager                       307(2)
    Chapter 25 Ten Things to Remember              309(6)
      Lock the Phone on a Call                     309(1)
      Landscape Orientation                        310(1)
      Recent Apps                                  310(1)
      Keyboard Suggestions                         310(1)
      Things That Consume Lots of Battery Juice    311(1)
      Check for Roaming                            312(1)
      Use the + Symbol When Dialing                312(1)
      Internationally
      Properly Access Phone Storage                312(1)
      Snap a Pic of That Contact                   313(1)
      The Search Command                           313(2)
    Chapter 26 Ten Worthy Apps                     315(6)
      AK Notepad                                   315(1)
      CardStar                                     316(1)
      Dolphin Browser                              316(1)
      Gesture Search                               316(1)
      Google Finance                               317(1)
      Google Sky Map                               318(1)
      Movies                                       318(1)
      SportsTap                                    318(1)
      Voice Recorder                               319(1)
      Zedge                                        319(2)
Index                                              321
 

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Contents
Introduction 1 Part IYou Own 9 Chapter 2: Setup and Configuration 23 Chapter 3: The Android Tour 33 Chapter 4: Text to Type,Text to Edit 47 Part II: The Phone Part 63 Chapter 5: It's a Telephone 65 Chapter 6: More Telephone Things 79 Chapter 7: Leave Your Message at the Tone 91 Chapter 8: The Address Book 97 Part III: Mobile Communications 111 Chapter 9: When Your Thumbs Speak 113 Chapter 10: E-Mail This and That 125 Chapter 11: Out on the Web 139 Chapter 12: Social Networking 151 Chapter 13: Vini, Vidi, Dixi (Video Chat) 161 Part IV: Amazing Android Phone Feats 173 Chapter 14: Fun with Maps and Navigation 175 Chapter 15: Pics and Vids 187 Chapter 16: O Sweet Music! 201 Chapter 17: Apps Various and Sundry 215 Chapter 18: More Apps 229 Part V: Nuts and Bolts 239 Chapter 19: No Wires, Ever! 241 Chapter 20: Connect, Store, Share 253 Chapter 21: On the Road Again 263 Chapter 22: Customize and Configure 271 Chapter 23: Maintenance, Troubleshooting,and Help 283 Part VI: The Part of Tens 299 Chapter 24: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts 301 Chapter 25: Ten Things to Remember 309 Chapter 26: Ten Worthy Apps 315 Index 321