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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Fire Tablets

ISBN: 978-1-118-91929-3
288 pages
November 2014
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Expert visual guidance to getting the most out of your Fire tablet

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Fire Tablets is the comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your new Fire tablet. Learn to find and read new bestsellers through the Kindle app, browse the app store to find top games, surf the web, send e-mail, shop online, and much more! With expert guidance laid out in a highly visual style, this book is perfect for those new to the Fire tablet, providing all the information you need to get the most out of your device. Abundant screenshots of the Fire tablet graphically rich, touch-based Android interface provide easy-to-follow guidance.

The Fire tablet's high capability and low price have made it a bestselling Android tablet. Beyond making Amazon transactions a seamless process, the device provides all the services tablet users have come to expect. This Teach Yourself VISUALLY guide explores the many features and content options available on the Fire tablet, allowing you to take full advantage of all the device has to offer.

  • Find out how to use your Fire tablet to download books, music, and video content
  • Access apps and send e-mails with the tablet that does it all
  • Sync your Fire tablet with other devices and services
  • Learn to use the easy, intuitive multi-touch display

The Fire tablet has become one of the most popular entertainment and media devices on the market. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Fire Tablets is the comprehensive guide that shows you what the Fire tablet can do for you.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started

Understanding Fire Tablet Functionality 4

Unbox and Charge the Fire Tablet 6

Create an Amazon Account 8

Examine the Hardware 10

Turn the Tablet On and Off 11

Set Up the Fire Tablet 12

Explore the Tablet Home Screen 18

Understanding the Fire HDX Mayday Feature 19

Navigate a Content Library 20

Using Quick Settings 22

Display Battery Charge Percentage 24

Handle Notifications 26

Using the On-Screen Keyboard 27

Copy and Paste Text 28

Dictate Text 30

Using the User Guide 32

Chapter 2 Shopping for Content

Buy Amazon Coins 36

Shop for Physical Products 38

Shop for Games 40

Shop for Apps 42

Buy Books 44

Buy or Subscribe to Publications 46

Buy Music 48

Buy or Rent Movies 50

Buy Audio Books 52

Chapter 3 Working with Apps

Add an App to Favorites 56

Remove Fire Tablet Content 57

Install a Printer Plug-In 60

Using Goodreads on the Fire Tablet 62

Set Clocks and Alarms 64

Using Other Clock Features 68

Set Up Kindle FreeTime 72

Using Kindle FreeTime 78

Explore the IMDb Movies & TV App 80

Find Movie Times and Buy Tickets 82

Read about Celebrities 84

Examine Yelp 86

Chapter 4 Playing Games, Music, and Movies

Work with Amazon GameCircle 90

Turn Off In-App Purchasing 92

Listen to Music 94

Transfer Music from Your PC 96

Watch a Movie or a TV Show 98

Chapter 5 Managing Photos and Personal Videos

Upload to Cloud Drive via PC 102

Copy Media from Your PC 106

View Photos or Personal Videos 108

Edit Photos 110

Take Pictures or Videos 112

Delete Photos or Videos 114

Share Photos 116

Chapter 6 Reading Books

Read a Book 120

Change the Reading View 124

Listen to Books with Text-to-Speech 128

Experience Immersion Reading 131

Using X-Ray to Explore a Book 134

Look Up Information While Reading 136

Add, Edit, or Remove Highlights 138

Add, Edit, or Remove Notes 140

Add or Remove Bookmarks 142

Read without Buying 143

Work with Cloud Collections 144

Chapter 7 Reading Magazines and Newspapers

Learn about Subscriptions 150

Manage Magazine or Newspaper Subscriptions 152

Change Privacy Settings for Subscriptions 154

Keep an Issue on Your Device 155

Chapter 8 Working with Email

Set Up an Email Account 158

Set Up an Email Account Manually 160

Explore the Email app 162

Work with Multiple Email Accounts 164

Read a Message 166

Delete Messages 167

Move a Message to Another Folder 168

Search for an Email 170

Manage Messages from the Inbox 171

Create and Send an Email Message 172

Check for New Messages 174

Forward an Email Message 175

Add an Attachment to an Email 176

Reply to an Email 178

Open an Email Attachment 180

Receive Documents via Email 182

Review General Email Settings 184

Review Settings for Specific Accounts 186

Chapter 9 Maintaining Contacts

Open the Contacts App 190

Set Up Your Contact Profile 192

Add a Contact 194

Add a Contact from an Email Message 196

Import Contacts 198

Edit or Delete a Contact 200

Combine Contacts 202

Search for a Contact 205

Establish Settings for Contacts 206

Chapter 10 Using the Calendar

Open the Calendar App 210

Change Calendar Views 212

View or Hide Calendars 214

View an Event 215

Create an Event 216

Edit an Event 218

Include Facebook Events 220

Chapter 11 Going Online

Open Silk 224

Understanding the Silk Screen 225

Open a New Tab 226

Bookmark a Page 227

Navigate Using a Bookmark 228

Using Reading View 229

Request Another View 230

Search a Page 232

Search the Web 234

Set the Default Search Engine 236

View Browsing History 238

Review Silk Settings 239

Clear Browser Information 240

Download and Open a Document 242

Make Phone Calls Using Skype 244

Connect to Social Networks 246

Chapter 12 Customizing Settings

Open Settings 250

Manage Display and Sounds Settings 251

Show or Hide Home Screen Recommendations 252

Manage Notifications 254

Connect to a Wireless Network 258

Work with a Lock Screen Password 260

Check for Software Updates 262

Index 264

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