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Unleash the power of your Droid 2 with this authoritative and entertaining guide. Tech expert Preston Gralla gives you a guided tour of every feature, from setup to troubleshooting, with lots of tips and tricks along the way. Learn how to use the calling and texting features, take and share photos, enjoy streaming music and video, get turn-by-turn directions, and more. Every page is packed with useful information you can put to work right away.

Table of Contents

  1. Special Upgrade Offer
  2. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgements
    4. The Missing Manual Series
  3. Introduction
    1. About the Droid 2
    2. About This Book
    3. About the Outline
    4. About→These→Arrows
    5. About the Online Resources
      1. Missing CD
      2. Registration
      3. Feedback
      4. Errata
      5. Newsletter
    6. Safari® Books Online
  4. 1. The Guided Tour
    1. Power/Lock Key
      1. Locking the Screen
    2. Headset Jack
    3. About the Screen
      1. Built-in Sensors
    4. Status Bar Icons
    5. Notification Light
    6. The Four Keys
      1. Menu Key
      2. Home Key
      3. Back Key
      4. Search Key
    7. Slide-Out Keyboard
    8. Micro USB Port
    9. Ringer Volume
    10. Microphone
    11. SD Card and Battery
      1. MicroSD Card
    12. Camera
    13. Charging Cable and AC Adapter
    14. Home Screen
      1. Social Networking Pane
      2. Settings Pane
      3. Productivity Pane
      4. Calling Pane
      5. Media Pane
      6. News Pane
    15. Customizing the Home Screen and Panes
      1. Adding Widgets, Folders, Shortcuts, and Wallpaper
      2. Deleting and Moving
      3. Resizing Widgets
    16. Controlling the Droid 2 with Your Fingers
      1. Tap
      2. Touch and Hold
      3. Drag
      4. Slide
      5. Flick
      6. Pinch and Spread
      7. Double-Tap
  5. 2. Typing and Texting
    1. The Three Keyboards
    2. Using the Multi-Touch Keyboard
      1. Auto-Suggestions and the Dictionary
      2. Moving the Insertion Point
      3. Accented and Special Characters
      4. The Express Lane to Punctuation Marks
      5. The Widescreen Keyboard
    3. Using the Swype Keyboard
      1. Swype Keyboard Layout
      2. Autocorrect, Word Choice, and the Swype Dictionary
      3. Tips for Using Swype
    4. The Physical Keyboard
      1. Keyboard Shortcuts
        1. Launching apps
        2. In your browser
        3. In Gmail
      2. Create and Edit Keyboard Shortcuts
    5. Copying and Pasting Text
      1. Copying Text from a Web Page
    6. Searching Your Droid 2
      1. Performing a Search
      2. Tweaking the Search
    7. Voice Search
    8. Text Messaging (SMS)
      1. Receiving a Text Message
      2. Sending a Text Message
      3. Adding Pictures, Audio, and Video
      4. More Messaging Options
      5. Text Messaging Tricks
      6. Emoticons and Your Keyboard
    9. Google Talk
  6. 3. Phone Calls
    1. Placing a Phone Call
    2. Dialing a Call
      1. Choosing from the Recent List
      2. Choosing from Your Contacts
    3. Managing Contacts
      1. Adding a Contact
      2. Editing Contacts
      3. Working with Groups
      4. Fancy Tricks with Contacts
    4. Designating Favorites
    5. Setting Up Speed Dial
    6. Answering Calls
      1. Turning Off the Ring
      2. Ignoring the Call
    7. Conference Calling
    8. Visual Voicemail
      1. Setting Up Visual Voicemail
      2. Checking Your Visual Voicemail
      3. Managing Visual Voicemail
      4. Dialing for Messages
    9. Call Waiting
    10. Call Forwarding
    11. Caller ID
    12. Bluetooth Earpieces
      1. Pairing with a Bluetooth Earpiece
      2. Bluetooth Car Kits
  7. 4. Music
    1. Where to Get Music
    2. Using the Music App
    3. Choosing from the 3D Gallery
    4. Playing Music
    5. Creating Playlists
    6. More Music Options
      1. Press and Hold Options
    7. Using Your Droid 2 While Playing Music
    8. Playing Music and Media on Other Devices
  8. 5. Camera, Photos, and Video
    1. Opening the Gallery
      1. Viewing Pictures
      2. Photo Info and Slideshows
    2. Editing Photos, Sharing Photos, and More
    3. Working with Multiple Photos
    4. Videos in the Gallery
    5. Taking Still Photos
      1. What’s with All the Icons on the Top of the Screen?
    6. Customizing Your Photo Shooting
      1. Using the Best Picture Mode
    7. Photo Settings
    8. Taking Video
      1. Editing Videos
    9. YouTube
      1. Playing a Video
      2. Finding Videos
      3. Recording and Uploading Videos
  9. 6. Maps, Weather, and Other Droid 2 Apps
    1. Maps
      1. Browsing Google Maps
      2. Changing Your View
        1. Traffic
        2. Buzz and Latitude
        3. More Layers
      3. How the Droid 2 Finds Your Location
      4. Searching Maps
      5. Finding Businesses and Contacts
      6. Getting Directions
    2. Turn-by-Turn Navigation
    3. Street View
    4. Weather
      1. Setting Your Weather Options
    5. Reading News
      1. Using the News App
        1. Subscribing to news feeds
      2. Using the News Widget
    6. Calculator
  10. 7. Calendar
    1. Using the Calendar
      1. Calendar Views
      2. Adding Events to the Calendar
      3. Additional Appointment Options
      4. Getting Notifications About Who Has Accepted
      5. Editing, Rescheduling, and Deleting Events
        1. Adding multiple reminders
      6. Accepting an Invitation
    2. Geolocation and the Calendar
      1. Working with Multiple Calendars
    3. Google Calendar on the Web
      1. What happened to Google Tasks?
        1. What happened to Google Tasks?
    4. Synchronizing Your Calendar with Outlook
    5. Corporate Calendar and Microsoft Exchange
  11. 8. Getting Online: Wi-Fi, 3G, and Mobile Hotspots
    1. How the Droid 2 Gets Online
    2. Connecting via Wi-Fi
      1. Disconnecting and Reconnecting
      2. Connecting to For-Pay Wi-Fi Networks
      3. Connecting to an “Invisible” Network
      4. Managing Wi-Fi Networks
    3. Turning Your Droid 2 into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
      1. Changing Your Mobile Hotspot Settings
    4. Airplane Mode
  12. 9. The Web
    1. The Droid 2 Browser
    2. Basic Navigation and Managing Windows
    3. Navigating a Web Page
    4. Multiple Windows
    5. Web Pages Designed for Mobile Phones
    6. The Address Bar
      1. Typing an Address
    7. Bookmarks
      1. Adding a Bookmark
      2. Managing Bookmarks
    8. Most Visited and History Lists
      1. Editing and Managing the Most Visited List
      2. Editing and Managing the History List
    9. Tapping Links
      1. Other Nifty Things to Tap
    10. Saving Online Images
      1. Viewing Images and Downloaded Pages
    11. Finding Text, Copying Text, Getting Page Information, and More
    12. Browsing with Keyboard Shortcuts
    13. Getting the Facts with RSS
    14. Online Privacy and Security
      1. Pop-up Blocker
      2. Cookies
      3. Privacy Settings
    15. Using Other Browsers
  13. 10. Email, Gmail, Facebook, and the Universal Inbox
    1. Understanding Email on the Droid 2
    2. Setting Up Gmail
    3. Reading Mail in Gmail
      1. Handling Graphics in Gmail
      2. Attachments in Gmail
      3. Add the Sender to Your Contacts
    4. Replying and Forwarding in Gmail
    5. Understanding Gmail’s Organization
    6. Managing Incoming Mail in Gmail
      1. Managing Multiple Email Messages
    7. Writing Messages in Gmail
      1. Adding a Signature
    8. Working with Labels and Search
    9. Searching Gmail
      1. Advanced Gmail searching
        1. Advanced Gmail searching
    10. Setting Up Email Accounts
      1. POP3 and IMAP Accounts
    11. Reading Mail
    12. Handling Attachments and Pictures in Email
      1. Attachments in Email
      2. Adding the Sender to Your Contacts
    13. Managing Mail
    14. Creating and Sending Mail
      1. Adding a Signature
    15. The Universal Inbox
    16. Using Web-Based Mail Programs
    17. Facebook on the Droid 2
      1. Using the Facebook Widget
      2. Using the Facebook App
  14. 11. Downloading and Using Apps
    1. The Droid 2’s Free and Easy Approach to Apps
    2. Apps and Multitasking
    3. Where to Get Apps
    4. Using Market
      1. Browsing by Library Divisions and Categories
      2. Searching the Market for Apps
      3. Getting Info About an App
      4. Downloading and Installing Apps
    5. Downloading from the Web
    6. Downloading and Using a Bar Code Scanner
    7. Updating Apps
    8. Managing, Sharing, and Uninstalling Apps
    9. Putting an App on the Home Screen or Panes
    10. Troubleshooting Apps
    11. Five Great Apps
  15. 12. Syncing and Transferring Music, Videos, Pictures, and Other Files
    1. Connecting Your Droid 2 to Your Computer
    2. Transferring Files Using Your PC
    3. Transferring Files Using Your Mac
    4. Transferring Music, Videos, and Pictures from a PC Using Windows Media Player
    5. Transferring Music, Videos, and Pictures to Your PC
    6. Transferring Pictures to Your PC in Bulk
    7. Using the Droid 2 Files Application
    8. Checking Space on Your SD Card
  16. 13. Taking the Droid 2 to Work
    1. Setting Up Your Droid 2 with Your Company Account
    2. Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
    3. Using Google Docs
      1. Creating and Editing Google Docs Documents
    4. Microsoft Office
  17. 14. Controlling the Droid 2 with Your Voice
    1. Two Ways to Control the Droid 2 by Voice
    2. Using the Magic of Voice Actions
    3. What You Can Do with Voice Actions
      1. Editing Text Messages and Email with Voice Actions
    4. Using Voice Commands
    5. What Can You Control with Your Voice?
    6. Training the Droid 2 to Obey
    7. Setting Voice Commands Options
  18. 15. Settings
    1. Wireless & Networks
      1. Airplane Mode
      2. Wi-Fi
      3. Wi-Fi Settings
      4. Bluetooth
      5. Bluetooth Settings
      6. VPN Settings
      7. Mobile Networks
    2. Call Settings
    3. Sound
    4. Display
    5. Data Manager
    6. Backup Assistant
    7. Location & Security
    8. Accounts
      1. Email
      2. Gmail and Google
      3. Facebook
      4. Backup Assistant
      5. Add Account
    9. Applications
    10. Battery Manager
    11. Privacy
    12. SD Card & Phone Storage
    13. Search
    14. Language & Keyboard
    15. Voice Input & Output
      1. Voice Recognizer Settings
      2. Text to Speech Settings
    16. Accessibility
    17. Date & Time
    18. About Phone
  19. A. Setup and Signup
    1. Choosing a Plan
      1. Your Phone Number
      2. Making Account Changes on the Web
    2. Upgrading to the Newest Software
  20. B. Accessories
    1. Useful Accessories
    2. Places to Shop
  21. C. Troubleshooting and Maintenance
    1. Make Sure Your Software Is Up-to-Date
    2. Fixing a Frozen Phone
    3. Correcting Email Settings
      1. If Email Doesn’t Work at All
      2. If You Can’t Send Email
        1. Try using a different port
        2. Use Gmail’s outgoing mail server
    4. Troubleshooting the SD Card
    5. Resetting the Droid 2
    6. Warranty and Repair
    7. Finding Help
  22. Index
  23. About the Author
  24. Special Upgrade Offer
  25. Copyright