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Book description

Motorola Xoom is the first tablet to rival the iPad, and no wonder with all of the great features packed into this device. But learning how to use everything can be tricky—and Xoom doesn't come with a printed guide. That's where this Missing Manual comes in. Gadget expert Preston Gralla helps you master your Xoom with step-by-step instructions and clear explanations.

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 Xoom
    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. About the Screen
      1. Built-in Sensors
    3. Home Screen
    4. Notification Panel and Quick Settings
      1. Quick Settings
    5. The Three (and Sometimes Four) Soft Buttons
      1. Back Button
      2. Home Button
      3. Recent Apps
      4. The Mysterious Menu Buttons
    6. Searching
    7. Customizing the Home Screen and Panes
    8. Putting Widgets and App Shortcuts on the Home Screen
      1. Deleting and Moving Widgets and App Shortcuts
    9. Changing the Home Screen’s Wallpaper
    10. Controlling the Xoom with Your Fingers
      1. Tap
      2. Touch and Hold
      3. Drag
      4. Slide
      5. Flick
      6. Pinch and Spread
      7. Double-Tap
    11. Using the Keyboard
      1. Differences Between the Keyboards
      2. Moving the Insertion Point
      3. Copying and Pasting Text
      4. Accented and Special Characters
    12. Headphone Jack
    13. SD Card and 4G SIM Card
    14. Micro USB Port
    15. HDMI Port
    16. Charging Port and Cable
    17. Microphone
    18. Ringer Volume
    19. Cameras
    20. Speakers
  5. 2. Getting Online: Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, and Mobile
    1. How the Xoom 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. Setting Up and Managing Your Google Account
    4. Turning Your Xoom into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
      1. Setting up the Hotspot
      2. Changing Your Mobile Hotspot Settings
    5. Give your Computer an Internet Connection with USB and Bluetooth Tethering
      1. Give your Computer an Internet Connection with Bluetooth Tethering
  6. 3. Navigating the Web
    1. The Xoom’s Browser
    2. Navigating a Web Page
    3. Using and Managing Tabs
    4. Web Pages Designed for Mobile Devices
      1. A Few Words about Flash
    5. The Address Bar
      1. Playing Peekaboo with the Address Bar
    6. Bookmarks
      1. Adding a Bookmark
      2. Managing Bookmarks
    7. Syncing the Xoom’s Bookmarks with Your Computer’s
    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
      2. Reading PDF Files
    11. Copying Text, Finding Text, Getting Page Information, and More
    12. Online Privacy and Security
      1. Incognito Tab
      2. Pop-up Blocker
      3. Cookies
      4. Privacy Settings
  7. 4. Downloading and Using Apps
    1. Android’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
        1. Installing free apps
        2. Installing for-pay apps
    5. Downloading Using Market on the Web
    6. Downloading from the Web
    7. Downloading and Using a Bar Code Scanner
    8. Updating Apps
    9. Managing, Sharing, and Uninstalling Apps
    10. Putting an App on the Home Screen or Panes
    11. Troubleshooting Apps
  8. 5. Ten Great Android Apps
    1. Games
      1. Angry Birds
      2. AirAttack HD
    2. Productivity
      1. SugarSync
      2. LogMeIn Ignition
      3. ASTRO File Manager
    3. Music and Pictures
      1. Pandora
      2. Shazam
      3. Retro Camera
    4. Information
      1. Google Body
      2. Google Goggles
  9. 6. Contacts, Chat, and Video Chat
    1. How You Chat
    2. Starting Google Talk
    3. Starting a Chat Session
    4. Responding to a Chat Invitation
    5. How to Chat
      1. Text Chat
      2. More Chat Options
    6. Video Chat
      1. Are you Ready for Your Closeup?
      2. Using Video Chat Options
    7. Audio Chat
    8. Managing Google Talk
    9. Searching Google Talk
    10. Other Chat Apps
    11. Contacts
    12. Managing Contacts
      1. Adding a Contact
      2. Working with Groups
      3. Fancy Tricks with Contacts
  10. 7. Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Apps
    1. How Do I Get Social?
    2. Using Facebook
      1. Adding Friends
      2. Viewing your Friends’ Walls, Info, and More
      3. Uploading Photos
      4. Facebook Notifications
      5. Add a Facebook Widget
    3. Twitter
      1. Taking Action on Tweets
      2. A List of Lists
      3. Changing Twitter Settings
      4. Editing Your Twitter Profile
      5. Twitter Notifications
      6. Twitter and Your Contacts
    4. Other Social Networking Apps
  11. 8. Maps and Navigation
    1. Using Google Maps
      1. Browsing Google Maps
      2. Getting More Information
      3. Using Places to Find Businesses and Contacts
      4. Getting Directions
      5. Using Layers
        1. Traffic
        2. Buzz and Latitude
        3. More layers
    2. How Your Xoom Finds Your Location
    3. Searching Maps
    4. Street View
    5. Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  12. 9. Books and Magazines
    1. Using Google Books
      1. Finding, Downloading, and Paying for Books
        1. Sharing a book
      2. Browsing and Managing Your Books
        1. Managing your books
      3. Reading Your Books
      4. Google Books on the Web and Other Android Devices
    2. Using the Kindle App
      1. Finding and Buying Books on the Kindle App
      2. More Kindle Options
    3. Magazines and Newspapers
      1. Using Pulse
        1. Edit your pulse feeds
  13. 10. Music
    1. Transferring Files from Your PC and Mac to Your Xoom
      1. Transferring Files from Your PC
      2. Transferring Files Using Your Mac
      3. Beware of Windows Media Files that Your Tablet Won’t Play
    2. Playing Music
      1. Using the Music App
      2. Playing Music
      3. Album View
      4. Creating Playlists
      5. Using Your Xoom While Playing Music
    3. Playing Music and Media on Other Devices
  14. 11. Camera, Photos, and Video
    1. Opening the Gallery
      1. What Do Those Album Icons in the Gallery Mean?
      2. Browsing an Album
      3. Viewing Pictures
      4. Photo Info, Slideshows, and More
    2. Working with Multiple Photos
    3. Handy Options in the Gallery
    4. Sharing Photos with Picasa
      1. Using Picasa on the Web with Your Xoom
      2. Turning Off Picasa Sync
    5. Videos in the Gallery
    6. Taking Still Photos
    7. Taking Video
    8. YouTube
      1. Playing a Video
      2. Finding Videos
      3. Recording and Uploading Videos
  15. 12. Gmail and Email
    1. Understanding Email on Your Tablet
    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. More Message Tricks
    4. Replying and Forwarding in Gmail
    5. Understanding Gmail’s Organization
    6. Managing Incoming Mail in Gmail
      1. Managing Multiple Email Messages
      2. Changing Sync Settings
    7. Writing Messages in Gmail
      1. Adding a Signature
    8. Working with Labels and Search
    9. Searching Gmail
      1. Advanced Gmail Searching
    10. Gmail Settings
    11. Add a Gmail Widget
    12. Setting Up Email Accounts
      1. POP3 and IMAP Accounts
    13. Reading Mail
    14. Handling Attachments and Pictures in Email
      1. Adding the Sender to Your Contacts
    15. Managing, Creating, and Sending Mail
    16. Account Settings
      1. Changing Sync Settings
    17. Add an Email Widget
    18. Using Web-Based Mail Programs
  16. 13. Calendar
    1. Using the Calendar
      1. Navigating the Calendar
      2. Calendar Views
      3. Adding Events to the Calendar
      4. Getting Notifications About Who Has Accepted
      5. Editing, Rescheduling, and Deleting Events
        1. Adding multiple reminders
      6. Accepting an Invitation
      7. Searching the Calendar
    2. Geolocation and the Calendar
      1. Working with Multiple Calendars
      2. Setting the Calendar Options
    3. Creating and Using a Calendar Widget
    4. Google Calendar on the Web
      1. What Happened to Google Tasks?
    5. Synchronizing Your Calendar with Outlook
    6. Corporate Calendar and Microsoft Exchange
  17. 14. Getting Work Done with Your Xoom
    1. Setting Up Your Xoom with Your Company Account
    2. Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
    3. Using Google Docs
      1. Creating and Editing Google Docs Documents
      2. Google Docs
      3. Gdocs
    4. Microsoft Office
  18. 15. Controlling Your Xoom with Your Voice
    1. Using the Magic of Voice Actions
    2. What You Can Do with Voice Actions
      1. Using Voice Actions
      2. Sending Email with Voice Actions
    3. How Voice Actions Is Different on a Xoom than on a Phone
    4. Blocking Offensive Words
    5. Send a Voice Recording
    6. Training Your Xoom to Obey
  19. 16. Settings
    1. Wireless & Networks
      1. Airplane Mode
      2. Wi-Fi
      3. Wi-Fi Settings
      4. Bluetooth
      5. Bluetooth Settings
    2. Sound
    3. Screen
    4. Location & Security
    5. Applications
    6. Accounts & Sync
      1. Email
      2. Gmail and Google
      3. Add Account
    7. Privacy
    8. Storage
    9. Language & Input
    10. Accessibility
    11. Date & Time
    12. About Tablet
  20. A. Setup, Signup, and Accessories
    1. Accessories
    2. Places to Shop
  21. B. Troubleshooting and Maintenance
    1. Make Sure Your Software Is Up to Date
    2. Fixing a Frozen Xoom
    3. Resetting Your Xoom
    4. 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
    5. Encrypting Your Xoom
    6. Upgrading Your Xoom to 4G
    7. Warranty and Repair
    8. Finding Help
  22. Index
  23. About the Author
  24. Special Upgrade Offer
  25. Copyright