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Droids Made Simple: For the Droid, Droid X, Droid 2, and Droid 2 Global

Book Description

If you have a Droid series smartphone—Droid, Droid X, Droid 2, or Droid 2 Global—and are eager to get the most out of your device, Droids Made Simple is perfect for you. Authors Martin Trautschold, Gary Mazo and Marziah Karch guide you through all of the features, tips, and tricks using their proven combination of clear instructions and detailed visuals.

With hundreds of annotated screenshots and step-by-step directions, Droids Made Simple will transform you into a Droid expert, improving your productivity, and most importantly, helping you take advantage of all of the cool features that come with these powerful smartphones.

What you'll learn

  • Sync all your music, playlists, pictures, videos, and podcasts from your computer

  • Select and download fun and useful free apps from the Android Market with our Droid App Guide

  • Find your way with turn-by-turn directions and Google Maps

  • Take the best photos and videos and have fun adding zany effects

  • Get productive by editing Microsoft Office documents

  • Manage your busy life—email, calendar, contacts and more

  • Use your Droid for all your messaging needs, including social networking and Skype

  • Use your Droid as a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who currently owns or would like to purchase a Droid, Droid X, Droid 2, or Droid 2 Global smartphone.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Authors
  3. About the Technical Reviewer
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. I. Quick Start Guide
    1. Getting Around Quickly
      1. Learning Your Way Around
        1. Keys, Buttons, and Switches
        2. The Launcher Icon
        3. The Four Buttons Along the Bottom
        4. Short Tap and Long Press
        5. Adding, Removing, and Moving Widgets and Icons
        6. Switching Apps (aka Multitasking)
        7. Starting and Exiting an App
        8. Menus, Submenus, and Checkboxes
        9. Reading the Top Status Bar
          1. Seeing More Detailed Status Messages
          2. Understanding the Data Connectivity Symbols
      2. Flying on an Airplane – Airplane Mode
      3. Touch Screen Basics
        1. Touch Screen Gestures
      4. Tapping and Swiping or Flicking
      5. Swiping
        1. Scrolling
        2. Double-Tapping
        3. Pinching
      6. App Reference Tables
        1. Getting Started
        2. Stay Connected and Organized
        3. Entertaining Yourself
        4. Staying Informed
        5. Networking Socially
        6. Being Productive
  6. II. Introduction
    1. Introduction
      1. Congratulations on Your New DROID!
      2. Getting the Most out of Droids Made Simple
        1. Referring to your DROID
        2. How This Book Is Organized
          1. Day in the Life of a DROID User
          2. Part I: Quick Start Guide
          3. Part II: Introduction
          4. Part III: You and Your DROID
          5. Part IV: DROID Media Sync
          6. Appendix A: DROID App Guide
        3. Quickly Locating Tips, Cautions, and Notes
        4. Free DROID Email Tips
  7. III. You and Your DROID. . .
    1. 1. Getting Started
      1. 1.1. Getting to Know Your DROID
        1. 1.1.1. What Is Included in the Box
          1. 1.1.1.1. The USB Cable
          2. 1.1.1.2. The Wall Plug Adapter
        2. 1.1.2. Power and Lock Button
        3. 1.1.3. Volume Buttons
        4. 1.1.4. Slide to Unlock
        5. 1.1.5. Slide to Mute
        6. 1.1.6. Using the Four Buttons Along the Bottom
        7. 1.1.7. Slide-out Keyboard (for DROID and DROID 2)
        8. 1.1.8. Dedicated Camera Button
        9. 1.1.9. Inserting a Memory Card and Removing the Battery
        10. 1.1.10. Adjusting the Date, Time, Time Zone, and 24-Hour Format
        11. 1.1.11. Adjusting the DROID's Brightness
        12. 1.1.12. Charging Your DROID and Battery Life Tips
          1. 1.1.12.1. Charging From the Wall Outlet
          2. 1.1.12.2. Charging from Your Computer
          3. 1.1.12.3. Stopping the Verizon VCAST Video Auto-play (Windows PC)
          4. 1.1.12.4. What Drains the Battery the Fastest?
          5. 1.1.12.5. The Power Control Widget
          6. 1.1.12.6. Getting More Out of Each Charge
            1. 1.1.12.6.1. Long-Term Battery Life
          7. 1.1.12.7. Using the Battery Manager
            1. 1.1.12.7.1. Finding More Places to Charge Your Droid
      2. 1.2. Setting up Accounts on Your DROID
        1. 1.2.1. Setting up Your Google Account
        2. 1.2.2. Using Other Google Services
        3. 1.2.3. Setting up More Types of Accounts
        4. 1.2.4. Finding Your Email
      3. 1.3. Securing Your DROID
        1. 1.3.1. Setting a Screen Lock
        2. 1.3.2. Locking Your DROID
        3. 1.3.3. Unlocking Your DROID
      4. 1.4. Maintaining Your DROID
        1. 1.4.1. Cleaning Your DROID Screen
        2. 1.4.2. Cases and Protective Covers for Your DROID
        3. 1.4.3. Where to Buy Your Covers
        4. 1.4.4. What to Buy
          1. 1.4.4.1. Rubber / Silicone / Decorative Cases ($10–30)
          2. 1.4.4.2. Waterproof Cases ($10–40)
          3. 1.4.4.3. Hard Plastic / Metal Case ($20–40)
          4. 1.4.4.4. Leather or Special Cases ($50–100+)
          5. 1.4.4.5. Front Screen Glass Protectors ($5–40)
      5. 1.5. Saving Money on Phone Plans
        1. 1.5.1. Data Packages
        2. 1.5.2. Text, Picture, and Video Messaging Plans
        3. 1.5.3. Equipment Insurance Plans
        4. 1.5.4. Mobile Wi-Fi Hot Spot
        5. 1.5.5. Enhanced Voicemail Plans
        6. 1.5.6. International Plans
    2. 2. Typing, Voice, Copy, and Search
      1. 2.1. Typing on Your DROID
        1. 2.1.1. Two Ways to Type: Multi-touch and Swype
          1. 2.1.1.1. Quickly Switch Between Multi-touch and Swype
          2. 2.1.1.2. Multi-touch Typing
            1. 2.1.1.2.1. Various Multi-Touch Keyboards
            2. 2.1.1.2.2. Accessing Settings and Switching Typing Modes from Multi-touch
          3. 2.1.1.3. Swype Typing (DROID 2 and DROID X only)
          4. 2.1.1.4. Swype Help and the Built-in Swype Tutorial
          5. 2.1.1.5. Word Choice Window
            1. 2.1.1.5.1. Various Swype Keyboard Layouts
            2. 2.1.1.5.2. Getting to Keyboard Options from the Swype Keyboard
            3. 2.1.1.5.3. Swype Tips and Tricks
        2. 2.1.2. The Device Keyboard (DROID 2 and Similar)
          1. 2.1.2.1. Device Keyboard Options
        3. 2.1.3. Dictating Your Text
        4. 2.1.4. Quickly Delete a Word at a Time
        5. 2.1.5. Typing on the Screen With Two Thumbs
        6. 2.1.6. Moving the Cursor Around the Screen
          1. 2.1.6.1. Tapping to Move the Cursor
          2. 2.1.6.2. Sliding to Exactly Position the Cursor
          3. 2.1.6.3. Keyboard Vibration and Sounds
        7. 2.1.7. Saving Time With Suggested Words
      2. 2.2. Using the Spell Checker
        1. 2.2.1. Adding Words to the Custom User Dictionary
        2. 2.2.2. Editing or Deleting Words From the User Dictionary
        3. 2.2.3. Clearing Out the User Dictionary
      3. 2.3. Accessibility Options
        1. 2.3.1. Accessibility – Voice Readouts (Reads the Screen)
        2. 2.3.2. Using Zoom Mode to Magnify a Portion of the Screen
        3. 2.3.3. Double Tap the Home Button Options
        4. 2.3.4. Pressing and Holding to Type Symbols (and More)
      4. 2.4. Toggling Caps Lock
      5. 2.5. Quickly Changing a Word
      6. 2.6. Quickly Change Text
      7. 2.7. Changing the Language and Keyboard Options
      8. 2.8. Voice Command
        1. 2.8.1. Texting by Voice
      9. 2.9. Using Copy-and-Paste
        1. 2.9.1. Selecting Text
        2. 2.9.2. Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Text
        3. 2.9.3. Jumping Between Apps or Multitasking
      10. 2.10. Finding Things with Google Search
        1. 2.10.1. Modifying Your Search
        2. 2.10.2. Performing the Search
        3. 2.10.3. Performing a Voice Search
        4. 2.10.4. Adding the Google Search Widget to Your Home Screen
    3. 3. Sync Your DROID With Your Google Account
      1. 3.1. Activating Your Phone
      2. 3.2. Activating Your Google Account
      3. 3.3. The Wonders of the Cloud
        1. 3.3.1. More Reasons You Need a Google Account
      4. 3.4. What to Do When your Calendar and Contacts are Not Already in Google
        1. 3.4.1. Getting Information from Your Old Phone
      5. 3.5. One-time Import of Contact Information from Outlook or the Apple Address Book
        1. 3.5.1. Fine Tuning Your DROID Sync
    4. 4. Other Sync Methods
      1. 4.1. Backing up Your Outlook Data
      2. 4.2. Google Calendar Sync for Outlook (Windows PC)
        1. 4.2.1. Supported Software (What You Need)
        2. 4.2.2. Before You Install
        3. 4.2.3. Downloading and Installing
        4. 4.2.4. Setting Up the Software
        5. 4.2.5. Troubleshooting Google Calendar Sync
      3. 4.3. Missing Sync for Android
        1. 4.3.1. Reviews of the Missing Sync for Android
        2. 4.3.2. Supported Software (What You Need)
        3. 4.3.3. Before You Install
        4. 4.3.4. Downloading and Installing PC or Mac Software
        5. 4.3.5. Installing and Setting Up the DROID Software
        6. 4.3.6. Troubleshooting Missing Sync
      4. 4.4. CompanionLink for Android
        1. 4.4.1. Reviews of CompanionLink and DejaOffice App
        2. 4.4.2. Supported Software (What You Need)
        3. 4.4.3. Before You Install
        4. 4.4.4. Google Calendar First Time User
        5. 4.4.5. Downloading and Installing the PC Software
        6. 4.4.6. Installing and Setting Up the DROID Software (Only Required for USB Sync or CL Hosted Server options)
        7. 4.4.7. Troubleshooting CompanionLink
    5. 5. Wi-Fi and 3G Connectivity
      1. 5.1. Understanding Your Connection
        1. 5.1.1. 3G and 4G
        2. 5.1.2. Wi-Fi
        3. 5.1.3. Wi-Fi Security
        4. 5.1.4. Bluetooth
        5. 5.1.5. GPS
      2. 5.2. Creating a Wi-Fi Hotspot with Your DROID
      3. 5.3. Troubleshooting Connections
        1. 5.3.1. Roaming
        2. 5.3.2. Managing Power
        3. 5.3.3. Managing Syncing
        4. 5.3.4. Airplane Mode
      4. 5.4. VPN
        1. 5.4.1. VNC
        2. 5.4.2. Android's Web Browser
    6. 6. Organize Your Home Screen: Icons and Widgets
      1. 6.1. Home Screen, Sweet Home Screen
      2. 6.2. The App Tray
        1. 6.2.1. Adding App Icons to Your Home Screen
      3. 6.3. Adding Bookmarks to Your Home Screen
      4. 6.4. Adding Shortcuts
      5. 6.5. Adding Folders
      6. 6.6. Widgets
        1. 6.6.1. Android Widget Size
      7. 6.7. Motorola Widgets
        1. 6.7.1. Adding and Resizing Motorola Widgets
      8. 6.8. Removing Unwanted Items from the Home Screen
      9. 6.9. Wallpaper
        1. 6.9.1. Live Wallpapers
        2. 6.9.2. Media Gallery
    7. 7. Making Phone Calls
      1. 7.1. Getting Started with the Phone (Dialer)
        1. 7.1.1. Finding Your DROID Phone Number
        2. 7.1.2. Muting the Phone Ringer - Slide for Mute
        3. 7.1.3. Examining Different Phone Views
        4. 7.1.4. Using the Dialer Keypad
        5. 7.1.5. Muting Yourself on a Call
        6. 7.1.6. Dialing Digits While on a Call
        7. 7.1.7. Using the Speaker Phone
        8. 7.1.8. Talking Hands-free with a Bluetooth Headset or Bluetooth Car Stereo
        9. 7.1.9. Opening Other Apps While on a Call
        10. 7.1.10. Getting Back to the Phone From Any App
      2. 7.2. Using Speed Dial on Your DROID (DROID 2 and DROID X only)
        1. 7.2.1. Adding Speed Dial Numbers
        2. 7.2.2. Using Speed Dial
      3. 7.3. Using the Recent View (Call Logs)
        1. 7.3.1.
          1. 7.3.1.1. Placing a Call from the Recent View
          2. 7.3.1.2. Viewing Contact Details from the Recent View
          3. 7.3.1.3. Adding a Number to Your Contacts List
          4. 7.3.1.4. Sending a Text Message to a Recent Caller
          5. 7.3.1.5. Assigning a Recent Caller a Speed Dial Number (DROID 2 and DROID X only)
          6. 7.3.1.6. Tapping the Contact Icon to Access Other Features
          7. 7.3.1.7. Tapping the Question Mark Icon to Add, Call, or Text a Recent Caller
          8. 7.3.1.8. Clearing Out or Erasing Your Recent List
        2. 7.3.2. Placing Calls From Contacts
        3. 7.3.3. Using Favorites
          1. 7.3.3.1. Adding New Favorites
          2. 7.3.3.2. Calling a Favorite
      4. 7.4. Voice Dialing
        1. 7.4.1. Voice Command
          1. 7.4.1.1. Quickly Checking Missed Calls
      5. 7.5. Conference Calling
      6. 7.6. Accessing Voicemail
        1. 7.6.1. Setting up Basic Voicemail
          1. 7.6.1.1. Getting Your DROID to Enter Your Voicemail Password
        2. 7.6.2. Visual Voicemail
          1. 7.6.2.1. Unsubscribing from Visual Voicemail
          2. 7.6.2.2. Deleting All Visual Voicemails at Once
          3. 7.6.2.3. Archiving or Deleting Multiple Messages
          4. 7.6.2.4. Changing Your Voicemail Ringtone and Vibration
      7. 7.7. Using Google Voice
        1. 7.7.1. Installing the Google Voice App
          1. 7.7.1.1. Setting Up Google Voice
        2. 7.7.2. Placing Calls With Google Voice
        3. 7.7.3. Retrieving Google Voice Voicemails
      8. 7.8. Customizing Phone Options and Settings
      9. 7.9. Sounds, Ring Tones, and Vibration
        1. 7.9.1.
          1. 7.9.1.1. Using Your Own Music As Your Ringtone
        2. 7.9.2. Using Custom Ringtones and Alerts
          1. 7.9.2.1. Selecting New Phone Ringtones and Notification Ringtones
        3. 7.9.3. Copying Custom Ringtones and Alerts to Your DROID
        4. 7.9.4. Selecting a New Ringtone for Text Messaging
        5. 7.9.5. Assigning Custom Ringtones to Contacts
      10. 7.10. Purchasing a Ringtone from the Amazon MP3
        1. 7.10.1. Buy Ringtones from the Android Market
    8. 8. Bluetooth on Your DROID
      1. 8.1. Understanding Bluetooth
        1. 8.1.1. Turning On Bluetooth
      2. 8.2. Pairing with a Bluetooth Device
        1. 8.2.1. Pairing with a Headset or Any Bluetooth Device
        2. 8.2.2. Using the Bluetooth Headset
      3. 8.3. Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP)
        1. 8.3.1. Connecting to a Stereo Bluetooth Device
      4. 8.4. Disconnecting a Bluetooth Device
    9. 9. Email on Your DROID
      1. 9.1. Getting to Know Gmail
      2. 9.2. Understanding Gmail Mobile
        1. 9.2.1. Inbox and Archive
        2. 9.2.2. Priority Inbox
        3. 9.2.3. Labels
          1. 9.2.3.1. Creating and Deleting Labels
        4. 9.2.4. Automatic Filters
        5. 9.2.5. The Settings Menu
          1. 9.2.5.1. General Settings
          2. 9.2.5.2. Accounts
          3. 9.2.5.3. Forwarding and POP/IMAP
          4. 9.2.5.4. Labs, Themes, Offline
        6. 9.2.6. Web Version From Your Phone
        7. 9.2.7. Sending and Replying to Email
        8. 9.2.8. Search
        9. 9.2.9. Custom Signatures
        10. 9.2.10. Notifications
        11. 9.2.11. Labels
        12. 9.2.12. Confirm Delete
      3. 9.3. Talk and Other Missing Gmail Features
        1. 9.3.1. Google Task List
        2. 9.3.2. Buzz
      4. 9.4. Multiple Gmail Accounts
        1. 9.4.1. Switching Between Accounts
        2. 9.4.2. Deleting Accounts
      5. 9.5. The Email App
        1. 9.5.1. Exchange Accounts on Android
        2. 9.5.2. Turning Off Ringtones in the Email App
      6. 9.6. Outlook Web Access
      7. 9.7. Corporate Sync Accounts
      8. 9.8. Universal Inbox
      9. 9.9. Reading Attachments
      10. 9.10. Third-Party Apps
    10. 10. SMS, MMS, and Instant Messaging
      1. 10.1. SMS Text Messaging on your DROID
        1. 10.1.1. Composing SMS Text Messages
        2. 10.1.2. Composing an SMS Message from the Messaging App
        3. 10.1.3. Options After Sending a Text
        4. 10.1.4. Composing an SMS Message from Contacts
        5. 10.1.5. Replying to a Text Message
        6. 10.1.6. Viewing Stored Messages
        7. 10.1.7. Messaging Notification Options
      2. 10.2. Multimedia Messaging
        1. 10.2.1. The Messaging App
        2. 10.2.2. Choosing a Picture from Your Gallery to Send via MMS
        3. 10.2.3. Sending Multiple Pictures
      3. 10.3. Instant Messaging on Your DROID
        1. 10.3.1. Google Talk
          1. 10.3.1.1. Using Google Talk
        2. 10.3.2. AIM and Other Instant Messaging Apps
          1. 10.3.2.1. Using AIM
    11. 11. Surfing the Web
      1. 11.1. Web Browsing on the DROID
        1. 11.1.1. An Internet Connection Is Required
        2. 11.1.2. Launching the Web Browser
        3. 11.1.3. Layout of Web Browser Screen
        4. 11.1.4. Typing a Web Address
        5. 11.1.5. Moving Backward or Forward Through Open Web Pages
        6. 11.1.6. Using the Windows Menu Command
        7. 11.1.7. Zooming In and Out in Web Pages
          1. 11.1.7.1. Double-tapping
          2. 11.1.7.2. Pinching
        8. 11.1.8. Activating Links from Web Pages
      2. 11.2. Working with Browser Bookmarks
        1. 11.2.1. Adding a New Bookmark
        2. 11.2.2. Using Bookmarks and History
        3. 11.2.3. Managing Your Bookmarks
      3. 11.3. Browser Tips and Tricks
        1. 11.3.1. Finding Something on a Web Page
        2. 11.3.2. Emailing a Web Page
        3. 11.3.3. Printing a Web Page
        4. 11.3.4. Watching Videos in Browser
        5. 11.3.5. Saving or Copying Text and Graphics
        6. 11.3.6. Remember Form Data and Passwords
          1. 11.3.6.1. For Usernames and Passwords
        7. 11.3.7. Adding a Web Page Icon to Your Home Screen
      4. 11.4. Adjusting the Browser Settings
        1. 11.4.1. Adjusting Security Settings
        2. 11.4.2. Speeding Up Your Browser by Clearing History and Cookies
        3. 11.4.3. Remembering Form Data
    12. 12. Working with Contacts
      1. 12.1. Loading Your Contacts onto the DROID
      2. 12.2. When Is Your Contact List Most Useful?
        1. 12.2.1. Two Simple Rules to Improve Your Contact List
      3. 12.3. Adding a New Contact Right on Your DROID
        1. 12.3.1. Start the Contacts App
        2. 12.3.2. Adding a New Phone Number
        3. 12.3.3. Adding an Email Address and Web Site
        4. 12.3.4. Adding the Address
      4. 12.4. Adding a Photo to Contacts
      5. 12.5. Searching Your Contacts
        1. 12.5.1. Quickly Jump to a Letter by Scrolling and Sliding on the Contact Card
        2. 12.5.2. Search by Flicking
      6. 12.6. Adding Contacts from Email Messages
        1. 12.6.1.
          1. 12.6.1.1. Linking Contacts to Another App
      7. 12.7. Sending a Picture to a Contact
      8. 12.8. Sending an Email Message from Contacts
      9. 12.9. Showing Your Contacts Addresses on the Map
      10. 12.10. Contact History and Social Networking Screens
      11. 12.11. Contacts Troubleshooting
    13. 13. Managing Your Calendar
      1. 13.1. Managing Your Busy Life on Your DROID
        1. 13.1.1. Accessing Your Calendar
        2. 13.1.2. Viewing Your Schedule and Getting Around
        3. 13.1.3. Switching Between the Four Calendar Views
      2. 13.2. Adding New Calendar Events
        1. 13.2.1. Adding a New Appointment
        2. 13.2.2. Setting Calendar Reminders
        3. 13.2.3. Creating Additional Alerts
        4. 13.2.4. Adding Recurring Events
        5. 13.2.5. Choosing Which Calendar to Sync
      3. 13.3. Editing Appointments
        1. 13.3.1. Editing a Repeating Event
        2. 13.3.2. Switching an Event to a Different Calendar
        3. 13.3.3. Deleting an Event
        4. 13.3.4. Accepting Meeting Invitations
      4. 13.4. Calendar Settings
    14. 14. Enjoying Your Music
      1. 14.1. Your DROID as a Music Player
      2. 14.2. Buying Music from the Amazon MP3 App
        1. 14.2.1.
          1. 14.2.1.1. Viewing and Playing Downloaded Songs and Albums
          2. 14.2.1.2. Enter an Amazon Gift Code, Log Out and Adjust Settings
      3. 14.3. The Music App
      4. 14.4. Changing the View in the Music App
        1. 14.4.1. The Artists View
        2. 14.4.2. The Albums View
        3. 14.4.3. The Songs View
        4. 14.4.4. Creating Playlists on the DROID
        5. 14.4.5. Searching for Music
      5. 14.5. Viewing Songs in an Album
      6. 14.6. Playing Your Music
        1. 14.6.1. Pausing and Playing
        2. 14.6.2. Playing the Previous or Next Song
        3. 14.6.3. Adjusting the Volume
        4. 14.6.4. Repeating, Shuffling, and Moving Around in a Song
        5. 14.6.5. Moving to Another Part of a Song
        6. 14.6.6. Repeating One Song or All Songs
        7. 14.6.7. Shuffling Your Playlist
        8. 14.6.8. Now Playing
        9. 14.6.9. Viewing Other Songs on the Album
      7. 14.7. Exploring Your Music Options
      8. 14.8. Listening to Free Internet Radio (Pandora)
        1. 14.8.1. Getting Started with Pandora
        2. 14.8.2. Pandora's Main Screen
        3. 14.8.3. Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down in Pandora
        4. 14.8.4. Pandora's Menu
        5. 14.8.5. Creating a New Station in Pandora
        6. 14.8.6. Adjusting Pandora's Settings – Your Account, Upgrading, and More
    15. 15. Viewing Videos, TV Shows, and More
      1. 15.1. Your DROID as a Video Player
        1. 15.1.1. Loading Videos onto Your DROID
        2. 15.1.2. Watching Videos on the DROID
        3. 15.1.3. Video Categories
      2. 15.2. Playing a Movie
        1. 15.2.1. To Pause or Access Controls
        2. 15.2.2. Fast-Forward or Rewind the Video
        3. 15.2.3. Using the Time Slider Bar
        4. 15.2.4. Other Video Players
      3. 15.3. Deleting Videos
      4. 15.4. Using YouTube on your DROID
        1. 15.4.1. Searching for Videos
        2. 15.4.2. Using the Bottom Icons
        3. 15.4.3. Playing Videos
        4. 15.4.4. Adjusting the DROID's Video Controls
        5. 15.4.5. Clearing Your History
        6. 15.4.6. Using Netflix and Hulu on the DROID
    16. 16. New Media: Reading Newspapers, Magazines, and E-books
      1. 16.1. Newspapers on the DROID
        1. 16.1.1. Popular Choices: The New York Times and USA Today
        2. 16.1.2. The New York Times App
        3. 16.1.3. USA Today App
        4. 16.1.4. Moving Through and Enjoying Content
        5. 16.1.5. Adjusting Font Sizes and Sharing, E-mailing, or Saving an Article
      2. 16.2. News Widgets
      3. 16.3. Magazines on Android
      4. 16.4. Comic Books on Your DROID
      5. 16.5. The DROID as a PDF Reader
      6. 16.6. E-Books
        1. 16.6.1. Proprietary Readers
        2. 16.6.2. Kindle Reader
        3. 16.6.3. Nook
        4. 16.6.4. Open E-Readers
        5. 16.6.5. Kobo
        6. 16.6.6. Aldiko
        7. 16.6.7. Libris
      7. 16.7. Reading E-Books
    17. 17. The Android Market
      1. 17.1. Using QR Codes
      2. 17.2. Browsing the Android Market
        1. 17.2.1. Navigating by Category
      3. 17.3. Paying for Apps
      4. 17.4. Downloading Apps
      5. 17.5. Installing Apps
      6. 17.6. Uninstalling Apps
      7. 17.7. Updating Apps
        1. 17.7.1. Rating and Commenting
      8. 17.8. Installing Apps Outside the Android Market
      9. 17.9. Ten Apps to Install Right Now
        1. 17.9.1. ShopSavvy
        2. 17.9.2. Lookout Mobile
        3. 17.9.3. Mint.com
        4. 17.9.4. Cooking Capsules Taster
        5. 17.9.5. Evernote
        6. 17.9.6. Pandora
        7. 17.9.7. New York Times
        8. 17.9.8. Google Voice
        9. 17.9.9. WikiMobile Encyclopedia (Bonfire)
        10. 17.9.10. Yelp
    18. 18. Taking Photos and Videos
      1. 18.1. Understanding Your Camera
        1. 18.1.1. Megapixels and Image Size
        2. 18.1.2. Focus
        3. 18.1.3. Zoom
      2. 18.2. Taking a Picture
        1. 18.2.1. Flash Modes
        2. 18.2.2. Reviewing and Sharing
        3. 18.2.3. Share
        4. 18.2.4. Set As
        5. 18.2.5. Quick Upload
      3. 18.3. The Camera Roll
      4. 18.4. Scenes
        1. 18.4.1. Creating a Panorama
      5. 18.5. Camera Settings
        1. 18.5.1.
          1. 18.5.1.1. Picture Resolution
          2. 18.5.1.2. Video Resolution
          3. 18.5.1.3. Quick Upload Album
          4. 18.5.1.4. Review Time
          5. 18.5.1.5. Face Detection
          6. 18.5.1.6. ISO Equivalent Sensitivity
          7. 18.5.1.7. Exposure
          8. 18.5.1.8. Shutter Animation
        2. 18.5.2. Effects
        3. 18.5.3. Tags
      6. 18.6. Shooting Video
        1. 18.6.1. Scenes and Effects
        2. 18.6.2. Flash and Video
      7. 18.7. Video Modes
      8. 18.8. Sharing Videos
      9. 18.9. The Gallery
      10. 18.10. Using Picasa
      11. 18.11. Using Photos As Wallpaper and Widgets
      12. 18.12. Using Photos for Contact Icons
      13. 18.13. Copying Photos to Your Computer
      14. 18.14. Editing Photos
        1. 18.14.1. Photoshop Mobile
        2. 18.14.2. PicSay
        3. 18.14.3. Other Photo Apps
      15. 18.15. Printing
    19. 19. Finding Your Way With Maps
      1. 19.1. Understanding Google Maps
        1. 19.1.1. Driving Directions
      2. 19.2. Map Layers
        1. 19.2.1. Traffic
        2. 19.2.2. Satellite
        3. 19.2.3. Buzz
        4. 19.2.4. Google Labs Layers
      3. 19.3. Location Sharing With Latitude
      4. 19.4. Google Place Pages
        1. 19.4.1. Google Places
        2. 19.4.2. Starring Locations
        3. 19.4.3. Google Street View
      5. 19.5. Using Your Phone for GPS Navigation
        1. 19.5.1. CarDock
          1. 19.5.1.1. Adding a Favorite App
      6. 19.6. Email and Text Directions
      7. 19.7. Making Your Own Maps
      8. 19.8. Location-Based Social Media and Games
        1. 19.8.1. Foursquare
        2. 19.8.2. Gowalla
    20. 20. Social Media and Skype
      1. 20.1. Motorola Widgets
      2. 20.2. Twitter and Microblogs
        1. 20.2.1. The Mechanics and Culture of Twitter
          1. 20.2.1.1. Retweets
          2. 20.2.1.2. Hashtags
          3. 20.2.1.3. URL Shorteners
          4. 20.2.1.4. TwitPic
          5. 20.2.1.5. Direct Messages
        2. 20.2.2. Finding Twitter Apps
        3. 20.2.3. Yammer
        4. 20.2.4. Other Microblogs
      3. 20.3. Social Bookmarking
      4. 20.4. Facebook
        1. 20.4.1. Creating Fan Pages
        2. 20.4.2. Facebook Apps
      5. 20.5. LinkedIn
      6. 20.6. Blogging
        1. 20.6.1. Phone Posts
        2. 20.6.2. WordPress
      7. 20.7. Bump
      8. 20.8. Buzz
      9. 20.9. Cross-Posting
      10. 20.10. Aggregating Content With Readers
      11. 20.11. Making Phone Calls and More with Skype
        1. 20.11.1. Creating Your Skype Account on Your DROID
        2. 20.11.2. Log in to the Skype App
        3. 20.11.3. Finding and Adding Skype Contacts
        4. 20.11.4. Making Calls With Skype on Your DROID
        5. 20.11.5. Receiving Calls with Skype on your DROID
          1. 20.11.5.1. Buying Skype Credits or a Monthly Subscription
        6. 20.11.6. Chatting with Skype
        7. 20.11.7. Adding Skype to Your Computer
    21. 21. Working With Notes and Documents
      1. 21.1. Finding and Installing These Apps
      2. 21.2. Notes-Based Apps on Your DROID
        1. 21.2.1. AK Notepad App
        2. 21.2.2. Adding and Labeling (Tagging) New Notes
          1. 21.2.2.1. Using AK Notepad As a To-Do Alarm Reminder
        3. 21.2.3. Pinning a Note to Your Home Screen
          1. 21.2.3.1. Sync Your AK Notepad Notes to Catch.com
        4. 21.2.4. Evernote App
        5. 21.2.5. Getting Started with Evernote
        6. 21.2.6. Adding and Tagging Notes
        7. 21.2.7. Viewing and Finding Notes
          1. 21.2.7.1. Adding, Tagging and Organizing Notes
          2. 21.2.7.2. Adding Snapshots (Taking a Picture to Add to the Note)
          3. 21.2.7.3. Attach Pictures, Audio, Video or Files to Notes
          4. 21.2.7.4. Adding Text to, Emailing, Deleting, Creating a Shortcut, or Editing a Note
          5. 21.2.7.5. Viewing or Updating Evernote on Your Computer
      3. 21.3. Sharing Files and Documents
        1. 21.3.1. Sharing Files with USB Mass Storage Mode
      4. 21.4. Dropbox File and Document Sharing
        1. 21.4.1. Installing Dropbox on Your Computer (PC or Mac)
        2. 21.4.2. Installing Dropbox on Your DROID
          1. 21.4.2.1. Moving Files From Your Computer to Your DROID
        3. 21.4.3. Moving Files from Your DROID
      5. 21.5. Working With Microsoft Office Documents
        1. 21.5.1. Finding Product Reviews
        2. 21.5.2. Moving Documents to and From Your DROID
        3. 21.5.3. Quickoffice
          1. 21.5.3.1. Formatting Text in Quickword
          2. 21.5.3.2. Getting Around in Quickoffice
          3. 21.5.3.3. Editing Text in Quickpoint
          4. 21.5.3.4. Zooming in Quickoffice
        4. 21.5.4. Documents to Go – the Full Version
          1. 21.5.4.1. Word To Go Tips
            1. 21.5.4.1.1. Zooming in or out
            2. 21.5.4.1.2. Selecting Text
            3. 21.5.4.1.3. Menu Commands
          2. 21.5.4.2. Sending a File Via Email, Bluetooth, Dropbox, and More
          3. 21.5.4.3. Slideshow To Go Tips
            1. 21.5.4.3.1. Editing Slide Text (Using Outline View)
            2. 21.5.4.3.2. Switching Views (Slide View, Outline View, and Notes View)
            3. 21.5.4.3.3. Moving Around
          4. 21.5.4.4. Sheet To Go Tips
            1. 21.5.4.4.1. Moving Around the Spreadsheet
            2. 21.5.4.4.2. Selecting and Editing a Cell
            3. 21.5.4.4.3. Adding Functions
            4. 21.5.4.4.4. Freeze Panes
            5. 21.5.4.4.5. Switching Worksheets
            6. 21.5.4.4.6. Inserting Various Elements
            7. 21.5.4.4.7. Selecting an Entire Row or Column
            8. 21.5.4.4.8. Adjusting Row and Column Sizes (and Hiding or Unhiding Them)
    22. 22. Fun and Games
      1. 22.1. Using the DROID as a Gaming Device
        1. 22.1.1. Acquiring Games and Other Fun Apps
        2. 22.1.2. Reading Reviews Before You Buy
        3. 22.1.3. Looking for Free Trials or Lite Versions
        4. 22.1.4. Being Careful When You Play
        5. 22.1.5. Two-Player Games
        6. 22.1.6. Online and Wireless Games
      2. 22.2. Playing Music Games with Your DROID
      3. 22.3. Other Fun Stuff: Football on the DROID
    23. 23. Utilities: Clock, Calculator, and Weather
      1. 23.1. The Clock App (for DROID)
        1. 23.1.1. The Alarm Clock (for DROID)
        2. 23.1.2. Using the Alarm (for DROID 2/X)
        3. 23.1.3. Using the Timer (for DROID 2/X)
      2. 23.2. The Calculator App
        1. 23.2.1. Viewing the Basic Calculator (Portrait Mode)
        2. 23.2.2. Viewing the Advanced Panel
      3. 23.3. The Weather App
        1. 23.3.1. Getting Started with the Weather App
          1. 23.3.1.1. Adding a Weather Widget
        2. 23.3.2. Other Weather Apps
          1. 23.3.2.1. The Weather Channel
          2. 23.3.2.2. AccuWeather
    24. 24. Troubleshooting
      1. 24.1. Basic Troubleshooting
        1. 24.1.1. What to Do If the DROID Stops Responding
        2. 24.1.2. Managing Your Apps
          1. 24.1.2.1. Forcing an App to Stop
          2. 24.1.2.2. Resolving Memory Problems
            1. 24.1.2.2.1. Deleting Apps
            2. 24.1.2.2.2. Moving Apps to Your SD Card
          3. 24.1.2.3. Changing the Launch by Default Setting
        3. 24.1.3. Resolving Issues With Placing a Phone Call, Syncing With Google, or Browsing the Web
        4. 24.1.4. Turning Off Airplane Mode
        5. 24.1.5. Cycling Your Wi-Fi Connection
        6. 24.1.6. Resolving Sound Issues in Music or Video
        7. 24.1.7. Resolving Problems When Making Purchases
      2. 24.2. Advanced Troubleshooting
        1. 24.2.1. Performing a Factory Data Reset
        2. 24.2.2. Increasing Your Text Message Limit
      3. 24.3. Additional Troubleshooting and Help Resources
        1. 24.3.1. The Motorola DROID Support Pages
        2. 24.3.2. DROID-Related Blogs
  8. IV. Sync Media to your DROID
    1. 25. DROID Media Sync
      1. 25.1. Where to Enjoy Your Media on Your DROID
      2. 25.2. Moving Files With Your USB Connection
        1. 25.2.1. Selecting a USB Connection Mode
        2. 25.2.2. Changing USB Connection Modes
        3. 25.2.3. Dragging-and-Dropping Files
          1. 25.2.3.1. Step 1: Open your DROID SD card window on your computer
          2. 25.2.3.2. Step 2: Drag-and-drop files between your computer and the DROID SD card
        4. 25.2.4. Disconnecting Your DROID Safely (Don't Skip!)
      3. 25.3. Using doubleTwist
        1. 25.3.1. Downloading and Installing doubleTwist
        2. 25.3.2. Getting Started With doubleTwist
        3. 25.3.3. Importing Your Playlists
        4. 25.3.4. Connecting Your DROID to doubleTwist
        5. 25.3.5. Syncing Music and Podcast Subscriptions Automatically
        6. 25.3.6. Fine Tuning the Sync
        7. 25.3.7. Dragging-and-Dropping Media Onto Your DROID
        8. 25.3.8. My Music App Won't Play My Music
        9. 25.3.9. Finding and Subscribing to Podcasts With doubleTwist
        10. 25.3.10. Finding Apps in the Android Market With doubleTwist
        11. 25.3.11. Buying Music from the Amazon MP3 Store in doubleTwist
    2. A. DRIOD App Guide
      1. A.1. Document Tools
      2. A.2. Printing
      3. A.3. File Management
      4. A.4. Virus Protection, Backups, and Security
      5. A.5. Presentation Software
      6. A.6. Web Conferencing
      7. A.7. Notetaking and Mind Mapping
      8. A.8. Email Management
      9. A.9. To-Do Lists
      10. A.10. Expenses and Finance
      11. A.11. Travel
      12. A.12. Health and Medicine
      13. A.13. Law and Legal
      14. A.14. Real Estate
      15. A.15. Sales and CRM
      16. A.16. Retail
      17. A.17. Finance
      18. A.18. Project Management
      19. A.19. Education and Training
      20. A.20. Social Media
      21. A.21. Information Technology
      22. A.22. Other Apps