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Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual

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The Android-based Galaxy Tab is the first tablet to rival the iPad in popularity, but learning all of its features and finding the best apps can be tricky—unless you have Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual. This easy-to-use guide from gadget blogger and technology writer Preston Gralla provides clear explanations and step-by-step instructions for using this amazing device. You'll quickly get up to speed on Galaxy Tab's 3G and Wi-Fi versions.

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 Galaxy Tab
    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 Basics and Getting Online
    1. 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 Four (and Sometimes Five) Soft Buttons
        1. Back Button
        2. Home Button
        3. Recent Apps
        4. Screen Capture/Camera
        5. 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
        2. Resizing Widgets
      9. Changing the Home Screen’s Wallpaper
      10. Controlling the Galaxy Tab with Your Fingers
        1. Tap
        2. Touch and Hold
        3. Drag
        4. Slide
        5. Flick
        6. Pinch and Spread
        7. Double-Tap
        8. Tilting and Panning
      11. Using the Keyboard
      12. Using the Swype Keyboard
        1. The Swype Key
        2. Autocorrect, Word Choice, and the Swype Dictionary
        3. Tips for Using Swype
        4. Moving the Insertion Point
        5. Copying and Pasting Text
        6. Accented and Special Characters
        7. Changing and Customizing the Keyboard
      13. Headphone Jack
      14. Charger/Accessory Port
      15. Microphone
      16. Volume Key
      17. Cameras
      18. Speakers
    2. 2. Getting Online: Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G
      1. How the Galaxy Tab 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
    3. 3. Navigating the Web
      1. The Galaxy Tab’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
        3. Reordering Bookmarks and Adding Folders
      7. Syncing the Galaxy Tab’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
    4. 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 the Android 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 the Android 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
      12. The Samsung Apps Store
    5. 5. Ten Great Android Apps
      1. Games
        1. Angry Birds
        2. AirAttack HD
      2. Productivity
        1. SugarSync
        2. Evernote
        3. ASTRO File Manager
      3. Music and Pictures
        1. Pandora
        2. Google Music Cloud Player
        3. Little Photo
      4. Information
        1. Google Body
        2. Google Goggles
  5. 2. Getting Social and Finding Your Way
    1. 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
        1. Integration with Facebook and Twitter
      12. Managing Contacts
        1. Adding a Contact
        2. Working with Groups
        3. Fancy Tricks with Contacts
    2. 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
    3. 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 Galaxy Tab Finds Your Location
      3. Searching Maps
      4. Street View
      5. Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  6. 3. Books, Media, and Games
    1. 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
    2. 10. Music
      1. Transferring Files from Your PC and Mac to Your Galaxy Tab
        1. Transferring Files from Your PC
        2. Transferring Files from Your Mac
        3. Playing Windows Media Files
      2. Playing Music
        1. Using the Music App
        2. Playing Music
        3. Album View
        4. Creating Playlists
        5. Using Your Galaxy Tab While Playing Music
      3. Using the Google Cloud Music Player
      4. Using the Samsung Music Player
      5. Using the Music Hub
    3. 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 Galaxy Tab
        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
      9. Media Hub
  7. 4. Getting Productive
    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 14. Getting Work Done with Your Galaxy Tab
      1. Setting Up Your Galaxy Tab 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
  8. 5. Advanced Topics
    1. 15. Controlling Your Galaxy Tab 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 Galaxy Tab Than on a Phone
      4. Blocking Offensive Words
      5. Sending a Voice Recording
      6. Changing Your Language
    2. 16. Settings
      1. Wireless and Networks
        1. Flight Mode
        2. Wi-Fi
        3. Wi-Fi Settings
        4. Bluetooth
        5. Bluetooth Settings
        6. VPN Settings
      2. Sound
      3. Screen
      4. Power Saving Mode
      5. Location and Security
      6. Applications
      7. Accounts and Sync
        1. Email
        2. Gmail and Google
        3. Add Account
      8. Motion Settings
      9. Privacy
      10. Storage
      11. Language and Input
      12. Accessibility
      13. Date & Time
      14. About Tablet
  9. 6. Appendixes
    1. A. Setup, Signup, and Accessories
      1. Accessories
      2. Places to Shop
    2. B. Troubleshooting and Maintenance
      1. Make Sure Your Software Is Up to Date
      2. Resetting Your Galaxy Tab
      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. Encrypting Your Galaxy Tab
      5. Finding Help
  10. Index
  11. About the Author
  12. Special Upgrade Offer
  13. Copyright