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Google Nexus 7 Tablet: Visual QuickStart Guide

Book Description

This Visual QuickStart Guide will help you get up and running with the Nexus 7, Google's much-anticipated entry into the tablet market. This guide connects all the capabilities of the Nexus 7 for you, using full-color images and step-by-step instruction. You'll learn how to tap and swipe, search and use voice control, find the best apps, read books, watch movies, and listen to songs. Along the way, you'll pick up indispensable tips for getting the most out of your tablet.


Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. 1. Getting Started
    1. Touring the Hardware and Specifications
    2. Using and Updating Android
    3. Powering On and Off
    4. Using Multitouch Gestures
    5. Using the Navigation Buttons
    6. Setting Up Your Nexus 7
    7. Viewing and Changing Settings
  5. 2. Touring Your Nexus 7
    1. Navigating and Organizing the Home Screen
    2. Creating Home-Screen Folders
    3. Viewing the Status Bar
    4. Setting the Date and Time
    5. Adjusting Screen Brightness
    6. Changing the Wallpaper
    7. Changing Screen Orientation
    8. Adjusting the Volume
    9. Using Earphones and Speakers
    10. Charging the Battery
    11. Conserving Power
    12. Cleaning the Screen
    13. Managing Apps and Services
    14. Optimizing Data Usage
  6. 3. Securing Your Nexus 7
    1. Setting the Screen Lock
    2. Encrypting Your Nexus 7
  7. 4. Working with Text
    1. Using the Onscreen Keyboard
    2. Using a Physical Keyboard
    3. Setting Typing Options
    4. Checking Spelling
    5. Using International Keyboards
    6. Selecting and Editing Text
    7. Dictating Text
  8. 5. Wireless and Network Connections
    1. Wi-Fi Connections
    2. Virtual Private Networks
    3. Bluetooth Devices
    4. Android Beam
    5. Airplane Mode
  9. 6. Managing Your Accounts and Data
    1. Adding and Removing Accounts
    2. Configuring Sync Options
    3. Backing Up or Erasing Your Data
  10. 7. Connecting to Computers
    1. Connecting to a Windows PC via USB
    2. Connecting to a Mac via USB
  11. 8. Getting Notifications
    1. Viewing Notifications
    2. Managing Notifications
  12. 9. Google Now
    1. Using Google Now
    2. Displaying and Managing Cards
    3. Changing Home and Work Locations
    4. Controlling Location Privacy
    5. Turning Off Google Now
  13. 10. Google Search
    1. Using Google Search
    2. Running Sample Search Queries
    3. Using Voice Actions
    4. Setting Search Options
  14. 11. Maintaining Contacts with People
    1. Using the People App
    2. Viewing Specific Contacts
    3. Adding Contacts
    4. Importing and Exporting Contacts
    5. Sharing Contacts
    6. Editing Contacts
    7. Deleting Contacts
    8. Joining or Separating Contacts
  15. 12. Scheduling Appointments with Calendar
    1. Using Calendar
    2. Syncing and Viewing Calendars
    3. Adding, Editing, and Searching Events
    4. Responding to Invitations
    5. Changing Calendar Settings
  16. 13. Browsing the Web with Chrome
    1. Using Chrome
    2. Signing In to Chrome
    3. Searching the Web
    4. Navigating Web Pages
    5. Working with Tabs
    6. Bookmarking Web Pages
    7. Downloading Files
    8. Changing Chrome Settings
  17. 14. Watching YouTube Videos
    1. Using the YouTube App
    2. Finding and Watching Videos
  18. 15. Gmail and Keeping in Touch
    1. About Gmail
    2. Touring Your Inbox
    3. Reading Mail
    4. Working with Attachments
    5. Managing Conversations in Bulk
    6. Writing and Sending Mail
    7. Changing Gmail Settings
    8. Using Other Apps for Keeping in Touch
  19. 16. Shopping for Apps and Media
    1. Accessing the Google Play Store
    2. Getting Apps and Games
    3. Playing Music
    4. Playing Movies and TV Shows
    5. Reading Books
    6. Reading Magazines
  20. 17. Finding Your Way with Maps
    1. Using Google Maps
    2. Navigating the Map
    3. Viewing Location Details
    4. Clearing the Map
    5. Using Compass Mode
    6. Finding Your Location
    7. Exploring Street View
    8. Searching for a Location
    9. Layering Maps
    10. Saving Offline Maps
    11. Getting Directions
    12. Using My Places
    13. Using Other Mapping Apps and Services
    14. Using Location Services
  21. 18. Managing Photos with Gallery
    1. Getting Photos onto Your Nexus
    2. Working with Albums and Photos
  22. Index
  23. Ad Page