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Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD combines the most popular e-reader and tablet features in one sleek package, and with this entertaining guide, you’ll master everything the Fire has to offer. With loads of illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and savvy tips, you’ll learn how to manage your media library in the cloud, find the coolest apps, and make the most of your Kindle Fire experience—no matter which model you choose.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Read all about it. Find ebooks and newspapers in the Kindle Store, and add your own books and magazines.
  • Use great new features. Discover Amazon’s X-Ray service, and parental controls for individual users.
  • Take in a show. Watch movies and TV series, and display your photos and videos.
  • Go online. Browse the Web and manage email with Wi-Fi and 4D LTE.
  • Fill up your jukebox. Listen to your favorite music from Amazon and iTunes.
  • Load up on apps. Get popular games, guides, and references with Amazon’s Apps for Android.
  • Get to work. Read PDFs, Word files, Excel spreadsheets, and other docs.

Table of Contents

  1. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. The Missing Manual Series
  2. Introduction
    1. What’s New in Fire-land
    2. Under the Fire’s Hood
    3. About This Book
      1. About the Outline
      2. About→These→Arrows
    4. About MissingManuals.com
    5. Safari Books Online
  3. I. Getting Started and Reading
    1. 1. Out of the Box: Setting Up, Taking a Tour
      1. Parts and Ports
      2. Turning the Fire On, Making It Yours
      3. Rotation and Orientation
      4. Turning the Fire Off
      5. The Home Screen
      6. Prying Eyes and Controlling Kids
        1. Kindle FreeTime
      7. Tapping, Touching, Typing
        1. The Keyboard
      8. Installing Apps
      9. Cloud vs. Device
    2. 2. Reading (and Listening to) Books
      1. Grab a Book
      2. Page Turning and Navigation
        1. The Back Button
      3. Search…and Research
        1. Tunneling into a Book with X-Ray
      4. Playing Page Designer
      5. Notes and Highlighting
        1. Sharing
      6. Bookmarks
      7. Reading on Multiple Devices
        1. Whispersync for Voice
      8. Audiobooks
        1. Shopping for Audiobooks
        2. Read, Watch, Listen
      9. Browsing and Buying
      10. Borrowing and Lending
    3. 3. The Newsstand
      1. Apps vs. Kindle Editions
      2. Reading and Navigation
        1. Page View: A Print Magazine Replica
        2. Text View: Better Text Reading
        3. Two Ways to Navigate Apps
          1. Adobe
          2. WoodWing
      3. Browsing and Buying
    4. 4. Documents and Spreadsheets
      1. The Built-in Docs Library
        1. Adding and Reading Documents
        2. Transferring Files from Your Computer
          1. Sideloading
      2. Third-Party Apps
        1. Documents to Go
        2. Quickoffice
        3. OfficeSuite
  4. II. Watching and Listening
    1. 5. Watching TV and Movies
      1. Browsing and Downloading
        1. Buying and Renting Options
          1. TV Shows
          2. Movies
        2. Downloading and Playing
          1. X-Ray for movies
      2. App Spotlight: Netflix and Hulu
        1. Netflix
        2. Hulu Plus
      3. Syncing and Sharing
        1. Making the Cabled Connection
    2. 6. Photos and Home Videos
      1. Getting Pictures and Videos onto the Fire
        1. Email to Your Fire
        2. Amazon Cloud Drive
        3. USB Cable and WiFi Transfers
        4. Photo- and Video-viewing Apps
      2. Browsing Photos
    3. 7. Listening to Music
      1. Getting Music onto the Fire
        1. The Amazon MP3 Uploader
          1. Installing and launching the Music Importer
          2. Choosing what to upload
      2. Browsing and Searching
        1. Browse By Album, Artist, or Song
        2. Search
      3. Listening
        1. Connecting Bluetooth Devices
      4. Playlists: Be Your Own DJ
      5. Browsing the Store and Buying
        1. On the Fire
        2. On the Web
  5. III. Communications and Browsing
    1. 8. Email, Contacts, and Calendar
      1. Email and Address Book Setup
        1. Manually Adding Account Information
        2. Fine-Tuning E-mail’s Settings Options
        3. Filling Up the Contacts App
      2. Checking and Reading Email
        1. Replying
      3. Composing a Message
      4. The Contacts App
      5. Keeping Your Calendar
        1. Viewing Your Calendar
        2. Creating and Editing Events
    2. 9. Browsing the Web
      1. Visiting a Website
      2. Navigation and Viewing Basics
        1. Reading View
      3. Favorites and Recently Visited Sites
      4. Searching
      5. Copying Text and Images
      6. Sharing and Saving Web Pages
      7. Security and Other Advanced Settings
  6. IV. Kindle in Appland
    1. 10. Playing Games
      1. Making Shapes
      2. Finding Paths
      3. Falling Objects
      4. Quizzes and Brain Teasers
      5. Word Puzzlers and Number Boards
      6. Driving and Flying
    2. 11. Creative Corner
      1. Painting and Drawing
      2. Photos
      3. Music
      4. Cooking and the Kitchen
    3. 12. Managing Time, Tasks, and Travel
      1. Clocks
      2. To-Do Lists and Notes
      3. Dining Out
      4. Travel
      5. Bills and Banking
  7. V. Appendixes
    1. A. Settings
      1. Help and Feedback
      2. My Account
      3. Applications
      4. Parental Controls
      5. Sounds & Display
      6. Wireless
      7. Device
      8. Location-based Services
      9. Language & Keyboard
      10. Security
      11. Legal & Compliance
    2. B. Troubleshooting and Maintenance
      1. WiFi Not Working
      2. Unresponsive App
      3. App Installation Problems
      4. Out-of-Date Apps
      5. System Software Updates
      6. Battery Draining Too Quickly
      7. Sharing or Selling Your Fire
      8. Where to Head for Help
    3. C. 8.9-inch Model Special Features
      1. Activating 4G/LTE Service
      2. Keyboard Extras
        1. Splitting the Keyboard
        2. Quick Edit Options
        3. Swype
      3. Accessibility
  8. Index
  9. About the Author
  10. Copyright