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Kindle Fire: Visual QuickStart Guide

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This task-based tutorial and reference guide is packed with practical guidance for people who want to jump in and start using the Kindle Fire. Written by Scott McNulty--known for his in-depth knowledge of and enthusiasm for the Kindle platform--this essential companion features eye-catching graphics and screen-shots and a clean design to help readers get the most out of Amazon's touchscreen tablet. Scott guides Kindle Fire users through Amazon's rich content ecosystem, showing readers how to:

  • Purchase or rent movies and TV shows

  • Find and download popular apps and games

  • Buy and read books found in the Kindle bookstore

  • Take advantage of Amazon Prime to stream videos

  • Use the built-in email app with Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, and other popular

  • services

  • Surf the web with Fire's Silk browser

  • Store books, movies, music, and apps in the Amazon Cloud

  • In addition, Scott offers plenty of tips and tricks for getting the most from the Kindle Fire.




    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Dedication
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. Contents at a Glance
    6. Table of Contents
    7. 1. Meet your Kindle Fire
      1. Hardware and specifications
      2. Locking and powering on and off
      3. Charging
      4. Setting up
      5. Using gestures
      6. Using basic navigation
      7. Working with Favorites
      8. Working with notifications
      9. Changing the volume
      10. Changing the brightness
      11. Setting the orientation
      12. Using the keyboard
    8. 2. Wireless
      1. Hooking up to Wi-Fi
      2. Hooking up to Bluetooth
      3. Setting Airplane mode
    9. 3. Search
      1. Using libraries to search
      2. Searching stores
      3. Searching the Web
    10. 4. Shop
      1. Browsing the stores
      2. Managing your account
      3. Using recommendations
    11. 5. Games
      1. Getting games
      2. Managing your games
      3. Using Amazon GameCircle
    12. 6. Apps
      1. Getting apps
      2. Using apps
      3. Managing your apps
      4. Updating apps
    13. 7. Books
      1. Getting books
      2. Organizing your book selections
      3. Reading books
      4. Implementing bookmarks, highlights, notes, and definitions
      5. Sharing books with others
      6. Searching books and using X-Ray
      7. Sideloading books
    14. 8. Music
      1. Buying music
      2. Listening to music
      3. Downloading and deleting music
      4. Mastering playlists
      5. Leveraging the cloud
    15. 9. Videos
      1. Renting and purchasing video
      2. Watching video
    16. 10. Newsstand
      1. Buying periodicals
      2. Reading periodicals
      3. Managing issues and subscriptions
    17. 11. Audiobooks
      1. Purchasing audiobooks
      2. Listening to audiobooks
    18. 12. Web
      1. Using the Starter page
      2. Browsing
      3. Working with tabs
      4. Customizing settings
    19. 13. Photos
      1. Importing photos
      2. Viewing photos
      3. Managing photos
    20. 14. Docs
      1. E-mailing documents
      2. Sending documents via Cloud Drive
      3. Sideloading documents
      4. Reading and deleting documents
    21. 15. Offers
      1. Redeeming offers
      2. Opting out of offers
    22. 16. Communication
      1. Using accounts
      2. E-mailing
      3. Calendaring
      4. Using the Contacts app
    23. 17. Manage your Kindle Fire
      1. Customizing device settings
      2. Wiping and deregistering
    24. Index
    25. Ad Page