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My Android™ Tablet

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Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Android tablet working just the way you want. Learn how to

• Take advantage of the new Android 5.0 “Lollipop” features
• Quickly set up your Android tablet and Google account
• Manage all your email accounts, from Gmail to corporate email
• Browse the Web safely and efficiently with new versions of Google Chrome
• Connect and transfer content over Wi-Fi, USB, or Bluetooth
• Search, watch, and upload YouTube videos
• Store your music in the cloud so you can access it anywhere
• Create incredible images with Panorama and Photo Spheres
• Use your built-in camera to record videos
• Organize and track all your meetings, tasks, events, and contacts
• Stay completely up-to-date with Google Now
• Get turn-by-turn navigation help wherever you go
• Find and install great new apps on Google Play
• Buy products and send money with Google Wallet
• Transform your tablet into a world-class e-book reader
• Fix lockups and memory shortages, and keep your tablet up-to-date
• Master Android tips and time-savers for improving your daily life

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Dedication
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. We Want to Hear from You!
  10. Reader Services
  11. P. Getting to Know Your Android Tablet
    1. Your Android Tablet’s External Features
      1. Front
      2. Back
      3. Other Buttons and Connectors
    2. First-Time Setup
      1. Set Up Your Android Tablet
    3. Fundamentals of Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
      1. The Lock Screen
      2. The Home Screen
      3. The System Bar
      4. Using Your Touchscreen
      5. Using Your Keyboard
      6. Edit Text
      7. Menus
      8. Switch Between Apps
    4. Setting Up Multiple Users on Your Tablet
      1. Add a New Tablet User
      2. Add a Tablet Guest User
    5. Installing Synchronization Software
      1. Install Android File Transfer (Apple Mac OS X)
      2. Install Google Music Manager (Apple Mac)
      3. Install Google Music Manager (Windows)
      4. Configure Music Manager (Windows and Apple Mac)
  12. 1. Contacts
    1. Adding Accounts
      1. Add a Work Email Account
    2. Navigating Contacts
      1. Edit a Contact
      2. Add a Contact Photo
    3. Adding and Managing Contacts
      1. Add Contacts from an Email
      2. Add a Contact Manually
      3. Add a Contact from a vCard
      4. Customize Contacts Settings
      5. Contact Groups
      6. Choose Contacts to Display
      7. Joining and Separating Contacts
    4. Adding a Contact to Your Home Screen
  13. 2. Audio, Video, and Movies
    1. Music
      1. Find Music
      2. Purchase Music
      3. Add Your Existing Music to Google Play Music
      4. Use the Music App
      5. Work with My Library
      6. Work with Playlists
      7. Instant Mixes
      8. Control Playback
      9. Work and Listen to Music
      10. Listen to Music with No Wireless Coverage
      11. Change Google Play Music Settings
    2. Recording Videos with the Camera Application
      1. Record Video
      2. Change Video Settings
      3. Play Videos
      4. Share Videos
      5. Delete Videos
      6. Change Photos App Settings
    3. Movies and TV Shows
      1. Buy and Rent Movies
      2. Buy TV Shows
      3. Use the Play Movies & TV App
      4. Copy Videos from Your Computer
    4. Watching Videos with YouTube
      1. Navigate the YouTube Main Screen
      2. Navigate the YouTube App
      3. Play a Video
      4. Upload a Video
      5. Change YouTube Settings
  14. 3. Connecting to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and VPNs
    1. Connecting to Bluetooth Devices
      1. Pair with a New Bluetooth Device
      2. Extra Bluetooth Options
      3. Change Bluetooth Device Options
    2. Wi-Fi
      1. Connect to Wi-Fi
      2. Adjust Wi-Fi Network Options
      3. Set Advanced Wi-Fi Options
    3. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
      1. Add a VPN
      2. Connect to a VPN
    4. Near Field Communications (NFC)
      1. Enable NFC
  15. 4. Email
    1. Adding Accounts To Gmail
      1. Add a Google Account
      2. Add a New POP3 or IMAP Account
      3. Add a Work Email Account
      4. Navigate the Gmail App
      5. Compose an Email
      6. Read an Email
      7. Customize Gmail App Settings
  16. 5. Browsing the Web with Chrome
    1. Navigating with Chrome
      1. Get Started with Chrome
      2. Use Web Page and Chrome Options
      3. Master Chrome Browser Tricks
    2. Managing Bookmarks and History
      1. Open a Bookmark
      2. Manage Browsing History
    3. Customizing Browser Settings
  17. 6. Google Now and Navigation
    1. Google Now
      1. Set Up Google Now
    2. Google Maps
      1. Get Directions
      2. Configure Google Maps Settings
      3. Use Offline Google Maps
  18. 7. Working with Date, Time, and Calendar
    1. Setting the Date and Time
    2. Clock Application
      1. Navigate the Clock Application
      2. Manage Alarms
      3. Adjust Clock Settings
    3. Using the Calendar Application
      1. Get to Know the Calendar Main Screen
      2. Adjust Calendar Settings
      3. Use Quick Responses
      4. Add a New Event
      5. Respond to an Event Invitation
  19. 8. Working with Android Applications
    1. Configuring Google Wallet
    2. Navigating Google Play
      1. Install Free Applications
      2. Buy Applications
      3. Manage Apps
      4. Adjust Google Play Settings
  20. 9. Customizing Your Android Tablet
    1. Changing Your Wallpaper
      1. Wallpaper from Pictures in the Photos App
      2. Live Wallpaper
      3. Wallpaper
    2. Changing Your Keyboard
    3. Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens
      1. Add a Widget
      2. Remove and Move a Widget
    4. Customizing Language
    5. Adjusting Accessibility Settings
    6. Modifying Sound and Notification Settings
    7. Changing Display Settings
    8. Changing Security Settings
  21. 10. Google Wallet
    1. Setting Up Google Wallet
    2. Adding Methods of Payment
      1. Add a Credit Card or Checking Account
    3. Using Loyalty and Gift Cards
      1. Add an Existing Gift Card
      2. Add an Existing Loyalty Card
    4. Using Google Wallet
    5. Google Wallet Settings
  22. 11. Books and Magazines
    1. Books
      1. Navigate the Play Books App
      2. Buy Books
      3. Read Books
    2. Magazines and Newspapers
      1. Search for Stories
      2. Purchase or Subscribe to Publications
      3. Read a Publication
  23. 12. Maintaining Your Android Tablet and Solving Problems
    1. Updating Android
    2. Optimizing Battery Life
      1. Looking After the Battery
      2. Determine What Is Using the Battery
    3. Applications and Memory
    4. Checking Your Apps’ Data Usage
    5. Caring for the Android Tablet’s Exterior
    6. Getting Help with Your Android Tablet
  24. 13. Taking and Editing Pictures
    1. Using the Camera
      1. Adjust Camera Settings
      2. Take Regular Pictures
      3. Take Panoramic Pictures
      4. Take Photo Sphere (360 Panoramic) Pictures
      5. Take Lens Blur Pictures
    2. Viewing and Managing Your Photos
      1. Navigate Photos
      2. Delete Photo Albums
      3. Review and Share Pictures
      4. Edit Pictures
      5. Modify Photos App Settings
    3. Managing Photos with Your Computer
      1. Manual Picture Management
      2. Automatic Picture Management on a Mac
    4. Synchronizing Pictures Using Your Google Cloud
  25. Index