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My Samsung® Galaxy S® III

Book Description

Friendly, quick, and 100% practical, My Samsung Galaxy S III is the must-have companion for every Samsung Galaxy S III user. Authored by Dr. Steven Schwartz, a leading expert in demystifying complex technologies, this book walks new users through every task they'll want to perform, including:

* Setting up the Samsung Galaxy S III and mastering its TouchWiz touch interface

* Placing and receiving calls

 * Browsing the web with the latest mobile version of Google Chrome

* Using social networks, managing contacts, and creating calendar appointments

 * Send and receive email from multiple accounts * Moving data between phone and computer

 * Playing and managing music

 * Watching video from movies, TV, and other sources

* Shooting and sharing photos and HD video

* Using built-in and third-party apps for productivity and fun

* Customizing and optimizing the Samsung Galaxy S III phone, services, and usage

* Troubleshooting and fixing problems

Every task is presented step-by-step, using carefully annotated, full-color screenshots, all numbered so there's no chance of getting lost of confused. Everything's clearly organized in modular, self-contained chapters designed to help readers get up-and-running in no time, and keep their Samsung Galaxy S III smartphones working exactly the way they want. Throughout, the book is packed with helpful tips, lists, and quick solutions to the problems users are most likely to encounter.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Table of Contents
  5. About the Author
  6. Dedication
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. We Want to Hear from You!
  9. Reader Services
  10. 1. Galaxy S III Essentials
    1. The Galaxy S III Hardware
    2. The Android Operating System and TouchWiz
    3. The Galaxy S III Interface
    4. Customization
    5. Charging the Battery
    6. Powering On/Off
    7. Darkening and Restoring the Display
    8. Adjusting the Volume
    9. Using a Headset or Headphones
    10. Setting Up Voicemail
    11. Gmail and Your Phone
    12. Creating a Samsung Account
    13. Working with Data
  11. 2. Understanding the Android/TouchWiz Interface
    1. The Home Screen
    2. Using the Hardware Keys
    3. The Notifications Panel
    4. Interacting with the Touchscreen
    5. Entering Text
    6. Editing Text
  12. 3. Managing Contacts
    1. The Contacts Interface
    2. Creating a Contact Record
    3. Adding a Photo to a Contact Record
    4. Viewing Contacts
    5. Editing Contact Records
    6. Working with Contact Groups
    7. Backing Up/Restoring and Exporting/Importing Contact Records
    8. Odds and Ends
  13. 4. Using the Calendar
    1. Adding Calendar Accounts
    2. Working in Calendar
    3. Responding to Reminders
    4. Setting Calendar Preferences
  14. 5. Synchronizing Data
    1. Developing a Sync Strategy
    2. Enabling Autosync
    3. Performing Manual Syncs
  15. 6. Placing and Receiving Calls
    1. Placing Calls
    2. Other Outgoing Call Options
    3. Receiving Calls
    4. In-Call Options
    5. Using Voicemail
    6. Enabling Silent and Airplane Mode
    7. Configuring Call Settings
  16. 7. Text and Multimedia Messaging
    1. Creating Messages
    2. Managing Conversations
    3. Configuring Messaging Settings
  17. 8. Browsing the Web
    1. Launching the Browser
    2. Visiting Web Pages
    3. Viewing Pages
    4. Working with Bookmarks
    5. More Menu Commands
    6. Configuring the Browser
  18. 9. Sending and Receiving Email
    1. Adding Email Accounts
    2. Configuring Email Accounts
    3. Retrieving Mail
    4. Reading Mail
    5. Composing and Sending Mail
    6. Managing the Mail
  19. 10. Social Networking and Socializing
    1. Using Flipboard
    2. Chatting with imo
  20. 11. Installing and Using Applications
    1. Running an App
    2. Downloading and Installing Apps from Google Play
    3. Enabling App Downloads from Other Sources
    4. Using the Amazon Appstore for Android
    5. Managing Apps
    6. Updating Apps
  21. 12. Using GPS Apps
    1. Enabling/Disabling GPS
    2. Driving Directions
  22. 13. Transferring and Sharing Files
    1. Using Kies Air
    2. Transferring Files over USB
    3. Transferring Files Using Bluetooth
    4. Emailing Files
    5. Transferring Files Between Phones
    6. Broadcasting with Group Cast
  23. 14. Playing and Managing Music
    1. Playing Stored Music with Music Player
  24. 15. Shooting, Editing, and Sharing Photos
    1. Shooting Photos
    2. Reviewing Photos
    3. Viewing Photos in the Gallery
    4. Running a Slideshow
    5. Using Photo Editor
  25. 16. Videos from Movies, TV, and Other Sources
    1. Streaming Video to the Phone
    2. Playing Videos with the Video Player App
    3. Recording Videos with the Phone
    4. Video Chats
  26. 17. Customizing Your Phone
    1. Customizing the Home Screen
    2. Setting the Apps View
    3. Changing System Settings
    4. Enabling Motion Settings
    5. Securing the Phone
    6. Using Voice Services
    7. Accessorize!
  27. 18. Powering Other Devices
    1. Creating a Mobile HotSpot for Wi-Fi Devices
    2. Tethering the Phone and a PC
    3. Mirroring the Phone on an HDTV
  28. 19. Optimizing and Troubleshooting
    1. Managing Memory with the Task Manager
    2. Conserving the Battery
    3. Managing Talk Time and Data Usage
    4. Viewing and Expanding Storage
    5. Checking for System Updates
    6. Troubleshooting
  29. Index
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