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My Samsung® Galaxy Tab™ 2, Second Edition

Book Description

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do with the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 problems or limitations
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 working just the way you want. Learn how to
• Get started fast
• Navigate Samsung Galaxy Tab 2’s Android operating system
• Retrieve, play, and manage music, video, podcasts, and audiobooks
• Use Google Play as a portal to movies and TV content
• Capture higher quality photos and video
• Surf the Web quickly with the built-in browser
• Monitor news, weather, and stock prices
• Simplify your life with the Calendar and Contacts
• Send email, text, and multimedia messages
• Use your Galaxy Tab 2 as an eReader
• Find and share any destination with Maps, Navigation, Local, and Latitude
• Discover, install, maintain, and work with new Android apps
• Extend your Galaxy Tab 2 with add-on hardware and accessories
• Customize your tablet to reflect your personal style and preferences
• Keep your Galaxy Tab 2 software up to date, reliable, and running smoothly

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Table of Contents
  5. About the Authors
  6. Dedication
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. We Want to Hear from You!
  9. Reader Services
  10. 1. The Galaxy Tab Universe
    1. First, a Look at Android
    2. The Newest Members: The Galaxy Tab 2 Family
    3. Comparing the Tab 2 to Other Tabs
  11. 2. Meeting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
    1. Investigating the Galaxy Tab 2 Unit
    2. The Galaxy Tab 2 Buttons and Switches
    3. Galaxy Tab 2 Screens
    4. Manipulating the Screen
    5. Interacting with Android
    6. Using the Keyboard
  12. 3. Setting Up the Galaxy Tab 2
    1. Getting Details About the Galaxy Tab 2
    2. Setting Up Your Network
    3. Syncing the Galaxy Tab 2
  13. 4. Customizing Android 4
    1. Password-Protecting the Galaxy Tab 2
    2. Changing Your Password
    3. Setting Parental Restrictions
    4. Changing the Date and Time
    5. Modifying Your Wallpaper
    6. Setting Alert Sounds
    7. Changing Keyboard and Voice Settings
    8. Modifying More Settings
  14. 5. Browsing the Web
    1. Browsing to a URL
    2. Searching the Web
    3. Viewing Web Pages
    4. Bookmarking Websites
    5. Returning to Previously Visited Pages
    6. Deleting Bookmarks
    7. Filling in Web Forms
    8. Copying Text and Images from Web Pages
  15. 6. Sending Email and Instant Messages
    1. Configuring Email
    2. Reading Email
    3. Composing a New Message
    4. Creating Your Own Signature
    5. Deleting Messages
    6. Searching Through Email
    7. Configuring Email Settings
    8. Sending and Receiving Instant Messages
    9. Configuring Messenger Settings
    10. Configuring Google Talk Settings
  16. 7. Using the Calendar and Contacts to Simplify Your Life
    1. Staying Up to Date
    2. Managing Contacts
    3. Managing Your Busy Schedule
  17. 8. Playing Music and Video
    1. Purchasing Music, Movies, and TV Shows on Google Play
    2. Playing Videos
    3. Recording Video
    4. Copying Files with Windows Media Player
    5. Connecting as a Mass Storage Device
    6. Samsung Kies for PCs and Macs
    7. Adding a Podcast App
    8. Playing Songs
    9. Creating Your Own Playlists
    10. Viewing YouTube Videos
  18. 9. Reading and Managing Books
    1. Logging In to Your Account
    2. Purchasing Books
    3. Using Reading Aids
    4. Adding Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes
    5. Organizing Your Books
  19. 10. Capturing and Managing Photos
    1. Using the Camera
    2. Navigating Image Viewer
    3. Tips for Capturing Photos
    4. Working with Gallery
    5. Performing Screen Captures
    6. Editing Images
  20. 11. Using Maps, Navigation, Local, and Latitude
    1. Enabling GPS
    2. Getting Around with Maps
    3. Getting Voice-Command Directions
    4. Getting to Know Local
    5. Enabling Wireless Networks
    6. Using Latitude
  21. 12. Enhancing Your Galaxy Tab 2 with Apps
    1. Getting Apps on Google Play
    2. Managing Apps Through Your Home Pages
    3. Adding Useful Apps
    4. Using Note Everything
  22. 13. Adding New Hardware
    1. Galaxy Tab USB and SD Connection Kit
    2. Bluetooth Keyboards
    3. Pairing Bluetooth Devices
    4. MicroSD Cards
  23. 14. Finding Galaxy Tab 2 Accessories
    1. Protective Cases
    2. Screen Protectors
    3. Chargers and Adapters
  24. 15. Troubleshooting Your Galaxy Tab 2
    1. Maintaining Your Galaxy Tab 2
    2. Update Galaxy Tab 2 Software
    3. Backing Up and Restoring Your Galaxy Tab 2
    4. Syncing and Using Manual Backup
    5. Extending Battery Life
    6. Solving Random Galaxy Tab Issues
    7. Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Accessibility Problems
    8. Getting Technical Help
  25. Index