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NOOK Tablet: The Missing Manual

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Combine a world-class e-reader with a top-notch tablet—then add know-how from technology guru Preston Gralla—and you have the perfect recipe for portable entertainment. Packed with clear instructions and helpful illustrations, this book gets you up to speed on the NOOK Tablet so you can enjoy ebooks, magazines, games, apps, TV shows, and movies right away.

Table of Contents

  1. NOOK Tablet: The Missing Manual
  2. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. The Missing Manual Series
  3. Introduction
    1. About the NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color
    2. Buying a NOOK
    3. About This Book
    4. About the Outline
    5. About→These→Arrows
    6. About the Online Resources
      1. Missing CD
      2. Registration
      3. Feedback
      4. Errata
    7. Safari® Books Online
  4. I. The Basics
    1. 1. Getting to Know Your NOOK Tablet
      1. What Your NOOK Tablet Can Do
      2. A Quickie Look at the Hardware
      3. The NOOK Button
      4. Speaker and Volume Buttons
      5. Headphone Jack
      6. Power Button
      7. Sleeping, Locking, and Waking from Sleep
      8. USB Port, Connector, and Charger
      9. Microphone
      10. VividView Color Touchscreen
      11. Home Screen
    2. 2. Setting Up Your NOOK Tablet
      1. Charging Your NOOK Tablet
      2. Initial Setup and Connecting to a Network
      3. Register Your NOOK Tablet
      4. Using and Troubleshooting WiFi
        1. Troubleshooting WiFi
      5. Using Your NOOK Tablet at a Barnes & Noble Store
    3. 3. Using Your NOOK Tablet for the First Time
      1. Using Gestures to Control the NOOK Tablet
      2. The Keyboard
        1. Accented and Special Characters
      3. The Quick Nav Bar
      4. The Status Bar
      5. Quick Settings
      6. The Keep Reading and More Menus
      7. The Daily Shelf
        1. Customizing the Daily Shelf
        2. Deleting Items from the Daily Shelf
        3. Moving Items Between the Daily Shelf and the Home Screen
      8. Media Shortcuts
      9. Customizing Your Home Screen
      10. Changing Your Wallpaper
      11. Returning Home
      12. Searching your NOOK
        1. Searching from the Quick Nav Bar
        2. Searching the Library
  5. II. Reading Books and Periodicals
    1. 4. Reading Books, Newspapers, and Magazines
      1. Opening a Book
      2. A Tour of the Book Reader
      3. Using the Table of Contents
      4. Sharing Your Reading
      5. Changing the Text and Display
        1. Changing Back to Your Original Text and Display Settings
      6. Selecting Text, Taking Notes, Highlighting Text, and More
        1. Handling Notes
        2. Handling Highlights
      7. Searching in Books
      8. Reading Mode and Zooming in on Images
      9. Video Inside Books
      10. Tapping Links
      11. Reading PDFs
      12. Reading Magazines
        1. Using Page View
        2. Using ArticleView
      13. Reading Newspapers
      14. Reading Comic Books
    2. 5. Reading NOOK Kids Books
      1. What Can NOOK Kids Books Do?
      2. Buying a NOOK Kids Book
      3. Reading a NOOK Kids Book
        1. Read by Myself
        2. Listening to Read to Me and Read and Play Books
        3. Navigating Kids Books
      4. Record Reading a NOOK Kids Book for Your Kids
      5. Editing or Deleting a Recording
      6. Backing Up Your Recordings
  6. III. Buying, Borrowing, and Managing Your Library
    1. 6. Buying Books, Magazines, and Newspapers and Managing Your Library
      1. Browsing and Searching for Books in the NOOK Store
        1. Searching for Books
      2. Sampling and Buying Books
        1. Sampling Books
        2. Buying Books
      3. Browsing and Buying Magazines and Newspapers
      4. Using the Library to Manage Your Books and Periodicals
        1. The Media Bar
        2. The Content Area and Badges
        3. Nifty Options for Items in Your Library
        4. Changing the Library View and Re-Sorting the Library
        5. Organizing Your Library by Using Shelves
        6. Archiving Books and Periodicals
      5. Using The Wishlist
      6. Accessing Content on Your SD Card and NOOK Tablet’s Built-in Storage
        1. SD Cards and Your Library
      7. The Library on BN.com, PCs, Macs, and Mobile Devices
      8. Managing your NOOK Account
    2. 7. Borrowing and Lending Books with LendMe and Your Local Library
      1. Both a Borrower and a Lender Be
      2. Lending and Borrowing Books with LendMe
      3. Seeing Your List of Lendable Books
      4. Lending a Book
        1. Making an Offer to Lend a Book
        2. Responding to a Borrowing Request
      5. Borrowing a Book
        1. Returning Books Early
      6. Borrowing Books from the Library
        1. How to Borrow and Read NOOK Books
  7. IV. Apps, Movies, TV Shows, Music, Photographs, and Files
    1. 8. Streaming Media: Pandora, Netflix, and Hulu Plus
      1. Understanding Streaming Media
      2. Using Netflix
        1. Watching a Movie or TV Show
        2. Browsing and Searching for Movies and TV Shows
        3. Managing Your Netflix Queue
      3. Using Hulu Plus
        1. More Options for Handling Movies and TV
        2. Browsing and Searching for TV and Movies
        3. Using the Queue and History List
      4. Using Pandora
    2. 9. Downloading and Using Apps
      1. Running Apps
      2. Managing and Deleting Apps
      3. Built-in NOOK Apps
      4. Getting Apps in the NOOK Store
        1. Back and Menu Buttons in Apps
      5. Five Great Apps to Download
        1. Pulse News
        2. Evernote
        3. Fandango
        4. Words with Friends
        5. Trip Advisor City Guides
      6. Troubleshooting Apps
    3. 10. Music, Pictures, Video, and Documents
      1. Getting Files into Your NOOK
      2. Playing Music and Audio Files
        1. More Options for Playing Music
        2. Creating and Managing Playlists
        3. Listening to Podcasts and Audiobooks
      3. Using the My Media App for Viewing Photos and Playing Video
      4. Working with Office Documents
    4. 11. Transferring Files Between Your NOOK Tablet and Your Computer
      1. Installing an SD Card
        1. Types of SD Cards You Can Use
        2. Installing the Card
        3. Removing the Card
      2. Transferring Files to Your NOOK Tablet
        1. Transferring with a PC
        2. Transferring with a Mac
      3. Finding Books Online to Transfer to Your NOOK Tablet
      4. Browsing and Managing Files on your NOOK Tablet
  8. V. The Web and Email
    1. 12. Surfing the Web
      1. A Tour of the NOOK Tablet’s Browser
      2. The Address Bar
      3. Navigating a Web Page
      4. Tapping Links
      5. Multiple Windows
      6. Bookmarks
        1. Managing Bookmarks
      7. Most Visited and History Lists
        1. Using the Most Visited List
        2. Using the History List
      8. Finding Text, Getting Page Information, and More
      9. Refreshing Pages, Going Forward, and More
      10. Saving Online Images
        1. Viewing Downloaded Images
        2. Reading PDF Files
      11. Web Pages Designed for Mobile Devices
      12. Online Privacy and Security
        1. Cookies
        2. Other Privacy Settings
        3. Pop-Up Blocker
      13. Changing Your Home Page, Text Size, and More Settings
      14. Disabling the Browser
    2. 13. Using Email
      1. Set Up an Account
        1. POP3 and IMAP Accounts
      2. Reading Mail
        1. Handling Pictures in Mail
        2. Handling Other Attachments
        3. Add the Sender to Your Contacts
      3. Replying to Messages
      4. Composing Email
      5. Managing and Searching Mail
        1. Press-and-Hold Email Options
      6. Managing Multiple Accounts and Advanced Email Options
      7. Understanding Gmail’s Organization
      8. Gmail’s Labels
  9. VI. Getting Social
    1. 14. NOOK Friends, Facebook, Twitter, and Beyond
      1. What Can You Do with NOOK Friends?
      2. Getting Started with NOOK Friends
      3. Adding Friends to NOOK Friends
        1. Accepting an Invitation
        2. Using and Managing Friends
      4. Using Friends Activities
      5. Using About Me
      6. Using LendMe
        1. LendMe Privacy Settings
      7. Linking Your NOOK Tablet to Facebook
        1. Unlinking Your Facebook Account
      8. Linking Your NOOK Tablet to Twitter
        1. Unlinking Your Twitter Account
      9. Using Facebook and Twitter on Your NOOK Tablet
        1. Using Twitter in Seesmic
        2. Using Facebook in Seesmic
    2. 15. Managing Your Contacts
      1. Importing Your Google and Gmail Contacts
        1. Unlinking Your Google Account
      2. Importing Facebook Contacts
      3. Creating a New Contact
      4. Searching and Browsing Contacts
  10. VII. Advanced Topics
    1. 16. Settings
      1. Device Info
      2. Wireless
      3. Screen
      4. Sounds
      5. Time
      6. Security
      7. Power Save
      8. Keyboard
      9. Home
      10. Shop
      11. Reader
      12. Search
    2. 17. Rooting Your NOOK
      1. Understanding Rooting
      2. What You Need to Know about the NOOK Software and Rooting
      3. Rooting Your NOOK Temporarily with a MicroSD Card
        1. Booting Up from a MicroSD Card
        2. Using the NOOK as an Android Tablet
        3. Getting to the Android Market
      4. Rooting the Built-in Flash Memory
      5. Unrooting Your NOOK
  11. VIII. Appendixes
    1. A. Maintenance and Troubleshooting
      1. Unfreezing a Frozen NOOK
      2. Fixing SD Card Woes
      3. Cleaning Your NOOK’s Screen
      4. Updating the NOOK’s Software
      5. Warranty and Repair
      6. Where to Get Help
      7. NOOK Accessories
    2. B. File Formats
    3. C. Visiting B&N with Your NOOK Tablet
  12. Index
  13. About the Author
  14. Copyright