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Droid 2: The Missing Manual


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Publisher Comments:

Ready to unleash the Droid 2? This entertaining guide helps you take full command of Motorolas sleek new device to get online, shop, find locations, keep in touch, and much more. Every page is packed with useful information you can put to work right away, from setup to troubleshooting, with lots of valuable tips and tricks along the way.

  • Get organized. Sync your contacts, calendar, and email with your Google Calendar and Outlook accounts.
  • Go online. Make your phone a portable hotspot or a modem to get your laptop online.
  • Be productive. Use Google docs to create and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Play music. Purchase music from Amazon and sync your Droid 2 with Windows Media Player.
  • Capture photos and video. Edit your photos and share everything you shoot—instantly.

Book News Annotation:

This user's guide to the Droid 2 smart phone provides useful information for performing common tasks with this powerful mobile hardware and the Android operating system. Beginning with a tour of the phone's physical features, the volume covers call functions, texting, music, camera, photo management and video, mobile browsing, email, installing applications, syncing with PC's voice commands and personal configuration settings. A series of appendices provide information on signing up for third party services, phone accessories and troubleshooting and maintenance. The work includes step-by-step instruction, notes and screen shots and access to additional online resources is provided. Gralla is a technology writer and journalist. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Preston Gralla is the editor of WindowsDevCenter.com and OnDotNet. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Internet Annoyances, PC Pest Control, and Windows XP Hacks, Second Edition, and co-author of Windows XP Cookbook. As an award-winning author and technology expert, Preston has written articles for major national newspapers and magazines and has also appeared on several TV and radio programs.

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgements; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; About the Droid 2; About This Book; About the Outline; About→These→Arrows; About the Online Resources; Safari® Books Online; Chapter 1: The Guided Tour; 1.1 Power/Lock Key; 1.2 Headset Jack; 1.3 About the Screen; 1.4 Status Bar Icons; 1.5 Notification Light; 1.6 The Four Keys; 1.7 Slide-Out Keyboard; 1.8 Micro USB Port; 1.9 Ringer Volume; 1.10 Microphone; 1.11 SD Card and Battery; 1.12 Camera; 1.13 Charging Cable and AC Adapter; 1.14 Home Screen; 1.15 Customizing the Home Screen and Panes; 1.16 Controlling the Droid 2 with Your Fingers; Chapter 2: Typing and Texting; 2.1 The Three Keyboards; 2.2 Using the Multi-Touch Keyboard; 2.3 Using the Swype Keyboard; 2.4 The Physical Keyboard; 2.5 Copying and Pasting Text; 2.6 Searching Your Droid 2; 2.7 Voice Search; 2.8 Text Messaging (SMS); 2.9 Google Talk; Chapter 3: Phone Calls; 3.1 Placing a Phone Call; 3.2 Dialing a Call; 3.3 Managing Contacts; 3.4 Designating Favorites; 3.5 Setting Up Speed Dial; 3.6 Answering Calls; 3.7 Conference Calling; 3.8 Visual Voicemail; 3.9 Call Waiting; 3.10 Call Forwarding; 3.11 Caller ID; 3.12 Bluetooth Earpieces; Chapter 4: Music; 4.1 Where to Get Music; 4.2 Using the Music App; 4.3 Choosing from the 3D Gallery; 4.4 Playing Music; 4.5 Creating Playlists; 4.6 More Music Options; 4.7 Using Your Droid 2 While Playing Music; 4.8 Playing Music and Media on Other Devices; Chapter 5: Camera, Photos, and Video; 5.1 Opening the Gallery; 5.2 Editing Photos, Sharing Photos, and More; 5.3 Working with Multiple Photos; 5.4 Videos in the Gallery; 5.5 Taking Still Photos; 5.6 Customizing Your Photo Shooting; 5.7 Photo Settings; 5.8 Taking Video; 5.9 YouTube; Chapter 6: Maps, Weather, and Other Droid 2 Apps; 6.1 Maps; 6.2 Turn-by-Turn Navigation; 6.3 Street View; 6.4 Weather; 6.5 Reading News; 6.6 Calculator; Chapter 7: Calendar; 7.1 Using the Calendar; 7.2 Geolocation and the Calendar; 7.3 Google Calendar on the Web; 7.4 Synchronizing Your Calendar with Outlook; 7.5 Corporate Calendar and Microsoft Exchange; Chapter 8: Getting Online: Wi-Fi, 3G, and Mobile Hotspots; 8.1 How the Droid 2 Gets Online; 8.2 Connecting via Wi-Fi; 8.3 Turning Your Droid 2 into a Wi-Fi Hotspot; 8.4 Airplane Mode; Chapter 9: The Web; 9.1 The Droid 2 Browser; 9.2 Basic Navigation and Managing Windows; 9.3 Navigating a Web Page; 9.4 Multiple Windows; 9.5 Web Pages Designed for Mobile Phones; 9.6 The Address Bar; 9.7 Bookmarks; 9.8 Most Visited and History Lists; 9.9 Tapping Links; 9.10 Saving Online Images; 9.11 Finding Text, Copying Text, Getting Page Information, and More; 9.12 Browsing with Keyboard Shortcuts; 9.13 Getting the Facts with RSS; 9.14 Online Privacy and Security; 9.15 Using Other Browsers; Chapter 10: Email, Gmail, Facebook, and the Universal Inbox; 10.1 Understanding Email on the Droid 2; 10.2 Setting Up Gmail; 10.3 Reading Mail in Gmail; 10.4 Replying and Forwarding in Gmail; 10.5 Understanding Gmail's Organization; 10.6 Managing Incoming Mail in Gmail; 10.7 Writing Messages in Gmail; 10.8 Working with Labels and Search; 10.9 Searching Gmail; 10.10 Setting Up Email Accounts; 10.11 Reading Mail; 10.12 Handling Attachments and Pictures in Email; 10.13 Managing Mail; 10.14 Creating and Sending Mail; 10.15 The Universal Inbox; 10.16 Using Web-Based Mail Programs; 10.17 Facebook on the Droid 2; Chapter 11: Downloading and Using Apps; 11.1 The Droid 2's Free and Easy Approach to Apps; 11.2 Apps and Multitasking; 11.3 Where to Get Apps; 11.4 Using Market; 11.5 Downloading from the Web; 11.6 Downloading and Using a Bar Code Scanner; 11.7 Updating Apps; 11.8 Managing, Sharing, and Uninstalling Apps; 11.9 Putting an App on the Home Screen or Panes; 11.10 Troubleshooting Apps; 11.11 Five Great Apps; Chapter 12: Syncing and Transferring Music, Videos, Pictures, and Other Files; 12.1 Connecting Your Droid 2 to Your Computer; 12.2 Transferring Files Using Your PC; 12.3 Transferring Files Using Your Mac; 12.4 Transferring Music, Videos, and Pictures from a PC Using Windows Media Player; 12.5 Transferring Music, Videos, and Pictures to Your PC; 12.6 Transferring Pictures to Your PC in Bulk; 12.7 Using the Droid 2 Files Application; 12.8 Checking Space on Your SD Card; Chapter 13: Taking the Droid 2 to Work; 13.1 Setting Up Your Droid 2 with Your Company Account; 13.2 Virtual Private Networking (VPN); 13.3 Using Google Docs; 13.4 Microsoft Office; Chapter 14: Controlling the Droid 2 with Your Voice; 14.1 Two Ways to Control the Droid 2 by Voice; 14.2 Using the Magic of Voice Actions; 14.3 What You Can Do with Voice Actions; 14.4 Using Voice Commands; 14.5 What Can You Control with Your Voice?; 14.6 Training the Droid 2 to Obey; 14.7 Setting Voice Commands Options; Chapter 15: Settings; 15.1 Wireless and Networks; 15.2 Call Settings; 15.3 Sound; 15.4 Display; 15.5 Data Manager; 15.6 Backup Assistant; 15.7 Location and Security; 15.8 Accounts; 15.9 Applications; 15.10 Battery Manager; 15.11 Privacy; 15.12 SD Card and Phone Storage; 15.13 Search; 15.14 Language and Keyboard; 15.15 Voice Input and Output; 15.16 Accessibility; 15.17 Date and Time; 15.18 About Phone; Setup and Signup; Choosing a Plan; Upgrading to the Newest Software; Accessories; Useful Accessories; Places to Shop; Troubleshooting and Maintenance; Make Sure Your Software Is Up-to-Date; Fixing a Frozen Phone; Correcting Email Settings; Troubleshooting the SD Card; Resetting the Droid 2; Warranty and Repair; Finding Help;

Product Details

Gralla, Preston
O'Reilly Media
Pogue, David
Computers-Reference - General
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