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Galaxy Tab lets you work, play, read, and connect on the go, but mastering its TouchWiz interface and finding the best apps can be tricky—unless you have this Missing Manual. Gadget whiz Preston Gralla provides crystal-clear explanations and step-by-step instructions to get you up to speed quickly, whether you have the 3G/4G or Wi-Fi version of this amazing device.
The important stuff you need to know:
- Design your experience. Add interactive widgets and mini-apps to your screen with TouchWiz.
- Satisfy your appetite. Download thousands of games and apps from the Android Market.
- Keep in touch. Chat, videochat, check email, and browse the Web.
- Find your way. View maps, use the GPS, and navigate turn-by-turn.
- Manage your media. Shoot and view photos and videos; organize and play your music.
- Stay informed. Read books, newspapers, and magazines.
- Be productive. Use Google Docs to store and share documents.
The Android-based Galaxy Tab is the first tablet to rival the iPad in popularity, but learning all of its features and finding the best apps can be tricky—unless you have Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual. This easy-to-use guide from gadget blogger and technology writer Preston Gralla provides clear explanations and step-by-step instructions for using this amazing device. You'll quickly get up to speed on Galaxy Tab's 3G and Wi-Fi versions.
Discover how to:
- Listen to music, watch movies and video, and showcase photos
- Get work done with Google docs and Microsoft Office
- Turn the tablet into a Wi-Fi Hotspot for email and web browsing
- Use Galaxy Tab as a barcode scanner
- Install and manage apps and games with no fuss
- Read books, magazines, and newspapers
- Use Galaxy Tab for video chatting and social networking
- View maps and use the tablet to navigate
- Control the Galaxy Tab with your voice
About the Author
Preston Gralla is the author of more than 40 books that have been translated into 20 languages, including Galaxy S 5 The Missing Manual, Windows 8 Hacks, NOOK HD: The Missing Manual, Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual, The Big Book of Windows Hacks, How the Internet Works, and How Wireless Works. He is a contributing editor to Computerworld, a blogger for ITWorld, and was a founding editor and then editorial director of PC/Computing, executive editor for CNet/ZDNet, and the founding managing editor of PC Week.He has written about technology for many national newspapers and magazines, including USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News (for whom he wrote a technology column), PC World, and numerous others. As a widely recognized technology expert, he has made many television and radio appearances, including on the CBS Early Show, MSNBC, ABC World News Now, and National Public Radio. Under his editorship, PC/Computing was a finalist for General Excellence in the National Magazine Awards. He has also won the “Best Feature in a Computing Publication” award from the Computer Press Association.Gralla is also the recipient of a Fiction Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife (his two children have flown the coop). He welcomes feedback about his books by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgements; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; About the Galaxy Tab; About This Book; About the Outline; About→These→Arrows; About the Online Resources; Safari® Books Online; Part 1: The Basics and Getting Online; Chapter 1: The Guided Tour; 1.1 Power/Lock Key; 1.2 About the Screen; 1.3 Home Screen; 1.4 Notification Panel and Quick Settings; 1.5 The Four (and Sometimes Five) Soft Buttons; 1.6 Searching; 1.7 Customizing the Home Screen and Panes; 1.8 Putting Widgets and App Shortcuts on the Home Screen; 1.9 Changing the Home Screen's Wallpaper; 1.10 Controlling the Galaxy Tab with Your Fingers; 1.11 Using the Keyboard; 1.12 Using the Swype Keyboard; 1.13 Headphone Jack; 1.14 Charger/Accessory Port; 1.15 Microphone; 1.16 Volume Key; 1.17 Cameras; 1.18 Speakers; Chapter 2: Getting Online: Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G; 2.1 How the Galaxy Tab Gets Online; 2.2 Connecting via Wi-Fi; 2.3 Setting Up and Managing Your Google Account; Chapter 3: Navigating the Web; 3.1 The Galaxy Tab's Browser; 3.2 Navigating a Web Page; 3.3 Using and Managing Tabs; 3.4 Web Pages Designed for Mobile Devices; 3.5 The Address Bar; 3.6 Bookmarks; 3.7 Syncing the Galaxy Tab's Bookmarks with Your Computer's; 3.8 Most Visited and History Lists; 3.9 Tapping Links; 3.10 Saving Online Images; 3.11 Copying Text, Finding Text, Getting Page Information, and More; 3.12 Online Privacy and Security; Chapter 4: Downloading and Using Apps; 4.1 Android's Free and Easy Approach to Apps; 4.2 Apps and Multitasking; 4.3 Where to Get Apps; 4.4 Using the Android Market; 4.5 Downloading Using the Android Market on the Web; 4.6 Downloading from the Web; 4.7 Downloading and Using a Bar Code Scanner; 4.8 Updating Apps; 4.9 Managing, Sharing, and Uninstalling Apps; 4.10 Putting an App on the Home Screen or Panes; 4.11 Troubleshooting Apps; 4.12 The Samsung Apps Store; Chapter 5: Ten Great Android Apps; 5.1 Games; 5.2 Productivity; 5.3 Music and Pictures; 5.4 Information; Part 2: Getting Social and Finding Your Way; Chapter 6: Contacts, Chat, and Video Chat; 6.1 How You Chat; 6.2 Starting Google Talk; 6.3 Starting a Chat Session; 6.4 Responding to a Chat Invitation; 6.5 How to Chat; 6.6 Video Chat; 6.7 Audio Chat; 6.8 Managing Google Talk; 6.9 Searching Google Talk; 6.10 Other Chat Apps; 6.11 Contacts; 6.12 Managing Contacts; Chapter 7: Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Apps; 7.1 How Do I Get Social?; 7.2 Using Facebook; 7.3 Twitter; 7.4 Other Social Networking Apps; Chapter 8: Maps and Navigation; 8.1 Using Google Maps; 8.2 How Your Galaxy Tab Finds Your Location; 8.3 Searching Maps; 8.4 Street View; 8.5 Turn-by-Turn Navigation; Part 3: Books, Media, and Games; Chapter 9: Books and Magazines; 9.1 Using Google Books; 9.2 Using the Kindle App; 9.3 Magazines and Newspapers; Chapter 10: Music; 10.1 Transferring Files from Your PC and Mac to Your Galaxy Tab; 10.2 Playing Music; 10.3 Using the Google Cloud Music Player; 10.4 Using the Samsung Music Player; 10.5 Using the Music Hub; Chapter 11: Camera, Photos, and Video; 11.1 Opening the Gallery; 11.2 Working with Multiple Photos; 11.3 Handy Options in the Gallery; 11.4 Sharing Photos with Picasa; 11.5 Videos in the Gallery; 11.6 Taking Still Photos; 11.7 Taking Video; 11.8 YouTube; 11.9 Media Hub; Part 4: Getting Productive; Chapter 12: Gmail and Email; 12.1 Understanding Email on Your Tablet; 12.2 Setting Up Gmail; 12.3 Reading Mail in Gmail; 12.4 Replying and Forwarding in Gmail; 12.5 Understanding Gmail's Organization; 12.6 Managing Incoming Mail in Gmail; 12.7 Writing Messages in Gmail; 12.8 Working with Labels and Search; 12.9 Searching Gmail; 12.10 Gmail Settings; 12.11 Add a Gmail Widget; 12.12 Setting Up Email Accounts; 12.13 Reading Mail; 12.14 Handling Attachments and Pictures in Email; 12.15 Managing, Creating, and Sending Mail; 12.16 Account Settings; 12.17 Add an Email Widget; 12.18 Using Web-Based Mail Programs; Chapter 13: Calendar; 13.1 Using the Calendar; 13.2 Geolocation and the Calendar; 13.3 Creating and Using a Calendar Widget; 13.4 Google Calendar on the Web; 13.5 Synchronizing Your Calendar with Outlook; 13.6 Corporate Calendar and Microsoft Exchange; Chapter 14: Getting Work Done with Your Galaxy Tab; 14.1 Setting Up Your Galaxy Tab with Your Company Account; 14.2 Virtual Private Networking (VPN); 14.3 Using Google Docs; 14.4 Microsoft Office; Part 5: Advanced Topics; Chapter 15: Controlling Your Galaxy Tab with Your Voice; 15.1 Using the Magic of Voice Actions; 15.2 What You Can Do with Voice Actions; 15.3 How Voice Actions Is Different on a Galaxy Tab Than on a Phone; 15.4 Blocking Offensive Words; 15.5 Sending a Voice Recording; 15.6 Changing Your Language; Chapter 16: Settings; 16.1 Wireless and Networks; 16.2 Sound; 16.3 Screen; 16.4 Power Saving Mode; 16.5 Location and Security; 16.6 Applications; 16.7 Accounts and Sync; 16.8 Motion Settings; 16.9 Privacy; 16.10 Storage; 16.11 Language and Input; 16.12 Accessibility; 16.13 Date and Time; 16.14 About Tablet; Part 6: Appendixes; Setup, Signup, and Accessories; Accessories; Places to Shop; Troubleshooting and Maintenance; Make Sure Your Software Is Up to Date; Resetting Your Galaxy Tab; Correcting Email Settings; Encrypting Your Galaxy Tab; Finding Help;