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Enter a bright new world of entertainment with Amazons red hot tablet. This guide lights the way with lots of illustrations and step-by-step instructions for browsing the Web, emailing, playing games, and viewing books, movies, and magazines in blazing color. Learn how to manage your media library on the Fire and in the cloud—and where to find the coolest apps.
Note: This first edition of Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual covers only the original Kindle Fire sold between November, 2011 and September, 2012. For later models, please see Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual, 2nd edition.
The important stuff you need to know:
- Read all about it. Find, load, and read a variety of ebooks, magazines, and newspapers.
- Go online. Browse the Web and manage email with a secure Wi-Fi connection.
- Put on a show. Watch movies and TV series, and showcase your photos and videos.
- Fill up your jukebox. Listen to your favorite music from Amazon and iTunes.
- Load up on apps. Get popular games, guides, references, and more with Amazons Apps for Android.
- Take your briefcase. Read PDFs, Word files, Excel spreadsheets, and other docs.
Amazons hot new device lets you enjoy your books, movies, and magazines in full color—along with speedy web browsing, email, and games. But to really take advantage of the Kindle Fire, you need to manage Wi-Fi access to your Amazon cloud library, as well as battery life and a variety of new apps. Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual shows you the way with loads of illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and savvy tips.
- Make the most of the Kindle Fires 8 GB on-board memory
- Get Wi-Fi access when and where you need it
- Manage your Amazon digital media library
- Maximize battery life while enjoying movies and music on the road
- Find and install the apps that work best on the Kindle Fire
- Access all of your email accounts in one convenient app
- Read Word documents, PDFs, and more
About the Author
Peter Meyers designs, speaks, and writes about digital books. After co-founding pioneering multimedia textbook publisher Digital Learning Interactive, he launched a successful career as a freelance journalist, writing about the strange and wonderful effects of computers on mainstream culture for many publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Salon, and the Village Voice. During a subsequent five-year tour of duty at OReilly Media he worked in the Missing Manual group, serving as managing editor and associate publisher. His most recent writing projects include Best iPad Apps (OReilly Media, 2010) and Breaking the Page: Transforming Books and the Reading Experience. He blogs at www.newkindofbook.com and you can follow him on Twitter @petermeyers. Peter's undergraduate degree is from Harvard, where he studied American history and literature, and he has an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop.
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