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Amazons Kindle Fire HD combines the most popular e-reader and tablet features in one sleek package, and with this entertaining guide, youll master everything the Fire has to offer. With loads of illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and savvy tips, youll learn how to manage your media library in the cloud, find the coolest apps, and make the most of your Kindle Fire experience—no matter which model you choose.
The important stuff you need to know:
- Read all about it. Find ebooks and newspapers in the Kindle Store, and add your own books and magazines.
- Use great new features. Discover Amazons X-Ray service, and parental controls for individual users.
- Take in a show. Watch movies and TV series, and display your photos and videos.
- Go online. Browse the Web and manage email with Wi-Fi and 4D LTE.
- Fill up your jukebox. Listen to your favorite music from Amazon and iTunes.
- Load up on apps. Get popular games, guides, and references with Amazons Apps for Android.
- Get to work. Read PDFs, Word files, Excel spreadsheets, and other docs.
Meyers, an author of digital books, offers a manual for the KindleFire HD that describes how to set it up; read and listen to books, magazines, newspapers, and documents and spreadsheets; watch TV andmovies and listen to music; use email, contacts, and the calendar; browse the internet; and play games and use other apps. An appendix covers troubleshooting and maintenance.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
In Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual, digital media expert Peter Meyers helps you master Amazon's new HD tablet models. The Kindle Fire lets you enjoy all of your Amazon books, movies, and magazines in full color along with speedy web browsing, email, and games. Loaded with color illustrations, the new edition of this entertaining guide includes an all-new chapter on social media, Skype, and video chat.
This book shows you how to:
- Use the Kindle Fire HD's great new features, including 10-finger touch
- Learn more about the book or movie you're enjoying with Amazon's exclusive X-Ray feature
- Video chat using the front-facing camera
- Set limits on what your kids can do on the Kindle Fire—and for how long
- Get Wi-Fi access when and where you need it
- Manage your Amazon digital media library
- Find and install the apps that work best on the Kindle Fire
- Manage your Gmail, Yahoo mail, and other email accounts in one convenient app
- Troubleshoot the Kindle Fire
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.
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgments; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; What's New in Fire-land; Under the Fire's Hood; About This Book; About MissingManuals.com; Safari Books Online; Part I: Getting Started and Reading; Chapter 1: Out of the Box: Setting Up, Taking a Tour; 1.1 Parts and Ports; 1.2 Turning the Fire On, Making It Yours; 1.3 Rotation and Orientation; 1.4 Turning the Fire Off; 1.5 The Home Screen; 1.6 Prying Eyes and Controlling Kids; 1.7 Tapping, Touching, Typing; 1.8 Installing Apps; 1.9 Cloud vs. Device; Chapter 2: Reading (and Listening to) Books; 2.1 Grab a Book; 2.2 Page Turning and Navigation; 2.3 Search...and Research; 2.4 Playing Page Designer; 2.5 Notes and Highlighting; 2.6 Bookmarks; 2.7 Reading on Multiple Devices; 2.8 Audiobooks; 2.9 Browsing and Buying; 2.10 Borrowing and Lending; Chapter 3: The Newsstand; 3.1 Apps vs. Kindle Editions; 3.2 Reading and Navigation; 3.3 Browsing and Buying; Chapter 4: Documents and Spreadsheets; 4.1 The Built-in Docs Library; 4.2 Third-Party Apps; Part II: Watching and Listening; Chapter 5: Watching TV and Movies; 5.1 Browsing and Downloading; 5.2 App Spotlight: Netflix and Hulu; 5.3 Syncing and Sharing; Chapter 6: Photos and Home Videos; 6.1 Getting Pictures and Videos onto the Fire; 6.2 Browsing Photos; Chapter 7: Listening to Music; 7.1 Getting Music onto the Fire; 7.2 Browsing and Searching; 7.3 Listening; 7.4 Playlists: Be Your Own DJ; 7.5 Browsing the Store and Buying; Part III: Communications and Browsing; Chapter 8: Email, Contacts, and Calendar; 8.1 Email and Address Book Setup; 8.2 Checking and Reading Email; 8.3 Composing a Message; 8.4 The Contacts App; 8.5 Keeping Your Calendar; Chapter 9: Browsing the Web; 9.1 Visiting a Website; 9.2 Navigation and Viewing Basics; 9.3 Favorites and Recently Visited Sites; 9.4 Searching; 9.5 Copying Text and Images; 9.6 Sharing and Saving Web Pages; 9.7 Security and Other Advanced Settings; Part IV: Kindle in Appland; Chapter 10: Playing Games; 10.1 Making Shapes; 10.2 Finding Paths; 10.3 Falling Objects; 10.4 Quizzes and Brain Teasers; 10.5 Word Puzzlers and Number Boards; 10.6 Driving and Flying; Chapter 11: Creative Corner; 11.1 Painting and Drawing; 11.2 Photos; 11.3 Music; 11.4 Cooking and the Kitchen; Chapter 12: Managing Time, Tasks, and Travel; 12.1 Clocks; 12.2 To-Do Lists and Notes; 12.3 Dining Out; 12.4 Travel; 12.5 Bills and Banking; Part V: Appendixes; Settings; Help and Feedback; My Account; Applications; Parental Controls; Sounds and Display; Wireless; Device; Location-based Services; Language and Keyboard; Security; Legal and Compliance; Troubleshooting and Maintenance; WiFi Not Working; Unresponsive App; App Installation Problems; Out-of-Date Apps; System Software Updates; Battery Draining Too Quickly; Sharing or Selling Your Fire; Where to Head for Help; 8.9-inch Model Special Features; Activating 4G/LTE Service; Keyboard Extras; Accessibility;