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The MOTOROLA ATRIX may be sharp, but you'll be sharper with help from this fun and easy smartphone guide!
The ATRIX is a gadget freak's dream. This smartphone is so smart, it can be a computer, an alarm clock, and an HD movie viewer with the help of just a few accessories. You'll learn how to do everything from charging the battery to multimedia messaging to creating a mobile hotspot, taking video, and more, with top-notch tips and terrific tricks from For Dummies authors Dan Gookin and Bill Loguidice.
Meet the ATRIX — learn about setup, orientation, opening a Google® account, typing on the ATRIX, and using built-in apps
Basic phone stuff — use voice dialing, speed dial, and call forwarding; set up carrier voicemail; and manage contacts
When ATRIX meets computer — share information between computer and phone, sync with doubleTwist, and configure a Wi-Fi hotspot
Apps and more apps — work with the calendar and alarm clock, listen to music, watch videos, or browse the Android Market
On the move — make international calls, set up security, and manage battery life when you're on the road and on the go
Open the book and find:
A tour of the ATRIX 4G and advice on setting it up
Essential ATRIX 4G operations
How to Swype instead of type
Instructions for setting up a Google Voice account
Tips on multimedia messaging
All about syncing and sharing
How to get social with Facebook, Twitter, and other sites
Maintenance tips and security secrets
Dock your ATRIX and use it as a laptop, multimedia hub, or GPS
Shoot and share photos, record HD video, and download apps
Stay connected via e-mail and social networks
IN FULL COLOR!
Welcome to the next generation of Androids – the Motorola ATRIX is here!
The revolutionary Motorola ATRIX has been hailed as the “king of the Androids” and puts the power of mobile computing right in your pocket. The new ATRIX smartphone can be docked in a number of devices to extend its functionality to a laptop, multimedia hub, and even a GPS device – making the ATRIX a full-fledged mobile computing device in a pint-sized package.
Expert For Dummies author Dan Gookin starts you out with the smartphone basics, then walks you through the long list of amazing ATRIX features. From getting connected and going online to taking fantastic photos and videos, finding your way with Google Maps and GPS, filling your ATRIX with music, movies, cool Android apps, and everything in between, your smartphone skills will be off the hook by the time you’re finished with this book!
- Helps you get up to speed quickly on how to use the Motorola ATRIX
- Covers everything you need to know, including setup and configuration, texting, e-mailing, accessing the Internet, maps, navigation, camera, video, and synching with a PC
- Filled with fast and easy how-tos, tricks, features, and techniques – all in full color
- Explains how to use the ATRIX’s webtop application to connect to the Lapdock, Vehicle Dock, and HD Multimedia Dock and extend the smartphone experience to other devices
- Includes information on troubleshooting, maintenance, and keeping your ATRIX in tip-top condition
Whether you choose to pocket or dock it, you’ll have the world at your fingertips with your ATRIX smartphone and Motorola ATRIX For Dummies!
About the Author
is the bestselling author of the very first For Dummies book and has enjoyed worldwide success with books that have been translated into 32 languages and have more than 12 million copies in print. His bestsellers include PCs For Dummies
and Laptops For Dummies
Bill Loguidice is cofounder and managing director of Armchair Arcade, one of PC Magazine's Top 100 Web Sites.
Table of Contents
Part I: Hello, Atrix 4G 7
Chapter 1: An Atrix 4G of Your Own 9
Chapter 2: Setup and Configuration 27
Chapter 3: The Basic Atrix 4G Tour 43
Chapter 4: Human–Atrix 4G Interaction 57
Part II: Your Phone Basics 73
Chapter 5: It Makes Calls Too 75
Chapter 6: More Phone Stuff 89
Chapter 7: Message for You! 99
Chapter 8: The Friends, Enemies, and Contacts in Your Phone 107
Part III: Going Above and Beyond the Call 121
Chapter 9: When Your Thumbs Do the Talking 123
Chapter 10: The Electronic Missive 133
Chapter 11: Out on the Web 147
Chapter 12: The Social Networks 159
Chapter 13: The Atrix 4G Connection 169
Part IV: Your Phone as Utility Belt 187
Chapter 14: Fun with Maps and Navigation 189
Chapter 15: Say "Cheese" 201
Chapter 16: The Atrix 4G Guggenheim 209
Chapter 17: Music Is Your Atrix 4G 221
Chapter 18: The Apps and Nothing but the Apps 235
Chapter 19: More Apps from the Android Market 247
Part V: Off the Hook 257
Chapter 20: Out and About 259
Chapter 21: Customize Your Phone 267
Chapter 22: Maintenance and Troubleshooting 283
Part VI: The Part of Tens 297
Chapter 23: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts 299
Chapter 24: Ten Things to Remember 307
Chapter 25: Ten Worthy Apps 313