My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (2nd Revised edition)

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (2nd Revised edition)

By: Lonzell Watson (author), Eric Butow (author)Paperback

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Step-by-step instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do with the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 problems or limitations Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 working just the way you want. Learn how to * Get started fast * Navigate Samsung Galaxy Tab 2's Android operating system * Retrieve, play, and manage music, video, podcasts, and audiobooks * Use Google Play as a portal to movies and TV content * Capture higher quality photos and video * Surf the Web quickly with the built-in browser * Monitor news, weather, and stock prices * Simplify your life with the Calendar and Contacts * Send email, text, and multimedia messages * Use your Galaxy Tab 2 as an eReader * Find and share any destination with Maps, Navigation, Local, and Latitude * Discover, install, maintain, and work with new Android apps * Extend your Galaxy Tab 2 with add-on hardware and accessories * Customize your tablet to reflect your personal style and preferences * Keep your Galaxy Tab 2 software up to date, reliable, and running smoothly

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About Author

Eric Butow began writing books in 2000 when he wrote Master Visually Windows 2000 Server. Since then, Eric has authored or coauthored 19 other books. Those books include Addison-Wesley's User Interface Design for Mere Mortals, Amacom's How to Succeed in Business Using LinkedIn, Wiley Publishing's Droid Companion, Que Publishing's My Samsung Galaxy Tab, and, most recently, Que Publishing's Blogging to Drive Business, Second Edition. Eric lives in Jackson, California. He has a Master's degree in communication from California State University, Fresno, and is the owner of Butow Communications Group (BCG), an online marketing ROI improvement firm. Website: http://butow.net LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/ebutow Lonzell Watson is the best-selling author of the Teach Yourself Visually iPad book series. His books have won the International Award of Excellence, the award of Distinguished Technical Communication and Best of Show presented by the Society for Technical Communication, for the past two years in a row. He is the author of other popular titles including My Samsung Galaxy Tab, My HTC EVO 3D, Teach Yourself Visually Digital Video, Teach Yourself Visually Final Cut Pro, and the Canon VIXIA Digital Field Guide. Lonzell is an instructional designer in the aerospace and defense industry and is also an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business at Bellevue University. He holds a Master's degree in Instructional Design and Development and isthe owner of Creative Intelligence LLC, an instructional design and technical writing company. Website: http://creativeintel.com LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/pub/lonzell-watson/6/b64/499

Contents

1 The Galaxy Tab Universe 3 First, a Look at Android 4 The Newest Members: The Galaxy Tab 2 Family 5 The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 5 The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 6 Comparing the Tab 2 to Other Tabs 7 Galaxy Tab 7.0 7 Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus 8 Galaxy Tab 7.7 9 Galaxy Tab 8.9 10 Galaxy Tab 10.1 11 Galaxy Note 11 2 Meeting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 15 Investigating the Galaxy Tab 2 Unit 16 Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab 2 7" 16 Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab 2 10" 20 The Galaxy Tab 2 Buttons and Switches 22 The Four Galaxy Tab 2 Icons 22 The Power Button 25 Volume Control Buttons 27 Galaxy Tab 2 Screens 28 The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab 2 7") 28 The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab 2 10") 29 The Apps Screen (Galaxy Tab 2 7") 29 The Application Screen (Galaxy Tab 2 7") 30 Manipulating the Screen 31 Tapping an Element 31 Pinching 32 Dragging and Flicking 32 Screen Rotation and Orientation 33 Interacting with Android 34 Sliders 34 Settings Menus 34 Button Bar 35 Tab Areas 35 Using the Keyboard 36 Using Special Keyboards and Characters 37 3 Setting Up the Galaxy Tab 2 43 Getting Details About the Galaxy Tab 2 44 Setting Up Your Network 46 Syncing the Galaxy Tab 2 51 4 Customizing Android 4 55 Password-Protecting the Galaxy Tab 2 55 Changing Your Password 58 Setting Parental Restrictions 60 Changing the Date and Time 60 Modifying Your Wallpaper 62 Setting Alert Sounds 64 Changing Keyboard and Voice Settings 65 Modifying More Settings 67 5 Browsing the Web 71 Browsing to a URL 71 Searching the Web 73 Viewing Web Pages 75 Bookmarking Websites 77 Returning to Previously Visited Pages 78 Deleting Bookmarks 80 Filling in Web Forms 82 Copying Text and Images from Web Pages 83 6 Sending Email and Instant Messages 87 Configuring Email 87 Reading Email 91 Composing a New Message 95 Creating Your Own Signature 96 Deleting Messages 97 Searching Through Email 98 Configuring Email Settings 100 Sending and Receiving Instant Messages 102 Configuring Messenger Settings 108 Configuring Google Talk Settings 109 7 Using the Calendar and Contacts to Simplify Your Life 113 Staying Up to Date 113 Managing Contacts 127 Managing Your Busy Schedule 136 Using Calendar Views 140 8 Playing Music and Video 149 Purchasing Music, Movies, and TV Shows on Google Play 149 Playing Videos 152 Recording Video 156 Copying Files with Windows Media Player 159 Connecting as a Mass Storage Device 161 Samsung Kies for PCs and Macs 164 Adding a Podcast App 166 Playing Songs 168 Creating Your Own Playlists 170 Viewing YouTube Videos 172 9 Reading and Managing Books 175 Logging In to Your Account 176 Purchasing Books 180 Using Reading Aids 182 Adding Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes 187 Organizing Your Books 190 10 Capturing and Managing Photos 193 Using the Camera 194 Navigating Image Viewer 200 Tips for Capturing Photos 202 Working with Gallery 203 Performing Screen Captures 209 Editing Images 210 11 Using Maps, Navigation, Local, and Latitude 215 Enabling GPS 216 Getting Around with Maps 217 Getting Voice-Command Directions 226 Getting to Know Local 230 Enabling Wireless Networks 234 Using Latitude 236 12 Enhancing Your Galaxy Tab 2 with Apps 241 Getting Apps on Google Play 242 Managing Apps Through Your Home Pages 253 Adding Useful Apps 259 Using Note Everything 266 13 Adding New Hardware 271 Galaxy Tab USB and SD Connection Kit 272 Bluetooth Keyboards 272 Pairing Bluetooth Devices 273 MicroSD Cards 274 14 Finding Galaxy Tab 2 Accessories 279 Protective Cases 279 Screen Protectors 282 Chargers and Adapters 283 15 Troubleshooting Your Galaxy Tab 2 287 Maintaining Your Galaxy Tab 2 288 Update Galaxy Tab 2 Software 288 Backing Up and Restoring Your Galaxy Tab 2 289 Syncing and Using Manual Backup 292 Extending Battery Life 292 Dim Screen Brightness 294 Utilize Sleep Mode 296 Conserve Power by Turning Off Wi-Fi 296 Conserve Power by Turning Off Bluetooth 297 Solving Random Galaxy Tab Issues 298 Difficulty Turning Your Tab On or Off 298 Touchscreen Becomes Unresponsive 298 Force Stop an App 298 Battery Does Not Charge 301 Landscape Orientation Does Not Work 301 Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Accessibility Problems 303 Make Sure Wi-Fi Is Activated 303 Check Your Range 304 Reset the Galaxy Tab 2 Software 304 Getting Technical Help 306 Contact Your Cellular Provider or Samsung 306 Index 309

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/12/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780789750389
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780789750389
  • weight: 520
  • ISBN10: 0789750384
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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