Google Nexus 7: Android 4.4 KitKat Edition

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(The updated edition of this book for the Nexus 7, Nexus 9, and Android 5 Lollipop is also available.) 


Perfect for new and experienced users, this no-fluff guide to the Google Nexus 7 tablet is packed with tips and details on apps, services, settings, and documents. You'll also find step-by-step instructions for dictating, networking, sharing, troubleshooting, going online, and using Google Now.


New apps and features covered include Camera, Clock, Google Keep, Android Device Manager, Play Games, Quick Settings, Lock-screen widgets, multiple users, restricted profiles, HDMI screen mirroring, external displays, Miracast, wireless charging, app verification, gesture typing, printing, cellular (LTE/HSPA+) connections, privacy options, Hangouts, the notification light, the remodeled Google Play store, and the updated versions of Chrome, Gmail, and Maps.


- Covers all Nexus 7 models and Android 4.4 (KitKat).

- Covers all Google Play edition (pure Android) tablets, including the LG G Pad 8.3.

- Master the Home screen, Lock screen, and multitouch gestures.- Secure your data from thieves, snoops, and rogue apps.

- Locate a lost or stolen Nexus remotely.

- Work with onscreen or wireless keyboards.

- Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, apps, contacts, and more.

- Summon Google Now to get personalized information when you need it.

- Ask Google Search to find nearby businesses, set alarms, search the web, and more.

- Dictate anywhere that you can type.

- Connect to wireless networks with a few taps.

- Set up cellular, Bluetooth, and VPN connections.

- Mirror your tablet's screen to your TV.

- Back up your data to the cloud.

- Transfer files to and from your Windows PC or Apple Mac computer.

- Sync your documents, mail, contacts, appointments, reminders, notes, and messages wirelessly across your computers and mobile devices.

- See all your notifications in one place.

- Browse the web with Chrome.

- Watch and subscribe to videos on the YouTube app.

- Send, receive, and manage your email with Gmail or Email.

- Chat with family and friends on Hangouts.

- Post to Twitter or Facebook right from the app you're using.

- Manage your day-to-day life with Calendar, People, Google Keep, and Clock.

- Find your way with Maps.

- Download apps, games, and updates from the Google Play store.

- Connect to Google's online multiplayer social gaming network.

- Play music, movies, TV shows, and other media downloaded from the Google Play store.

- Capture, edit, and share photos and videos with Camera and Gallery.

- Care for your Nexus and troubleshoot problems.

- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.


Contents

1. Getting Started with Your Nexus 7

2. Touring Your Nexus

3. Securing Your Nexus

4. Typing & Editing

5. Wireless & Network Connections

6. Managing Your Accounts & Data

7. Connecting to Computers

8. Getting Notifications

9. Google Now

10. Google Search

11. Browsing the Web with Chrome

12. Watching YouTube Videos

13. Email, Messaging & Keeping in Touch

14. Organizing Your Life

15. Shopping for Apps, Games & Media

16. Maps & Navigation

17. Shooting, Viewing & Managing Photos

18. Nexus Care & Troubleshooting


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Perfect for new and experienced users, this no-fluff guide to Google Nexus 7 and 9 tablets is packed with details and tips on apps, services, settings, and documents. You'll also find step-by-step instructions for dictating, networking, sharing, troubleshooting, going online, and using Google Now.


New and updated features covered include adaptive brightness, always-on "OK Google" detection, app-specific notification blocking, Battery Saver, battery-life prediction, Bluetooth Low Energy, Chromecast screen mirroring, device sharing, double-tap to wake, flashlight, guest users, lock-screen notifications, material design, non-Gmail email accounts, the Overview screen, priority interruptions (do-not-disturb mode), Quick Settings, screen pinning, Settings search, Smart Lock, Tap & Go, vibration, and the redesigned versions of Calendar, Camera, Contacts, Gmail, Hangouts, Maps, Photos, and Settings.


- Covers Android 5 Lollipop.

- Covers all Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 tablets, as well as other pure Android devices, including Nexus 10 and Google Play Edition tablets.

- Master the Home screen, Lock screen, and multitouch gestures.

- Secure your data from thieves, snoops, and rogue apps.

- Locate a lost or stolen Nexus remotely.

- Work with onscreen or wireless keyboards.

- Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, apps, contacts, settings, and more.

- Summon Google Now to get personalized information when you need it.

- Ask Google Search to find nearby businesses, set alarms, search the web, and more.

- Dictate anywhere that you can type.

- Squeeze out every minute of battery life.

- Connect to wireless networks with a few taps.

- Set up cellular, Bluetooth, and VPN connections.

- Mirror your tablet's screen to your TV.

- Back up your data to the cloud.

- Transfer files to and from your Windows PC or Apple Mac computer.

- Sync your documents, mail, contacts, appointments, reminders, notes, and messages wirelessly across your computers and mobile devices.

- See all your notifications in one place.

- Stop some or all notifications indefinitely or for a fixed duration.

- Browse the web with Chrome.

- Watch and subscribe to videos on the YouTube app.

- Send, receive, and manage all your email with the Gmail app.

- Make free phone calls or chat with friends on Hangouts.

- Post to Twitter or Facebook right from the app you're using.

- Manage your day-to-day life with Contacts, Calendar, Keep, and Clock.

- Find your way with Maps.

- Download apps, games, and updates from the Google Play store.

- Connect to Google's online multiplayer social gaming network.

- Play or cast music, movies, TV shows, and other media downloaded from the Google Play store.

- Capture, edit, and share photos and videos with Camera and Photos.

- Care for your Nexus and troubleshoot problems.

- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.

- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.


Contents

1. Getting Started with Your Nexus

2. Touring Your Nexus

3. Securing Your Nexus

4. Typing & Editing

5. Wireless & Network Connections

6. Managing Your Accounts & Data

7. Connecting to Computers

8. Getting Notifications

9. Google Now

10. Google Search

11. Browsing the Web with Chrome

12. Watching YouTube Videos

13. Email, Messaging & Keeping in Touch

14. Organizing Your Life

15. Shopping for Apps, Games & Media

16. Maps & Navigation

17. Shooting, Viewing & Managing Photos

18. Nexus Care & Troubleshooting


Chris Kennedy
Perfect for new and longtime Mac users, this no-fluff guide to OS X Yosemite is packed with details on system preferences, the desktop, Finder, applications, and utilities. You'll also find step-by-step instructions for printing, scanning, networking, sharing, troubleshooting, and going online. A Windows glossary makes switching to Mac (mostly) painless, and keyboard mavens will find a complete list of keyboard shortcuts.


New features covered include iCloud Drive, Family Sharing, Continuity, Handoff, Extensions, Today view, Photos, and updates to Spotlight, FaceTime, Game Center, and full-screen apps.


- See live previews of documents, pictures, and folders.

- Use Mission Control to juggle all your open windows, desktops, and displays.

- Dock programs, documents, and folders for one-click access.

- Tag your files to make them easy to sort and find.

- Use Finder tabs to declutter your desktop.

- See all your notifications in one place.

- Spread your work over multiple displays.

- Enhance and customize OS X with extensions.

- Use iCloud to store and access the latest versions of your files and settings online.

- Share iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases freely with your family.

- Sync your files, mail, contacts, appointments, reminders, notes, and messages wirelessly across your Mac, Windows PC, and iOS devices.

- Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, programs, online sources, and more.

- Dictate anywhere that you can type.

- Play games on Game Center, Apple's online multiplayer social gaming network.

- Post to Facebook and Twitter right from the app you're using.

- Mirror your Mac's screen to your HDTV wirelessly via AirPlay, or use your HDTV as a full-fledged display, complete with dock and menu bar.

- Share files and printers on your home network.

- Move seamlessly between your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, or use them together.

- Connect to wireless networks with a couple of clicks.

- Set up and manage printers, scanners, and other devices.

- Download and install OS X, apps, and updates from the Mac App Store.

- Secure your data from thieves and snoops.

- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.

- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.


Contents

1. OS X Basics

2. The Desktop

3. System Preferences

4. Files, Folders & Drives

5. Programs & Documents

6. Printing, Faxing & Fonts

7. Networks & Sharing

8. Online Connections

9. Security & Privacy

10. Maintenance & Backups

11. Switching from Windows

12. Keyboard Shortcuts


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Publisher
Questing Vole Press
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Published on
Mar 8, 2014
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Pages
290
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ISBN
9781937842222
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Language
English
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Computers / Hardware / Mobile Devices
Computers / Hardware / Tablets
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New and updated features covered include adaptive brightness, always-on "OK Google" detection, app-specific notification blocking, Battery Saver, battery-life prediction, Bluetooth Low Energy, Chromecast screen mirroring, device sharing, double-tap to wake, flashlight, guest users, lock-screen notifications, material design, non-Gmail email accounts, the Overview screen, priority interruptions (do-not-disturb mode), Quick Settings, screen pinning, Settings search, Smart Lock, Tap & Go, vibration, and the redesigned versions of Calendar, Camera, Contacts, Gmail, Hangouts, Maps, Photos, and Settings.


- Covers Android 5 Lollipop.

- Covers all Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 tablets, as well as other pure Android devices, including Nexus 10 and Google Play Edition tablets.

- Master the Home screen, Lock screen, and multitouch gestures.

- Secure your data from thieves, snoops, and rogue apps.

- Locate a lost or stolen Nexus remotely.

- Work with onscreen or wireless keyboards.

- Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, apps, contacts, settings, and more.

- Summon Google Now to get personalized information when you need it.

- Ask Google Search to find nearby businesses, set alarms, search the web, and more.

- Dictate anywhere that you can type.

- Squeeze out every minute of battery life.

- Connect to wireless networks with a few taps.

- Set up cellular, Bluetooth, and VPN connections.

- Mirror your tablet's screen to your TV.

- Back up your data to the cloud.

- Transfer files to and from your Windows PC or Apple Mac computer.

- Sync your documents, mail, contacts, appointments, reminders, notes, and messages wirelessly across your computers and mobile devices.

- See all your notifications in one place.

- Stop some or all notifications indefinitely or for a fixed duration.

- Browse the web with Chrome.

- Watch and subscribe to videos on the YouTube app.

- Send, receive, and manage all your email with the Gmail app.

- Make free phone calls or chat with friends on Hangouts.

- Post to Twitter or Facebook right from the app you're using.

- Manage your day-to-day life with Contacts, Calendar, Keep, and Clock.

- Find your way with Maps.

- Download apps, games, and updates from the Google Play store.

- Connect to Google's online multiplayer social gaming network.

- Play or cast music, movies, TV shows, and other media downloaded from the Google Play store.

- Capture, edit, and share photos and videos with Camera and Photos.

- Care for your Nexus and troubleshoot problems.

- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.

- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.


Contents

1. Getting Started with Your Nexus

2. Touring Your Nexus

3. Securing Your Nexus

4. Typing & Editing

5. Wireless & Network Connections

6. Managing Your Accounts & Data

7. Connecting to Computers

8. Getting Notifications

9. Google Now

10. Google Search

11. Browsing the Web with Chrome

12. Watching YouTube Videos

13. Email, Messaging & Keeping in Touch

14. Organizing Your Life

15. Shopping for Apps, Games & Media

16. Maps & Navigation

17. Shooting, Viewing & Managing Photos

18. Nexus Care & Troubleshooting


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- See live previews of documents, pictures, and folders.

- Use Mission Control to juggle all your open windows and desktops.

- Dock programs, documents, and folders for one-click access.

- Use iCloud to store your files and settings online and sync them wirelessly across your Macs, Windows PCs, and iOS devices.

- Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, programs, and more.

- Share files and printers on your home network.

- Connect to wireless networks with a couple of clicks.

- Set up and manage printers, scanners, and other devices.

- Download and install OS X, apps, and updates from the Mac App Store.

- Secure your data from thieves and snoops.

- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.

- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.


Contents

1. OS X Basics

2. The Desktop

3. System Preferences

4. Files, Folders, and Drives

5. Programs and Documents

6. Printing, Faxing, and Fonts

7. Networks and Sharing

8. Online Connections

9. Security and Privacy

10. Maintenance and Backups

11. Switching from Windows

12. Keyboard Shortcuts


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New features covered include Notification Center, Dictation, Gatekeeper, Game Center, Messages, Notes, Reminders, Share sheets, Twitter integration, Facebook integration, AirPlay Mirroring, Power Nap, screen-saver slideshows, deeper iCloud integration, and App Store updates.


- See live previews of documents, pictures, and folders.

- Use Mission Control to juggle all your open windows and desktops.

- Dock programs, documents, and folders for one-click access.

- See all your notifications in one place.

- Use iCloud to store and access the latest versions of your files and settings online.

- Sync your documents, mail, contacts, appointments, reminders, notes, and messages wirelessly across your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

- Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, programs, and more.

- Dictate anywhere that you can type.

- Play games on Game Center, Apple's online multiplayer social gaming network.

- Post to Facebook and Twitter right from the app you're using.

- Mirror your Mac's screen to your TV wirelessly via AirPlay.

- Share files and printers on your home network.

- Connect to wireless networks with a couple of clicks.

- Set up and manage printers, scanners, and other devices.

- Download and install OS X, apps, and updates from the Mac App Store.

- Secure your data from thieves and snoops.

- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.

- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.


Contents

1. OS X Basics

2. The Desktop

3. System Preferences

4. Files, Folders, and Drives

5. Programs and Documents

6. Printing, Faxing, and Fonts

7. Networks and Sharing

8. Online Connections

9. Security and Privacy

10. Maintenance and Backups

11. Switching from Windows

12. Keyboard Shortcuts


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New features covered include iCloud Drive, Family Sharing, Continuity, Handoff, Extensions, Today view, Photos, and updates to Spotlight, FaceTime, Game Center, and full-screen apps.


- See live previews of documents, pictures, and folders.

- Use Mission Control to juggle all your open windows, desktops, and displays.

- Dock programs, documents, and folders for one-click access.

- Tag your files to make them easy to sort and find.

- Use Finder tabs to declutter your desktop.

- See all your notifications in one place.

- Spread your work over multiple displays.

- Enhance and customize OS X with extensions.

- Use iCloud to store and access the latest versions of your files and settings online.

- Share iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases freely with your family.

- Sync your files, mail, contacts, appointments, reminders, notes, and messages wirelessly across your Mac, Windows PC, and iOS devices.

- Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, programs, online sources, and more.

- Dictate anywhere that you can type.

- Play games on Game Center, Apple's online multiplayer social gaming network.

- Post to Facebook and Twitter right from the app you're using.

- Mirror your Mac's screen to your HDTV wirelessly via AirPlay, or use your HDTV as a full-fledged display, complete with dock and menu bar.

- Share files and printers on your home network.

- Move seamlessly between your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, or use them together.

- Connect to wireless networks with a couple of clicks.

- Set up and manage printers, scanners, and other devices.

- Download and install OS X, apps, and updates from the Mac App Store.

- Secure your data from thieves and snoops.

- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.

- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.


Contents

1. OS X Basics

2. The Desktop

3. System Preferences

4. Files, Folders & Drives

5. Programs & Documents

6. Printing, Faxing & Fonts

7. Networks & Sharing

8. Online Connections

9. Security & Privacy

10. Maintenance & Backups

11. Switching from Windows

12. Keyboard Shortcuts


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