Preston Gralla is the author of more than 40 books that have been translated into 20 languages, including Galaxy S 5 The Missing Manual, Windows 8 Hacks, NOOK HD: The Missing Manual, Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual, The Big Book of Windows Hacks, How the Internet Works, and How Wireless Works. He is a contributing editor to Computerworld, a blogger for ITWorld, and was a founding editor and then editorial director of PC/Computing, executive editor for CNet/ZDNet, and the founding managing editor of PC Week.He has written about technology for many national newspapers and magazines, including USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News (for whom he wrote a technology column), PC World, and numerous others. As a widely recognized technology expert, he has made many television and radio appearances, including on the CBS Early Show, MSNBC, ABC World News Now, and National Public Radio. Under his editorship, PC/Computing was a finalist for General Excellence in the National Magazine Awards. He has also won the “Best Feature in a Computing Publication” award from the Computer Press Association.Gralla is also the recipient of a Fiction Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife (his two children have flown the coop). He welcomes feedback about his books by email at email@example.com.
BlackBerry Hacks will enhance your mobile computing with great tips and tricks. You'll learn that the BlackBerry is capable of things you never thought possible, and you'll learn how to make it an even better email and web workhorse:Get the most out of the built-in applicationsTake control of email with filters, searches, and moreRev up your mobile gaming--whether you're an arcade addict or poker proBrowse the web, chat over IM, and keep up with news and weblogsWork with office documents, spell check your messages, and send faxesBecome more secure, lock down your BlackBerry and stash secure information somewhere safeManage and monitor the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and Mobile Data System (MDS)Create web sites that look great on a BlackBerryDevelop and deploy BlackBerry applications
Whether you need to schedule a meeting from a trade show floor, confirm your child's next play date at the park, or just find the show times and secure movie tickets while at dinner, this book helps you use the remarkable BlackBerry to stay in touch and in-the-know--no matter where you are or where you go.
From its stunning color touchscreen to its ultrafast speed, the Kindle Fire HD is sparking everyone's interest. This full-color guide will have you blazing through the web, staying entertained with the latest apps and games, watching your favorite TV shows and movies, and, of course, reading magazines, newspapers, and books to indulge all your interests. Whether this is your first tablet or you're upgrading from another device, you'll get to know your Kindle Fire HD and rekindle your love of reading with Kindle Fire HD For Dummies!Covers the Kindle Fire HD and original Kindle Fire Helps you navigate the interface, customize your settings, get connected, and take advantage of Amazon Cloud Shows you how to work with the built-in apps and find new ones to to try out from the Amazon Appstore Explains how to fill your Kindle Fire with cool stuff - from movies and music to videos, photos, apps, e-books, and more Walks you through using Amazon's incredibly smooth Amazon Silk web browser to find anything you need online and keep in touch with e-mail, Skype, Facebook, and Twitter
Light 'er up and unleash the fun with Kindle Fire HD For Dummies!
When you're a person who can't be chained to a desk, an iPad is your ideal tool for working or enjoying entertainment wherever you want, whenever you want. An iPad is an ideal tool for connecting to websites and networks, staying in touch with your family, keeping track of the office, or just settling in with a movie or a good book,. And to make it easier than ever, grab a copy of iPad For Dummies for simple steps on handling all your iPad's basic functions—as well as iOS 11, the latest version of the software that powers Apple's mobile gadgets.
Assuming no prior experience with an Apple tablet, this hands-on guide helps users from every walk of life navigate their way around an iPad and an iOS 11. From setting up your eMailbox and using your iPad as an eReader to finding the best iPad apps and using voice commands, it covers everything you need to squeeze all the value out of your portable device.Get help with basics on running your iPad Personalize your tablet for your needs Connect to WiFi or Bluetooth devices Find easy fixes to common iPad problems
iPad rookies rejoice! You'll be up and running like the pros in a flash!
The important stuff you need to know:Relax with a book. Load your NOOK library with ebooks, comics, and interactive books for kids.Play with apps. Enjoy the games and apps everyone’s talking about.Go online. Browse the Web and check your email with built-in WiFi.Be social. Share books and recommendations with your NOOK Friends, and Facebook and Twitter contacts.Take in a show. Watch movies and TV series, and listen to your favorite music anywhere.Read all about it. Subscribe to a variety of magazines and newspapers.
with callouts to Xoom photos that
show you exactly what to do
Tips and Advice
when you run into Xoom problems
Dozens of App Recommendations
to help you get the most from
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping
your Xoom working just the way you want. Learn how to:
• Connect your Xoom to a WiFi network
• Check email accounts and browse the web
• Read eBooks and listen to music
• Take photos and shoot video with the built-in cameras
• Play some fun and addictive games
• Never get lost with built-in GPS navigation and maps
• Stay in touch with webchat and Instant Messaging
• Turn your Xoom into a great personal assistant
• Put dozens of Google’s free services to work
• Use accessories to extend your Xoom’s capabilities
The important stuff you need to know:Get organized. Sync Droid X2 with Google Calendar, Exchange, and Outlook.Go online. Navigate the Web, use email, and tap into Facebook and Twitter.Listen to tunes. Play and manage music using Droid X2’s Music app and Google’s Music Cloud Player.Shoot photos and video. View and edit photos, slideshows, and video in the Gallery.Connect to Google Maps. Use geotagging and get turn-by-turn directions.Stay productive. Create, edit, and store documents with Google Docs and Microsoft Office.
The important stuff you need to know:Fill it up. Load your iPod with music, photos, movies, TV shows, games, ebooks, and podcasts.Manage your stuff. Download media and apps from the iTunes and App Stores, then organize your collection.Tackle the Touch. Send email and instant messages, make FaceTime calls, and shoot photos and HD video with the Touch's 5-megapixel camera.Go wireless. Use the Touch’s new iOS 6 software to sync content wirelessly.Relish the Nano. Enjoy video and photos on the Nano’s new big screen, and chart your workouts with the Nike+ pedometer.Master the Shuffle and Classic. Get mucho music on the little Shuffle, and use the Classic’s giant hard drive to tote around your audio and video collections.Pump it up. Blast iPod tunes through your home and car stereo.
The important stuff you need to know:Get dialed in. Learn your way around the Galaxy S II’s calling and texting features.Go online. Browse the Web, manage email, and download apps with Galaxy S II’s 3G/4G network (or create your own hotspot).Master your media. Shoot and share pictures and video, organize and play your music library—and send it wirelessly to your TV or stereo.Be entertained now. Start watching movies and TV shows while they’re still loading.Explore the world. Get news and weather, find a location, and navigate by GPS.Check your schedule. Use the convenient calendar app, and sync it with your Google and Outlook calendars.
Preston Gralla is the author of more than 40 books, including Missing Manuals on Droid X2, Xoom, and Galaxy Tab. He’s the editor of WindowsDevCenter.com and OnDotNet, and a contributing editor to Computerworld.