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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.
The important stuff you need to know:Be connected. Browse the Web, manage email, and download apps through WiFi or S4’s 3G/4G network.Navigate without touch. Use Air Gestures with your hand, or scroll with your eyes using Smart Screen.Find new ways to link up. Chat, videochat, and add photos, video, or entire slideshows to text messages.Get together with Group Play. Play games or share pictures, documents, and music with others nearby.Create amazing images. Shoot and edit photos and videos—and combine images from the front and back cameras.Keep music in the cloud. Use Google Play Music to store and access tunes.Check your schedule. Sync the S4 with your Google and Outlook calendars.
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.
Best Android Apps leads you beyond the titles in Android Market's "Top Paid" and "Top Free" bins to showcase apps that will truly delight, empower, and entertain you. The authors have tested and handpicked more than 200 apps and games, each listed with a description and details highlighting the app's valuable tips and special features. Flip through the book to browse their suggestions, or head directly to the category of your choice to find the best apps to use at work, on the town, at play, at home, or on the road.
Discover great Android apps to help you:Juggle tasksConnect with friendsPlay gamesOrganize documentsExplore what's nearbyGet in shapeTravel the worldFind new musicDine outManage your money
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