Preston Gralla is the editor of WindowsDevCenter.com and OnDotNet. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Internet Annoyances, PC Pest Control, and Windows XP Hacks, Second Edition, and co-author of Windows XP Cookbook. As an award-winning author and technology expert, Preston has written articles for major national newspapers and magazines and has also appeared on several TV and radio programs.
Brian Sawyer is a Senior Editor at O’Reilly Media, where he manages theMissing Manuals division. He is also the author of Kindle Fire: Out ofthe Box and coauthor of NOOK Tablet: Out of the Box and BestAndroid Apps. You can him find him on Twitter at @briansawyer.
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.
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
...and much more!
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.