Galaxy S4: The Missing Manual

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Galaxy S4 is amazing right out of the box, but if you want to get the most of out your S4 or S4 Mini, start here. With clear instructions and savvy advice from technology expert Preston Gralla, you’ll learn how to go online, play games, listen to music, watch movies & TV, monitor your health, and answer calls with a wave of your hand.

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Overview

Galaxy S4 is amazing right out of the box, but if you want to get the most of out your S4 or S4 Mini, start here. With clear instructions and savvy advice from technology expert Preston Gralla, you’ll learn how to go online, play games, listen to music, watch movies & TV, monitor your health, and answer calls with a wave of your hand.

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449316303
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/6/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 484
  • Sales rank: 243,028
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Preston Gralla is the author of more than 40 books, including Windows 8 Hacks and Missing Manuals on Droid X2, Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy S II. He's a contributing editor to Computerworld, and a regular contributor to PC World. 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.

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Table of Contents

  • The Missing Credits
  • Introduction
  • Part I: The Basics
    • Chapter 1: The Guided Tour
    • Chapter 2: Typing, Texting, and Searching
    • Chapter 3: Phone Calls


  • Part II: The Built-In Features
    • Chapter 4: Music
    • Chapter 5: Camera, Photos, and Video
    • Chapter 6: Maps and Navigation
    • Chapter 7: Calendar


  • Part III: The Galaxy S4 Online
    • Chapter 8: Getting Online: WiFi, 3G/4G, and Mobile Hotspots
    • Chapter 9: The Web
    • Chapter 10: Email and Gmail
    • Chapter 11: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Chat, and Videochat
    • Chapter 12: Downloading and Using Apps


  • Part IV: Advanced Features
    • Chapter 13: Transferring Music, Videos, Pictures, and Other Files, and Using Group Play
    • Chapter 14: Taking the Galaxy S4 to Work
    • Chapter 15: Google Now and Voice Search and Control
    • Chapter 16: Settings


  • Part V: Appendixes
    • Setup and Signup
    • Accessories
    • Troubleshooting and Maintenance



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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Galaxy S4, not for everyone

    This book is written for the very computer savvy, and not for someone who is trying to navigate through the many icons. The explanations are neither clear, nor thorough. When something is messed up, there is no help to undo the problem.

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