Galaxy S4: The Missing Manual

Galaxy S4: The Missing Manual

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by Preston Gralla
     
 

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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.

The important stuff

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449316303
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/06/2013
Pages:
484
Sales rank:
1,132,740
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 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 preston@gralla.com.

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Galaxy S4: The Missing Manual 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.