Google Nexus 7 Tablet: Visual QuickStart Guide

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This Visual QuickStart Guide will help you get up and running with the Nexus 7, Google's much-anticipated entry into the tablet market. This guide connects all the capabilities of the Nexus 7 for you, using full-color images and step-by-step instruction. You'll learn how to tap and swipe, search and use voice control, find the best apps, read books, watch movies, and listen to songs. Along the way, you'll pick up indispensable tips for getting ...
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Overview

This Visual QuickStart Guide will help you get up and running with the Nexus 7, Google's much-anticipated entry into the tablet market. This guide connects all the capabilities of the Nexus 7 for you, using full-color images and step-by-step instruction. You'll learn how to tap and swipe, search and use voice control, find the best apps, read books, watch movies, and listen to songs. Along the way, you'll pick up indispensable tips for getting the most out of your tablet.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321887344
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2012
  • Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 217
  • Sales rank: 316,349
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Hutsko is the author of a handful of useful how-to books on technology, and his articles have appeared in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, Engadget, TechCrunch, Macworld, PC World, Wired, Fortune, Newsweek, Popular Science, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, TV Guide, MSNBC, and Salon. Before becoming a writer, Joe work for Apple and NeXT.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started 1

Touring the Hardware and Specifications 2

Using and Updating Android 4

Powering On and Off 7

Using Multitouch Gestures 9

Using the Navigation Buttons 11

Setting Up Your Nexus 7 13

Viewing and Changing Settings 17

Chapter 2 Touring Your Nexus 7 19

Navigating and Organizing the Home Screen 20

Creating Home-Screen Folders 24

Viewing the Status Bar 25

Setting the Date and Time 26

Adjusting Screen Brightness 27

Changing the Wallpaper 28

Changing Screen Orientation 29

Adjusting the Volume 30

Using Earphones and Speakers 31

Charging the Battery 32

Conserving Power 34

Cleaning the Screen 35

Managing Apps and Services 36

Optimizing Data Usage 39

Chapter 3 Securing Your Nexus 7 41

Setting the Screen Lock 42

Encrypting Your Nexus 7 45

Chapter 4 Working with Text 47

Using the Onscreen Keyboard 48

Using a Physical Keyboard 51

Setting Typing Options 52

Checking Spelling 54

Using International Keyboards 55

Selecting and Editing Text 57

Dictating Text 59

Chapter 5 Wireless and Network Connections 61

Wi-Fi Connections 62

Virtual Private Networks 66

Bluetooth Devices 67

Android Beam 70

Airplane Mode 72

Chapter 6 Managing Your Accounts and Data 73

Adding and Removing Accounts 74

Configuring Sync Options 76

Backing Up or Erasing Your Data 78

Chapter 7 Connecting to Computers 79

Connecting to a Windows PC via USB 80

Connecting to a Mac via USB 81

Chapter 8 Getting Notifications 83

Viewing Notifications 84

Managing Notifications 85

Chapter 9 Google Now 87

Using Google Now 88

Displaying and Managing Cards 89

Changing Home and Work Locations 92

Controlling Location Privacy 93

Turning Off Google Now 96

Chapter 10 Google Search 97

Using Google Search 98

Running Sample Search Queries 100

Using Voice Actions 105

Setting Search Options 107

Chapter 11 Maintaining Contacts with People 109

Using the People App 110

Viewing Specific Contacts 111

Adding Contacts 113

Importing and Exporting Contacts 115

Sharing Contacts 117

Editing Contacts 118

Deleting Contacts 119

Joining or Separating Contacts 120

Chapter 12 Scheduling Appointments with Calendar 121

Using Calendar 122

Syncing and Viewing Calendars 123

Adding, Editing, and Searching Events 124

Responding to Invitations 126

Changing Calendar Settings 127

Chapter 13 Browsing the Web with Chrome 129

Using Chrome 130

Signing In to Chrome 131

Searching the Web 133

Navigating Web Pages 135

Working with Tabs 137

Bookmarking Web Pages 139

Downloading Files 141

Changing Chrome Settings 144

Chapter 14 Watching YouTube Videos 147

Using the YouTube App 148

Finding and Watching Videos 149

Chapter 15 Gmail and Keeping in Touch 151

About Gmail 152

Touring Your Inbox 153

Reading Mail 155

Working with Attachments 157

Managing Conversations in Bulk 158

Writing and Sending Mail 159

Changing Gmail Settings 161

Using Other Apps for Keeping in Touch 163

Chapter 16 Shopping for Apps and Media 165

Accessing the Google Play Store 166

Getting Apps and Games 168

Playing Music 172

Playing Movies and TV Shows 174

Reading Books 176

Reading Magazines 178

Chapter 17 Finding Your Way with Maps 181

Using Google Maps 182

Navigating the Map 184

Viewing Location Details 186

Clearing the Map 187

Using Compass Mode 188

Finding Your Location 189

Exploring Street View 190

Searching for a Location 191

Layering Maps 193

Saving Offline Maps 195

Getting Directions 197

Using My Places 199

Using Other Mapping Apps and Services 200

Using Location Services 204

Chapter 18 Managing Photos with Gallery 205

Getting Photos onto Your Nexus 206

Working with Albums and Photos 209

Index 211

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