Motorola Xoom: The Missing Manual [NOOK Book]


Motorola Xoom is the first tablet to rival the iPad, and no wonder with all of the great features packed into this device. But learning how to use everything can be tricky?and Xoom doesn't come with a printed guide. That's where this Missing Manual comes in. Gadget expert Preston Gralla helps you master your Xoom with step-by-step instructions and clear explanations. As with all Missing Manuals, this book offers refreshing, jargon-free prose ...

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Motorola Xoom: The Missing Manual

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Motorola Xoom is the first tablet to rival the iPad, and no wonder with all of the great features packed into this device. But learning how to use everything can be tricky—and Xoom doesn't come with a printed guide. That's where this Missing Manual comes in. Gadget expert Preston Gralla helps you master your Xoom with step-by-step instructions and clear explanations. As with all Missing Manuals, this book offers refreshing, jargon-free prose and informative illustrations.

  • Use your Xoom as an e-book reader, music player, camcorder, and phone
  • Keep in touch with email, video and text chat, and social networking apps
  • Get the hottest Android apps and games on the market
  • Do some work with Google Docs, Microsoft Office, or by connecting to a corporate network
  • Tackle power-user tricks, such as barcode scanning, voice commands, and creating a Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Sync your Xoom with a PC or a Mac
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449310097
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/23/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 426
  • File size: 31 MB
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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

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits;
About the Author;
About the Creative Team;
The Missing Manual Series;
About the Xoom;
About This Book;
About the Outline;
About the Online Resources;
Safari® Books Online;
Chapter 1: The Guided Tour;
1.1 Power/Lock Key;
1.2 About the Screen;
1.3 Home Screen;
1.4 Notification Panel and Quick Settings;
1.5 The Three (and Sometimes Four) Soft Buttons;
1.6 Searching;
1.7 Customizing the Home Screen and Panes;
1.8 Putting Widgets and App Shortcuts on the Home Screen;
1.9 Changing the Home Screen’s Wallpaper;
1.10 Controlling the Xoom with Your Fingers;
1.11 Using the Keyboard;
1.12 Headphone Jack;
1.13 SD Card and 4G SIM Card;
1.14 Micro USB Port;
1.15 HDMI Port;
1.16 Charging Port and Cable;
1.17 Microphone;
1.18 Ringer Volume;
1.19 Cameras;
1.20 Speakers;
Chapter 2: Getting Online: Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, and Mobile;
2.1 How the Xoom Gets Online;
2.2 Connecting Via Wi-Fi;
2.3 Setting Up and Managing Your Google Account;
2.4 Turning Your Xoom into a Wi-Fi Hotspot;
2.5 Give your Computer an Internet Connection with USB and Bluetooth Tethering;
Chapter 3: Navigating the Web;
3.1 The Xoom’s Browser;
3.2 Navigating a Web Page;
3.3 Using and Managing Tabs;
3.4 Web Pages Designed for Mobile Devices;
3.5 The Address Bar;
3.7 Syncing the Xoom’s Bookmarks with Your Computer’s;
3.8 Most Visited and History Lists;
3.9 Tapping Links;
3.10 Saving Online Images;
3.11 Copying Text, Finding Text, Getting Page Information, and More;
3.12 Online Privacy and Security;
Chapter 4: Downloading and Using Apps;
4.1 Android’s Free and Easy Approach to Apps;
4.2 Apps and Multitasking;
4.3 Where to Get Apps;
4.4 Using Market;
4.5 Downloading Using Market on the Web;
4.6 Downloading from the Web;
4.7 Downloading and Using a Bar Code Scanner;
4.8 Updating Apps;
4.9 Managing, Sharing, and Uninstalling Apps;
4.10 Putting an App on the Home Screen or Panes;
4.11 Troubleshooting Apps;
Chapter 5: Ten Great Android Apps;
5.1 Games;
5.2 Productivity;
5.3 Music and Pictures;
5.4 Information;
Chapter 6: Contacts, Chat, and Video Chat;
6.1 How You Chat;
6.2 Starting Google Talk;
6.3 Starting a Chat Session;
6.4 Responding to a Chat Invitation;
6.5 How to Chat;
6.6 Video Chat;
6.7 Audio Chat;
6.8 Managing Google Talk;
6.9 Searching Google Talk;
6.10 Other Chat Apps;
6.11 Contacts;
6.12 Managing Contacts;
Chapter 7: Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Apps;
7.1 How Do I Get Social?;
7.2 Using Facebook;
7.3 Twitter;
7.4 Other Social Networking Apps;
Chapter 8: Maps and Navigation;
8.1 Using Google Maps;
8.2 How Your Xoom Finds Your Location;
8.3 Searching Maps;
8.4 Street View;
8.5 Turn-by-Turn Navigation;
Chapter 9: Books and Magazines;
9.1 Using Google Books;
9.2 Using the Kindle App;
9.3 Magazines and Newspapers;
Chapter 10: Music;
10.1 Transferring Files from Your PC and Mac to Your Xoom;
10.2 Playing Music;
10.3 Playing Music and Media on Other Devices;
Chapter 11: Camera, Photos, and Video;
11.1 Opening the Gallery;
11.2 Working with Multiple Photos;
11.3 Handy Options in the Gallery;
11.4 Sharing Photos with Picasa;
11.5 Videos in the Gallery;
11.6 Taking Still Photos;
11.7 Taking Video;
11.8 YouTube;
Chapter 12: Gmail and Email;
12.1 Understanding Email on Your Tablet;
12.2 Setting Up Gmail;
12.3 Reading Mail in Gmail;
12.4 Replying and Forwarding in Gmail;
12.5 Understanding Gmail’s Organization;
12.6 Managing Incoming Mail in Gmail;
12.7 Writing Messages in Gmail;
12.8 Working with Labels and Search;
12.9 Searching Gmail;
12.10 Gmail Settings;
12.11 Add a Gmail Widget;
12.12 Setting Up Email Accounts;
12.13 Reading Mail;
12.14 Handling Attachments and Pictures in Email;
12.15 Managing, Creating, and Sending Mail;
12.16 Account Settings;
12.17 Add an Email Widget;
12.18 Using Web-Based Mail Programs;
Chapter 13: Calendar;
13.1 Using the Calendar;
13.2 Geolocation and the Calendar;
13.3 Creating and Using a Calendar Widget;
13.4 Google Calendar on the Web;
13.5 Synchronizing Your Calendar with Outlook;
13.6 Corporate Calendar and Microsoft Exchange;
Chapter 14: Getting Work Done with Your Xoom;
14.1 Setting Up Your Xoom with Your Company Account;
14.2 Virtual Private Networking (VPN);
14.3 Using Google Docs;
14.4 Microsoft Office;
Chapter 15: Controlling Your Xoom with Your Voice;
15.1 Using the Magic of Voice Actions;
15.2 What You Can Do with Voice Actions;
15.3 How Voice Actions Is Different on a Xoom than on a Phone;
15.4 Blocking Offensive Words;
15.5 Send a Voice Recording;
15.6 Training Your Xoom to Obey;
Chapter 16: Settings;
16.1 Wireless & Networks;
16.2 Sound;
16.3 Screen;
16.4 Location & Security;
16.5 Applications;
16.6 Accounts & Sync;
16.7 Privacy;
16.8 Storage;
16.9 Language & Input;
16.10 Accessibility;
16.11 Date & Time;
16.12 About Tablet;
Setup, Signup, and Accessories;
Places to Shop;
Troubleshooting and Maintenance;
Make Sure Your Software Is Up to Date;
Fixing a Frozen Xoom;
Resetting Your Xoom;
Correcting Email Settings;
Encrypting Your Xoom;
Upgrading Your Xoom to 4G;
Warranty and Repair;
Finding Help;

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