My Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 [NOOK Book]

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Overview

My Google Nexus™ 7 and Nexus™ 10

Step-by-step
instructions and corresponding step number callouts on photos showing you exactly what to do

Help
when you run into problems or limitations of your Google Nexus tablet or its apps, and you need to figure out what to do

Tips and Notes
to help you get the most out of your Google Nexus tablet and its apps

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Google Nexus tablet working
just the way you want.Learn how to:

• Get started fast
• Navigate the Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system
• Retrieve, play, and manage music, video, podcasts, and audiobooks
• Use the Nexus tablet as a portal to movies and TV content
• Buy books and subscribe to magazines
• Surf the Web quickly with the built-in Chrome browser
• Use Google Wallet to pay at the checkout counter
• Simplify your life with the Calendar and Contacts
• Learn about Google Now and how to use it
• Find any destination with Maps and Navigation apps
• Discover, choose, install, and work with new Android apps
• Customize your tablet to reflect your personal style, habits, and preferences
• Keep your Google Nexus tablet up to date, reliable, and running smoothly


CATEGORY: Tablets
COVERS: Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10
USER LEVEL: Beginning-Intermediate

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133256529
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 1/31/2013
  • Series: My...
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 120 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Craig James Johnston has been involved with technology since his high

school days at Glenwood High in Durban, South Africa, when his school was

given some Apple ][ Europluses. From that moment technology captivated

him, and he has owned, supported, evangelized, and written about it.

Craig has been involved in designing and supporting large-scale enterprise

networks with integrated email and directory services since 1989. He has

held many different IT-related positions in his career ranging from sales

support engineer to mobile architect for a 40,000-smartphone infrastructure

at a large bank.

In addition to designing and supporting mobile computing environments,

Craig co-hosts the CrackBerry.com podcast, as well as guest hosting on

other podcasts including iPhone and iPad Live podcasts. You can see Craig’s

previously published work in his books Professional BlackBerry, and many

books in the My series, including My BlackBerry Curve, My Palm Pre, My Nexus

One, My DROID (first and second editions), My Motorola Atrix 4G, My BlackBerry

PlayBook, My HTC EVO 3D, and My Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Craig also enjoys high-horsepower, high-speed vehicles and tries very hard to

keep to the speed limit while driving them.

Originally from Durban, South Africa, Craig has lived in the United Kingdom,

the San Francisco Bay Area, and New Jersey, where he now lives with his wife,

Karen, and a couple of cats.

Craig would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact Craig about your

experiences with My Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 at CraigsBooks.info.

All comments, suggestions, and feedback are welcome, including positive

and negative.

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Table of Contents

Prologue Getting to Know Your Google Nexus Tablet 3

Your Google Nexus Tablet’s External Features ........................... 4

Nexus 7 ................................................................................................ 4

Nexus 10 ............................................................................................. 6

Setting Up Multiple Users on Your Tablet ..................................12

Fundamentals of Android 4.2..........................................................15

The Home Screen(s) .....................................................................17

The System Bar ...............................................................................20

Using Your Touchscreen .............................................................22

Using Your Keyboard ...................................................................23

Menus ................................................................................................27

Installing Synchronization Software .............................................29

1 People (Contacts) 35

Adding Accounts .................................................................................35

Navigating People ...............................................................................41

Adding and Managing Contacts ....................................................46

Adding a Contact to Your Home Screen .....................................56

2 Audio, Video, and Movies 59

Music ........................................................................................................59

Managing Playlists ...............................................................................70

Videos .......................................................................................................76

Movies and TV Shows.........................................................................81

YouTube ..................................................................................................88

3 Connecting to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and VPNs 97

Connecting to Bluetooth Devices .................................................98

Wi-Fi ....................................................................................................... 103

Wi-Fi Direct .......................................................................................... 108

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)................................................... 113

Near Field Communications (NFC) ............................................. 119

4 Email 123

Gmail ..................................................................................................... 123

Email Application .............................................................................. 135

Working with the Email App......................................................... 139

5 Browsing the Web with Chrome 149

Navigating with Chrome ................................................................ 149

Managing Bookmarks and History ............................................. 156

Customizing Browser Settings ..................................................... 161

6 Google Now and Navigation 169

Google Now ........................................................................................ 169

Google Maps ....................................................................................... 175

Navigation ........................................................................................... 181

7 Working with Date, Time, and Calendar 185

Setting the Date and Time ............................................................ 185

Clock Application .............................................................................. 187

Using the Calendar Application .................................................. 191

8 Working with Android Applications 203

Configuring Google wallet ............................................................ 204

Navigating Google Play .................................................................. 205

Keeping Applications Up to Date ............................................... 212

9 Customizing Your Google Nexus Tablet 215

Changing Your Wallpaper ............................................................. 215

Changing Your Keyboard .............................................................. 218

Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens................................... 220

Adding Widgets to Your Lock Screen ....................................... 222

Customizing Language ................................................................... 225

Adjusting Accessibility Settings .................................................. 226

Modifying Sound Settings ............................................................. 227

Changing Display Settings ............................................................ 228

10 Google Wallet 231

Setting Up Google Wallet .............................................................. 231

Adding Methods of Payment ....................................................... 233

Managing Reward Cards ................................................................ 235

Managing Offers ................................................................................ 236

Customizing Google Wallet Settings ......................................... 238

Using Google Wallet ........................................................................ 239

11 Books and Magazines 241

Books ..................................................................................................... 241

Magazines ............................................................................................ 246

12 Maintaining Your Google Nexus Tablet and

Solving Problems 251

Updating Android ............................................................................. 251

Optimizing Battery Life ................................................................... 253

Looking After the Battery ........................................................ 253

Applications and Memory ............................................................. 255

See How Much Data Apps Use .................................................... 257

Caring for Your Nexus Tablet’s Exterior .................................... 258

Getting Help with Your Google Nexus Tablet ........................ 258

13 Taking Pictures and Recording Video 261

Using the Camera (Nexus 10 Only) ............................................ 261

Viewing and Managing Your Photos

(Nexus 7 and Nexus 10) ............................................................ 272

Managing Photos with Your Computer ................................... 280

Manual Picture Management ................................................ 280

Automatic Picture Management on a Mac ....................... 282

Synchronizing Pictures Using Your Google Cloud ............... 283

Index 285

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