My HTC EVO 3D

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Step-by-step instructions with callouts to HTC EVO™ 3D photos that show you exactly what to do

Help when you run into problems or limitations with your HTC EVO 3D

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your HTC EVO 3D, the Android OS, and the 4G service

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your HTC EVO3D working just the way you want.

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Overview

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to HTC EVO™ 3D photos that show you exactly what to do

Help when you run into problems or limitations with your HTC EVO 3D

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your HTC EVO 3D, the Android OS, and the 4G service

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your HTC EVO3D working just the way you want.

Learn how to:

• Quickly get comfortable with EVO 3D, glasses-free 3D, and the Android OS

• Customize your EVO 3D’s hardware and software

• Play music and videos, and sync media with your computer

• Capture stunning 3D and 2D photos and video

• Connect to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and secure VPNs

• Communicate, manage, and synchronize contacts and appointments

• Capture, store, view, and share photos with both EVO 3D cameras

• Set up and maximize Gmail, POP3, and IMAP email accounts

• Optimize your web browsing experience

• Configure the phone application and Google Voice

• Efficiently manage all your calls, contacts, and messages

• Video chat with EVO 3D’s front-facing camera

• Find, choose, install, and work with new Android apps

• Squeeze out more hours of battery life

• Properly maintain and troubleshoot your EVO 3D

• Keep your HTC EVO 3D up-to-date and running smoothly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789749093
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 12/29/2011
  • Series: My... Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Lonzell Watson has been fascinated with technology ever since he disassembled his first Commodore 64 computer in grade school and then attempted to put it back together. He went on to work a 100-mile paper route for an entire year, just to buy his first Apple computer, and he has been writing about technology ever since. After paying his way through college by creating his first mobile computer service and repair company named CompuClean, Lonzell went on to work as an IT consultant for clients including the J. Peterman Company, Time Warner Communications, and Verizon Wireless.

Lonzell is the award-winning author of Teach Yourself Visually iPad, for which he won the 2010 International Award of Excellence from the Society for Technical Communication. This work also earned Lonzell the Distinguished Technical Communication award and Best of Show 2010 from the STC. Lonzell was also presented the Award of Excellence for Teach Yourself Visually iPhoto ‘09 in 2009. He is the author of other popular titles, including Teach Yourself Visually iPad 2,My Samsung Galaxy Tab, Canon VIXIA HD Digital Field Guide, Final Cut Pro 6 for Digital Video Editor’s Only, and Teach Yourself Visually Digital Video.

Currently, Lonzell teaches Digital Asset Creation to graduate students at Bellevue University and is a freelance technical writer and instructional designer whose courseware has been used to train the CIA, FBI, NASA, and all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. He is a frequent contributor to StudioMonthly.com and is an author for Lynda.com. Lonzell’s writing has been syndicated, with hundreds of published tutorials and tips that help demystify consumer electronics and software. He holds a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Development and is the owner of Creative Intelligence LLC, an instructional design and technical writing company (creativeintel.com).

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 II 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 writes about it for BYTE Magazine at BYTE.com and CrackBerry.com, a leading BlackBerry blog. Craig also cohosts the CrackBerry.com, BYTE Wireless Radio, and BYTE Apple Radio podcasts. You can see Craig’s previously published work in his books Professional BlackBerry, My BlackBerry Curve, My Palm Pre, My Nexus One, My Motorola Atrix 4G, and My BlackBerry PlayBook.

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Table of Contents

1 Getting to Know Your EVO 3D 3

Your EVO 3D’s External Features 3

Fundamentals of Android 7

The Unlock Screen 7

The Home Screen 8

Using Your EVO 3D’s Touchscreen 11

Using Your EVO 3D’s Keyboard 12

Swype Keyboard 16

Editing Text 17

Starting Applications and Application Groups 18

Menus 20

Installing Synchronization Software 21

Installing doubleTwist on Windows 21

Installing doubleTwist on Mac OSX 22

Creating a doubleTwist Account 22

2 Using the Phone and Google Voice 25

Getting to Know the Phone Application 26

Receiving a Call 28

Handling Missed Calls 28

Placing a Call 30

Dialing from a Contact Entry 30

Dialing Using Your Voice 31

Options While on a Call 32

Conference Calling 33

Configuring the Phone Application 33

Call Settings 34

Sound Settings 36

Google Voice 38

Setting Up Google Voice 38

Upgrading Google Voice 43

Playing Back and Managing Google Voicemails 45

Send SMS and Check Your Balance 46

Google Voice Settings 47

3 Managing Contacts 51

Exploring the Contacts Application 51

Adding Accounts 52

Navigating Your People List 58

Display Options 59

Adding and Managing Contacts 60

Adding Contacts Manually 62

Exploring Contact Details 63

Joining and Separating Contacts 65

Joining Contacts Manually 66

Separating Contacts 68

Organizing Your Contacts 68

Adding a Contact to Your Favorites 69

Adding a Contact to Your Home Screen 70

Sending Contact Information 71

Communicating with Contacts 72

Importing and Exporting Contacts 73

4 Audio and Video 77

Navigating the Music Application 77

Exploring the Music Application 79

Accessing More Actions 81

Working and Listening to Music 82

Managing Playlists 82

Creating a New Playlist 83

Adding Songs to an Existing Playlist 85

Changing the Order of Songs in a Playlist 86

Renaming or Deleting Playlists 87

Managing Video with the Gallery Application 88

Sharing Video Using MMS 91

Sharing Video Using Bluetooth 92

Sharing Video Using Email or Gmail 93

Sharing Video on YouTube 95

Deleting Videos 96

Editing Videos 97

Recording Videos with the Camera Application 98

Recording Video 98

Changing Video Settings 99

Watching TV and Movies 101

Sprint TV & Movies 101

Blockbuster On Demand Application 103

Finding Movies on Blockbuster and Changing Settings 110

Renting and Purchasing Movies on Blockbuster 111

YouTube 112

YouTube Main Screen 112

Playing a Video 113

Filtering Videos 115

Changing YouTube Settings 116

Amazon MP3 116

Setting Up the Amazon MP3 Application 117

Finding Music 119

Purchasing Music 120

Using doubleTwist to Synchronize Audio and Video 121

Running doubleTwist and Mounting Your EVO 3D 122

Synchronizing Music by Dragging Files 123

Synchronizing Existing Playlists 124

Creating Playlist 126

Copying Video 127

5 Connecting to Bluetooth,Wi-Fi, and VPNs 131

Connecting to Bluetooth Devices 131

Pairing with a New Bluetooth Device 132

Changing Bluetooth Options 134

Advanced Bluetooth Settings 136

Wi-Fi 137

Connecting to Wi-Fi 137

Wi-Fi Network Options 139

Advanced Wi-Fi Options 140

Cellular Network Settings 142

Changing Mobile Settings 143

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) 145

Adding a VPN 145

Connecting to a VPN 146

Sprint Hotspot 147

Starting Your Sprint Hotspot 147

6 Emailing 151

Gmail 151

Adding a Gmail Account 152

Composing Gmail Email 158

Reading Gmail Email 160

Gmail Settings 164

Setting Up the Mail Application 165

Adding a New Microsoft Exchange Account 166

Exchange Account Settings 168

Adding a New POP3 or IMAP Account 171

Working with the Mail Application 175

Using Combined or Separate Inboxes 175

Navigating the Main Screen 176

Composing Email 178

Reading Email 180

7 Browsing the Web 183

Navigating with the Browser 183

Managing Bookmarks 185

Using GPS Location 186

Managing Multiple Windows

Setting Page Options 189

Customizing Browser Settings 190

Downloading Files 194

Reviewing History and Most Viewed Sites 195

Most Visited 195

History 196

8 Text and Multimedia Messaging 199

The Messaging Application 199

Messaging Application Settings 202

Composing Messages 205

Attaching Files 208

Receiving Messages 209

Working with Messages 212

9 Date,Time, and Calendar 215

Setting the Date and Time 216

Navigating the Clock Application 217

Managing Alarms 218

Adding and Editing an Alarm 219

Viewing and Managing Weather 220

Modifying Weather Settings 221

The Calendar Application 222

Navigating the Calendar App 223

Adding a New Event or Appointment 224

Editing or Deleting an Event 226

Responding to Event Reminders 227

Calendar Settings 228

Responding to an Event Invitation 229

10 Capturing, Storing, and Viewing Photos 233

Using the Camera 234

Changing Photo Settings 236

Viewing and Managing Your Photos 238

Gallery 238

Album Menus 241

Managing and Sharing Photos in an Album 242

Editing Photos 243

Cropping Pictures 245

Printing Pictures 246

Synchronizing Photos with Your Computer 246

Connect as a Disk Drive 247

Moving Pictures (Mac OSX) 248

Moving Pictures (Windows) 249

Working with doubleTwist 251

Transfer Photos Using doubleTwist 251

Configure doubleTwist Photo Options (Mac OSX) 252

Configure doubleTwist Photo Options (Windows) 253

11 Enhancing Your EVO 3D with Apps 255

Configuring Google Checkout 255

Searching for Android Applications 257

Finding Great Apps 258

Downloading Paid and Free Applications 260

Deleting Applications 262

Deleting an Application Using Settings 262

Deleting an Application Using Market 264

Keeping Applications Up to Date 265

12 Customizing Your EVO 3D 269

Changing Your Wallpaper 269

Live Wallpaper 271

Wallpaper from Gallery Pictures 272

Using Scenes 273

Changing the Scene 274

Creating Your Own Scene 275

Using Skins 276

Changing the Lock Screen 278

Changing Your Keyboard 279

Swype Keyboard 281

Trace Keyboard 282

Adding Widgets to a Home Screen 283

Adding a Widget 283

Moving a Widget 285

Removing a Widget 286

Region and Language 287

Accessibility Settings 288

Search Settings 289

13 Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your EVO 3D 291

Updating Android 291

Battery Optimizing 293

Take Care of the Battery 293

Extending Battery Life 293

Turn Off Radios 294

Dim Screen Brightness 294

Turn Off Vibration Settings 296

Monitor Power Usage 297

Force Stop a Problematic App 298

Caring for the EVO 3D’s Exterior 300

Getting Help with Your EVO 3D 301

Index 303

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