My Motorola Atrix 4G

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Overview

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Motorola Atrix 4G photos so that you can see exactly what to do

Help when you run into Motorola Atrix 4G problems or limitations

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Motorola Atrix 4G

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Motorola Atrix 4G working just the way you want. Learn how to:

• Get started fast!

• Make the most of Atrix 4G’s advanced hardware and new Android software

• Convert your Atrix 4G into a laptop with Motorola’s amazing Lapdock

• Manage all your contacts and email together--from Gmail, Exchange, Facebook, and beyond

• Play media, search YouTube, upload new videos--even display videos on TV

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

• Visit, bookmark, share, and track websites

• Use GPS to find local search results and businesses

• Track your calendar--including events stored on Google Calendar or Microsoft Exchange

• Capture, store, and share photos

• Send and receive text and multimedia messages

• Use Google Voice to cut calling costs and automatically transcribe voicemail

• Get instant information updates with real-time widgets

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

• Customize wallpaper, keyboard, display, and accessibility options

• Secure your Atrix with its built-in fingerprint reader

• Squeeze out more hours of battery life

• Keep your Motorola Atrix 4G up-to-date and running smoothly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789748881
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 7/17/2011
  • Series: My... Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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. Craig 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 Smartphone Essentials and CrackBerry.com, a leading BlackBerry blog. Craig also co-hosts the CrackBerry.com podcast and multiple BYTE.com podcasts, including BYTE Wireless Radio. You can see Craig’s previously published work in his books Professional BlackBerry, My BlackBerry Curve, My Palm Pre, My Nexus One, My Droid, My BlackBerry PlayBook, and My BlackBerry Torch.

Craig also enjoys high-horsepower, high-speed vehicles and tries very hard to keep to the speed limits 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 Motorola Atrix 4G at www.CraigsBooks.info. All comments, suggestions, and feedback are welcome, including positive.

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Table of Contents

Prologue Getting to Know Your Motorola Atrix 4G 3

Your Motorola Atrix 4G’s External Features 3

Fundamentals of Android 8

The Unlock Screen 8

The Home Screen 9

Using Your Motorola Atrix 4G’s Touchscreen 11

Using Your Motorola Atrix 4G’s Keyboard 12

Starting and Switching Applications 18

Menus 20

Installing Synchronization Software 21

First-Time Setup 24

Chapter 1 Contacts 29

Getting to Know the Contacts Application 30

Adding Accounts 30

Adding and Managing Contacts 40

Communicating with Contacts 49

Chapter 2 Using the Phone and Google Voice 55

Getting to Know the Phone Application 56

Receiving a Call 57

Placing a Call 59

Dialing Using Your Voice 61

Configuring the Phone Application 67

Google Voice 71

Setting Up Google Voice 71

Using Google Voice 77

Chapter 3 Audio and Video 83

The Music Application--Audio 83

Managing Playlists 89

Playing and Sharing Videos with the Gallery Application 93

Recording Videos with the Camera Application 100

YouTube 106

Using doubleTwist to Synchronize Audio and Video 110

Chapter 4 Connecting to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and VPNs 117

Connecting to Bluetooth Devices 117

Pairing with a New Bluetooth Device 117

Wi-Fi 121

Cellular Networks 127

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) 129

Adding a VPN 129

Sharing Your 4G Connection over Wi-Fi for Others to Use 132

Share Your Media Files with Televisions and Other Devices 134

Chapter 5 Emailing 141

Gmail 141

Setting Up the Email Application 152

Adding a New Corporate Account 153

All Emails in One Place 163

Adding a New POP3 or IMAP Account 163

Chapter 6 Browsing the Web 171

Navigating with the Browser 171

Using Bookmarks, Most Viewed, and History 173

Using GPS Location 177

Managing Multiple Windows 178

Page Options 179

Customizing Browser Settings 180

Downloading Files 184

Chapter 7 Text and Multimedia Messaging 187

Text Messaging Application 187

Chapter 8 Working with Date, Time, and Calendar 197

Setting the Date and Time 198

The Alarm & Timer Application 199

Managing Alarms 200

The HD Multimedia Docks 202

Using the Calendar Application 203

Responding to a Meeting Request 208

Chapter 9 Taking, Storing, and Viewing Pictures 213

Using the Camera Application 213

Viewing and Managing Your Photos 218

Synchronizing Photos with Your Computer 224

Working with Pictures Manually 224

Working with doubleTwist 229

Chapter 10 Working with Android Applications 233

Google Checkout 233

Android Market 235

Deleting Applications 240

Deleting an Application Using Settings 240

Chapter 11 Customizing Your Motorola Atrix 4G 247

Change Your Wallpaper 247

Change Your Keyboard 252

The Swype Keyboard 252

Region and Language 256

Accessibility Settings 258

Display Settings 259

Using Your Fingerprint to Unlock Your Atrix 260

Chapter 12 Motorola Atrix 4G Lapdock 267

Getting to Know the Lapdock 268

Using the Lapdock 270

Overview of the Interface 270

Lapdock Settings 272

File Manager 286

Adding an App Tray Shortcut 288

Chapter 13 Maintaining Motorola Atrix 4G and Solving Problems 291

Updating Android 291

Optimizing the Battery Life 293

Looking After the Battery 293

Caring for Motorola Atrix’s Exterior 298

Getting Help with Your Motorola Atrix 298

Index 299

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