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My Motorola Xoom™

Complete Walkthroughs

with callouts to Xoom photos that show you exactly what to do

Tips and Advice

when you run into Xoom problems or limitations

Dozens of App Recommendations

to help you get the most from your Xoom

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk ...

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My Motorola Xoom

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My Motorola Xoom™

Complete Walkthroughs

with callouts to Xoom photos that show you exactly what to do

Tips and Advice

when you run into Xoom problems or limitations

Dozens of App Recommendations

to help you get the most from your Xoom

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

• Connect your Xoom to a WiFi network

• Check email accounts and browse the web

• Read eBooks and listen to music

• Take photos and shoot video with the built-in cameras

• Play some fun and addictive games

• Never get lost with built-in GPS navigation and maps

• Stay in touch with webchat and Instant Messaging

• Turn your Xoom into a great personal assistant

• Put dozens of Google’s free services to work

• Use accessories to extend your Xoom’s capabilities

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789748263
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 7/25/2011
  • Series: My... Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

James Floyd Kelly is the author of Sams Teach Yourself Galaxy Tab in 10 Minutes, and a writer and blogger from Atlanta, Georgia. He has a B.A. in English (University of West Florida) and B.S. in Industrial Engineering (Florida State University). He has worked in technology for more than 15 years, including work as a technical trainer, network systems administrator, and technology outsourcing consultant.

Jim has written books and articles on numerous other subjects, including building a CNC machine, programming and building robots, using open source software, video editing with Movie Maker Live, and building an Ubuntu Linux PC.

Jim is the editor-in-chief of the most popular LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robotics blog, The NXT Step (, and he provides robot building and programming training and coaching to local teachers and students.

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Table of Contents

1 Getting Started 3

Xoom Shell 3

Power/Lock Button 4

Volume Controls 5

Ports 5

Cameras 6

Xoom’s User Interface Buttons 6

Google Search Bar 7

Voice Actions Button 8

Apps Icon 8

Home Screen Customization Button 9

Back/Home/Recent Apps Button Collection 9

Current Time 10

Notification Alerts 11

Xoom Home Screens 11

Xoom Gestures 12

Tapping 12

Dragging 12

Swiping 12

Pinching 13

Twisting 13

Xoom Settings 14

Wireless & Networks 14

Sound 15

Screen 15

Location & Security 15

Applications 15

Accounts & Sync 15

Privacy 16

Storage 16

Language & Input 16

Accessibility 16

Date & Time 16

About Tablet 16

2 Configuring Your Xoom 19

Adding an App to a Home Screen 20

Moving an App to a New Location 21

Removing an App from a Home Screen 22

Changing Your Home Screen Wallpaper 23

Adding a Widget to a Home Screen 26

Jumping to a Home Screen Without Swiping 27

Setting the Date and Time 28

Using Lock Screen for Security 30

Changing Screen Timeout 32

Performing a Google Search 34

Experimenting with Additional Settings 36

3 Get Connected 39

Turning on Wi-Fi Service 40

Joining a Wi-Fi Network 41

Joining a Hidden Wi-Fi Network 42

Activating Airplane Mode 44

Turning on Bluetooth Service 45

Configuring Bluetooth Service 46

Creating a Hotspot (Tethering) 48

Joining a VPN 49

Synchronizing Data 51

Connecting to a Windows Laptop or Computer 53

4 Browsing the Web 57

Visiting a Web Page 58

Setting Your Homepage 60

Creating a Bookmark 62

Viewing Your Bookmarks 64

Visiting a Website in a New Tab 66

Sharing a Website 67

Using Favorites Homepage 68

Selecting a Default Search Engine 69

Using AutoFill Information 71

5 Using Email 75

Creating a Gmail Account 76

Accessing the Gmail App 79

Sending a Message with Gmail 81

Adding a Gmail Signature 82

Other Gmail Options 83

Using the Full-Featured Browser Version of Gmail 85

Configuring the Email App 86

6 Photos and Video 89

Taking a Digital Photo 89

Adjusting Camera Settings 93

Shooting a Digital Video 96

Adjusting Video Settings 98

Using Gallery to View Photos and Video 100

Sharing a Digital Photo or Video via Gmail 101

Posting a Digital Photo or Video with Flickr 102

Posting a Digital Video to YouTube 105

7 The Android Market 109

Exploring the Android Market 110

Examining an App’s Information Page 111

Downloading a Free App 113

Downloading a Fee-Based App 115

Updating an App 118

Uninstalling an App 119

Checking App Storage Use 121

Resetting an App 123

Downloading Non-Android Market Apps 125

8 GPS and Navigation 129

Using Navigation 130

Seeing Where You Are 131

Speaking Your Destination 133

Typing Your Destination 137

Checking Traffic Conditions 139

Finding Food, Gas, and an ATM 141

Avoiding Tollbooths and Highways 143

9 Reading an eBook 145

Installing Kindle 145

Registering with 148

Downloading a Free eBook 150

Purchasing an eBook 153

Reading an eBook 154

Adding Bookmarks and Notes 159

Google Books 161

10 Music, Music, Music 165

Importing Your Music 165

Purchasing Music 168

Listening to Your Music 172

Installing Pandora 175

Using Pandora 179

11 Webcam, Text, and Phone Chats 181

Using Google Talk 181

Using the Webcam for Video Chat 184

Instant Message with a Friend 187

Making a Phone Call with Skype 190

12 Google Galore 199

Using iGoogle as Your Homepage 200

Creating a Free Website 203

Finding the Lowest Price 206

Creating a Family Calendar 209

Email Alerts for Topics of Interest 212

Using Google Reader 214

13 Games, Games, Games 219

Don’t Get Angry 219

Slicing Some Fruit 223

Old School Arcade 226

How’s Your Balance? 230

14 Be Productive 235

Files on the Go 236

Personal To Do List 240

Keeping the Family Organized 243

Password/Account Management 249

15 From the Big Screen to the Small Screen 257

Introducing…MoboPlayer 257

Loading Movies 262

Using YouTube 265

16 Apps, Apps, and More Apps 271

Vendetta 272 274 Dinner Spinner 278

Google Sky Map 281

ESPN ScoreCenter 283

Seek Droid 285

16 Accessories Make Life Easier 289

Case Protection 289

Charging Stations 291

External Keyboard 292

Car Charger 293

USB Port 293

Index 295

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    does not work with nook simple touch

    tried to sample, got the error "internal error: reader does not support available file type"

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