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Tips and Notes

to help you get the most from your Nexus One

Full-Color, Step-by-Step Tasks Walk You Through Getting and Keeping Your Nexus One Working Just the Way You Want. Learn how to

  • Get started quickly and make the most of Nexus One’s Android software and advanced hardware.
  • Learn the basics of Google Voice including automated transcription.
  • Set up your personal and work email.
  • Send and receive text and multimedia messages.
  • Communicate with contacts, including Facebook, Gmail, or Exchange contacts.
  • Create and manage appointments and sync them with Google Calendar.
  • Play music and videos, search YouTube, and upload your own videos.
  • Capture, store, and share photos.
  • Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, and your company’s VPN.
  • Browse the Web with the Google Chrome browser.
  • Save time with powerful productivity shortcuts and customizations.
  • Find, choose, install, and work with new Nexus One apps.
  • Keep your Nexus One up-to-date, reliable, and running smoothly.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132566582
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 11/18/2010
  • Series: My...
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,225,359
  • File size: 30 MB
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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 engineer 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 his own Mobile Computing Authority podcast.You can see Craig’s previously published work in his books Professional BlackBerry,My BlackBerry Curve, and My Palm Pre.

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.

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Table of Contents

P Getting to Know Your Nexus One 3

Your Nexus One’s External Features 3

Fundamentals of Android 7

The Unlock Screen 8

The Home Screen 8

Using Your Nexus One’s Touchscreen 12

Your Nexus One’s Trackball 12

Using Your Nexus One’s Keyboard 13

Editing Text 18

Starting and Switching Applications 20

Menus 21

Installing Synchronization Software 22

Installing doubleTwist on Windows 23

Installing doubleTwist on Mac OSX 24

Creating a doubleTwist Account 24

1 Contacts 27

Getting to Know the Contacts Application 27

Adding Accounts 28

Display Options 35

Adding and Managing Contacts 36

Joining and Separating Contacts 39

Organizing Your Contacts 43

Communicating with Contacts 47

Importing, Exporting Contacts 49

2..Using the Phone and Google Voice 53

Getting to Know the Phone Application 54

Receiving a Call 56

Placing a Call 58

Dialing from a Contact Entry 58

Dialing from a Contact Entry (Alternative Method) 59

Dialing Using Quick Contact 60

Dialing Using Your Voice 61

Options While on a Call 62

Conference Calling 63

Configuring the Phone Application 64

Phone Sounds and Alerts 65

Call Settings 66

Google Voice 69

Setting Up Google Voice 69

Upgrading Google Voice 72

Playing Back and Managing Voicemails 74

Send SMS and Check Your Balance 75

Google Voice Settings 76

3 Audio and Video 79

The Music Application–Audio 80

Controlling Playback 81

Taking More Actions 82

Working and Listening to Music 83

Managing Playlists 83

Creating a New Playlist on Your Nexus One 83

Adding a Song to an Existing Playlist 85

Rearranging Songs in a Playlist 86

Clearing a Playlist 87

Deleting and Renaming a Playlist 87

Manually Creating a Playlist on a Computer 88

Playing and Sharing Videos with the Gallery Application 89

Sharing Videos 91

Sharing Video Using MMS 91

Sharing Video Using Bluetooth 92

Sharing Video Using Email or Gmail 92

Sharing Video on YouTube 93

Deleting Videos 93

Recording Videos with the Camera Application 94

Recording Video 94

Changing Video Settings 95

Sharing and Deleting Video 96

YouTube 96

YouTube Main Screen 97

Playing a Video 97

Filtering Videos 98

Changing YouTube Settings 99

Amazon MP3 100

Setting Up the Amazon MP3 Application 100

Finding Music 102

Purchasing Music 102

Using doubleTwist to Synchronize Audio and Video 103

Synchronizing Music by Dragging It 104

Synchronizing Existing Playlists 105

Creating Playlists 106

Using doubleTwist with the Amazon MP3 Music Store 107

Copying Video 108

4 Connecting to Bluetooth,Wi-Fi, and VPNs 111

Connecting to Bluetooth Devices 111

Pairing with a New Bluetooth Device 112

Changing Bluetooth Options 115

Wi-Fi 116

Connecting to Wi-Fi 116

Wi-Fi Network Options 119

Advanced Wi-Fi Options 120

Cellular Networks 121

Changing Mobile Settings 121

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) 123

Adding a VPN 124

Connecting to a VPN 126

5 Emailing 129

Gmail 129

Adding a Gmail Account 130

Composing Gmail Email 134

Reading Gmail Email 136

Gmail Settings 139

Setting Up the Email Application 141

Adding a New Microsoft Exchange Account 141

Exchange Account Settings 143

Adding a New POP3 or IMAP Account 144

Working with the Email Application 148

Using Combined or Separate Inboxes 148

Composing Email 149

Reading Email 151

6 Browsing the Web 153

Navigating with the Browser 153

Managing Bookmarks 155

Using GPS Location 158

Navigating with the Trackball 159

Managing Multiple Windows 160

Setting Page Options 161

Customizing Browser Settings 162

Downloading Files 168

Reviewing History and Most Viewed Sites 170

Most Viewed 170

History 171

7 Text and Multimedia Messaging 173

Messaging Application 173

Messaging Application Settings 175

Composing Messages 179

Attaching Files 180

Receiving Messages 182

8 Working with Date,Time, and Calendar 189

Setting the Date and Time 190

The Clock Application 192

Launching the Clock Application 192

Navigating the Clock Application 193

Managing Alarms 193

Viewing and Managing Weather and News 196

Using the Calendar Application 197

The Calendar Main Screen 197

Adding a New Event/Appointment 198

Editing or Deleting an Event 201

Responding to Event Reminders 202

Calendar Settings 203

Responding to an Event Invitation 204

9 Taking, Storing, and Viewing Pictures 207

Using the Camera 207

Camera Settings 209

Reviewing Pictures 211

Rotating, Cropping, and Mapping Pictures 212

Viewing and Managing Your Photos 213

Album Menu 214

Managing and Sharing Photos in an Album 214

Working with a Picture 215

Synchronizing Photos with Your Computer 216

Working with Pictures Manually 217

Working with doubleTwist 221

10 Working with Android Applications 225

Configuring Google Checkout 225

Navigating Android Market 227

Browsing Apps by Category 228

Downloading Free Applications 229

Buying Applications 230

Deleting Applications 233

Deleting an Application Using Settings 233

Deleting an Application Using Market 235

Keeping Applications Up To Date 237

11 Customizing Your Nexus One 241

Change Your Wallpaper 241

Wallpaper from Gallery Pictures 243

Live Wallpaper 244

Change Your Keyboard 246

Region and Language 248

Accessibility Settings 250

Search Settings 252

12 Maintaining Nexus One and Solving Problems 255

Updating Android 255

Battery Optimizing 257

Looking After the Battery 257

Extending Battery Life 258

See What Is Using Power 261

Dealing with Misbehaving Applications 264

Caring for Nexus One’s Exterior 267

Getting Help with Your Nexus One 267

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