Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 photos that show you exactly what to do
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My Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 photos that show you exactly what to do
Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy Note 3 problems or limitations
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 working just the way you want. Learn how to
    •    Make the most of Galaxy Note 3’s powerful hardware—from S Pen to sensors
    •    Connect the right way at the right time, with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, VPNs, NFC, and beaming
    •    Transform your Galaxy Note 3 into a Wi-Fi hotspot others can share
    •    Access websites fast and sync bookmarks across all your devices
    •    Customize your wallpaper, keyboard, sound, display, and language
    •    Efficiently manage your life: messages, contacts, meetings, and more
    •    Use GPS and Google Maps to find any destination and never get lost
    •    Get the exact information you need right now, with Google Now
    •    Play, sync, and manage media—from music to YouTube videos
    •    Store your music collection in the cloud, so you can listen anywhere
    •    Make plans faster by adding participants to calls in progress
    •    Automatically reject calls you don’t want
    •    Read ebooks and magazines with Google Play or the Amazon Kindle app
    •    Find the best new apps and games on Google Play—even great freebies
    •    Keep your Galaxy Note 3 up-to-date, reliable, and secure
    •    Stay up-to-date seamlessly by using  your Galaxy Note 3 with your Galaxy Gear smart watch


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133760330
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 2/17/2014
  • Series: My...
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 263,853
  • File size: 97 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. 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 cohosts 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 book Professional BlackBerry, and many books in the My series, including My BlackBerry Curve, My Palm Pre, My Note II, My HTC One, My DROID (first and second editions), My Motorola Atrix 4G, My BlackBerry PlayBook, and My HTC EVO 3D.

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 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at www.CraigsBooks.info.
All comments, suggestions, and feedback are welcome, including positive and negative.

Guy Hart-Davis is the author of approximately 100 computer books, including Kindle Fire Geekery and How to Do Everything: Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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Table of Contents

Prologue:  Getting to Know Your Samsung Galaxy Note    3
Your Galaxy Note 3’s External Features     3
   Front     4
   Back     5
   Top     6
   Bottom     7
S Pen     7
   Getting to Know the S Pen     8
   Air Command     9
   Air View     12
   Gestures     13
First-Time Setup     14
Fundamentals of Android 4.3 and TouchWiz     19
   The Lock Screen     19
   The Home Screen(s)     21
   Work with Notifications     22
   Create App Shortcuts     23
   Create App Folders     24
   Creating a New Home Screen Page and Removing an App Shortcut     25
   Use the Touchscreen     26
   Use the Keyboard     26
   Dictation—Speak Instead of Type     30
   Edit Text     31
   Keyboard Tricks     33
   Menus     34
   Switch Between Apps     35
   Run Two Apps at the Same Time     36
Installing Synchronization Software     39
   Install Android File Transfer (Apple Mac OS X)     39
   Install Google Music Manager (Apple Mac)     40
   Install Google Music Manager (Windows)     41
   Configure Music Manager (Windows and Apple Mac)      42
Chapter 1  Connecting to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and VPNs     47
Connecting to Bluetooth Devices     47
   Pair with a New Bluetooth Device      48
   Extra Bluetooth Options     51
   Change Bluetooth Device Options     51
Wi-Fi     52
   Connect to Wi-Fi     52
   Wi-Fi Network Options     55
   Advanced Wi-Fi Options     56
Wi-Fi Direct     58
   Send a File Using Wi-Fi Direct     59
   Receive a File Using Wi-Fi Direct     60
Near Field Communications (NFC)     61
   Enable NFC, Android Beam, and S Beam     61
   Use Android Beam to Send Links to Content     62
   Use Android Beam to Send Real Files     64
   Use Samsung S Beam to Send Files     65
Cellular Networks     66
   Change Mobile Settings     66
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)     68
   Add a VPN     69
   Connect to a VPN     71
Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot     73
   Start Your Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot    73
Chapter 2  Customizing Your Galaxy Note 3     79
Changing Your Wallpaper     79
   Wallpaper from Gallery Pictures     81
   Live Wallpaper     82
   Wallpaper     83
   Wallpaper from Photos     83
Changing Your Keyboard     84
Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens     86
   Add a Widget     86
   Remove and Move a Widget     89
Setting the Language     89
Changing Accessibility Settings    90
Adjusting Sound Settings     94
   Modifying Display Settings     96
   Adjusting Samsung-Specific Settings     98
    Multi Window Mode     98
   LED Indicator     99
   Easy Home Screen Mode     100
   Blocking Mode     101
   S Pen     102
   Motion Control      103
Chapter 3  Browsing the Web     109
Navigating with Chrome     109
   Web Page Options     111
   Browser Tricks     112
Managing Bookmarks, Most Visited Sites, and Other Devices     114
   Manage Bookmarks     114
   Create a Bookmark     115
   Manage the Most Visited Sites List     116
   Manage the Other Devices List     117
Managing Multiple Tabs     117
Customizing Browser Settings     118
Chapter 4  Email     127
Gmail     127
   Add a Google Account     128
   Navigate the Gmail App     130
   Compose Gmail Email     132
   Add Attachments to Messages     133
   Read Gmail Email     134
   Modify Gmail Settings     136
   Manage Gmail Labels     139
Email Application     140
   Add a Work Email Account     141
   Add a New POP3 or IMAP Account     145
Working with the Email App     149
   Navigate the Email Application     150
   Compose an Email     152
   Add Attachments to a Message    153
   Read Email     155
   Change Email App Settings     156
Chapter 5  Google Now and Navigation     165
Google Now     165
   Understand the Google Now Screen     166
   Set Up Google Now     167
Google Maps     169
   Get Directions     170
   Adjust Google Maps Settings     172
   Use Offline Google Maps     174
Chapter 6  Working with Date, Time, and S Planner     177
Setting the Date and Time     177
Clock Application     179
   Navigate the Clock Application     179
   Manage Alarms     180
   Use the World Clock     182
   Use Dock Mode and the Desk Clock     183
   Customize Dock Mode     185
Using the S Planner Calendaring Application     188
   Navigate the S Planner Main Screen     188
   Choose Which Calendars and Task Lists to View     190
   Change S Planner Settings     190
   Add a New Event     193
   Respond to a Google Event Invitation     195
   Respond to a Corporate Event Invitation     197
   Use Quick Responses     198
   Add a Task     199
Chapter 7  Contacts     203
Adding Accounts     203
Navigating Contacts     210
   Check a Contact’s Status     211
   Edit a Contact     211
   Add a Contact Photo     214
Adding and Managing Contacts     215
   Add a Contact from an Email     216
   Add a Contact Manually     217
   Add a Contact from a vCard     218
   Add a Contact Using Near Field Communications     219
   Manage Contacts Settings     220
   Create Contact Groups     220
   Change the Contacts in a Contacts Group     222
   Choose Which Contacts to Display     223
   Link and Separate Contacts     224
Adding a Contact to Your Home Screen      226
Chapter 8  Phone, SMS, and MMS     229
Phone     229
   Open and Navigate the Phone App     230
   Receive a Call     232
   Handle Missed Calls     234
   Place a Call     236
   Configure the Phone App    242
SMS and MMS     245
   Get to Know the Messaging App     245
   Manage Settings for the Messaging App     247
   Compose Messages     252
   Attach Files to Messages     254
   Receive Messages     256
Chapter 9  Audio, Video, Photos, and Movies     259
Enjoying Music with the Music Application     259
   Find Music     260
   Purchase Music     261
   Add Your Existing Music to Google Music     263
   Use the Music Application     264
   Work and Listen to Music     270
   Work with Playlists     271
   Listen to Music with No Wireless Coverage     275
Playing and Sharing Videos    277
   Share Videos     280
   Delete Videos     283
   Taking Photos and Videos with the Camera App     284
   Take Photos     284
   Zoom In and Out     286
   Apply Effects to Photos     288
   Change Key Camera Settings     289
   Choose Advanced Camera Settings     292
   View the Photos You Take     297
   Record Videos with the Camera App     299
   Choose the Recording Mode for Video     300
Enjoying Videos with the YouTube App     301
   Meet the YouTube Main Screen     301
   Play a Video     303
   Change YouTube Settings     304
   Upload a Video to YouTube from the YouTube App    306
Chapter 10  Books and Magazines     309
Reading Books with Play Books and Kindle     309
   Open the Play Books App and Meet Your Library     310
   Get Books from the Play Store     313
   Read Books with the Play Books App     317
   Choose Options for the Play Books App     319
   Delete a Book from Your Play Books Library     322
   Install the Kindle App     324
Reading Magazines with Play Magazines     331
   Open the Play Magazines App and Choose Your Magazines     331
   Read a Magazine with the Play Magazines App     334
   Choose Options for the Play Magazines App     336
Chapter 11  Working with Android Apps     339
Configuring Google Wallet     339
Navigating Google Play     341
   Download Free Apps     342
   Buy Apps     345
   Manage Apps     347
   Manage Google Play Settings     349
Keeping Apps Up to Date     351
Chapter 12  Using Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with the Samsung Galaxy Gear     35 5
Setting Up Your Samsung Galaxy Gear     355
Choosing Settings for Your Galaxy Gear     359
   Choose Settings in the Gear Manager App     359
   Choose Settings in the Settings App on the Galaxy Gear     374
Navigating the Galaxy Gear’s Interface     381
   Controlling the Galaxy Gear Using Gestures     381
   Controlling the Galaxy Gear Using S Voice     383
Using the Galaxy Gear’s Apps     384
   Make and Receive Phone Calls     384
   Take Photos and Videos     387
Chapter 13  Maintaining Your Galaxy Note 3 and Solving Problems     391
Updating Android     391
Optimizing the Battery     394
   Take Care of the Battery     394
   Monitor Battery Use     395
   Choose Power-Saving Options     397
Apps and Memory     398
Reining in Your Data Usage     401
   Set Background Data Limits     403
Caring for the Galaxy Note 3’s Exterior     403
Getting Help with Your Galaxy Note 3     404
Index     405

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