My Samsung Galaxy Tab [NOOK Book]

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My Samsung Galaxy Tab™

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Overview

COVERS

Galaxy Tab 10.1
and
Galaxy Tab 7.0

My Samsung Galaxy Tab™

Step-by-step

instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do with the Galaxy Tab 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 10.1

Help

when you run in to Samsung Galaxy Tab problems or limitations

Tips and Notes

to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Tab

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

• Get started fast!

• Navigate Samsung Galaxy Tab’s Android operating system

• Retrieve, play, and manage music, video, podcasts, and audiobooks

• Use the Samsung Media Hub as a portal to movies and TV content

• Capture higher-quality photos and video

• Surf the Web quickly with the built-in browser

• Monitor news, weather, and stock prices

• Simplify your life with the Calendar and Contacts

• Send email, text, and multimedia messages

• Use your Galaxy Tab as an Amazon Kindle ebook reader

• Find any destination with Maps, Navigation, Places, and Latitude

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

• Extend your Galaxy Tab with add-on hardware and accessories

• Customize your tablet to reflect your personal style, habits, and preferences

• Keep your Galaxy Tab up to date, reliable, and running smoothly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132730761
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Series: My...
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 751,315
  • File size: 134 MB
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Meet the Author

Eric Butow began writing books in 2000 when he wrote Master Visually Windows 2000 Server. Since then, Eric has authored or coauthored 15 other books.Those books include several chapters in Que Publishing’s Microsoft Windows 7 In Depth, Addison-Wesley’s User Interface Design for Mere Mortals, Amacom’s How to Succeed in Business Using LinkedIn, and, most recently,Que Publishing’s Blogging to Drive Business.

Eric lives in Jackson, California. He has a master’s degree in communication from California State University, Fresno, and is the owner of Butow Communications Group (BCG), a web design, online marketing, and technical writing firm.

Website: butow.net

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ebutow

Lonzell Watson is the award-winning author of Teach Yourself Visually iPad, for which he won the honor of Distinguished Technical Communication and Best of Show 2010 from the Society for Technical Communication. He was also presented the Award of Excellence for Teach Yourself Visually iPhoto ‘09 in 2009. He is the author of other popular titles, including Canon VIXIA HD Digital Field Guide, Final Cut Pro 6 for Digital Video Editors Only, and Teach Yourself Visually Digital Video.

Lonzell is an adjunct professor in the College of Business at Bellevue University, and he 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 a syndicated writer with hundreds of published tutorials and tips that help demystify consumer electronics and Apple 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.

Website: creativeintel.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/pub/lonzell-watson/6/b64/499

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Meeting the Samsung Galaxy Tab

Investigating the Galaxy Tab Unit

Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab 7"

Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab 10"

The Galaxy Tab Buttons and Switches

The Four Galaxy Tab 7" Touch Buttons

The Power Button

Volume Control Buttons

Galaxy Tab Screens

The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab 7")

The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab 10")

The Applications Screen (Galaxy Tab 7")

The Applications Screen (Galaxy Tab 10")

The Applications Screen (Galaxy Tab 7")

The Applications Screen (Galaxy Tab 10")

Manipulating the Screen

Tapping an Element

Pinching

Dragging and Flicking

Screen Rotation and Orientation

Interacting with Android

Sliders

Toolbars

Button Lists

Tab Bars

Using the Keyboard

Using Special Keyboards and Characters

Copying and Pasting Data (Galaxy Tab 7")

Copying and Pasting Data (Galaxy Tab 10")

Chapter 2 Becoming Familiar with Android

Getting Details About the Galaxy Tab

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Setting Up Your Network (Galaxy Tab 7")

Setting Up Wi-Fi

Setting Up 3G

Setting Up a VPN

Setting Up Your Network (Galaxy Tab 10")

Setting Up Wi-Fi

Setting Up Bluetooth

Setting Up a VPN

Syncing the Galaxy Tab

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Chapter 3 Customizing Android to Your Liking

Password-Protecting the Galaxy Tab

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Changing Your Password

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Setting Parental Restrictions

Changing the Date and Time

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Modifying Your Wallpaper

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Setting Alert Sounds

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Changing Keyboard and Voice Settings

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Modifying More Settings

More Settings (Galaxy Tab 7")

Galaxy Tab 10"

Chapter 4 Browsing the Web

Browsing to a URL

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10" 1

Searching the Web

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Viewing Web Pages

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Bookmarking Websites

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Returning to Previously Visited Websites

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Deleting Bookmarks

Delete from the Bookmarks List (Galaxy Tab 7")

Delete from the History List (Galaxy Tab 7")

Delete from the Bookmarks List (Galaxy Tab 10")

Delete from the History List (Galaxy Tab 10")

Filling in Web Forms

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Copying Text and Images from Web Pages

Copying a Block of Text (Galaxy Tab 7")

Copying an Image (Galaxy Tab 7")

Copying a Block of Text (Galaxy Tab 10")

Copying an Image (Galaxy Tab 10")

Chapter 5 Sending Email and Instant Messages

Configuring Email (Galaxy Tab 7")

Configuring Email (Galaxy Tab 10")

Reading Email (Galaxy Tab 7")

Reading Email (Galaxy Tab 10")

Composing a New Message

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Creating Your Own Signature

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Deleting Messages

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Searching Through Email

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Configuring Email Settings (Galaxy Tab 7")

Configuring Email Settings (Galaxy Tab 10")

Sending and Receiving Instant Messages

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Configuring Instant Message Settings (Galaxy Tab 7")

Configuring Instant Message Settings (Galaxy Tab 10")

Chapter 6 Using the Calendar and Contacts to Simplify Your Life

Putting Together Your Daily Briefing (Galaxy Tab 7")

Choosing a Weather Forecast

Tracking Stocks

Selecting Your News Settings

Checking and Adding to Your Personal Schedule

Staying Up to Date (Galaxy Tab 10")

Choosing a Weather Forecast

Tracking Stocks

Selecting Your News Settings

Managing Contacts (Galaxy Tab 7")

Setting Up Contacts Accounts

Adding Contacts

Searching for Contacts

Joining Contacts

Using Contacts

Managing Contacts (Galaxy Tab 10")

Setting Up Contacts Accounts

Adding Contacts

Searching for Contacts

Joining Contacts

Using Contacts

Managing Your Busy Schedule (Galaxy Tab 7")

Creating Calendar Events

Using Calendar Views

Managing Your Busy Schedule (Galaxy Tab 10")

Creating Calendar Events

Using Calendar Views

Chapter 7 Playing Music and Video

Creating a Media Hub Account (Galaxy Tab 7")

Creating a Media Hub Account (Galaxy Tab 10")

Downloading Movies and TV Shows Using Media Hub (Galaxy Tab 7")

Downloading Movies and TV Shows Using Media Hub (Galaxy Tab 10")

Playing Videos (Galaxy Tab 7")

Playing Videos (Galaxy Tab 10")

Recording Video (Galaxy Tab 7")

Recording Video (Galaxy Tab 10")

Copying Files with Windows Media Player (Galaxy Tab 7")

Copying Files with Windows Media Player (Galaxy Tab 10")

Connecting as a Mass Storage Device(Galaxy Tab 7")

Connecting as a Mass Storage Device (Galaxy Tab 10")

Multimedia Sync for Macs and PCs (Galaxy Tab 7")

Adding a Podcast App (Galaxy Tab 7")

Adding a Podcast App (Galaxy Tab 10")

Purchasing Music (Galaxy Tab 7")

Purchasing Music (Galaxy Tab 10")

Playing Songs (Galaxy Tab 7")

Playing Songs (Galaxy Tab 10")

Creating Your Own Playlists (Galaxy Tab 7")

Creating Your Own Playlists (Galaxy Tab 10")

Viewing YouTube Videos (Galaxy Tab 7")

Viewing YouTube Videos (Galaxy Tab 10")

Chapter 8 Reading and Managing Books

Logging In to Your Account

Purchasing Books

Using Reading Aids (Galaxy Tab 7")

Using Reading Aids (Galaxy Tab 10")

Adding Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes (Galaxy Tab 7")

Adding Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes (Galaxy Tab 10")

Organizing Your Books

Chapter 9 Capturing and Managing Photos

Using the Camera

Adjusting Settings and Taking Photos (Galaxy Tab 7")

Adjusting Settings and Taking Photos (Galaxy Tab 10")

Navigating Image Viewer

Adjusting Settings and Taking Photos (Galaxy Tab 7")

Adjusting Settings and Taking Photos (Galaxy Tab 10")

Tips for Capturing Photos

Gallery

Managing Photos with Gallery (Galaxy Tab 7")

Managing Photos with Gallery (Galaxy Tab 10")

Sharing from Gallery

Emailing Photos from Gallery (Galaxy Tab 7")

Emailing Photos from Gallery (Galaxy Tab 10")

Screen Captures

Taking Screen Captures (Galaxy Tab 7")

Taking Screen Captures (Galaxy Tab 10")

Editing Images

Cropping Images (Galaxy Tab 7")

Cropping Images (Galaxy Tab 10")

Chapter 10 Using Maps,Navigation, Places, and Latitude

Enabling GPS

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Getting Around with Maps (Galaxy Tab 7")

Finding a Location with Maps

Getting Directions with Maps

Specifying Locations with Maps

Getting Around with Maps (Galaxy Tab 10")

Finding a Location with Maps

Getting Directions with Maps

Specifying Locations with Maps

Getting Voice-Command Directions

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Getting to Know Places (Galaxy Tab 7")

Browsing Places

Adding New Places

Getting to Know Places (Galaxy Tab 10")

Browsing Places

Adding New Places

Enabling Wireless Networks

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Using Latitude

Galaxy Tab 7"

Galaxy Tab 10"

Chapter 11 Enhancing Your Galaxy Tab with Apps

Getting Apps Through Android Market (Galaxy Tab 7")

Searching for Android Applications

Finding Great Apps

Purchasing Android Applications

Rating Applications

Getting Help with Apps

Getting Apps Through Android Market (Galaxy Tab 10")

Searching for Android Applications

Finding Great Apps

Downloading Android Applications

Rating Applications

Getting Help with Apps

Managing Apps Through Your Home Pages (Galaxy Tab 7")

Arranging Application Icons on Your Galaxy Tab

Adding and Removing Home Pages

Managing Apps Through Your Home Pages (Galaxy Tab 10")

Arranging Application Icons on Your Galaxy Tab

Managing Home Screens with the Action Bar

Adding Useful Apps (Galaxy Tab 7")

Adding a Dictionary and Thesaurus

Adding an RSS Reader

Adding Useful Apps (Galaxy Tab 10")

Adding a Dictionary and Thesaurus

Adding an RSS Reader

Using Note Everything (Galaxy Tab 7")

Using Note Everything (Galaxy Tab 10")

Chapter 12 Adding New Hardware

Samsung HDMI Multimedia Desk Dock

Samsung Keyboard Docks

Using Wireless Devices

Pairing Bluetooth Devices (Galaxy Tab 7")

Pairing Bluetooth Devices (Galaxy Tab 10")

MicroSD Cards

Formatting MicroSD Cards (Galaxy Tab 7")

Chapter 13 Finding Galaxy Tab Accessories

Protective Cases

Screen Protectors

Chargers and Adapters

Chapter 14 Troubleshooting Your Galaxy Tab

Maintaining Your Galaxy Tab

Update Galaxy Tab Software

Backing Up and Restoring Your Galaxy Tab

Ensuring Automatic Google Account Backup (Galaxy Tab 7")

Ensuring Automatic Google Account Backup (Galaxy Tab 10")

Syncing and Using Manual Backup

Extending Battery Life

Monitoring Power Usage (Galaxy Tab 7")

Monitoring Power Usage (Galaxy Tab 10")

Dim Screen Brightness

Utilize Sleep Mode

Conserve Power by Turning Off Wi-Fi

Conserve Power by Turning Off Bluetooth

Conserve Power by Turning Off Vibration Settings

Solving Random Galaxy Tab Issues

Difficulty Turning Your Tab On or Off

Touchscreen Becomes Unresponsive

Force Stop an App

Battery Does Not Charge

Landscape Orientation Does Not Work

Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Accessibility Problems

Make Sure Wi-Fi Is Activated

Check Your Range

Reset the Galaxy Tab Software

Getting Technical Help

Contact Your Cellular Provider or Samsung

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  • Posted September 13, 2012

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    Samsung¿s line of tablet computers Galaxy Tab is probably the be

    Samsung’s line of tablet computers Galaxy Tab is probably the best known and the widest used line of “true” Android tablets. (Amazon’s Kindle Fire line uses a heavily modified version of Android.) These are very versatile and well designed tablets that can serve a multiplicity of your everyday needs – listening to music, accessing online videos, checking and composing e-mail, creating various forms of original content. In order to get the most out of your Galaxy Tab, a detailed book of instructions can really come in handy.

    “My Samsung Galaxy Tab” covers two different versions of this device: Galaxy Tab 7.0 and galaxy Tab 10.1. The first one of these runs the 2.2 version of Android called Froyo, while the 10.1 Galaxy Tab runs the version 3.1 called Honeycomb. There are many essential similarities between the two versions, but whenever there are the differences between the two this book will clearly spell those out.

    This is one of the more comprehensive user guidebooks for any tablet computer that I have come across. At almost 500 pages it covers almost all of the essential topics and tasks that you would come across in your daily use. The chapters covered include “Becoming Familiar with Android,” “Browsing the Web,” “Playing Music and Videos,” “Enhancing Galaxy Tab with Apps,” and several others. Many of these topics are very intuitive, but there are certain subtleties that will help even the more experienced users.

    All chapters and sections are organized around step-by-step instructions that give you detailed exposition. Most of the tasks are also illustrated with color screenshots, and this really helps with the whole experience. The book is very well designed and it is really fun to go through. You can either go sequentially through it, or you can jump to any topic that you may want to read more about. The only problem with books like this one is that they become dated very quickly. This is equally due to the increasingly short product development cycles, as well as to the frantic pace with which Android has been evolving lately. So if you are considering buying this book I’d urge you to do so quickly.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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