NOOK HD: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition

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You can do many things with NOOK HD right out of the box, but if you really want to get the most from your HD or HD+ tablet, start with this book. With clear instructions, full-color illustrations, and savvy advice from technology expert Preston Gralla, you’ll learn how to use email and the Web, watch movies and shows, play games, listen to music, and enjoy your personal ebook library.

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Overview

You can do many things with NOOK HD right out of the box, but if you really want to get the most from your HD or HD+ tablet, start with this book. With clear instructions, full-color illustrations, and savvy advice from technology expert Preston Gralla, you’ll learn how to use email and the Web, watch movies and shows, play games, listen to music, and enjoy your personal ebook library.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Relax with a book. Load your NOOK library with ebooks, comics, and interactive books for kids.
  • Play with apps. Enjoy the games and apps everyone’s talking about.
  • Go online. Browse the Web and check your email with built-in WiFi.
  • Be social. Share books and recommendations with your NOOK Friends, and Facebook and Twitter contacts.
  • Take in a show. Watch movies and TV series, and listen to your favorite music anywhere.
  • Read all about it. Subscribe to a variety of magazines and newspapers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449359539
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 233,959
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Preston Gralla is the author of more than 40 books, including Windows 8 Hacks and Missing Manuals on Droid X2, Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy S II. He's a contributing editor to Computerworld, and a regular contributor to PC World. As an award-winning author and technology expert, Preston has written articles for major national newspapers and magazines and has also appeared on several TV and radio programs.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits;
About the Author;
About the Creative Team;
Acknowledgements;
The Missing Manual Series;
Introduction;
About the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+;
Buying a NOOK;
What’s New in the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+;
About This Book;
About the Outline;
About→These→Arrows;
About the Online Resources;
Safari® Books Online;
Part I: The Basics;
Chapter 1: Getting to Know Your NOOK HD;
1.1 What Your NOOK HD Can Do;
1.2 A Quickie Look at the Hardware;
1.3 The NOOK Button;
1.4 Speaker and Volume Buttons;
1.5 Headphone Jack;
1.6 Power Button;
1.7 Sleeping, Locking, and Waking from Sleep;
1.8 USB Port, Connector, and Charger;
1.9 Microphone;
1.10 High-Resolution Color Touchscreen;
1.11 SD Slot;
1.12 Home Screen;
Chapter 2: Setting Up Your NOOK HD;
2.1 Charging Your NOOK HD;
2.2 Initial Setup and Connecting to a Network;
2.3 Registering Your NOOK HD;
2.4 Using and Troubleshooting WiFi;
2.5 Using Your NOOK HD at a Barnes & Noble Store;
Chapter 3: Using Your NOOK HD for the First Time;
3.1 Using Gestures to Control the NOOK HD;
3.2 The Keyboard;
3.3 The Status Bar;
3.4 Quick Settings;
3.5 The System Bar;
3.6 The Active Shelf;
3.7 Customizing Your Home Screen;
3.8 Returning Home;
3.9 Searching Your NOOK;
Chapter 4: Creating and Using Profiles;
4.1 Understanding Profiles;
4.2 Setting Up Profiles;
4.3 Using Profiles;
4.4 Editing Profiles;
Part II: Reading Books and Periodicals;
Chapter 5: Reading Books, Newspapers, Catalogs, and Magazines;
5.1 Opening a Book;
5.2 A Tour of the Book Reader;
5.3 Using the Table of Contents;
5.4 Sharing Your Reading;
5.5 Changing the Text and Display;
5.6 Selecting Text, Taking Notes, Highlighting Text, and More;
5.7 Searching in Books;
5.8 Reading Mode and Zooming in on Images;
5.9 Video Inside Books;
5.10 Tapping Links;
5.11 Reading PDFs;
5.12 Reading Magazines;
5.13 Reading Newspapers;
5.14 Reading Comic Books;
5.15 Reading Catalogs;
5.16 Using Scrapbooks;
Chapter 6: Reading NOOK Kids Books;
6.1 What Can NOOK Kids Books Do?;
6.2 Buying a NOOK Kids Book;
6.3 Reading a NOOK Kids Book;
6.4 Listening to “Read to Me” and “Read and Play” Books;
6.5 Record Reading a NOOK Kids Book for Your Kids;
6.6 Editing or Deleting a Recording;
6.7 Backing Up Your Recordings;
Part III: Managing Your Library;
Chapter 7: Buying Books, Magazines, and Newspapers and Managing Your Library;
7.1 Browsing and Searching for Books in the NOOK Shop;
7.2 Sampling and Buying Books;
7.3 Browsing and Buying Magazines and Newspapers;
7.4 Using the Library to Manage Your Books and Periodicals;
7.5 Using the Wish List;
7.6 Accessing Content on Your SD Card and NOOK HD’s Built-in Storage;
7.7 The Library on BN.com, PCs, Macs, and Mobile Devices;
7.8 Managing Your NOOK Account;
Chapter 8: Borrowing and Lending Books with LendMe and Your Local Library;
8.1 Both a Borrower and a Lender Be;
8.2 Lending and Borrowing Books with LendMe;
8.3 Seeing Your List of Lendable Books;
8.4 Lending a Book;
8.5 Borrowing a Book;
8.6 Borrowing Books from the Library;
Part IV: Apps, Media, and Files;
Chapter 9: Streaming Media: NOOK Video, UltraViolet, Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Pandora;
9.1 Understanding Streaming Media;
9.2 Using NOOK Video;
9.3 Using UltraViolet;
9.4 Using Hulu Plus;
9.5 Using Netflix;
9.6 Using Pandora;
Chapter 10: Downloading and Using Apps;
10.1 Running Apps;
10.2 Managing and Deleting Apps;
10.3 Built-in NOOK Apps;
10.4 Getting Apps in the NOOK Shop;
10.5 Five Great Apps to Download;
10.6 Troubleshooting Apps;
Chapter 11: Music, Pictures, Video, and Documents;
11.1 Getting Files into Your NOOK;
11.2 Playing Music and Audio Files;
11.3 Using Gallery for Viewing Photos and Playing Video;
11.4 Working with Office Documents;
Chapter 12: Transferring Files Between Your NOOK HD and Your Computer;
12.1 Installing an SD Card;
12.2 Transferring Files to Your NOOK HD;
12.3 Troubleshooting Your Connection;
12.4 Finding Books Online to Transfer to Your NOOK HD;
12.5 Browsing and Managing Files on your NOOK HD;
Part V: The Web and Email;
Chapter 13: Surfing the Web;
13.1 A Tour of the NOOK HD’s Browser;
13.2 The Address Bar;
13.3 Navigating a Web Page;
13.4 Tapping Links;
13.5 Using Tabs;
13.6 Bookmarks;
13.7 History, Most Visited, and Saved Pages Lists;
13.8 Saving Online Images;
13.9 Web Pages Designed for Mobile Devices;
13.10 Online Privacy and Security;
13.11 Changing Your Home Page, Text Size, and More Settings;
Chapter 14: Using Email;
14.1 Setting Up an Account;
14.2 Reading Mail;
14.3 Replying to Messages;
14.4 Composing Email;
14.5 Managing and Searching Mail;
14.6 Managing Multiple Accounts and Advanced Email Options;
14.7 Understanding Gmail’s Organization;
14.8 Gmail’s Labels;
Part VI: Getting Social;
Chapter 15: NOOK Friends, Facebook, Twitter, and Beyond;
15.1 What Can You Do with NOOK Friends?;
15.2 Getting Started with NOOK Friends;
15.3 Adding Friends to NOOK Friends;
15.4 Using Friends Activities;
15.5 Using About Me;
15.6 Using LendMe;
15.7 Linking Your NOOK HD to Facebook;
15.8 Linking Your NOOK HD to Twitter;
15.9 Using Facebook and Twitter on Your NOOK HD;
Chapter 16: Managing Your Contacts;
16.1 Getting Started with Contacts;
16.2 Importing Facebook Contacts;
16.3 Creating a New Contact;
16.4 Searching and Browsing Contacts;
16.5 Favorites;
Part VII: Advanced Topics;
Chapter 17: Settings;
17.1 Wireless & Bluetooth;
17.2 General;
17.3 Applications;
17.4 Account Settings;
17.5 Storage Management;
17.6 Device Information;
Chapter 18: Rooting Your NOOK;
18.1 Understanding Rooting;
18.2 What You Need to Know about the NOOK Software and Rooting;
18.3 Rooting Your NOOK Temporarily with a microSD Card;
18.4 Rooting the Built-in Flash Memory;
Part VIII: Appendixes;
Maintenance and Troubleshooting;
Unfreezing a Frozen NOOK;
Fixing SD Card Woes;
Cleaning Your NOOK’s Screen;
Updating the NOOK’s Software;
Warranty and Repair;
Where to Get Help;
NOOK Accessories;
File Formats;
Book Files, Microsoft Office Files, and Multimedia Files;
Visiting B&N with Your NOOK Tablet;

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Highly Recommended - a great book!

    This was just what I needed to fill in some gaps with my new Nook. It provided the answers I was looking for and gave me some great tips.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Definitely needed help to navigate my Nook HD. I am new to tablets of any kind. It has given me the knowledge to understand and access all of the wonderful features of this amazing tablet!

    Highly recommend.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    The Missing manual

    This book is great for reference! A very thorough how to.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    NOOK HD GUIDE

    I FOUND THIS A VERY HELPFUL REFERENCE BIBLE. WELL WRITTEN AND EASY TO UNDERSTAND. I REFER TO IT OFTEN WHEN I CAN'T FIGURE SOMETHING OUT.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2013

    Good

    Provides more than the basics you get when you buy a Nook. I bought the epub version and within a few minutes was able to make my Nook HD+ be more like I wanted it. Worth the money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Epic

    Luv nookHDs

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 21, 2014

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    Posted May 9, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Dh

    I got locked out of hunger games for nothing it sucks!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    TO BELLOW

    YES THERE IS A PARTY HI IM DERK

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Think long and hard before buying.

    This book needs a Table of Contents, and more importantly, an Index. Ironically, the Nook version even gives a credit for the person who supposedly did the indexing. I have bought several of the Missing Manual books in the past and found them most helpful. I even tried to contact the publisher by email and snail mail with no response. A book of this nature is useless without an index. I would love to get my $$$ back!

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    Posted February 1, 2014


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  • Posted January 26, 2014

    Good Complement to Nook User Guide

    This book goes into more depth than the user guide that came with my nook hd+ provided. I got clear step by steps using this book to creating profiles and deleting apps I didn't want.

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  • Posted January 5, 2014

    Easy to read manual.

    As the cover states...this is the manual that should have come with the Nook. Easy to read and explains everything. I wasted too much time trying to figure it all out...now I don't have to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

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    Hey lady

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    I CAN CURSE WITHOUT BEING BLOCKED

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 29, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Why

    Why does it have google play on nook hd + but not nook tablet thats just unfair!!!!!!

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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