Amazon Fire Phone: The Missing Manual

Amazon Fire Phone: The Missing Manual

by Preston Gralla


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491911235
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/26/2014
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Preston Gralla is the author of more than 40 books that have been translated into 20 languages, including Galaxy S 5 The Missing Manual, Windows 8 Hacks, NOOK HD: The Missing Manual, Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual, The Big Book of Windows Hacks, How the Internet Works, and How Wireless Works. He is a contributing editor to Computerworld, a blogger for ITWorld, and was a founding editor and then editorial director of PC/Computing, executive editor for CNet/ZDNet, and the founding managing editor of PC Week.He has written about technology for many national newspapers and magazines, including USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News (for whom he wrote a technology column), PC World, and numerous others. As a widely recognized technology expert, he has made many television and radio appearances, including on the CBS Early Show, MSNBC, ABC World News Now, and National Public Radio. Under his editorship, PC/Computing was a finalist for General Excellence in the National Magazine Awards. He has also won the “Best Feature in a Computing Publication” award from the Computer Press Association.Gralla is also the recipient of a Fiction Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife (his two children have flown the coop). He welcomes feedback about his books by email at

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits;
About the Author;
About the Creative Team;
The Missing Manual Series;
About the Amazon Fire Phone;
What’s Unique about the Fire Phone;
About This Book;
About the Outline;
About the Online Resources;
Safari® Books Online;
Part I: The Basics;
Chapter 1: The Guided Tour and Special Features;
1.1 Power/Lock Button;
1.2 Headset Jack;
1.3 About the Screen;
1.4 Status Bar Icons;
1.5 Home Button;
1.6 Multipurpose Jack and Charger;
1.7 Ringer Volume;
1.8 Camera;
1.9 Home Screen, Carousel, and the Apps Grid;
1.10 Left and Right Panels;
1.11 Quick Actions Panel;
1.12 Controlling the Fire with Your Fingers;
1.13 One-Handed Gestures;
1.14 Dynamic Perspective;
1.15 Amazon Prime;
1.16 Mayday;
Chapter 2: Firefly;
2.1 Understanding Firefly;
2.2 Getting Started with Firefly;
2.3 Using Firefly with Books;
2.4 Using Firefly with Music;
2.5 Using Firefly with Movies and TV Shows;
2.6 Using Firefly with Phone Numbers, URLs, and Email Addresses;
2.7 What to Do with Your Firefly History;
Chapter 3: Phone Calls, Text Messages, and Voice Control;
3.1 Using the Phone App;
3.2 Placing a Call;
3.3 Using the VIP List;
3.4 Answering Calls;
3.5 Conference Calls;
3.6 Call Waiting;
3.7 Call Forwarding;
3.8 Caller ID;
3.9 Visual Voicemail;
3.10 Changing Your Ringtone;
3.11 Bluetooth Earpieces;
3.12 Text Messaging;
3.13 Controlling the Fire with Your Voice;
Part II: Media;
Chapter 4: Books and Magazines;
4.1 Using the Kindle App;
4.2 Buying Books;
4.3 Getting Books from the Library and the Web;
4.4 Reading Magazines;
Chapter 5: Photos, Video, and Music;
5.1 Using the Photos App;
5.2 Videos in the Gallery;
5.3 Photos and Videos in the Cloud;
5.4 Taking Still Photos;
5.5 Using the Onscreen Controls;
5.6 Taking Video;
5.7 Watching Video with Amazon Prime Instant Video;
5.8 Using the Fire Phone with Amazon Fire TV;
5.9 Playing Music on Your Fire Phone;
5.10 Playing Music in the Cloud;
5.11 Using Prime Music;
Chapter 6: Transferring Media and Files, and Syncing with the Cloud;
6.1 Connecting Your Fire to Your Computer;
6.2 Transferring Files from a Windows PC;
6.3 Transferring Files from a Mac;
6.4 Using Android Apps to Manage Your Files;
6.5 Checking Space on Your Fire;
6.6 Downloading from the Cloud;
Part III: The Fire Phone Online;
Chapter 7: Getting Online: WiFi, 4G, and Mobile Hotspots;
7.1 How the Fire Phone Gets Online;
7.2 Connecting via WiFi;
7.3 Turning Your Fire Phone into a WiFi Hotspot;
7.4 Airplane Mode;
7.5 More Network Settings;
Chapter 8: The Web;
8.1 Silk—The Fire Phone’s Browser;
8.2 Basic Navigation and Managing Tabs;
8.3 Navigating a Web Page;
8.4 Web Pages Designed for Mobile Phones;
8.5 The Address Bar;
8.7 Tapping and Using Links;
8.8 Saving and Viewing Web Pages;
8.9 Selecting and Copying Text;
8.10 Using the Menu Button;
8.11 Using the Left Panel;
8.12 Using the Right Panel;
8.13 Online Privacy and Security;
Chapter 9: Email, Contacts, and Calendar;
9.1 Setting Up Email;
9.2 Reading Email;
9.3 Writing Email Messages;
9.4 Navigation and More with the Left Panel;
9.5 Working with Contacts;
9.6 The Calendar;
Chapter 10: Facebook and Twitter;
10.1 Facebook;
10.2 Twitter;
Chapter 11: Maps and Navigation;
11.1 Getting Started;
11.2 Browsing Maps;
11.3 Landmarks and 3D Look-Around;
11.4 How the Fire Phone Finds Your Location;
11.5 Searching Maps;
11.6 Finding Contacts;
11.7 Getting Directions;
11.8 Turn-by-Turn Navigation;
Chapter 12: Downloading and Using Apps;
12.1 Getting Apps from Amazon’s Appstore;
12.2 Accessing Your Apps;
12.3 Fancy App Tricks;
12.4 Managing and Uninstalling Downloaded Apps;
12.5 Managing Built-In Fire Phone Apps;
12.6 Downloading Apps from the Web;
12.7 Troubleshooting Apps;
12.8 Eleven Great Apps;
Part IV: Appendixes;
Setup and Signup;
Choosing a Plan;
Using Your Amazon Account;
Making Account Changes on the Web;
Upgrading to the Newest Software;
Useful Accessories;
Places to Shop;
Troubleshooting and Maintenance;
Make Sure Your Software Is Up to Date;
Fixing a Frozen Phone;
Resetting the Fire;
Warranty and Repair;
Where to Go for Help;
Wi-Fi & Networks;
Sounds & Notifications;
Applications & Parental Controls;
Battery & Storage;
Location Services;
Lock Screen;
My Accounts;
Help & Feedback;
Searching Settings and Recent Settings;

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