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Android Tablets for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd Edition: Covers Android 7.0 Nougat

Android Tablets for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd Edition: Covers Android 7.0 Nougat

by Nick Vandome


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Tablet computers are now ubiquitous on the digital landscape. They are powerful, portable and packed full of functionality for most computing tasks. Android is the operating system on a wide range of tablets, and it is one of the major players in this market. This determines the tablet's user interface and also a lot of its functionality. The latest version of Android is 7.0 Nougat and improves upon what is already the most widely used operating system for tablets.

Android Tablets for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd Edition:

  • Looks at the range of devices available and their specifications and functionality.

  • Explains the Android operating system and how to use it on your tablet in terms of navigating around, performing all of your favorite tasks, getting online and turning your tablet into a mobile library and entertainment center.

  • Focuses on the latest version of Android, 7.0 Nougat, and shows the enhancements that have been made over previous versions, such as multi-view windows for viewing two apps at the same time, Quick Switch between apps, high-performance 3D graphics, a Doze feature for saving battery power, a new range of settings for customizing Android, replying to notifications without having to open a different app and enhanced safety and security features.

  • Android Tablets for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd Edition will show you how to:

  • Get up and running with the interactive, touchscreen experience so that you can quickly find your way around with Android.

  • Use the Android settings to ensure that your tablet looks and works in exactly the way that you want.

  • Find your way around apps: the programs that give Android tablets their functionality – from using the preinstalled apps, to downloading and using the huge selection available from the Google Play Store, which is linked directly to Android tablets. It also shows how to get the best apps for popular activities such as travel, health and wellbeing, family history and online shopping.

  • Connect to the web via Wi-Fi, using email, making phone and video calls to family and friends with Skype and diving into the world of social networking.

  • Keep your tablet safe – security on tablets is just as important as on any other computer and this is covered in terms of preventing access to your tablet and staying safe online and when using your apps.

  • Android Tablets for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd Edition gives you the confidence to enter the world of the tablet and get the most out of your device, using Android 7.0 Nougat.

    The book features the Google Nexus but is applicable to all tablets running the Android operating system. Presented in larger type for easier reading.

    Covers the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781840787665
    Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
    Publication date: 05/16/2017
    Series: In Easy Steps
    Pages: 192
    Sales rank: 303,412
    Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

    About the Author

    Nick Vandome is an IT writer and trainer who specializes in digital imaging and web authoring subjects. In addition to his writing, he also works designing websites and runs training courses. Before he started working with computers he wrote books about working and traveling abroad.

    Table of Contents

    1 Introducing Android Tablets 7

    About Tablets 8

    About Android 12

    Tablet Terms Explained 14

    Using a Touchscreen 16

    Using Apps 18

    Makes and Models 20

    Android and Google 22

    Creating a Google Account 24

    Turning On and Controls 26

    Setting Up Your Tablet 27

    Adding Accessories 28

    2 Getting Started with Your Tablet 29

    Viewing the Home Screen 30

    Navigating Around 31

    Adding Apps 32

    Moving Apps 33

    Working with Favorites 34

    Adding Widgets 35

    Changing the Background 36

    Creating Folders 37

    Using Notifications 38

    Screen Rotation 40

    Accessing Settings 41

    Quick Settings 44

    Editing Quick Settings 45

    Locking Your Tablet 46

    Searching 48

    Ok Google 51

    Using Google Feeds 52

    3 At Your Fingertips 57

    The Android Keyboard 58

    Keyboard Settings 60

    Keyboard Shortcuts 62

    Adding Text 64

    Working with Text 65

    Creating a Dictionary 66

    4 Working with Apps 67

    About Android Apps 68

    Built-in Apps 69

    Multitasking with Apps 72

    Around the Play Store 74

    Finding Apps 76

    Downloading Apps 78

    Deleting Apps 80

    Updating Apps 81

    App Information 82

    5 Useful Apps 83

    Staying Organized 84

    Being Productive 86

    Keeping Entertained 88

    Lifestyle 90

    Health and Fitness 94

    Family History 98

    6 Tablet Entertainment 99

    Using Google Play 100

    Music on Android 101

    Downloading Music 102

    Playing Music 104

    Managing Music 107

    Pinning Music 108

    Movies and TV Shows 110

    Obtaining Books 114

    Around an Ebook 116

    Adding Notes 118

    Adding Bookmarks 120

    Definitions and Translations 121

    Using Cameras 122

    Adding Photos 124

    Viewing Photos 126

    Adding Folders 129

    Editing Photos 130

    Sharing Photos 132

    7 Keeping in Touch 133

    Email on Android 134

    Adding Email Accounts 135

    Using Email 137

    Email Settings 139

    Social Networking 140

    Keeping an Address Book 142

    Using Your Calendar 144

    Using Your Google Account 146

    8 Browsing the Web 147

    Android Web Browsers 148

    Opening Pages 149

    Bookmarking Pages 150

    Links and Images 152

    Using Tabs 153

    Being Incognito 154

    Browser Settings 155

    9 On Your Travels 157

    Traveling with Your Tablet 158

    Keeping Your Tablet Safe 160

    Airport Security 161

    Finding Hotels and Flights 162

    Calling with Skype 164

    Useful Travel Apps 166

    10 Sharing with the Family 169

    About Multiple Users 170

    Adding Family Members 172

    Switching Between Users 174

    Guest Users 175

    Restricted Profiles 176

    11 Accessibility and Security 177

    Accessibility 178

    Security Issues 180

    About Antivirus Apps 181

    Using Antivirus Apps 182

    Locating Your Tablet 184

    Index 187

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