Kindle Fire: Visual QuickStart Guide

Kindle Fire: Visual QuickStart Guide

by Scott McNulty

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Kindle Fire: Visual QuickStart Guide by Scott McNulty

This task-based tutorial and reference guide is packed with practical guidance for people who want to jump in and start using the Kindle Fire. Written by Scott McNulty--known for his in-depth knowledge of and enthusiasm for the Kindle platform--this essential companion features eye-catching graphics and screen-shots and a clean design to help readers get the most out of Amazon's touchscreen tablet. Scott guides Kindle Fire users through Amazon's rich content ecosystem, showing readers how to:

  • Purchase or rent movies and TV shows
  • Find and download popular apps and games
  • Buy and read books found in the Kindle bookstore
  • Take advantage of Amazon Prime to stream videos
  • Use the built-in email app with Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, and other popular
  • services
  • Surf the web with Fire's Silk browser
  • Store books, movies, music, and apps in the Amazon Cloud
In addition, Scott offers plenty of tips and tricks for getting the most from the Kindle Fire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321903877
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 12/26/2012
Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Scott McNulty owns more Kindles than is entirely sensible. Author of "The Kindle Pocket Guide," devoted to the second-generation Kindle, he is known for his in-depth knowledge of and enthusiasm for the Kindle platform. Scott lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Marisa. By day he works at the The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and by night he blogs about whatever strikes his fancy at http://blog.blankbaby.com. He has also been known to tweet once or twice under the handle @blankbaby.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Meet your Kindle Fire 1

Hardware and specifications 2

Locking and powering on and off 4

Charging 6

Setting up 7

Using gestures 9

Using basic navigation 10

Working with Favorites 14

Working with notifications 16

Changing the volume 17

Changing the brightness 18

Setting the orientation 19

Using the keyboard 20

Chapter 2 Wireless 23

Hooking up to Wi-Fi 24

Hooking up to Bluetooth 27

Setting Airplane mode 30

Chapter 3 Search 31

Using libraries to search 32

Searching stores 34

Searching the Web 35

Chapter 4 Shop 37

Browsing the stores 38

Managing your account 43

Using recommendations 47

Chapter 5 Games 49

Getting games 50

Managing your games 56

Using Amazon GameCircle 59

Chapter 6 Apps 67

Getting apps 68

Using apps 74

Managing your apps 77

Updating apps 82

Chapter 7 Books 83

Getting books 84

Organizing your book selections 90

Reading books 93

Implementing bookmarks, highlights, notes, and definitions 98

Sharing books with others 102

Searching books and using X-Ray 105

Sideloading books 108

Chapter 8 Music 111

Buying music 112

Listening to music 115

Downloading and deleting music 118

Mastering playlists 121

Leveraging the cloud 124

Chapter 9 Videos 127

Renting and purchasing video 128

Watching video 133

Chapter 10 Newsstand 139

Buying periodicals 140

Reading periodicals 142

Managing issues and subscriptions 147

Chapter 11 Audiobooks 149

Purchasing audiobooks 150

Listening to audiobooks 153

Chapter 12 Web 157

Using the Starter page 158

Browsing 162

Working with tabs 165

Customizing settings 167

Chapter 13 Photos 169

Importing photos 170

Viewing photos 173

Managing photos 175

Chapter 14 Docs 177

E-mailing documents 178

Sending documents via Cloud Drive 180

Sideloading documents 181

Reading and deleting documents 182

Chapter 15 Offers 185

Redeeming offers 186

Opting out of offers 187

Chapter 16 Communication 189

Using accounts 190

E-mailing 195

Calendaring 201

Using the Contacts app 205

Chapter 17 Manage your Kindle Fire 211

Customizing device settings 212

Wiping and deregistering 215

Index 219

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