- Publisher: Que Corporation,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 432 pages
- Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 23mm | 680g
- Publication date: 17 February 2014
- Publication City/Country: Indianapolis, Ind.
- ISBN 10: 078975276X
- ISBN 13: 9780789752765
- Sales rank: 300,061
Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 photos that show you exactly what to do Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy Note 3 problems or limitations Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 working just the way you want. Learn how to * Make the most of Galaxy Note 3's powerful hardware-from S Pen to sensors * Connect the right way at the right time, with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, VPNs, NFC, and beaming * Transform your Galaxy Note 3 into a Wi-Fi hotspot others can share * Access websites fast and sync bookmarks across all your devices * Customize your wallpaper, keyboard, sound, display, and language * Efficiently manage your life: messages, contacts, meetings, and more * Use GPS and Google Maps to find any destination and never get lost * Get the exact information you need right now, with Google Now * Play, sync, and manage media-from music to YouTube videos * Store your music collection in the cloud, so you can listen anywhere * Make plans faster by adding participants to calls in progress * Automatically reject calls you don't want * Read ebooks and magazines with Google Play or the Amazon Kindle app * Find the best new apps and games on Google Play-even great freebies * Keep your Galaxy Note 3 up-to-date, reliable, and secure * Stay up-to-date seamlessly by using your Galaxy Note 3 with your Galaxy Gear smart watch
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Craig James Johnston has been involved with technology since his high school days at Glenwood High in Durban, South Africa, when his school was given some Apple ][ Europluses. From that moment, technology captivated him, and he has owned, supported, evangelized, and written about it. Craig has been involved in designing and supporting large-scale enterprise networks with integrated email and directory services since 1989. He has held many different IT-related positions in his career ranging from sales support engineer to mobile architect for a 40,000-smartphone infrastructure at a large bank. In addition to designing and supporting mobile computing environments, Craig cohosts the CrackBerry.com podcast as well as guest hosting on other podcasts, including iPhone and iPad Live podcasts. You can see Craig's previously published work in his book Professional BlackBerry, and many books in the My series, including My BlackBerry Curve, My Palm Pre, My Note II, My HTC One, My DROID (first and second editions), My Motorola Atrix 4G, My BlackBerry PlayBook, and My HTC EVO 3D. Craig also enjoys high-horsepower, high-speed vehicles and tries very hard to keep to the speed limit while driving them. Originally from Durban, South Africa, Craig has lived in the United Kingdom, the San Francisco Bay Area, and New Jersey, where he now lives with his wife, Karen, and a couple of cats. Craig would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact Craig about your experiences with My Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at www.CraigsBooks.info. All comments, suggestions, and feedback are welcome, including positive and negative. Guy Hart-Davis is the author of approximately 100 computer books, including Kindle Fire Geekery and How to Do Everything: Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Table of contents
Prologue: Getting to Know Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Your Galaxy Note 3's External Features 3 Front 4 Back 5 Top 6 Bottom 7 S Pen 7 Getting to Know the S Pen 8 Air Command 9 Air View 12 Gestures 13 First-Time Setup 14 Fundamentals of Android 4.3 and TouchWiz 19 The Lock Screen 19 The Home Screen(s) 21 Work with Notifications 22 Create App Shortcuts 23 Create App Folders 24 Creating a New Home Screen Page and Removing an App Shortcut 25 Use the Touchscreen 26 Use the Keyboard 26 Dictation-Speak Instead of Type 30 Edit Text 31 Keyboard Tricks 33 Menus 34 Switch Between Apps 35 Run Two Apps at the Same Time 36 Installing Synchronization Software 39 Install Android File Transfer (Apple Mac OS X) 39 Install Google Music Manager (Apple Mac) 40 Install Google Music Manager (Windows) 41 Configure Music Manager (Windows and Apple Mac) 42 Chapter 1 Connecting to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and VPNs 47 Connecting to Bluetooth Devices 47 Pair with a New Bluetooth Device 48 Extra Bluetooth Options 51 Change Bluetooth Device Options 51 Wi-Fi 52 Connect to Wi-Fi 52 Wi-Fi Network Options 55 Advanced Wi-Fi Options 56 Wi-Fi Direct 58 Send a File Using Wi-Fi Direct 59 Receive a File Using Wi-Fi Direct 60 Near Field Communications (NFC) 61 Enable NFC, Android Beam, and S Beam 61 Use Android Beam to Send Links to Content 62 Use Android Beam to Send Real Files 64 Use Samsung S Beam to Send Files 65 Cellular Networks 66 Change Mobile Settings 66 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) 68 Add a VPN 69 Connect to a VPN 71 Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot 73 Start Your Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot 73 Chapter 2 Customizing Your Galaxy Note 3 79 Changing Your Wallpaper 79 Wallpaper from Gallery Pictures 81 Live Wallpaper 82 Wallpaper 83 Wallpaper from Photos 83 Changing Your Keyboard 84 Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens 86 Add a Widget 86 Remove and Move a Widget 89 Setting the Language 89 Changing Accessibility Settings 90 Adjusting Sound Settings 94 Modifying Display Settings 96 Adjusting Samsung-Specific Settings 98 Multi Window Mode 98 LED Indicator 99 Easy Home Screen Mode 100 Blocking Mode 101 S Pen 102 Motion Control 103 Chapter 3 Browsing the Web 109 Navigating with Chrome 109 Web Page Options 111 Browser Tricks 112 Managing Bookmarks, Most Visited Sites, and Other Devices 114 Manage Bookmarks 114 Create a Bookmark 115 Manage the Most Visited Sites List 116 Manage the Other Devices List 117 Managing Multiple Tabs 117 Customizing Browser Settings 118 Chapter 4 Email 127 Gmail 127 Add a Google Account 128 Navigate the Gmail App 130 Compose Gmail Email 132 Add Attachments to Messages 133 Read Gmail Email 134 Modify Gmail Settings 136 Manage Gmail Labels 139 Email Application 140 Add a Work Email Account 141 Add a New POP3 or IMAP Account 145 Working with the Email App 149 Navigate the Email Application 150 Compose an Email 152 Add Attachments to a Message 153 Read Email 155 Change Email App Settings 156 Chapter 5 Google Now and Navigation 165 Google Now 165 Understand the Google Now Screen 166 Set Up Google Now 167 Google Maps 169 Get Directions 170 Adjust Google Maps Settings 172 Use Offline Google Maps 174 Chapter 6 Working with Date, Time, and S Planner 177 Setting the Date and Time 177 Clock Application 179 Navigate the Clock Application 179 Manage Alarms 180 Use the World Clock 182 Use Dock Mode and the Desk Clock 183 Customize Dock Mode 185 Using the S Planner Calendaring Application 188 Navigate the S Planner Main Screen 188 Choose Which Calendars and Task Lists to View 190 Change S Planner Settings 190 Add a New Event 193 Respond to a Google Event Invitation 195 Respond to a Corporate Event Invitation 197 Use Quick Responses 198 Add a Task 199 Chapter 7 Contacts 203 Adding Accounts 203 Navigating Contacts 210 Check a Contact's Status 211 Edit a Contact 211 Add a Contact Photo 214 Adding and Managing Contacts 215 Add a Contact from an Email 216 Add a Contact Manually 217 Add a Contact from a vCard 218 Add a Contact Using Near Field Communications 219 Manage Contacts Settings 220 Create Contact Groups 220 Change the Contacts in a Contacts Group 222 Choose Which Contacts to Display 223 Link and Separate Contacts 224 Adding a Contact to Your Home Screen 226 Chapter 8 Phone, SMS, and MMS 229 Phone 229 Open and Navigate the Phone App 230 Receive a Call 232 Handle Missed Calls 234 Place a Call 236 Configure the Phone App 242 SMS and MMS 245 Get to Know the Messaging App 245 Manage Settings for the Messaging App 247 Compose Messages 252 Attach Files to Messages 254 Receive Messages 256 Chapter 9 Audio, Video, Photos, and Movies 259 Enjoying Music with the Music Application 259 Find Music 260 Purchase Music 261 Add Your Existing Music to Google Music 263 Use the Music Application 264 Work and Listen to Music 270 Work with Playlists 271 Listen to Music with No Wireless Coverage 275 Playing and Sharing Videos 277 Share Videos 280 Delete Videos 283 Taking Photos and Videos with the Camera App 284 Take Photos 284 Zoom In and Out 286 Apply Effects to Photos 288 Change Key Camera Settings 289 Choose Advanced Camera Settings 292 View the Photos You Take 297 Record Videos with the Camera App 299 Choose the Recording Mode for Video 300 Enjoying Videos with the YouTube App 301 Meet the YouTube Main Screen 301 Play a Video 303 Change YouTube Settings 304 Upload a Video to YouTube from the YouTube App 306 Chapter 10 Books and Magazines 309 Reading Books with Play Books and Kindle 309 Open the Play Books App and Meet Your Library 310 Get Books from the Play Store 313 Read Books with the Play Books App 317 Choose Options for the Play Books App 319 Delete a Book from Your Play Books Library 322 Install the Kindle App 324 Reading Magazines with Play Magazines 331 Open the Play Magazines App and Choose Your Magazines 331 Read a Magazine with the Play Magazines App 334 Choose Options for the Play Magazines App 336 Chapter 11 Working with Android Apps 339 Configuring Google Wallet 339 Navigating Google Play 341 Download Free Apps 342 Buy Apps 345 Manage Apps 347 Manage Google Play Settings 349 Keeping Apps Up to Date 351 Chapter 12 Using Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with the Samsung Galaxy Gear 355 Setting Up Your Samsung Galaxy Gear 355 Choosing Settings for Your Galaxy Gear 359 Choose Settings in the Gear Manager App 359 Choose Settings in the Settings App on the Galaxy Gear 374 Navigating the Galaxy Gear's Interface 381 Controlling the Galaxy Gear Using Gestures 381 Controlling the Galaxy Gear Using S Voice 383 Using the Galaxy Gear's Apps 384 Make and Receive Phone Calls 384 Take Photos and Videos 387 Chapter 13 Maintaining Your Galaxy Note 3 and Solving Problems 391 Updating Android 391 Optimizing the Battery 394 Take Care of the Battery 394 Monitor Battery Use 395 Choose Power-Saving Options 397 Apps and Memory 398 Reining in Your Data Usage 401 Set Background Data Limits 403 Caring for the Galaxy Note 3's Exterior 403 Getting Help with Your Galaxy Note 3 404 Index 405