My Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

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By (author) Eric Butow, By (author) Lonzell Watson

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  • Publisher: Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 28mm | 740g
  • Publication date: 7 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Indianapolis, IN
  • ISBN 10: 0789751933
  • ISBN 13: 9780789751935
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations,strationsstrations
  • Sales rank: 91,217

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Step-by-step instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do with the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, and Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 problems or limitations Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 working just the way you want. Learn how to * Navigate Samsung Galaxy Tab 3's Android operating system * Retrieve, play, and manage music, video, podcasts, and audiobooks * Use Google Play as a portal to movies and TV content * Capture higher quality photos and video * Surf the Web quickly with the built-in browser * Simplify your life with the Calendar and Contacts * Send email, text, and multimedia messages * Connect your Galaxy Tab 3 to other devices and the cloud * Use your Galaxy Tab 3 as an eReader to read books and magazines online * Find and share any destination with Maps, Navigation, Local, and Location Sharing * Discover, install, maintain, and work with new Android apps and widgets * Customize your tablet to reflect your personal style and preferences * Keep your Galaxy Tab 3 software up to date, reliable, and running smoothly

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Eric Butow began writing books in 2000 when he wrote Master Visually Windows 2000 Server. Since then, Eric has authored or coauthored 21 other books. Those books include Addison-Wesley's User Interface Design for Mere Mortals, Amacom's How to Succeed in Business Using LinkedIn, Wiley Publishing's Droid Companion, Que Publishing's My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, and, most recently, Que Publishing's Blogging to Drive Business, Second Edition. Eric lives in Jackson, California. He has a master's degree in communications from California State University, Fresno, and is the owner of Butow Communications Group (BCG), an online marketing ROI improvement firm. Website: http://butow.net LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/ebutow Lonzell Watson is the author of other popular titles including My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, My HTC EVO 3D, Teach Yourself Visually Digital Video, Teach Yourself Visually Final Cut Pro, and the Canon VIXIA Digital Field Guide.

Table of contents

1 The Galaxy Tab Universe 3 First, a Look at Android ... 4 The Newest Members: The Galaxy Tab 3 Family... 5 The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 ... 5 The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 ... 7 The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 ... 8 Comparing the Tab 3 to Other Tabs ... 9 Galaxy Tab 7.0 ... 9 Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus ...10 Galaxy Tab 7.7 ...10 Galaxy Tab 8.9 ...11 Galaxy Tab 10.1 ...12 Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 ...12 Galaxy Note 8.0 and 10.1 ...13 2 Meeting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 17 Investigating the Galaxy Tab 3 Unit ...18 Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab 3 8" ...19 Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab 3 10" ...23 The Galaxy Tab 3 Buttons and Switches ...26 The Three Galaxy Tab 3 Buttons ...27 The Power Button ...29 Volume Control Buttons ...30 Galaxy Tab 3 Screens ...32 The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab 3 8") ...32 The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab 3 10") ...33 The Apps Screen (Galaxy Tab 3 8") ...34 The Application Screen (Galaxy Tab 3 8") ...35 Manipulating the Screen ...35 Tapping an Element ...36 Pinching ...36 Dragging and Flicking ...36 Interacting with Android ...38 Sliders...38 Settings Menus ...38 Button Bar ...39 Tab Areas ...39 Using the Keyboard ...40 Using Special Keyboards and Characters ...42 3 Setting Up the Galaxy Tab 3 47 Getting Details About the Galaxy Tab 3 ...48 Setting Up Your Network ...50 Syncing the Galaxy Tab 3 ...55 4 Customizing Android to Your Liking 59 Password-Protecting the Galaxy Tab 3...59 Changing Your Password ...62 Setting Parental Restrictions...64 Changing the Date and Time ...65 Modifying Your Wallpaper ...68 Setting Alert Sounds ...69 Changing Keyboard and Voice Settings ...71 Modifying More Settings ...74 5 Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens 79 Accessing the Widgets Screen ...79 Taking a Tour of Available Widgets ...81 Adding a Widget to a Home Screen ...90 Creating a New Home Screen ...97 Removing a Widget ... 100 6 Browsing the Web 103 Browsing to a URL ... 103 Searching the Web ... 105 Viewing Web Pages ... 107 Bookmarking Websites ... 110 Returning to Previously Visited Pages ... 111 Deleting Bookmarks ... 113 Filling in Web Forms ... 115 Copying Text and Images from Web Pages ... 116 7 Sending Email and Instant Messages 119 Configuring Email ... 119 Reading Email... 124 Composing a New Message... 127 Creating Your Own Signature ... 129 Deleting Messages ... 130 Searching Through Email ... 131 Configuring Email Settings ... 133 Sending and Receiving Instant Messages ... 137 Configuring Google Hangouts Settings ... 142 Reading Email Messages Using the Email Widget ... 145 8 Using Galaxy Tab 3 Widgets 149 Finding the Widgets ... 150 Using the Widgets ... 153 9 Using Productivity Apps to Simplify Your Life 179 Staying Up to Date ... 180 Managing Contacts ... 194 Managing Your Busy Schedule ... 203 Use Calendar Views ... 207 10 Connecting to Devices and the Cloud 215 Connecting Using Wi-Fi Direct ... 215 Printing Wirelessly ... 217 Sharing Files ... 222 Sharing Music and Video ... 230 Copy Files with Windows Media Player ... 230 Connect as a Mass Storage Device ... 232 Samsung Kies for PCs and Macs ... 234 11 Using Apps for Learning, Creating, and Sharing 239 Staying Up to Date with Google Now ... 239 Using ChatON ... 245 Connecting to Google+ ... 249 Creating Documents and Presentations with Polaris Office... 255 12 Playing Music and Video 269 Downloading Movies and TV Shows ... 269 Playing Videos ... 276 Viewing YouTube Videos ... 282 Recording Video ... 286 Purchasing Music ... 291 Use the Samsung Music Hub ... 291 Playing Songs ... 303 Creating Your Own Playlists ... 310 Adding a Podcast App ... 312 13 Reading and Managing Books and Magazines 317 Using Google Play Books ... 318 Using Google Play Magazines ... 331 Shopping for Book and Magazine Readers ... 344 14 Capturing and Managing Photos 347 Using the Camera ... 348 Navigating Image Viewer ... 353 Tips for Capturing Photos ... 356 Working with Gallery ... 356 Creating Screen Captures ... 364 15 Using Maps, Navigation, Local, and Location Sharing 367 Enabling GPS ... 368 Getting Around with Maps... 368 Getting Voice-Command Directions ... 376 Getting to Know Local ... 380 Sharing Locations with Friends ... 382 16 Finding and Managing Apps 391 Getting Apps in the Google Play Store ... 392 Managing Apps Through Your Home Pages ... 402 Adding Useful Apps ... 407 17 Adding New Hardware 419 Galaxy Tab 2013 USB Connection Kit ... 420 Bluetooth Keyboards ... 420 Pairing Bluetooth Devices ... 420 MicroSD Cards ... 422 18 Troubleshooting Your Galaxy Tab 3 425 Maintaining Your Galaxy Tab 3... 425 Updating Galaxy Tab 3 Software ... 426 Backing Up and Restoring Your Galaxy Tab 3 ... 427 Syncing and Using Manual Backup ... 429 Extending Battery Life ... 429 Utilize Sleep Mode ... 432 Solving Random Galaxy Tab Issues ... 434 Difficulty Turning Your Tab On or Off ... 434 Touchscreen Becomes Unresponsive ... 435 Battery Does Not Charge ... 436 Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Accessibility Problems ... 438 Make Sure Wi-Fi Is Activated ... 438 Check Your Range... 439 Getting Technical Help ... 440 Contact Your Cellular Provider or Samsung... 441 Index 459 Online Materials A Finding Galaxy Tab 3 Accessories Protective Cases Screen Protectors Chargers and Adapters B Glossary of Terms