Samsung Galaxy S for Dummies

Samsung Galaxy S for Dummies

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By (author) Bill Hughes

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 18mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 19 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118024478
  • ISBN 13: 9781118024478
  • Sales rank: 244,679

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Colorful guide to getting more out of your Galaxy S smartphone! Now that you've got your new Galaxy S smartphone, you've got to figure out how to use it! If you're baffled by the technology and the documentation, this book can help. Written in the fun but clear and thorough For Dummies style, this book answers all your questions. You'll find out how to do all the fun stuff: texting, social networking, using the camera, how to watch movies, and more. And you'll also learn how to handle the "housekeeping": synching your phone with your PC, using business applications, downloading apps, accessing the calendar, what all the widgets mean, and much more. Helps you get up to speed on any Samsung Galaxy S smartphone, including the Fascinate, Epic, Captivate, Vibrant, and other Galaxy S phones Clarifies the basics of how to use the phone, how the technology works, how to configure everything, and how to make it totally yours Delivers a full slate of how-tos, tricks, features, and techniques, all in full color Covers setup and configuration, texting, e-mailing, taking and sharing pictures, playing games, buying and installing apps, personal and business apps, and more Includes tips on making the most of multimedia features--games, music, movies, photos, and more You'll get gobs more from your Galaxy S with the help of Samsung Galaxy S For Dummies .

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Bill Hughes is a veteran marketing strategist who has worked with major corporations, including Microsoft, Motorola, IBM, U.S. WEST Cellular, and General Electric. With two decades of experience, he has also led initiatives for new high-tech product development at Nextel, SBC, and Tyco Electronics.

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Get the most from your Galaxy S smartphone! Here's how to use all its cool featuresYour new Galaxy S smartphone is unlike any other phone you've used. So to take full advantage of everything it offers, you need a little help! Whether it's using the exciting Super AMOLED multi-touchscreen or choosing the best apps from the Android Market, this book helps you learn what you've got, decide what you want to do, and see just how to do it.First, the basics -- here's the scoop on turning the phone on and off, managing battery life, making calls, and sending textsPick and choose -- meet every feature, app, and utility so you can decide what you need and what you might never useSocial media made easy -- discover new, more convenient ways to stay in touch via social networks and e-mail on the goTake care of business -- see how to work with Microsoft Office files, make appointments, manage your calendar, and moreHave a little fun -- explore multimedia features, play games, listen to your favorite songs, and shop for the latest appsOpen the book and find: A guide to understanding your cellular billAll about widgets and preloaded appsTips on using mobile Google searchHow to take and organize photosWhere to find cool games for your phoneHow to get the most from Mobile OfficeHow to use Samsung's SmartLife conceptTen fun ways to customize your phoneLearn to: Explore your Galaxy S, including the Fascinate, Epic, Captivate, Vibrant and other Galaxy S phonesShare photos, e-mail, text, and enjoy movies, games, music, and moreAdd amazing apps from the Android Market to your phone

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started 7 Chapter 1: Exploring What You Can Do 9 Chapter 2: Beginning at the Beginning 19 Part II: Communication 51 Chapter 3: Calling People 53 Chapter 4: The Joy of Text 63 Chapter 5: Managing Your Contacts 71 Chapter 6: Sending and Receiving E-Mail 89 Part III: Live on the Internet: Going Mobile 101 Chapter 7: You've Got the Whole (Web) World in Your Hands 103 Chapter 8: Exploring Widgets and Applications 117 Chapter 9: Downloading Apps from Android Market 137 Part IV: Entertainment Applications 159 Chapter 10: Sharing Pictures 161 Chapter 11: Playing Games 185 Chapter 12: Mapping Out Where You Want to Be 199 Chapter 13: Playing Music and Videos 211 Part V: Productivity Applications 233 Chapter 14: Using the Calendar 235 Chapter 15: Taking Your Work with You 249 Chapter 16: The SmartLife Concept 265 Part VI: The Part of Tens 279 Chapter 17: Ten (Or So) Ways to Make Your Phone Totally Yours 281 Chapter 18: Ten Features to Look for Down the Road 289 Index 293