My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

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Step-by-step instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do with the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 problems or limitations
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 working just the way you want. Learn how to
* Get started fast
* Navigate Samsung Galaxy Tab 2'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
* Monitor news, weather, and stock prices
* Simplify your life with the Calendar and Contacts
* Send email, text, and multimedia messages
* Use your Galaxy Tab 2 as an eReader
* Find and share any destination with Maps, Navigation, Local, and Latitude
* Discover, install, maintain, and work with new Android apps
* Extend your Galaxy Tab 2 with add-on hardware and accessories
* Customize your tablet to reflect your personal style and preferences
* Keep your Galaxy Tab 2 software up to date, reliable, and running smoothly
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 521.63g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0789750384
  • 9780789750389
  • 251,511

Table of contents

1 The Galaxy Tab Universe 3

First, a Look at Android 4

The Newest Members: The Galaxy Tab 2 Family 5

The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 5

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 6

Comparing the Tab 2 to Other Tabs 7

Galaxy Tab 7.0 7

Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus 8

Galaxy Tab 7.7 9

Galaxy Tab 8.9 10

Galaxy Tab 10.1 11

Galaxy Note 11

2 Meeting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 15

Investigating the Galaxy Tab 2 Unit 16

Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab 2 7" 16

Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab 2 10" 20

The Galaxy Tab 2 Buttons and Switches 22

The Four Galaxy Tab 2 Icons 22

The Power Button 25

Volume Control Buttons 27

Galaxy Tab 2 Screens 28

The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab 2 7") 28

The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab 2 10") 29

The Apps Screen (Galaxy Tab 2 7") 29

The Application Screen (Galaxy Tab 2 7") 30

Manipulating the Screen 31

Tapping an Element 31

Pinching 32

Dragging and Flicking 32

Screen Rotation and Orientation 33

Interacting with Android 34

Sliders 34

Settings Menus 34

Button Bar 35

Tab Areas 35

Using the Keyboard 36

Using Special Keyboards and Characters 37

3 Setting Up the Galaxy Tab 2 43

Getting Details About the Galaxy Tab 2 44

Setting Up Your Network 46

Syncing the Galaxy Tab 2 51

4 Customizing Android 4 55

Password-Protecting the Galaxy Tab 2 55

Changing Your Password 58

Setting Parental Restrictions 60

Changing the Date and Time 60

Modifying Your Wallpaper 62

Setting Alert Sounds 64

Changing Keyboard and Voice Settings 65

Modifying More Settings 67

5 Browsing the Web 71

Browsing to a URL 71

Searching the Web 73

Viewing Web Pages 75

Bookmarking Websites 77

Returning to Previously Visited Pages 78

Deleting Bookmarks 80

Filling in Web Forms 82

Copying Text and Images from Web Pages 83

6 Sending Email and Instant Messages 87

Configuring Email 87

Reading Email 91

Composing a New Message 95

Creating Your Own Signature 96

Deleting Messages 97

Searching Through Email 98

Configuring Email Settings 100

Sending and Receiving Instant Messages 102

Configuring Messenger Settings 108

Configuring Google Talk Settings 109

7 Using the Calendar and Contacts to Simplify Your Life 113

Staying Up to Date 113

Managing Contacts 127

Managing Your Busy Schedule 136

Using Calendar Views 140

8 Playing Music and Video 149

Purchasing Music, Movies, and TV Shows on Google Play 149

Playing Videos 152

Recording Video 156

Copying Files with Windows Media Player 159

Connecting as a Mass Storage Device 161

Samsung Kies for PCs and Macs 164

Adding a Podcast App 166

Playing Songs 168

Creating Your Own Playlists 170

Viewing YouTube Videos 172

9 Reading and Managing Books 175

Logging In to Your Account 176

Purchasing Books 180

Using Reading Aids 182

Adding Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes 187

Organizing Your Books 190

10 Capturing and Managing Photos 193

Using the Camera 194

Navigating Image Viewer 200

Tips for Capturing Photos 202

Working with Gallery 203

Performing Screen Captures 209

Editing Images 210

11 Using Maps, Navigation, Local, and Latitude 215

Enabling GPS 216

Getting Around with Maps 217

Getting Voice-Command Directions 226

Getting to Know Local 230

Enabling Wireless Networks 234

Using Latitude 236

12 Enhancing Your Galaxy Tab 2 with Apps 241

Getting Apps on Google Play 242

Managing Apps Through Your Home Pages 253

Adding Useful Apps 259

Using Note Everything 266

13 Adding New Hardware 271

Galaxy Tab USB and SD Connection Kit 272

Bluetooth Keyboards 272

Pairing Bluetooth Devices 273

MicroSD Cards 274

14 Finding Galaxy Tab 2 Accessories 279

Protective Cases 279

Screen Protectors 282

Chargers and Adapters 283

15 Troubleshooting Your Galaxy Tab 2 287

Maintaining Your Galaxy Tab 2 288

Update Galaxy Tab 2 Software 288

Backing Up and Restoring Your Galaxy Tab 2 289

Syncing and Using Manual Backup 292

Extending Battery Life 292

Dim Screen Brightness 294

Utilize Sleep Mode 296

Conserve Power by Turning Off Wi-Fi 296

Conserve Power by Turning Off Bluetooth 297

Solving Random Galaxy Tab Issues 298

Difficulty Turning Your Tab On or Off 298

Touchscreen Becomes Unresponsive 298

Force Stop an App 298

Battery Does Not Charge 301

Landscape Orientation Does Not Work 301

Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Accessibility Problems 303

Make Sure Wi-Fi Is Activated 303

Check Your Range 304

Reset the Galaxy Tab 2 Software 304

Getting Technical Help 306

Contact Your Cellular Provider or Samsung 306

Index 309
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About Eric Butow

Eric Butow began writing books in 2000 when he wrote Master Visually Windows 2000 Server. Since then, Eric has authored or coauthored 19 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, and, most recently, Que Publishing's Blogging to Drive Business, Second Edition. Eric lives in Jackson, California. He has a Master's degree in communication 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 best-selling author of the Teach Yourself Visually iPad book series. His books have won the International Award of Excellence, the award of Distinguished Technical Communication and Best of Show presented by the Society for Technical Communication, for the past two years in a row. He is the author of other popular titles including My Samsung Galaxy Tab, My HTC EVO 3D, Teach Yourself Visually Digital Video, Teach Yourself Visually Final Cut Pro, and the Canon VIXIA Digital Field Guide. Lonzell is an instructional designer in the aerospace and defense industry and is also an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business at Bellevue University. He holds a Master's degree in Instructional Design and Development and isthe owner of Creative Intelligence LLC, an instructional design and technical writing company.

Website: http://creativeintel.com

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/pub/lonzell-watson/6/b64/499
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