A My Samsung Galaxy Tab

A My Samsung Galaxy Tab

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Friendly, quick, and 100% practical, My Samsung Galaxy Tab A is the must-have companion for every Samsung Galaxy Tab A user.

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do with the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 and Galaxy Tab A 8.0
Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy Tab A problems or limitations
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Tab A working just the way you want. Learn how to

Navigate Samsung Galaxy Tab A'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 A to other devices and the cloud
Use your Galaxy Tab A as an eReader to read books and magazines online
Find and share any destination with Maps
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 A software up to date, reliable, and running smoothly
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 164 x 227 x 17.78mm | 710g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0789755718
  • 9780789755711
  • 756,286

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Meeting the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 3
Investigating the Galaxy Tab A 5
Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 5
Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab A 9.7" 8
The Galaxy Tab A Buttons and Switches 11
The Three Galaxy Tab A Buttons 12
The Power Button 13
Volume Control Buttons 14
Galaxy Tab A Screens 15
The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab A 8.0") 15
The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab A 9.7") 16
The Apps Screen 17
Manipulating the Screen 19
Tapping an Element 19
Pinching 20
Dragging and Flicking 20
Screen Rotation and Orientation 21
Interacting with Android 22
Sliders 22
Button Bar 22
Tab Area 23
Using the Keyboard 23
Using Special Keyboards and Characters 25
Copy and Paste Text 26
Chapter 2: Setting Up the Galaxy Tab A 29
Getting Details About the Galaxy Tab A 30
Setting Up Your Network 33
Set Up Wi-Fi 33
Set Up Bluetooth 36
Set Up a VPN 37
Syncing the Galaxy Tab A 39
Sync Media Files 40
Chapter 3: Customizing Android to Your Liking 43
Password-Protecting the Galaxy Tab A 43
Changing Your Password 47
Setting Parental Restrictions 49
Changing the Date and Time 50
Modifying Your Wallpaper 53
Setting Alert Sounds 54
Changing Keyboard and Voice Settings 56
Modifying More Settings 60
Chapter 4: Adding Widgets to Your Home Screen 63
Accessing the Widgets Screen 63
Adding a Widget to a Home Screen 65
Place a Widget on a Home Screen 65
Move a Widget on a Home Screen 67
Resize a Widget 69
Creating a New Home Screen 71
Removing a Widget 73
Chapter 5: Finding Widgets and Using Flipboard Briefing 77
Viewing Default Widgets 78
Find Widgets on the Widgets Pages 79
Using the Widgets 81
Learn What It's Like Outside with the Weather Widget 81
Access Chrome Bookmarks Quickly Using Bookmarks 84
Preview New Apps in the Google Play Store Widget 87
Using the Flipboard Briefing Home Screen 89
Set Up Flipboard Briefing 90
Read Stories and Return to the Home Screen 93
Chapter 6: Browsing the Web 97
Browsing to a URL 97
Searching the Web 99
Viewing Web Pages 101
Bookmarking Websites 103
Returning to Previously Visited Pages 105
Deleting Bookmarks 107
Delete from the Bookmarks List 107
Delete from the History List 108
Filling in Web Forms 109
Copying Text and Images from Web Pages 110
Copy a Block of Text 111
Copy an Image 112
Chapter 7: Sending Email and Instant Messages 115
Configuring Email 116
Reading Email 121
Composing a New Message 128
Creating Your Own Signature 130
Deleting Messages 132
Searching Through Email 133
Configuring Email Settings 135
Sending and Receiving Instant Messages 141
Configuring Google Hangouts Settings 144
Reading Email Messages in the Email Widget 149
Chapter 8: Connecting to the Cloud 155
Connecting Using Wi-Fi Direct 155
Set Up Wi-Fi Direct 156
Printing Wirelessly 157
Connect a Wi-Fi Printer 157
Connect a Bluetooth Printer 159
Sharing Files 161
Use the OneDrive App 162
Find Other Cloud Services 172
Sharing Music and Video 173
Copy Files with Windows Media Player 173
Connect as a Mass Storage Device 175
Chapter 9: Using Maps 179
Enabling GPS 180
Getting Around with Maps 180
Find a Location with Maps 180
Get Directions with Maps 185
Specify Locations with Maps 186
Getting Voice-Command Directions 188
Finding Local Information 193
Chapter 10: Capturing and Managing Photos 199
Using the Camera 200
Change Settings 201
Access Viewfinder Options and Take a Photo 204
Navigating Image Viewer 207
Working with Gallery 209
Manage Photos with Gallery 209
Email Photos from Gallery 213
Creating Screen Captures 215
Chapter 11: Playing Music and Video 219
Downloading Movies and TV Shows 220
Download a TV Show 220
Play the TV Show 223
Shop for a Movie 224
Playing Videos 227
Play Movies and TV Shows in the Play Movies & TV App 227
Play Videos in the Video App 228
Viewing YouTube Videos 231
Recording Video 236
Purchasing Music 240
Playing Songs 247
Play Music in the Music App 248
Play Music in the Google Play Music App 251
Creating Your Own Playlists 254
Chapter 12: Reading and Managing Books and Magazines 259
Using Google Play Books 260
Browse the Catalog 260
Purchase a Book 262
Download and Read a Book 266
Use Reading Aids 267
Add Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes 271
Organize Your Books 275
Using Google Play Newsstand 276
Shop for Magazines 276
Purchase a Magazine 279
Subscribe to a Magazine 281
Read an Issue 283
Browse and Read Individual Pages 286
Organize Your Magazines 289
Shopping for Book and Magazine Readers 290
Chapter 13: Using Productivity Apps to Simplify Your Life 293
Staying Up to Date 294
Choose a Weather Forecast 294
Track Stocks 296
Select Your News Settings 299
Managing Contacts 305
Set Up Contacts Accounts 305
Add Contacts 307
Search for Contacts 310
Link Contacts 311
Use Contacts 313
Managing Your Busy Schedule 314
Create Calendar Events 314
Use Calendar Views 318
Add a Task to Your Calendar 323
Chapter 14: Using Apps for Learning, Creating, and Sharing 327
Staying Up to Date with Google Now 327
Start Google Now for the First Time 328
Use Google Now 329
Creating Documents with Microsoft Office 332
Sign In to Your Microsoft Account 332
Open and Close a Document 334
Access Files from a Cloud Service 337
Create a New Document 340
Chapter 15: Finding and Managing Apps 345
Accessing Google Apps from the Home Screen 346
Opening Multiple Apps in Split Screen View 347
Add Two Apps to the Split Screen View 347
Put Two Open Apps in Split Screen View 352
Shopping in the Galaxy Apps Store 353
Getting Apps in the Google Play Store 354
Search for Android Applications 355
Find Great Apps 356
Purchase Android Applications 358
Get Help with Apps 360
Managing Apps Through Your Home Screens 362
Adding Useful Apps 366
Use the Merriam-Webster Dictionary App 366
Use Note Everything 368
Chapter 16: Adding New Hardware 373
Using Bluetooth Keyboards 374
Pairing Bluetooth Devices 374
Pair a Bluetooth Device 375
Using MicroSD Cards 376
Format MicroSD Cards 376
Chapter 17: Troubleshooting Your Galaxy Tab A 379
Maintaining Your Galaxy Tab A 379
Updating Galaxy Tab A Software 380
Backing Up and Restoring Your Galaxy Tab A 381
Ensure Automatic Google Account Backup 381
Use Samsung Smart Switch for PCs and Macs 383
Extending Battery Life 386
Monitor Power Usage 386
Adjust Screen Brightness 387
Utilize Sleep Mode 388
Conserve Power by Turning Off Wi-Fi 388
Conserve Power by Turning Off Bluetooth 389
Conserve Even More Power Using Power Saving Modes 390
Solving Random Galaxy Tab Issues 394
Difficulty Turning Your Tab On or Off 394
Touchscreen Becomes Unresponsive 394
Force Stop an App 395
Battery Does Not Charge 396
Landscape Orientation Does Not Work 396
Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Accessibility Problems 397
Make Sure Wi-Fi Is Activated 397
Check Your Range 398
Reset the Galaxy Tab A Software 398
Getting Technical Help 400
Contact Your Cellular Provider or Samsung 400
Appendix A: Finding Galaxy Tab A Accessories 403
Protective Cases 403
Screen Protectors 404
Chargers and Adapters 405
Appendix B: Glossary of Terms 407
Index 417
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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 26 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, Wiley Publishing's Google Glass For Dummies, Que Publishing's My Samsung Galaxy Tab S, and 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
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