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Motorola Xoom: the Missing Manual

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ISBN-10: 1449301754

ISBN-13: 9781449301750

Edition: 2011

Authors: Preston Gralla

List price: $19.99
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Motorola Xoom is the first tablet to rival the iPad, and no wonder with all of the great features packed into this device. But learning how to use everything can be tricky-and Xoom doesn't come with a printed guide. That's where this Missing Manual comes in. Gadget expert Preston Gralla helps you master your Xoom with step-by-step instructions and clear explanations. As with all Missing Manuals, this book offers refreshing, jargon-free prose and informative illustrations. Use your Xoom as an e-book reader, music player, camcorder, and phone Keep in touch with email, video and text chat, and social networking apps Get the hottest Android apps and games on the market Do some work with Google…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 426
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preston Gralla is the author of more than 40 books that have been translated into 20 languages, including Galaxy S 5 The Missing Manual, Windows 8 Hacks, NOOK HD: The Missing Manual, Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual, The Big Book of Windows Hacks, How the Internet Works, and How Wireless Works. He is a contributing editor to Computerworld, a blogger for ITWorld, and was a founding editor and then editorial director of PC/Computing, executive editor for CNet/ZDNet, and the founding managing editor of PC Week.He has written about technology for many national newspapers and magazines, including USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News (for whom he wrote a technology column), PC World,…    

The Missing Credits
The Guided Tour
Power/Lock Key
About the Screen
Home Screen
Notification Panel and Quick Settings
The Three (and Sometimes Four) Soft Buttons
Customizing the Home Screen and Panes
Putting Widgets and App Shortcuts on the Home Screen
Changing the Home Screen's Wallpaper
Controlling the Xoom with Your Fingers
Using the Keyboard
Headphone Jack
SD Card and 4G SIM Card
Micro USB Port
Charging Port and Cable
Ringer Volume
Getting Online: Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, and Mobile
How the Xoom Gets Online
Connecting Via Wi-Fi
Setting Up and Managing Your Google Account
Turning Your Xoom into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Give your Computer an internet Connection with Usb and Bluetooth Tethering
Navigating the Web
The Xoom's Browser
Navigating a Web Page
Using and Managing Tabs
Web Pages Designed for Mobile Devices
Syncing the Xoom's Bookmarks with Your Computer's
Most Visited and History Lists
Tapping Links
Saving Online Images
Copying Text, Finding Text, Getting Page Information; and More
Online Privacy and Security
Downloading and Using Apps
Android's Free and Easy Approach to Apps
Apps and Multitasking
Where to Get Apps
Using Market
Downloading Using Market on the Web
Downloading from the Web
Downloading and Using a Bar Code Scanner
Updating Apps
Managing, Sharing, and Uninstalling Apps
Putting an App on the Home Screen or Panes
Troubleshooting Apps
Ten Great Android Apps
Music and Pictures
Contacts, Chat, and Video Chat
How You Chat
Starting Google Talk
Starting a Chat Session
Responding to a Chat Invitation
How to Chat
Video Chat
Audio Chat
Managing Google Talk
Searching Google Talk
Managing Contacts
Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Apps
How Do I Get Social?
Using Facebook
Other Social Networking Apps
Maps and Navigation
Using Google Maps
How Your Xoom Finds Your Location
Searching Maps
Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Books and Magazines
Using Google Books
Using the Kindle App
Magazines and Newspapers
Transferring Files from Your PC and Mac to Your Xoom
Playing Music
Playing Music and Media on Other Devices
Camera, Photos, and Video
Opening the Gallery
Working with Multiple Photos
Handy Options in the Gallery
Sharing Photos with Picasa
Videos in the Gallery
Taking Still Photos
Taking Video
Gmail and Email
Understanding Email on YourTablet
Setting Up Gmail
Reading Mail in Gmail
Replying and Forwarding in Gmail
Understanding Gmail's Organization
Managing Incoming Mail in Gmail
Writing Messages in Gmail
Working with Labels and Search
Searching Gmail
Gmail Settings
Add a Gmail Widget
Setting Up Email Accounts
Reading Mail
Handling Attachments and Pictures in Email
Managing, Creating, and Sending Mail
Account Settings
Add an Email Widget
Using Web-Based Mai! Programs
Using the Calendar
Geolocation and the Calendar
Creating and Using a Calendar Widget
Google Calendar on the Web
Synchronizing Your Calendar with Outlook
Corporate Calendar and Microsoft Exchange
Controlling Your Xoom with Your Voice
Using the Magic of Voice Actions
What You Can Do with Voice Actions
How Voice Actions Is Different on a Xoom than on a Phone
Blocking Offensive Words
Send a Voice Recording
Training Your Xoom to Obey
Wireless & Networks
Location & Security
Accounts & Sync
Language & Input
Date &Time
About Tablet
Setup, Signup, and Accessories
Troubleshooting and Maintenance