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Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual

Book Description

Enter a bright new world of entertainment with Amazon’s red hot tablet. This guide lights the way with lots of illustrations and step-by-step instructions for browsing the Web, emailing, playing games, and viewing books, movies, and magazines in blazing color. Learn how to manage your media library on the Fire and in the cloud—and where to find the coolest apps.

Note: This first edition of Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual covers only the original Kindle Fire sold between November, 2011 and September, 2012. For later models, please see Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual, 2nd edition.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Read all about it. Find, load, and read a variety of ebooks, magazines, and newspapers.
  • Go online. Browse the Web and manage email with a secure Wi-Fi connection.
  • Put on a show. Watch movies and TV series, and showcase your photos and videos.
  • Fill up your jukebox. Listen to your favorite music from Amazon and iTunes.
  • Load up on apps. Get popular games, guides, references, and more with Amazon’s Apps for Android.
  • Take your briefcase. Read PDFs, Word files, Excel spreadsheets, and other docs.

Table of Contents

  1. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. The Missing Manual Series
  2. Introduction
    1. Under the Fire’s Hood
      1. Under the Fire’s Hood
    2. About This Book
      1. About the Outline
      2. About→These→Arrows
    3. About MissingManuals.com
    4. Safari Books Online
  3. I. Getting Started and Reading
    1. 1. Out of the Box: Setting Up, Taking a Tour
      1. Parts and Ports
      2. Turning the Fire On, Making It Yours
      3. Rotation and Orientation
      4. Turning the Fire Off
      5. The Home Screen
      6. Tapping, Touching, Typing
        1. The Keyboard
      7. Installing Apps
      8. Cloud vs. Device
    2. 2. Reading Books
      1. Grab a Book
      2. Page Turning and Navigation
        1. The Back Button
        2. Search and…Research
      3. Playing Page Designer
      4. Notes and Highlighting
      6. Reading on Multiple Devices
      7. Audiobooks
        1. Shopping for Audiobooks
      8. Browsing and Buying
      9. Borrowing and Lending
    3. 3. The Newsstand
      1. Apps vs. Kindle Editions
      2. Reading and Navigation
        1. Page View: A Print Magazine Replica
        2. Text View: Better Text Reading
        3. Two Ways to Navigate
          1. Adobe
          2. WoodWing
      3. Browsing and Buying
    4. 4. Documents and Spreadsheets
      1. The Built-in Docs Library
        1. Adding and Reading Documents
        2. Transferring Files from Your Computer
      2. Third-Party Apps
        1. Documents to Go
        2. Quickoffice
        3. OfficeSuite
  4. II. Watching and Listening
    1. 5. Watching TV and Movies
      1. Browsing and Downloading
        1. Buying and Renting Options
          1. TV Shows
          2. Movies
        2. Downloading and Playing
      2. App Spotlight: Netflix and Hulu
        1. Netflix
        2. Hulu Plus
      3. Syncing and Sharing
    2. 6. Photos and Home Videos
      1. Getting Pictures and Videos onto the Fire
        1. Email to Your Fire
        2. USB Cable and WiFi Transfers
        3. Photo- and Video-viewing Apps
      2. Browsing the Gallery
    3. 7. Listening to Music
      1. Getting Music onto the Fire
        1. The Amazon MP3 Uploader
          1. Installing and launching the Uploader
          2. Choosing what to upload
        2. Buying More Storage
      2. Browsing and Searching
        1. Browse By Album, Artist, or Song
        2. Search
      3. Listening
        1. The “Now Playing” Queue
      4. Playlists: Be Your Own DJ
      5. Browsing the Store and Buying
        1. On the Fire
        2. On the Web
  5. III. Communications and Browsing
    1. 8. Email and Address Book
      1. Email and Address Book Setup
        1. Manually Adding Account Information
        2. Fine-Tuning Email’s Settings Options
        3. Filling Up the Contacts App
      2. Checking and Reading Email
      3. Composing a Message
      4. The Contacts App
    2. 9. Browsing the Web
      1. Visiting a Website
      2. Navigation and Viewing Basics
      3. Favorites and Recently Visited Sites
      4. Searching
      5. Font and Other Appearance Adjustments
      6. Copying Text and Images
      7. Sharing and Saving Web Pages
      8. Security and Other Advanced Settings
  6. IV. Kindle in Appland
    1. 10. Playing Games
      1. Making Shapes
      2. Finding Paths
      3. Falling Objects
      4. Quizzes and Brain Teasers
      5. Word Puzzlers and Number Boards
      6. Driving and Flying
    2. 11. Creative Corner
      1. Painting and Drawing
      2. Photos
      3. Music
      4. Cooking and the Kitchen
    3. 12. Managing Time, Tasks, and Travel
      1. Clocks and Calendars
      2. To-Do Lists and Notes
      3. Dining Out
      4. Travel
      5. Bills and Banking
  7. V. Appendixes
    1. A. Settings
      1. Help and Feedback
      2. My Account
      3. Restrictions
      4. Sounds
      5. Display
      6. Security
      7. Applications
      8. Date and Time
        1. Wireless Network
      9. Kindle Keyboard
      10. Device
      11. Legal Notices
      12. Terms of Use
    2. B. Troubleshooting and Maintenance
      1. WiFi Not Working
      2. Unresponsive App
      3. App Installation Problems
      4. Out-of-Date Apps
      5. System Software Updates
      6. Battery Draining Too Quickly
      7. Sharing or Selling Your Fire
      8. Where to Head for Help
  8. Index
  9. About the Author
  10. Copyright