Taking Your Kindle Fire to the Max

Book description

You've just purchased a Kindle Fire. How do you set it up? How do you secure it? What can you do with it? In Taking Your Kindle Fire to the Max, you'll learn how to set up email, social networking, videos, music, eBooks, contacts, calendar, and navigation.

Once you've discovered how to set up your accounts, check your email, and connect to the internet, you learn advanced moves that will make your Kindle Fire use similar to your laptop or desktop computing, granting you an unlimited mobile life.

What you'll learn

  • Enjoy watching videos, reading eBooks, and listening to movies with a Kindle Fire Tablet as your portable media center.

  • Explore the ways that a Kindle Fire will simplify your life with the Android Marketplace with games and other applications.

  • Learn to browse the Internet and manage your email on the cloud-accelerated Silk browser with greater speed.

Table of contents

  1. Title
  2. Contents at a Glance
  3. Contents
  4. About the Author
  5. About the Technical Reviewer
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
    1. The Digital Age
    2. The Age of E-books
    3. Are We Ever Going to Get Away from Traditional Books?
    4. How Will the Kindle Fire Change the World?
  8. Chapter 1: So, You Just Purchased an Amazon Kindle Fire. Now What?
    1. History of the Amazon Kindle
    2. Features of the Kindle Fire
    3. Purchasing the Kindle Fire
    4. Setting up Your Kindle Fire
    5. Summary
  9. Chapter 2: The Basics of the Kindle Operating System
    1. The Rise of Android
    2. The Android Interface
    3. The Kindle Fire’s Version of Android
    4. There’s No Place like Home Screen
    5. Opening a Program on the Home Screen
    6. The Control Buttons for the Kindle Fire
    7. The Quick Settings Menu
    8. Summary
  10. Chapter 3: Your Kindle Fire Daily Maintenance Plan
    1. Treat Your Kindle Fire Like You Treat Your Mobile Phone
    2. Your Kindle Fire Daily Routine
    3. Accessories for Your Kindle Fire
    4. Should the Worst Happen
    5. Summary
  11. Chapter 4: Newsstand
    1. Your Kindle Fire Newsstand
    2. Reading a Magazine on the Kindle Fire
    3. Using the Newsstand Search Engine to Find a Magazine or Newspaper
    4. Purchasing a Newspaper on the Kindle Fire
    5. Reading a Newspaper on the Kindle Fire
    6. Working with the Kindle Fire Newsstand
    7. Journals Available via App
    8. Managing Your Subscriptions Online
    9. Summary
  12. Chapter 5: Books
    1. The Kindle Fire Bookstore
    2. Buying a book for the Kindle Fire
    3. Reading a book on the Kindle Fire
    4. Children’s Books on the Kindle Fire
    5. Comic Books on the Kindle Fire
    6. Managing your Books online
    7. Using Audible for listening to e-books
    8. Summary
  13. Chapter 6: Music
    1. Getting Music from Your Computer to the Kindle Fire
    2. Creating a Playlist
    3. Editing a Playlist
    4. The Amazon Music Store
    5. Purchcasing a Song or Album
    6. Uploading an Audio File from a Third-Party Source
    7. Getting a Song from a CD onto Your Kindle Fire
    8. Summary
  14. Chapter 7: Video
    1. The Kindle Video Store
    2. Buying a Movie or TV Show
    3. Watching a Video on the Kindle
    4. Your Online Video Account
    5. Other Methods of Watching Video
    6. Summary
  15. Chapter 8: Docs
    1. The Docs Shelf
    2. Reading a Document in Docs
    3. Wirelessly Transferring to the Kindle Fire
    4. Managing Your Personal Account Online
    5. Transferring Documents to the Kindle by Cable
    6. Summary
  16. Chapter 9: Apps
    1. Finding an App on the Amazon Appstore for Android
    2. Purchasing an App on the Kindle Fire
    3. The Amazon Appstore Content Bar
    4. Removing an App
    5. Managing Your Apps Online from Your Computer
    6. Buying an App Online for Your Kindle Fire
    7. Summary
  17. Chapter 10: Web
    1. Menu Bar for the Web
    2. Other Browsers for the Kindle Fire
    3. Summary
  18. Chapter 11: E-mail
    1. Setting Up Your E-Mail Account for Yahoo! Mail Using the Web Browser
    2. The Kindle Fire's E-mail App
    3. Composing a New Message
    4. Opening an Attachment
    5. Contacts
    6. The Contacts App Contents Menu
    7. Summary
  19. Chapter 12: Social Networking
    1. Facebook
    2. Twitter
    3. LinkedIn
    4. Google+
    5. Third-Party Social Media Apps
    6. Summary
  20. Chapter 13: Quickoffice and Quickoffice Pro
    1. Quickoffice
    2. Quickoffice Pro
    3. Summary
  21. Chapter 14: Fun and Productive Apps for the Kindle Fire
    1. Calendars
    2. Alarm Clocks
    3. Drawing Programs
    4. Flashlights
    5. Calculators
    6. Notepads
    7. Evernote
    8. Games
    9. Summary
  22. Index

Product information

  • Title: Taking Your Kindle Fire to the Max
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: March 2012
  • Publisher(s): Apress
  • ISBN: 9781430242635