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Nook Tablet for dummies
Sandler, Corey, 1950-
Personal Author:
Portable edition.
Publication Information:
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2012]

Physical Description:
xiv, 206 pages : cil. illustrations ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
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Z286.E43 S36 2012 Adult Non-Fiction Computer Books

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The fun is just a tap away with the nifty NOOK Tablet!

It′s an e-reader, it′s a tablet, and it′s hot! The NOOK Tablet offers all the advantages of an Android-based tablet, and this small-trim book is packed with information about how to use it. Learn to set up your NOOK Tablet, navigate the touchscreen, download and read e-books, access the Internet, use all the cool Android apps that are included, and much more. Find out how to create your own e-books, share books with others, listen to music or watch streaming video on your NOOK Tablet, personalize your tablet, add accessories, and take advantage of all it offers.

Explains the hybrid e-reader/tablet concept and shows how to navigate the NOOK Tablet touchscreen, connect wirelessly, install software updates, and use the built-in web browser Covers reading e-books and how to adjust lighting and fonts for your reading comfort Guides you through shopping for and downloading e-books, watching streaming video from Netflix, Hulu, and other sources, and creating a slideshow of photos from your digital camera Shows how to side-load video and music from your computer, listen to audiobooks, and interact with NOOK Tablet using the built-in microphone Tells how to personalize your NOOK Tablet, share e-books, and use all the built-in Android-based apps

Just like the NOOK Tablet itself, NOOK Tablet For Dummies, Portable Edition is packed with everything you need to be NOOKing in no time!

Author Notes

Corey Sandler was the first executive editor of PC Magazine and a founding editor of several other national publications. He has written more than 175 books on computers and other topics.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Foolish Assumptionsp. 2
Icons Used in This Bookp. 3
Where to Go from Herep. 3
Chapter 1 Getting to NOOK Youp. 5
Inspecting the Gadgetp. 6
The frontp. 6
The top and the rightp. 10
The bottomp. 10
The leftp. 11
The backp. 12
Getting More Bits on SD or SDHCp. 14
Installing a microSD or microSDHC cardp. 14
Formatting a microSD or microSDHCp. 16
Babying the Batteryp. 16
Getting power from the wallp. 17
Locking or unlocking the tabletp. 18
Chapter 2 Poking Around at Settingsp. 21
Keeping the Gestures Politep. 21
Tapp. 22
Double tapp. 22
Press and holdp. 22
Swipep. 24
Scrollp. 25
Dragp. 25
Liftp. 26
Pinchp. 26
Pressp. 27
Seeing the Parts of the Wholep. 27
Home screenp. 27
The Keep Reading (and More) Ribbonp. 32
Checking Your Status Barp. 38
Leftp. 38
Rightp. 39
In the middle: Quick nav barp. 41
Configuring Your NOOK Tabletp. 47
Device Settingsp. 48
App Settingsp. 56
Configuring security settingsp. 61
Chapter 3 Loading and Readingp. 65
Knowing Your PDF from Your EPUBp. 66
EPUBp. 66
PDFp. 67
Taking a Crack at Reading Toolsp. 68
Contentp. 68
Findp. 69
Sharep. 69
Textp. 71
Brightnessp. 73
Discoverp. 73
Reading Books, Magazines, and Newspapersp. 74
Opening a bookp. 75
Turning the pagesp. 76
Understanding page numberingp. 76
Adding a bookmarkp. 77
Selecting text for sharing or definitionp. 79
Picking the Text Selection toolbarp. 81
Reading a magazinep. 85
Reading a newspaperp. 88
Reading for Kids of All Agesp. 89
Moving from page to pagep. 90
Skipping part of a childrens' bookp. 91
Choosing a reading stylep. 91
Studying a NOOK Comics Bookp. 93
Side-Loading Filesp. 94
Moving files from a computer to your NOOK Tabletp. 97
Preparing files for the NOOK Tabletp. 98
Ejecting the NOOK Tablet from a computerp. 99
Traveling Abroad with a NOOK Tabletp. 101
Chapter 4 Stocking Shelves and Adding Appsp. 103
Welcome B&N Shoppers!p. 104
Locking Things Downp. 105
Requiring a password to make purchasesp. 106
Removing the requirement for a password to make purchasesp. 106
Shopping on Your NOOK Tabletp. 107
Searching for a specific bookp. 109
Buying a bookp. 110
Buying magazines or newspapersp. 112
Paying the billp. 113
Managing periodical subscriptionsp. 116
Buying apps from B&Np. 116
Making a WishListp. 119
Adding to your WishListp. 119
Checking your WishListp. 120
Archiving and Syncing Your Booksp. 121
Performing a syncp. 121
Archiving a publicationp. 122
Unarchiving a publicationp. 122
Lending and Borrowing Booksp. 123
Lending a bookp. 125
Borrowing a bookp. 127
Setting Library privacyp. 128
Managing Your Libraryp. 130
Asking for a manual downloadp. 131
Building your own shelvesp. 132
Going Elsewhere to Buy or Borrowp. 134
About Adobe Digital Editionsp. 134
Diving into Overdrivep. 135
Using Google ebookstorep. 137
Getting something for nothingp. 140
Loading the right calibrep. 141
Chapter 5 Going Wireless and Out on the Webp. 143
Working Without a Wirep. 143
Using the web browserp. 145
Marking your favorite spotsp. 147
Adjusting the web browser's hairp. 149
Setting your home pagep. 150
Configuring web privacy and securityp. 151
Adjusting web page content settingsp. 154
Disabling and re-enabling the browserp. 155
Sending and Receiving E-mailp. 157
Using the e-mail appp. 157
Setting up an account manuallyp. 159
Sending an e-mailp. 161
Replying to or forwarding a messagep. 162
Deleting e-mailp. 164
Getting attachedp. 164
Putting Your Social Affairs in Orderp. 164
App-lying Yourselfp. 166
The supplied appsp. 167
Music playerp. 169
Opening That Box: Pandora Radiop. 173
Video Playing Onp. 174
Subscribing to Hulu Plusp. 175
Subscribing to Netflixp. 176
Chapter 6 The Part of Tens-Plus: Tips and Tricksp. 177
Making a Screen Capturep. 178
Reawakening a Dead NOOK Tabletp. 179
Not enough battery powerp. 179
Your recharger isn't getting juicep. 179
Putting the Battery to the Testp. 180
Keeping a NOOK Tablet Happyp. 182
Exits to the Right; Power Button to the Leftp. 182
Caring for the Touchscreenp. 183
Improving Your NOOK Tablet Warrantyp. 184
Resetting Your NOOK Tabletp. 185
Soft resetp. 185
Hard resetp. 185
Fixing Wireless Weirdnessp. 186
I see a wireless network but can't get a good connectionp. 187
I see the network but I can't connect to itp. 189
Updating the NOOK Tablet Operating Systemp. 189
Knowing E-mail's Limitationsp. 190
ISO Compatibilityp. 190
Don't Pay Twice, It's All Rightp. 191
Apply NOOK Payp. 191
Getting to the Root of Itp. 192
Indexp. 195