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Nook Tablet : the missing manual : the book that should have been in the box
Gralla, Preston.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Beijing ; Sebastopol : O'Reilly, [2012]

Physical Description:
xii, 471 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Barnes & Noble's hot new device lets you enjoy all of your e-books, movies, TV shows, magazines, and even comics along with tablet features like web browsing, email, and apps. But to make the most of the NOOK Tablet, you need to manage Wi-Fi access and a variety of new apps. "NOOK Tablet: The Missing Manual" shows you the way with loads of full-color illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and savvy tips.
General Note:
"Also covers the Nook Color"--Cover.

"Ninth edition"--T.p. verso.

Includes index.
Format :


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Material Type
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Z286.E43 G73 2012 Adult Non-Fiction Computer Books
Z286.E43 G73 2012 Adult Non-Fiction Computer Books

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Combine a world-class e-reader with a top-notch tablet--then add know-how from technology guru Preston Gralla--and you have the perfect recipe for portable entertainment. Packed with clear instructions and helpful illustrations, this book gets you up to speed on the NOOK Tablet so you can enjoy ebooks, magazines, games, apps, TV shows, and movies right away.

The important stuff you need to know:

Relax with a book. Load your NOOK library with ebooks, comics, and interactive books for kids. Play with apps. Enjoy the games and apps everyone's talking about. Go online. Browse the Web and check your email with built-in WiFi. Be social. Share books and recommendations with your NOOK Friends and Facebook and Twitter contacts. Take in a show. Watch movies and TV series, and listen to your favorite music anywhere. Read all about it. Subscribe to a variety of magazines and newspapers.

Author Notes

Preston Gralla is the author of more than 40 books, including Missing Manuals on Droid X2, Xoom, Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy S II. He's a contributing editor to Computerworld and a regular contributor to PC World and other technology publications.

Table of Contents

The Missing Creditsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Part I The Basics
Chapter 1 Getting to Know Your NOOK Tabletp. 11
What Your NOOK Tablet Can Dop. 12
A Quickie Look at the Hardwarep. 16
The NOOK Buttonp. 17
Speaker and Volume Buttonsp. 19
Headphone Jackp. 20
Power Buttonp. 21
Sleeping, Locking, and Waking from Sleepp. 21
USB Port, Connector, and Chargerp. 23
Microphonep. 25
VividView Color Touchscreenp. 26
Home Screenp. 27
Chapter 2 Setting Up Your NOOK Tabletp. 31
Charging Your NOOK Tabletp. 31
Initial Setup and Connecting to a Networkp. 32
Register Your NOOK Tabletp. 36
Using and Troubleshooting WiFip. 38
Using Your NOOK Tablet at a Barnes & Noble Storep. 40
Chapter 3 Using Your NOOK Tablet for the First Timep. 43
Using Gestures to Control the NOOK Tabletp. 43
The Keyboardp. 46
The Quick Nav Barp. 49
The Status Barp. 51
Quick Settingsp. 53
The Keep Reading and More Menusp. 55
The Daily Shelfp. 56
Media Shortcutsp. 60
Customizing Your Home Screenp. 60
Changing Your Wallpaperp. 65
Returning Homep. 70
Searching your NOOKp. 71
Part II Reading Books and Periodicals
Chapter 4 Reading Books, Newspapers, and Magazinesp. 79
Opening a Bookp. 79
A Tour of the Book Readerp. 81
Using the Table of Contentsp. 89
Sharing Your Readingp. 92
Changing the Text and Displayp. 96
Selecting Text, Taking Notes, Highlighting Text, and Morep. 98
Searching in Booksp. 106
Reading Mode and Zooming in on Imagesp. 108
Video Inside Booksp. 111
Tapping Linksp. 112
Reading PDFsp. 112
Reading Magazinesp. 113
Reading Newspapersp. 120
Reading Comic Booksp. 122
Chapter 5 Reading NOOK Kids Booksp. 125
What Can NOOK Kids Books Do?p. 125
Buying a NOOK Kids Bookp. 126
Reading a NOOK Kids Bookp. 128
Record Reading a NOOK Kids Book for Your Kidsp. 133
Editing or Deleting a Recordingp. 137
Backing Up Your Recordingsp. 139
Part III Buying, Borrowing, and Managing Your Library
Chapter 6 Buying Books, Magazines, and Newspapers and Managing Your Libraryp. 145
Browsing and Searching for Books in the NOOK Storep. 146
Sampling and Buying Booksp. 151
Browsing and Buying Magazines and Newspapersp. 158
Using the Library to Manage Your Books and Periodicalsp. 159
Using The Wishlistp. 172
Accessing Content on Your SD Card and NOOK Tablet's Built-in Storagep. 174
The Library on, PCs, Macs, and Mobile Devicesp. 176
Managing your NOOK Accountp. 178
Chapter 7 Borrowing and Lending Books with LendMe and Your Local Libraryp. 181
Both a Borrower and a Lender Bep. 181
Lending and Borrowing Books with LendMep. 182
Seeing Your List of Lendable Booksp. 184
Lending a Bookp. 187
Borrowing a Bookp. 194
Borrowing Books from the Libraryp. 201
Part IV Apps, Movies, TV Shows, Music, Photographs, and Files.
Chapter 8 Streaming Media: Pandora, Netflix, and Hulu Plusp. 211
Understanding Streaming Mediap. 211
Using Netflixp. 212
Using Hulu Plusp. 219
Using Pandorap. 228
Chapter 9 Downloading and Using Appsp. 233
Running Appsp. 234
Managing and Deleting Appsp. 235
Built-in NOOK Appsp. 236
Getting Apps in the NOOK Storep. 238
Five Great Apps to Downloadp. 243
Troubleshooting Appsp. 250
Chapter 10 Music, Pictures, Video, and Documentsp. 253
Getting Files into Your NOOKp. 253
Playing Music and Audio Filesp. 254
Using the My Media App for Viewing Photos and Playing Videop. 267
Working with Office Documentsp. 272
Chapter 11 Transferring Files Between Your NOOK Tablet and Your Computerp. 277
Installing an SD Cardp. 277
Transferring Files to Your NOOK Tabletp. 282
Finding Books Online to Transfer to Your NOOK Tabletp. 286
Browsing and Managing Files on your NOOK Tabletp. 287
Part V The Web and Email
Chapter 12 Surfing the Webp. 291
A Tour of the NOOK Tablet's Browserp. 291
The Address Barp. 294
Navigating a Web Pagep. 296
Tapping Linksp. 298
Multiple Windowsp. 300
Bookmarksp. 302
Most Visited and History Listsp. 306
Finding Text, Getting Page Information, and Morep. 310
Refreshing Pages, Going Forward, and Morep. 313
Saving Online Imagesp. 314
Web Pages Designed for Mobile Devicesp. 318
Online Privacy and Securityp. 320
Changing Your Home Page, Text Size, and More Settingsp. 323
Disabling the Browserp. 325
Chapter 13 Using Emailp. 329
Set Up an Accountp. 329
Reading Mailp. 335
Replying to Messagesp. 341
Composing Emailp. 344
Managing and Searching Mailp. 346
Managing Multiple Accounts and Advanced Email Optionsp. 352
Understanding Gmail's Organizationp. 355
Gmail's Labelsp. 356
Part VI Getting Social
Chapter 14 NOOK Friends, Facebook, Twitter, and Beyondp. 361
What Can You Do with NOOK Friends?p. 361
Getting Started with NOOK Friendsp. 362
Adding Friends to NOOK Friendsp. 363
Using Friends Activitiesp. 371
Using About Mep. 373
Using LendMep. 374
Linking Your NOOK Tablet to Facebookp. 376
Linking Your NOOK Tablet to Twitterp. 379
Using Facebook and Twitter on Your NOOK Tabletp. 382
Chapter 15 Managing Your Contactsp. 387
Importing Your Google and Gmail Contactsp. 387
Importing Facebook Contactsp. 392
Creating a New Contactp. 392
Searching and Browsing Contactsp. 392
Part VII Advanced Topics
Chapter 16 Settingsp. 399
Device Infop. 400
Wirelessp. 405
Screenp. 407
Soundsp. 409
Timep. 410
Securityp. 411
Power Savep. 413
Keyboardp. 414
Homep. 415
Shopp. 416
Readerp. 418
Searchp. 419
Chapter 17 Rooting Your NOOKp. 421
Understanding Rootingp. 422
What You Need to Know about the NOOK Software and Rootingp. 423
Rooting Your NOOK Temporarily with a MicroSD Cardp. 424
Rooting the Built-in Flash Memoryp. 428
Unrooting Your NOOKp. 429
Part VI Appendixes
Appendix A Maintenance and Troubleshootingp. 433
Unfreezing a Frozen NOOKp. 433
Fixing SD Card Woesp. 434
Cleaning Your NOOK'S Screenp. 435
Updating the NOOK'S Softwarep. 435
Warranty and Repairp. 439
Where to Get Helpp. 439
NOOK Accessoriesp. 440
Appendix B File Formatsp. 443
Appendix C Visiting B&N with Your NOOK Tabletp. 447
Indexp. 453