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Title:
Kindle Fire : the missing manual
Author:
Meyers, Peter, 1968-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
xi, 263 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Using illustrations, every aspect of the Kindle Fire is explained including using it as an e-reader, watching TV and movies, listening to music, and using e-mail.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Getting started and reading. Out of the box: setting up, taking a tour -- Reading books -- Newsstand -- Documents and spreadsheets. Watching and listening. Watching TV and movies -- Photos and home videos -- Listening to music. Communications and browsing. Email and address book -- Browsing the web. Kindle in Appland. Playing games -- Creative corner -- Managing time, tasks, and travel.
ISBN:
9781449316273
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

Peter Meyers designs, speaks, and writes about digital books. After co-founding pioneering multimedia textbook publisher Digital Learning Interactive, he launched a successful career as a freelance journalist, writing about the strange and wonderful effects of computers on mainstream culture for many publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Salon, and the Village Voice. During a subsequent five-year tour of duty at O'Reilly Media he worked in the Missing Manual group, serving as managing editor and associate publisher. His most recent writing projects include Best iPad Apps (O'Reilly Media, 2010) and Breaking the Page: Transforming Books and the Reading Experience. He blogs at www.newkindofbook.com and you can follow him on Twitter @petermeyers. Peter's undergraduate degree is from Harvard, where he studied American history and literature, and he has an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.