Getting Started with Your NOOK Tablet

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Overview of the NOOK Tablet’s Quick Nav Bar

There when you need it (but absent when you don’t), the quick nav bar on your NOOK Tablet is the superhighway to some important functions. To display the bar, touch the [more…]

Get to Know the Back of Your NOOK Tablet

The NOOK tablet’s back has two important bits of business. The back panel of the NOOK Tablet is the source of sound and expanded memory. [more…]

Get to Know the Sides of Your NOOK Tablet

Take a look at the sides of your NOOK Tablet by holding it so that the screen faces you. The top, bottom, right and left sides all have important little buttons for operating your NOOK Tablet. Read on [more…]

Install and Format the Memory Card in a NOOK Tablet

The kind designers of the NOOK Tablet made sure you don’t need a post-graduate degree in engineering to install and format a microSD or microSDHC memory card. You can get to the card slot without removing [more…]

How to Charge the NOOK Tablet Battery

Chances are your new NOOK Tablet will arrive with not much of a charge in its electrical tank. And therefore, the first thing you want to do — after you open the box — is plug it in and put some juice [more…]

Tap, Double Tap, and Press and Hold on a NOOK Tablet

On a NOOK Tablet, there is no keyboard or mouse. Instead, you communicate with your NOOK Tablet using some simple hand gestures. Not every page on the NOOK Tablet offers the same set of features, but you’ll [more…]

Swipe, Scroll, Drag, and Pinch on a NOOK Tablet

You communicate with your NOOK Tablet using some simple hand gestures. You’ll quickly learn how to get around anywhere you want to go, because the gestures are pretty easy to pick up. [more…]

Overview of the Home Screen on a NOOK Tablet

The Home screen is the default NOOK Tablet display (like the desktop on a desktop or laptop computer). The Home screen has two main areas: [more…]

Overview of the Keep Reading (and More) Ribbon on a NOOK Tablet

Regardless of which panel of the NOOK Tablet Home screen you’re consulting, you can access the Keep Reading ribbon at the top, as well as the More menu. [more…]

Overview of the Daily Shelf on a NOOK Tablet

The Daily Shelf is a row of books, magazines, newspapers, and applications that runs along the bottom of the NOOK Tablet Home screen. These are items that you have recently opened, bought, downloaded, [more…]

How to Add Wallpaper to the Home Screen of Your NOOK Tablet

The 16-million-color high-resolution display that sits behind the NOOK Tablet Home screen is a terrible thing to waste. You can select from patterns and pictures that come with the tablet, but why not [more…]

Overview of the NOOK Tablet’s Status Bar

The status bar is on the bottom of the NOOK Tablet touchscreen. The status bar looks different depending on what you’re doing. [more…]

How to Access Quick Settings in the NOOK Tablet

The Quick Settings menu is an as-you-need-it menu available from the status bar. You’ll find the status bar on the bottom of the NOOK Tablet touchscreen. [more…]

Get to Know the Front of Your NOOK Tablet

The front of your NOOK Tablet is home to just three items of note, two of them quite important and one strictly for wit and whimsy: [more…]

Marketing Your E-Book

Though some authors shy away from the task of marketing, many eventually consider it an enjoyable and rewarding part of being a writer. You can promote your e-book in many ways: [more…]

Online Tools for Publishing Your E-Book

Plenty of sites have tools to help you become a self-publishing author. Here are some sites that you may want to use during the e-book publishing process: [more…]

Getting Your Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK Out of the Box

To download books (or anything else) or to browse the web with a Tab 4 NOOK, you need access to a Wi-Fi system with an active connection to the Internet. [more…]

How to Sign Up for a NOOK Account

You did buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK because of its integration of the NOOK Shop, right? You’re going to want to create a Barnes & Noble account.

If you already have an account, your tablet can retrieve [more…]

How to Charge the Tab 4 NOOK Battery

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK comes with a built-in (and non-removable) rechargeable battery. The battery probably still has some power in it from testing at the factory, but [more…]

What Your Tab 4 NOOK Looks Like

Take your Tab 4 NOOK and place it on a desk or table in front of you. See the figure for a guided tour of the front of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK. All of the following descriptions are based on looking [more…]

How to Turn On/Off Your Tab 4 NOOK

The high-tech battery in your Tab 4 NOOK can hold its charge for several weeks when it’s young and fresh and the tablet is off. Once you turn it on, the battery should provide power for somewhere between [more…]

Airplane Mode on Your Tab 4 NOOK

Your nifty Tab 4 NOOK has a setting called Airplane Mode. It disables Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios but lets you read eBooks and play videos and music.

Little by little, the airlines and government agencies [more…]

How to Install a microSDHC Card in Your Tab 4 NOOK

The kind designers at Samsung have made sure you don’t need a post-graduate degree in engineering to install a memory card in the Tab 4 NOOK. You can get to the card slot without removing the back cover [more…]

Mounting and Unmounting a microSDHC Card from the Tab 4 NOOK

It's important to mount and unmount your microSDHC card, but sometimes that doesn't happen. Here’s how to manually mount a memory card that was removed improperly or that somehow isn’t automatically mounted [more…]

How to Format Your Tab 4 NOOK's microSDHC Card

When you buy a new microSDHC, it will likely come formatted (a process that electronically indexes its memory so that the computer inside your tablet knows where to store or retrieve information). In that [more…]

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