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Kindle Fire HD For Dummies, Pocket Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-54712-0
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160 pages
October 2012
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Introduction 1

Icons Used in This Book 1

Get Going! 2

Chapter 1: Overview of the Kindle Fire HD 3

How Kindle Fire HD Stacks Up 3

Key Features of Kindle Fire HD 6

Pre-installed functionality 6

The magic of Whispersync 8

Content, content, content! 9

Browsing with Amazon Silk 10

Taking advantage of free Cloud storage 13

A world of color on the durable display 13

Understanding the value of Amazon Prime 15

Chapter 2: Kindle Fire HD Quickstart 17

Get Going with Kindle Fire HD 17

Opening the box 17

Turning the device on and off 18

Getting to know the touchscreen 20

Setting up your Kindle Fire HD 22

Charging the battery 26

Getting to Know the Interface 28

Accessing Kindle Fire HD libraries 28

Playing with the Carousel 32

Organizing Favorites 33

Getting clues from the Status bar 34

The Options bar 36

Using a Micro USB Cable to Transfer Data 39

Chapter 3: Kindle Fire HD Settings 41

Opening Quick Settings 41

Finding Other Settings 44

Help & Feedback 46

My Account 48

Applications 51

Parental Controls 53

Sounds and Display 55

Wireless 56

Device  57

Location-based Services 60

Keyboard 61

Security 64

Legal & Compliance  65

Chapter 4: Going Shopping 67

Managing Your Amazon Account 67

Visiting the Amazon Appstore 68

Exploring the world of apps 68

Searching for apps 70

Buying apps 74

Buying Content 75

Buying publications 75

Buying books 77

Buying music 79

Buying video 81

Shopping for Anything Else 84

Chapter 5: Getting Online 87

Getting Online by Using Wi-Fi 87

Browsing with Silk 88

Using navigation tools 89

Bookmarking sites 91

Searching for content on a page 92

Searching the web 95

Reviewing browsing history 95

Working with web page content 96

Personalizing Silk 96

Making Privacy Settings 98

Working with E-Mail 101

Setting up an e-mail account 101

Sending e-mail 104

Receiving e-mail 105

Forwarding and replying to e-mail 105

Sending E-Mail to Your Kindle Account 107

Chapter 6: Books, Videos, and Music 109

E-Reader Extraordinaire 110

So Many Things to Read 110

Reading Books 112

Going to the (Books) library 112

Opening a book 114

Navigating a book 115

Settings: Modifying how a page looks 115

Go to: Jumping to different parts of a book 116

Notes: Show your notes, highlights, and bookmarks 119

X-Ray: Look into the “bones” of your book 120

Share: Share your thoughts about the book with the Kindle community 120

Bookmark: Save your place in a book 120

Searching in a book 122

Highlighting 122

Managing publications 124

Reading Periodicals 126

Playing Videos 129

Streaming versus downloading 129

Looking at your video library 131

Opening and playing a video  133

Playing Music 136

Exploring the Music library 136

Uploading music to the Cloud 138

Opening and playing a song 140

Creating playlists 142

Chapter 7: Ten Apps That Add Functionality 143

SketchBook Mobile Express 144

Fast Food Nutrition Lite 144

aCalendar 145

Astral Budget 146

ColorNote Notepad Notes 146

Cube Calculator 147

Handrite Note 147

Exchange by TouchDown 148

Units 149

Wi-Fi Analyzer 149

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