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For all Droid smartphone owners, Apress’s latest book "Droids Made Simple" is a new handy book available to help get the most out of the Droid, Droid X, Droid 2, and Droid 2 Global device. Authors Gary Mazo, Martin Trautschold, and Marziah Karch provide hundreds of annotated screenshots, clear instructions, step-by-step directions, tips, and tricks to transform readers into Droid experts.

About "Droids Made Simple: For the Droid, Droid X, Droid 2, and Droid 2 Global"
If you have a Droid series smartphone—Droid, Droid X, Droid 2, or Droid 2 Global—and are eager to improve your productivity and take advantage of all of the cool features that come with these powerful smartphones, "Droids Made Simple" is the perfect book for you.

What you will learn:
* Set up your Droid.
* Tips on how to quickly and effectively use your phone.
* Select and download fun and useful free apps from the Android Market.
* Use your Droid as a Wi-Fi Hotspot.
* Browse the web, add bookmarks, zoom, and more.
* Sync all your music, playlists, pictures and videos from your computer.
* View and edit Microsoft Office documents.
* Manage your busy life—email, calendar, contacts and more.
* Use your Droid for all your messaging needs, including social networking and Skype.
* And much more!

About the Authors
Gary Mazo is a writer, a College Professor, a gadget nut and an ordained rabbi. He is Vice President of Made Simple Learning and has co-authored the last thirteen books in the "Made Simple" Series. Gary also teaches at the University of Phoenix—teaching Writing, Philosophy, Technical Writing and more. Gary holds a BA in Anthropology from Brandeis University. Gary earned his Masters in Hebrew Letters as well as ordination as Rabbi from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Martin Trautschold is the Founder and CEO of Made Simple Learning, a leading provider of iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, and Palm webOS books and video tutorials. Martin has co-authored 15 Made Simple guide books and has also spent 15 years in technology and business consulting in the US and Japan. Martin holds an engineering degree from Princeton University and an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

Marziah Karch enjoys the challenge of explaining complex technology to beginning audiences. Marziah is a senior education technologist for Johnson County Community College in the Kansas City metro area with over ten years of experience. She holds a MA in instructional design and has taught credit courses in interactive media. Marziah is the author of "Android for Work: Productivity for Professionals." She also contributes to About.com and has been their Guide to Google since 2006.

"Droids Made Simple: For the Droid, Droid X, Droid 2, and Droid 2 Global"
By Gary Mazo, Martin Trautschold, and Marziah Karch
ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3279-7
ISBN10: 1-4302-3279-X
616 pages
Published Dec 27, 2010
Print Book Price: $24.99
eBook Price: $17.49

About the "Made Simple" Series
The "Made Simple" Series of books has been created for the serious business of having fun. The "Made Simple" Series teaches novice, intermediate, and advanced level users of Droids, Blackberry Smartphones, iPad, iPhone XG, or iPod touch how to get the most out of the device. All books are packed with illustrations, cool tips, time-saving shortcuts, useful tricks, and hidden gems to organize, explore, and revolutionize the reader’s digital world.