Droids Made Simple

For the Droid, Droid X, Droid 2, and Droid 2 Global

By Martin Trautschold , Gary Mazo , Marziah Karch

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So you're interested in a Droid? Or maybe you already have one in your pocket? Droids Made Simple shows you all the features, tips, and techniques you need to get the most out of your new phone.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3279-7
  • 616 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner
  • Publication Date: December 19, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $24.99
  • eBook Price: $17.99
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If you have a Droid series smartphone—Droid, Droid X, Droid 2, or Droid 2 Global—and are eager to get the most out of your device, Droids Made Simple is perfect for you. Authors Martin Trautschold, Gary Mazo and Marziah Karch guide you through all of the features, tips, and tricks using their proven combination of clear instructions and detailed visuals.

With hundreds of annotated screenshots and step-by-step directions, Droids Made Simple will transform you into a Droid expert, improving your productivity, and most importantly, helping you take advantage of all of the cool features that come with these powerful smartphones.

What you’ll learn

  • Sync all your music, playlists, pictures, videos, and podcasts from your computer
  • Select and download fun and useful free apps from the Android Market with our Droid App Guide
  • Find your way with turn-by-turn directions and Google Maps
  • Take the best photos and videos and have fun adding zany effects
  • Get productive by editing 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
  • Use your Droid as a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who currently owns or would like to purchase a Droid, Droid X, Droid 2, or Droid 2 Global smartphone.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started
  2. Typing, Voice, Copy and Search
  3. Sync Your DROID With Your Google Account
  4. Other Sync Methods
  5. Wi-Fi and 3G Connectivity
  6. Organize Your Home Screen: Icons and Widgets
  7. Making Phone Calls
  8. Bluetooth on Your DROID
  9. Email on Your DROID
  10. SMS, MMS, and Instant Messaging
  11. Surfing the Web
  12. Working with Contacts
  13. Managing Your Calendar
  14. Enjoying Your Music
  15. Viewing Videos, TV Shows, and More
  16. New Media: Reading Newspapers, Magazines, and E-books
  17. The Android Market
  18. Taking Photos and Videos
  19. Finding Your Way With Maps
  20. Social Media and Skype
  21. Working With Notes and Documents
  22. Fun and Games
  23. Utilities: Clock, Calculator, and Weather
  24. Troubleshooting
  25. DROID Media Sync
  26. DRIOD App Guide
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