Teach Yourself VISUALLY Fire™ Tablets

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started

Understanding Fire Tablet Functionality

Unbox and Charge the Fire Tablet

Unbox and Charge the Fire Tablet

Create an Amazon Account

Create an Amazon Account

Examine the Hardware

Examine the Hardware

Turn the Tablet On and Off

Turn the Tablet On and Off

Set Up the Fire Tablet

Set Up the Fire Tablet

Set Up the Fire Tablet (continued)

Set Up the Fire Tablet (continued)

Set Up the Fire Tablet (continued)

Set Up the Fire Tablet (continued)

Explore the Tablet Home Screen

Understanding the Fire HDX Mayday Feature

Navigate a Content Library

Navigate a Content Library

Using Quick Settings

Using Quick Settings

Display Battery Charge Percentage

Display Battery Charge Percentage

Handle Notifications

Handle Notifications

Using the On-Screen Keyboard

Using the On-Screen Keyboard

Copy and Paste Text

Copy and Paste Text

Dictate Text

Dictate Text

Using the User Guide

Using the User Guide

Chapter 2: Shopping for Content

Buy Amazon Coins

Buy Amazon Coins

Shop for Physical Products

Shop for Physical Products

Shop for Games

Shop for Games

Shop for Apps

Shop for Apps

Buy Books

Buy Books

Buy or Subscribe to Publications

Buy or Subscribe to Publications

Buy Music

Buy Music

Buy or Rent Movies

Buy or Rent Movies

Buy Audio Books

Buy Audio Books

Chapter 3: Working with Apps

Add an App to Favorites

Add an App to Favorites

Remove Fire Tablet Content

Remove Fire Tablet Content

Remove Fire Tablet Content (continued)

Remove Fire Tablet Content (continued)

Install a Printer Plug-In

Install a Printer Plug-In

Using Goodreads on the Fire Tablet

Using Goodreads on the Fire Tablet

Set Clocks and Alarms

Set Clocks and Alarms

Set Clocks and Alarms (continued)

Set Clocks and Alarms (continued)

Using Other Clock Features

Using Other Clock Features

Using Other Clock Features (continued)

Using Other Clock Features (continued)

Set Up Kindle FreeTime

Set Up Kindle FreeTime

Set Up Kindle FreeTime (continued)

Set Up Kindle FreeTime (continued)

Set Up Kindle FreeTime (continued)

Set Up Kindle FreeTime (continued)

Using Kindle FreeTime

Using Kindle FreeTime

Explore the IMDb Movies & TV App

Explore the IMDb Movies & TV App

Find Movie Times and Buy Tickets

Find Movie Times and Buy Tickets

Read about Celebrities

Read about Celebrities

Examine Yelp

Examine Yelp

Chapter 4: Playing Games, Music, and Movies

Work with Amazon GameCircle

Work with Amazon GameCircle

Turn Off In-App Purchasing

Turn Off In-App Purchasing

Listen to Music

Listen to Music

Transfer Music from Your PC

Transfer Music from Your PC

Watch a Movie or a TV Show

Watch a Movie or a TV Show

Chapter 5: Managing Photos and Personal Videos

Upload to Cloud Drive via PC

Upload to Cloud Drive via PC

Upload to Cloud Drive via PC (continued)

Upload to Cloud Drive via PC (continued)

Copy Media from Your PC

Copy Media from Your PC

View Photos or Personal Videos

View Photos or Personal Videos

Edit Photos

Edit Photos

Take Pictures or Videos

Take Pictures or Videos

Delete Photos or Videos

Delete Photos or Videos

Share Photos

Share Photos

Chapter 6: Reading Books

Read a Book

Read a Book

Read a Book (continued)

Read a Book (continued)

Change the Reading View

Change the Reading View

Change the Reading View (continued)

Change the Reading View (continued)

Listen to Books with Text-to-Speech

Listen to Books with Text-to-Speech

Listen to Books with Text-to-Speech (continued)

Listen to Books with Text-to-Speech (continued)

Experience Immersion Reading

Experience Immersion Reading

Experience Immersion Reading (continued)

Experience Immersion Reading (continued)

Using X-Ray to Explore a Book

Using X-Ray to Explore a Book

Look Up Information While Reading

Look Up Information While Reading

Add, Edit, or Remove Highlights

Add, Edit, or Remove Highlights

Add, Edit, or Remove Notes

Add, Edit, or Remove Notes

Add or Remove Bookmarks

Add or Remove Bookmarks

Read Without Buying

Work with Cloud Collections

Work with Cloud Collections

Work with Cloud Collections (continued)

Work with Cloud Collections (continued)

Chapter 7: Reading Magazines and Newspapers

Learn about Subscriptions

Manage Magazine or Newspaper Subscriptions

Manage Magazine or Newspaper Subscriptions

Change Privacy Settings for Subscriptions

Change Privacy Settings for Subscriptions

Keep an Issue on Your Device

Keep an Issue on Your Device

Chapter 8: Working with Email

Set Up an Email Account

Set Up an Email Account

Set Up an Email Account Manually

Set Up an Email Account Manually

Explore the Email app

Explore the Email app

Work with Multiple Email Accounts

Work with Multiple Email Accounts

Read a Message

Read a Message

Delete Messages

Delete Messages

Move a Message to Another Folder

Move a Message to Another Folder

Search for an Email

Search for an Email

Manage Messages from the Inbox

Manage Messages from the Inbox

Create and Send an Email Message

Create and Send an Email Message

Check for New Messages

Check for New Messages

Forward an Email Message

Forward an Email Message

Add an Attachment to an Email

Add an Attachment to an Email

Reply to an Email

Reply to an Email

Open an Email Attachment

Open an Email Attachment

Receive Documents via Email

Receive Documents via Email

Review General Email Settings

Review General Email Settings

Review Settings for Specific Accounts

Review Settings for Specific Accounts

Chapter 9: Maintaining Contacts

Open the Contacts App

Open the Contacts App

Set Up Your Contact Profile

Set Up Your Contact Profile

Add a Contact

Add a Contact

Add a Contact from an Email Message

Add a Contact from an Email Message

Import Contacts

Import Contacts

Edit or Delete a Contact

Edit or Delete a Contact

Combine Contacts

Combine Contacts

Combine Contacts (continued)

Combine Contacts (continued)

Search for a Contact

Search for a Contact

Establish Settings for Contacts

Establish Settings for Contacts

Chapter 10: Using the Calendar

Open the Calendar App

Open the Calendar App

Change Calendar Views

Change Calendar Views

View or Hide Calendars

View or Hide Calendars

View an Event

View an Event

Create an Event

Create an Event

Edit an Event

Edit an Event

Include Facebook Events

Include Facebook Events

Chapter 11: Going Online

Open Silk

Open Silk

Understanding the Silk Screen

Open a New Tab

Open a New Tab

Bookmark a Page

Bookmark a Page

Navigate Using a Bookmark

Navigate Using a Bookmark

Using Reading View

Using Reading View

Request Another View

Request Another View

Search a Page

Search a Page

Search the Web

Search the Web

Set the Default Search Engine

Set the Default Search Engine

View Browsing History

View Browsing History

Review Silk Settings

Review Silk Settings

Clear Browser Information

Clear Browser Information

Download and Open a Document

Download and Open a Document

Make Phone Calls Using Skype

Make Phone Calls Using Skype

Connect to Social Networks

Connect to Social Networks

Chapter 12: Customizing Settings

Open Settings

Open Settings

Manage Display and Sounds Settings

Manage Display and Sounds Settings

Show or Hide Home Screen Recommendations

Show or Hide Home Screen Recommendations

Manage Notifications

Manage Notifications

Manage Notifications (continued)

Manage Notifications (continued)

Connect to a Wireless Network

Connect to a Wireless Network

Work with a Lock Screen Password

Work with a Lock Screen Password

Check for Software Updates

Check for Software Updates

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Trademark Acknowledgments

Contact Us

Credits

Acquisitions Editor

Aaron Black

Project Editor

Maureen S. Tullis

Copy Editor

Scott D. Tullis

Manager, Content Development & Assembly

Mary Beth Wakefield

Publisher

Jim Minatel

Editorial Assistant

Jessie Phelps

Project Coordinator

Erin Zeltner

Proofreading

Debbye Butler.

Indexing

Broccoli Information Mgt.

Printer

Command Web Missouri

About the Author

Elaine Marmel is President of Marmel Enterprises, LLC, an organization specializing in technical writing and software training. Elaine has an MBA from Cornell Universtiy and previously worked on projects building financial management systems in both New York City and Washington, DC. She has authored over seventy books predominantly on business productivity software. Elaine left her native Chicago for the warmer climes of Arizona (by way of Cincinnati OH; Jerusalem, Israel; Ithaca, NY; Washington DC; and Tampa, FL) where she basks in the sun with her PC, her latest cross stitch project, and her dog, Jack.

Author’s Acknowledgments

My sincere thanks go to Katie Mohr, who gave me the opportunity to write this book — and here’s to many more, Katie, because it has been a pleasure to work with you. And Maureen and Scott Tullis are the best project team ever. . .I can’t thank you enough for your dedication to this project.

How to Use This Book

Important Note About Fire Tablet Versions

Please note this book was written using the Fire HDX 7-inch model. Although the steps presented in this book can be used for most Fire tablets, your tablet’s appearance may differ.

Who This Book Is For

This book is for the reader who has never used this particular technology or software application. It is also for readers who want to expand their knowledge.

The Conventions In This Book

001 Steps

This book uses a step-by-step format to guide you easily through each task. Numbered steps are actions you must do; bulleted steps clarify a point, step, or optional feature; and indented steps give you the result.

002 Notes

Notes give additional information — special conditions that may occur during an operation, a situation that you want to avoid, or a cross reference to a related area of the book.

003 Icons and Buttons

Icons and buttons show you exactly what you need to click to perform a step.

004 Tips

Tips offer additional information, including warnings and shortcuts.

005 Bold

Bold type shows command names, options, and text or numbers you must type.

006 Italics

Italic type introduces and defines a new term.

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