Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
Enter a bright new world of entertainment with Amazon’s red hot tablet. This guide lights the way with lots of illustrations and step-by-step instructions for browsing the Web, emailing, playing games, and viewing books, movies, and magazines in blazing color. Learn how to manage your media library on the Fire and in the cloud—and where to find the coolest apps. Everything you need is right here.
The important stuff you need to know:
* Read all about it. Find, load, and read a variety of ebooks, magazines, and newspapers.
* Go online. Browse the Web and manage email with a secure Wi-Fi connection.
* Put on a show. Watch movies and TV series, and showcase your photos and videos.
* Fill up your jukebox. Listen to your favorite music from Amazon and iTunes.
* Load up on apps. Get popular games, guides, references, and more with Amazon’s Apps for Android.
* Take your briefcase. Read PDFs, Word files, Excel spreadsheets, and other docs.
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least one email app up and running; Chapter 8 helps you make that happen.) ➋ On your computer, open a web browser and enter that web address. The page that appears is a folder-by-folder listing of everything that’s on your Fire. Unless you’re a certified computer science jockey, don’t futz around with anything you see here. You probably know this, but it’s worth pointing out: Willy-nilly deletions are a quick way to turn your Fire into a 14-ounce paperweight. Stick with the instructions ahead,
your outgoing emails with your contact info, favorite quote, or other boilerplate poetry. Here’s 154 Chapter 8 also where you can kill that adver-signature from Amazon (“Sent from my Kindle Fire”). Finally, the “Signature position” radio button indicates where to append any signature you create: “Before quoted text” or “After quoted text” (relevant, of course, only when you’re replying to a message). Message format: Choices here are Plain Text or HTML. The first ensures that anyone, no
of hardware and software that matches the Fire’s exterior: simple and sufficient to get the job done. Weighing in at 14.6 ounces, the Fire packs 8 GB of storage (only about 6 GB is available for your use; the rest is occupied by the system and other built-in software). That’s enough to hold about 80 apps, plus some combination of 10 movies, 800 songs, or 6,000 books. The screen is a 16-million-color IPS display. That’s short for inplane switching, which means that even if you’re not looking
aren’t worth your time. In the upper-right corner’s Organize By button, choose from one of eight different options: Newest, Oldest, Subject, Sender, Flagged, Read, Unread, Attachments. Pick one, and the inbox list reshuffles to reflect this new order. The Edit List button is a good tool for some quick pruning. Tap it (Options bar➝Menu button) and you can touch to select one or more messages in the list. As you do, the formerly dimmed-out buttons at the bottom of the screen light up, ready for