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Kindle Fire HD for dummies

Kindle Fire HD for dummies

Muir, Nancy, 1954- author

This guide will have you blazing through the web, staying entertained with the latest apps and games, watching your favourite TV shows and movies, and, of course, reading magazines, newspapers and books to indulge all your interests

Book. English.
Published Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2012
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Available at Central and Whickham.

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Statement of responsibility: by Nancy C. Muir
ISBN: 1118422236, 9781118422236
Physical Description: 288 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 23 cm
Subject: Computers and IT.; Kindle Fire (Computer)


  1. Introduction
  2. Part I: Making the Kindle Fire HD Yours
  3. Overview of the Kindle Fire HD
  4. Kindle Fire HD Quickstart
  5. Kindle Fire HD Settings
  6. Part II: Taking the Leap Online
  7. Going Shopping
  8. Going Online
  9. Part III: Having Fun and Getting Productive
  10. E-Reader Extraordinaire
  11. Playing Music
  12. Playing Video
  13. Going Social
  14. Getting Productive with Kindle Fire HD
  15. Part IV: The Part of Tens
  16. Ten Apps That Add Functionality to Kindle Fire HD
  17. Ten (or So) Top Gaming Apps
  18. Index

Author note

Nancy C. Muir is a writer and consultant as well as the author of more than 100 books on business and technology. Her credits include multiple editions of Computers For Seniors For Dummies and Laptops & Tablets For Seniors For Dummies.

Back cover copy

Get fired up about new storage options, Amazon content, and the power of Kindle Fire HD

Your Kindle Fire HD is loaded with new features, and this book shows you how to take advantage of every one. You can store your Amazon content in the cloud, make Skype video calls, get the fastest Wi-Fi speed, and choose from hundreds of apps, movies, and songs. Follow this guide to start reading, watching, and playing right away!

Meet your Kindle Fire HD — learn to use the touchscreen and discover pre-installed apps for audiobooks, photos, social media, and IMDb

Shop, browse, and e-mail — manage your Amazon account, personalize the Silk browser, and send and receive e-mail

Read everything — enjoy colorful periodicals, borrow books from Amazon's lending library, and understand how Whispersync syncs your bookmarks across different devices

Do stuff — discover Kindle Docs and OfficeSuite, which let you work with Word and Excel documents

Get social — manage your contacts, tweet, and post to your Facebook page

Open the book and find:

The advantages of an Amazon Prime account

What you can store in the cloud for free

A tour of the Amazon Appstore

How Whispersync keeps content from all your devices connected

Why streaming video beats downloading

Information you'll get from the cool X-ray feature

How to make Skype calls

11 great game apps

Learn to:

Set up your device, navigate the touchscreen, and connect to Wi-Fi

Browse the web, receive and reply to e-mail, and post to Facebook

Play music, watch movies, read e-books, and download apps from the Amazon Appstore