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 * Getting Started * Typing, Voice, Copy and Search * Sync Your DROID With Your Google Account * Other Sync Methods * Wi-Fi and 3G Connectivity * Organize Your Home Screen: Icons and Widgets * Making Phone Calls * Bluetooth on Your DROID * Email on Your DROID * SMS, MMS, and Instant Messaging * Surfing the Web * Working with Contacts * Managing Your Calendar * Enjoying Your Music * Viewing Videos, TV Shows, and More * New Media: Reading Newspapers, Magazines, and E-books * The Android Market * Taking Photos and Videos * Finding Your Way With Maps * Social Media and Skype * Working With Notes and Documents * Fun and Games * Utilities: Clock, Calculator, and Weather * Troubleshooting * DROID Media Sync * DRIOD App Guide