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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (16 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118508734
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118508732
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 1.6 x 22.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Smart choice, your Nexus 7 tablet! Now let Dan show you everything it can do Your Nexus 7 is an amazing gadget! In his legendary, plain-English style, Dan Gookin shows you everything you need to know to enjoy your new tablet, discover its secrets, and keep it happy. Learn to use e-mail, access social networking sites, connect with a Bluetooth printer, get directions, play music, swap files with your computer, and do so much more. Know your gizmo — set it up, navigate the touchscreen, control lock screens, use the keyboard, and explore voice input Let's communicate — use the People app, add your social accounts, send and receive e-mail, text, voice and video chat with Google Talk, and make a Skype call Stuff to do — find places with Maps, buy and play music, read eBooks, or watch popular television shows and movies Beam me up — use the Android Beam feature, connect Bluetooth devices, take Nexus 7 on the road, and secure your tablet More fun stuff — customize your Nexus 7 and fill it with all kinds of apps from the Google Play Store Open the book and find: Setup steps and guidance Tips on typing and dictating to your tablet How to browse and manage web pages with Chrome Ways to keep up to date and stay organized with Google Now Advice on streaming your favorite music on Nexus 7 All about the Clock, Calculator, Camera, and Calendar App management tips Valuable advice on traveling with your Nexus 7 How to extend your tablet's battery life Learn to: Navigate your tablet, use built-in apps, and surf the web Load up on movies, eBooks, games, and music from Google Play™ Manage your schedule, video chat, and connect with social media

About the Author

Dan Gookin is the bestselling author of the first For Dummies book. His books have been translated into 32 languages and have more than 12 million copies in print. Dan's bestsellers include Laptops For Dummies and Android Phones For Dummies.


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I am very disappointed by this book. My purchase decision was influenced by the branding ".... for Dummies" series that I have read with pleasure, and used successfully in the past. With this particular book I think the publisher John Wiley & Sons must think their customers really are dummies.

The Nexus 7 is my first tablet and I wanted to learn how to use a number of (to me) essential functions:

(i) Basic concepts - how the thing works, how to use apps, how to use it as a communicator, how to use it as a personal organiser, how to surf etc. It does all that stuff quite well. Generally I was happy with the book so far.

Concerning my other main functionality requirements, these revolve around integrating my Nexus with my PC. Now although the writer says (pg. 3) "I assume you have a computer (i.e. to use in conjunction with your Nexus 7)" he fails to make any constructive use of that in the next 270 pages.

(ii) How to use it to play my music. This section is dreadful. It actually says (pg. 143) "Can I copy music from my PC to the Nexus 7?" .... "I suggest that you not even try.". That is potentially disastrous for me. Only by googling did I find that that answer is "yes, it is easy, you can upload your itunes library, and the programme you use is called Google Music Manager." This service was launched in the USA in Nov. 2011 and the UK in Nov 2012. Now this book has a copyright date of 2013 - wouldn't you expect it to be up to date?

(iii) How to use it to view and to edit documents, particularly those that come as email attachments - not one single word on this in the entire book.

(iv) How to integrate and to synch to Microsoft Outlook contacts and calendar. Not a single word about this either.

Generally a poorly thought-through book that rests on the laurels of the well-proven 'Dummies' brand in terms of language and design. I want my money back!
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I'm totally new to the use of tablets and this book is so easy to follow. No jargon, no assumptions that you are a computer geek. Just good plain English with a few wise cracks thrown in for good measure. I'm in my mid 70s and new things have to be explained, this book does just that. You don't have to read it from front to back like a novel, just go to the bit that you need information on. Each chapter is 'stand alone'. I highly recommend it.
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This is definitely not the best primer I have seen for somebody with a new experience of a tablet computer. I am very much afraid that authors on all subjects have now taken to using the "Dummies" label without caring too much about what level their book is purporting to address and this is one of them. If you are facing a Nexus 7 for the first time I would not recommend this as first line support!
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There was no instructions with the gadget you had to download it. I downloaded it to my kindle so I could read and operate the nexus at the same time, but the photographs were to small and smudged ant the writing too technical. I therefore found the dumies book online and ordered a paper copy to be delivered by post. It was much clearer to follow than the oficial one.
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Just right for me it starts right at the begining and is simple to follow. However a fault occured on the Nexus 7. I got locked out because I used the wrong password 3 times. I could not find the answer in the index. That would have helped me.
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My actual tablet contained a very small slip of paper directing me to a website. I got this book when the website, and even a call to Google, failed to really help me - I'm completely green where tablets are concerned and couldn't even work out how to change the language to English. I've found this book helpful when I''ve needed to know about something specific.
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Like most 'Dummies' books this one tends too much towards the flippant, but still provides a good working tutorial on The Nexus and all its works.. A reasonable index is included Ideal for someone new to this kind of technology but with a decent understanding of computers. A good buy.
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Im a senior citizen with grand children,and rather than look too stupid trying to use my Nexus 7,I turned to a Dummies book,thats what I usually do,and once again I was not disappointed,thank you.
Paul
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