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Description

  • Copyright 2012
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4909-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4909-3

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to HTC EVO™ 3D photos that show you exactly what to do

Help when you run into problems or limitations with your HTC EVO 3D

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your HTC EVO 3D, the Android OS, and the 4G service

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your HTC EVO3D working just the way you want.

Learn how to:

• Quickly get comfortable with EVO 3D, glasses-free 3D, and the Android OS

• Customize your EVO 3D’s hardware and software

• Play music and videos, and sync media with your computer

• Capture stunning 3D and 2D photos and video

• Connect to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and secure VPNs

• Communicate, manage, and synchronize contacts and appointments

• Capture, store, view, and share photos with both EVO 3D cameras

• Set up and maximize Gmail, POP3, and IMAP email accounts

• Optimize your web browsing experience

• Configure the phone application and Google Voice

• Efficiently manage all your calls, contacts, and messages

• Video chat with EVO 3D’s front-facing camera

• Find, choose, install, and work with new Android apps

• Squeeze out more hours of battery life

• Properly maintain and troubleshoot your EVO 3D

• Keep your HTC EVO 3D up-to-date and running smoothly

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Table of Contents

1 Getting to Know Your EVO 3D      3

Your EVO 3D’s External Features      3

Fundamentals of Android      7

The Unlock Screen      7

The Home Screen      8

Using Your EVO 3D’s Touchscreen      11

Using Your EVO 3D’s Keyboard      12

Swype Keyboard      16

Editing Text      17

Starting Applications and Application Groups      18

Menus      20

Installing Synchronization Software     21

Installing doubleTwist on Windows     21

Installing doubleTwist on Mac OSX     22

Creating a doubleTwist Account     22

2 Using the Phone and Google Voice     25

Getting to Know the Phone Application     26

Receiving a Call     28

Handling Missed Calls     28

Placing a Call     30

Dialing from a Contact Entry     30

Dialing Using Your Voice     31

Options While on a Call     32

Conference Calling     33

Configuring the Phone Application     33

Call Settings     34

Sound Settings     36

Google Voice     38

Setting Up Google Voice     38

Upgrading Google Voice     43

Playing Back and Managing Google Voicemails     45

Send SMS and Check Your Balance     46

Google Voice Settings     47

3 Managing Contacts     51

Exploring the Contacts Application     51

Adding Accounts     52

Navigating Your People List     58

Display Options     59

Adding and Managing Contacts     60

Adding Contacts Manually     62

Exploring Contact Details     63

Joining and Separating Contacts     65

Joining Contacts Manually     66

Separating Contacts     68

Organizing Your Contacts     68

Adding a Contact to Your Favorites     69

Adding a Contact to Your Home Screen     70

Sending Contact Information     71

Communicating with Contacts     72

Importing and Exporting Contacts     73

4 Audio and Video     77

Navigating the Music Application     77

Exploring the Music Application     79

Accessing More Actions     81

Working and Listening to Music     82

Managing Playlists     82

Creating a New Playlist     83

Adding Songs to an Existing Playlist     85

Changing the Order of Songs in a Playlist     86

Renaming or Deleting Playlists     87

Managing Video with the Gallery Application     88

Sharing Video Using MMS     91

Sharing Video Using Bluetooth     92

Sharing Video Using Email or Gmail     93

Sharing Video on YouTube     95

Deleting Videos     96

Editing Videos     97

Recording Videos with the Camera Application     98

Recording Video     98

Changing Video Settings     99

Watching TV and Movies     101

Sprint TV & Movies     101

Blockbuster On Demand Application     103

Finding Movies on Blockbuster and Changing Settings     110

Renting and Purchasing Movies on Blockbuster     111

YouTube     112

YouTube Main Screen     112

Playing a Video     113

Filtering Videos     115

Changing YouTube Settings     116

Amazon MP3     116

Setting Up the Amazon MP3 Application     117

Finding Music     119

Purchasing Music     120

Using doubleTwist to Synchronize Audio and Video     121

Running doubleTwist and Mounting Your EVO 3D     122

Synchronizing Music by Dragging Files     123

Synchronizing Existing Playlists     124

Creating Playlist     126

Copying Video     127

5 Connecting to Bluetooth,Wi-Fi, and VPNs     131

Connecting to Bluetooth Devices     131

Pairing with a New Bluetooth Device     132

Changing Bluetooth Options     134

Advanced Bluetooth Settings     136

Wi-Fi     137

Connecting to Wi-Fi     137

Wi-Fi Network Options     139

Advanced Wi-Fi Options     140

Cellular Network Settings     142

Changing Mobile Settings     143

Virtual Private Networks (VPN)     145

Adding a VPN     145

Connecting to a VPN     146

Sprint Hotspot     147

Starting Your Sprint Hotspot     147

6 Emailing     151

Gmail     151

Adding a Gmail Account     152

Composing Gmail Email     158

Reading Gmail Email     160

Gmail Settings     164

Setting Up the Mail Application     165

Adding a New Microsoft Exchange Account     166

Exchange Account Settings     168

Adding a New POP3 or IMAP Account     171

Working with the Mail Application     175

Using Combined or Separate Inboxes     175

Navigating the Main Screen     176

Composing Email     178

Reading Email     180

7 Browsing the Web     183

Navigating with the Browser     183

Managing Bookmarks     185

Using GPS Location     186

Managing Multiple Windows     

Setting Page Options     189

Customizing Browser Settings     190

Downloading Files     194

Reviewing History and Most Viewed Sites     195

Most Visited     195

History     196

8 Text and Multimedia Messaging     199

The Messaging Application     199

Messaging Application Settings     202

Composing Messages     205

Attaching Files     208

Receiving Messages     209

Working with Messages     212

9 Date,Time, and Calendar     215

Setting the Date and Time     216

Navigating the Clock Application     217

Managing Alarms     218

Adding and Editing an Alarm     219

Viewing and Managing Weather     220

Modifying Weather Settings     221

The Calendar Application     222

Navigating the Calendar App     223

Adding a New Event or Appointment     224

Editing or Deleting an Event     226

Responding to Event Reminders     227

Calendar Settings     228

Responding to an Event Invitation     229

10 Capturing, Storing, and Viewing Photos     233

Using the Camera     234

Changing Photo Settings     236

Viewing and Managing Your Photos     238

Gallery    238

Album Menus     241

Managing and Sharing Photos in an Album     242

Editing Photos     243

Cropping Pictures     245

Printing Pictures     246

Synchronizing Photos with Your Computer     246

Connect as a Disk Drive     247

Moving Pictures (Mac OSX)     248

Moving Pictures (Windows)     249

Working with doubleTwist     251

Transfer Photos Using doubleTwist     251

Configure doubleTwist Photo Options (Mac OSX)     252

Configure doubleTwist Photo Options (Windows)     253

11 Enhancing Your EVO 3D with Apps     255

Configuring Google Checkout     255

Searching for Android Applications     257

Finding Great Apps     258

Downloading Paid and Free Applications     260

Deleting Applications     262

Deleting an Application Using Settings     262

Deleting an Application Using Market     264

Keeping Applications Up to Date     265

12 Customizing Your EVO 3D     269

Changing Your Wallpaper     269

Live Wallpaper     271

Wallpaper from Gallery Pictures     272

Using Scenes     273

Changing the Scene     274

Creating Your Own Scene     275

Using Skins     276

Changing the Lock Screen     278

Changing Your Keyboard     279

Swype Keyboard     281

Trace Keyboard     282

Adding Widgets to a Home Screen     283

Adding a Widget     283

Moving a Widget     285

Removing a Widget     286

Region and Language     287

Accessibility Settings      288

Search Settings     289

13 Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your EVO 3D     291

Updating Android     291

Battery Optimizing     293

Take Care of the Battery     293

Extending Battery Life     293

Turn Off Radios     294

Dim Screen Brightness     294

Turn Off Vibration Settings     296

Monitor Power Usage     297

Force Stop a Problematic App     298

Caring for the EVO 3D’s Exterior     300

Getting Help with Your EVO 3D     301

Index     303

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