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  • Copyright 2014
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-380993-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-380993-0

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Kindle Fire HDX photos that show you exactly what to do

Help when you run into Kindle Fire HDX problems or limitations

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Kindle Fire HDX

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Kindle Fire HDX working just the way you want. Learn how to:

  • Quickly set up your Kindle Fire HDX or HD
  • Connect to practically any network, including unlisted WiFi networks
  • Smoothly transfer content between cloud, computer, and tablet
  • Find your favorite books, audiobooks, newspapers, or magazines
  • Read and write reviews at Amazon’s global Goodreads community
  • Move your Amazon printed book purchases online with MatchBook
  • Play your music and video, wherever it comes from (even iTunes)
  • Display movies on your TV and use Kindle Fire as a remote
  • Control subscriptions so you pay for only the content you want
  • Do more than ever with the newest Kindle Fire apps
  • Connect via Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and email
  • Edit personal documents and photos on your Kindle Fire HDX
  • Manage your life, contacts, and calendar on your Kindle Fire HDX
  • Make the most of Kindle Fire’s built-in cameras
  • Browse the Web with Kindle Fire’s newly-upgraded Silk browser
  • Find great apps for kids and control how they use Kindle Fire
  • Get free Amazon personal support whenever you need it

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

    An Overview of the Various Kindle Fire Models ........2

    What’s New on the Kindle Fire ....................3

    What You’ll Find in This Book .......................4

    How to Navigate This Book ...........................5

    Let’s Light This Fire .........................................7

Chapter 1 Getting Started with the Kindle Fire 9

    The Hardware..........................10

    Initial Setup ............................................11

        Setting Up Your Kindle Fire .........................12

        Connecting to an Unlisted Wi-Fi Network ............14

        Connecting to Facebook and Twitter ..............15

    The Home Screen ..............................15

        Downloading Items .........................17

        Removing Downloaded Items from Your Kindle Fire .........18

        Adding an Item to Favorites ......................18

        Removing an Item from Favorites ..................19

        Rearranging Favorites ...............20

    Navigating the Kindle Fire .........................20

        Accessing Content Libraries ................22

        Opening Navigation Panels .............24

    Notifications and Options ......................25

        Viewing Notifications ..............................26

        Using the Options Bar .............................26

    Switching Applications or Content ........................27

    Settings ....................................................27

        Locking the Screen Orientation ........................28

        Adjusting Screen Brightness ....................................29

        Enabling Airplane Mode ..............................29

        Using Quiet Time to Disable Notifications .................30

        Changing the Screen Timeout .............31

        Checking Device Information ..................33

    Using the Keyboard ...........................35

        Entering Text ..........................................35

        Positioning the Cursor ...........................36

        Selecting and Editing Text .........................36

        Copying/Cutting and Pasting Text ............................37

        Entering Punctuation and Numbers..................37

        Adding Accent Marks and Diacriticals ............38

        Splitting the Keyboard ........................................38

    Connecting to Other Hardware..........................39

        Adding Bluetooth Accessories ............................39

    Searches ...........................41

        Searching Your Library ...................41

        Searching the Web ..............................42

        Searching Amazon Stores .....................42

    Getting Help .................................................44

        Using the Mayday Button ...........................44

        Accessing the Kindle Fire User Guide ....................45

Chapter 2 Accessing Amazon’s Cloud Services 49

    Amazon Prime ........................................50

        Setting Up Amazon Prime ...................51

    Amazon Cloud Drive ............................................52

        Accessing Your Cloud Drive ......................53

        Creating Folders ......................................................54

        Deleting Folders .............................55

        Recovering Deleted Items ............................55

        Adding Files to Your Cloud Drive ...................56

        Downloading the Cloud Drive Application ..................57

        Accessing Cloud Drive Files from Your Kindle Fire ................58

        Saving Files to Your Device ...........59

    Amazon Cloud Player ...........................60

        Launching Cloud Player ................................61

        Importing Your Music .................................62

        Playing Music on Your Computer ..........................67

        Creating Playlists ......................................69

        Downloading Songs to Your Kindle Fire ...............70

    Amazon Instant Video ................................72

        Getting Videos from Amazon Instant Video .................73

    Kindle Reader Applications and Kindle Cloud Reader ..............74

    Accessing Kindle Reader Applications .............74

        Accessing Kindle Cloud Reader..........................75

        Opening and Downloading Books.....................76

        Reading Books on the Kindle Cloud Reader .........77

    Transferring Files from Your Computer ............................78

        Transferring Files from a PC .........................79

        Transferring Files from a Mac ................79

Chapter 3 Using Amazon’s Manage Your Kindle Page 83

    Managing Your Books and Documents ..............83

        Accessing Manage Your Kindle..............84

        Viewing Books and Docs ...................................85

        Sending Books and Docs to Your Kindle ...................86

        Downloading Books to a Computer ...................87

        Deleting Books and Docs ................88

        Changing Your Kindle Email Address ..........................88

        Adding an Approved Email for Docs ...............89

        Disabling Doc Archiving .................................90

    Managing Subscriptions ..........................................91

        Changing Where a Subscription Is Delivered ...............91

        Canceling a Subscription ....................................92

        Reactivating a Canceled Subscription .....................93

        Changing Subscription Privacy Settings ..........94

    Updating Kindle Payment Information ............................94

        Changing Amazon Purchases Credit Cards ..................95

        Changing Current Subscriptions Credit Cards...................96

    Managing Your Kindle Devices .......................97

        Deregistering a Kindle or Kindle App ...........97

        Renaming Your Kindle Fire ............................98

        Turning Off Special Offers .........................................99

        Turning Off Whispersync ......................... 100

Chapter 4 Reading on the Kindle Fire 103

    Finding Content ................................. 103

        Buying Books ................................................ 104

        Using the Kindle Lending Library......................... 106

        Completing Your Book Collection with MatchBook ........ 107

        Lending Books to Friends and Family ........... 109

        Subscribing to Periodicals ............ 110

    Organizing Your Books ................................... 111

        Browsing Your Library ............................. 112

        Downloading a Book to Your Device ................... 112

        Removing a Book from Your Device ................. 113

        Creating a Collection ................................. 114

        Editing a Collection ....................................... 115

        Adding a Book to a Collection .......................... 116

        Removing a Book from a Collection ......... 117

    Reading on Your Kindle .......................... 118

        Reading a Book ................................. 118

        Navigating a Book ........................... 120

    Changing Font Styles .................................. 121

        Looking Up Definitions ................................. 122

    Working with Notes and Highlights ....................... 123

        Adding a Note .................................................. 124

        Viewing an Individual Note ........................... 125

        Editing a Note........................................ 125

        Deleting a Note ........................................ 126

        Adding a Highlight ................................................... 126

        Viewing All Notes and Highlights ........................ 127

        Deleting a Highlight .............................. 127

    Working with Bookmarks .......................... 128

        Adding a Bookmark ..................................... 128

        Removing a Bookmark ..................................... 129

        Moving to a Bookmark................................................... 129

    Reading Magazines and Newspapers .......................... 129

        Reading Magazines ........................................ 130

        Reading Newspapers ...................... 133

    Listening to Audiobooks ................................. 134

        Downloading Audiobooks ........................... 134

        Listening to Audiobooks .................................. 135

        Immersion Reading ................................................ 137

        Using Text-to-Speech .................................................................................. 139

    Searching Content and Accessing Reference Materials ....... 140

        Using X-Ray for Books ...................................... 140

        Searching the Current Item .............................. 141

        Searching Wikipedia or Bing from Books ......................... 143

Chapter 5 Listening to Music on the Kindle Fire 145

    Browsing and Downloading Your Music .............. 145

        Browsing Music ................................ 146

        Scrolling Through Your Music ................................ 149

        Monitoring Downloads from an Album ............... 150

        Searching Your Music Collection............. 150

    Playing Music ........................ 151

        Listening to Music .................. 151

        Viewing Song Lyrics ............................... 153

        Accessing Music Controls ............. 154

    Managing Playlists............................. 155

        Creating a Playlist ..................................... 155

        Editing a Playlist ..................................... 156

        Adding Artists or Albums to a Playlist .............. 157

        Playing a Playlist................................. 158

        Downloading a Playlist .............................. 159

        Deleting a Playlist ............................. 160

Chapter 6 Watching Video on Your Kindle Fire 163

    Navigating the Video Store .......................... 163

        Browsing the Video Store .......................... 164

        Viewing Movie Details ........................................ 165

        Renting or Purchasing a Movie ................... 166

        Purchasing TV Show Episodes .............................. 168

        Purchasing Complete TV Show Seasons ................ 169

        Accessing Movies and TV Shows from Prime Instant Video .. 170

        Buying a Season TV Pass ................... 171

    Working with Your Video Library ................ 172

        Watching a Movie or TV Show ................. 172

        Using X-Ray for Video ............................... 174

        Adding a Video to Your Watchlist ........... 175

        Removing a Downloaded Video .................. 176

    Using Second Screen ........................................ 177

        Watching Video with Second Screen ....................... 178

Chapter 7 Installing and Using Apps 181

    The Appstore ................................ 181

        Browsing Apps ............................ 183

        Viewing and Purchasing Apps ................... 184

        Testing Driving an App ............... 186

        Viewing Subscriptions ........................ 187

    Your Apps Library ....................................... 188

        Browsing Your Apps Library .................. 188

        Installing a Purchased App............................ 189

        Adding an App to Favorites ................. 190

        Uninstalling an App ....................... 191

        Updating an Application .......................... 191

    Application Settings .......................................... 193

        Force-Stopping an Application ........................ 193

        Clearing Application Data ...... 195

    Games for Your Kindle Fire ....................... 196

        Accessing Games .................... 196

Chapter 8 Using Social Media and Chat 201

    Sharing with Social Networks .................... 201

        Setting Up Your Social Networks ......... 202

        Using the Facebook App ................ 204

        Using the Twitter App ................ 206

    Talking Books with the Goodreads Community ............ 209

        Sharing General Comments About Books ................ 209

        Sharing Highlights from Books ......... 210

        Before You Go in Books.............. 210

        Accessing Goodreads from Your Books Library ...... 211

    Video Chatting Over Skype ............... 214

        Setting Up Skype ................................... 214

        Adding Skype Contacts ............... 217

        Communicating via Skype ....................... 218

    Sharing Game Achievements with GameCircle .............. 220

        Identifying GameCircle Games ................... 220

        Creating a GameCircle Profile ........... 221

        Adding Friends on GameCircle...................... 222

        Accessing Game Achievements ................... 223

        Accessing Leaderboards .......................... 223

Chapter 9 Reading and Sending Email 227

    Email Accounts ................................ 227

        Accessing the Add Account Page ..................... 228

        Adding a Gmail, Microsoft, AOL, or Yahoo! Account ....... 229

        Adding a POP3, IMAP, or Exchange Account ............. 230

        Modifying Your Account Settings .......... 232

    Managing Your Email Inbox ........................ 236

        Choosing an Inbox .................. 237

        Choosing a Folder or Label ........................ 237

        Searching Email ....................... 239

        Synchronizing Email and Loading More Messages ......... 240

        Selecting and Managing Multiple Messages ......................... 241

    Reading Email .................................. 241

        Reading a Message .......................... 242

        Viewing Attachments .................... 243

        Composing a New Email Message ..................... 244

Chapter 10 Managing Your Personal Documents and Data 247

    Managing Personal Documents ................ 247

        Viewing PDF Documents ................................. 248

        Viewing Word Documents ............. 250

        Viewing Spreadsheets ...................... 252

    Using the Contacts App .......................... 254

        Viewing Contacts and Marking VIPs ........................ 254

        Adding a Contact ........................... 255

        Editing a Contact ........................ 257

        Changing Contact Sort Order and Name Display ............. 258

        Joining Contacts ........................... 259

        Deleting Contacts ................... 260

    Using the Calendar ................................ 260

        Viewing the Calendar .................... 260

        Adding an Event ............................... 263

        Adding Facebook Events .................. 266

        Editing or Deleting an Event......................... 267

    Archiving Old Apps and Data .................. 268

        Using the 1-Tap Archive ..................... 268

Chapter 11 Taking Photos with Your Kindle Fire HDX 271

    Accessing Personal Photos and Videos .............. 272

        Importing Your Facebook Photos .................. 272

        Viewing Photos ........................... 273

        Sharing Individual Photos with Other Apps and Social Media ........ 275

        Sharing Photos from the Photos Library Screen ...... 276

        Sharing Multiple Photos ............. 277

    Editing Photos .................... 278

        Entering Editing Mode ............ 278

        Enhancing a Photo ................. 279

        Cropping a Photo ............... 279

        Rotating a Photo ............... 280

        Fixing Redeye ................. 280

        Using Filters .................... 281

        Adding Stickers, Text, or Drawings to a Photo ........... 281

        Adjusting Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and Warmth.... 283

        Changing the Focus of an Image ........... 283

        Adding a Splash of Color to an Image ...... 284

    Using the Cameras ......... 284

        Taking Photos ............ 285

        Taking Panoramic Images ............. 287

        Taking Videos ............. 288

Chapter 12 Browsing the Web with Silk 291

    Browsing the Web ............ 291

        Browsing to a Website ............. 292

        Navigating a Page........ 293

        Sharing Pages with Social Networks and Other Apps... 294

        Sharing Pages with Email ................... 295

        Copying a Link to the Current Page ................ 295

        Copying and Opening Hyperlinks ............... 296

        Searching the Web ............ 296

    Working with Tabs ............... 297

        Navigating Tabs .............. 297

    Using Bookmarks and History .................... 298

        Bookmarking the Current Page .............. 298

        Bookmarking a Hyperlink ............ 298

        Viewing and Following Bookmarks ............... 299

        Editing a Bookmark ............... 300

        Viewing History....................... 300

Chapter 13 Giving Your Kids a Kindle Fire 303

    Setting Up Kindle FreeTime .............. 303

        Accessing Kindle FreeTime .............. 304

        Setting Up Child Profiles......................... 306

        Manage Content on FreeTime ............... 308

        Setting Daily Time Limits ............................. 309

        Changing the Parental Controls Password ................. 311

    Teaching Your Kids How to Use Kindle FreeTime ................ 312

        Using the FreeTime Interface ................ 313

        Navigation for Nonreaders ............... 315

        Exiting FreeTime .................. 315

    Parental Controls for Older Children ............. 316

        Setting a Parental Controls Password .................... 317

        Managing Parental Controls Settings ............... 318

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