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Amazing Android Apps For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Daniel A. Begun
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Book Description

Find the Android apps that are right for you so you can have fun and get more done!

The popularity of Android apps is exploding and this handy guide helps you sort through the thousands of available applications so you can find the ones that are ideal for you. You'll explore a variety of apps in the areas of entertainment, finance, health, food, music, news, weather, photography, reference, dining out, social networking, sports, travel, and more. Author Daniel Begun helps you navigate through this enormous—and potentially overwhelming—array of Android apps.

  • Holds your hand through the oftentimes overwhelming app selection and shares helpful advice for sorting through the tens of thousands of apps to find the ones that are right for you
  • Helps you uncover which apps are worth the price and what's fabulous for free
  • Provides advice on what apps work best for all your favorite hobbies – from movies to music, sports to social networking, fitness to fun games, and everything in between

Amazing Android Apps For Dummies walks you through the process of finding, purchasing, and installing the most appealing apps for your needs.

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From the Back Cover

How do you find the Android apps you can't live without? Easy — just open this book!

There are SO many apps — who has time to explore them all? Daniel A. Begun already did, and the best in 18 categories are reviewed here in plain English. What's your passion? Sports? Movies? Shopping? Photography? Finance? Geeky stuff? Get the scoop on 180 must-have apps, learn what they cost, and find expert advice to help you sort the best from the rest in the world of Android apps.

  • First things first — peek into the Android Market and other app stores and learn where Android apps excel — and where they don't

  • For bibliophiles — find apps for reading or listening to books and viewing comics

  • Fun and games — entertain preschoolers, help kids build skills, challenge adult brains, and add some fun to your day with cool game apps

  • Shining stars — discover the best apps to follow your favorite band, keep track of upcoming movies, buy tickets, and even watch TV shows

  • Mind your business — with apps that track profits, study investments, and manage your money on the go

Open the book and find:

  • How to stay productive with apps that block junk calls and texts

  • Fun fitness apps to track your workouts and map your runs

  • Wild weather apps for tracking earthquakes and hurricanes

  • A blast from the past or the next big hit with apps for music fans of any age

  • The best apps to add effects to your photos and videos

  • Apps to help your golf game or your favorite fantasy leagues

  • How to shop smarter with price comparison and product review apps

Learn to:

  • Which apps are worth the price and what's fabulous for free

  • Apps for gamers, fitness fans, shutterbugs, and weather watchers

  • Cool apps for all your hobbies —from food to movies, shopping to sports, and more

About the Author

Daniel A. Begun has worked in the tech industry for over 20 years. A technology journalist, he has written for PC Magazine, Computer Shopper, and Laptop Magazine, as well as popular tech Web sites CNET, ExtremeTech, Computerworld, Maximum PC, and the PC enthusiast site

Product Details

  • File Size: 5138 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (February 2, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004MMEE86
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #842,360 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
My wife and I have never had either an Android or Apple phone or tablet until a few weeks ago. We picked up a couple of Samsung Galaxy 3 phones with the Android operating system. We have had PCs since the command line years, and decided that we want to load up on some useful Android apps. Being newbies to Android, we had no preconceptions about which apps we might want and thew strengths and weaknesses of each. I am prone to want to recreate the useful organizing functions of trusty old Palm Pilot, while my wife is a big fan of social and networking applications. I found the book nicely organized into categories, with colorful illustrations that show most of the interfaces, usually on two facing pages. Nice and easy to use and read. After a detailed description of the uses of the apps and some helpful suggestions about usage, the author sums up with a short "Best Features" and "Worst Features summary that is useful to me because I read that one first!

If you are Android Dummies like ourselves, this is our trusty reference. Many of us are just moving to Smartphones, and for us this sort of thing is essential. If you have a family member who is new to Android (probably over 50 years old!) I think it's a great little gift and certainly worth the $12 price tag! A nice companion piece would be Android Phones For Dummies, which is, as advertised, for the newcomer to Android.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for the ignorant. January 14, 2013
By T.J.
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I recently came out of the stone age and purchased a smart phone. Even though I have designed circuity for computers I couldn't figure out how to answer it. This book was a great help, after I figured out what an app was.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Android Apps for Dummies August 13, 2012
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Going thru Amazing Android Apps for Dummies was fun. Checked a lot of apps, downloaded them and then had to decide which ones to keep. The decision was not easy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book February 5, 2013
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The book arrived earlier than expected. It is well written, and I found it to be very helpful and useful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good info April 2, 2013
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Basic info on use of any Android app. BUT, by the time the book is published, there are many more app's available.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's just okay January 31, 2014
By Eddie
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I'm a new user of a tablet, so I thought this book would help me find some useful apps. I didn't find it to be of much help. I've found more just browsing on my own. It's not very comprehensive. I know the author probably worked hard writing this, but it just did not work for me. Should you decide to buy it, I hope it helps you. To be honest, I would bypass this one. Sorry.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars lots of ideas. helpful March 15, 2013
By Reader
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laid out in practical categories - easy to hone in on subjects of interest for your needs - have already been using some of those apps referenced.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite a good book, but named apps are a bit old January 16, 2013
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This book is a very good start, however a reviewed version with the latest Applications would be wonderfull. Some apps are quite old.
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