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Mastering the Galaxy S4 Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 16493 KB
  • Print Length: 259 pages
  • Publisher: CBS Interactive (June 23, 2013)
  • Publication Date: June 23, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DL536V6
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Torontodog on July 12, 2013
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I am a smartphone enthusiast and I had a Galaxy S2 and S3 so I probably know more about the features of the S4 than most users. I bought this guide because it was only $4 and the positive reviews. I didn't think I would learn to much I didn't already know. I was pleasantly surprised that there were quite a few tips that I wasn't aware of which I bookmarked which included:

-detailed Google Now command syntax summary spanning 9.5 Kindle screens
-built in optical reader app instructions
-adapt sound configuration
-WatchOn IR blaster app configuration
-how to 'hide' carrier installed bloatware
-Gmail search string command syntax summary (6 pages worth)
-detailed Chrome instructions
-AirDroid

The camera feature summary was basic but the amount of camera features could fill up an entire book alone.

The guide is written in layman speak with minimal techno babble

I recommend this book
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Robert Halili on June 27, 2013
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I bought this guide as soon as I saw the article on CNET as Sharon Vaknin is one of the best writers on CNET. I definitely got my money's worth. I thought I knew everything about S4 from Youtube clips and Google searches but this guide gave me a few more tips that I now normally use. I also got the confidence to try NFC, a feature I've heard about but was afraid to try. All in all a good guide for people looking to eke out more useful features from the S4.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 19, 2013
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The CNET publication for me Kindle "Mastering the Galaxy S4" is an essential item to really be able to use the Samsung S4. Familiarity with other Galaxy smart phones will give you the knowledge to begin to use the S4, there is nothing intuitive about the the various options that are available to the owners of the amazing piece of technology. This owners manual is 260 pages. It introduces one to each feature of this smartphone. From the 13 meg camera to the hand motions that controls the phone, to tricks and advice on wonderful little things that this phone can do, it is not possible to fully use this wonder with out "Master the Galaxy S4." This publications is hands down better than Samsung's user guide and Verizon's training video and guides put together. For the small price, a new S4 owner must get this CNET publication to begin to even begin to use the S4. I skimmed "Mastering the Galaxy S4" first just getting familiar with arrangement of this publication and finding immediate information that I was not aware of and I am now spending time with each section trying "master" all that the S4 offers.

The bottom line if you have an S4 - you must get "Mastering the Galaxy S4"
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bryan Marcou-O'Malley on July 2, 2013
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I am one who always reads user manuals and other supporting documents, figuring that if I am paying for something, I might as well make as much use of it as I can. As a long-time iPhone user, I knew that Android and the Galaxy had a number of features that I was not using correctly, or not using at all. Therefore, when I saw this book from CNet, a source I trust for reviews and information, I jumped at it.

I am now 1/2 done and it is already wonderful. I have a much better understanding of not just my Galaxy 4; but of Android as a whole. The book provides explicit instructions on how to get the most out of your phone - from utilization of the built in features to the best apps (currently) on the market that allow you high levels of personalization. I am currently not utilizing everything; however, it is good to know them and I will certainly experiment more as I move forward and get comfortable with the device.

A user with a high understanding of Android may not find this book as useful. Much of it may seem too easy. A book that focuses specifically on the Galaxy would be more effective for this person. However, if someone is migrating from a previous version of Android (not Jellybean); it may prove useful just to skim for the little tricks and tips that are different with the new operating system.

There is nothing in this book that cannot be obtained from other resources; however, the book does an excellent job of gathering information from what would otherwise be a number of sources and putting it all together in one place for an easy to use manual that lets the user get the most out of his or her phone.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Parker256 on June 25, 2013
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I purchase this book last night, and well worth the money spent. I've already made several changes to my phone. You will learn more with this book in 30 minutes than hours spent scouring the web.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 31, 2013
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Great resource with lots of helpful hints and secrets. Absolutely worth the money. A five-star article. Much better info than the user manual.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marylin on August 26, 2013
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This book has been very helpful to understand my new phone. I love my phone, and even tho I've had an android before it was still hard at first. I found this book and it very is easy to understand AND it showed me many cool things I didn't know. NOW I'M HAVING TONS OF FUN WITH MY PHONE.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Frank J. on June 25, 2013
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Very informative
You will find more features for your s4 phone
This will make the best phone available even better
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