My Motorola Atrix 4G 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Motorola Atrix 4G photos so that you can see exactly what to do
Help when you run into Motorola Atrix 4G problems or limitations
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Motorola Atrix 4G
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Motorola Atrix 4G working just the way you want. Learn how to:
• Get started fast!
• Make the most of Atrix 4G’s advanced hardware and new Android software
• Convert your Atrix 4G into a laptop with Motorola’s amazing Lapdock
• Manage all your contacts and email together--from Gmail, Exchange, Facebook, and beyond
• Play media, search YouTube, upload new videos--even display videos on TV
• Connect to Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and secure VPNs
• Visit, bookmark, share, and track websites
• Use GPS to find local search results and businesses
• Track your calendar--including events stored on Google Calendar or Microsoft Exchange
• Capture, store, and share photos
• Send and receive text and multimedia messages
• Use Google Voice to cut calling costs and automatically transcribe voicemail
• Get instant information updates with real-time widgets
• Find, choose, install, and work with new Android apps
• Customize wallpaper, keyboard, display, and accessibility options
• Secure your Atrix with its built-in fingerprint reader
• Squeeze out more hours of battery life
• Keep your Motorola Atrix 4G up-to-date and running smoothly
About the Author
Craig James Johnston has been involved with technology since his high school days at Glenwood High in Durban, South Africa, when his school was given some Apple Europluses. From that moment technology captivated him, and he has owned, supported, evangelized, and written about it. Craig has been involved in designing and supporting large-scale enterprise networks with integrated email and directory services since 1989. Craig has held many different IT-related positions in his career ranging from sales support engineer to mobile architect for a 40,000-smartphone infrastructure at a large bank.
In addition to designing and supporting mobile computing environments, Craig writes about it for Smartphone Essentials and CrackBerry.com, a leading BlackBerry blog. Craig also co-hosts the CrackBerry.com podcast and multiple BYTE.com podcasts, including BYTE Wireless Radio. You can see Craig’s previously published work in his books Professional BlackBerry, My BlackBerry Curve, My Palm Pre, My Nexus One, My Droid, My BlackBerry PlayBook, and My BlackBerry Torch.
Craig also enjoys high-horsepower, high-speed vehicles and tries very hard to keep to the speed limits while driving them. Originally from Durban, South Africa, Craig has lived in the United Kingdom, the San Francisco Bay Area, and New Jersey where he now lives with his wife, Karen, and a couple of cats.
Craig would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact Craig about your experiences with My Motorola Atrix 4G at www.CraigsBooks.info. All comments, suggestions, and feedback are welcome, including positive.
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0789748886
- ISBN-13 : 978-0789748881
- Item Weight : 1.18 pounds
- Product Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.6 x 9.06 inches
- Publisher : Que Publishing; 1st Edition (July 13, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #10,772,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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It has a section in it to help connect with the media dock and the car dock, great little pieces of equipment which I got in my ATT bundle with a fine discount at the time. The author also suggests some of the Android apps, how to save on the battery life (which is problematical with this phone), and how to save on your data use.
I do not have my phone "tethered" so use it as a straight WiFi connection for things like email and Facebook, and even weather. Therefore, I have not evaluated the section in the book about tethering.
My last phone was the Blackberry Curve 8100 which had great ringtones....best alarm clock ever bar none....and the notes and address book were wonderful. I am still figuring out how to include all that information in the new phone. That means, I am not a tech savvy person and this book helps me a lot to learn the capabilities of the new 4G Atrix. And it can do a LOT of things, which are delightful. For instance, our network AIO copier is down, so I had to use the phone camera to take a picture of the tax bill and email it to my husband's computer for his file. This camera/phone/email capability is very handy. And the manual was helpful cluing me into this.
There is a version of the book available for the Kindle, and it might be useful if you don't like to carry real books around on trips. But flipping through the index and contents is just easier for me with the paper copy. Although I have a Kindle, I chose the paper copy for that reason. (If there was a significant price break, I might have chosen the Kindle version, but sadly not. I keep referring to the book as specific issues come up, and keep it right beside my phone charger.
I wanted to be a very simple user, not sharing my phone data with my emails or any social media. This book helps you share, but doesn't give you the basics to avoid sharing. My phone flashed whenever I received email - and I would prefer it to just let me know I have a pending phone message.
Also, it didn't discuss the basic connection to a PC to transfer photos., There were many other media connections discussed instead.
A "connected" teen might prefer this book. It wasn't the best to convey the basics.