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Best Android Apps

by Brian Sawyer Mike Hendrickson

You can choose from thousands of apps to make your Android device do just about anything you can think of -- and probably a few things you'd never imagine. There are so many Android apps available, in fact, that it's been difficult to find the best of the bunch -- until now. Best Android Apps leads you beyond the titles in Android Market's "Top Paid" and "Top Free" bins to showcase apps that will truly delight, empower, and entertain you. The authors have tested and handpicked more than 200 apps and games, each listed with a description and details highlighting the app's valuable tips and special features. Flip through the book to browse their suggestions, or head directly to the category of your choice to find the best apps to use at work, on the town, at play, at home, or on the road. Discover great Android apps to help you: Juggle tasks Connect with friends Play games Organize documents Explore what's nearby Get in shape Travel the world Find new music Dine out Manage your money ...and much more!

Fire Phone: Out of the Box

by Brian Sawyer

Dive straight into hot Fire phone features you won't find in any other device--like Firefly, Mayday, and Dynamic Perspective--with this concise hands-on guide. You probably already know how to call, text, and take photos with Amazon's new phone, but where it really shines is in the innovative features you've never even seen before. This intuitive, easy-to-follow book opens the world of possibilities made possible by the Fire phone, right out of the box.Instantly identify and order just about any product with Firefly--from DVDs, CDs, and books (or their electronic equivalents) to nearly anything else with a barcodeUse Mayday to get live, hands-on tech support with customer service right on your phoneImmerse yourself in 3D games, maps, and apps with the Dynamic Perspective sensor systemNavigate easily with new one-handed (and no-handed!) gestures found only on Fire phone

Kindle Fire: Out of the Box

by Brian Sawyer

When you open the box for your brand-new Kindle Fire, you'll find the hottest 7-inch tablet to hit the market, a power adapter, and a "Quick Start Guide" that tells you how to turn it on. But to really take advantage of all the content and features the device has to offer, you'll need a little more. Kindle Fire: Out of the Box gets you up and running beyond the first "Slide to unlock" screen to unlock all of your media from the cloud in the palm of your hand. Whether your media library lives in Amazon Cloud Drive or on your device, the Fire gives you immediate access to all of it, wherever you are, as long as you know where to find it and how to consume it. With Kindle Fire: Out of the Box, you'll jump right in to reading full-color magazines, newspapers, newly enhanced ebooks, and your own personal documents. Quickly download music from your Amazon Cloud Drive or new music from the Amazon MP3 store to listen offline, and get instant, unlimited access to streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV shows. And go beyond your own media to experience integrated email, games, Android apps from the Amazon App Store, and ultra-fast web browsing with the revolutionary, cloud-accelerated Silk browser. This intuitive, easy-to-follow ebook opens the world of possibilities made possible by the Kindle Fire, right out of the box.

NOOK Tablet: Out of the Box

by Preston Gralla Brian Sawyer

<p>When you open the box for your brand-new NOOK Tablet, you'll find Barnes &amp; Noble's latest 7-inch media device to hit the market, a USB cable, power adapter, and a "Quick Start Guide" that tells you how to turn it on. But to really take advantage of all the content and features the device has to offer, you'll need a little more. NOOK Tablet: Out of the Box gets you up and running beyond the first "Slide to unlock" screen to unlock all of your media from the cloud in the palm of your hand.<br/><br/>\nThe new NOOK Tablet gives you immediate access to online music, movies, and the best of HD entertainment, wherever you are, as long as you know where to find it and how to consume it. With NOOK Tablet: Out of the Box, you'll jump right in to reading full-color magazines, newspapers, comics, interactive NOOK Kids books, beautiful PagePerfect titles, and your entire personal B&amp;N library in the NOOK Reading App. Then, go beyond your own media to experience integrated email, games, Android apps, and lightning-fast web browsing.<br/><br/>\nThis intuitive, easy-to-follow ebook opens the world of possibilities made possible by the NOOK Tablet, right out of the box.</p>

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Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the "Using Bookshare" page in the Help Center.

Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.

  • Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
  • BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
  • MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
  • DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.