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My Kindle Fire HD By Jim Cheshire

My Kindle Fire HD by Jim Cheshire

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My Kindle Fire HD by Jim Cheshire

My Kindle Fire HD

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

Help when you run in to Amazon Kindle Fire problems or limitations

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

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

* Quickly master all the basics: reading, playing, watching, browsing, and more

* Read an eBook and listen to the audiobook at the same time

* Read periodicals in full color and zoom in on articles

* Discover Calibre, a powerful eBook management tool

* Control even the largest music libraries

* Stream the latest movies, and even watch them on your TV

* Instantly find out the name of a familiar actor in a movie

* Use your Kindle Fire as a digital photo frame

* Set up a safe and fun Kindle Fire environment for your kids

* Set up your email account to work on your Kindle Fire

* Talk to friends and family over Skype

* Post to Twitter and Facebook

* Surf the Web with Amazon's innovative Silk browser

* Use Amazon Cloud to get your stuff anywhere-even if you left your Kindle at home

CATEGORY: Consumer Electronics

COVERS: Amazon Kindle Fire HD

USER LEVEL: Beginning-Intermediate

About Jim Cheshire

Jim Cheshire has been writing about the Kindle since the very first Kindle device was released. Jim is an expert on technical devices such Amazon's Kindle, Windows Phone, and Windows 8, as well as Web design and programming. Jim has written a dozen books on these topics and also shares his passion and knowledge with readers via online columns and articles. Jim helps developers make the most of Microsoft technologies. When he's not working, Jim spends time enjoying his family and especially loves spending time outdoors.

Jennifer Kettell has written and contributed to dozens of books about software applications, web design, and digital photography. She also writes fiction. When Jenn isn't writing, she can usually be found with her Kindle, reading almost a book a day. Jenn has lived all over the United States but currently calls upstate New York home. Visit her website at

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Getting Started with the Kindle Fire

The Hardware

Initial Setup

Connecting to a Listed Wi-Fi Network

Connecting to an Unlisted Wi-Fi Network

Setting Your Time Zone

Registering with Amazon

Connecting to Facebook and Twitter

Basic Usage of the Kindle Fire

The Home Screen

Downloading Items

Removing Downloaded Items from Your Kindle Fire

Adding an Item to Favorites

Removing an Item from Favorites

Rearranging Favorites

Changing the Screen Timeout

Notifications and Options




Locking the Screen Orientation

Adjusting the Volume

Adjusting Screen Brightness

Checking Device Information

Turning Off Wi-Fi

Using the Keyboard

Entering Text

Positioning the Cursor

Selecting and Editing Text

Copying/Cutting and Pasting Text

Entering Punctuation and Numbers

Adding Accent Marks and Diacriticals

Connecting to Other Hardware

Adding Bluetooth Accessories


Searching Your Library

Searching the Web

Searching Amazon Stores

Chapter 2 Loading Your Kindle Fire

Amazon Prime

Setting Up Amazon Prime

Amazon Cloud Drive

Accessing Your Cloud Drive

Creating Folders

Deleting Folders

Recovering Deleted Items

Adding Files to Your Cloud Drive

Downloading the Cloud Drive Application

Accessing Cloud Drive Files from Your Kindle Fire

Saving Files to Your Device

Amazon Cloud Player

Launching Cloud Player

Importing Your Music

Playing Music on Your Computer

Creating Playlists

Downloading Songs to Your Kindle Fire

Changing How Amazon Handles Purchased Music

Amazon Instant Video

Getting Videos from Amazon Instant Video

Kindle Reader Applications and Kindle Cloud Reader

Accessing Kindle Reader Applications

Accessing Kindle Cloud Reader

Opening and Downloading Books

Reading Books on the Kindle Cloud Reader

Transferring Files from Your Computer

Transferring Files from a PC

Transferring Files from a Mac

Chapter 3 Using Amazon's Manage Your Kindle Page

Managing Your Books and Docs

Accessing Manage Your Kindle

Viewing Books and Docs

Sending Books and Docs to Your Kindle

Downloading Books to a Computer

Deleting Books and Docs

Changing Your Kindle E-mail Address

Adding an Approved E-mail for Docs

Disabling Doc Archiving

Managing Subscriptions

Changing Where a Subscription Is Delivered

Canceling a Subscription

Reactivating a Canceled Subscription

Changing Subscription Privacy Settings

Updating Kindle Payment Information

Changing Amazon Purchases Credit Cards

Changing Current Subscriptions Credit Cards

Managing Your Kindle Devices

Deregistering a Kindle

Renaming Your Kindle Fire

Deregistering a Kindle App

Turning Off Whispersync

Turning Off Special Offers

Chapter 4 Reading on the Kindle Fire

Finding Content

Buying Books

Purchasing After Sampling

Using the Kindle Lending Library

Lending Books to Friends and Family

Subscribing to Periodicals

Organizing Your Books

Browsing Your Library

Downloading a Book to Your Device

Removing a Book from Your Device

Reading on Your Kindle

Reading a Book

Navigating a Book

Changing Font Styles

Looking Up Definitions

Working with Notes and Highlights

Adding a Note

Viewing an Individual Note

Editing a Note

Deleting a Note

Adding a Highlight

Viewing All Notes and Highlights

Deleting a Highlight

Working with Bookmarks

Adding a Bookmark

Removing a Bookmark

Moving to a Bookmark

Reading Magazines and Newspapers

Reading a Page View-Enabled Magazine

Reading in Text View and Reading Newspapers

Listening to Audiobooks

Downloading Audiobooks

Listening to Audiobooks

Setting a Sleep Timer

Immersion Reading

Using Text-to-Speech

Searching Content and Accessing Reference Materials

Using X-Ray for Books

Searching the Current Item

Searching Wikipedia or Google from Books

Chapter 5 Managing Content with Calibre

Getting Started with Calibre

Using the Welcome Wizard

Adding Content to Calibre

Importing Books

Searching for New eBooks

Editing Book Information

Downloading Metadata

Manually Editing Metadata

Transferring eBooks to the Kindle Fire

Converting to MOBI Format

Deleting Non-MOBI Formats

Transferring an eBook to Your Kindle

E-mailing eBooks to Your Kindle

Chapter 6 Accessing and Listening to Music

Browsing and Downloading Your Music

Browsing Artists

Scrolling Quickly in Music

Monitoring Downloads from an Album

Monitoring All Music Downloads

Canceling Downloads

Searching for Music

Searching Your Music Collection

Playing Music

Listening to Music

Accessing Music Controls

Managing Playlists

Creating a Playlist

Editing a Playlist

Adding Artists or Albums to a Playlist

Playing a Playlist

Downloading a Playlist

Renaming a Playlist

Deleting a Playlist

Buying New Music

Navigating the Music Store

Sampling and Buying Music

Changing Music Delivery Preferences

Chapter 7 Watching Video on Your Kindle Fire

Navigating the Video Store

Browsing the Video Store

Viewing Movie Details

Renting or Purchasing a Movie

Viewing TV Show Details

Buying TV Shows by Episode

Purchasing Complete TV Show Seasons

Purchasing a TV Show from Prime Instant Video

Buying a Season TV Pass

Working with Your Video Library

Watching a Movie or TV Show

Using X-Ray for Video

Adding a Video to Your Watchlist

Downloading Movies

Downloading a TV Show

Removing a Downloaded Video

Sideloading Videos

Copying Video to Your Kindle Fire

Watching Sideloaded Videos

Deleting Sideloaded Videos

Chapter 8 Installing and Using Apps

The Appstore

Browsing Apps

Viewing and Purchasing Apps

Viewing Saved or Recently Viewed Apps

Viewing Subscriptions

Your Apps Library

Browsing Your Apps Library

Installing a Purchased App

Adding an App to Favorites

Uninstalling an App

Updating an Application

Application Settings

Force-Stopping an Application

Clearing Application Data

Indispensable Apps



ES File Explorer

Games for Your Kindle Fire

Accessing Games

Chapter 9 Using Social Media and Chat

Sharing with Facebook, Twitter, and the Kindle Community

Setting Up Your Social Networks

Sharing General Comments About Books

Sharing Highlights from Books

Before You Go in Books

Importing Your Facebook Photos

Using the Facebook App

Video Chatting over Skype

Setting Up Skype

Adding Skype Contacts

Making a Call with Skype

Sharing Game Achievements with GameCircle

Identifying GameCircle Games

Creating a GameCircle Profile

Adding Friends on GameCircle

Accessing Game Achievements

Accessing Leaderboards

Viewing Game Summaries

Chapter 10 Reading and Sending E-mail

E-mail Accounts

Accessing the Add Account Page

Adding a Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, or Yahoo! Account

Adding a POP3 or IMAP Account

Modifying Your Account Settings

Removing an Account

Managing Your E-mail Inbox

Choosing an Inbox

Choosing a Folder

Searching E-mail

Synchronizing E-mail and Loading More Messages

Selecting and Managing Multiple Messages

Reading E-mail

Reading a Message

Viewing Attachments

Composing a New E-mail Message

Chapter 11 Managing Your Personal Documents and Data

Managing Personal Documents

Viewing PDF Documents

Viewing Word Documents

Viewing Spreadsheets

Using the Contacts App

Viewing Contacts

Adding a Contact

Editing a Contact

Changing Contact Sort Order and Name Display

Chapter 12 Browsing the Web with Silk

Browsing the Web

Using the Starter Page

Browsing to a Website

Navigating a Page

Sharing Pages on Facebook

Sharing Pages with E-mail

Copying a Link to the Current Page

Copying a Hyperlink on a Page

Searching in the Current Page

Searching the Web

Working with Tabs

Opening Links in a New Tab

Navigating Tabs

Using Bookmarks and History

Bookmarking the Current Page

Bookmarking a Hyperlink

Viewing and Following Bookmarks

Editing a Bookmark

Viewing History

Downloading Files

Starting and Monitoring Downloads

Sharing Downloaded Files

Deleting Downloaded Files

Configuring Silk Settings

Setting Your Search Engine

Enable Location

Chapter 13 Giving Your Kids a Kindle Fire

Setting Up Kindle FreeTime

Accessing Kindle FreeTime

Setting Up Child Profiles

Manage Content on FreeTime

Setting Daily Time Limits

Changing the Parental Controls Password

Teaching Your Kids How to Use Kindle FreeTime

Using the FreeTime Interface

Navigation for Nonreaders

Exiting FreeTime

Parental Controls for Older Children

Setting a Parental Controls Password

Managing Parental Controls Settings

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My Kindle Fire HD by Jim Cheshire
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Pearson Education (US)
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