Index

aCar, 253

access point names (APNs], renaming, 25 activating phones, 10 ActiveSync, 3, 12. See also Exchange servers; syncing

ActiveX, 95

Adobe Photoshop Mobile, 117-18 Adobe Reader, 212 advanced customization, 255-64 battery usage, 259-61 jailbreaking, 263-64 live wallpaper, 258 rooting, 262-64 themes, 256-57 updates, 261-62 widgets, 255-57 agendas, e-mailing, 80 aggregators, 155-57, 185, 186 alarms clock, 177-79 Google Calendar, 90 alerts

Google Calendar, 90 text messages, 54 Alex, 7

Alternative Calendar, 91 Analog Clock widget, 179-80 AndExplore, 215 AndFTP,251 Android, 1-3

Android for Academics Grade Rubric, 247

Android Market, 187-210

Android Market Showcase on the Web, 188

browsing, 188-91 buying apps, 192-93 comments, 190-91, 197 downloading apps, 193-94 freedom of, 2 Google accounts and, 11 growth, 254 installing apps, 194 navigating, 190-91 QR codes, 187-88 ratings, 190, 191, 197 uninstalling apps, 195 updating apps, 196 Android VNC Viewer, 34, 251 androidVNC team, 251 AnimalFun, 206 antlersoft, 251 AnyPost, 154 APNdroid, 25, 30

APNs (access point names], renaming, 25 Apollo Software File Manager, 215 app tray, 20-21, 185 Apple Address Book, contacts, 10 appliance interfaces, 8-9 applications. See apps apps. See also Android Market; specific apps battery usage information, 259-61 comments on, 190-91, 197 development, 2 downloading, 193-94 GPS usage, 29

Home Screen shortcuts, 20-21 installing, 194 launching, 20

markets. See Android Market; SlideMe;

Sony PlayNow store must-have, 199-210 permissions, 34

QR codes, 187-88 ratings, 190, 191, 197 recovery after reset, 265 security of, 31, 34 tray, 20-21 uninstalling, 195, 260 updating, 196 usage details, 259-60 archives, Gmail, 63 Arity Calculator, 173 Astrid, 86

Astrid Task/Todo list, 226 AT&T, 186 Atom feeds, 150 attachments adding in Gmail, 69 adding with ES File Explorer, 99 file browsers, 98-99 instant messaging (IM), 51, 55, 56 Office documents, 74, 96-101 audio chats, 71 audio files, 55

autocomplete of text messages, 53 auto-discovery, 75 autofocus cameras, 104 automatic vacation replies, 66 Automattic WordPress, 249 auto-retrieve, roaming, 55

Back button, 17, 156 BACKFLIP, 5 backup apps, 201, 217 bar code scanners

Compare Everywhere, 119 Goggles, 176 QR codes, 187-88 ShopSavvy, 200 TagReader, 93 ZXing Barcode Scanner, 188 Barnes & Noble Nook, 7, 263 battery usage Bluetooth, 31 connectivity and, 29, 31 feed readers, 157 GPS and, 29 live wallpaper, 258 managing, 259-61 network use, 261 portable hotspots, 136

settings, 259-61 themes, 256 Twitter, 144 Beautiful Widgets, 179 BigTwit Software DroidLaw, 235 billing, legal, 235 BiShiNews Finance, 243 bit.ly, 141

Blackboard Mobile, 247 blocking numbers, 50 Blogaway, 151 Blogger, 151

blogs, 150-57, 249, See also microblogs Bluetooth battery usage, 31 connecting with, 28-29 file transfer, 28, 215 indicator, 30 presentations app, 219 tethering with, 137 SIG (special interest group), 29 Blur, 4-5

Bookmarking for Delicious, 146 bookmarking, social, 146-47 bookmarks, 35-36, 125-27, 161 bootloaders, modifying, 263 "bricking", 263 Browser app, 121-31 "most visited", 126 bookmarks, 125-26 History, 126 launching, 122 multiple windows, 124 navigating, 34, 123-26 searching with, 127-29 security, 130 settings, 128, 130-31 voice search, 128-29 browsers, 34-37, 121-38 bookmarks, 35-36, 125-26 Browser app, 34, 121-31 Dolphin, 23, 34, 133-34 Firefox, 138 Flash support, 37 home screen, 34 multiple windows, 37, 124 navigating, 34, 37, 123-26 Opera Mini, 132

pinch-to-zoom, 23, 34, 123, 133 portable hotspots, 134-36 problems with, 121

searching, 34, 127-29 security, 31, 65, 130 settings, 128, 130-31 Skyfire, 131, 134 Steel, 134 tethering, 134-37 voice search, 128-29 Bsquare Flash Lite, 131 bug fixes, 196 Bump, 119, 152 buttons, 16-18 Back, 17, 156 Call, 40 Camera, 18 Delete, 40 Home, 16 Menu, 17 Scroll/Select, 17 Search, 17 speaker, 23 volume controls, 17 Windows, 37 Buzz, 71, 153, 163, 249

calculators, 173-74 financial, 243 mortgage, 237 scientific, 247 CalDAV, 85 calendars, 79-92

Alternative Calendar, 91

Google Calendar. See Google Calendar

IRT Calendar, 91

Lawyer's Calendar Calc, 235

Leaky Nozzle Firehouse Scheduler, 91,

253 myDay, 91 Outlook, 91

productivity enhancements, 91 Smooth Calendar, 91 syncing

Google Calendar, 79, 84-85, 86 Outlook, 12, 91 Call button, 40 call log, 41

call-forwarding options, 46, 50 calling, 40, See also dialer app Calling Card app, 25 camera app delay, 18, 104 interface, 18 launching, 105 settings, 107-9 Camera Illusion, 119 camera phones, 103-10, See also photos buttons, 18 color effects, 108 delay, 18, 104 features, 104-5, 119 flash, 108 focus, 104, 106 interface, 18 location settings, 108 megapixels, 104 options, 107 quality of, 103 scene mode, 108 selecting, 7, 103-5 settings, 107-9

video, 110 shooting pictures, 105-7 video, 109-10 using, 103-10 white balance, 108 Xperia X10, 5 zoom, 104, 106 Camera Pro, 7, 119 Car Home, 168

car maintenance and mileage apps,252-253

CDMA standard, 27, 29

cell tower location sensing, 159

charity text messages, 58-59

chats, 71. See also IM (instant messaging)

Chatter, 157

chompSMS, 55, 57

Cisco WLC login, 31

"Clear location access", 131

clippings, 100-101

CLIQ, 5

clocks, 177-80

cloud computing, 95

color effects, 108, 110

color imbalances, 108

ColorNote Notepad Notes, 222

comments apps, 190-91, 197 YouTube, 182 Compare Everywhere, 119

comparison shopping apps, 119, 200 computer-to-phone services, 58 conference calls, 49 conferencing, web, 221 ConnectBot, 32, 251

connecting to the Internet, 27-34, See also web browsers 3G, 29 4G, 29-30

battery usage and, 31 Bluetooth, 28-29, 30, 31 CDMA standard, 27, 29 EDGE, 29 GPS, 29, 30, 31 GSM standard, 27 roaming, 24-25, 30 security, 28, 31-34 signal strength indicators, 30 SSL (Secure Socket Layer), 32 tethering, 134-37 troubleshooting, 30-31 VNC (Virtual Network Computing), 34 VPNs, 32-33 Wi-Fi, 27-28, 30, 31 WiMax, 29-30 Contacts, 41-46 adding, 42-43 blocking, 50

call-forwarding options, 46, 50

deleting, 43

duplicate, 42

editing, 43

favorites, 43

folders, 46

location sharing, 165

merging, 42

personalizing, 44-45

pictures, 44-45, 116

ringtones, 44

searching, 46

shortcuts from Home screen, 45 syncing, 41 texting, 52

transferring from old phone, 10, 15 voicemail option, 46, 50 contracts, 9-10 cooking apps, 203 Cooking Capsules Taster, 203 CPU usage information, 259 credit card processing, 240-41

CRM (customer relationship management),

139, 157, 239, 245 cross-posting, 149, 154-55 CSV (calendar standard), 84 currency conversion, 192 customer relationship management (CRM),

139, 157, 239, 245 customizing Android, 255-64 battery usage, 259-61 jailbreaking, 263-64 live wallpaper, 258 rooting, 262-64 themes, 256-57 updates, 261-62 widgets, 255-57 CyanogenMod, 263 Cydle, 8

daily schedule widget, 86

Dalvik Debug Monitor Software (DDMS),

265-66 Darkgreener Notebook, 222 data plans, 9-10, 56 data rentention laws, 50 data roaming, disabling, 24-25, 30 data storage, 27

data wipe, 75, 217. See also remote wipe DataViz Documents To Go, 8, 97, 211-12, 219

DataViz RoadSync, 94, 224 DavDrive, 95

DDMS (Dalvik Debug Monitor Software),

265-66 Delete button, 40 deleting bookmarks, 125 calendars, 83 call log, 41

contact information, 43 contacts, 43 e-mail, 63, 71 events, 89 Gmail accounts, 72 labels, 64-65 photos, 113 text messages, 55 Delicious, 146

"Delivery reports" option, 55 desk tickets, tracking, 251

devices other than phones, 2, 7-9 Dialer app, 39-45, 52, 129 dictionary, legal, 235 Digg, 146

digital zoom, 104, 106 direct billing for apps, 192 direct dial/message shortcut, 45 Direct Messages (DM), 142 directions, getting, 160-61, 167-69 distance learning, 247 DM (Direct Messages), 142 documents editing and viewing, 96-101, 211-12, 219

DataViz Documents To Go, 8, 97, 21112, 219 printing, 214 QuickOffice, 96 sharing

Google Apps Team Edition, 83 Google Docs, 101-2 Microsoft Office Workspace, 99-100 Mobile Project Manager, 245 notes, 100-101 SharePoint servers, 94-95 SkyDrive, 95 ThinkFree Office, 97-98, 212 Documents To Go, 8, 97, 211-12, 219 DOCX files, 211

Dolphin browser, 23, 34, 133-34 downloads apps, 193-94 file management, 98-99 dpi (dots-per-inch), 104 Dream, 3, 4

driving directions, 160-61 DROID, 4-5, 31 DroidLaw, 235

Droidsans Virtual Keyboard, 123 Dropbox, 215

drug information apps, 234

DSTL1, 16

dual SIM phones, 16

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