Unleash the powers of the Amazon Fire phone with help from technology guru Preston Gralla. Through clear instructions and savvy advice, this fast-paced, engaging guide shows you how to make the most of Fire phone’s innovative features—including Firefly, Dynamic Perspective, one-handed gestures, and integration with Amazon Prime.
The important stuff you need to know:
Gain control with Dynamic Perspective. Tilt your phone to scroll, move your head to play games, and explore maps in 3D.
Take pictures further. Capture high-res, panoramic, and moving (lenticular) photos. Shoot HD video, too.
Shop with ease. Use Firefly to identify music, videos, and other items, and go straight to the product’s Amazon page.
Get the apps you want. Load up on games and apps for productivity, health and fitness, and social networking from Amazon’s Appstore.
Solve problems right away. Get live tech support from Amazon via video chat with the Mayday help feature.
Carry the Cloud in your hand. Access Prime Instant Video, your Kindle library, and your uploaded photos and videos.
Chapter 1 The Guided Tour and Special Features
About the Screen
Status Bar Icons
Multipurpose Jack and Charger
Home Screen, Carousel, and the Apps Grid
Left and Right Panels
Quick Actions Panel
Controlling the Fire with Your Fingers
Chapter 2 Firefly
Getting Started with Firefly
Using Firefly with Books
Using Firefly with Music
Using Firefly with Movies and TV Shows
Using Firefly with Phone Numbers, URLs, and Email Addresses
What to Do with Your Firefly History
Chapter 3 Phone Calls, Text Messages, and Voice Control
Using the Phone App
Placing a Call
Using the VIP List
Changing Your Ringtone
Controlling the Fire with Your Voice
Chapter 4 Books and Magazines
Using the Kindle App
Getting Books from the Library and the Web
Chapter 5 Photos, Video, and Music
Using the Photos App
Videos in the Gallery
Photos and Videos in the Cloud
Taking Still Photos
Using the Onscreen Controls
Watching Video with Amazon Prime Instant Video
Using the Fire Phone with Amazon Fire TV
Playing Music on Your Fire Phone
Playing Music in the Cloud
Using Prime Music
Chapter 6 Transferring Media and Files, and Syncing with the Cloud
Connecting Your Fire to Your Computer
Transferring Files from a Windows PC
Transferring Files from a Mac
Using Android Apps to Manage Your Files
Checking Space on Your Fire
Downloading from the Cloud
The Fire Phone Online
Chapter 7 Getting Online: WiFi, 4G, and Mobile Hotspots
Preston Gralla is the author of more than 40 books that have been translated into 20 languages, including Galaxy S 5 The Missing Manual, Windows 8 Hacks, NOOK HD: The Missing Manual, Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual, The Big Book of Windows Hacks, How the Internet Works, and How Wireless Works. He is a contributing editor to Computerworld, a blogger for ITWorld, and was a founding editor and then editorial director of PC/Computing, executive editor for CNet/ZDNet, and the founding managing editor of PC Week.He has written about technology for many national newspapers and magazines, including USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News (for whom he wrote a technology column), PC World, and numerous others. As a widely recognized technology expert, he has made many television and radio appearances, including on the CBS Early Show, MSNBC, ABC World News Now, and National Public Radio. Under his editorship, PC/Computing was a finalist for General Excellence in the National Magazine Awards. He has also won the “Best Feature in a Computing Publication” award from the Computer Press Association.Gralla is also the recipient of a Fiction Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife (his two children have flown the coop). He welcomes feedback about his books by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.