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1 Kindle Fire Class

2 Why has Kindle disappeared off of some store shelves? Show rooming Scanning UPC barcodes off of store shelves from smartphones and ordering items directly through Amazon if the price is lower than the store sells it for. (Walmart and Target)

3 Located in Docs under devices

4 Benefits of Kindle Fire Electronic books, magazines, and newspapers MP3 downloads Video downloads Can use Android applications (available on Amazon App Store) View television shows and movies through Hulu+ and Netflix Export personal pictures, music, and video files for playback Internet browser Doesn’t require a separate wireless data account to use. Inexpensive tablet computer

5 Kindle 101 Class Chapter 1 About your Kindle Fire Chapter 2 Kindle shopping Amazon Prime Amazon Cloud Amazon apps Free e-book checkout Chapter 3 Kindle Fire Content File Transfer (Photos, music, documents, videos) Chapter 4 Settings Chapter 5 Finding Additional Assistance Applications Classroom material available at timbabcock.net

6 Chapter 1 About Your Kindle Fire

7 Chapter 1 About Your Kindle Fire Kindle registration?

8 Chapter 1 About Your Kindle Fire Hold down power button for 20 seconds to reboot Kindle Fire

9 Chapter 1 About Your Kindle Fire

10 Status Bar (Kindle name, date, settings, notices, wi-fi signal, battery life) Search Tap on the field box to activate keyboard Content (Newstand, Books, Music, Video, Docs, Apps, Web) Carousel Displays content previously viewed or used Favorites Applications, books, magazines, or newspapers that can be easily accessible

11 Chapter 1 About Your Kindle Fire Settings (gear icon) Security Lock Screen Password Wi-fi settings (never set static IP) Options Bar

12 Chapter 2 Kindle Shopping

13 Chapter 2 Kindle Shopping Books purchased or borrowed Music purchased will link to iTunes Videos Rent Own SD or HD Applications (apps) Can be transferred to Android device (if compatible) All electronic content purchase from Amazon is stored on the cloud

14 Chapter 2 Kindle Shopping Benefits Amazon Prime: Free second day shipping on all purchases. Borrow one book per month. Free viewing of selected TV shows and movies. $77.00 is a monthly cable bill. College students can pay $39.00 for the service once you register through Amazon Student.

15 Chapter 2 Kindle Shopping Books purchased or rented can be read from any device connected to your Amazon account: PC (Apple or Windows), Smartphone (iPhone or Android), and Kindle (Requires additional applications for PC and smartphone) Music purchased from Amazon can be played from: Computer, smartphone, and Kindle Fire (Requires additional applications for PC and smartphone) Music is compatible with iTunes Videos purchased from Amazon can be played from: Computer, smartphone, and Kindle Fire (Requires additional applications for PC and smartphone) Tivo, Smart TVs, Blueray Devices (with subscriber services), PS3, Xbox, and Wii

16 Chapter 2 Kindle Shopping All devices used for playback should be linked to your amazon account All purchases will be stored on Amazon Cloud for retrieval Videos and MP3s have a limited number of downloads to devices but unrestricted playback once purchased (using Amazon Cloud). Video playback can resume from where you left off on any device linked to your Amazon account.

17 Borrowing e-books Albany and Lebanon public libraries: Log onto Library 2 Go website: Select Library Enter Library Card Number Enter Pin Number Select 2Go cart Before selecting book, check format information (use Kindle Book) Proceed to checkout Must have Over Drive Media program installed from Amazon Store for media file playback

18 Select borrowing period Press checkout Press accept to continue Amazon.com service will appear on browser Select Kindle before pressing “get library book” Once you are finished reading the book, you can return early. Free memberships are available through Bookshare.com (students & documented disabilities) Borrowing e-books

19 Other applications for Amazon use: (Smartphones) Amazon Price Check Amazon Appstore Amazon MP3 Amazon Kindle Amazon Mobile Amazon Student Amazon Cloud Drive (PC) Amazon Kindle Amazon MP3 Downloader Amazon Unbox Video Amazon Send to Kindle (printer device)

20 Chapter 3 Kindle Fire Content

21 Chapter 3 Kindle Fire content Content purchased from Amazon remains on Amazon’s cloud servers Options bar (bottom of the screen) Home, back, menu, share, search Hidden

22 Chapter 3 Kindle Fire content Content Libraries Newsstand (magazines and newspapers) Major newspapers are available (The Oregonian, The Seattle Times) Major magazines available Page view Text view

23 Chapter 3 Kindle Fire content Content Libraries Books Text icon (options for reading) Percentage will tell you how much you have read in the book Highlight Provides dictionary lookup Share Can add a manual bookmark

24 Chapter 3 Kindle Fire content Children’s Books Full color images with pop-up text Graphic Novels Kindle panel view Double tap on photo to see it magnified

25 Chapter 3 Kindle Fire content Music Press store to purchase music Music can be transferred to your Kindle Fire using a micro- USB cable Supports MP3 (.mp3) and AAC (.m4a) formats (unprotected) Can upload music to the cloud for playback Device and Cloud buttons Device is files stored in your Kindle Fire Clouse is files stored in your cloud file area Music is stored in the Music folder

26 Chapter 3 Kindle Fire content Video Press store to purchase music Video can be transferred to your Kindle Fire using a micro- USB cable Supports MP4 (.MP4), and Flash (with additional software). Playback of videos can be resumed from Kindle or any device connected to your Amazon account (smart tv, blueray player, dvr, or video game machine). Video is stored in the Video folder

27 Chapter 3 Kindle Fire content Documents Supports Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX) Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Web (HTML) Text (TXT) Rich Text Format (RTF) Documents can’t be saved on the cloud Quickoffice document viewer is included to view Word documents, Power Point presentations, and Excel spreadsheets (not able to create or edit with this version). Documents are stored in the Documents folder

28 Chapter 3 Kindle Fire content Pictures Supports (JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PRC, and MOBI) Pictures are stored in the Picture folder Content can be transferred directly to your Kindle Fire using the Kindle

29 Chapter 3 Kindle Fire content setup Supports Gmail (Google) Yahoo! Hotmail AOL Most IMAP and POP systems (may require server setting information). is located in the app section from Microsoft Exchange Server isn’t supported (requires an additional application).

30 Chapter 3 Kindle Fire content To transfer content: Insert Micro USB cable into Kindle Insert USB cable into computer Unlock Kindle (finger slide) Screen should appear on Kindle indication connection (Windows) Under computer a drive letter will be assigned to the Kindle with the name Kindle after the assigned letter name. Once the drive letter is clicked, you will see all folders available for use on the Kindle Press disconnect button on Kindle when finished.

31 Chapter 3 Kindle Fire content To remove content on your Kindle Fire Press and hold the icon Menu should appear (add to favorites, remove from device) Select remove from device If file is an application, it will be uninstalled from the Kindle.

32 Chapter 4 Settings

33 Chapter 4 Settings Tapping the gear icon on the status bar, brings up this screen

34 Chapter 4 Settings Unlocked Locks and unlocks screen rotation Volume Adjusts the volume Brightness Adjusts screen brightness Wi-Fi Turns Wi-Fi signal on or off Sync Syncs cloud content with the Kindle

35 Chapter 4 Settings More Help & Feedback FAQ & Troubleshooting Contact Customer Service Feedback My Account Displays registration information (Name & address of registered user) Parental Controls Password protects Wi-Fi connection Sounds Default volume (limiter) Notification Sounds

36 Chapter 4 Settings More Display Brightness Screen Timeout Security Lock Screen Password Credential Storage (credential certificates) Device Administrators Applications Displays all installed applications Can be filtered by displaying running applications, third party applications, all applications

37 Chapter 4 Settings More Date & Time Automatic Select Time Zone Wireless Network Shows active and inactive networks Kindle Keyboard Sound on key press Auto-capitalization Quick fixes

38 Chapter 4 Settings More Device Storage available (applications and internal) Battery life remaining System Version Serial Number Wi-Fi MAC Address Allow Installation of Applications Reset to Factory Defaults Legal Notices Software license Terms of Use

39 Questions?

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