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==Question==
 
==Question==
  
'''How do I set up and use my tablet?'''
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'''How do I set up and use my AirPad?'''
  
 
==Answer==
 
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===Starting Out===
 
===Starting Out===
  
First it is recommended that you read the small booklet included with your tablet to familiarize yourself with the basic procedure such as turning the unit on, etc.
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First it is recommended that you read the small booklet included with your AirPad to familiarize yourself with the basic procedure such as turning the unit on, etc.
 
The '''House Symbol''' [[Image:Home.jpg]] takes you to your Home screen at any time. It shows up in a few places but is always visible in the top left hand corner of the screen.
 
The '''House Symbol''' [[Image:Home.jpg]] takes you to your Home screen at any time. It shows up in a few places but is always visible in the top left hand corner of the screen.
The '''Back Symbol''' [[Image:Back.jpg]] at the top right hand corner of the screen takes you back one screen each time you touch it. (You can also press the hard key on the top of your Tablet (labeled on the back of the Tablet as ESC).  
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The '''Back Symbol''' [[Image:Back.jpg]] at the top right hand corner of the screen takes you back one screen each time you touch it. (You can also press the hard key on the top of your AirPad (labeled on the back of the AirPad as ESC).  
  
You’ll likely want to [[How to Set the Tablet Date and Time|set the date and time on your Tablet]] before you go much further. In order to connect to the Internet, so you can visit the Google Android Market and install applications, you’ll need to [[How to Use WiFi on the Tablet|turn on Wi-Fi]].  
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You’ll likely want to [[Setting the AirPad Date and Time|set the date and time on your AirPad]] before you go much further. In order to connect to the Internet, so you can visit the Google Android Market and install applications, you’ll need to [[Using WiFi on the AirPad |turn on Wi-Fi]].  
  
 
===Getting Started with Apps===
 
===Getting Started with Apps===
  
Your Tablet is an excellent e-book reader. You can download and install FREE readers from the Google Android Market, including the popular Kindle and Nook, as well as others such as Reader and Kobo. The Nook Color retails for $249, so you’ve already got a great color ebook reader for $50 less than that!
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Your AirPad is an excellent e-book reader. You can download and install FREE readers from the Google Android Market, including the popular Kindle and Nook, as well as others such as Reader and Kobo. The Nook Color retails for $249, so you’ve already got a great color ebook reader for $50 less than that!
  
Here's how to [[How to Install an App from the Google Android Market | find and install a typical App, like Kindle, from the Google Android Market]].
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Here's how to [[Installing an App from the Google Android Market | find and install a typical App, like Kindle, from the Google Android Market]].
 
   
 
   
After you have a book reader installed, you can [[How to Set the Tablet to Auto-Rotate|set the screen to rotate automatically]] when you rotate your tablet.
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After you have a book reader installed, you can [[Setting the AirPad to Auto-Rotate|set the screen to rotate automatically]] when you rotate your AirPad.
  
 
===Games===
 
===Games===
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===Productivity===
 
===Productivity===
  
You can get useful Apps like Facebook, Twitter, Skype, DropBox (file sharing), OpenTable (restaurant reservations), Google Maps, Wikipedia, Photoshop Mobile – all run very nicely on your Tablet and make life on the go easy and fun.
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You can get useful Apps like Facebook, Twitter, Skype, DropBox (file sharing), OpenTable (restaurant reservations), Google Maps, Wikipedia, Photoshop Mobile – all run very nicely on your AirPad and make life on the go easy and fun.
  
 
===Entertainment===
 
===Entertainment===
You can get Pandora Radio, free from Google Android Market. It lets you select different genres of music and stream them to your Tablet. Just go to Google Android Market, search for and download Pandora Internet Radio, then create and sign in to your account.
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You can get Pandora Radio, free from Google Android Market. It lets you select different genres of music and stream them to your AirPad. Just go to Google Android Market, search for and download Pandora Internet Radio, then create and sign in to your account.
  
 
*Shazam – just tap on the screen and Shazam listens to and identifies any song it hears. It even tells you who sang, it, what album it’s on, and gives you the opportunity to buy it from iTunes.
 
*Shazam – just tap on the screen and Shazam listens to and identifies any song it hears. It even tells you who sang, it, what album it’s on, and gives you the opportunity to buy it from iTunes.
*Play videos and movies – Download YouTube from Google Android Market, watch Flash content with your Browser (something an iPad can’t do). Download the Netflix App and watch streaming videos on your Tablet (requires a Netflix account). Note this cannot be downloaded from Google Android Market and requires special installation instructions, which will be provided soon.  
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*Play videos and movies – Download YouTube from Google Android Market, watch Flash content with your Browser (something an iPad can’t do). Download the Netflix App and watch streaming videos on your AirPad (requires a Netflix account). Note this cannot be downloaded from Google Android Market and requires special installation instructions, which will be provided soon.  
 
*Install the RedBox app and rent movies (for $1.00) that you pick up from any RedBox kiosk.
 
*Install the RedBox app and rent movies (for $1.00) that you pick up from any RedBox kiosk.
*[[Accessing the Tablet from a PC|Transfer movies from your laptop or PC to your Tablet via a mini USB cable]] (included with your tablet).  
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*[[Accessing the AirPad from a PC|Transfer movies from your laptop or PC to your AirPad via a mini USB cable]] (included with your AirPad).  
*You can [[How to Connect the Tablet to a TV|hook your tablet to a TV]], so you can watch video on the big screen.
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*You can [[Connecting the AirPad to a TV|hook your AirPad to a TV]], so you can watch video on the big screen.
*Or purchase a micro SD card that you can plug into your PC, transfer movies to, then plug into your tablet.  
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*Or purchase a micro SD card that you can plug into your PC, transfer movies to, then plug into your AirPad.  
 
*And, of course, e-mail. If you don’t already have an account, you can go to [http://www.google.com www.google.com] and sign up for a free Gmail account, or get other e-mail such as Yahoo or AOL via your browser.
 
*And, of course, e-mail. If you don’t already have an account, you can go to [http://www.google.com www.google.com] and sign up for a free Gmail account, or get other e-mail such as Yahoo or AOL via your browser.
  
===Managing your Tablet===
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===Managing your AirPad ===
  
After you’ve installed a lot of Apps you might get a message saying that there’s not enough memory left to install another App. You can free up some memory by [[How to Move Apps to a MicroSD Card|moving some Apps from the main memory to the SD card]].
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After you’ve installed a lot of Apps you might get a message saying that there’s not enough memory left to install another App. You can free up some memory by [[Moving Apps to a MicroSD Card|moving some Apps from the main memory to the SD card]].
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Revision as of 23:29, 23 August 2011

Question

How do I set up and use my AirPad?

Answer

Starting Out

First it is recommended that you read the small booklet included with your AirPad to familiarize yourself with the basic procedure such as turning the unit on, etc. The House Symbol Home.jpg takes you to your Home screen at any time. It shows up in a few places but is always visible in the top left hand corner of the screen. The Back Symbol Back.jpg at the top right hand corner of the screen takes you back one screen each time you touch it. (You can also press the hard key on the top of your AirPad (labeled on the back of the AirPad as ESC).

You’ll likely want to set the date and time on your AirPad before you go much further. In order to connect to the Internet, so you can visit the Google Android Market and install applications, you’ll need to turn on Wi-Fi.

Getting Started with Apps

Your AirPad is an excellent e-book reader. You can download and install FREE readers from the Google Android Market, including the popular Kindle and Nook, as well as others such as Reader and Kobo. The Nook Color retails for $249, so you’ve already got a great color ebook reader for $50 less than that!

Here's how to find and install a typical App, like Kindle, from the Google Android Market.

After you have a book reader installed, you can set the screen to rotate automatically when you rotate your AirPad.

Games

There are many free games available on Google Android Market and Amazon Market. Just a few examples are Angry Birds, Sudoku, Fruit Ninja, Dragon Fly. Just go to the Google Android or Amazon Market, search for the name and download it. You can also use a Google search - just add ANDROID DOWNLOAD to the name of the app you are looking for.

Productivity

You can get useful Apps like Facebook, Twitter, Skype, DropBox (file sharing), OpenTable (restaurant reservations), Google Maps, Wikipedia, Photoshop Mobile – all run very nicely on your AirPad and make life on the go easy and fun.

Entertainment

You can get Pandora Radio, free from Google Android Market. It lets you select different genres of music and stream them to your AirPad. Just go to Google Android Market, search for and download Pandora Internet Radio, then create and sign in to your account.

  • Shazam – just tap on the screen and Shazam listens to and identifies any song it hears. It even tells you who sang, it, what album it’s on, and gives you the opportunity to buy it from iTunes.
  • Play videos and movies – Download YouTube from Google Android Market, watch Flash content with your Browser (something an iPad can’t do). Download the Netflix App and watch streaming videos on your AirPad (requires a Netflix account). Note this cannot be downloaded from Google Android Market and requires special installation instructions, which will be provided soon.
  • Install the RedBox app and rent movies (for $1.00) that you pick up from any RedBox kiosk.
  • Transfer movies from your laptop or PC to your AirPad via a mini USB cable (included with your AirPad).
  • You can hook your AirPad to a TV, so you can watch video on the big screen.
  • Or purchase a micro SD card that you can plug into your PC, transfer movies to, then plug into your AirPad.
  • And, of course, e-mail. If you don’t already have an account, you can go to www.google.com and sign up for a free Gmail account, or get other e-mail such as Yahoo or AOL via your browser.

Managing your AirPad

After you’ve installed a lot of Apps you might get a message saying that there’s not enough memory left to install another App. You can free up some memory by moving some Apps from the main memory to the SD card.