NOOK HD: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition

NOOK HD: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition

by Preston Gralla

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You can do many things with NOOK HD right out of the box, but if you really want to get the most from your HD or HD+ tablet, start with this book. With clear instructions, full-color illustrations, and savvy advice from technology expert Preston Gralla, you’ll learn how to use email and the Web, watch movies and shows, play games, listen to music, and enjoy your personal ebook library.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Relax with a book. Load your NOOK library with ebooks, comics, and interactive books for kids.
  • Play with apps. Enjoy the games and apps everyone’s talking about.
  • Go online. Browse the Web and check your email with built-in WiFi.
  • Be social. Share books and recommendations with your NOOK Friends, and Facebook and Twitter contacts.
  • Take in a show. Watch movies and TV series, and listen to your favorite music anywhere.
  • Read all about it. Subscribe to a variety of magazines and newspapers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449359539
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 300,615
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits;
About the Author;
About the Creative Team;
The Missing Manual Series;
About the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+;
Buying a NOOK;
What’s New in the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+;
About This Book;
About the Outline;
About the Online Resources;
Safari® Books Online;
Part I: The Basics;
Chapter 1: Getting to Know Your NOOK HD;
1.1 What Your NOOK HD Can Do;
1.2 A Quickie Look at the Hardware;
1.3 The NOOK Button;
1.4 Speaker and Volume Buttons;
1.5 Headphone Jack;
1.6 Power Button;
1.7 Sleeping, Locking, and Waking from Sleep;
1.8 USB Port, Connector, and Charger;
1.9 Microphone;
1.10 High-Resolution Color Touchscreen;
1.11 SD Slot;
1.12 Home Screen;
Chapter 2: Setting Up Your NOOK HD;
2.1 Charging Your NOOK HD;
2.2 Initial Setup and Connecting to a Network;
2.3 Registering Your NOOK HD;
2.4 Using and Troubleshooting WiFi;
2.5 Using Your NOOK HD at a Barnes & Noble Store;
Chapter 3: Using Your NOOK HD for the First Time;
3.1 Using Gestures to Control the NOOK HD;
3.2 The Keyboard;
3.3 The Status Bar;
3.4 Quick Settings;
3.5 The System Bar;
3.6 The Active Shelf;
3.7 Customizing Your Home Screen;
3.8 Returning Home;
3.9 Searching Your NOOK;
Chapter 4: Creating and Using Profiles;
4.1 Understanding Profiles;
4.2 Setting Up Profiles;
4.3 Using Profiles;
4.4 Editing Profiles;
Part II: Reading Books and Periodicals;
Chapter 5: Reading Books, Newspapers, Catalogs, and Magazines;
5.1 Opening a Book;
5.2 A Tour of the Book Reader;
5.3 Using the Table of Contents;
5.4 Sharing Your Reading;
5.5 Changing the Text and Display;
5.6 Selecting Text, Taking Notes, Highlighting Text, and More;
5.7 Searching in Books;
5.8 Reading Mode and Zooming in on Images;
5.9 Video Inside Books;
5.10 Tapping Links;
5.11 Reading PDFs;
5.12 Reading Magazines;
5.13 Reading Newspapers;
5.14 Reading Comic Books;
5.15 Reading Catalogs;
5.16 Using Scrapbooks;
Chapter 6: Reading NOOK Kids Books;
6.1 What Can NOOK Kids Books Do?;
6.2 Buying a NOOK Kids Book;
6.3 Reading a NOOK Kids Book;
6.4 Listening to “Read to Me” and “Read and Play” Books;
6.5 Record Reading a NOOK Kids Book for Your Kids;
6.6 Editing or Deleting a Recording;
6.7 Backing Up Your Recordings;
Part III: Managing Your Library;
Chapter 7: Buying Books, Magazines, and Newspapers and Managing Your Library;
7.1 Browsing and Searching for Books in the NOOK Shop;
7.2 Sampling and Buying Books;
7.3 Browsing and Buying Magazines and Newspapers;
7.4 Using the Library to Manage Your Books and Periodicals;
7.5 Using the Wish List;
7.6 Accessing Content on Your SD Card and NOOK HD’s Built-in Storage;
7.7 The Library on, PCs, Macs, and Mobile Devices;
7.8 Managing Your NOOK Account;
Chapter 8: Borrowing and Lending Books with LendMe and Your Local Library;
8.1 Both a Borrower and a Lender Be;
8.2 Lending and Borrowing Books with LendMe;
8.3 Seeing Your List of Lendable Books;
8.4 Lending a Book;
8.5 Borrowing a Book;
8.6 Borrowing Books from the Library;
Part IV: Apps, Media, and Files;
Chapter 9: Streaming Media: NOOK Video, UltraViolet, Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Pandora;
9.1 Understanding Streaming Media;
9.2 Using NOOK Video;
9.3 Using UltraViolet;
9.4 Using Hulu Plus;
9.5 Using Netflix;
9.6 Using Pandora;
Chapter 10: Downloading and Using Apps;
10.1 Running Apps;
10.2 Managing and Deleting Apps;
10.3 Built-in NOOK Apps;
10.4 Getting Apps in the NOOK Shop;
10.5 Five Great Apps to Download;
10.6 Troubleshooting Apps;
Chapter 11: Music, Pictures, Video, and Documents;
11.1 Getting Files into Your NOOK;
11.2 Playing Music and Audio Files;
11.3 Using Gallery for Viewing Photos and Playing Video;
11.4 Working with Office Documents;
Chapter 12: Transferring Files Between Your NOOK HD and Your Computer;
12.1 Installing an SD Card;
12.2 Transferring Files to Your NOOK HD;
12.3 Troubleshooting Your Connection;
12.4 Finding Books Online to Transfer to Your NOOK HD;
12.5 Browsing and Managing Files on your NOOK HD;
Part V: The Web and Email;
Chapter 13: Surfing the Web;
13.1 A Tour of the NOOK HD’s Browser;
13.2 The Address Bar;
13.3 Navigating a Web Page;
13.4 Tapping Links;
13.5 Using Tabs;
13.7 History, Most Visited, and Saved Pages Lists;
13.8 Saving Online Images;
13.9 Web Pages Designed for Mobile Devices;
13.10 Online Privacy and Security;
13.11 Changing Your Home Page, Text Size, and More Settings;
Chapter 14: Using Email;
14.1 Setting Up an Account;
14.2 Reading Mail;
14.3 Replying to Messages;
14.4 Composing Email;
14.5 Managing and Searching Mail;
14.6 Managing Multiple Accounts and Advanced Email Options;
14.7 Understanding Gmail’s Organization;
14.8 Gmail’s Labels;
Part VI: Getting Social;
Chapter 15: NOOK Friends, Facebook, Twitter, and Beyond;
15.1 What Can You Do with NOOK Friends?;
15.2 Getting Started with NOOK Friends;
15.3 Adding Friends to NOOK Friends;
15.4 Using Friends Activities;
15.5 Using About Me;
15.6 Using LendMe;
15.7 Linking Your NOOK HD to Facebook;
15.8 Linking Your NOOK HD to Twitter;
15.9 Using Facebook and Twitter on Your NOOK HD;
Chapter 16: Managing Your Contacts;
16.1 Getting Started with Contacts;
16.2 Importing Facebook Contacts;
16.3 Creating a New Contact;
16.4 Searching and Browsing Contacts;
16.5 Favorites;
Part VII: Advanced Topics;
Chapter 17: Settings;
17.1 Wireless & Bluetooth;
17.2 General;
17.3 Applications;
17.4 Account Settings;
17.5 Storage Management;
17.6 Device Information;
Chapter 18: Rooting Your NOOK;
18.1 Understanding Rooting;
18.2 What You Need to Know about the NOOK Software and Rooting;
18.3 Rooting Your NOOK Temporarily with a microSD Card;
18.4 Rooting the Built-in Flash Memory;
Part VIII: Appendixes;
Maintenance and Troubleshooting;
Unfreezing a Frozen NOOK;
Fixing SD Card Woes;
Cleaning Your NOOK’s Screen;
Updating the NOOK’s Software;
Warranty and Repair;
Where to Get Help;
NOOK Accessories;
File Formats;
Book Files, Microsoft Office Files, and Multimedia Files;
Visiting B&N with Your NOOK Tablet;

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NOOK HD: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was just what I needed to fill in some gaps with my new Nook. It provided the answers I was looking for and gave me some great tips.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Touch the screen of the book you want to archive. It will say others things like content: at the end of it, it will say 'more'. Press that and in the middle of the page that says archive. Do you know how I can delete books that I bought? I can't figure out how.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By archeiving them
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JLSuhr More than 1 year ago
Provides more than the basics you get when you buy a Nook. I bought the epub version and within a few minutes was able to make my Nook HD+ be more like I wanted it. Worth the money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great for reference! A very thorough how to.
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I got locked out of hunger games for nothing it sucks!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book needs a Table of Contents, and more importantly, an Index. Ironically, the Nook version even gives a credit for the person who supposedly did the indexing. I have bought several of the Missing Manual books in the past and found them most helpful. I even tried to contact the publisher by email and snail mail with no response. A book of this nature is useless without an index. I would love to get my $$$ back!
jc2JC More than 1 year ago
This book goes into more depth than the user guide that came with my nook hd+ provided. I got clear step by steps using this book to creating profiles and deleting apps I didn't want.
Patsco More than 1 year ago
As the cover states...this is the manual that should have come with the Nook. Easy to read and explains everything. I wasted too much time trying to figure it all I don't have to.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hated this book!! There was no plot that i could make out and it didn't really have any characters! It's a waste of money!! Ha! JK... I'm not that dumb!