With everything being “connected” these days, we tend to rely on the internet more and more just to get by with the basics such as paying bills, buying movie tickets, and communicating with friends and family. And if you are not online in one way or another, you might find yourself not being able to do things such as signing up for a cable or cell phone plan or finding an instruction manual for your new TV.
If you are used to use the older style cell phones and recently upgraded to a smartphone, you might be a bit overwhelmed at how different your new phone is from your old one. Even the most basic smartphone can do so much compared to regular cell phones and many people have trouble trying to figure out even where to begin.
But just like with any new technology or gadget, once you start figuring out how to use it you wonder how it was ever difficult to begin with. And if you are used to using a tablet or computer, then its just a matter of figuring out where to go or what app does what so you can accomplish the task at hand.
One problem that many people have when they get their new smartphone is that they find out that they don’t come with instruction manuals, so you are forced to learn how to use them on your own or with the help of others. And if you are starting from scratch, this can be an intimidating task.
The goal of this book is to get you started on your smartphone adventure without confusing and irritating you at the same time. I find that if you explain things like someone is a total beginner, even if they are not, it makes that topic much easier to understand, and that is the way this book was written, so that anyone can make sense of the content without feeling lost.
This book will cover a wide variety of topics such as initial phone setup and configuration, installing and using apps, texting, making phone calls, using the camera, browsing the internet, getting driving directions with the navigation feature and so on.
You might have noticed that people like to stay in touch with each other online using their computers and smartphones more than in person. And like it or not, if you insist on only communicating the old fashioned way then you might find yourself talking to yourself rather than your friends and family!
These days everyone has a desktop computer, laptop, or at least a device such as a smartphone or a tablet that they use to go online, send emails, watch movies and so on. Technology is a great thing when it works right, but when it doesn’t, then we tend to find ourselves cursing at our computers and complaining about how things are too complicated. So, when it comes to technology, the goal is to find a happy medium between the convenience our computers offer and the stress they can cause when they don’t do what we want them to do.