Android for Work: Productivity for Professionals

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Apress, Sep 1, 2010 - Computers - 312 pages
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Android is new, Android is open, and Android is fun. Itís also serious about business. Android for Work shows you how to harness the power of Android to stay productive and take your office on the road. This book also sheds light on the often daunting task of finding the right Android phone for the business user.

Whether this is your first smartphone, your first Android smartphone, or your first attempt to make your phone into a productivity tool, Android for Work gets you started. Youíll learn how to manage email and tasks, but youíll also learn how to weed through the sea of games to find specialized productivity tools for a variety of professions.

For those that are more interested in an enterprise wide deployment, the book includes an appendix of information on administering Android phones, creating custom interfaces, and creating specialized apps for your enterprise. Youíll also learn more about integrating Android with other Google Apps for enterprise.

What youíll learn
  • Select the Android phone that is right for you
  • Integrate your work email and calendar tools
  • Navigate business trips and meetings with ease
  • Find specialized apps for your profession
  • Collaborate with coworkers in large and small groups
  • Harness the power of Android customization
Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who is considering an Android phone or who has recently purchased one. Whether you are a web designer, writer, medical professional, lawyer, or educator, an Android phone can help you be more productive and finally find a reason for having a phone with a data plan.

Table of Contents
  1. Buying and Activating an Android Phone
  2. Using Your Phone for the First Time
  3. Going Online with Android
  4. Android Calling
  5. Managing Texting
  6. Wrangling Your E-mail
  7. The Calendar
  8. Android in a Microsoft World
  9. Photos and Video
  10. Web Browsing
  11. Social Media and Work
  12. Maps and Mobile
  13. The Remaining Android Apps
  14. The Android Market
  15. General Business Applications
  16. Specialized Apps for Professionals
  17. Advanced Customization and Troubleshooting
  18. Resources for Managing Enterprise-Wide Android Deployment
  19. Resources for Developing Android Apps
  

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Contents

Buying and Activating an Android Phone
1
Using Your Phone for the First Time
15
Going Online with Android
27
Android Calling
39
Managing Texting
51
Wrangling Your Email
61
The Calendar
79
Android in a Microsoft World
93
Maps and Mobile
159
The Remaining Android Apps
173
The Android Market
187
General Business Applications
211
Specialized Apps for Professionals
233
Advanced Customization and Troubleshooting
255
Resources for Managing EnterpriseWide Android Deployment
267
Resources for Developing Android Apps
269

Photos and Video
103
Web Browsing
121
Social Media and Work
139

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About the author (2010)

Marziah Karch enjoys the challenge of explaining new gadgets and complex technology to beginning audiences. She is the author of several books, including Android Tablets Made Simple. Marziah is a senior educational technologist for Johnson County Community College in the Kansas City metro area with more than a decade of experience in instructional technology. She holds a master's in instructional design and has occasionally taught credit courses in interactive media. Marziah also writes for the New York Times-owned About.com and contributes to GeekMom.com. When she's not feeding her geek side with new gadgets or writing about technology, Marziah enjoys life in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband and two children.

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