Mastering the Galaxy S4 by Sharon Vaknin

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Samsung's Galaxy S4 is an Android-lover's dream, featuring an entirely rethought set of buttons, sensors, and shortcuts, along with dozens of new apps and tools. So again, CNET, the No. 1 technology site, is here with an exclusive How To guide on mastering the S4.

Jargon-free and fun to read, there's no better place to begin. From setting up your phone and transferring data, to managing files and protecting from theft, this guide will quickly become your go-to reference for tapping into the best that the S4 has to offer.

New to Android? We've got you. Google maven? You'll need this, too. By the time you're done reading, you'll have down all the hidden gestures and features only in-depth testing could reveal.

Glide through hundreds of tips, including:

Transferring your data. Coming from an iPhone or an old Android device? Move all your data over quickly and efficiently.

Your BFF, Google Now. Master the virtual assistant that gives you answers before you even ask a question. (Plus, an exclusive list of every voice command available!)

Control your TV. Yep, the S4 is also a remote that controls your entire home theater system, and offers personalized recommendations on what to watch.

Customize the interface. Personalize the look and feel with widgets, keyboards, launchers, and texting apps, including CNET's best-of recommendations.

Master the S4's exclusive features. Control your phone with futuristic features like S Voice, WatchOn, S Health, Group Play, Air Gesture, and other S4-only apps and settings.

Connect to USB devices. How about connecting a full-size keyboard to your S4? Or even a dSLR camera?

Optimize for productivity. Dig up all the best Gmail, Chrome, and file management features so you can spend less time doing work, and more time beating your highest score.

Guide to settings. Make sense of the S4's vast library of settings so you can toggle every switch to your needs.

About Sharon Vaknin

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Published June 23, 2013 by CBS Interactive. 259 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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