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58 TableT Tips
How to Make a Google Talk Video Call
Although Google Talk supports video chat on only a few Android phones, this
functionality comes standard on Honeycomb tablets. You can also chat with
laptop and desktop users via Google Talk.
1 Open the Google Talk app.
2 Search for a person in your contact list (there must be a video camera icon
next to his or her name).
3 Tap the video camera icon on the right side of the screen to initiate a call.
4 You can now mute your end of the line, switch back to text chat, or switch to your
tablet’s back camera (if it has one) using the menu on the right side.
Edit Video with
Google’s Movie Studio for Android
lets you piece together a mini movie,
complete with transitions, title tem-
plates, and effects such as Gradient
1 Open the Movie Studio app after
recording or transferring a video to
2 Tap on New Project and give your
project a name.
3 Tap OK.
4 Press the filmstrip icon with a + next
to it at the top of the screen.
4 Select the video you would like to use,
and it will show up in the Movie Studio
Trimming a Clip
1 Tap on the timeline of your clip beneath
the playback window.
2Use the circular control to the left of the
playback window to expand your clip so
you can see more of the frames.
3 Click the timeline window, which will
present an arrow.
4Drag the arrow at the beginning of your
video to the right to trim the beginning
of your clip. You can do the same thing
with the end of your video by dragging
arrow to the left.
5 Select Done to save your changes.
Import Music Into Your Movie
1 While editing a clip, tap the Menu
button in the top right corner.
2 Select Import music.
3 Choose a track from your music library,
then tap OK.
Once users tap a message, the
left column becomes the mail list
and the e-mail opens in the larger
pane. From the labels/message
list pane users can tap and hold
a message to drag it to a label or
folder. It’s also possible to choose
Move or Delete Multiple Messages
1 Select the e-mails you would like to
move or delete by tapping the check
box on the left side of the screen next to
each message. At the top of the screen
you’ll see the Action Bar change, showing
multiple options. These include Archive
and Delete, Change Labels, Mark as
Important, and Mark as Read.
2 Tap “Change labels when the e-mail(s)
are selected” to file one or more mes-
sages. The default choices range from
Notes and Personal to Travel and Work.
3 Hit the trash can icon to delete one or
See your E-mail from the Home Screen
1 Tap and hold anywhere on the home
screen to see a zoomed-out view of all
five home screens.
2 Scroll sideways with the Widgets tab
highlighted until you see either the E-mail
or Gmail widget.
3 Select the widget you’d like to use and
place it on the home screen where you’d
like to skim your inbox.
4 Access the widget to cycle through
your new messages, scrolling up with
your finger to see the most recent
Share a Page on Twitter or Facebook
1 Tap the Menu button in the upper right
corner of a web page.
2 Select Share Page.
3Select the service you would like to use.
In our case, we chose TweetDeck.
4 Compose your update and post it.
Sync Bookmarks with Google Chrome
1 Open the Chrome browser > Set-
2 Click Personal Stuff.
3 Select Sync This Accou nt.
4 Enter the Google username and
password that you use on your Android
5 Hit the Menu button in the browser of
6 Select Settings.
7 Tap “Sync with Google Chrome,”
and the bookmarks from the desktop
browser should start syncing with your
Use Quick Controls
1 Enable Quick Controls to access
various browser controls using a con-
densed semi-circular menu on the side
of the display. Quick Controls also lets
you see more of a web page, because it
eliminates the address bar unless you
open a new tab.
2 Tap the Settings button > Labs.
3 Click the check box marked Quick
4 Slide one finger onto the screen start-
ing from the left or right edge.
5 Select the option you want to acti-
vate; whether it’s a new tab, Back, or
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