With mobile devices growing due to decreasing prices, people will be shifting from desktop computers to eReaders, tablets and smartphones. For example, global smart phone Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) is estimated to be 24.5% during the period 2011-2015 for smartphones.
When I bought one of the first iPhones introduced in the market for about $650, I didn't receive a user manual with the product. It took me hours hunting down on my own when I had an operational question regarding that new device. Today, "missing manuals," the book that should have been in the box, for new mobile devices is the rule.
For example, tucked alongside the Kindle Fire and its power cord is a playing card-sized "getting to know your Kindle" guide. It's enough to usher you onto the home screen, where you'll find a bare-bones User's Guide--the kind that covers a headline-only list of features, without telling you much about which ones are most worth your time.
To solve this "missing manual" is a book that should have come in the Kindle Fire box. In this missing manual's pages you will learn about all the Fire's nooks and crannies. But what's more valuable, you'll find out which apps and options work best and which items are still "works in progress." You'll also get real-world counsel on how to beef up the Fire's still-developing talents with third-party apps.
The book is divided into five parts, each containing a handful of chapters. Everything's arranged to help you get the most out of the Fire's key talents; from reading and watching to staying in touch and using apps. Read the chapters in any order you like---page-specific cross references point you to related material you'll need to understand any explanation.