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Stop application after set time - sleep timer

Is there a way to automatically stop playing music/stop other app after a set period of time. For instance while listening to music at night.
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My alarm clock program is no longer installed. Can I re-download it?

I have an HTC Incredible 2. I went to check my alarm clock before I went to sleep last night by pressing the clock on the home screen and nothing happened. It usually opens up my alarm clock. After ...
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New Television icon appeared in my Android desktop

I have noticed a new Television icon appeared in my Android desktop. I have not clicked the icon thinking it could be a virus or spam. Never installed any Television application and I dont know how it ...
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App To Scan Hyperlinks|Content On A Web Page?

The concept is same as scanning QR codes, but only hyperlinks and content. Is there such an app? Sometimes i see long hyperlink on a web page that i would like to have copied to my smartphone.
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Is there an Android app that scans a device for vulnerability issues?

Is there an application that scan the phone or the phone image searching for vulnerability issues? In the internet there are several tools that make Network scanning, but I found nothing specific for ...
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How do I know which applications slows down the phone?

How do I know which applications slows down the phone, so that I could get rid of them?
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Remove ATT Apps [duplicate]

I just got a S3 from ATT and I see there's plenty of ATT apps I don't like. My friend recommended me other apps that are better that replace the ATT apps. How can I remove these apps? the unsinstall ...
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Buying apps and entering credit card number via 3G/GPRS. Is it secure enough?

As title. Of course using Android market and the Google Checkout payment. By the way, how about other market-like apps?
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Pandigital Novel running Android Eclair - Need User Manual - How do I access the External SD card?

I have a Pandigital Novel with Android Eclair, but I have no user manual for it. How do I access the external SD card? There is no app to do this, and no Device Manager or My Computer built into the ...
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Check what storage an app uses?

Is there a way to check what storage a third party application is using? i.e which of these it uses?
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Android: Manually alter the contents of an app's database?

Is it possible to manually change the contents of the databases an app uses to store all it's formation.
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Google's location-based services versus third-party services

Since Google offers various location-based services for which it uses its maps, known as Google Maps, what is so special about third party software programs that also provide location-based services? ...
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What's the difference between the various lost phone apps?

I want to get a security app for my phone. I mostly need something in case my phone gets lost or stolen. Researching this I have found several apps: iTag WaveSecure LookOut I am sure there are ...
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Open source app for remote wiping Android phone?

I recently lost my android phone, and regretted not having a remote wipe app installed. However, I do not trust 3rd party compiled apps with such power (too many weak links). Does anyone know of an ...
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Android news app that fetches by topic

I had a great news and weather app on my HTC Incredible that gave me top news articles and also let me fetch news by specific topic, for example "ebola" or "nanotechnology." Is there a way to ...
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Camera app that records EXIF

Is there a camera app that records EXIF information? In particular, I would need the following: GPSLatitude GPSLongitude GPSImgDirection SubjectDistance I've checked that all these fields can be ...
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Is the terminal emulator app essential to CyanogenMod 10?

My Galaxy S2 is rooted and running CyanogenMod 10. Amongst other apps, it comes with an app called Terminal Emulator, which I do not use. Is this app essential for CyanogenMod so I have to keep it -- ...
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Is there an application / ROM that allows me to set the phone to “Guest” mode which I can configure?

I would like to be able to set my phone into Guest mode so people using it will not be able to "abuse" it while I give it to them. Example of usage: Child mode - prevent editing settings, making ...
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How to mod android rom so none can ever install an app in it?

I already know how to modify an android ROM by modifying files, remove and add it into ROM. But I don't have knowledge to building/compiling a ROM. I want to lock the OS so none can ever install new ...
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Report application

Not sure if this is the proper place to ask this question, but here it goes. Where/how can I report an Android application that tells it's users to click on its AdMob ads? Thank you
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How can I easily find out what has changed in an app after an auto update notification?

When I get a notification about an app update I often wonder what changed in this update. Is there a quick & easy way to find out? (No typing.) Note: This is with auto-update enabled, when the ...
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Stream music/video from phone to Apple TV

I'd like to listen to Google music from my phone via my Apple TV and also do the same with video. Are there any apps that enable this?
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Apps missing after sd card unmount

The core issue is in the title: the apps that were installed in the SD card seem to be not installed at all after I unmounted the SD card. As additional information, these are the steps preceding the ...
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Using Multiple Devices With the Play Store

I've been using a Droid (original model) for a while and recently I bought an Archos 7 Home Tablet at Office Depot (I think it was on clearance, but I don't remember why it was marked down). I ...
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Where are my apps?

My handset was replaced under warranty and I was expecting my apps to sync to the new handset but when I check my apps in market none of them are listed. Do I really have to manually find every ...
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Download free-software apps from official Android Market without logging in

The Android Market has some apps which are free software, which entails that anyone can redistribute them; and that are also zero cost. (An example is Theremin, but I'm not interested only in that one ...
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Can I download Android apps to a computer and then transfer to my phone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download APK file on PC from Market? I'm wondering if I can download Android apps to my computer then transfer to a phone because I don't have a wifi connection ...
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Where can I download a specific version of an app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can find older versions of Apps? I require certain versions of apps like facebook, twitter and Temple Run in order to perform research. I have already looked at ...
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How can I install an app if I have inconsistent UIDs and the market app crashes?

I am having issues with inconsistent UIDs. Trying to understand what was going on, I got the advice to install a terminal emulator. The problem is that when I go to the Market app, I receive a (very ...
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How to prevent the android system from killing an app?

I have rooted my phone and use Swapper. an app that creates a linux like swap simulation w/o actually partitioning the sd card... I observed that this app gets killed every now and then thus not ...
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Can I run Ubuntu desktop x86 applications On Ubuntu For Android?

This may be a fairly simple question, but I want to be sure. My guess is that it can't be done. Question 1: For example, I have an executable for Linux (no GUI , just cmd line , it just makes some ...
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Open source tasks app that syncs automatically with Google Tasks? [closed]

Now that there is an API for Google Tasks (tasks in Calendar), do you know a tasks app with the following features? Automatic sync with Google Tasks Open Source Works offline too. Minimalist (same ...
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Is there a stopwatch app that also records time of day timestamp?

I've looked all over Google for a stopwatch app that records laps (which they all do) but also records a time of day timestamp. If it can't do the example below, at least record the initial start time ...
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3D model viewers

I would like to be able to view 3D models on my phone. Are there any 3D viewers out there, free or paid, that will allow me to open up a 3D geometry file and rotate around, zoom, and pan about a 3D ...
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apps automatically starting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? I noticed that some apps automatically starts without me opening it. Some of them runs everytime I turn on the ...
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How do you prevent pre-installed (unremoveable) Android tasks/apps from ever starting without rooting your phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? Some apps are necessary for notifications. For example, without the facebook process, there'd be no facebook ...
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Android 2.2 - How to see applications that run at start-up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent applications from running on startup? Hello! Is it possible to see which applications are set to run at startup? For example, the idiots at Yahoo made ...
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how to identify and change apps which are set as startup items

I am coming from Windows back-ground (never used Linux), and HTC Wildfire is my first Android phone. I can see that many app like Facebook for HTC Sense, Flickr, Footprints, Friend Stream, Gmail, ...
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Launch app on start (even SD card apps)

I'm pretty sure (despite of haven't seen them) that there are a few question about running some app when you turn on the phone. But I want a something a little more complex here. I have a few apps to ...
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How can I prevent applications from running on startup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? I've installed some applications that I mostly like, except for the fact that they all decided they were too ...
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Why do certain apps run even when I don't use them?

I've found that certain apps (Amazon MP3 and Stocks, for example) will occasionally be running in the background even when I've never once opened them. Why is this? This is not desirable - those CPU ...
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Why do apps legitimately purchased from Android Market warn about missing license?

A few weeks ago I purchased two paid apps, 3G Watchdog Pro (3GWP) and The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE). Both of them displayed warnings that the license is missing, and advised to visit Android ...
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Why do some applications have `Move to SD card` button disabled? [duplicate]

I've just downloaded an app, and I want to move it to SD card. At the application setting, the app has data like this: Total ... 10.05MB Application ... 9.97MB Data ... 80.00KB Next ...
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Copying applications between phones?

Is it possible to easy copy applications between phones (eg. two HTCs via bluetooth) and get them running fine? Or apps just need to be downloaded from AM each time because of some installation ...
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How can I determine what app put a spam shortcut on my home screen? [duplicate]

Recently, I discovered that some app on my phone had taken it upon itself to place a very nice "Free Games" shortcut on my home screen. I haven't installed any new apps in the recent past, so I would ...
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Re-installing Google Play Store

My Google Play store, as well as all of my apps, are messed up. Every one of them has an Android icon and an SD card emblem at the bottom right. I do not know how to get my Play Store back, and I can ...
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Grooveshark app on Android

I realized that they took TinyShark offline recently. I'm looking to see if anyone knew why or what the reason for that was? I've found one alternative, BlueStream, but I don't think that that is a ...
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Is there any sniffer aplication for Android 2.2?

Is there any network sniffer program for Android 2.2 similar to Wireshark for Windows?
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How can I hide an application from the app drawer?

I've got Micromax Canvas 2 and have installed one application which is having some confidential data. Now I want to hide that application from menu. Is there any way / application for that?
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How do I re-enable the stock Gallery on Samsung S2 running ICS?

I accidentally pressed the disable button on the stock gallery instead of the Force stop button. In Settings > Apps, the aplication moved to the end of the list of apps and says it's Disabled. The ...