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Is there any app that measures the distance using the camera?

I have found tools like Smart Ruler that helps us measuring length using the screen. But for objects bigger than the screen I imagine there are apps that use the camera and focal length to show ...
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Is there a way to move installed apps from one device to another?

I have Galaxy Tab 7 inch which has some installed apps and I don't have the APK files. I would like to move the apps to a new Galaxy Tab Plus 7 inch. Is there a way to move my installed apps from one ...
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Suspicious Permissions And A Safe Repository?

I have found older version of Facebook For Android app here which was hosted on geekfiles.in When i wanted to install 1.8.1 and checked permissions, the following arose my suspicions: Services that ...
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Wierd log tag on SAMSUNG GALAXY S II [closed]

I have connected eclipse to my Galaxy S II and i receive a wierd log tag named [HYPOS] what is that i am worried about my privacy.
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Why do the “Successfully updated” notifications disappear?

I noticed a weird behavior when updating applications with the newer Gingerbread (2.3.5?) and now Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3) builds. It might also be the case with other versions, but I have not seen ...
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Alarm which could Ring even when Device is Off

Android smartphones are smarter than traditional mobile phones in all aspects, but I am unable to find this smartness in one aspect: In those classic mobile phones, there was an option to ring the ...
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Disable all software installation

Is there a way to block (by a password/PIN code or what else) all kinds of software installation on an Android tablet/smart phone? I understand it is possible to block by a PIN code Market app ...
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Android App for StackExchange [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any app for Stack Exchange? Is there an android app for StackExchange sites and if not is there one in development?
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Installing app from Market when it was previously installed

I'm developing an app that was just released. Prior to release, I had 10 or so testers that helped me test the app and had test versions on their phones. Now I want them to install the app from the ...
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Video player with ability to set SW/HW for Audio and Video separately

I want following: be able to set hardware mode for video decoding and software mode for audio. Best players I have seen so far support one switch for both. Am I corrent that hardware mode for video is ...
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Wi-Fi icon next to apps in android market

In Android market some app have a Wi-Fi icon next to them. Some examples are Cordy, Fieldrunners HD, Flight Control, Where's My Water?, Wind-up Knight, World of Goo. What dose it mean that these apps ...
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Application to slide from area to start application?

I had an application before I formatted which would do something awesome: you simply slid from an active area on the screen, no matter what application you're in, and you were presented with about 12 ...
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Is there an equivalent for coconutBattery (Mac) on the Android?

My G2 android used to last an entire day without charge for the past year, now it appears that it gets to very low energy at about halfway through the day, is there something like coconutBattery (Mac) ...
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How to find app based on package name?

I've installed a malicious app that is posting ads over my notification bar, but can't find it. I know the java package name for it: com.letang.game103.en using the command: adb shell dumpsys ...
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Rootless CLI Utilities

Do I have to root my android device to install command line utilities? I would really like to run Vim, among other programs on my phone. I have no reason not to root my phone, I just want to know if ...
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In general, do Android apps use encrypted connections? If so, is public WiFi safer?

I know that connecting to public WiFi carries risks. I know that much of the risk has to do with sending data over a public connection, allowing it to be intercepted. So, my question is, do most ...
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Any reason not to allow automatic updating for an app?

Since Android 2.2 (Froyo), you can select "Allow automatic updating" for applications. For some reason, I haven't started using this yet. The benefit would be to save time, but are there any good ...
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Should apps take up any internal storage when installed to SD?

I'm running very low on interal phone memory storage - I'm down to 5 MB of the 180 MB available. I understand that not all apps can be installed into SD card, and those will instead use up my internal ...
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App to download rss enclosures (just like a podcatcher) [closed]

Is there an Android app that is able to download rss enclosures? I want to setup calibre on a server to download articles from some newspaper-sites and converts them to .epub. Then I want to have an ...
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How to uninstall apps such as Crayon Physics? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? I have several apps like Crayon Physics that don't show up in the list of installed apps in the market. ...
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How do I uninstall an application?

If I want to completely uninstall an application from the home screen or list of applications; how do I do it?
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Is there a WhosHere-style (location-based) social networking chat app for Android? [closed]

I like the WhosHere app for Apple iPhone iOS. Is there a similar social networking/chat app that uses location / gps to find people to chat or network with for Android? Here's some more info on the ...
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How to install apps which are targeted for another country? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I circumvent regional restrictions in the Android Market? I'd like to install an app from the Market which is limited to the USA (specifically Google Music). ...
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Upgrading my phone - what happens to the apps?

I've got an HTC Incredible 1, going to be upgrading to a Rezound. How do I get the apps (both free & purchased, some on the SD some on the phone) from my Incredible to the Rezound? Free isn't ...
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Is there a 3D photo stitching app for Android? (as an alternative to Photosynth)

Photosynth for iOS is a great app that allows you to create 3D panoramas by taking multiple photos and automatically stitching them together. Is there any alternative for Android? I've already ...
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How to use alphabets on keypad in Phone App? - Samsung Galaxy 3 I5801

When I select Phone app and go to keypad tab, on keys I see alphabets besides each number key. How to use them? I suppose it should find a contact already in my contacts. When I type key 7 twice it ...
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Is it possible to permanently supress app updates? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to hide updates from market? I've been using a certain app for some time now, but according to the many 1-star reviews the latest "update" has got, it breaks ...
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How do I prevent applications from restoring after a factory reset?

I have a lot of apps I don't really use, and my phone has been misbehaving as of late. I'm thinking about just doing a factory reset, but the last time I did one, it restored all my applications, I ...
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Is cm7's stable 7.0.3 market limited with apps?

For some reason, the apps available on the marketplace for my nook is extremely limited. Am I doing something wrong? I have very few apps, and I only have 2 things to select. Top paid and Top Free, ...
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How can I get the Amazon Appstore to stop re-installing applications?

Whenever I install an app through the Amazon store, I usually set my phone down while I wait for the download, and pick it up afterward to hit the "Install" button when the OS prompts me. Sometimes I ...
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How can I get the stock browser to exit?

Unlike most apps, the Android browser doesn't seem to exit when you hit the Back key to exit to the home screen. This happens even when I have no web pages open. There doesn't seem to be an Exit ...
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How to keep Apps, that are banned from the offical market, up to date?

Sadly, a few fine Apps are banned from the official Market by Google (e.g. Transdroid): How can I keep those Apps up to date, without visiting the project sites regularly?
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How to circumvent the market compatibility check?

Sometimes I would like to install some App on my Notion Ink Adam but the Android Market says that my device is not compatible with the App. ATM I simply google for the specific App and search some ...
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Full screen android clock

Is it possible to get a full screen clock for an android phone which looks something like the clock on the desktop of the computer in this link? ...
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what backup/sync app is recommended for android phones (without computer)? [closed]

good software to automatically sync and backup your files without having to connect it to a computer via USB
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What happens when Google removes a purchased app from Market?

Google removes malicious and copyright-smasher apps from Market. And, I think paid apps are equally treated in this case. Fortunately, Google hasn't removed any app purchased by me, yet. So, I don't ...
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Application that is able to resume failed download

It's often happening when I want to download a file with browser that download fails due to a bad connection and then I have to download a file from the beginning. Is there an app or browser plugin ...
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How can I categorize the apps on my phone?

I'm downloading many apps but then forget about them. I'd like to be able to see all my "note taking" apps, "todo" apps etc. So I can quickly compare and discard those I don't want. Of course I'd also ...
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Is there a task widget that only shows todays tasks? [closed]

Is there a task widget that only shows todays tasks? I have a had a few that I have downloaded, synced with my google account, and all was fine. I then added that task app as a widget and started ...
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Programming IDE on Transformer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to program on a Honeycomb tablet? since Transformer has nice resolution (1280x800) and hardware keyboard I am wondering if I can install some programming ...
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How to identify the latest version of brut map

I use Brut maps as: This map is for the country that cant use navigation on google map. It has been hacked and can be used by any country now. I am currently using version 6.0.3 from here. Do ...
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Daily notification of bad traffic along commute home

Is there an app that will notify me at a time i specify for days i specify (or weekdays) if there is currently heavy traffic on the route from my current location to a location i specify? Ideally with ...
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Use my device as laser pointer

I'm not sure if this is possible, but knowing that is possible to use the device as mouse I think this should also be possible: Somehow connect the phone with a PC, then in the place you touch from ...
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difference between ninesky and ninesky cn

Ninesky is a browser for android. What is the difference between Ninesky and Ninesky CN?
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How can I purchase apps from the Amazon Appstore without downloading them?

I've been procrastinating on swapping out my full 2 GB SD card for a 16 GB one I have, so I can't install many apps at the moment. It's annoying to have to wait for a download and cancel the install ...
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When is a free app removed from your google account?

I install a free app from android market, then I uninstall it. Then I still see it linked to my google account. But after some time, the app is no more linked to my account. Other apps instead are ...
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How can I modify files on a remote computer over wifi/3g from my Android phone/tablet?

I have a scenario where I watch a fair amount of video content from a DLNA device that doesn't support deleting (GoogleTV, via Logitech Revue). I would like to be able to delete files after I'm done ...
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How can I make sure I've quit a specific app?

As far as I know, some apps quit by pressing the Back button while on the main screen of that app; and some quit by pressing the Menu button and selecting Quit. Should I always first check the Menu ...
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How to update all your apps from the Android market over web?

I constantly get multiple update notifications on my Android phone. How do I go online from my computer and update all my applications to my phone?
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Are there any distributed-computing Apps for Android? [closed]

I've just found out about Boincoid: a port of the BOINC platform to the Android operating system as a platform for computing using volunteered resources (like SETI@home, Climateprediction.net, ...