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How to watch videos with Hebrew subtitles?

I've bought an adapter for watching movies and tv shows from my smartphone (galaxy s3) to the big screen tv. For some reason, all of the video player apps I've tried so far have problems with ...
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How to add cover art for MX Player?

Can I add cover art to movies listed in MX Player, similar to cover art for MP3s?
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How to clean up related files from deleted apps?

AppCleaner will delete related files from the Mac when an application is dragged to the trash. How does one clean up remains of uninstalled apps on Android?
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How to uninstall default apps [duplicate]

I wish to uninstall (or at least disable) some of the applications that the manufacturer installed on my Samsung Galaxy Tab computer. I tried Settings → Application manager → ALL, but ...
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Can app lockers really work?

There seem to be many app-locking applications out there but I wonder what do they really do? I imagine there might be many solutions to app-locking, but is it possible to really prevent someone from ...
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My apps status suddenly become “not installed on the phone”, even the google play store!

I have been searching online for problem similar to my case but unfortunately didn't manage to find any solution to my case. INFO Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100T droid version 4.03 STORY I didn't do ...
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Deactivated HTC Droid Incredible not installing apps

I have an old deactivated HTC Droid incredible from Verizon. I decided I was going to use it as like an iTouch, and it works just fine -- but the Google Play Store has vanished both from the home ...
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Uninstalling app from specific device only

Is there a way to remove an app from only one device when using the same account over two devices? I've just got a tablet - which is currently syncing settings and downloading all the apps that I ...
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Applications forget setting in every boot

I have an android tablet with ICS version. The model is not popular. The brand is something like a Greek bestbuy.com shop. But the hardware is enough good. Nvidia tegra 3, good resolution and ram. ...
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What is a “native web app”?

I've come across the term "native web app" also known as "hybrid app". I know what "web apps" and "native apps" are, the difference being that the former are downloaded and run within a web browser ...
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How to push website links from phone to chrome/other browser?

I can't seem to find an app for this. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3.
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SGS3 in app screen restarts

I am having a problem with my Samsung Galaxy S3. I bought this last year. No damage so far. I usually download apps/games in Play store when all of a sudden I noticed my screen blacks out for a ...
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Android speech recognition - how to get access to the audio files?

When doing speech to text using android mobile phone application, I've heard that the files are temporarily stored in /data/data/com.google.android.voicesearch/files after the user makes a recording. ...
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GT-S7572 Samsung App Store instead of App China

I've bought a Samsung GT-S7572, Android version 4.1.2 in China and thus just have an App China Store which is only in Chinese. How can I get the Samsung App Store from my own country?
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How to transfer installed apps from one account to another

On my Note 2 I have two accounts configured my.email@gmail.com my.work.email@company.com Usually I have the Play Store configured to buy/install apps under my.email@gmail.com but somehow it got ...
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Specific App install from Google Play fails, where to see log?

I'm trying to re-install a paid app from the Google Play Store I had previously installed before doing a system update. The installation fails silently after downloading. (Other installs from the ...
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How do I remove an app installed if the buttons in “Manage Applications” are locked and can't be pressed?

I didn't download the application from Google Play and got the apk from a website and installed it on my tablet. But the app wasn't the one I needed and it was just making offers for me to get other ...
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Viewing app's internet activity by URL? [duplicate]

How would I go about viewing the activity of an app based on what HTTP requests it is sending and receiving? For example, I have an app that gets me statistics for a video game I play. I want to know ...
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Some applications seem to always stay open, even after I exit them. How do I close these?

When I hold the Home icon down, several apps appear that I thought I exited - how do I actually close these?
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Why are animations from an Animated PDF not showing?

I am going to prepare PDF presentation, with some basic animations, using LaTeX. A classic example can be found here. I am able to view animations only when I view the PDF from my PC. No animations ...
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Google Now suddenly disappeared

I'm running Android 4.2.2 on a Galaxy Nexus with the February 13, 2013 update of Google Search installed. Google Now was working great until it suddenly ceased to appear today. Widgets now display ...
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Where I can find my own Google+ Play reviews and ratings?

I know that now Google Play reviews and ratings are connected with my Google+ account and my name. But where exactly I can find list of my own reviews and ratings Google Play apps?
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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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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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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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Automatically Install apps after factory reset

I'd like to know how I can set up my android 4.1.2 (Galaxy S2 I 9100) that it will install all my apps in the Play Store (the one you can see when you click "my apps"). I think it was CM 10.1 where ...
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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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How to run built-in Sound Recorder?

If you go to Settings -> Apps -> All, you'll be able to find the "Sound Recorder" built-in application in JB 4.2.2, but it's not shown on the app drawer. Curious, how to run it?! PS: it's not ...
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WhatsApp - unable to complete initialization

I'm using sony ericsson and Android 2.3. Even though I'm connected to the internet, I keep getting this error from WhatsApp. Sorry, WhatsApp was unable to complete initialization. Please check ...
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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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GPS Chip and GPS Service on Android Phones

Whether I use Google's location services or similar services provided by some third-party software, do I still need to manually enable anything by selecting one of the settings options, as shown ...
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How to disable Notification Sounds on per-app basis?

I have an news app which gives me the option to get informed via push notification. I would like to receive this notification but I don't want it to make a notification sound. However the app doesn't ...
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GTab with access denied to all app databases

I have a brand new GTAB (Android) that was working fine but suddenly, give a reboot while I was using anMoney, a very good application of financial organization. Until anything I'd like to observe ...
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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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Storing Apps on internal storage

I have recently bought Karbonn A15, i am facing 2 problems in it. How to Store images taken from the camera to SD Card, currently its storing in Internal Storage, i have 8GB of External Storage, but ...
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running app is shut down when screen powers on

I recently updated my Samsung S3 (T-Mobile) with the OTA update to Android 4.1. Ever since the update, after the phone screen powers down (manually or on timer), turning the screen back on closes the ...
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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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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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How can I trick or force an app to work on an unsupported device?

I recently purchased an iMito MX1 mini-pc. I was disappointed to find that Hulu Plus is not fully supported on my device. I am able to download the app just fine, but I get an in-app error message ...
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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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Are apps backed up/restored with Titanium Backup just as “good” as through Google? [closed]

Is the backup/restore process of Titanium Backup just as good and functional as Google's native processes? In other words, will an app backed up and restored by Titanium Backup run and be just as ...
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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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Why My android device show less RAM and Slow at Jelly bean? [duplicate]

I bought a new Samsung galaxy S Advance(GT-i9070). It came with Gingerbread. It was actually a phone with 768 RAM. I clearly verified this with the shop when I bought it. Last day I upgraded my phone ...
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Is Adobe Flash deprecated with regards to Android Devices and Apps?

I'm looking at all the cool new Android tablets, but the ones that really catch my eye (with regards to size, resolution, processor, and memory) don't seem to support Adobe Flash. Like the Barnes ...
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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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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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how to fake my personal information

I downloaded a game from Google Play. In the permission page, I noticed that it asks for my personal information. Allow this application to: Your personal information read sensitive log data. Why ...
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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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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 ...