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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 ...
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How can I run Android applications on my PC with the Android emulator?

Is it possible to run Android applications on PC (with emulator)? I have Android SDK on my PC and I want to run Angry Bird on it. Can any body help to me?
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Accessing my Google Play music

Is there an app to access my Google Play music? I can only access it via the browser. The connection is horrible, as well as the interface.
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How to Uninstall HTC Applications/Widgets [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove pre-installed apps like Peep and Friend Stream from my HTC phone? How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? I've just treated ...
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1answer
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Disable LiveWare manager

I have rooted my Sony Ericsson Neo V by downgrading to .42 and using Zergrush, without unlocking the boot loader. Now I want to remove the LiveWare service. NoBloat and similar apps don't show it. How ...
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How can I race against a GPX track?

I'm using the Strava app to record segments I ride. It would be very helpful in trying to beat existing KOMs to be able to upload GPX file(s) to my phone and have audible feedback during each segment ...
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1answer
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Samsung Galaxy Ace keeps updating Samsung app store

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Ace and tried to get onto the Samsung application store on the phone. It said that there was an update for the application so I downloaded it and tried to get ...
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How to launch the hidden Sound Recorder on Froyo?

I discovered a "Sound Recorder" in the application list on my Froyo handset. Why is it hidden like that with no 'launcher' or app icon to start it? I'm curious.. also because of this app; I need to ...
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Choosing apps to load and remove from memory when using Android

I'm not a programmer. And as far as I know, Android uses as much RAM as possible, loading as many apps as possible, so that launching / opening (or returning to them) is smoother. My question is: Is ...
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Where to upload video files? to have online video albums? To share them for WhatsAPP apps

I am having lot of Video files which are my personal to give to my girl friend. My girl friend personal video files are also to send to me. Now both together, i want to keep them as Album, Which i ...
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1answer
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some apps, no problem loading on 2 devices. Not this one - help

I have loaded a free app (imediashare) from Amazon store onto my Kindle Fire. I want to put the same app on my Samsung phone, but when I go to the app store from the phone and try to 'buy' it, I'm ...
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Matlab on Android

I know matlab mobile was just released for android. Nowadays several mobiles got hardware enough to run some decent calculations... So question is: Is there a way to run matlab offline on a emulator ...
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1answer
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Note taking app with handwriting recognition that includes math typesetting (latex preferably)?

Is there some notetaking app that can recognize math and typeset the result using latex? I recently came across with this website: [1] http://www.reddit.com/tb/p88ty that does recognize equations and ...
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1answer
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Free / local voicemail / answering machine

My carrier having pretty high monthly prices for voicemail, I did not take the service. However, when I'm at school, unable to answer, and my busy doctor calls me, knowing I probably won't be able to ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to install two instances of a same app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have multiple instances of the same app (logged in to different accounts)? I have a dual-sim Android device, an Alcatel Onetouch. As it has two SIM ...
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RE: Android 4.0.4 shows folder count on Galaxy Note (Android 4.0.4) but not on Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Android 4.0.4) [closed]

On my Samsung Galaxy Note (Android 4.0.4) it shows the count of items on the header of each folder. I love this feature. Why cannot I see this on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Android 4.0.4)? Thanks, Timothy
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Where can i download the original music and player app for Samsung i9000 to be used with Android 4.1.2?

On the i9000, I have updated the ROM to Android 4.1.2. I would like to re-install the original music player as well as the video player. How do I do this?
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Install Gingerbread Google Apps (gapps package) over ICS

I have recently flashed a custom ICS rom on my device, and then installed from zip via recovery mode the relevant gapps package for that rom (from here: ...
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How to install same app more than once on same device [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have multiple instances of the same app (logged in to different accounts)? I want to install same app more than once on same device. For example: I ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to clear your Google Play App history? (Not the search history) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove apps from “all downloaded” in Play Store I'm looking to see if there is a way to clear the actual history of installed apps in Google Play, as ...
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launch application by name in android phone

How can I launch some android application by name on android device? Like in Linux, I pressed alt+f2 and typed name of application. May be it is some alternate launcher.
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1answer
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How can I get a phone app on a tablet?

I have a brand new Galaxy Tab 2 that is apparently not compatible with my bank's tablet app. Someone on another forum mentioned that they just use the phone version on their tablet, but they don't say ...
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Running java servlets on android

I have written a couple of servlets in java and I want to be able to run them on the android platform. Is there any way of doing this?
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Unable to locate play store after flashing my android phone to CM7

I flashed my Samsung Galaxy I5510 with CM7. Everything was fine until I found that the Play Store was missing in the app drawer. I am unable to find it anywhere on the device. I even tried ...
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How can one access hidden apps on the Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0?

There are many apps loaded on the Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0 that do not appear on the applications icons page. Phase Beam 1.0 is an example. It is not a "Samsung App". How do we find and load these ...
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S Note larger canvas?

The S Note application seems to have a limitation I can't get by. The only workable area is the exact size of the screen. Is it possible to change the size of the canvas?
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Is it possible to have the same apps from the same amazon account on 2 different devices?

My kids have an android tablet each both linked to my amazon account. When I try to put the same app on both it tells me it's not possible. How can this be fixed?
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Why can't Banshee Remote connect to server?

I'm trying to use Banshee Remote with my Samsung Galaxy S3, but everytime I try to add a new server, it says Can't connect to server. Check your settings. There are only two settings: IP Adress, ...
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Using an Android device as a web server [closed]

How do I use my Android device as a web server by with an IP address and port? Just like a Wifi file transfer app in the Play Store?
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1answer
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How to move Applications from phone to SD Card?

I have recently purchased Sony Xperia Tipo Dual phone, I couldn't find to move the apps to SD card. We can able to move the Apps from phone standard memory to Phone Internal Memory. Can any one give ...
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How can I choose a music player?

I am looking for a music player for my android device which has a number of specific features (such as having a play queue, lock screen controls, etc.) I am finding it difficult because there are lots ...
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Why is there such a difference in thr amount RAM used? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The RAM total of the apps “Running” never equals the “Used Ram” shown below on the scale I'm owning a Nexus 7 running on 4.2.1. This is a screenshot of the amount of RAM ...
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Can I transfer application from account to account on a single tablet?

I bought an android tablet to my parents for christmas. I registered it on my Google account and went on and installed some apps. (Some are the ones I own on my second tablet, some are the ones I ...
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2answers
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How to allow installation of Non-Market apps (ICS)?

I'm attempting to install the exynos fix after downloading the .apk file. When I open the file to run, the system tells me that I cannot install apps that did not originate from Google Play. After ...
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Add me feature of Galaxy S

There is an interesting feature in the camera of Galaxy S phones, called Add me. Using this one can take photo of a person sitting in two postures in the same frame. (A normal photo is taken, the ...
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Redirecting incoming calls to different numbers depending on WiFi connectivity

Can we have an android application which will direct any incoming call to: The cell number in case WiFi is disabled Office extension number through Jabber client in case WiFi is connected (when I ...
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Are there any side effects of uninstalling Apps

Are there any side effects of Installing and uninstalling lots of apps on an Android smart phone? Specifically are there any things that do not get cleaned up that I need to be aware off?
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Can I clear out broken/uninstalled apps that still show up in the app list?

I had some apps stored on my SD card that I have since wiped. The apps still show up in my app list in Settings->Manage applications. How do I refresh this list? Rebooting the phone doesn't help, and ...
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How to check if an APK contains native code?

Is there a way to check if an APK file hosts native code? There are many reverse engineering tools (e.g. apktool, androguard) from which you can reproduce the source files of an Android app but I'm ...
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How do one know which folder is created by which Android apps?

From my understanding, a majority of Android apps may have created some folders on either local storage or the SD Card. So, how do I know which folders belong to which apps? (I know that some apps ...