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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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Can I restrict application updates to only happen over wifi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restrict market updates to WiFi network I'd like to avoid using the expensive 3G data bandwidth for app updates. Is there an app or something that will restrict updates so ...
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Background apps and the battery

Every time I use Google Search, the browser or the music player of my Samsing Galaxy S II (Android 2.3), even if I push the back button until it brings me back to the home screen, the apps keep ...
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How does android transfer with bump apps work?

I've come across several apps which allows the user to transfer data (like files, photos, contacts) when they "bump" their phones. An example is Bump, which use the the bump to transfer files and add ...
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Podcast app with Google Reader integration (Google Listen alternative)

I'm looking for a podcast app that would have the same features as Google Listen without the buggyness... From what I've seen, most apps that feature "Google Reader integration" only offer importing, ...
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How can I get a overview and manage the default applications for file types?

Most OSs show a nice summary about which application will be used to open a certain file type. Android does not seem to have such a function. How can I track and manage the default applications?
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StackExchange apps and LaTex rendering [closed]

Is there any app which allows to browse Stack-Exchange sites and is able to interpret and render latex formulas inside the posts? I have already tried StackAniwhere and Droidstack which apparently ...
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What is the difference between Widget and program that can be added to the home screen?

When I hold the home screen on a spot a set of options appears to add to Home. Two of these options say program and widget. To add my calendar app which syncs with my google calendar I had to use ...
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Search for apps based on language

Can I search for Android APPs that are in Hebrew or Kurdish? or are all apps automatically translated into all languages?
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Can't download some apps from Google market after phone software update

My phone is Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. I just updated my phone's software to the latest Android version (2.3.3), however, I've found that I can't download some applications. It would start the ...
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Play Store is missing apps after restored from backup (EVO 4G)

I've seen some similar issues, but nothing quite the same as what I am having. Hopefully that means it is easy to fix. So, I recently backed up all my apps to my sd card using MyBackup and then ...
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Do any UK banks have Android apps?

I'm researching a new current account, and an Android app would be a big bonus for me. None of the big few banks (Lloyds, Natwest, Barclays) seem to have apps. Santander has one but it doesn't work in ...
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How can I chat with BlackBerry users?

Is there an app that lets me chat with BlackBerry users just by adding their PINs? Something that simulates that my Android phone belongs to the BlackBerry network? I know there are multiplatform ...
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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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Prevent apps being uninstalled

My kids love playing with my Android. However, they don't always understand what they are doing, and occasionally I find that they have deleted some of my apps (strangely, never the ones they play). ...
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Why do some Android apps need access to my SD card and fine location?

I understand why apps like Maps need to know my specific location, but is it safe to allow any application to access these things? Are there any clues as to which apps are safe and which aren't? Also,...
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how do I get most of my standard linux utilities and commands on Android 3.1?

by standard, i mean just what users often get by default with one of the popular distros. for example, uname, finger, vim, tmux, etc. I have a galaxy tab 10.1 (android version 3.1, already rooted) ...
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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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Why is “search application provider” eating 90% of my Android CPU?

According to the "OS Monitor" app, the core "search application provider" is eating most of the CPU on my HTC Incredible S. There are multiple log messages with the following error : "Failed ...
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App for calling a list of contacts, one after another

My daily commute is rather long, and I make lots of phone calls while driving. Dialing while driving is illegal, so I have to stop by, dial, and drive again, which is inefficient, time consuming and ...
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Where can i find the HTC EVO native camera apk?

A while back I put a Gingerbread [Deck] rom on my HTC EVO, and it came with another camera app (apparently the one that ships with the new Nexus S). While it does have some fun little features, I don'...
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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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Sleep Apps and Shared Beds

I've seen on the marketplace now several alarm clock applications that claim to analyze your motion patterns in your sleep, so as to determine the ideal time to wake you up such that you feel ...
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Help Uninstalling Stubborn Application

I have the original Motorola Droid. I recently installed Lotus Notes Traveler on it (we use Lotus Notes at work). The application is giving some issues, so I was going to uninstall it and re-install ...
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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 install an apk as a system application?

I'm trying to install an application in the system/app folder of a device. It needs to be done since I'm writing a QAT program and the tests need to run with a few privileges not available to third ...
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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 tried:...
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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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Is the app version I download always the latest?

I have recently submitted an app to the Android market to quickly realize that I had left in a bit of code that needed to be removed. I quickly re-submitted a new version but was wondering if the ...
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Is it possible to run Android applications on (normal) Linux?

Since Android is a forked Linux kernel plus software stack I am wondering whether there are any projects or ideas regarding creating a version of Android that can be added to a Linux system to allow a ...
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Service for sharing list of installed apps

I'm thinking of web app for sharing lists of installed / recommended apps with people. Optional comment for each app on how/when/why it's useful. Something a bit similar to usesthis.com, but for ...
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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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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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Backing up Android without needing Internet?

All the Android Backup apps I have checked out (MyBackup, Lookout) require an internet connection. I don't want my data to ever be stored in the cloud. These apps may have legitimate reasons to ...
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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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Mobile network: browser is OK, apps doesn't connect internet

When phone use WiFi connection, all apps can connect to internet. When it use mobile network connection, browser can connect, but apps cann't connect. Is there any settings? How can I diagnose? Phone ...
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Is there way to view two applications split screen on Android tablets?

Is there way to use two applications simultaneously on split screen on Android tablets? It would be great to put tablet to vertical position open navigation software to upper part of screen and music ...
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How to play android games on PC?

I have Asphalt 6 on my HTC Desire S. That looks awesome on phone, now I want to play the game on PC. Is it possible at all? I mean is there any app which will let me play this game on my PC over wifi ...
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Does Android have a task scheduler?

Microsoft Windows has the Task Scheduler Manager to schedule tasks based on time or other events, as far Linux has cron to the same feature, does Android have something like? Could I install cron on ...
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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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Can I remove all these garbage apps without rooting the phone? [duplicate]

I just got a Samsung Galaxy 2 from Docomo in Japan. The only thing I don't like about it is that it came with about a million pre-installed apps, 99% of which are just garbage that clutter my ...
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Use Android device as a barcode reader for PC

Is there an app that allows your Android device to act as a barcode reader, in such a way that it can send something like keyboard inputs to a computer in real-time?
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Where can I find stock Android apps that are not normally in the Market?

I downloaded a custom ROM for my Samsung Captivate phone that is a variant of 2.2.1. Its version of the Camera allows me to use the power button to take pictures. I decided I want the stock camera ...
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Bluetooth OBDII Android app

I am going to order this OBDII scan tool from DealExtreme: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/elm327-bluetooth-obd-ii-wireless-transceiver-dongle-16921 Just wondering if there are any apps out there that ...
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Is there any app which can tell which app is using internet? [duplicate]

I have installed lots of apps on my phone. For the last couple of weeks i am facing one issue. Even when i am not using internet infact even when i am not using my phone at all, a window pops up and ...
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Is there an app to take a photo and add a comment to it

Does anyone know of an app, which allows to take a photo and add some comment or notes to it? Doesn't have to be anything fancy. I'd just like to take a picture of something and add some comments/...
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Can I use my Google account on two or more phones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple Android Devices with a single google account I want to share some applications and contacts on my girlfriend's Android cellphone, can I do that? Will I lose my ...
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App to ask question on stackexchange? [duplicate]

Is there any application to ask question on stackexchange as well, instead of just monitoring a user timeline to get notifications?
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Suddenly unable to install application from SD card

I have an HTC wildfire. I am currently developing an application which I am consistently testing on my phone. Since yesterday for some reason I am not able to install any apk of that particular app ...
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Is the Motorola Xoom tablet suitable for making notes on pdf?

I am considering buying a Motorola Xoom to get rid of piles of notes that I have from uni. My questions are: Does the Xoom have a digitizer pen (or can you buy a compatible one)? Does Android have ...