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Questions about Samsung Galaxy S security applications

Hello I would like to know whether is it recommended to have some antiVirus+firewall application for this current phone? (I usually open email attachments for example) 1.Do these applications runs ...
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How can I find app name by UID?

In "battery history" I have found that the app with UID 10058 is using a lot of battery. How can I find the name of the app with UID equal to 10058?
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Call blocking with spoken message?

Does anyone know of a call blocker that will let you create a voice message for blocked calls? What I want is to block calls from hidden numbers. This is almost always salespeople so I want to just ...
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Is it possible to write android application using Google Web Toolkit?

We are writing simple web application using GWT(Google Web Toolkit). Now we should have this application cloned on Android and iPhone. I don't know about the iPhone but may it is possible to have ...
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Is it possible to wipe the phone without uninstalling the apps?

I'm having problems with my Google account in my phone and because of that I want to remove it and add it again. When I try to do it, it tells me that I can't remove it unless I restore to factory ...
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How can you determine if installed programs have dependencies with other installed programs

Is it possible to see dependencies of programs with other programs ? I mean, program which must be installed for other programs to run. -- background of the question -- I installed a program a ...
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Why is it that many Android apps do not feature a true close application feature?

I was wondering why it seems many applications in the Android eco-system come without a true "close" feature? It seems "different(to be politically correct)" to have to manage if an application is ...
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Rooted Phone but still can't uninstall Apps

So I finally temp-rooted my HTC Desire HD and set about trying to uninstall some of the stock apps that came with it (Stocks (no pun intended), Facebook for HTc and so on). But it won't let me - the ...
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Modern Combat Sandstorm Texture problem on Acer Liquid Metal

The game works perfectly except many graphical glitches with textures (mainly those in the background). any hints? I have Acer Liquid Metal, official Froyo
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How do you open an embedded hyperlink in a PDF on an Android device?

I have PDFs with hyperlinks (linking to other pages in the document as well as external websites) and would like to be able to use the links provided. The Adobe Reader app and other apps I've tried ...
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Which music-ID app uses less data? Soundhound or Shazam?

I've found Shazam and Soundhound to be pretty much identical in terms of accuracy when identifying music, however I tried monitoring each app's usage with 3G Watchdog but couldn't get a clear winner ...
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How can I get the Unknown Sources option on my Dell Streak?

I want to install one application which is not in the Market. I know that if I want to do that I should switch on the "Unknown sources" option, but I don't have "Unknown sources" on my Dell Streak. ...
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Android: Cannot open apps on SDcard

I accidently deleted some folders on the SDCard, and now I cannot open any apps that were installed on the sdcard like angry birds.. These apps are being shown in the Settings, but I cannot move it ...
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How can I graph or chart date related values ( each date having one value )

NEW QUESTION I wish to enter dates with corresponding values, and have these values charted in a line or block graph. If the chart and values could be exported, that would be nice. UPDATE Since ...
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Unknown not removable apps

I have two apps: informacje and Czasoumilacz which I cant remove through Settings > Applications > Manage Applications. What's that and how do I handle the problem?
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How can I change root grants for app

I'v just temporary root my phone. And here is the question: how can I change app grants for root access, if I already press allow, with "remember" checked? And also I want to know is this ...
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If an app is downloaded and never opened, is it considered Active?

What makes an app 'Active' in the Android marketplace reporting? Is it when it is simply downloaded and on a device, or is it when it is downloaded, installed and opened?
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Is there a minimum app price at app stores?

Is there a limit on minimum app price? I ask as I never saw any app less than .99 in any app store (apart from free apps). Can an app be like .49 for example in Google or Amazon app store?
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SatNav app with Audio Book app [closed]

I'm trying to find a satellite navigation app that works with an audiobook app such that I can listen to the audio book while navigating. When I get a navigation instruction I want the audio book to ...
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which site to use for obtaining information regarding android apps? [closed]

i have just bought a android phone, and i want to know about the different apps that i need to install on my phone which are also good. for example, i wanted a good file explorer for my android 2.2 ...
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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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List all activities of an app

I have an Android phone which is not rooted. Is there any way I can obtain/export a list of all installed packages with their available activities? ADWLauncher has an activity picker in its custom ...
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How can I have android reinstall my installed apps after I do a factory reset?

I have a nexus one and I installed a bunch of apps on it. After I do a 'factory reset', I go back to 'Android Market' and I see it is trying to download the apps I installed before. However, all of ...
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HTC HD2 Can't start certain App from SD with CyanogenMod Gingerbread 2.3.3

I've installed BOYPPC-SHIFTPDA DESIRE HD V7 & GINGER 2.3.3_V9 (NAND [DAF]Clean) on HTC HD2, everything is fine except I can't run some app (almost all app large than 1Mb) from SD (eg. Angry Birds ...
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Why can't I download games, apps, etc from any site except the Official Android Market?

Every time I try to download any of the games I love from any site except the Android Market, my phone tells me that the settings are set to not allow unknown apps to be run on my phone. By the way I ...
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Is there a program which will log each program I start on my Android device?

I am looking for a program that will count each start of a program on my Android device. Over time, you install quit a lot of programs. It would be nice to see how many times you actually start ...
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If I uninstall an app do I lose the data?

I want to install Angry Birds from the Amazon App Store but all I get is errors. My guess is it's because I already have it installed. I'm afraid to uninstall just in case I lose the data. Any ideas?
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“My Apps” in App Market only showing SOME past downloads after a reformat?

I used to be able to go to "My Apps" and view all my past apps. Now that I've done a reformat, though, I only see a SMALL subset of the apps I've downloaded before. I thought it was supposed to show ...
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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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Some questions regarding apps on a rooted Nook Color

This is basically a follow-up to my previous question regarding the Nook Color. While my first question was regarding some of the specifics of the root process, I also have two questions about ...
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How can I track app usage?

Is there a way to show usage stats for installed applications on my Android phone? I'd like to know how much I use my apps and if there are any I can get rid of (because I don't use them).
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How do I get quick access to common text snippets?

When filling out an online shopping form the other day via my browser, it sucked that I needed to manually type my email address, street address, postal code, etc. Even credit card number (though I ...
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Can CSS be over ridden on Android the same way userContent.css works on Firefox?

This is related to another question I posed recently, but I thought I should keep issues separate and specific. On a desktop computer running Firefox, one can create a file called "userContent.css" ...
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How can I manage my store cards on the Android?

I have a bunch of store cards with barcodes on them hanging on my keychain. Every now and then I won't have my keys when I'm in the store. I once saw someone with an iPhone who had an app that managed ...
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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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Are there any specific advantages to using the Amazon Android App Store over the Google Android Market?

Is the new Amazon Android App Store just another marketplace or are there any specific features or benefits that the Google Android Market doesn't have?
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How can I get apps from the Amazon app store from an unsupported region?

Currently, the Amazon app store appears to be US-only. Similar to How do I use the US Android Market, I want to know: How can I use the US Amazon Appstore? Market Enabler doesn't seem to work, and ...
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How can I tell the Android Market that I'm running an updated version of Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some apps on the market incompatible with my device? My phone (Orange San Francisco) came with Android 2.1 and has not been officially updated in the UK so I'm ...
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Will I get automatically lifetime FREE updates if I pay for an app?

If I buy a paid app, will I be able to get free updates for the rest of the lifetime of that app or should I pay later for the updates? What's the norm? Can you perhaps give 1-2 examples? Thanks!
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Are the apps safe? How can I make my Android more secure?

Are the apps on the Android Market checked or audited? If I search Google for "hardening Android", the best hit I can find is Google Android Hardening Checklist. What's your opinion regarding this? ...
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Do I need an SD card to add apps to an Advent Amico Android Tablet?

The Advent Amico Android Tablet PC arrives without an SD card, and has 487Mb of internal ROM available. Plenty for a few apps surely? There is no Android marketplace or alternative marketplace app ...
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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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Calendar access from apps: only some calendars are displayed

I've Sony Ericsson X10 mini pro with Android 2.1 and root. I want to have a separate timetable calendat that will not be visible in some places (calendar app). I think I've some good reasons for ...
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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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What system app stores the cellular network settings?

Before installing a new ROM, I backed up all data from my system apps using Titanium. I installed the new ROM, and also put in a new SIM card from a different network (so it was in on first boot-up ...
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Why can apps access the whole SD card?

Is there a technical reason for why apps that only need their own data are not limited to one folder? I do realise that some apps use other apps' data, but I'd be much more likely to install an app ...
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Can a Factory Reset fix Malware Problem?

This recent story appeared on Slashdot regarding various malware apps that had invaded the Android Market. Google quickly removed them (and I was not infected - I don't typically download apps), but I ...
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Which apps do gapless music playback?

Are there any apps around that are good at gapless audio playback? I listen to a lot of music that continues from one track to another and the stock app puts a small but noticeable gap between tracks. ...
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List of apps ever downloaded

I bought myself a new Android phone since my last one died (overheated). So I've lost all the applications. Is there some kind of download history to find what you've downloaded via your Google ...
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“Update unsuccessful” on all apps running on SD card

I know this problem has been reported before, but man, I am really, really getting tired of it. I have not been able to update any app running from the SD card on my HTC Evo since I got it nearly 6 ...