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Constant location requests from Facebook - how to turn off?

My location request icon is constantly on. When I hit the location request notification, it tells me that Facebook and Google Play Services are high battery usage. When I force stop Facebook, the ...
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Jelly Bean to Kitkat Lenovo 680 [duplicate]

I've got a Lenovo 680 but the version that it has is Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and I cannot run any applications developed in Xamarin on it because it says it doesn't have the necessary version.How can I get ...
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samsung galaxy s duos about system data card problem

The phone memory (system data card data like images, videos, contacts) is stored on server or not? After hard reset data is gone so that is stored someone else or in databases?
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Galaxy S2 PrinterShare

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. I need help with the app PrinterShare. It says "Direct USB Connected" when it is not connected. I have tried rebooting my phone. Please help?
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install apps on sd card [duplicate]

My BLU Studio 5.5 won't allow me to install anymore apps. I have a 18G SD card installed. When accepting to install it says "Error downloading phone had insufficient space". What do I do to install ...
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Sorting applications by their trimmed name

Is there anyway to for the app list to be sorted by applications' trimmed names? E.g. in the screenshot below, the application " Flashlight" appears first because it contains the space at the ...
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Customer claims our app trashed her phone [closed]

I'm in receipt of a complaint that the android mobile app my company provides has trashed a customer's android phone to the extent that it is now only capable of making phone calls. No sms. No ...
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The screen resets when I search for K in the apps

I go to Apps then search (type) with the Latin letter K or k (on both English and Turkish), suddenly the screen resets to home page. It does not appear when K (or k) is not the first letter. Also this ...
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Copying the youtube url

Is there a way I could simply copy the url of a youtube video to the clipboard in android 4? I discovered that it is possible if you install the Google drive app (13.5MB) which adds the option "Copy ...
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Free up internal memery on ART (without memory increase script)

I have an HTC Pico (has 150 MB internal memory) and switched to ART running android 4.4.2. Now it has 11 MB free space with only user app as file manager. I have deleted unwanted system apps (like ...
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Search apps list using keyboard

When looking through the list of installed applications I am able to search for an app by name quickly using PC keyboard on Genymotion emulator or when I plug in an USB keyboard to my Galaxy S2 ...
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Hoe to restore Navigations after the last Android OS update? [duplicate]

I want to restore the Navigation app, which was deleted after the last Android OS update. It was replaced by the crap Maps that is useless which I cant uninstall because it replaced the factory ...
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remove pre installed default menu

hello I have a "prestigio multipad 4 quantum 10.1" and it has pre-installed a default auto loaded menu, and when it boots it give me only one application choice and settings menu. It has 4.2 android ...
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KitKat - How to identify the REAL size of apps (app + datas + …) to be able to install other ones

I had an iPhone for 4 years and I now have a Samsung Galaxy S5 running KitKat 4.4.2. I've started the migration from the one to the other downloading my prefered apps. I've just downloaded 40 little ...
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How to list apps, which have a permission to access the camera?

I am experiencing the problem with the mm-qcamera-daemon on a Nexus 5 with 4.4.4, as described in this question. I would like to know if there is a way to see which apps have a permission to access ...
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Is there an app that blocks certain search words on kindle fire?

I want to block certain words like "pornographic" on search engines like Yahoo, Google, Bing, etc without blocking my whole search engines. Is there anything on the kindle fire HD that can do that or ...
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MP3 player, that remembers current possition in all playlists or folders

Is there any MP3 player out there, that would remember current file and position in that file, not only for currently played playlist / folder, but also in all playlists / folders, that are added to ...
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A lack of sim card in my android device crashing my apps? Why?

A weird problem I observed with my Micromax A116, android version 4.2.1. From the day I bought it, 8 months back, I have used both the sim slots. But the internal earphones were damaged & I ...
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what is reason behind android update application [duplicate]

What things responsible for android update. . Means if i have a android phone which will not upgrade my os version . In this scenario , why it is not upgradable ?.. what factor make it .? Any ...
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Samsung Galaxy S7562 Force application to start on power up?

Is there a way to force an application to start automatically on every power up on my Samsung Galaxy S7562? Thx
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Will launcher dry the battery quickly?

I like to install doldol launcher will it dry battery quickly? or maintain battery backup normal like default launcher?
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Insufficent space for downloading APP from Play store [duplicate]

I am using a Micromax Canvas HD, which has an internal memory of 2Gb and the free memory is 1.3 Gb I also have an 8Gb memory card on which the free memory is about 3.2 Gb and I'm am still getting the ...
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how to get a list of latest apps released on playstore sorted with date?

I was wondering if there is any way to get a list of recently released apps, sorted according to date added from google playstore.
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What email app can filter mail by size?

I'm looking for an Android email client (preferably free) for my Galaxy S4 that has the feature of filtering incoming email by size, that is: some kind of rule of the type: if email is more than ...
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Google Play downloads app to wrong tablet

I bought my daughter an Android tablet and tried to download Angry Birds onto it. It showed the message that app would be downloaded shortly, but it never did. A little while later, I logged onto my ...
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History of installed/uninstalled apps

I don't know if there is already a thread about this particular issue, but if so forgive me. I would like to know how can I see the date when I installed and uninstalled a certain app some time ago ...
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Can you identify this 'N' app running in the status bar?

This 'N' thing in the status bar is new and I don't know which app it is. I've looked in the applications list but can't find anything unusual. I think it also changed the wallpaper without asking. ...
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Reachability feature like in iPhone 6

I've got Nexus 4 and not big enough hands to be able to fully control my phone with one hand. I've seen an amazing feature on iPhone 6 called "Reachability mode" (when home button is double tapped, ...
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Connectbot post-login automation commands not working on Win 7 system

Also tried VX-Connectbot. Post login commands don't work on a Win7 system. Is this a known issue? If yes, are there any workarounds? Is there any other FREE ssh client that has this facility- run ...
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Why doesn't Android store the packages as binaries like on other Linux distros?

On Ubuntu, it doesn't store apps as deb files it stores them as plain compiled code. Why doesn't Android do that instead of using Jit and cache? Wouldn't it be more efficient to just compile it ...
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Are iOS apps faster than android apps since android apps are interpreted?

Android apps are interpreted rather than compiled. Does this make them slower than iOS apps at runtime?
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How install python interpreter on an android device

I cant download the http://code.google.com/p/android-scripting/ because in my country is block this URL. Where can I install the python app for android
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GPS functionality degradation on Galaxy SIII

I recently moved from a relatively flat area to an area near the mountains. I used to have good reception for my GPS when I would run using the RunKeeper app. Now I only get reception for about half ...
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contacts phne numbers disappeared after sync to google

after sync to google all contacts that have phone number in them disapeared. I tried to enter a new contact just for a test. if I sync to google again the new entry disappears as well. how can it be ...
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Moving applications to SD card

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT8010-Wifi) model and I would like to move some of my apps to the external SD card and change the default installation location to be the external SD card from now ...
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IRC client with XDCC support

Honestly, I haven't installed and checked all irc clients for Android, nevertheless I wasn't able to google any. Does it exist? If yes, mention it, please :)
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Audio output to mini USB on Android 4.1

I am using Huawei Ascend Mate which is rooted, runs on Android 4.1.2 and I want to use my Logitech USB headset with my phone. I also have the USB OTG ( mini usb male to usb female ) cable which is ...
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Program named -2068

I noticed in Data usage, under Wireless & Networks, an app named "-2068". Does anybody know what this is ? It does not come up when I run ps command from terminal, so the number it's not a PID. ...
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Basic Server for android

I want to set up a server on android. Anyone know how to do that? I do not have root. I do know about I-jetty. So any other ideas. Preferably where I learn how to make a server program. I can program ...
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Google Play apps, login in someone else's account

I have this weird problem on my tablet. Most of the time I can download a game in Google Play and create a game account or just play normally with a local save. But there's a long list of games I just ...
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How does reducing brightness of screen increase battery life?

For all I have heard, reducing the screen brightness of your phone can increase your battery life. Just about every expert in the field agrees to this statement. But today I came across this article ...
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Web proxy for Android 4.2.2

I need to cut off access to Flash and HTML5 videos on several devices for a project. Is there any app like a proxy to perform this? If I could deny a list of webpages it will be perfect.
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Call recording app [duplicate]

I would like to get an app, that can record also incoming and outgoing calls and it should record mine and also my partner's voice.
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Why are apps taking up more space?

I have a micromax A300 and it comes with an internal memory of around 25 GB. The problem is that my memory dedicated to installing apk file which is around 1.2 gb seems to be showing 200MB more data ...
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how can we clear whatsapp conversations in our contacts

I have a doubt on whatsapp msgs.my frd msg me on whatsapp I seen the whole coversation.on the next day I didn't find any conversation in my phone.I face this situation from couple of my frds.Is it ...
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How can I see what exactly an application does?

I'm a bit surprised I couldn't find this answers myself. I am a major minimalist when it comes to computers (my desktop and laptop both run strip-down Linuces) and I wanted to get rid of some of the ...
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Could I use my phone to scan or image myself? [closed]

Could I use my phone or tablet to create an image rendering of my body that I could use to quantify body metrics like waist size, inseam, etc?
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How Google Wear install app from Google Play

Hello guys I got to know that When you try to install any android mobile app which also have android wear app then Google Play automatically push the build to android wear device. I am not sure ...
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How to know if an keyboard/input related app is safe to use

I am Vietnamese and I cannot type my language on my Android phone i.e. Samsung Galaxy S4 So I look for apps that help me to input Vietnamese. My issue is that I'm affraid the apps will bug me and ...
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Launcher crashes when unlocking my x touch tablet

When I unlock my tablet a "calendar has stopped working" message appears. After clicking "ok" I see another message "unfortunately launcher has stopped". How can I stop this happening?