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paste text to bluetooth?

I'm using the PasswordSafe app and am looking for an easy way to send passwords from my phone to other computers. I can copy the password to the clipboard but what then? Is there an app that will have ...
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How can I check whether an app is installed on internal storage or the internal SD?

I asked another question about problems with the default launcher and one user suggested that I might need to check that my app is installed on the internal storage or the internal SD card, but I ...
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How do I safely install an app not from the Play store?

I have always installed apps from the official store but today I wanted to install an app from SlideMe so I clicked "download" but it didn't install automatically. It just downloaded an .apk file and ...
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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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Galaxy Tab Multi Device App Installation

I am planning on having a few labs of Galaxy Tabs (60+ tabs), and I need a way to manage all of these. Primarily I need a way to automatically install apps on all of these at once. I know there is a ...
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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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Play store icons are not in transparent

From past few days I am noticing that play store icons are visible with black background. Even I have done factory reset settings for the phone. I am facing the problem with every icon in the play ...
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Making Calls with Google Voice on Nexus 5

I'm wondering how(if possible) I can use the Google voice technology on my Nexus 5. I have it downloaded it on my laptop and it works great, but I'm unable to download it on my nexus 5 (the app is ...
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Anything else works besides safestrap to install ROMs on n900a (at&t) Note 3?

Question is pretty self explanatory. Is there any other method available to bypass bootloader and install ROMs like other models? Is at&t bootloader still under lock and key?
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How to automatically switch between apps and/or websites on Android?

So I'd like to turn a tablet into a calendar, alarm, weather display, and task organizer that shuffles between these every five minutes when not being used. It will be mounted on a wall or next to my ...
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Grabbing a part of the screen as an image

I am reading a pdf file and I need to select a specific area in the file and paste it into my note in Papyrus. How to grab a specific area in a pdf file? Pdf reader iannotate does not allow me to do ...
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Disappearing Apps on Galaxy s3

During the download of an app, or after the app has finished downloading, it will automatically disappear. It will be recorded in the Play Store as being "Installed" but it is nowhere to be found on ...
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Recent vs Running vs Downloaded apps

What happens when you: Swipe out an app from Recent section? Stop an running app by going into Running section? Force stop an app by going into Downloaded section? Even if you remove an app from ...
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What system apps can be safely removed with Titanium backup on Nexus 4?

Is there an official list or something? :D I'd like to remove some of them to improve battery life, but not sure which are safe to remove
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All apps moved onto the SD card have disappeared

On My phone LG E460, all the applications moved on SD card, have disappeared. On play.google.com (and play store) these applications are marked as installed. I don't know how to reactive these ...
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Why does the number of apps “optimized” not reflect removed apps?

I've read the details on what optimizing does here: What kind of app optimization does Ice Cream Sandwich do at the first reboot? And my question is slightly followup. I run CM nightlies on my ...
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Applications installed get deleted after connecting USB to PC

I had installed quite a few applications on my tablet. But after I connected it to the PC for data transfer some of the applications got deleted by its own. I connected to the PC by plugging in the ...
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How to install extensions on Android's stock browser?

I have JellyTime (R30 - https://code.google.com/p/jellytime/) installed on my HTC Desire HD phone which is running a variance of Jelly Bean 4.1.2. Is it possible to add some extensions/features to ...
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Lock System Settings in Android

My application will open to particular time and it won't close in that time, for example 2pm to 4pm is my application running time means, the user can't access any other applications (like Music, ...
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My Nexus 4 crashes after every app start

I haven't used my Nexus 4 in a while, and all of a sudden all apps crashes on their start up, including the Google Play Store app. I have tried to upgrade the OS to KitKat (via Settings => About This ...
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Start Google Search with input selected and keyboard active

I'm trying to add an app to Widgetlocker (or shortcut) that will not just start the Google Search app, but actually focus the input and activate the keyboard. Otherwise, I have to click again to do ...
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Is there any dictionary app the can lookup for words like on iPhone?

I just moved from iPhone to Android and I am looking for a way to lookup words by highlighting and choose define like in image below. Is it possible to do this on Android? If so, how to do that?
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app share from home screen

Experia u. I drag an app up to top of my home screen to share but it tells me this is not a shareable item. It does this with all my apps. I've gone in all settings and cant see how to get this ...
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Deactivate pop-up adverts on selected applications like chess

whenever I make use of chess application and other games, some annoying pop-up messages keep on invading my screen. how do I deactivate that.
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Unable to install on USB storage or SD card?

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Y (GT-S5360L), which I recently factory reset. Now I have a problem: whenever I try to install most apps it gives the error " Unable to install on USB storage or SD ...
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Change language and remove chinese apps on Lenovo A820

I am not sure if it is the right place to ask, so sorry if I am wrong. I received a Lenovo A820 bought in China. I would need to put it in English, and remove Chinese apps. Can I do that directly with ...
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How can I configure a Galaxy S4 to allow me to touch Dashclock to open items?

How can I configure a Galaxy S4 to allow me to touch Dashclock to open items? I want to be able to tap on the email icon to open email, etc. Dashclock appears to support this (I may be incorrect ...
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What would be a good method to find popular, low rated apps on the google play store?

Apart from just scouring through the charts and clicking on each app individually. I calculate that would take a full week to complete. I can't find any site that lets you sort the apps by rating, ...
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Does Mobogenie for Android install adware on the phone?

Has anyone used Mobogenie? It looks like a very useful way to control an Android phone from a PC, but I found one review that says it installs adware in your browser. However, it wasn't clear if this ...
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Installing Firefox on Android 2.3.6 failed

I trid to install the Firefox browser on Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). After downloading, in installing progress, it failed with this message: Application not installed. I have enough memory. I ...
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Huawei u8800 restarts

I am having troubles for weeks and still can't do anything I can only go into Android recovery, and can wipe data. Then after 2-3 restarts, Huawei X5 boots. If I restart phone, a lot of windows ...
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Disabling System Apps that have been updated and User apps [No Root]

How can I disable system apps that have been updated through the Play Store without doing "Uninstall Updates"? For instance, Maps is a system app, which has been updated. How can I disable it without ...
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Measure data used by android app

Is there any way I could measure the data being used by the components in my android app? If yes, how can I do it? For example, Say I have an app A with X and Y components, I would like to know that ...
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disappearing download

I downloaded an app earlier to my Galaxy Ace. The progress bar gradually filled until it said it was 100% complete. I now can't find it. It's not showing up at all in the list of all apps under manage ...
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Android Mockup Tool that can read/write balsamiq files

I've been testing some mockup tools for android but none seems to be able to import balsamiq mockup files. Has anyone found one yet or any converter out there? I already tried "Mockups.me" and ...
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Is there a countdown timer app that I can use with the hardware volume buttons?

I'm doing a kind of meditation that requires regularly setting a countdown timer for a few seconds, then when it stops and buzzes, starting it again. I've used a variety of apps for this, but with a ...
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SE BOOTLOADER v1.6 Problem (FAILED:phone is already unlocked)

I tried to unlock my bootloader with SE BOOTLOADER TOOL but get the message: (bootloader) Unlock phone requested FAILED (remote: Phone is already unlocked!) finished. total time: 0.002s What ...
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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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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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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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Can I restore Samsung Home

I have accidentally disabled Samsung Home (process.com.sec.android.app.twlauncher) from my Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. Now apps won't open so I can't access settings etc to try to rectify this. How ...
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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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How to make a normal apk with .dex inside it from an apk which is odexed?

I had a file manager provided by my manufacturer as a system app. it was odexed. i have its apk and odex file both. I installed a custom rom now and want to install that filemanager. how do i do ...
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How can I install an app if I have inconsistent UIDs and the market app crashes?

I am having issues with inconsistent UIDs. Trying to understand what was going on, I got the advice to install a terminal emulator. The problem is that when I go to the Market app, I receive a (very ...
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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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Alarm Clock Plus says wrong temperature; wrong by 20 or more degrees

I enabled the "Say time before alarm" and "say weather before alarm" features on Alarm Clock Plus, but when alarm activates the wrong temperature is being said. Not by a few degrees, but by 20 or ...
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How can I get Google apps to work on my Samung Galaxy Ace?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace (gt s5830), Android 2.3 OS, that I have rooted recently. The problem I'm having is that I am unable to run any Google apps on my phone. I have tried the Google Play app, ...
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Kali Linux in Android No Mouse/Input

I previously had Kali Linux running in my rooted/flashed vs870 lg lucid 2 custom rom lucidian perfectly. By accident I installed my backups with clockwork mod recovery and now I am facing this issue. ...
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Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Keyboard Issue

I am using thins phone for last one year. The issue is that it fell down and then it became slow in processing any app. I recently reinstalled the software. Now this is working fine. But the Keyboard ...
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device storage full :'(

When I installed folder mount app, the app said to reboot. After rebooting the app didn't work, so I uninstalled it. After that when I tried to install an app my device said there was insufficient ...