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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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2answers
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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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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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1answer
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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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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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2answers
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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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2answers
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How to uninstall android lost app

I have installed android lost app from www.androidlost.com in my Samsung Tab 2 GT-P3100. How can I uninstall it?The app is not visible in the list of apps.
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1answer
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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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0answers
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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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2answers
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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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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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5answers
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Find what app is causing popups, NOT in notification bar

I am getting these popups regularly. They do not appear in the notification center so I can't find out what app is causing them. The only app I can think of that I have installed recently, I have ...
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2answers
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How to reset the device information in Google Play Store?

I was using Samsung Galaxy with android, then I bought the new Motorola DROID RAZR using same SIM card. when I'm trying to download any app from Google Play Store, it still refers to my previous ...
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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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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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1answer
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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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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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1answer
135k views

How can I stop applications and services from running?

When my phone starts up there are several application/services running in the background that I would rather not. And when I press the Home button while using an app, that app usually goes into the ...
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3answers
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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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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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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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1answer
129 views

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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7answers
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How can I install an app given only its APK file?

I downloaded the APK file for an app to my PC. How can I install it on my phone?
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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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Do android apps work on a smart tv?

I just got an lg smart tv and I'm wondering if I load apps that i have on my phone would it work on a smart tv? ex. I have the game cut the rope on my phone can i just move that to the smart tv and ...
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2answers
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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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0answers
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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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4answers
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Is there a stylus-based notepad app for Android?

One of the things I assumed the Android OS could do was let me use a stylus and just record notes in my own handwriting (without handwriting recognition). The goal being that I could remove the need ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Moving Robinson game files/user profile from one android to another

http://www.forumforpages.com/facebook/robinson-mobile/useful-tips/798367174/0 I tried the above but cannot find the below mentioned file which sound like what one needs to continue on playing the ...
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1answer
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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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0answers
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Phone storage not mounted , after using USB storage shows “Application not installed”

Earlier when I used to connect my phone (A jelly bean 4.2.2) to my computer (OS: Ubuntu 12.04) both my memory card and phone storage gets mounted automatically, but recently only my memory card gets ...
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2answers
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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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6answers
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Can I easily redownload all my apps if I get a new phone?

I am considering buying a new phone. Is there a way to easily redownload all of my apps onto the new phone without having to search for each one individually?
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1answer
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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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1answer
2k views

Is there an app to toggle proxy settings on non-rooted Android phones?

I am on a wifi network in China and occasionally wish to connect to an HTTP proxy I have set up on a shared computer to bypass the Great Firewall. As my computer isn't always on/with me, I wish to ...
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how can I re-link my apps to play store?

after installing custom rom and downloading most of my apps from pc and installing them offline, my play store account is peculiar, some apps I uninstalled weeks ago but i can still see on play store ...
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3answers
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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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Play Store not installed error

I had the Play Store App on my Android running Jellybean. The icon still shows on my main screen, but I can't find it in my apps folder. When I tap the icon I get an App not installed error message. ...