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Ability to monitor sound volume when headphones are used?

I am curious if there is a way to log sound volume when headphones are used to play music. I am doing a research project to quantify hearing loss resulting from listening to music on phones and need ...
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Verify if apps are fully compatible to the intended Android version upgrade

I am on 4.4.2 and am toying with idea of upgrading to Marshmallow, mainly to use doze feature I have 150+ apps and want to check how many of them are upgraded to work with Marshmallow, before ...
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How can I save a word document (from Word Android app) to Google drive?

There are options for OneDrive and Dropbox, but I can't save to my Google drive account, why?!
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How to enable usb debugging on android 6?

So I used to have this working on 5, after an update to Android 6 I'm unable to get USB debugging to work. Anyone else run into this? I've enabled USB debugging on the device. I've tried three ...
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Where can I find out when I installed an app?

Is there a Play Store log file? Or should I be looking where apps are installed on the phone for time/date stamps?
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How to run an .APK without installing it on the device with adb?

Is it possible to run a .apk on an Android device without installing the app? I can do something like this: adb install com.your.app and then: adb shell am start -n ...
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An existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already installed

I'm trying to update (Documents to go Main app) in my device. When I'm trying to install it an error comes out says an existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already ...
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Automatic app updating interrupts video

I have a Google Nexus 6P. Irritatingly enough, when apps are finished updating, whatever video I'm watching in whatever app is paused. Every time. And when you can't schedule app updates for when ...
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How can I prevent applications from running on startup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? I've installed some applications that I mostly like, except for the fact that they all decided they were too ...
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Move non-movable apps to SD Card on rooted phone

I have some big apps like Spotify on my phone which has not much empty space left on my internal storage. So I considered moving not only movable apps to sd card but others as well. I know that ...
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How many apps can be installed on an Android device?

How many apps can be installed on an Android device? Is there any limit in number? Or whether it depends on RAM/Storage ?
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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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Can I have two separate minecraft apps on my sole account?

I have my own device and my two kids have a tablet each linked to my Amazon account (kid profiles). They both want minecraft but want to have their own worlds, I.e. Not share. Can this be done?
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Closing a window within an activity using adb shell commands

I have been tinkering around with adb and attempting to control an application and close popup windows using adb shell commands. I trying to close an activity window that I can identify with the ...
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I don't want CamCard to sync to my contacts

This may sound funny, but I just want CamCard to store the contact information from the business card I scan with it. I don't want it to be added to my contacts or any account (like gmail). So ...
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Trebuchet search application by name

I use CyanogenMod 12.1 (Android 5.1.1) with the Trebuchet launcher. How can I search for an app by its name, if I don't want to have the Google search installed?
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How to restore Sony Xperia M when asking for password to decrypt storage?

My sister came up with her phone asking for password to decrypt storage and she said she didn't set any password. I can't put the phone on USB Debugging cause i don't have access to phone settings. I ...
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What is “Aging Test” App on Android Phone? [closed]

THere are list of software in my phone that I don't know what are they use, is they are safe to disable: Aging Test Basic Daydream Beauty Maker Caldav-Sync Carddav-Sync Gooe Mushroom FashionMakeup ...
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Google app displaying temperature in Fahrenheit

When I use widget for voice search and say 'weather' I get the results, but it is shown in Fahrenheit, even though,in settings it is chosen to show in Celsius. Any solution?
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How can I install an Epson iPrint App?

I have a 10.1 inch Android Tablet (4.4 Operating System). I want to install an Epson iPrint App so that I can use an Epson wireless printer. I keep being getting the message that there is insufficient ...
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Prevent USB data transfer (when phone is in use) and being charged

I would like to know how to protect my data when I use public battery charger in public places. I know that if I do not unlock my screen when charging, my data is safe, but what if I would like to ...
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How to do “Android Party Play” with “Real Racing 3”?

I'm big fan of Real Racing 3 - Android Apps on Google Play, after seeing following on my phone, I even went ahead and purchased ASUS Nexus Player. I'm a bit confused about ANDROID PARTY PLAY ...
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Is it possible to run Minecraft on an Android?

I was thinking in using some tools to convert the JAR into an APK. But will my Nexus One have enough memory? And what about the controls?
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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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How does one install an emulator onto the Playstation phone (Sony Xperia Play)?

I got a Playstation phone (Sony Xperia Play) and would love to play old video games on it for free. I was hoping there was an emulator (maybe mame?) I could install on it. Is there some way I could do ...
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Why are Android games so much smaller than iPhone games?

I compared the size of some Android games with the size of iPhone games and I was quite surprised. For example Asphalt 6 is 6.1mb large on Android and 515mb on the iPhone according to the store ...
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Does Angry Birds and other games have Leaderboard on Android devices? [duplicate]

I went to a Best Buy store and tried Android tablets but didn't see any Leaderboard for Angry Birds Space edition -- is it because it is not logged in as a game user or does Android have a ...
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number of downloads

How we can find that how many times a specific app has been downloaded? for example, in this page I cannot see any information about that.
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How frequently are Android apps in Google Play updated?

I wish to know how frequently apps in Google Play are updated on average? For instance, statistics such as average number of apps updated per day or number of days in-between 2 successive updates of ...
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Does using various app stores in parallel cause any issues?

I am using a Android phone with Lollipop and found that apps can be installed from various app stores like Google Play, Amazon App Store or F-Droid. Are there any problems I can run into if apps are ...
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How to downgrade an app if it has been updated via Play Store?

I have an app installed on my phone, which I've installed from the Google Play Store. If I update the app and don't like the upgraded version, is there a way to undo the update and downgrade back to ...
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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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Are all Xperia Play Optimized games compatible with the Xperia Z/ZL's native DualShock 3 support?

The Xperia Play is a one-of-a-kind phone that supports a physical keyboard for mobile gaming. Many games on the Play Store have been optimized to take advantage of these inputs. Now, I've seen some ...
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Should be possible to copy saved data from chinese to english Plants vs Zombies 2? [duplicate]

I'm actually playing the Chinese version of Plants vs Zombies 2 because the English (or international?) version is not released yet. I don't have idea about Chinese and as you would guess, sometimes ...
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Call a number on a website

Instead of having to highlight a number, copy, switch to call app, paste the number, and dial, is there a way to dial a number found on a website directly? I heard something about copyright issue with ...
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Play phone game with game being displayed on computer screen

I want to play InfiniteFlight on my computer. But it's only available for phones (and maybe tablets, I'm not sure) - I purchased InfiniteFlight on my phone, and I just had an idea - What if we can ...
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Android App (Lego Speedorz) will not run in restricted profile, crashes instantly

I have two little kids and for obvious reasons I'm not to keen to let them use my account. Since I have Android 4.4.2 on my Nexus 7 I set up a limited profile today and enabled the kids games for the ...
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Cross-device game saves

My father loves the game Hay Day. I'm not exactly sure why but that isn't important. He is on a Motorola Droid Ultra and the Ellipsis 7 tablet he recently got for free at Verizon for upgrading. Both ...
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How can I stop QuizUp from using up so much of my storage space?

After a few weeks of usage the apps settings show that QuizUp is taking up several hundred megabytes of local data storage. What is causing this and how can I prevent it? Clearing the app cache won't ...
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Can the game “asphalt8” be played on iOS and Android together?

I have an iPhone and my friend has an Android device. When we try to play "asphalt8" on wi fi, we can't get the app to connect with each other. If he creates a room, my device doesn't show it, and ...
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New phone: How to transfer game progress?

I'm planning to buy a new Android phone and I'd like to be able to transfer the progress I have made at several games to the new device, so I won't have to play all the levels again from scratch. I ...
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Final Fantasy VI Timed out, crashes on start

I get the following errors when trying to start Final Fantasy VI on my Galaxy S5. Running stock rooted rom. I have cleared the cache, I have uninstalled/cleaned all traces from my phone, then ...
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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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Can not install Plants vs. Zombies 2 on AsusFonetab

I have a AsusFonetab with Android 4.3 installed and 4GB free space but when I try to install Plants vs. Zombies 2 via Google Play, it says that the app is incompatible with my device. How can I ...
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Asphalt career performance isn't synced between my PC and Android phone [closed]

I am playing asphalt 8 airbone on my pc which runs on windows 8.1 pro and on my android smartphone. I connected Asphalt 8 with my same facebook account but it doesn't show same career performance, my ...
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Removing ads on apps that don't have ad-free version (e.g. Angry Bird)

My disabled child likes this game very much. But he can't handle the advertisement. It is just too much for him. I would like to get Angry Birds ad-free. I would pay for it, but there's no ad-free ...
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How to move app data to external SD card without root

I have a Karbonn A15 with Android ICS (4.0.4), it's not rooted. I want to move the app data to my external sd card. I tried to move the /mnt/sdcard/data folder, just to check whether it releases any ...
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Why can't I install some games/apps to my phone? (samsung galaxy s4)

I try to download some games, such as crossy roads or, the one i was trying to install in the image, Okay?, and it just says error; couldn't install on USB storage or SD card. But I don't know why, I ...
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Crossy Road on Android (Fire Stick) Issue

My nephew plays Crossy Road on his Amazon Fire Stick Android device. He's earned almost every different character. He hasn't had to pay for any... he's earned them all by playing... a lot. ...
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Running 16:9 games on a 4:3 screen device

I recently bought a tablet with a 4:3 screen. I noticed that some games don't seem to take this into account and the graphics end up stretched vertically. It can be rather distracting at times. Is ...