Service is a background process in Android, not to be confused with *nix daemons or Windows services

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What running applications and services are safe to turn off? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Knowing which applications to stop I just got a used Nexus One and I see a lot of running services and applications. I'm wondering what negative impact there would be if I ...
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What does the IcsService process do?

Under running services, I see the IcsService or long name com.android.samsung.IcsService . What does that process do? I'm debating about removing it. Note I have a AT&T Samsung Captivate (Galaxy ...
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Start services at boot [duplicate]

How to make applications start at boot? I have at least 2 which I'd like to start automatically but they don't (I need to manually start them to have services run in background): Skype Lookout
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My Google Voice services keeps getting stuck on “restarting”

The "UpdateService" for Google Voice constantly keeps getting stuck on "restarting" and therefore I miss out on receiving SMS messages from Google Voice. I've already been trimming down on some ...
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How can I prevent services from running in the background? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? Is there a way to prevent the service apps (or any other apps) from automatically running in the background?