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If you sign up to Google+ you can do this with the Google+ app now. There is an Instant Upload option in the app. This syncs any photos (and videos if you set the option) to an Instant Upload album in Picasa.


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I've used PicPush for this purpose - it worked well. Only issue I had was it occasionally pushing an already backed up picture a second time and some random future date. Not that critical of an issue, just wound up with a few duplicate photos in my Picasa account. It supports many common photo services too. $5, but if you download just the free portion of ...


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Android's shell will support a limited amount of Unix-style shell scripting. It specifically should have a shell at /system/bin/sh that you can use, however: The shell provided with Android has a severely restricted set of commands available to it. If you want to do anything even remotely complex you'll need a busybox install (or another shell). It's ...


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The easiest way to compare these two apps: Locale costs more. But it is a lot more user friendly. You just set up "situations" with triggers and actions. Then you prioritize the situations. That's it. Tasker costs less. But it is a lot more customizable. It's more like being given a scripting language. There are TONS of options and choices and it ...


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You should be able to do this through an app called Tasker. Check out Useful or cool Tasker recipes, you may be able to modify one of those scripts to do what you want.


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If you don't mind paying a few bucks, I highly recommend Tasker. This automation utility allows you to set up many built-in (and some 3rd-party app) Android actions based on various parameters, including time of day. In Tasker you will need to create 2 separate profiles, and to each add 2 actions. 1st action will be identical in both profiles - disabling ...


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Well, you have several applications that do what you want. You have Tasker which is paid, Llama which is free and I'm currently using and can recommend, if you look around in the Market, you can find other applications.


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With Tasker you are able to achieve this. The Tasks can be defined as e.g. Wifi on and there are different trigers for those Tasks. Amoung many others, time can be a trigger.


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I've developed such an app called RepetiTouch. It's currently in beta stage and aimed at developers, but a limited free version is available here. However, it needs a rooted device running Android 2.3 or later. As far as I know, currently no other app with this functionality exists, but there are some tools/scripts providing such features using a computer ...


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Here's a possible alternative solution. If you open the Dropbox app, then press your camera button and take a photo, the photo file is automatically added to your Dropbox folder and immediately synced to the cloud. I read about it here: http://lifehacker.com/5713518/send-android-photos-straight-to-dropbox


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Update: I've gotten Pixelpipe to work with the Stock Camera App. Now every single picture I take with my Droid's camera is automatically uploaded to Picasa & Dropbox through Pixelpip. You can set it up to upload to any number of services. Here's how to get it set up: Go into Pixelpipe Go to Settings Turn on "Enable auto upload for camera", and ...


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Alas, the UsbStorageActivity doesn't use an intent to enable and disable USB mass storage, so there's no way to achieve this using am. It instead calls the functions StorageManager.enableUsbMassStorage and `StorageManager.disableUsbMassStorage to do its work. As these functions are hidden in the framework, it's not possible to write an app to do this, ...


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You can use Tasker for this (Play Store link). Tasker can create macros that are run on certain triggers, such as connecting the phone to a charger. An example of the necessary programming can be found here. Check the link for additional info, but here's the necessary part: Create Profile "Sleep Mode" Add Context Power Source: AC //You can also set ...


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I use Tasker to do exactly that, and much (much) more. Whether or not it can switch between 2G and 3G seems to depend on the handset, which you don't mention. Here is an example from the Tasker Wiki, showing how to set the phone into Airplane mode at night. Note that the GPS only uses power if something uses it, so turning it off is highly unlikely to make ...


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If you don't mind paying for an app, then this is very similar to the sort of thing that Locale for Android does, you can set it to switch stuff on or off, or run apps on your phone when certain conditions like fine/coarse location, etc are met. There are also quite a few Locale plugins (many of them free) available on the market that give it loads of extra ...


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I can only recommend CyanogenMod, or, if you want to keep your ROM: HotSpot Widget. CyanogenMod allows you to create a HotSpot Quick Setting Tile. The widget is placed on your home screen and if you want to enable/disable the hotspot tap it.


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This isn't built-in functionality, but it's something you could achieve with a trigger/event app such as Tasker. This kind of app runs in the background, and lets you configure certain actions to take (such as turning off the ringer) when certain events occur (such as seeing a particular Wi-Fi network). Tasker's not the only such app, but it's very complete ...


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I am the developer of Locale, and I wanted to make sure the most up to date information is available here: Locale does support backup and restore. More information about this feature can be found on our website at http://feedback.twofortyfouram.com/forums/5655-locale-feedback/suggestions/74784-backup-settings-?ref=title We publish a Headphones Plug-in ...


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Not sure what phone you've got but most of the higher end Android phones have light sensors, and you can set the screen to adjust its brightness automatically depending on the ambient light at the time. If you've got the Power Bar widget on your home screen (its one of the built-in Android widgets since Donut) just tap the far-right brightness icon until it ...


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There are a few Android apps that are able to control other Android apps, and can chain several commands together using their GUI in a similar way to a script, they both have plugins to extend their support to many popular Android apps and functions. Tasker and Locale are probably the most famous of these (see here for some comparison) but there are also ...


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I'd recommend Llama as you've wished for a free app. Further more this is a location based profile. This can not only do what you have said but also do what you want based on your location.


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Alternatively, my default recommendation for cases like this: Tasker. Use a profile like this (abstract): Condition: App (select "Youtube", and optionally other apps you would like to have autorotate turned on) Task: Display->Display Rotation: Set On This way, whenever one of the selected apps runs in foreground, autorotate is turned on -- and as soon as ...


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I know you can freeze and thaw an app using Titanium Backup Pro, which I have. But that would require manually going in to TiBu and doing the freeze/thaw commands each time. You're wrong about that part. Try this: look for a free place on your homescreen long-press there select to add a widget scroll to Titanium Backup select the item to (un)freeze an ...


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I know of no way to restrict an app to the 3G network (as opposed to 2G/4G), but there are several solutions to restrict apps to either WiFi or mobile networks (or keep/allow them from/to both). Examples include DroidWall - Android Firewall1 (which you already mentioned, but which is discontinued), its successor AFWall+2, its fork Android Firewall3 (gone), ...


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I am the author of MacroDroid and I have some experimental (root only) features in development to do this but have not yet released anything in the public version. I have an action called "Launch and Press" that allows you to launch an app and record a series of touch events and they will then be played back at the same rate. Basic touch events work ok, but ...


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For lollipop versions, Goto Settings -> Sim Cards -> Call settings -> Phone account settings -> Make calls with -> Under this you will have three options Sim 1 Sim 2 Ask First Select Ask First option from that menu and when you call someone from the contacts, you will be shown the Sim 1 and Sim 2 option. Select the Remember SIM for number checkbox ...


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Check out Locale (more expensive, but easier to use) or Tasker (less expensive, more complicated to use/more configurable).


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I use Llama to do similar things on a schedule, e.g. put my phone on silent while I'm at work during working hours, turn off Wi-Fi when I leave home, and so on. You can set events to occur based on where you are among other conditions such as time/date, screen on/off, battery level, etc. Llama learns locations based on the cell towers that are in range ...



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