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That's the beauty of Android. You don't need a separate piece of software for your PC. It's designed from the ground up to do everything within the Cloud. manage my phone files (audio/photo), Connect via USB, turn on USB drive mode, and use Windows Explorer to manage your files. calendar (ms outlook independent) Sync over-the-air ...


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The requirement being that you must be ROOTED, you could get Titanium Backup and back up your phone using that. The reason for using Titanium Backup is so that you can selectively restore parts of your data if you were to install a different version and/or build of Android. NANDROID backup is good for having a safe image to fall back on but it isn't good ...


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A good way to back up app data if you're not rooted is to used adb from the Android SDK. For example, to back up the data for Locale, you'd do something like the following: adb pull /data/data/com.twofortyfouram.locale/ C:\backup\locale\ And to restore, just use adb push with the same arguments in reverse order, i.e.: adb push C:\backup\locale\ ...


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If you're looking for an app that behaves like the Suites of yesteryear ;-), try MyPhoneExplorer. Here's a short list of features: Features: Addressbook - with direct sync to Outlook, GMail, Windows contacts, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Lotus Notes and Tobit David Organizer with calendarview and direct sync to Outlook, Google, Sunbird, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, ...


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Have a look at simulating keyevents on Android and search for "KEYCODE_VOLUME_UP" and "KEYCODE_VOLUME_DOWN". Events can be generated by executing "input": #local shell: input keyevent 24 #vol up input keyevent 25 #vol down #remotely using ssh ssh your-phone input keyevent 24 #vol up ssh your-phone input keyevent 25 #vol down # 'su -c command' to make it ...


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Yes, rooting is usually (but not always) required. The following are some options: Android Screencast: Probably one of the more easier and popular sol'n Google Code Project "Android VNC". Have to search for it, I can only post 1 link at a time right now... Droid Explorer: App from Marketplace Android VNC Server: A guide that uses a different APK from ...


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If you want to do what is essentially a 1-to-1 backup of your device, you can use a custom recovery to create a "nandroid" backup. Doing so effectively creates disk images of your NAND partitions (hence "nandroid") that you can restore from at a later point. This is going to vary a bit by device and recovery system, but in general if you want to perform a ...


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Seeing that you have 2.2, the easiest solution would be to go to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Tethering & portable hotspots. There you have an option to enable usb tethering (exactly what you asked for) or, even better try out Portable Wi-fi hotspot. That way you will be able to connect to the internet without connecting the phone via usb, and ...


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You could simply use a bluetooth/wifi mouse app like PRemoteDroid. There are a bunch of others, and generally speaking they just allow your device to be used as a mouse/keyboard input. If you can pair with your PC it should work, although I've never tried it myself (I do use PRemoteDroid to pair with and remotely control my Xoom, though; works great). ...


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I've tried several solutions like TabletTalk, Desksms, but none of them was really reliable. Two weeks ago I found mysms which works very similar, but for me works a lot better. You install mysms on your phone and on your tablet (there's a seperate tablet app for this) and it immediately syncs your messages from your phone to your tablet. If you send a ...


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There are a lot of possibilities to remotely administrate and use an Android Device from your PC -- including, but not restricted to reading/sending SMS. Take a look at the following apps/links: Airdroid is simply to be installed on your Android-Device and can then be accessed via a web-browser ("browser-based"). Manages SMS/MMS, Apps, photos, videos, ...


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If GPS accuracy is enough for you, Plan B is just what you need. You can remotely install it via the Play Store web interface and it activates automatically, sending the phone's coordinates to your primary Google account. However, it can't play sounds on your device to help you narrow the location further.


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Although there is not a general solution for remotely launching apps, here is a solution that applies to your situation: First, install AndroidLost from the online Google Play Store. this is the app you can use to control/wipe/access info about your lost device, yadayada Give it a little time to install to your device, then install AndroidLost Jumpstart ...


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Webkey is my personal favorite remote control program. It turns your phone into a web server, complete with https and username/passwords with permissions you can set. So you could have an admin user with full access, and a standard user who can just see the screen. On top of built-in VNC, Webkey also gives you the ability to track your phone by GPS, connect ...


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Yes, but your phone needs to be rooted: Droid VNC With an unrooted phone and other apps you can do certain things like access the SD card, send SMS messages and manage apps, but to gain total control of the device it needs to be rooted. See my related inquiries here and here.


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Maybe you should give the Android-Notifier over at GoogleCode a try when using a Mac or Linux. The Android-Desktop-Notifier works fine when using Windows.


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You could install XBMC on the linux box then use the XBMC Remote app on your Android device to control the media playing through XBMC.


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There are a number of apps you can use but many will already have the ES File Manager Note: Turn off as many apps as you can. Some apps will not backup while running. Launch ES File Manager (When you open it you are normally in the file manager mode) Tap the second icon from the right to switch to Application mode Long press on any icon. Select "Select ...


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You should check out Google's Cloud To Device Messaging (C2DM) framework. If you just want to send stuff from your browser to your phone try Chrome to Phone (it's a kind of reference implementation of the C2DM framework). Good luck!


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The Android Debug Bridge (adb) can do pretty much everything you want. It is part of the Android SDK, just download the SDK and enable USB debugging on your phone. You can get a shell with the command adb shell and you can get files from the phone with adb pull All the commands are documented in the first link I gave. Another way to get any file ...


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If you are using Google Two Step authorisation, then you can revoke the one-time password that you assigned to the phone remotely from your Google account's settings, I don't think that this is possible unless you are using the Two Step authorisation. Go to your Google Account Settings page, click the Edit link beside "2 step verification", click "Manage ...


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If you're in the USA, use Google Voice - it allows a user to make voice calls while on WiFi and also allows sending / receiving SMS. Also look at Tablet Talk for your SMS needs at least. In early development, there's also Phone Link If you're working on your tablet, I believe the simplest solution for voice calls is to have a bluetooth handsfree paired ...


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Use Tablet Talk. I use this between my phone and tablet, and it works flawlessly. Auto syncs messages between the two, and forwards texts and calls to the tablet when connected. Has lots of settings to autoconnect, and suppress notifications on the phone when it pushes things to the tablet. I have it setup to connect whenever both my phone and tablet are ...


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Assuming that you haven't changed the default triggers for the app, you can simply text your phone from another device with: findme to get your phone to send you GPS information about it's location ringaloud to get your phone to send you GPS information about it's location and to ring out loud at full volume. Sourced from their instructions page.


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I'd recommend installing mpd on the linux server and an mpd client on the android device. The squeezebox server software doesn't play audio directly so you would have to either install a player like SoftSqueeze or SqueezePlay on the server, or use another music application to play the mp3 stream. You didn't ask about it, but if you want to play music ...


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You need to run an SSH server on your phone, such as SSHDroid. You can launch adb shell from SSHDroid, and then run am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -n <qualified-app-name>. For example, <qualified-app-name> is something like com.android.settings/.Settings.


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You could try something like VLC Remote. It can apparently even be configured to work with an MPlayer install instead of VLC if you prefer (according to this project, at least). There's also a remote app for Songbird available, and you can find it in the Market as well.


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GTalkSMS (Google Code Project Page) is a alternative for android-notifier which works over XMPP (GTalk, Jabber). It allows you to control various aspects of Android, includes a SMS/Call/Battery notification and reply system. Additionaly it is able to send and receive files to and from your Android device. There are many other features too. Using XMPP as ...


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Never even considered this until your question, but here's what I've got working pretty well -- droid VNC server from the market. Fairly quick refresh (as fast as I'm used to on VNC), better than the SDK screencast or Droid Explorer. Even has http server support built in -- in fact, I haven't tested yet with a desktop client, but the http/java client works ...


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It sounds as though you are just asking for a tethering solution (whereby you share your data connection on your phone with your pc). A stalwart in tethering is the app PDAnet. The free version (which doesn't allow secure connections, but allows most browsing and even WoW connection) can be downloaded from the market and installed on your phone. From there ...



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