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Mar
11
revised Samsung Note 2 slow down
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Mar
11
comment Samsung Note 2 slow down
Have you seen My device is getting slow, apps start misbehaving/crashing. What can I do?
Mar
11
comment How to hide / show the pull out drawer that is pre-loaded on some Samsung devices
That's part of Samsung's multi window feature; see also: How to remove this sliding app section?
Mar
11
answered Big battery usage
Mar
11
comment Big battery usage
A smartphone with the battery lasting more than 24h is very good, honestly. Many people have trouble to get home before the battery runs out... Are you using the G+ app, or would "disabling" it be an option to you?
Mar
11
revised Big battery usage
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Mar
11
comment “sync disabled” and “unfortunately S Planner has stopped”
Welcome to Android Enthusiasts, Anne! Some easy questions: Have you already completely turned off the device and powered it up again? If that didn't help, go to Settings→Apps, select the "All" tab, and look for the crashing app ("S Planner" here). Open its entry, press the force-close button, then "clear cache". Restart the device again. Let us know if that helped. (not the most elegant variant, but certainly easy to follow I hope). For the sync: what Android version is running on your Note 3 (see Settings→About)?
Mar
10
comment How to retrieve Google contacts
@DanHulme OP didn't state the 800 additional contacts are the new ones entered, or that the new ones are showing up in Gmail from the desktop machine. Though this seems to be a logical assumption, admitted.
Mar
10
comment How can I determine the hostname of another machine on the local network?
Yepp, you've got it right now :) How should your Android device know what IP to check in the first place? And it could get "local information" only after connecting it – if there's not a DNS server assisting it. // Besides, this is the way I use it in my home network. With a "static IP" on my Android device, though (told the DHCP server to "always assign the same IP to that MAC").
Mar
10
comment Android App rating / Hidden reviews
This site is for users of Android, which means that questions about development/programming are off-topic here (see the What topics can I ask about here?, which explicitly mentions Issues with the Google Play Store (or any other app marketplace) from the point of view of a developer or publisher in its off-topic section). You might wish to consult Where can I ask questions that aren't Android Enthusiast questions? for a fitting place to your question.
Mar
10
comment How can I determine the hostname of another machine on the local network?
No, I don't. The DHCP server is assigning the IP to your PC. If the same server acts as DNS server, it can tell that to your device. For details on this part, Super User is the better part to ask. On the Android part, you just configure what DNS servers to use. I'm not sure it that setting persists when you switch back to DHCP afterwards, so you might be correct that using a fixed IP address for your Android device could be involved as well.
Mar
10
answered How can I determine the hostname of another machine on the local network?
Mar
10
comment How to retrieve Google contacts
That rather sounds as if your "new contacts" have never been synced (maybe sync was turned off?). If that's the case: No way without physical access to your lost device.
Mar
10
revised Google Play Music Stopped Syncing Randomly
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Mar
10
reviewed Close Unable to make Windows XP SP2 pc as hotspot for android device?
Mar
10
comment Unable to make Windows XP SP2 pc as hotspot for android device?
Android doesn't support ad-hoc networks out of the box. And even back in the box, it's not easily achieved. See the question Dan linked.
Mar
10
reviewed Close App Memory Hog Problem
Mar
10
reviewed Close Android 4.4 default button restoration?
Mar
10
reviewed Close THE resource for rooting your phone?
Mar
10
comment THE resource for rooting your phone?
There is no tool that roots all Android devices. So unless you specify your device (which you forgot), there's no way we can help you but pointing to the question t0mm13b linked.