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Android integration with Mac OS X

Is there a way to connect Android phone with OS X Yosemite, just like (or similar) iOS does? Apple - OS X Yosemite - Mac + iOS Continuity. I'm aware of AirDroid | Delight Your Multi-Screen Life, but ...
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How to prevent android from automatically rearranging home screen icons?

I don't know in which which version of android this has been added but it seems like a really frustrating feature. Once I delete an icon on my home screen, every other icon gets rearranged ...
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can't make synchronous request. waiting for a response from the server [on hold]

I call a method, where a variable is assigned a value.But the server response comes later.And my test variable is null.How to wait for a response from the server? package com.example.memder; import ...
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How to get past stalled initial station search in NextRadio?

I have a phone with an FM chip. To make use of it, I installed NextRadio. During onboarding, NextRadio is supposed to look up local radio stations. However, it hangs on this step, displaying a ...
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Get common name of an app given its package name

I'm interested in a way to go from the package name (e.g. com.android.providers.telephony) to its common name (Phone). I'd like to know if there's ADB/shell command (from the phone), or any system/...
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How to get rid of grey error/alert message popup (toast)

I keep getting grey pop-up error messages from an essential app I don't want to uninstall ("xDrip+: No sensor found"). The messages keep displaying outside of the app which is annoying. Is there a way ...
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I am using my phone number to log in to my facebook account and someone elses account [on hold]

I am using my phone number to log in to my facebook account and someone elses account showed up using my contact number I am wondering how such thing could happen?
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Use Android Phone as a facecam for Ps4 twitch/youtube live streaming

Instead of buying a ps4 camera, I wondered if my android phone could be used as a facecam for Ps4 twitch/youtube on a live stream. I have done a fair bit of research and have found the following: ...
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Why can't I install anything? No error given, just endlessly “tries”

I have been unable to install anything on my Moto E5 Play (Android 8.0). It never gives an error, or any indication that something's wrong, it just eternally spins the loading circle around the app's ...
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what is Market, on an Android device?

In looking up an issue I'm having, I came across 2 questions and associated answers that talked about "Market" (for example, Application Always Downloading). I've never heard of this app, and couldn'...
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How to transfer my photos from my Android to my MacBook Pro?

Where to find the MTP mode in my Galaxy 5 phone and then how to transfer my photos from my phone to my MacBook Pro? Or at least have them automatically transfer from my phone to my drive in Google.
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Is there any way to make calls ring/vibrate only for specific contacts?

My girlfriend has an Android phone but she hates actually talking on the phone, and hates being distracted by ringing or vibrating. Her mantra is that she'll check it when she checks it. This is quite ...
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How do I turn off suggestions to uninstall unused apps?

Google Play Store prompts me on a regular basis to uninstall unused apps. This prompt is a little bit dangerous because without much thinking, I could tap the confirmation dialogue and uninstall apps ...
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System notification service error

Getting this error from system notification service. With two options, Keep it anyway (unsafe) or disable. I'm getting this notification in every 2 minutes. No matter if I select disable, or keep it ...
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Whatsapp crashes

I have updated my Whatsapp to the latest version (2.18.46) but it crashes as soon as I open it. I don't get any."Whatsapp has stopped working" message. Here's what happens: 1) I click the icon. 2) ...
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Barcode to webpage - Scanning from an app to a webpage without switching or copy/pasting

Ok so. We use Spektrix, a ticketing system which allows you to scan barcodes straight into the webpage via a scanner, what I want to do is have a scanner app running in the background that scans the ...
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Why has the Eye in Sky weather app disappeared from the Google Play Store? [closed]

I was using the Eye in Sky weather app on my previous phone. When I searched the Google Play Store to download it on my new phone, I didn't find it. What happened to it?
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How do I change my default alarm clock app?

So trying to get it so I can say "ok Google, set alarm x". But it defaults to the basic alarm on my phone which is not a good alarm clock. Looking through settings, apps, there seems to be a way to ...
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How to open an app with QR code? [closed]

I would like to know how to make a QR code open an Android app instead of the website in Google Chrome. I want to know the syntax how to write it down. The app name is com.linguatec.android. Also if ...
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What causes the alarm to not work when I turn off my phone? [duplicate]

My question is, after setting the alarm, the phone is powered off, so the alarm didn't work on time. When I turned on the alarm, it was exactly what i was setting up... Why is it a phone from Android ...
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Cannot install some apps on Galaxy Note 10.1: parse error

I downloaded Awesome note Hd and Awesome note-jujuburi. But I can't install both of them on my Galaxy Note 10.1: my device showed "parse error". I activated Unknown sources, and cleared data/cache in ...
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Is there a way to see why an App is incompatible with your phone?

Currently trying to install Animal Crossing, and on the store page it blocks me. Incompatible with your device it says. I check, it needs at least android 4.3, I've got 6.0.1, so I should be good. ...
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Authentication is Required Google Play Store

I have tried everything that was said in the answers below but it just won't work. I want to download an application but whenever I accept the permissions prompt, a notification appears: "...
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Can't save to disk after rooting device

I have rooted my Android 5.0.2 (Samsung Tab 8.4 Pro, TM700) the day before yesterday, and I noticed yesterday that my Chrome won't save files anymore, at all. I then installed Firefox, same behaviour. ...
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Applications that install themselves even after a factory reset!

I have a samsung Galaxy S6 that I recently bought on occasion. Since I have it, I am faced with a strange problem. Indeed, There are 4 applications that keep installing themselves in my device. - ...
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What is the basic requirement to start android development and where to start? [closed]

I am a complete beginner with no prior programming language other than c.I want to learn android development.Can anyone tell me where should i start and what are the things i need to learn. Help ...
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User object left in memory after app data cleaning [closed]

I have the following code in my MainActivity - private ArrayList<User> usersList; @Override protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) { super.onCreate(savedInstanceState); ...
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How to watch videos with Hebrew subtitles?

I've bought an adapter for watching movies and tv shows from my smartphone (galaxy s3) to the big screen tv. For some reason, all of the video player apps I've tried so far have problems with ...
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how can I re-link my apps to play store?

after installing custom rom and downloading most of my apps from pc and installing them offline, my play store account is peculiar, some apps I uninstalled weeks ago but i can still see on play store ...
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Unable to uninstall Kingroot in SONY Xperia E3

I own a SONY XPERIA E3. Yesterday, I installed Kingroot. But now, I am unable to remove it when I go in Kingroot > general settings > & uninstalling Kingroot. It shows the error: Sorry, ...
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Android apps for “armeabi-v7a” and “x86” architecture: SoC vs. Processor vs. ABI

While downloading Android apps, sometimes I have seen apps for armeabi-v7a and x86 architecture. I read some references for armeabi-v7a and x86 architecture. However, at the end, I couldn't finalize ...
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Does using brightness dimmer (screen filter) really save battery?

We know that the lower the scree light/brightness, the lower the battery consumption. There are some applications which provide ability (without root) to lower the brightness beyond the (default) ...
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How to recover files form hide it pro app?

I had photos and videos hidden using Hide it pro app and I changed the memory location to External SD card. Three days back my SD card stopped working on my mobile but its working in pc. I recovered ...
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Why isn't my Coolpad compatible with Google?

I have a Coolpad Android device. I went to the Google Play Store to install regular Google app instead of Google Go app and it says that my device is not compatible with that version of Google. What ...
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Downgrade an app in Nougat

Well, simple. I want to downgrade an app that has been accidentally updated. I've already read this question but it didn't provide me with a straight instruction. I have the APK I want to downgrade to ...
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App whitelist in stock android

Is there a way to create a whitelist for apps in stock android? Ie. I would like to limit what apps are possible to launch, for example by password protecting them. Anything resembling kiosk modes or ...
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SD card has 81% free space but says insufficient space for App2SD (native, Huawei Honor 4X)

I have downloaded OLX app and presently it is in internal memory. When I try to move this app to SD card it says "Insufficient space. Can't move to SD card". Please help. I am using Huawei Honor 4X ...
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How to access sensors and camera of android device from Shell

I have logged in to my android phone through SSH [installed SSH client in android and through putty from windows]. Now I can access all the directories like root, dev, etc, of the phone. Can someone ...
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Google: displaying number of hits

Google search via Firefox on a Huawei HGR 5 cellphone doesn't show the number of hits as it does on desktops. Anyway to have Google display the number of hits?
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How do I get hidden downloaded files of an application?

I have an audiobook application, I have downloaded audiobooks which are only accessible inside application, and last time I checked I was able to find audio files of books in my phone's music folder, ...
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Unable to Install more Apps in Micromax Unite 2

I have Micromax Unite 2, in which 1GB RAM, 1GB Phone Storage, 8 GB Internal SD Card. I have just installed few apps like whatsapp, facebook, skype and Microsoft Lync. After installed these apps, phone ...
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Delete personal data from phone that can't sign in to Google

We have an old Galaxy that grandchildren use for play. No SIM card, but on wifi.  The Google account previously used is obsolete, so we can't sign in.  But without signing in, the "play store" won't ...
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Deleting apps from android phone that can't sign in

We have an old android phone that grandchildren use for play. No SIM card, but on wifi. The Google account previously used is obsolete, so we can't sign in. But without signing in, the "play store" ...
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Is it possible to replace stock 'Phone' app?

First of all, I know one can replace the dialer app and there are many options available for it. But is it possible to replace the stock phone app? Is there any calling app that uses the normal ...
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OverDrive: How to edit an item from drop-down window?

Android tablet. OverDrive app. I use OverDrive for library books. I have two library accounts and two logins. Prior to an OD update, my tablet remembered both logins. LOGGING IN TO LIBRARY ACCOUNT: ...
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Why do I have to always clear the cache of the Download Manager in order to download 1 app?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy J4 Core with Android 8.1.0 Go. When ever I want to download an app on Google Play, I first have to clear my data/cache for my Download Manager and restart my phone. It then ...
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Unable to update system app

I have been trying to update the system apps on my android phone, where in I get an error mentioning that the application which I'm downloading can't be installed. (Error code :- 104) When I searched ...
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What app is this icon from? Heart with dot inside square [duplicate]

From the top notification bar on an android phone, probably android 8 or earlier