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Control my Droid from Windows

Looking to use a full-sized keyboard/mouse as much as I can - will make setting up/initial config much easier. I see a number of 'control Windows from your Droid' apps. looking to go the other way.
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How do I connect Android 4.2 VPN to OS X Server VPN (L2TP)?

I have a Mac mini running OS X 10.8.2 with the OS X Server 2.2.1 from the app store, and I have set up the VPN using L2TP in the Server.app interface. I have tested this VPN connection using a ...
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Is it possible to integrate the Emulator window in Eclipse without motodev?

As you may or may not be aware of, if you're using motodev to develop Android on Eclipse you can actually have the emulator window integrated seamlessly with the developing environment and I was ...
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Firefox OS (html5,js) vs Android (java) vs IOS (objective-c) In terms of pl and tech use, how can the other is faster? [closed]

How can be one faster than the others, what happens inside their code, is it a matter of the engine they are using? (noob about the gecko, linux kernel thing, educate me) One of the limitations of ...
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Smartphone breaks the Internet connection when a call is received while wireless connection is on

I have this strange issue that I have absolutely no idea about with my HTC one X (Android 4.2.2) and Linksys Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router WAG120N. Desktop has Windows 7 Ultimate running. When I'm ...
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Google Analytics Opt Out for mobile devices? [closed]

The Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add-ons are very useful way to shield our browsing from contributing to our clients analytics data. The link does not work for mobile devices. Are there any ...
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Samsung “Kies via Wifi” doesn't work, stuck on “Loading…”

When I connect my Galaxy S2 to my laptop using "Kies via Wifi" it doesn't work. On my phone it tells me it is connected, and on the laptop I can see the device "GT-I9100" under connected devices, but ...
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Using a Windows computer as a Bluetooth input device for another computer/device

Ok, I realize this is a totally backwards use-case but I've got to imagine it's technically possible. I have an android tablet (Acer A500) that I use at work to get to personal email and IM since I ...
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How can I get the Android SDK working with Eclipse in Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit? [closed]

I would like to tinker with the Android software development kit, and I have found out that it only support 32-bit versions of the Java Platform and Eclipse. I installed the ia32 Sun Java runtime ...
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Could someone explain this Linux command to me (mount plus options)?

I found an Android(Linux) command: mount -oremount,rw /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system Could someone explain me what this means?
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Can I use android app on PC?

I use android-x86 on PC using VMware or virtualbox. I wonder how I can install android application. (Assume that the app is freely available from android market.) My PC OS is Windows 7 (32bit)
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Internet connection sharing over WIFI without modifying LAN adapter IP address

I have an Android phone (non-rooted Sony Ericsson ST15i) that I'd like to connect to the internet via my laptop's wired Ethernet connection (linked to my university network, that uses an ...
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I can't find adb_usb.ini

I want to edit it so that it suits my Kindle Fire 6.2 firmware to be able to install apks from outside the market.... Why can't I find adb_usb.ini I have installed Android SDK
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Using Bluestacks to run an android app directly from Windows command line or Desktop Shortcut

After installing Bluestacks is there a way of launching an android app without going through the Bluestacks interface? Is there an API or something that would allow this? Actually I found where it ...
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Backup cell phone text messages to PC for archiving and searching?

I have an Android OS phone and I'd like to somehow archive my SMS messages to a PC or a web service, ultimately so I can search through them. Is there an easy and/or convenient way to do that? In an ...
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Working around ADB “waiting for device” issue

We are setting up a continuous integration server for our Android development and we've quickly run into ADB's waiting for device issue. For the record, we've already tried a lot of combinations of ...
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How can I start the Android SDK manager with non-root shell?

Login as user myuser. To become root and run Android SDK manager: su - /var/lib/jenkins/android-sdk-linux_x86/android all is well. Then to become user jenkins and run Android SDK manager: ...
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Sharing Android 4G phone internet connection from PC to LAN

I have a Windows 7 x86 PC and an Android phone with a 4G connection. I would like to share the 4G connection – I currently do so using PDAnet software – but I also want to share it over ...
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PC Contact Management for Android 2.0

I am having difficulty finding any worthwhile software to manage my Anroid (I have a Motorola Droid) contacts on my PC. I want to be able to plug my Droid, sync contacts, and have an interface on my ...
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Copy files/using apps on HD with no drive letter?

My phone path is Computer\Model-Number\Phone. I wanted to use a util like windirstat on it but it doesn't recognize the path since it doesn't have a drive letter (I assume). I tried copying all my ...
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VPN for Home to watch TV on the go

My ISP offers TV on tablets, phones, etc. where I have to use an app, but I still have to have that traffic flow through my modem. What would be the best solution to setting up a VPN for probably just ...
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Sync emails between private ISP and Android phone

I have a question about syncing emails and contacts between an private server and an Android phone. I can and will change the emails to IMAP but still there is a problem with the contacts. I want them ...
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“compute launch button tooltip” error in eclipse

I'm trying to run Android SDK with Eclipse for the first time. I have never used Eclipse before and I'm running into the following error message over and over again, with no specific trigger: "compute ...
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Can software operation damage an SD card?

My SD card has a broken boot sector and the tools I've tried say that it's not repairable (I've tried TestDisk, DriveRestore Pro and Easeus Partition Recovery). The card was in my Android phone and ...
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Evernote open source alternative?

Is there some kind of notetaking server application which syncs everything between your devices? Or is it possible to use your Dropbox or Google space for notetaking and synchronisation?
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how do I share a folder beetwen Linux running Android on Virtual box?

I'm running Android (without installing it) through VirtualBox under Ubuntu. I already added a folder of my Ubuntu system, in the shared folder settings in VirtualBox. Now the question is: how do I ...
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How do I change the name Ubuntu gives my phone?

When I mount my android phone (HTC Desire, running Froyo) it shows up in the files system mounted in the /media/ directory. It used to come up as AEA9-A57F (or something similar). However now it ...
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Issue in internet sharing(ethernet) to android device in mavericks

i have installed Horndis driver on my Mavericks, my phone is displayed on network preferences (with green connected icon). The issue is i cant get access to internet. i shared ethernet connection ...
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How to Use a Shared Folder in VirtualBox with AndroVM

I'm trying out AndroVM and cant figure out how to access a shraed folder with VirtualBox. The instructions say it needs to be called mysdcard, which I did. But I can't find it in the android. What do ...
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Syncing contacts regarding Android, vCard & Exchange

My aim: To import a list of contacts in the format of a vCard (.vcf) file into sync with a cloud server using Microsoft Exchange, for use with an Android device. My problem: The bunch of contacts ...
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MITM the Android emulator

I am trying to man-in-the-middle the Android emulator so I can decrypt the SSL-traffic with sslsniff. The problem is that the traffic doesn't seem to get routed through sslsniff, even when I have ...
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Android eclipse keyboard problem

Not sure if I should ask this question here or somewhere else, but I am having a recurring problem. Every time I deploy my android application to my tablet in eclipse (Run As Android Application), my ...
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Freeware personal wiki on desktop & mobile using plaintext?

I'm looking for a freeware personal wiki with these additional criteria: Use plaintext files for the wiki articles. Have desktop Windows version, and mobile version (Windows Mobile or Android). Can ...
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How can I sync Android with Zune?

I have just bought a shiny new HTC Hero. Is there any way to get it to sync with the Zune software. In particular I'm looking at Podcast management.
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Macbook does not recognize Galaxy tab 7.7

I have Macbook OS 10.7.2 and Galaxy Tab 7.7 I want to transfer files to and from these devices, but when I connect the tab to the laptop using the USB cable that came with it, my laptop doesn't ...
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Why is this iptables rule that does port forwarding not working?

I have a server bound to localhost:7060. It is using ipv6 socket instead of ipv4. Below is netstat outout. # netstat -an Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State tcp ...
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What free alternatives to Photoshop are there for making Android Icons?

The Android sdk has a section Using the Android Icon Templates Pack that says in part ... The icon templates are provided in the Adobe Photoshop file format (.psd), which preserves the layers and ...
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Is there anything like a link or shared mount point for FAT32 folders in Linux/Android?

I often want the same files to be accessed by different apps on my Android phone, but the apps look in different folders. Is there a way to make two different folder paths on a FAT SD card point to ...
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Intellij / Android Studio Split Screen

Does Intellij / Android Studio have a split screen option similar to this in vim?
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Is it possible to access BitLocker protected drives on other platforms?

Is it possible to access BitLocker encrypted external hard drives from other platforms, like Windows Mobile, Android, Surface, Linux, Mac OS X?
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Play video from SAMBA share on Android--Any shared volum from Linux or Winodows

I use Ubuntu12.10 with Gnomeshell Installed latest version of samba share, configured to share my Video folder ,access restricted via login(uid n password needed) SMB share accessed via Solid ...
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Is it possible to sync Android or Windows 7 Phone directly with local Exchange?

As I understand anything I've read about Windows 7 phone it is possible to sync with an Exchange server, but it will sync to your Windows Live Account. That is something I definitely don't want since ...
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Resize Bluestack Sceen on Mac OS X

I need to check the application compatibility in all device & debuging application on Bluestack App Player, can anyone please tell me how to resize the screen of Bluestack on Mac OS X? I googled ...
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How to let Windows 7 laptop provide an internet connection to my Android?

Google didn't help me at all on this. I have a Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone, running Android 2.3.3. I'm wondering whether it's possible to have my laptop providing an internet connection for it. I ...
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Installing LG Optimus 2X driver

When I plug in my LG Optimus 2X Speed to my Windows 7 Professional laptop, it charges, but: The device remains unrecognized in the Device Manager No removable storage devices appear in the Explorer ...
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Running android apps on a linux PC

How can I run android apps, i.e. from the android marketplace on a linux PC? Does there exist any easy-to-use android emulator or virtual machine environment? FWIW, I'm running arch linux and ...
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Installing Android on VMware Workstation?

As you know , we can install different operating systems into Virtual Machines running under VMware Workstation. Is it possible to install Android(4) on VMware-Workstation 8?
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What is the mount point Samsung Galaxy S for Ubuntu Desktop?

What will be the mount point for Samsung Galaxy S cell phone, when I connect it to a Ubuntu Desktop? It doesn't mount automatically From /var/log/messages, I can only see this Jul 23 23:49:11 ...
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Files from Android to Windows 8.1 pc

i would like to transfer some pictures from android phone to my windows 8.1 laptop over a bluetooth, but even when i paired the devices i don't have on the bt icon in windows buttons to send or ...
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How to see http requests made on a network? [duplicate]

I have an Android phone, which have an app. This app uses an API. Now, I want to know the URL of this API. I sure the mobile phone connects with the app using some HTTP requests. I also want to know ...