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Accessing Tor on Android device via a virtual wifi network

I've hosted a wifi network using a virtual router, with which the local area connection is sharing it's internet with. My Android device can connect to this wifi network and can access my laptop's ...
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nexus s ICS access PC host local server (virtualhost) when plugged

My problem is the following: I have a nexus s with ICS & a debian laptop with a local apache server using virtualhost (like http://myaddress.local/). And I want to access my local server from my ...
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Imap server woes with Android Gingerbread email and Thunderbird

I run my own mail server and use UW's imapd/popd daemons to provide service. This week I just upgraded my OG Droid to a new Droid 3, running Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread). The email client is much ...
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Running Android emulator inside a Virtualbox Vm

I'm trying to setup a VM with a complete android development stack (SDK, Platforms, Eclipse etc) for a Hackathon. I'm having real trouble getting the emulator to start in the VM. I realize that the ...
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Auto-Connect to Bluetooth Modem (Android Phone Data Connection)

I can easily get my Win7 to connect to my phone's internet connection via Bluetooth. It's a simple right click -> connect to -> dial up modem. Thing is, I want to be able to do this automatically ...
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Remotley control a media players playlist without interupting the current video

Hi I tried using VLC player's web-interface to change the playlist while my daughter watched it on another computer. Unfortunately it's useless and only allows to stop start and move up and down the ...
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Does anyone knows how TeamViewer gets screen capturing?

I'm looking for an way to record my Android's screen without rooting my phone. This will be on my work phone, so I'm not allowed to root it. I recently found TeamViewer QuickSupport which lets you ...
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How to concatenate multiple videos to form a single video using ffmpeg

Really good post so far, I want to ask few questions. How to concatenate multiple videos to form a single video? How to loop the video until the audio has not stopped? Note: I have a different ...
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Locking Android Tablets - How fool proof is it?

I am the IT manager for a large retailer. We are thinking of purchasing hundreds of Android tablets for our workforce instead of low end laptops, what we used to buy traditionally. The primary use for ...
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Block Connection to Specific BSSID's

I am setting up my friend's network for his kids. I have Tomato firmware running on their Linksys with OpenDNS filtering as well as timed Access Restrictions (ie, no more internet access after ...
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How to access web server from multiple devices by name instead of IP?

I have a php site running on a local XAMPP web server. I would like to be able to access the site from multiple devices (other desktops, laptops, iPad and Android tablets) running on the same LAN by ...
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Wifi problems with Linux Mint and Android

Since I installed Linux Mint 15, every time I connect my laptop on the wifi the internet connection on my Android phone suffers a LOT (very slow). The internet on my laptop works fine. My router is a ...
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How to take backup of all the data of all the apps

I have some apps that contain information like Account summary, TO-DO list, Notes, Password saver etc. Recently I lost my cellphone so I lost all my app data as well. I don't want to lose my app data. ...
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Unable to copy in bluestacks

I am unable to copy more than 500mb files in bluestacks. I want to copy my obb folder to shared folder. But, I can not copy. I tried many file explorer but bluestacks stops working when copying ...
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Error from Android NDK: Could not extract package's data directory. Are you sure that your installed application is debuggable?

I'm using Eclipse to debug my Android app which has a C native code. When I plug in my Nexsus4 the NDK external debugging tool works. When I plug my Galaxy Note2 it throws the following error when ...
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HOSTUNREACH error when trying to connect from Android to Linux on Raspberry Pi

I'm having trouble getting any of the Android SSH clients to work. I've tried a few including the two most popular JuiceSSH and ConnectBot. They all give the same error HOSTUNREACH. Android is ...
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Control an Android Tablet from OS X Mavericks

I have a Google Nexus 7 and a 2009 Macbook running OS X 10.9 Mavericks. I want to control the Nexus from my Macbook keyboard. I am not looking for advanced control; the ability just to browse to URLs ...
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Samsung android phone is not being detected by windows xp?

I t was working fine earlier but when i plugged in my samsung galaxy y phone via usb cable in my windows XP desktop's usb port it doesn't show any additional drive in 'My Computer'. Here is the ...
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Set up bluetooth tethering windows 8 with galaxy s3

I'm looking instructions to tether my windows 8 laptop via Bluetooth with my Samsung Galaxy s3 android. I've enabled Bluetooth Tethering on the Samsung Galaxy S3. I've paired the devices on windows, ...
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Android device is not able to ping my laptop on same network

Laptop: Windows 7 Connected to Wifi - "Hydra" IP: 10.73.112.35 Gateway: 10.73.112.1 Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2 Connected to Wifi - "Hydra" IP: 10.73.52.67 Gateway: 10.73.52.1 I am not able to ...
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How to setup Microsoft Remote Desktop?

I'm trying to establish a connection between this app and my Win 8.1 Pro PC, but every guide I've found so far skip steps such as what to put under PC name or under Gateway. Also, should the User name ...
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Shared Folder in VirtualBox with Android not working

According to this I am supposed to see a "Shared Folder". Using android-x86-4.3-20130725.iso (original picture: http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/231/uewc.png)
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Why I can't be able to access HTTP sites?

I'm using Connectify to make my laptop a hot-spot to use Internet on my phone. Sites which use HTTP are not being opened but sites that use HTTPS are opened. It says error 102 What can I do about it? ...
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Control Ubuntu volume of computer from Android phone

I am looking for a way to access my Ubuntu box from my android phone. In particular to change the volume. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 LTS and Android 4.2.2 I have super user access to the computer. I'm ...
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Can't access phone util on Galaxy S3 (I535)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 that I can't get to connect to my computer. I've tried multiple USB cables (including the default one from the charger) on multiple computers. My next step is trying to ...
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Chrome data compression proxy for PC

Google Chrome recently introduced data compression proxy which saves bandwith up to %50 in Chrome beta. (https://developers.google.com/chrome/mobile/docs/data-compression) Sadly it is only available ...
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Android remote mouse: use data connection instead of WiFi

I've tried various Android remote mice apps that all require WiFi: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.djpsoft.remote&hl=en ...
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Kocaso M1400 ADB / USB drivers installation on Windows

I'm having trouble installing the Kocaso M1400 USB / ADB drivers on Windows 8. The vendor doesn't seem to provide them and the generic google drivers don't seem to work. The device is powered by a ...
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eMMC Standards and File System support

I am looking into Android secure erase functions and realized a few things: Android uses eMMC as its storage media, eMMC standards are set by the JEDEC organization (currently most of the ...
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Connect from Android (ES File Explorer) to Windows 7 Share

I am having problems connecting from Motorola Razr HD phone to my Windows 7 PC's shared folders via ES File Manager. Until recently everything worked fine, I could see/copy files just fine. Not sure ...
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Android phone keeps computer from booting

When connecting my android phone to my laptop. I don't think it gets to the point of booting harddisk, so I don't believe this is relevant, but for completeness, it is a dual boot Ubuntu 12.04, and ...
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Sync files from 'portable device' to Windows 7 folder

What I'm looking for is an efficient way to back up my phone's SD card (Galaxy S4). In an ideal world* I would plug in the phone and it would automatically fire off a synctoy or robocopy task or ...
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set up VPN server to share internet connection

In my university, the wifi signal covers anywhere in the campus. However, an internet client software is needed for users to login before the internet connection is available. And there are no such ...
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Run (CTRL + F11) dont work on xml files on Eclipse bundle with Android SDK

I've downloaded adt-bundle-windows-x86_64 everything work fine buts if i'm focused a xml file when click on Run button or press CTRL + F11 or try to run from Menu dont works This is a especial ...
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ioctl LOOP_SET_FD failed: Device or resource busy

I'm trying to get Backtrack to run on my Droid DNA. I've been tweaking the script little by little but I still come up with the following. I changed the loop on it, and another program always seems to ...
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Forward email to Gmail in Android app but not desktop

I have two email accounts - university and Gmail. I access them using Apple Mail as two separate accounts. I would like both accounts to be viewable in the Gmail app on my Android phone. Is there a ...
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How would you turn a tablet into a keyboard + easy-to-reach touchscreen (mirror the desktop) (not a touchpad) for a desktop PC?

How would you turn a tablet into a keyboard + easy-to-reach touchscreen (mirror the desktop) (not a touchpad) for a desktop PC? Numerous remote touchpads on Android I asked a question on ...
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Android: Listening to AAC+ files generated by StreamRipper

I ripped a ShoutCast broadcast (that streams AAC+) using StreamRipper (to listen on the phone when offline). StreamRipper (a Windows program) produced files with the "AAC" extension that play fine in ...
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Accessing my localhost through phone results in errors loading resources

I want to browse through my PC's localhost using my android phone. I need it, because I want to test my websites on mobiles without uploading entire project on my server. Is it possible? For now, I ...
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How do I set the Android bash path in ZSH?

Looking through the Cordova Android docs, I see this line You need to add the path to your Android SDK platform-tools and tools directory. In my example I will use ...
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sync Android autocorrect with MS Office?

I rely very heavily upon my MS Office customized autocorrect settings. I even use it to write complete sentences, by just inputting a code. Is there a way to sync or export Windows autocorrect to ...
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Easy to config Exchange mail on Android but not Outlook?

I have an Exchange account, in which I regularly access by OWA. I can easily config my android phone mail client to sync with this exchange email. However there's no way to config outlook 2010 (same ...
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Connect Android to Linux laptop

I would like to establish a network connection between a Linux laptop and an Android device. More specifically, there is an MPD server on the laptop which I wish to contact from the Android device ...
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Connecting Android via wifi to Wifly RN-XV RN-171 using Access Point (soft AP) mode not working

I hope somebody has encountered this problem and knows how to fix it. I purchased a Roving Networks RN-XV module to communicate directly with an Android device. I thought it would be perfect because ...
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Some easy way to turn all IMAP -devices silent in the same network while sleeping?

I have different IMAP devices such as Debian laptop, iPad and Android -phone. When I get email, they all start banging. How can I put them to silent mode automatically when I put alarm clock on?
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Syncing bookmarks in Firefox' own “Bookmarks” menu with bookmarks of Android (4.0) phone

Is it possible to make Firefox sync its own bookmarks (accessible from the "Bookmarks" menu) with the bookmarks on my phone (Galaxy S3 running Android 4.0), so that when I add a bookmark in Firefox on ...
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Can I create a reverse ssh tunnel by using my Android phone as the middle man?

I am trying to connect my home linux laptop and my work Windows 7 computer. They are both behind NAT w/ firewall and neither allows port forwarding. I cannot control the NAT, firewall or port ...
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Continuing installing Android packages after pausing Android SDK Manager

This is my first time doing Android Applications development. My PC is running windows 7 platform. I installed the Android SDK by running the installer_r18-windows.exe from the ...
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Lines are changed in android xml file in Eclipse

I am using android sdk in eclipse IDE. Here i am facing very critical problem in Eclipse IDE. When i open any android layout XML file and try to change anything manually where android layout xml ...
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Where to find XP driver for “NATPC M7” android tablet

I have just purchased a NATPC M7 8GB 7" Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Tablet PC. If I look under "Model number" within Settings-phone status I see it says "MID_Serials". I have no idea how to ...