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How do I send SMSes from my computer through an Android phone?

I have an HTC Hero Android (European version) unlocked phone. Is there an app that will let me type away all my text messages on my PC and send the SMSes directly from the PC through my phone? I'm ...
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How do I physically find a wifi device using a laptop or mobile phone

Okay, so I have lost my tablet somewhere in my flat and have been searching for hours already. It is an Android device, which seems to have wifi enabled (responds to pings), but doesn't seem to react ...
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Is there a PC equivalent for the Android 'Wifi Analyzer' App? [closed]

I'm using the Wifi Analyzer app on my phone a lot at the moment as I need to set up and test some wireless networks. For people unfamiliar with the app, i've posted some screenshots of the app that I ...
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Huh? JDK not found? (on Windows 7 64-bit)

I am setting up a development environment for the latest Android 2.3 on a fresh install of Windows 7 64-bit. I first installed the 64-bit JDK 6 (jdk-6u23-windows-x64.exe). Then, I installed 64-bit ...
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Android USB volume name

When I turn on my (Nexus S) Android's USB storage, Mac OS X mounts it as "NO NAME". Among other mounted volumes, it's confusing. How can I give it a more relevant name?
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Does Android or Java use more power since it's running on a virtual machine?

Since Android applications run on a JVM (Dalvik VM) which is basically a virtual processor, and every virtual instruction has to be mapped to the underlying chipset's native instruction, does this ...
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Is bluetooth tethering slower than Wifi?

I'm tethering a Galaxy Nexus (running Android ICS) with my Macbook Pro (2009 model, running Lion). What's the difference between bluetooth and wifi tethering in terms of: latency bandwidth power ...
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How to set terminal size in Android adb shell?

When I connect to Android using "adb shell" and run certain commands such as "vim" or "mc", they are restricted to a "window" of 25x80 characters. Since I'm connecting from a desktop computer where ...
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Share Keyboard/Mouse between PC (windows?) and Android

Has anyone come across software that can do this successfully/reliably? I would like to set up my Nexus 7 tablet on a stand under my monitor and use it with the mouse/KB hooked up to my desktop so I ...
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How to run Android-x86 4.2 iso on VM VirtualBox?

I installed oracle VM virtualBox on Win7,then I downloaded android-x86-4.2-20121225.iso from Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86.After I installed Android x86-4.2 on VirtualBox from iso and creating ...
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Which twitter client can synchronize unread tweets?

Right now I'm forced to read all the tweets in a single client on a single device (TweetDeck on my Android phone). If I would switch to another device and/or client, I would need to search for the ...
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Force Vista to “forget” a USB device

I have a device (HTC Dream / G1 Android phone) that I want to set up with a specific driver. Unfortunately I have already previously installed the device with the default driver. Even after ...
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How to synchronize Google Contacts and Gnome Evolution?

I would like to synchronize my Google Contacts (also Android Contacts) with my mail client Evolution on Gnome. Do you know how I can do that ? Thank you
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How to run Android application on Windows?

I do not have any Android device however I want to try some Android applications on my Windows PC. What options do I have? I already installed Android-x86 Project on Virtual PC however when I tried ...
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How to automount an Android phone as USB mass storage?

When connecting my Android device to a PC, it prompts to mount it as USB mass storage. Is there a way to force it to auto-mount?
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Forcibly Uninstalling Eclipse 3.5 Plugins

How do you forcibly uninstall Eclipse 3.5 plugins without using Eclipse? I made the mistake of installing Google's Android SDK, and now when I try to check for updates via the "Check For Updates" or ...
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How can I prevent the “Welcome to Android Development” wizard from appearing when I start Eclipse?

I've written this on SuperUser as it's not a programming (programmers.se/stackoverflow) or Android-usage (android.se) question exactly. The "Welcome to Android Development" wizard is a wizard which ...
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Ubuntu & Android: Sharing a tethered internet connection of a phone & laptop with another laptop through ethernet

First off let me explain the problem I'm trying to solve: I have an Android 2.2 phone that tethers its internet connection through USB to a laptop running Ubuntu 10.10. What I want to do is share ...
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How can I connect a Nexus 5 to a Mac via USB?

I'm trying to get photos off a Nexus 5 and into OSX. When I plug it in, it says "connected as a media device" on the device screen, but no USB drive shows up in Finder, no new folder shows up in ...
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Android - Emulator takes a long time to start up

I have successfully installed Android-SDK in my computer. Generally, I test application with my real android Device (HTC HERO) so it is fast to test an application on a real device. But when I try to ...
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How to use PCs' internet connection on Android phone?

How to use PCs' internet connection on Android phone ? I want to use it for surfing and downloading apps from Google Play . Reverse tethering works for surfing but not for downloading apps . Device - ...
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Storing Current Page for PDF eBooks

I am reading through several PDF eBooks on 2 different Windows PCs and 1 Android tablet. I would like to come up with an easy way to "bookmark" my current page that will work on all environments. So ...
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How can I run an iOS or Android app on my PC?

I've got a SWTOR account, and I'm interested in adding a security key to my account. Not because I'm particularly worried about my account being compromised, but because it allows access to a ...
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Google Android OS on x86?

How can I install Google's Android OS on an x86 platform? Are there any prerequisites for doing this?
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Connect Samsung Galaxy S2 with laptop. thru WIFI Direct

How can I send a picture from the phone to the laptop. Bluetooth is the easiest way, but not so fast. I want to use WIFI direct, but I cant find the laptop when i'm searching. What do I need to do ...
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can we use android tablet as an extended monitor

Is is possible to use an android tablet as an extended monitor to my laptop
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How can I view the video camera stream from my DVR?

I have a HANBANG HB7008KC DVR. It comes with a Windows IE ActiveX software to view the cameras. They don't support Linux. I have a Linux machine and i want to connect to the DVR. I use DvrSeeSee App ...
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“ant” is not recognized as command in Windows

This is my first time developing Android applications. I'm developing an Android app on Eclipse on Windows 7. I would like to run the Android app from the Windows 7 command line interface. I have my ...
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Is it possible to use an Android phone as an input device for Windows over bluetooth?

I have a htc hero and my windows 7 pc has a bluetooth dongle. Is there an app that will allow me to use my phone as a keyboard and/or mouse?
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Yet again: “This device can perform faster” (Samsung Galaxy Tab 2)

I've been doing a lot of research with no reasonable solution. Please excuse the length of my post. When I plug my Galaxy Tab 2 (7" / Wi-Fi only / Android ICS) into my Windows 7 64-bit machine, I ...
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How do I connect a laptop running Windows 7 to an Android phone using WiFi Direct?

From where I am sitting, Windows 7 does not appear to support WiFi Direct connections to Android mobile devices. Specifically, turning on WiFi Direct on my Samsung Galaxy S II does not make the ...
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Unable to install Android for Windows 7 because JDK is not found

I have JDK SE7u4 installed in windows 7. I tried to install Android on Windows 7 using the installer_r18-windows.exe but no avail. The setup window showed the message saying that the Java SE JDK not ...
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How can I send SMS from my PC using my Android Phone (Galaxy S3)

I've been a long-time Nokia fan, but finally succumbed to the Samsung Galaxy S3's amazing screen, & Android's Open community. One feature I use a lot (about a hundred times a day...) is Nokia PC ...
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Windows Firewall and Android's internet passthrough connection

So long as I have the Windows Firewall turned off, internet passthrough works perfectly. Running without a firewall is not feasible for me so I'm trying to find out which app or port the passthrough ...
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Running Market Android apps on the simulator

(Related to, but not the same as this). I used to be an Android user but switched to an iPhone. There are a few apps that I would like to continue to use, but the idea of carrying around a second ...
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How do I install Android applications from the PC?

Currently I don't have an Internet connection available on my cellphone and I would like to install some applications on it. Is it possible? Do I have to use the market?
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Android device as touch input for Windows 8

I am looking to do some Windows 8 development, as you may know they ethos is "touch first". There is a built-in simulator that I can use in Visual Studio but I would prefer to use some real hardware. ...
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Transferring files through wifi

I have an android phone and a laptop (windows 8 Pro). Can I transfer files through wi-fi (not bluetooth), if yes, how ? And what are the steps for sharing files between to laptops through wi-fi ?
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Configuring Firefox sync on a PC with an already configured Android phone

I have a Firefox Sync account that I created on my home PC. I have also configured this Firefox Sync accout on my Android phone by following the standard procedure of entering a phone-generated code ...
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Is there a clock application with deciseconds (HH:MM:SS.d)?

You may wonder, But I am interested in a clock app that in addition to second show decisecond. I deeply searched and could not find one yet, did you know any app (desktop gadget/system tray clock) ...
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Nexus 4 doesn't show up in my computer as storage device

After googling for days and trying 1001 solutions, I decided to post here for further advice. I have a Nexus 4 phone, Windows 7 x64 Ent with latest updates, google USB Driver installed. My phone ...
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WRT54G router restarts every time I connect to it with my phone

My WRT54G router usually works fine with my roommate's laptop and my laptop. However, whenever I connect my Sony Xperia Pro, the router drops all connections and restarts itself. Then I have to power ...
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Making your Windows 7 a WIFI hotspot for Android?

I use a broadband dongle on my Windows 7. I want to expose my laptop as a wifi hotspot so that i can use internet on my samsung galaxy ace. I have tried Connectify but my chipset is not supported so ...
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Sync Android phone with Linux PC

How can I sync my Android mobile phone's contacts and calendar with my Linux Desktop without having a Google server as 'man in the middle'?
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Video format for both iPhone and Android?

Is there a format that plays both on iPhone and Android? I have been trying to encode videos in MP4 using ffmpeg - however, using libx264 or mpeg4 - the videos either only work in Android, or in ...
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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 to block the Whatsapp Android application in a network

I need to block the users from accessing Whatsapp Android application who have logged in to my network. I tried to take Wireshark logs and tried to find the server's IP Address and port number, but I ...
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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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How to check if an SSH connection is open or not?

I am trying to connect to the public.sigmadesigns.com site. Actually I was authorized to that server by sending my RSA Public key to it. But now when I try to do repo, I get: Getting manifest ... ...