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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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'No such file or directory' error in bash, but the file exists?

On Ubuntu, I get a 'No such file or directory' error when I try to execute a command. I have checked with ls -la , the file adb is there and it has 'x' flag So why I am getting a 'No such file or ...
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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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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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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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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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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 4.0) with my Macbook Pro (2009 model, running Mac OS X 10.7). What's the difference between Bluetooth and WiFi tethering in terms of: latency bandwidth ...
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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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How can I send articles to Firefox for Android's reading list from the desktop?

I use Firefox on my desktop and Firefox for Android on my tablet, with Firefox Sync keeping them connected. I'd like to use the Reading List feature of FF for Android, but often I find the articles I ...
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Windows 10 is unable to load Android devices as MTP devices

I had recently upgraded my laptop from Windows 8.1 to 10. Since the upgrade, I am unable to connect my Android devices as MTP (or Portable Media Player) devices on Windows. The devices that I am ...
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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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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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Android Live Wallpapers for Windows 7?

Is it possible to have Android live wallpapers on Windows 7?
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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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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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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-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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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 set friendly network name of android computer?

I see names of computers in my router's DHCP leasing list. My android galaxy tab is listed under an alphanumeric name. How do I set a friendly name that I like?
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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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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 I sync books I didn't buy from Amazon via Kindle app?

I have the Kindle app both on mac and android, I want to know if it's possible to sync the books that I have on android over to mac and vice versa as well as the last page I viewed? Some books weren't ...
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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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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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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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Android SDK emulator freezes on a Mac running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

I'm having trouble running the Android SDK on both of my Macs running OS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard. This appears to be a 64-bit vs. 32-bit issue, as Snow Leopard now defaults to 64-bit everything, ...
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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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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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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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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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how can I get around the 0x80030001 error when trying to copy files from a set of search results in Windows Explorer?

I'd like to search for mp3 files in a subfolder on my Android phone and copy them to my computer so I can listen to them. These are podcasts. When I use Windows Explorer to do this I get this error ...
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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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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 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 to cast Skype audio to TV from Nexus 7 via Chromecast?

I just unwrapped and plugged in my new Chromecast dongle. Owning a Samsung Smart TV with DLNA, it covers most of the Chromecast capabilities anyway, but I wanted wireless means to mirror my Nexus 7 ...
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Inspecting websocket traffic with proxy

I'm using Charles Proxy to inspect traffic from my Android apps. I have the phone configured to proxy all traffic through Charles, which is installed on my PC. Everything has worked thus far ...
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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 ... ...