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How can I tell if a cell phone has real GPS using satellite? [on hold]

I am shopping for a tracfone that has GPS. I see "GPS Capabilities" listed on several of the options. I know there are a bunch of ways to determine the location of cell phone. With cell signal ...
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how do mobile providers tell the difference between tethered and non-tethered traffic? [on hold]

ive got a cap of 4 GiB on my mobile plan for tethered data, but unlimited for phone data, but how they can tell the difference between the two i dont know. can anyone enlighten me on this?
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Is there any way to replace the chip that has my phones IMEI number on it? [closed]

Bought a Galaxy S5 from a guy on Craigslist. It was working fine and then a few hours later I couldn’t use calling, texting, or data. I took it into the AT&T store the next day and they told me ...
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I need to get internet on my computer to my USB connected phone

My laptop has internet via Ethernet. I have connected a phone via USB which has no internet. So, is there any way I can get internet working on my phone via USB. The laptop is an HP Pavillion DV6. The ...
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If HTTP runs on a port, does that mean TCP can also run on that port?

I'm building an app that needs to run on a mobile smartphone over a GPRS/3G network. I'm doing bit ops, so every byte wasted through HTTP headers is bad. Mobile providers in my area make heavy use of ...
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Unibody Design Concept used by Laptops/Mobiles manufacturers [closed]

I have a question regarding the use of "unibody" design concept used by Laptops/Mobiles manufacturers. A Unibody laptop/mobile is defined as: A unibody laptop/mobile uses a single piece of metal ...
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How to open mobile versions of websites on tablet

I have Samsung Tab S SM-T700 tablet run on Android KitKat. While I am surfing on the internet, it continuously opens web versions of mobile sites. It is only 8.4 inch and I want it to open mobile ...
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Is it possible to reuse cameras found in old flip phones? [closed]

Here's my phone: Samsung SPH-A620 / VGA1000 http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SPH-A620ZSSXAR-search/8 Is there a way to use just the camera component of this phone without the phone?
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What is the difference between Intel (CISC) and ARM (RISC) architecture? [closed]

what is the basic difference between Intel (CISC) and ARM (RISC) architecture?
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Does charging a Li-ion battery smart phone through a computer's USB port put additional strain on the battery vs a wall charger?

I was curious about this. I read that you should generally avoid completely discharging and then full charging your Li-ion battery because this can strain the battery (though some suggested doing this ...
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Place iPhone call from PC desktop

My Current Setup I make a lot of phone calls every day. The phone numbers are in an online CRM. My cell phone (iPhone 4s) sits in a cradle at my desk. I have a blue tooth earpiece connected to the ...
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Does taking a screenshot take less space than a taking a photo?

After watching my sister use Snapchat to take a photo and then taking a screenshot of the result instead of taking it using the built in camera app, I was wondering what possible benefits this had for ...
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What behavior will pop3 in outlook with keep for x days and imap on phone exhibit?

So, I've been told I need to have my work email on my personal phone. Even though our mail server supports IMAP and literally has gigabytes to spare, company policy is to use POP to keep the servers ...
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How to use touch-screen on cell phone after removing glass

My friend gave me a really old Metro PCS ZTE Phone with a destroyed glass screen. Surprisingly, the phone still powers on and I was able to fully charge the battery. I removed the broken glass ...
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WiFi: What's the range of my phone (not my AP)? [closed]

When my phone (Nexus 5) "sees" the Wifi-Network, is it always able to use it? What happens if I have a very strong AP which sends for example 300m, can my phone send a signal back (to the AP) or isn't ...
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Windows Home Server 2011 Photo Viewing Only App - No Write Acess

I currently use Windows Home Server 2011 to store photos that I have taken, and allow people to connect to my server through their laptops using Windows Explorer to view my photos. But this introduces ...
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Phone in always on usb not shown in my computer

When I plug my phone (Galaxy S2, I9100) in an ordinary usb port on a HP Folio laptop it appears in windows explorer and I can browse phone content. But when I plug it in an always on usb the phone ...
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Internal Storage does not have a drive name

The internal storage of my phone shows up as: Computer\Xperia SL\Internal Storage Hence I am unable to copy the entire contents of the drive using either Fastcopy or CMD Why is it that it does not ...
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Firefox OS simulator doesn't detect my device on winXP

I have a ZTE Open device with Firefox OS. I followed this guide to push apps to it, but the Firefox OS Simulator doesn't detect it on Windows XP. If I run adb devices it lists roamer2 device. I ...
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Will a mobile phone charge faster if plugged into a USB 3.0 port

Will a phone(or any device for that matter) charge faster if it is plugged into a USB 3.0 port compared to a USB 2.0 port? I know to assist charging you can turn features off(with flight mode) or ...
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Chrome Developer Tools throwing errors with Xperia inspector

We have a number of android devices which we develop web apps for. When we are developing for Chrome mobile, we fire up the Developer Mode and start inspecting the webpages for the devices. Once all ...
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where and How the computer/mobile phone time and date stored

i tried something, i noted down the current time within my laptop(dell.. win 7) it was 12.15 PM 5 April 2014, and i did the same with my mobile phone(samsung galaxy s2, andriod jelly bean) it was ...
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What's a good way to test J2ME phone apps on a real device?

I'm starting to develop an app for Java (J2ME) phones. So far, the only way I've been able to test the app on an actual device (not emulator) is to put the jar/jad files on a web server, and download ...
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Syncing Google Chrome tabs on the fly

I am wondering if there is a way to sync tabs in Google Chrome in a way that once you open or close a tab on one browser, it opens or closes on all of your other machines. The current sync options is ...
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universal 3G USB keys

Most of the 3g usb keys are sold and branded by mobile operators. Even if the name of the mobile operator is written on the key, will it always work for other operators and in other countries?
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How can I protect my SD card?

Is there a way that I can read my SD card on my computer (or even cell phone), but it would be locked on any one else's computer (or cell phone)?
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Is this data cable able to charge a device?

Is this data cable able to charge a mobile phone device? http://www.amazon.co.uk/USB-Data-cable-Samsung-SGH-E250/dp/B002TK0K68 (Sorry, I'm not a native english speaker - does Power supply via USB ...
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How to backup contacts from Sony Ericsson WT13i

I am using a Sony Ericsson WT13i. Some days ago it fell from my hand and the display is cracked and nothing is displaying. My contacts were saved on the phone memory. Now I want all the contacts. But ...
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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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Why do we not have software SIM cards? [closed]

As apple and other phone manufacturers continue to require smaller and smaller sim cards (now the nano sim with the iPad Air) surely the question must arise as to why we can't simply have a software ...
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Accessing local webserver from a mobile device - wrong resultant ip-address?

I have a laptop running wampserver. Within the laptop I am able to browse by going to http://192.168.1.104/ in my browser. I'm trying to visit these same pages on my mobile phone that is on the same ...
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How to connect multiple bluetooth A2DP/HFP-compatible phones to one bluetooth headset?

I need to be able to use anytime - and anywhere! - three mobile phones with a single bluetooth headset. Mobiles and headset supports A2DP and HFP bluetooth v2.0 profiles. I do not need to ...
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Is it possible to use a computer to type a text message, and send that message through bluetooth so that I can send it with my cellphone?

I don't have a sophisticated phone, it's a recent Nokia C201, it has the classics: bluetooth, color screen... Since text messages are a pain to type with the T9 numeric dial buttons, I was wondering ...
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How do web sites detect mobile devices? [closed]

In most cases websites will look at the user agent header and then redirect or serve mobile content if accessed from mobile device. However, there are some sites that will serve mobile content even ...
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Is it possible to re-route my incoming cellphone calls to Skype or to similar Internet call services? [closed]

I have a local mobile cellphone line/number and I'm going to travel outside my country for 3 months. I want to know if is possible to re-route my incoming cellphone calls to my Skype (or any other ...
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Remove word from Noklia Windows 8 phone correction dictionary

Accidentally saved a word "Ihope" on Windows 8 Nokia phone. The intended target was "I hope" and I had forgotten the space then mistakenly hit +Ihope on the correction line. Is there a simple way to ...
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charging a phone via a laptop which is also being charged

Suppose my laptop and my smartphone are both at low battery level and I want to charge up both. I start charging my laptop, and I also connect the phone to the laptop using the usb cable. Is this ...
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Can I charge my nexus 4 with a USB port meant for pendrive in my car using an FM transmitter accessory(it has a USB port for pendrive) [closed]

My point is Nexus 4 needs 2.2 Amp for charging properly however the unrated USB port on FM transmitter will not be providing that much current as it is meant for a pen drive. When I connect it to my ...
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Reset behaviour for connected device

When connecting my phone to my computer, the modern UI app for phones (Windows 8) automatically starts. It's probably my fault for checking this option by mistake, but I want to get rid of it. I want ...
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How can I call phones from my pc using a mobile phone connected to my pc?

I mean this question in abstract for usb/bluetooth connected featurephones and dumbphones. But also specially for this mobile phone: Motorola RAZR V3i I have computers running debian and ubuntu, can ...
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Open synced tabs in the new Google Chrome

Google Chrome updated a few days ago, and since then, I can't seem to access my synced tabs. How do I access my synced tabs in the new Google Chrome?
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Bluetooth file transfer says “The request could not be honored”

When I try to send a file to my DROIDX phone using the default Windows bluetooth file transfer utility, I get a message that reads "The request could not be honored" and I am unable to transfer the ...
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Stop automatic reforwarding to mobile site when laptop is using Galaxy S3 Hotspot

I am using my Galaxy S3 to create a wifi hotspot for my laptop. Unfortunately, when I navigate to some sites, because the traffic is going through my phone, the website that I am going to thinks I'm ...
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What does a custom APN profile actually do, and why do I have to re-enter the proxy in my browser when I tether?

I'm currently in Canada and I'm using the 7-Eleven Speakout "unlimited browsing" mobile internet plan. Unlimited browsing means that only HTTP and HTTPS are unblocked, while any services that use ...
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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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For use with mobile, is 2.4 GHz (B+G+N) the right band setting for my wireless router?

I've got a wireless router. Recently I found out that my mobile is having issues with the WiFi connection. I went through the settings and found out that there is an option in the router WiFi settings ...
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LG - REVERE Contacts transfer

I would like to transfer contact from VERIZON LG-VN150 REVERE to my OUTLOOK contacts. Is there any solution for this, beside manual contact transfer. I tried to connect the phone to PC via cable, ...
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How do I eject the media devices or phones that are group under the Portable Devices category since there is no eject options

I notice that media player or Android phones (using MTP mode) that is connect to Windows, they are usually group under the Portable Devices category. Under this category, when you right-click, there ...
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How does a mobile site get to know which mobile operator I'm using?

I was browsing internet from my mobile, and I noticed that mobile site were showing ads specific to the mobile operator that I was using. I switched the sim card of a different mobile operator and ...
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Remote access to a Java enabled mobile phone from PC

Is there any program that enable remote access to a Java phone from the PC? I have to configure several devices (Bluetooth access / device name, permissions, certificates, "desktop" shortcuts, ...