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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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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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Why is Android generally slower/less smooth than iOS or Windows Phone? [closed]

So I'm an avid Android user and developer. I, for the most part, really like the platform - all its extensibility/customizability/freedoms. That being said, having worked with iPhones and Windows ...
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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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How to update Samsung android phone apps via USB cable connection? [closed]

I cant seem to be able to connect to the software update server for some reason by using my basic 3G connection (which works by the way). So I was thinking if it could be possible to update my ...
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How can i use my windows phone as a computer speaker?

I want to use my windows phone speaker as my PC speaker. I have tried searching for an app, while there are iphone and android apps, there are none for Windows Phone. Does anyone know of a app ...
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Can I share a wifi connection (not 3G) from my phone?

I have a Samsung S3 and a Windows laptop. For some reason or the other laptops don't detect our school's wifi but mobiles do. I want to know if it is possible for me to share the wifi from my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Disable prompt to convert videos copied to media device

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II, which when connected to my Windows 7 computer acts as a "Portable Media Player" Whenever I try to copy a video onto the device, it prompts if I want to convert it, ...
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Get data from LG KE970 mobile phone to Mac via bluetooth

I have LG KE970 mobile phone and MacBook pro. Previously, I have successfully connected the two via bluetooth and I was able to get data from the phone (mostly images taken with the camera). But since ...
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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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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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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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Sending AT or like commands to modern day cellphones

I remember a friend showing me how to connect his Nokia 3110 to the serial port of his computer and making calls and sending SMS from the computer through the phone. Do the modern day phones ( not ...
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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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Program to synchronize folders between my PC and mobile by bluetooth

Does anyone know any program to synchronize the files of a certain folder of my laptop with a certain folder in my android movile by bluetooth? I would like my bluetooth mobile phone automatically ...
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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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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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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 can I transfer multiple files at once over Bluetooth?

How can I transfer more than just one file at a time over Bluetooth from my desktop PC to my mobile phone? I have paired the two devices and I can send files from my PC to my phone, but only one file ...
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Mobile Device Center does not launch on connecting phone

I have an HTC mobile phone running WinMobile 6.5. When I plug it into my laptop (USB connection) which is running Windows 8, the OS recognises that a device has been connected but does not launch ...
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Is there any PDF to Mobi converter? [closed]

I'm looking for a free converter from Pdf to Mobi, for reading on a Nokia E71; I find more confortable to read on this format, but i'm open to other solutions. What are the alternatives that I have?
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How to see which device uses which kernel module?

I have a Samsung phone GT-B3210. For some time I was unable to find working Windows drivers for it. I eventually gave up looking. Then one time I was charging phone over its USB port and booted Ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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Connect cell phone to Linux

when connecting a (an older) cell phone to a Linux computer, do I need software for each phone, or do they use a standard protocol? I have an LG KP100, which is a cheap, old LG cell phone, and it ...
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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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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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Can a wireless mouse dongle be used to connect to a cell phone?

My laptop (Compaq Presario V3000) does not have bluetooth. Few months back I bought a bluetooth dongle to connect to my cell phone. One fine day the bluetooth dongle got damaged. Now I also have this ...
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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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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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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 transfer photos from a Sony Ericsson V600i to the computer?

Do I have to download a proprietary program (most likely bloatware) from Sony Ericsson or is it possible to only install USB drivers and mount the phone to the file system or something similar? ...
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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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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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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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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 ...