A smartphone is a combination of mobile phone and PDA (peronal digital assistant) built on a mobile operating system, such as Android, iOS, or Windows. Questions about smartphones are off-topic unless they are explicitly about issues related to interfacing the phone with a computer.

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Is it possible to change the processor of my smartphone and replace it with a faster and better processor? [on hold]

I want to know if it is possible to remove my android smartphone's processor and replace it with a better one,if i can then i want to know how,and what are the possible Problems that i may have to ...
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Wifi Connection Not Working Properly

I have a local area connection of 4 Mbps which is connected to my TP-LINK TL-WR841N router, my PC is also connected to this router via internet cable. Internet on PC is working fine every web is ...
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How to control music playing on my phone from my computer?

Is there any way to control music on a phone from a computer? It would be amazing to be able to type something like "Play house album" in the command line or some other computer interface, and have ...
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Can HDMI Transmit Touch Screen Data using MHL Adapter

I did a bit of research into MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) and discovered it has the following feature according to Wikipedia: HDMI-CEC control of remote devices. ...
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Why in 'tech-wars', the main actors are almost always only two? [closed]

Why in 'tech-wars', the main actors are almost always only two? Some few examples taken from very different fields of application: browser war (Netscape vs IE, or nowadays Firefox vs Chrome) ...
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Use a smartphone as a Dial Up Modem?

Most cellphones today have an audio jack that works as both output and input for sound. That's why there's headphones today with built in microphones for making phone calls. Now then, is it possible, ...
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Remotely Control Rasberry pi via Wifi [closed]

I am designing an application in eclipse and I want to control the gpio pins on my rasberry pi, I would like to connect my phone to the rasberry pi board via wifi and control the rasberry pi...I am ...
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In how far is the Ampere number important for USB powered devices?

Currently, I have three devices that can be charged via USB: Digicam: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Smartphone: Nexus 4 (LG) They have three different ...
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How smart phones can be viewed as storage devices by the OS?

I wanted to view the partition tables of my android and ipod using gparted.But, I could not since the OS does not recognize smart phones as storage devices.So,why is this behaviour and how can I force ...
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How does wifi determine a device's location? [duplicate]

When I use any location based app or website, how does it know that my laptop or smartphone is where it is?
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LG Optimus G2 Quick Window Flip Cover Case (battery cover type)

I bought this kind of cover window but I can't mount it on my device. I've got LG G2 D802 and I guess this case is for LG G2 F320. I removed back cover and tried to stuck it inside but it doesn't seem ...
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30% CPU usage when charger unplugged. When plugged in, cpu usage drops to 2%

I have checked by external debugger and it seems that batteryservice:update start runs 10 times per second. Other battery processes are running very often too, only with charger unplugged. It's brand ...
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Set specific USB ports to charge-only [duplicate]

On Windows, is there any way to make some USB ports to be charge-only? I do not want to alter the settings of the devices; I want to change the settings of the USB ports on Windows, so that any device ...
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When plugging a cell phone into my PC, I always get a Windows warning “You need to format the disk before you can use it”

I have a Motorola Atrix phone (although I don't believe this is relevant to the issue). My PC is running Windows 7. When I plug the phone into the USB slot I always get the modal warning dialog that ...
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Hypothetically, can I swap processors between a smartphone & a desktop?

When manufacturers mention the speeds of smartphone processors, is it right in my understanding that the speeds between smartphone processors and desktop processors are comparable? In other words, ...
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What technical benefits does a router have over tethering with a smartphone?

What benefits does a traditional router and modem grant over the same functionality from a modern smartphone? I consider things such as reliability, accessibility and speed as major reasons to ...
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Does a cellphone ping cell towers even in “aeroplane” mode? [closed]

In the movies and TV shows they show that the only way for a cellphone to not be traced is to take the battery out (and optionally break it in two :-). But if this is true, then that means that even ...
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What is the easiest way to change the creation time for large amounts of files so that they are sorted alphanumerically?

I am trying to get images to display in a specific order on as many smartphones as possible without them requiring specific software, and the easiest way to do this is to change the creation times of ...
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VPN location with Smartphone [closed]

My company logs the location of where you VPN from. If I use my smartphone hotspot would the VPN be able to see if I'm at home or at the beach?
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Sharing Wired Internet over WiFi via Laptop [duplicate]

I have a wire-based Internet connection for my laptop and I have a smartphone which I want to connect to Internet. The laptop has WiFi but I don't know how I make my LAN traffic available to then ...
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How to tell if an email was sent from a smartphone

Is it possible to tell if an email was sent through a smartphone? Is there something marked in the email headers?