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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, like ...
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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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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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Is it possible that my laptop shut down because my mobile is too close?

If I put my phone on my notebook's left corner, it shuts down. Can anybody give me reliable explanation as to why this is happening??
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Use PC internet on mobile phone via bluetooth

I want to use my Windows 7 PC's dial up internet with my cell phone (Nokia N73) via Blutooth connection. Can I do that with some program?
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How do I make calls I dial from my mobile phone go through Google Voice? [closed]

I know I can dial the the Google Voice web interface, but obviously I'm not always near my computer when I want to call someone. Is there a way to make any call I dial go out with my Google Voice ...
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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 phone carrier, who uses CGNAT, know when you’re using the internet?

How would a phone carrier know when you’re using the internet when they use CGNAT as other users would have the same IP at the same time? How would they be able to distinguish who’s who and how would ...
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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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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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Why do cell phones disturb my speaker?

Sometimes when I receive a incoming call on my cell-phone which is kept very near to my speakers , it disturbs the speaker sound . why does this happen , isn't it safe to keep mobiles near my speakers ...
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How can I use my cell phone to establish a dial-up networking connection?

I am using Windows 7 and have a BlackBerry with T-Mobile (U.S.). I have paired the phone with my computer over Bluetooth, which automatically creates a serial port for it. I am able to open the port ...
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Place iPhone call from PC desktop [closed]

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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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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What is an NFC SIM card and what is the different with regular SIMs? [closed]

If a phone has NFC capabilities, do you need an NFC SIM card to use NFC? Is NFC a technology of the phone or of the SIM card? Or is the NFC SIM card just 'more secure' than a regular SIM Card and if ...
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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 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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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 web-...
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Charging Mobile through Laptop? Any Ill effects?

Is it safe to charge a mobile through a laptop? Are there any ill effects? Can it cause any kind of harm to the laptop and/or mobile? On what factors does it depends?
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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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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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How do I use internet in ubuntu using nokia mobile?

I have a Nokia mobile phone but I don't have Nokia PC Suite for Ubuntu But I have PC suit for windows. How can I use that setup for ubuntu or give me any other way to use internet using Nokia mobile
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Can I share a wifi connection (not 3G) from my phone? [closed]

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 phone ...
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Receiving and processing SMS messages through a script?

I am attempting to setup a system to receive and process SMS messages automatically. The system is intended for use in a context (an unfunded migrant workers' union in India) where both finances and ...
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Why it is hard to read QR code displayed on CRT screen?

I created some QR code just for fun, then tried to read them with my phone. When I display them on laptops, my phone read them just fine. But when I tried to read the exact same codes displayed on CRT ...
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Windows 10 - Your phone - Add a phone - Disabled

I am on Windows 10 Version 1809 Build 17763.316. I opened the Your phone settings page (click on Start Menu > Cog (Settings) > Phone). The Add a phone + button is greyed out. A message in red says ...
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How to find MAC address of a mobile phone which is in range of my Wi-Fi network but not connected

It is clear that some big malls are tracking some Wi-Fi enabled mobile phones. How can it been done? I have the similar issue: How to get the MAC address of a mobile phone when it comes near to my ...
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Using mencoder to convert videos for your mobile phone

I Have a LG Viewty (actually a KP501), and I use mencoder (part of mplayer) to convert videos, using the following script : mencoder "input.avi" -ovc lavc -oac lavc -lavcopts acodec=mp3:abitrate=128 -...
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Notify my computer when mobile phone rings

I'm looking for a software that can be installed on my computer and notifies me when my cell phone rings. I often listen to loud music with headphones and cannot hear when someone calls me. Update ...
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Should I overcharge mobile phone before first using? [closed]

When I first buy a mobile phone or phone battery I used to know i should charge it about 8-10 hrs switched off the phone. But i don't know if its actually necessary to overcharge a battery for its ...
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SIM Card emulator devices and applications to do everything a cell phone can [closed]

I'm just a bit curious to know ( and would love to try ) if it's possible to use computer as a cell phone. To achieve this, one would probably need a way to interact with a SIM card. And perhaps a ...
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Backup/access SMS on Nokia 3310 3g/2017 from Linux PC?

I'm trying to back up SMS messages on a Nokia 3310 3G onto a Ubuntu 18.04 PC; note that hardware system-on-chiand OS differs by version for a Nokia 3310 (2017): System on chip / Operating system: ...
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Creating a captive portal splash page for rasberry pi running hostapd as wifi access point [closed]

I've created an access point on a raspberry pi which users can connect to from their phones to access a local site on the pi. However, I'm trying to reduce the user flow from this: connect to wifi ...
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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 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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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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Smartphone turns off my monitor when placed on a specific position? [duplicate]

I am not sure what the hell is going on, neither I know where to ask. For me it looks like phenomenon, but it often ends up being completely explanatory. I've discovered that if I place my SAMSUNG ...
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Format SDHC / microSDHC card as SD / microSD?

Is this possible? Details: I got a 4 GB microSDHC card for a Nokia phone that only supports - max 2GB - microSD Since the card is microSDHC, it is detected but can not be reformatted by the phone. ...
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How can I run my Symbian OS based Mobile phone applications on my computer?

Is it possible to run mobile apps on computer? To be specific, I have a Nokia n95 phone running on Symbian OS
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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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Access a local web server from a mobile phone? [closed]

I am developing a website and I'd like to look at it from my mobile phone (which is right next to the dev computer, on the same LAN). The development is on a dev computer with XAMPP. The local domain ...
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Connect bluetooth headphones both to PC and phone at the same time

I have recently bought Philips SHB6110. Extract from the 13th page of manual: Therefore you can connect your Bluetooth stereo headset. with a Bluetooth stereo enabled phone to both ...
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Windows Mobile and Linux

I currently run Ubuntu 9.10 at home. My wife just bought a Samsung Omnia with Windows ME on it. Is there a way that I can get it to talk to my PC? It came with CD's but the CD's only run under Windows....
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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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Motorola Phone Tools equivalent for Linux

Is there an equivalent software for Motorola Phone tools on Linux for reading data on the phone (sync,restore contacts etc) ?
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Connecting to internet via phone on Linux

I have a Sony Ericsson C702 phone with a flat fee internet subscription (GPRS/UMTS). I'd like to connect my Linux (Kubuntu 9.04) laptop to internet via this phone, using bluetooth (I also have a cable ...
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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 track a mobile phone (cell phone) without Internet/GPS? [closed]

Is it possible to track the current location of a Mobile user without using internet and GPS? Is there any way of locating the user by only using the network provider info, signal reception and ...
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How to get Huawei phones Y530 and Y300 to connect via USB on Windows?

We have Huawei Y530 and Y300 smartphones. When we connect either of these with the USB cable to either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, the operating systems say "USB Device Not Recognized". No USB driver ...
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Import Vcard (.vcf file) to Nokia 3310 3G phone

I want to import a .vcf file (with many contacts exported from an iphone) into a Nokia 3310 3G cell phone. I'm doing a test file first. The procedure is: load the file on a PC change the format of ...

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