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Q: question re downloading to a smartphone

Given the wide diversity of data connections people get on their smartphones, I was wondering if developers who know they will download apps, images, movies, etc to phones have any guidelines or website forums specifically addressing considerations like:
what's the largest file you should attempt to download?
what considerations are there for servers used for downloading?
Are there various protocols that are better/worse for performing large downloads? or,
do different hosting services use different time-out parameters that would cause large downloads to fail?
I'm OK if you point me elsewhere or engage on one of more of these specific issues.

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I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 smartphone, and am trying to download photos from it to the harddrive.

Have installed the Samsung software and when we hook up the phone to the computer we hear the device connect sound but it does not show up as a drive.

Have also hooked up the mini SD card via a hub but the pictures I want are on the phone internal memory.

Nothing shows up in Computer as a drive and the USB's drivers are all up to date

Can anyone help us as please as we are now at a loss as to what to do.

A:Problem downloading from smartphone

You don't need the Samsung bloatware KIES to access the data on the device. Remove this software and just plug the smartphone, Windows will automatically install the MTP drivers (provided the device is in MTP mode, NOT in image/KIES mode).

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Hi guys,
My wife's Galaxy was hacked and sent emails out to her entire contact list.
The message contains a link that may provide a clue to who did it.
Is there a way to possibly isolate and open the link to view it without letting whatever it is destroy/spread/etc?

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So I?ve done quite a bit of research and I?m down to three choices.

1. Sprint (student discount)
Price - $57.39/month
Plan ? 450 all talk minutes and free after 7PM & weekends. Unlimited Text. Unlimited Data.

Considered Phones included with plan:
* Apple Iphone 4S 16GB (2 yr contract) - $0.00
* Apple Iphone 5 16GB (2 yr contract) - $99.00
* Apple Iphone 5 32GB (2 yr contract) - $199.00
* Samsung Galaxy S4 [I think 16GB] (2 yr contract) - $149.99
* Samsung Galaxy 3 16GB (2 yr contract) - $0.00
* HTC One 32 GB (2 yr contract) - $99.00
* LG Optimus G (2 yr contract) - $0.00

Extra Stuff: Says I can get $100.00 back with old sprint number. I do have a sprint phone and number but its not a smartphone so I?m not sure if this applies.

2. T-mobile Prepaid Plan
Price ? $30.00
Plan ? 100 talk minutes. Unlimited Text. Unlimited Data.

Considered Phones included with plan:
* Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB - $549.99
* LG Optimus L9 [I think 16GB] - $290.00

Extra Stuff: It says the phones are included with a refill card. I?m guessing it?s a month?s worth of the plan?

3. Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk Plan
Price - $35.00
Plan ? 300 talk minutes. Unlimited Text. Unlimited Data.

Considered Phones included with plan:
* Apple Iphone 4S 16GB (3G) - $382.49
* Apple Iphone 4 8GB (3G) - $297.49
* Apple Iphone 5 ? COMING SOON
* Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB (4G LTE)- $149.99

**Final Thoughts/Questions:**

1. Do you think it?d be wise/safe to buy unlocked phones... Read more

A:About to get my first smartphone and smartphone plan

Mistake on a phone for Virgin mobile. Theres a galaxy S3 not S4, for 399.99

3. Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk Plan
Price - $35.00
Plan ? 300 talk minutes. Unlimited Text. Unlimited Data.

Considered Phones included with plan:
* Apple Iphone 4S 16GB (3G) - $382.49
* Apple Iphone 4 8GB (3G) - $297.49
* Apple Iphone 5 ? COMING SOON
* Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB (4G LTE)- $399.99

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What Paid Downloading Service do you recomend for games, music and movies?

A:Downloading question

There isnt any legal way to download a commercial game, for music i suggest the new napster, or iTunes, and movies i dont know of any

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One of my computers is a laptop with win 7 home basic. If  I put the program with win 10 software on it, the result will be win home?Anther is running Win7 pro System that originally was an xp but I loaded it a file I burned with a recovery disk & MS isn't happy about the version I have left, I could reinstall win 7 so it is current. I am not sure if it will download unless I install the bios upgrades first. So it might not be an option
My question, is there of downloading to get the install .iso without sacrificing  upgrading that are running win 7 

A:Question about downloading Win 10

Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly provide us with the service tag so that we can check if the system is firstly compatible with windows 10
Kindly private message the same.

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FOr some reason, it doesn't let me download more than 2 things at once. Like if there were four things I had to download for something. Its like I have to wait to download the 2, then download the other 2. Is there a way to fix that?? I have Windows XP pro.

A:Question on Downloading...

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Wondering......My parents have a super slow computer. They are wanting some new screen savers and other toys added to their computer. I was wanting to know, can I save such things to a disk and download them on their computer? Or is there anything special I should know about in order to do this. It would make things faster for them instead of direct download from Internet to their computer. They are at a very low hertz and things just crawl, a 1 MB saver and take them 20 min. or more. They really need to upgrade!! Thanks for the input and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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I have tried to install FreeCell and I keep getting a message that C: CARDS: DLL is missing... Not sure what this is or where I can find it to put it on my computer...I am running Windows 98

A:Question of downloading FREECELL

Just curious, where are you trying to install freecell from?

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Does it make its own folder, or do I make one in "Program Files" & download it into that?

I printed out the instructions in the other TSG Forum on setup/use, but since this is the FIRST time I'll be using AdAware, I was wondering if there is anything else I should be aware of before using it to avoid any problems?

Windows 98SE (Ver 4.10.2222A)
IE 5.50
Outlook Express 5.50

A:Question about Downloading AdAware

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Hey, i'm having trouble downloading any files from my computer on the internet because everytime i click on the download link a message comes up and it reads with the box labeled Security Alert "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded." This happens when i try to click on any type of file on the internet. That means i cant downlaod any files from the internet. I dont know if i clicked on something or did something that i wasnt suppose to because i never ahd this problem before until today. Can anyoen help me out on this problem so i can download files from the internet again. Thanks you in advance.

A:Downloading files question

you could try reseting the security settings in IE back to the default level. you'll find it in tools>options.
if you have a 3rd party firewall running, you could try shuting it down to see if it is stopping you downloading images/files.

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I was looking at some of the templates I found while looking around for Kristtorn and went to
save one. It told me that MS needed to install a JAVA app on my PC and I got a warning that
it was a high risk thing to do.
I looked at the Certificate Autenticity and it said it has expired in the year 2000. I didn't want to
take a chance so I passed.

Is there a safe way to DL M$ templates w/o the JAVA?


A:Downloading MS templates question

I couldn't find any way to download one of the MS Office templates without letting a javascript do its thing. However, I wasn't prompted to install any sort of java application, it just downloaded and opened automatically in Word.

When I tried it on another machine (Win98SE), I was prompted to download and install "Microsoft Office Tools on the Web" (or something like that). I allowed it, it installed and I was able to access the templates.

The only java I've installed on both systems was the MS Virtual Machine that comes with Win98 and Sun's java I had to get for this XP system.

I guess I don't bother to worry about downloading and installing stuff from MS. I've already got MS products crawling all over both systems so what's another? Besides, crashes caused by a Microsoft YAWI (Yet Another Web Install) are always so much fun to deal with.

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Hi, I'm new to having an internet connection above 56k.

So i never had the capabilities to really download anything big. I never even gave it to much thought but something occurred to me that will probably sound like a really stupid question.

How come when i download say from a website, I'll get download speeds at well over 100kb, sometimes 200kb and when i download off limewire or bittorrent i'm lucky if i make 100kb but it usually averages much less.

I always thought downloading was faster with p2p or torrents because you download from a multiple of sources. But im getting way faster downloads from Internet explorer.

I was wondering if someone could bear with me and explain this. I want to know if this is normal or if theres something i could do. Thanks.

A:Question about Downloading speeds

Hi, Sorry but TechSupportGuy forums are not able to help with issues regarding using filesharing programs.

Category I Offenses
Minor and Sometimes Unintentional Annoyances
P2P Instructions - The purpose of P2P is to illegally trade copyrighted material. We do not support the use of P2P networks and any threads requesting help for them will be closed. This includes Kazaa, Bearshare, WinMX, and the like. If you're interested in the topic, you are free to discuss it on our site (and please visit StealingIsIllegal.com), but information on how to use them will not be provided.

I am closing this thread...but, will answer your download speed question a bit: Your download speed depends not only on your computer and the connection your ISP provides... you are actually downloading from another "server" or computer so it depends on the activity at that end, as well as the condition that machine is in.

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I just bought a 22", 1680x1050 widescreen for my computer. I love to change the wallpaper often, so I collect wallpaper. However, at a site called freewidescreenwallpaper.blogspot.com I am having an issue dowloading the wallpaper at its advertised size of 1680x1050 - its downloading at 1600x1000. I think perhaps I am supposed to be able to expand the file to 1680x1050 by clicking on it (when the cursor turns to a magnifying glass), but I am not getting this option. I have right-clicked to see if there are any other options open to me, but there are not any that are obvious to me. The detailed descriptions of the walls explicitly state they are cropped to 1680 resolution, not 1600. Am I missing something here? Any advise is welcome, because these are beautiful walls, and although they fit without distortion (the are still 16x10), they would undoubtedly be sharper in their original size. Thanks...

A:Question about downloading wallpapers...

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What is the website for downloading Microsoft Office 97 Home and Student Full Version? I already have the key, I just need to add it to another computer. If my memory serves me correctly, the site is a Microsoft Partner and has the word "river" in the address......ring any bells? Thanks folks!

A:Downloading Office 97 Question

Why download 97 ? Why not try OpenOffice it will open and save documents in Microsoft formats including office 2007 formats and its free and you do not need to worry about activation keys

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OK...so...I accidently hit "RESTORE DEFAULTS" in the ADVANCED part of INTERNET OPTIONS. Since then, when I rightclick on something I want to save (like a graphic), it will ONLY save as a bmp and it is always untitled by default. Now, before, it would automatically put the name of the graphic in there (what it was named on the web).....

How do I fix what happened????

A:Downloading graphics question....

I've seen this happen sometimes when the temp net files is full. Try going to internet options and click on delete temp internet files.

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I have a question about music downloading. I don't want to commit any sort of illegal activity, and I don't want to get in trouble with the law.

I own a video game (not a computer game), and this game has some tunes that I really enjoy. The game itself has a mode where you can listen to the game's music. It's nice, but if I'm travelling and I want to listen to these tunes (for example), then it's not the most convenient thing.

Since I can listen to the game's music off the video game itself whenever I want to (with the proper accessories), would it be illegal for me to download the tunes off the Internet and put it on my iTunes library, or an mp3 player (this is assuming I wouldn't share it with anyone, and that'd it only be for my personal use)? In a way, don't I own the music for my own use?

A:Question about music downloading.

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i hear people talking about using next door neighbours internet to download and surf on the web. - is that true, what do you have to do to use your neightbours internet connection and gain access to use the online web? i know itrs illegal UNLESS you pay for it-that right?

so what do you need and how do you do this IF someone doesnt have internet???

A:internet question and downloading

Get an internet subscribe to either broadband (if you are using lots on internet) or dial up (slow but for low users, it is fine)

Dun invade others people internet line. Get your own!

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no matter where i save hijackthis to, when i open it it says that it looks like hijackthis has been opened from a temporary directory or temporary file location.

this happens when i open it directly from download, or if i save it upon download... and it doesn't matter where i save it to (program files)

any thoughts or suggestions?

A:Solved: question about downloading HijackThis...

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1) Does it matter if you download in a public area? What I mean is how dangerous is downloading a public area vs in your home?
2) Does it matter if you install a program through an ethernet connection or wi-fi connection. I was told you should always install programs through ethernet because it's safer. What's the chance I could get hacked or put my laptop in any sort of danger through installing a program on a wi-fi connection

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Wondering where the best place to download music are. have 3 kids. I no people say not to download from Kazaa or Grosker but what arre some good safe places that you won't get virueses and spyware from?

A:windows xp-a question about downloading music? need advise

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Hi sUBS (how ar you?) ...

I have a question ... I usually run theHijack this log once a day ... just for a quick check ... after downloading the Windows update today ..
"Windows Geniue Advantage Notification ... KB 905474" ...
I see a new entry for 020 - which is:
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
here is a copy of my Hijack This Log .. that entry was not there prior to the
Microsoft Update ... when I delete it ... the Microsoft update keeps popping up saying I have new updates to download (e.g. KB905474)
I just want to ensure this is ok ... I did run the Vundo Fix I downloaded about a month ago (from you) and adware and NAV ... all run clean. No system problems ...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:04:34 PM, on 4/25/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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A:Question after downloading Windows Geniue Advantage Notification

Hello mate,

Nice to see you again. Perhaps, this newspaper clipping may help you better understand Microsoft's latest anti-piracy measure.

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Logs looks reasonably clean except for this program - Zango Toolbar

Please uninstall the program & then make sure Teatimer is disabled before having HJT fix these:

O3 - Toolbar: Zango Toolbar - {EA0D26BD-9029-431A-86E0-83152D67828A} - C:\Program Files\Zango Programs\Zango Toolbar\ZangoTB.dll
O16 - DPF: {739E8D90-2F4C-43AD-A1B8-66C356FCEA35} -
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} -
O16 - DPF: {99CDFD87-F97A-42E1-9C13-D18220D90AD1} -
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} -
O16 - DPF: {C2FCEF52-ACE9-11D3-BEBD-00105AA9B6AE} -

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Reboot the machine & delete this folder, if still present:

C:\Program Files\Zango Programs

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Establish an internet connection & perform an online scan with Internet Explorer at Kaspersky Online Scanner

Answer Yes, when prompted to install an ActiveX component. The program will then begin downloading the latest definition files.
Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
Locate the Scan Settings button & configure to: Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:Extended

Scan Options:Scan Archives
Scan Mail Bases
Click OK & have it scan My Computer
Once the scan is complete, it will display if your system has been infected. It does not provide an option to clean/disinfect. W... Read more

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I would like to wipe my smartphone clean. I bought it from someone and they said they thought there was RAT on it and they do not know if they were able to get it off.

How can i clean my smartphone so i know there is no RAT or anything malicious on it? It's a basic LG smartphone.


A:smartphone RAT

Hi and welcome

What is the exact model # of the phone?

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I am confused to decide which is better Samsung galaxy s4 or htc one or iphone 5 or xperia z

things want to consider first thing battery backup, then resolution then camera of course which has the best look

read several reviews and so confused please help

A:Which is the best smartphone to buy?

The Galaxy S4 is basically equivalent to the HTC One. The HTC One though, has a better camera and has an aluminum shell. The S4 has a more mediocre camera and a plastic shell (cheaper build quality). They both have basically the same screen. I own an iPhone 5 and love it. The OS is just becoming stale though, and Android (on the S4 and HTC One) is more for power users. iOS (iPhone) is geared more toward rookies who dont know what they are doing since it is so simple. I would take the Xperia Z off of your list since it doesnt match up.

Check out TechSpots' reviews on all three phones:
Galaxy S4: http://www.techspot.com/review/664-samsung-galaxy-s4/
HTC One: http://www.techspot.com/products/smartphones/htc-one.87473/ (I cannot find a full review on TS and posting another sites review would be considered kind of bias)
iPhone 5: http://www.techspot.com/review/579-apple-iphone-5/

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I have recently gotten a new Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. I've never had one before. So, I'm trying to figure out how to use it so that I don't accidentally get charge for something not necessarily bad as much as like "accidentally banging your finger with a hammer". Right now, it appears to automatically access the Wi-Fi when it's in range and I'm installing free apps. Will I need to keep an eye on that so that it doesn't download apps (or additional app data) via a cell tower? (I did find a setting called "Wi-Fi Calling Settings" under which I can select Wi-Fi Prefered, Wi-Fi Only, Cellular Prefered.) There's, also, a gps on mine. I've found Google Maps, Google Latitude, Navigation, and TeleNav GPS Navigating that can use the gps in one way or another. How far into those programs can I use the gps before I start getting charged for data usage? Is there anything else I need to be careful of so that I don't end up surprised at the end of the billing cycle?

A:New Smartphone

All smartphones require a data plan. Look at your contract to see what you purchased.

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really needs help i m in trouble

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Purchased a GSM IPhone look alike from China to use as a PDA. I don't have a SIM card in it because I don't intend to ever use it as a phone, but I would like to be able to download some apps to this device. Thought I could use WiFi to do so but the device will not connect. Does anyone have any tips on how to best achieve what I am trying to do?

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AT&T service

I have had an IPhone, found they are fragile, have bad battery life.

I do need to access personal email

Do not need to edit documents

I would prefer a micro sim

Either a long battery life or a easy way to switch them out

I do play a few games on my moble

Any advice?

A:New smartphone needed

...Budget? You realise any smartphone with removable battery will satisfy your requirements.

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I am replacing my smartphone and need to sync them both together to be able to copy the photos, phone numbers etc. from one smartphone to the other. How do I do this? The makes of each of the two smartphones are Ideos.

Can it be done easily or does it involve sophisticated software?

A:Syncing smartphone

Are these Android phones? If so, your contact info should be synced to your Gmail account. Log into the new phone with the same account and that should be copied over. To move pictures, you'll need to upload them to a service or connect your phone to your computer and copy them over.

If the pictures are important, you should have a backup anyway. A smartphone is just a pocket-sized computer. It can crash, fail, etc. and has the added bonus of being easily lost or dropped.

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I've got a dell laptop running winxp. I've been reading about using a smartphone as a modem when I'm between wifi hotspots. I use a palm treo680 and use a USB cable to connect to the laptop to synch contacts, calender, etc. How would I use the usb cable to connect the phone and laptop and access internet thru the phone? Can it be done?

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Greetings Gentlefolk,

I've made a mistake and bought a Chinese X10 smartphone, mainly because it was one of the first dual-sim phones I found. It seems to be a clone of the Sony Experia X10 but does not have a very good OS. It doesn't help when the 'Help' files are only in Chinese??? What I'd like to know, please, is it possible to load the Android OS onto the phone?
Any help will be much appreciated.
( the dual-sim side of things works very well but the rest of the system, i.e. camera/video, email etc leave a lot to be desired).

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hi guys,

Im having a problem posting in phones and handheld devices,says insufficient privileges...
so i posted here...

what the best smartphone in this price range
dont care about make/model
just performance and features


A:Best Android smartphone for €200/$200 or less...

You need to pick a sub forum in Phones and Handheld Devices to post in, you can't post in the root of it. Don't think you'll find an Apple in that price range so it's going to an Android or Windows based phone, unless you go used. Anyways here's an article covering 5 phones under $200.

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I use a Nokia 7610 and donot have a GPRS connection. I have never viewed a webpage on my cellphone. I have an ADSL connection on my PC. Can I use this connection to surf the internet through my cellphone? I connect my cellphone to my PC using a DKU-2 cable.

A:Internet on smartphone

Is anyone interested in answering my question?

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I setup and connected VPN connection through my smartphone to my home computer, but I don't know how to get access to files via my smartphone through VPN Connection. Do I use my smartphone internet explorer to access my home computer files or how?


A:How to use VPN connection on a smartphone?

What application are you using to establish the VPN connection? A VPN connection should allow a remote device outside the LAN act as if it was and should be able to access resources limited only to that LAN the same way as if it was connected to it.

Just a couple of questions to help us give you the best support:

What phone are you using and what OS does it have (Android, iOS... etc? )

What VPN application are you using on the server to initiate the remote connection?

What is the OS of the home computer you wish to access and is there a shared folder set? If so what are the sharing permissions applied?

Don't worry if you can't answer all the questions, we will do our best with the information provided


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I was told to use Flash_Disinfector by another tech helping me with my PC. It would not install.  So is there another program to use or scan with?  Also if it is that new USB Firmware Virus dose it take care of it? Thx REEdit: Moved topic from Cell Phones to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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hi, ten forum

I am kushagra an part time blogger of my blog which is Techveria . I have a question that how can i control my android smartphone Xolo Q1200 with the help of my PC without WI-FI .

A:How can i control my Smartphone with my PC

Originally Posted by kushagra

hi, ten forum

I am kushagra an part time blogger of my blog which is Techveria . I have a question that how can i control my android smartphone Xolo Q1200 with the help of my PC without WI-FI .

In what kind of situation you would need to control your smartphone with a PC? Shouldn't it be the other way around?

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Hi guys, my HTC cell phone sucks, it runs out of the battery every one hour, so I want to buy a new smartphone, one of my friends recommends me ZOPO phone, I havent heard of it before, have you ? I have searched it a lot on the internet and it seems to be a new brand Android phone? er, I am not good at tech stuff, I just hope my new phone could possesses the same function as my tablet does maybe?
Here is the phone I just found from amazon, and I completely dont understand its specs, can anybody here give me a help?


A:Buying a smartphone

How old is your HTC? Pretty hard to believe battery only lasts one hour.

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Which is better Sony xperia M2 or xperia SP?

A:Which smartphone to choose?

They are very similar and have their positive and negatives. I would way the M2 since it is a year newer and it has a better CPU.

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I keep getting redircted on my phone and pc... I also get ads and pop ups.. In games like league of legends or cs go... I dont know what to do. It seems its the same virus because of the same ads. I factory reset my phone and ran an antivirus scan but it did not help. Any clues?

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No one likes the thought that a mugging, car accident or other emergency can happen to them. Unfortunately, everyone runs into scary moments at some point in their life.

That's why ICE BlackBox is a must-have app. It's like a personal security system built right into your Android or Apple smartphone. It's got plenty of useful features and is easy to use in high-stress situations.

In case of an emergency, tap a button and ICE BlackBox streams video, audio and GPS location information to a secure server. Whether you're the victim of domestic abuse, a car accident or theft, you can collect valuable evidence to send to the police.
Read more Is it as good as it sounds?

A:The all-in-one security app for your smartphone

If you need a security app like antivirus than why don't you try CM Security- AppLock&AntiVirus android app. It fulfill your both requirements. It works just like an antivirus and like a mobile security. It will keep secure your mobile.

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I wonder whether there will be a Desktop App for the ARM devices. I would think that fishing a document out of the explorer folder on a 4" screen can be pretty finagly.

A:How will the Desktop work on a Smartphone

I was wondering about that myself, I think that's were pinning stuff to the Metro start screen will be used the most.

This will certainly be a big operating system to be stuffed into a smart phone.

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Recently I purchased iphone5. but not happy with that, because everyone around having the same phone. so I am considering to purchase another smartphone made by "Vertu" any one who could suggest about?

A:Anyone familiar with Vertu smartphone?

The iPhone 5 is a great phone. Stick with it a bit longer. I have never heard of Vertu but it may be exclusive to your country.

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My girlfriend just got a Motorola Triumph today, with Virgin Mobile as the carrier. Since we're in a bad spot for internet connectivity with Virgin Mobile's network, we decided to try connecting the phone to our wireless router. The phone connected just fine, but when we tried to go to any websites, it kept saying it couldn't connect to the site. We've tried restarting the phone and reactivating it, as well as turning airplane mode on and off as I have seen working on a few other forums. The 3G works all right as long as we don't wander in to any bad spots, but the wifi refuses to work at all. My dad also has a Blackberry through Sprint I think, and that also refuses to work with our wireless routers. We have two routers, both set to open, so it's not an issue of the wrong password or anything. Laptops can connect wirelessly just fine. SSID broadcast for the routers is turned on. We've tried restarting the routers as well. The two routers are a Linksys and a Belkin (unsure of the models at the moment). If anyone has any ideas to try or any advice to offer, it would be much appreciated. If any more information is needed, I'll be happy to provide it as soon as I can. Thanks in advance!

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From the start of connecting my LG G3 to my Windows 7 pro 64bit computer I could not get windows to recognize the phone. In the device manager I saw a driver named VS985 4G. Querying this driver returned "Windows cannot initialize the driver for this hardware (code 37)".

I deleted the driver and connected the phone again. The system automatically reinstalled the same driver and everything worked again, until the next time I tried to reconnect the phone to upload.

It worked that way for some months, then recently when I tried to delete & reinstall the driver it installed a driver named MTP USB device, returned the dialog "Driver Not Successfully Installed" and the device manager reported "Device cannot start (code 10)".

So I next went to the LG site and manually downloaded the driver I entered as VS985 4G. Installed it and again the device manager identifies it a LGE Android MTP device, with the same code 10 error.

I cannot get past this. I tried a system restore but because of limited restore space I couldn't go back more than 2 weeks, and that didn't help. Solution?

A:Windows will not recognize my smartphone

You have to change the USB connection method on the phone: To select a USB mode for a connection

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Hello, I have an interesting idea, and I am curious if it can be done.

I think it would be pretty cool if I could play one of my PC games on my smart phone. I'm not sure how practical that would be, but none the less I would like to try it. Here are my thoughts on how to accomplish the task:

Input for one, could be accomplished by using a Bluetooth enabled gamepad that pairs with your phone. That way you can go beyond touch screen input for more complex games.

Then there is the small display to consider. While it is ideal for smaller scaled games, it isn't ideal for PC games where they are often very detailed and have complex user interfaces. I thought maybe you could use one of those headsets they use for things like Oculus Rift to narrow in the display. That would make it more ideal.

Now the tricky part, remoting to your PC so you can play the game. From what I understand, remoting is accomplished using RDP, which Windows, Apple and Linux all use. So in theory, you could easily remote to your computer to play a game. You could write a custom application for your smart phone to remote in and send input from the gamepad to your PC.

Now the issue of connectivity. PCs these days can easily render graphics in 1080p, and in some cases 4k. Now over a remote connection (using RDP), I am not sure the protocol can process that kind of data fast enough for consistent frame rates on the client (smart phone). You would likely have to compress the frames for faster process... Read more

A:Remote PC Games to your smartphone...


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I just purchased a Verizon Thunderbolt Droid Phone. Loaded HTC Sync program and added items to the phone and SD Card.
When I connect the phone to the USB connection on my PC the drive shows up as "Microsoft Office Click-to-Run 2010 (Protected)(Q".

What's that?

Also, I can't delete or change anything.

Thanks to anyone.

A:Drive Name Changed By USB Smartphone

Screenshot of this?

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