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How do I send a file by Bluetooth from Android smartphone to an iMac running OS X Lion?

I am unsuccessfully sending a file from my smartphone Huawei Ideos X5 with Android 2.3.5 to my iMac. I paired the devices successfully. Android phone receives successfully anything from iMac, but iMac ...
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How to enable USB tethering on your Android phone to Mac OS X Lion

I want to tether an unlimited data plan on a Nexus S (with Android 2.3.6) via USB cable to a MacBook Air (with OS X Lion). Both on Windows and Ubuntu, it works like a charm, so I'm wondering if ...
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How do I copy files between OS X and Android 6 over USB cable?

I want to copy files from OS X (El Capitan) to my Nexus phone (which uses Android 6) and vice versa. And I just mean copying locally, i.e. over USB cable, I want to avoid overcomplicating things with ...
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Native RNDIS USB tethering support for OSX

Android phones can be USB tethered via RNDIS protocol on Windows and Linux. As far as I understood Apple does not provide RNDIS driver for OSX. Are there RNDIS drivers for OSX by third party (Android ...
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Can the Eclipse emulator be made less blurry when run on retina Mac hardware?

I'm using Eclipse JUNO and ADT 21 on a MacBook Pro Retina 15" and the eclipse app itself looks very sharp (code blocks, images and texts). However, things are blurry in the Android Emulator. What ...
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OS X Mavericks doesn't recognize my Nexus 5 when plugged in via USB

When I plug in my Nexus 5 into my Mid 2013 MacBook Air 11" nothing happens. It doesn't show up in the finder / on the desktop and when I enable USB tethering, it doesn't show up in my network ...
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Transferring contacts from iCloud to Android

I have a Samsung Android phone and need to transfer my iCloud contacts to that phone. How do I accomplish this?
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“file not sent” from Android to Macbook, whereas they're paired

I'm trying to send a file from Android to Macbook via bluetooth. I pair them successfully and when I'm sending a file from Android, it just ends up saying "file not sent". In the Macbook does happen ...
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Will Eclipse + Android Developer Tools plugin work on OS X Yosemite?

I would like to update my system to the newest 10.10 Yosemite version, but I use quite intensively Eclipse + ADT to develop apps for Android. Does anyone have any experience with running this software ...
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How to sync OS X Reminders with Android?

OS X Reminders doesn't sync with my Google Account although Calendar and Mails work OK. How to sync OS X Reminders with Google (or GTask Android App) to have it Android device?
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Universal method to record calls via Bluetooth in OS X 10.6?

I am a freelance journalist who needs to record calls for accuracy and legal reasons -- I inform every person I record that I am doing so, so *PLEASE* do *NOT* post asking about the legality of ...
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What is the PATH environment variable and how do I set it up to use the Android SDK?

I'm a mac noob, and a terminal noob. I'm used to installing things in Windows, and now I'm trying to set up Eclipse with the Android SDK on Mac and I'm having some trouble. I downloaded Eclipse and ...
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How to toggle between normal, vibrate and silent modes like in Android

On Android it is easy to toggle between normal (ring + vibrate), vibrate (vibrate only) and silent (no ring or vibrate) modes. How can I get all 3 modes and easily change between them on iPhone?
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How to view iTunes U without itunes?

I want to view Stanford's iOS programming course. How can I see it without installign itunes on my PC and on my Android mobile device?
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How to reinstall Java 6, for development for Android, on Mountain Lion?

Requirement Java 6 for Android development on Mountain Lion. Question Is it possible? What can I do? I've looked everywhere for a way to do this and am unable to find any solution. Background ...
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Reverse Tether - Share OSX Yosemite Wifi Connection Over Bluetooth

I see plenty of old questions out on the web, but each has a myriad of people following up with issues. Now with Yosemite, I think things might have changed anyway. I want share hotel internet, from ...
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How come Android finds lists Wi-Fi networks that OS X doesn't?

I have a MacBook Air with OS X 10.8.5 and a Samsung cell phone with Android. I use the Wi-Fi heavily on both (I travel a lot, and only use Wi-Fi when I'm out of the US) — often in cafes — and I rarely ...
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MacBook as a handsfree headset

Is there any way how to use laptop as a hands-free "headset" for my Android phone via Bluetooth? Actually it's very nice to answer on calls directly from computer. I have tried BluePhoneElite2 for ...
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Why can't I choose to set up Internet Sharing to computers using AirPort?

I'm using OSX 10.9. I'm trying to set up Internet Sharing to connect my Android to my Mac directly over Wi-Fi. Every tutorial I've come across (including the one published by Apple) mentions checking ...
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iCloud Notes not syncing

I have been using the Notes app to take notes on my iPhone 5s for years now but recently I'd like to make those notes accessible on my iMac and Nexus 7 Tablet. To sync them to the cloud I added ...
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I want to remove an entry in my $PATH

I'm running OS 10.8. When I echo $PATH my terminal outputs ...
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How to enable USB android tethering on OS X Mountain Lion without using Easy-Tether (Lite)

I can tether fine to Windows 7, but on my Mac OS X Mountain Lion, it does not recognize the USB network. I can install Easy-Tether (Lite) but that comes with some restrictions (e.g. no secure web ...
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Is it possible to install Android OS on an iPhone?

Just wondering, is it possible to install dual OS on an iPhone 3GS/4?
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How to share my Snow Leopard Mac's connection to my HTC Desire running Android?

I have an HTC Desire that currently cannot connect to the internet and a Mac that can. I want the HTC Desire to be able to connect to the internet. My Mac (running Snow Leopard 10.6.6) is connected ...
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Does Mavericks break the ability to create a wifi network that other devices can connect to?

I'm not talking about sharing an Ethernet connection via Wifi, but about creating a separate WiFi network, not connected to the Internet. In previous versions of OS X, I could create a wifi network ...
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How can I charge a mobile phone on my MacBook Air (like I used to be able to)?

I used to be able to turn my macbook air on, plug in an android phone, then close the lid and the phone would keep charging. Note, this was not the same as charge-and-sleep, which works all the time ...
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Huawei device pairing with Mac

I am trying to connect my Huawei phone to my Mac. I get it as a new device and I can see it in the file manager. Now I would like point my Mac to some drivers of this small Huawei device. (I have them ...
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What's the best solution to sync contacts from Mac to Android Phone?

I'd like to sync my contacts from the Mac addressbook to an Android phone, but I'd rather not use Google (or any cloud) where I have no control over my data. So far I found SyncMate and Missing Sync. ...
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Sync Wi-Fi Passwords on OS X with Android Phone?

I have a MacBook Air, and an Android phone (errr phablet!). I go out a lot with both, and every time I go to a new venue, I need to put the Wi-Fi password into both. Do you know of an application so ...
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How to “drop a pin” for iPhone AND Android users?

This past weekend I "dropped a pin" on restaurant X using Maps and then "Shared the location" via Message to a friend. I had no idea what kind of phone this friend had. I assumed she received the ...
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How can I use Gmail to sync my calendar between Mac OS X and Android?

I've recently bought an HTC Desire and I'd like to sync my calendar from my MacBook Pro (Os X 10.6.6) with the calendar from the phone. I suppose it would be easiest to do it over Gmail, but I'm not ...
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Is there an easier way to compare iOS to Android apps than manually checking each app?

Next year, I'm getting myself a new phone, and it'll either be a Nexus or an iPhone. I'm currently using a Samsung Galaxy S4, but I'm fed up with how slow security updates occur and how often Samsung ...
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What location data will an Android phone provide to an iOS device that lacks GPS?

Will my iPad 4 Wi-Fi only (or an iPod touch) get live location data for navigation purposes if I connect to an Android mobile phone that is enabled as a Wi-Fi hotspot?
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Samsung Galaxy 6 sets off Apple Pay on iPhone 6

I have to carry two phones - one Samsung Galaxy 6 and one iPhone 6. Unfortunately, something in the Galaxy sets off the Apple Pay on the iPhone when they're in the same pocket, and it constantly shows ...
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Is there a way to sync OS X Photos app with Android Phone?

I have an Android phone and a MacBook, and what I am trying to figure out is a way to do bi-directional sync between the OS X Yosemite's new Photos app and my device's internal storage. So far, I am ...
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Mac app for testing websites in android emulator quickly

Hi I want to test my site locally on my Mac using the android device layout . The usual android sdk takes more time to load . Is there any app similar to opera mobile emulator which provides android ...
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adb got stuck. not starting in terminal command

When I start the adb deamon using the terminal, it got stuck somewhere. Any idea why ? PS: I am using OSX Mavericks.
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HTC software for mac

As I understand there is no official software to work with HTC phone on the mac. So how can I manage my phone contacts, create backups of my phone and so on?
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Access Time Capsule from Android phone

Can I access the contents of the "Data" folder on computers other than Macs? For instance, can I access the Time Capsule from my Android phone?
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Kernel panic after using Android Emulator for Mac OS X Lion

I experienced a kernel panic. When I run Android emulator on a MacBook, iMac, or Mac mini, I sometimes get a grey screen for unexpected shut down and instructions to press and hold the power button ...
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How do I run a binary program without showing the gear icon?

I created a automator workflow, add a Run Shell Script part and put these lines in: /Users/xxx/Library/Android/sdk/tools/android avd I saved it as an app and it works. But I will always see a ...
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Bluetooth audio streaming from Android to Mac

Is there any way I can Stream Audio from my Android device via Bluetooth to my Macbook Pro? I'm using OS X 10.9.1 and Android 4.4.2. The AUX-Port on my Android device has stopped working. Is there ...
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Sharing GPS signal to a Wifi-only iPad

I want to share live GPS data from an Android smartphone to my iPad (4th generation wifi-only). I've read about BTstacks and other jailbreak tweaks, but I don't want to jailbreak! I have also read ...
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Windows 8 on the iPad? [closed]

I was just watching the Windows 8 keynote and Steven Sinofsky said 8 will be able to run on ARM CPUs, which are also used in iDevices. So I'm curious, would it be possible to run 8 on an iPad, ...
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Antivirus not prominent on iOS devices

How come there are no antiviruses for iOS devices like iPhones and iPads while Android has many available? Update The article here shows that there have been attacks on the iOS Devices as well ...
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Does upgrading to Mountain Lion means I have to reinstall Android SDK and Eclipse?

I'm on Lion and am learning Android development. I have Eclipse Indigo Service Release 1 version and the lastest SDK installed. If I upgrade to Mountain Lion does it mean I have reinstall the SDK? I ...
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Synchronize calendar between Mac, Android mobile and Windows 7

I´m currently using my Mac with Lion. Using Bootcamp I installed Windows 7. I also have an Android phone. Now I´m looking for a calendar software that allows me to synchronize between all three OS. It ...
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I backed up my Android device and I want to restore it on my iphone 5!

Can anybody please help me?! I want to restore a non apple device back up to my iphone 5 and I can't so please anybody's help would be great! I have a Samsung galaxy S7 edge and I got a iPhone 6s.
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Best OS X TODO app that can be synced with Android?

Which is the best OS X "TO DO"-app that I can sync my Android device with?
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Syncing iphones with Android phone

We run a small business, and the managers would like to have the calendars on their phones synced with each other so that they know what is going on with the other. Most of them are using iphone and ...