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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 there'...
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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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Can't allow blocked software (HAXM) to run on macOS 10.13

I'm trying to install HAXM for Android Studio on macOS 10.13. I went to the 'Security & Privacy' panel in order to allow the software to run, but I've run into an issue. No matter how many times ...
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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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“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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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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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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Sync Google Keep to Apple Notes

I have an Android phone with a lot of notes in Google Keep. Is there an easy way to sync all my notes to my Mac so I can add, delete, and modify notes on both devices? (I've seen some paid apps, but I'...
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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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Messages app on my Macbook Pro stopped sending to Android

The Messages app on my Macbook Pro (running High Sierra) suddenly stopped sending text messages to Android devices. I can still send texts to Android users from my iPhone without a problem, but when ...
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Mount Android Phone on Desktop

Is there a way to mount my Android phone on my Mac Air desktop in order to transfer files like images and music?
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Error: “The device does not have the necessary services” when using bluetooth to browse files on Galaxy S7 Edge

How do I get the "necessary services" on my Galaxy S7 Edge phone using Android Marshmallow so I can use bluetooth to browse and transfer files between my Macbook Pro and my phone? The error message "...
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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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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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Trying to use a data-only SIM card in an iPhone 7 running iOS 10

So, I recently got an Android tablet (Samsung Tab E 8) from my carrier (Virgin Mobile in Canada) and it came with a nano sim card on a $15/month 3GB data plan. I’d way rather use this in my iPhone 7 ...
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Android Studio 2.1 very slow build, macbook blows very loud

I am using new version of Android Studio since one week (v2.1) and it completely freezes my macbook. Each gradle build takes forever, and my computer blows air like if it is going to die. Anyone ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Finder doesn’t see files on Android devices from MacBook Pro USB commections

I have a Macbook Pro which I am trying to attach an Android device via USB (the Macbook recognizes my iPhone 6S just fine via USB). The Android device is a Samsung Note 3, and I expected when I ...
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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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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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Android device connection broken in Sierra

I've recently updated my MBP Retina 2013 to Sierra GM, and today it stopped to connect the Android devices. I have Android SDK installed and lots of devices available with different OS versions. But ...
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MacBook Air crashes when plugging in Android devices

For the past few days, developing on an Android device has been a nightmare on my MacBook Air (mid-2013) model. Here's what happens: I plug in an Android device (tested with 3 different devices and ...
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Can I use the same cell number as my Android phone with an Apple Watch Series 3?

Title says it all. I know I won’t get the most out of an Apple Watch Series 3 using it with my Android phone, but I wonder if I can at least use the same number with an LTE Apple Watch Series 3? I am ...
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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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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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Transfer files to iPad via USB from Android

I'm sure this question has been asked many times but I find it surprisingly hard to find a clear answer on the internet by searching it. Is it possible, yes or no, to transfer files to my iPad with a ...
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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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Streaming media from Mac to VLC for Android

I have few media files in my Mac which I want to stream on my Android phone. I have enabled File Sharing and enabled both smb and afp protocol. When I check in VLC for Android app, I can see my Mac's ...
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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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How can I mirror my OS X screen and functionality to an Android tablet?

Trying to create a cheap cockpit type chart plotter/navigation setup for my friends yacht. Thought the most cost effective way would be with an osx laptop we have running inavx (or similar) and an ...
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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 /opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/opt/X11/bin:/usr/local/git/bin:/usr/texbin:/Users/austinzuffi/...
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How to migrate WhatsApp messages data from Android to iPhone?

Currently I'm using an Android phone. I have just purchased a refurbished iPhone 7 Plus. I wish to migrate my WhatsApp chat history from Android phone to iPhone. I have searched almost everywhere, ...
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4K Monitor and performance issues with MBP Late 2015

As a software developer I insisted on buying a 4K Monitor which used to work with my previous MBP 2017 quite ok.The Retina MBP Late 2015 has output that lags quite a bit when I use a scaled resolution....
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Use iphone or android as external mic for macbook using bluetooth

Is there a way I can use an iPhone/Android phone as an external microphone for my Mac? Ideally without a cable i.e. bluetooh/wifi. Edit: Since this hasn't been answered yet, I would be okay with ...
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Delete the current line in Android Studio?

I want to select the entire line my cursor is on so I can delete it. By using CtrlE I can move my cursor to the end of the line. But CtrlShiftA doesn't work... What's the alternative(s)? Thanks.
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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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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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Android File Transfer continuously fails to copy files to the SD card over USB in Android Lollipop

Android File Transfer fails to copy showing the following message: Another symptom is that the copy is not continuous. It freezes after copying a few megabytes during a couple of seconds. I also ...
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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 ...