Smartphones

A smartphone or smart phone is a mobile phone with an advanced mobile operating system that combines features of a personal computer operating system with other features useful for mobile or handheld use. They typically combine the features of a cell phone with those of other popular mobile devices, such as personal digital assistant (PDA), media player and GPS navigation unit. Most smartphones can access the Internet, have a touchscreen user interface, can run third-party apps, music players and are camera phones. Most Smartphones produced from 2012 onwards also have high-speed mobile broadband 4G LTE internet, motion sensors, and mobile payment mechanisms.

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I need to make a forensic image of each HDD of a group of our employees' desktop computers; I need the same for their smartphones. What equipment and/or software do I need to makes these images without removing the drives?
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Hi,

I always forget to take my earphones/plugs

Is there a cover which has them IN the cover (Samsung Galaxy S8)?

J
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Hi everyone. I have an Android 7 device. It's not rooted. I need a file manager/utility that allows me to view the files & folders of the root directory; specifically the System and Data partitions. I don't need 'Write' permissions, just Read-Only. I want to copy some files. In other words, I don't want to root the device. I just need read-only access. I would prefer a file manager type app but I'm open to other methods.

I have tried Solid Explorer. It shows the System Partition but not the Data partition. Thanks.
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https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29108461/Peel-Smart-Remote-app-kept-self-reinstall-back.html

Refer to above EE post which is not resolved.

I bought a used Note4 & since receiving it, there's this "Smart Peel remote"
app in it which I've uninstalled it (via PlayStore) : however, the next day,
this app will pop up & when I go to PlayStore, could see that it's installed.

Each time after clicking "Uninstall" for this app in PlayStore, the "Uninstall"
button will turn to "Update" button.

What must I do so that this app doesn't come back (disruptive pop-ups)
again?  

The earlier expert suggest disabling it but how is this done?
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I have one user (out of 60) whose Sprint phone randomly but often keeps getting the message pop-up: "The SIM card has locked. Please power cycle the device and if the problem persists contact customer service." This was a new Samsung S9. After useless troubleshooting with Sprint tech, we returned the phone for a replacement. After a few days the issue appeared on the new phone as well.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. This is not happening to nay of our other users.

Wayne
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Your smartphone is the weakest link so if we have not been taking good care of it and looking out for signs of red flag that the it is misbehaving and acting strangely, then we are setting ourselves for trouble. Read on for tips to self defence and keep a clean hygiene footprint.
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Thanks Andrew.

1a. Facial spoofing attacks can easily launched via printed photos, video replays and 3D masks of a face. There is a detailed paper written on this. That is why it is critical to implement strong liveness detection measures for facial authentication that recognize when a facial image is not a live. To share a bit more, spoof detection can be classified as either “active”, requiring interaction with the subject, or “passive” analysis requiring no interaction.  

1b. Fingerprint spoofing attack can easily be fooled by fake fingerprints digitally composed of many common features found in human prints. Likewise another paper shares the details. What I think is concerning is the capture in the past has also been attempted on gummy fingers that is fake Fingers. Liveness test is still the added assurance check needed to have a robust check in the mobile device.

The challenge for a/m is not on the detection technology but how to more towards a more accurate match rate an d at the same time not in the expense of making the device bulky or more draining to the limited battery level.

2. Actually remote wipe is more of a mitigation as ultimately, if the data remain encrypted and the device has lock enabled, access is restricted and even data siphoned off the shutdown or locked device will not necessary have the plain data revealed. So with encryption and locked setting, the mitigation suffice as baseline.

Hope the above clarifies.
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Thanks for clarifying btan. Highly useful information!
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Hi,

I have a Samsung Note 8 and a Samsung Note 4 smartphone.

I would like to migrate all data from the Samsung Note 8 to the Samsung Note 4.

What would be the best software to use to achieve this?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Hi,

We have an Amazon Fire 7 tablet.

The plan is to use the Fire 7 tablet as a device to display information.

The problem is that when the tablet goes to sleep or runs out of power, the next time the tablet is turned on or woken up, the lock screen appears.

I would like to configure, with the use of an automation app, a function that will activate when the Fire 7 tablet displays its lock screen and automatically unlock by way of a swipe up action on the screen.

Is there an automation app that can do this, mainly a free app.

Thanks,
Robbie
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I bought a used Note4 & since receiving it, there's this "Smart Peel remote"
app in it which I've uninstalled it (via PlayStore) : however, the next day,
this app will pop up & when I go to PlayStore, could see that it's installed.

Each time after clicking "Uninstall" for this app in PlayStore, the "Uninstall"
button will turn to "Update" button.

What must I do so that this app doesn't come back (disruptive pop-ups)
again?
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Hi,

I have a Fire 7 tablet.

I would like to turn off or remove the lock screen from it.

How would I do so?

Thanks,
Robbie
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I spend quite a bit of time driving and am interested in finding an app or method so that any incoming Office 365/Exchange emails received on my iPhone X will be read to me.

This will allow me to know what the incoming emails say without having to read these emails while I am driving.

What apps are currently available that will allow this to be done?
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Is there any way of bringing up or displaying the iPhone notifications screen (that appears on your iPhone with all of your latest email notifications, Experts Exchange alerts, texts, and other alerts) when you haven't used your iPhone for a while?

For example, I always use my iPhone alarm to wake me up in the morning.

When the alarm goes off I will unlock my iPhone and then turn off all of the iPhone alarms.

Then I will want to go back and view the main notifications screen that contains all of the alerts I have described above (instead of having to go to all of my different email accounts, Experts Exchange app, texts, etc.)

How can I go back to this main notification screen?
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How to send message in whatsapp without open whatsapp apps using android?
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How can I export the below #2 images ?

Maybe a USBC to USB keyboard convertor ?

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Timeline
 1. Google Pixel 1 Android Phone backed up to GOOGLE online account
 2. most recent GOOGLE online backup does NOT have the last two days
     of PHOTOS since the phone was not connected to the wifi/data network
 3. screen cracked, cannot access touchscreen
 4. need a way to plug an external keyboard
     to export above #2 last two days of PHOTOS
 5. only phone ports are usbC and a 3.5mm audio,
     therefore below "micro usb to usb cable" will NOT work

https://forums.androidcentral.com/general-help-how/369754-how-do-i-get-my-pictures-off-my-phone-if-i-have-broke-screen.html
says you can use a micro usb to usb cable to plug in a keyboard and type the key lock code
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What apps or methods exist that will allow me to have a second phone number assigned to my iPhone (similar to Google Voice)?

I am a Sprint PCS subscriber and really liked the Google Voice service that replaced the iPhone phone number with my Google voice phone number everytime that I made a call using my iPhone. My Google Voice phone number would always show on other people's caller ID whenever I would call them.

However, this Google voice integration with my Sprint PCS service ended on 6/1/18 due to security upgrades and Google not producing an updated app.

So I'm currently looking for a replacement app or service I can subscribe to that will display an alternate phone number every time that I make an outgoing phone call using my iPhone X.

What apps or services are currently available that will allow this to be done?
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Hi Experts,

I'm a new Android user and recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S9+ 256GB for myself. All worked fine for a while on Google Play website, where I could download any app from the store and have it installed on my phone. Recently though, I'm getting the following error whenever I try to download an app via the Google Play website:

Error on Google Play Website

I've checked and triple checked that my Phone is associated with my Google Account. So why am I getting this error and how can I resolve it? I've tried it in all browsers installed on my Windows 10 Pro box.  Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Same problem with each browser. I did nothing with my Google Account that I'm aware of that should cause me to have this error. The phone is connected via USB and I can download any app I want using the Play Store icon on the phone, just not from the website?

Does anyone know why this is happening and how I can resolve it, please?

Many thanks for any help.
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After many years of using iPhone's, I'm now a new Android Phone user and have just purchased a Samsung Galaxy S9+ 256GB 4GX for myself and I'm finding the transition to be difficult.

A mate of mine on EE has explained how to get apps from the Google Play store but rather than bug him privately all the time with my endless questions, I thought I'd raise a question here and hopefully get some answers to my most pressing questions at the moment.

1.  On my iPhone, I had utilities and was even able to just use Windows File Explorer to transfer things like pictures and videos to and from my computer. Yet I'm having a lot of trouble finding something that will allow me to do this with my Samsung.

What I basically want (and I'm more than happy to purchase) is something which will allow me to view my Samsung in a Window/Utility that lets me copy individual things like Movies, Pictures and so on, both to and from the phone. Surely a tool like that exists for Androids as well?

  • Recommendations for tools that are available for my Samsung would be highly appreciated.

  • Please provide links and advise if you have personal experience with using what you recommend.


  • BTW, I know how to google, but doing so just makes it more confusing :)

2.  I currently use Smart Switch which was recommended to me by Samsung Support Chat as a way to Backup my Samsung (and restore if needed) and more importantly, to be able to Syncronize my Outlook Contents with my phone.
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OK so I want to build a cell phone using a Raspberry Pi.
I'm not sure what module to get. Does anyone know. Some are advertised as GSM/GPRS and some as 4G/LTE.
I know GSM is the way to go but still confused when the description doesn't say they handle 4G/LTE.
And any suggestions on the best module to buy. Don't need blue tooth since the Pi already has that and has Wifi.
P.S. I usually buy my componets from Aliexpress.com. Slow delivery but cheaper price, good quality and selection.
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I need to find a group texting solution for Android where responses go directly to me, and not back to the group unless desired.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
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Hi,

I open the Yahoo Mail with the smart phone.

Question: I do not see any button or option to "Sign out"; please help


Thanks,
tjie
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Say, Whatsapp Broadcast Msg Info displays READ and Delivered. I want some way to get a list of the Delivered (but not read) in order to be able to resend.
Please suggest a software of method. Does Whatsapp Business make this easier to manage than Whatsapp? I've tried Whatsapp web but this doesn't allow me to export a list and difficult to use in a web interface.
Tx Shaun
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I have ordered a Google Pixel II XL smartphone. It does not have a 3.5 audio jack. It does come with an adapter from C USB to 3.5 audio. That is fine for audio, but I wish to be able to charge the phone at the same  time. I am assuming that if I can locate a "One in, two out" C USB adapter box then I could charge and listen to audio at the same time. Can anyone search the multitude of items on Amazon and recommend a device that will accomplish this goal? Also acceptable would be one C input and a 3.5 output along  with a C USB port for the charging cable. I have no idea if such an item exists. Can you locate either or both of these items for me on Amazon?
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Look for outsource call center that they will have to use my five9 subscription to do in and out bounds calls.
https://www.five9.com/

Do u know any places that can provide those services?
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I have a new android phone and am waning to transfer call log, text messages and contacts from IOS phone, besides paying for software and looking on google.. is there a free way to transfer from ios to android
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Hi,

I just got a new Cell Phone (Samsung Notes 8).

My old Cell phone is Samsung Galaxy S4.

There is a steps to TRANSFER the files from the old to the new cell phone.

Question: What is the meaning of TRANSFER of the files? It means that all the files would be No more at the old cell phone or the files just being copied to the new cell phone?

tjie
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Smartphones

A smartphone or smart phone is a mobile phone with an advanced mobile operating system that combines features of a personal computer operating system with other features useful for mobile or handheld use. They typically combine the features of a cell phone with those of other popular mobile devices, such as personal digital assistant (PDA), media player and GPS navigation unit. Most smartphones can access the Internet, have a touchscreen user interface, can run third-party apps, music players and are camera phones. Most Smartphones produced from 2012 onwards also have high-speed mobile broadband 4G LTE internet, motion sensors, and mobile payment mechanisms.