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Chris De Herrera’s Windows CE Website
http://www.pocketpcfaq.com/
Chris has been around from the beginning in Windows Mobiles and has and is a real type of Guru for us with a wealth of information and mostly, if not all, from personal usage. Go To Table of Contents here:
http://www.pocketpcfaq.com/toc.htm

Sync Windows Mobile with Linux Ubuntu
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PortableDevices/WindowsMobile
Users of Windows Mobile 6, Windows Mobile 5, Windows Mobile 2003 and PocketPC can sync Contacts, Calendar, Tasks and Files. Windows Mobile 5, 6, 6.1 The Synce project enables USB sync with your device under Hardy, Intrepid and Jaunty. Full instructions including repository and download information can be found on the Synce wiki.

How to Sync Android with the Linux Desktop
https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/798356-how-to-sync-android-with-the-linux-desktop
It’s well known that the Android platform relies heavily upon Linux. With this in mind, it makes perfect sense that Android and Linux should be able to seamlessly communicate on the desktop layer. For the most part … it does. You can easily drag and drop files between your desktop and the Android device. However, when it comes to syncing things like contacts and calendars ─ if you’re not ready to do a bit of work, your best bet is to keep your head (and your desktop) in the cloud. How much work? Not really all that much.

Sync Your Android Phone to Your Desktop: Android Manager WiFi
There are numerous ways of syncing your data from your phone to your computer or the cloud, however the easiest is often to automate it through your personal wireless network. This ensures that whenever your phone and computer are on the same network, all the data on your phone is automatically synced to your computer……
http://www.maketecheasier.com/sync-android-to-desktop/

Android Guide 1: How to Use Android Effectively
This How-To Geek School course aims to teach you how to use Android effectively, showing you the most important settings and methods needed to really become an Android pro and get the most out of your Android device. ….
http://www.howtogeek.com/school/basic-android-guide/lesson1/
How To Install Android On Your Netbook
Install Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android, on your netbook. Whether you want to play with Google’s mobile operating system or give new life to an otherwise discarded device, Android-x86 gives everyone a way to install Android on Intel netbooks. ….
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-android-netbook/
ALSO
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/22665/run-android-on-your-netbook-or-desktop/
GO TO OFFFICIAL WEBSITE HERE:
Android-x86 Project – Run Android on Your PC
http://www.android-x86.org/
Get Android notifications on your Linux desktop
TechRepublic
Jack Wallen shows you an easy method of getting your Android notifications to your Linux desktop with the help of a tiny Android app called …
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/get-android-notifications-on-your-linux-desktop/
How to Pin Screens in Android 5.0 for More Security and Privacy
Android 5.0 Lollipop is still trickling to Android users but we’ve already found a stream of great new features we want to talk about. Pinning a screen is nifty little security feature that lets you put your device into a glorified kiosk mode so the user can only use one app.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/202841/how-to-pin-screens-in-android-5.0-for-more-security-and-privacy/
How to Manage Files and Use the File System on Android
Android’s user-visible file system is one of its advantages over iOS. This allows you to more easily work with files, opening them in any app of your choice. But Android doesn’t include a file manager app by default.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/202644/how-to-manage-files-and-use-the-file-system-on-android/
How to Tame Notifications in Android 5.0
Android has always done notifications consistently well over its various iterations. In Android 5.0 Lollipop, notifications have gotten even better, giving users specific, granular control over notifications for every application installed on your device.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/202404/how-to-tame-notifications-in-android-5.0/
How to Dual Boot Ubuntu on Your Android Device – Lifehacker
Lifehacker
May 16, 2014 – Recently, Canonical announced an update to its Ubuntu Dual Boot app—which allows you to run Ubuntu and Android side by side—that …
http://lifehacker.com/how-to-dual-boot-ubuntu-on-your-android-device-1577325241
 Run Linux on Android – part 1
Linux User and Developer
Nov 19, 2014 – It’s possible to run a variety of popular Linux distros on a standard Android smartphone or tablet – everything from a simple BusyBox toolset …
http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/features/run-linux-on-android-part-1
 How to Add a Hotspot Shortcut to the Android Home Screen
Portable Wi-Fi hotspots on your Android phone are great, because hotel Wi-Fi usually isn’t, but toggling that hotspot on and off is a pain. Here are several easy ways to add a hotspot widget to your home screen.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/211317/how-to-add-a-hotspot-shortcut-to-the-android-home-screen/
How to Add App Shortcuts to Your Status Bar in Android
Is your Android Home screen getting a bit crowded? You’ve probably installed a ton of useful apps and are running out of room. However, there are probably apps you use more often than others. There is an elegant way of curing a crowded Home screen.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/206172/how-to-add-app-shortcuts-to-your-status-bar-in-android/
How to Turn off Sound and Vibration in Android’s Keyboard
Tactile and audio feedback on your phone is important (if not invaluable) except when it isn’t. If you don’t want your Android keyboard to vibrate or beep whenever you type on it, you need to read this.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/204543/how-to-turn-off-sound-and-vibration-in-androids-keyboard/
Ask HTG: How Do I Reset My Android Device’s Application Launcher to the Default?
Playing around with new application launchers on Android is pretty fun but when it comes time to switch them or you want to return to the default launcher, it can get a little cryptic. Read on as we show you how to switch between and reset them.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/202397/ask-htg-how-do-i-reset-my-android-devices-application-launcher-to-the-default/
How to Mount a Flash Drive on Your Android Device
Although mobile devices have more storage space than ever before it’s so easy to fill up; wouldn’t it be nice if you could just pop a flash drive right into your device and expand your storage on the fly? Read on as we show you how mount a flash drive on your Android device.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/201980/how-to-mount-a-flash-drive-on-your-android-device/
How to Trim and Cut Videos on Your Android Device
Have you ever shot a video on your phone that’s too long because of extra filler? Here’s how to trim videos on your Android device using the default video player, so you only share the good parts.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/201843/how-to-trim-and-cut-videos-on-your-android-device/
Ask HTG: What’s The Easiest Way To See What’s Eating Up My Android Device’s Storage Capacity?
It’s all too easy to stuff your Android phone or tablet to the gills with data and find yourself without room to install new apps or download new media. Today we’re taking a look at how to quickly assess what’s eating up all your disk space…..
http://www.howtogeek.com/195508/ask-htg-whats-the-easiest-way-to-see-whats-eating-up-my-android-devices-storage-capacity/
Why Android’s OTA Updates Remove Root and How to Keep It
Android’s OTA (over-the-air) updates remove root access, forcing you to root them again if you depend on root-only apps. There are ways to preserve this root access, and re-rooting a device will be easier on some devices than others…..
http://www.howtogeek.com/192402/why-androids-ota-updates-remove-root-and-how-to-keep-it/
How to Get Multi-Window Multitasking on Any Android Phone or Tablet
Android still doesn’t offer proper multi-window multitasking, but you can get it with a third-party tweak. All you need is root access — you don’t have to install a custom ROM…..
http://www.howtogeek.com/189345/how-to-get-multi-window-multitasking-on-any-android-phone-or-tablet/
 How to Tell if An Android App is Potentially Dangerous
Yes, some Android apps can be malicious — Apple, Microsoft, and the media seem happy to remind us about this. Take a few basic precautions and you can avoid these potentially dangerous apps…..
http://www.howtogeek.com/188519/how-to-tell-if-an-android-app-is-potentially-dangerous/
Android Guide 5: Managing Your Device’s Storage and Backups
Data management on Android is easy but you can still find yourself low on empty space very quickly. After all, your device has finite space. So, if you find yourself running out of space, then you need to take action…..
http://www.howtogeek.com/school/basic-android-guide/lesson5/
Why Android Phones Slow Down Over Time and How to Speed Them Up
Do Android phones and tablets slow down over time? Many people seem to think so. We’ll look at the reasons why devices slow down and how to battle slow downs. ….
http://www.howtogeek.com/183004/why-android-phones-slow-down-over-time-and-how-to-speed-them-up/
How to Block a Phone Number From Calling Your Android Phone
Blocking a phone number from calling you should be fairly simple in 2013, but it still isn’t.
Android doesn’t have a completely integrated blocking solution, and carriers don’t generally offer this basic service for free. …
How to Locate Your Lost or Stolen Android Phone (and Wipe if Necessary)
Thanks to a new native Android tool, you can now easily locate your phone and (in a worst case scenario) perform a remote data wipe. Read on as we show you how to activate the feature on your phone. …..
http://www.howtogeek.com/170276/how-to-locate-your-lost-or-stolen-android-phone-and-wipe-if-necessary/
How to Make Text Larger and More Readable on Android
Let’s face it, no matter how good the screens are on our phones and tablets, the text is just too darn tiny if you have weak eyesight.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/204815/how-to-make-text-larger-and-more-readable-on-android/
Android Guide 4: Understanding Performance and Security
Handset and tablet manufacturers have brought a lot of performance to their devices in recent generations. Most new devices are not wanting for power. Even so-called mid-range and budget devices can usually ably handle most everything you throw at them so the worst you might experience is some lag with your home screen…..
http://www.howtogeek.com/school/basic-android-guide/lesson4/
Think Before You Root An Android Device
Siliconindia.com
Rooting makes your device more prone to the malware attack. Once the security setting is changed in your device, unnecessary software and process …
http://www.siliconindia.com/news/technology/Think-Before-You-Root-An-Android-Device-nid-162709-cid-2.html
Windows apps running on Android with Wine
htxt.africa
Wine has been helping Linux and Mac users to run Windows apps on their operating systems since 1993 but this week Wine’s original developer, …
http://www.htxt.co.za/2014/02/11/windows-apps-running-android-wine/
Ubuntu for Android explained: What it is and how to get it
Pocket-lint.com
There is already an Ubuntu for Desktop, so it only makes sense that Canonical would take its Linux-based operating system and combine it with Google’s …
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/124537-ubuntu-touch-explained-what-it-is-and-how-to-get-it
Complete Linux Installer – Android Apps on Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com…linuxonandroid
Rating: 4 – ‎5,457 votes – ‎Free
Complete Linux Installer is an all in one solution to installing Linux distros on your Android device. Brought to you by the LinuxonAndroid project the app is …
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zpwebsites.linuxonandroid&hl=enDESCRIPTION:
Complete Linux Installer is an all in one solution to installing Linux distros on your Android device. Brought to you by the LinuxonAndroid project the app is designed to allow you to install a full Linux distro without touching your Android install.
Current distros include Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, ArchLinux, Kali Linux, openSUSE and more coming soon!——————–REQUIREMENTS-——————-
* ROOTED
* Kernel that supports loop devices (see http://linuxonandroid.org/working-devices/ for known working kernels and ROMs)
* Armv7 processor (Debian does work on Armv6 but other distros do not)
* As much free RAM as possible (you are after all installing a desktop OS)——————–Included in the app——————–
* Installer for Ubuntu 13.04, 13.10, Debian 5 and 8, Kali Linux, Fedora 19, Arch Linux
* All future Linux distros I support
* Boot widget
* Linux Launcher
* Both Torrent and Normal download options

——————–Need Help or more Info? ——————–
We offer a range of support channels to make sure all users get the help they need, please do not rate the app low if you have not tried to get support, what makes us different to other projects is we try VERY hard to give support to all users. The following methods are avaible:
*Wiki with FAQ and other useful pages https://sourceforge.net/p/linuxonandroid/wiki/Home/
*Live Chat via IRC http://linuxonandroid.org/irc/ (or #linuxonandroid-help on freenode)
*Forum support via http://forum.linuxonandroid.org/
*And Email support via sup…@linuxonandroid.org

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What is a Custom Recovery on Android, and Why Would I Want One?
 Want to install a custom Android ROM — in other words, a third-party version of the Android operating system — like CyanogenMod? You’ll probably be instructed to install a custom recovery, too. .... 
 http://www.howtogeek.com/193055/what-is-a-custom-recovery-on-android-and-why-would-i-want-one/

Android USB Connections Explained: MTP, PTP, and USB Mass Storage
Older Android devices support USB mass storage for transferring files back and forth with a computer. Modern Android devices use the MTP or PTP protocols — you can choose which one you prefer……
http://www.howtogeek.com/192732/android-usb-connections-explained-mtp-ptp-and-usb-mass-storage/

How to Enable Full-Page Evernote Clipping on Android Devices
Evernote is a fantastic tool for clipping web pages for later perusal, but the default configuration on Android simply clips the URL and not the page/article. Read on as we show you how to remedy this oversight and enjoy the same kind of full-page clipping on your Android device that you enjoy on your computer. …..
http://www.howtogeek.com/168485/how-to-enable-full-page-evernote-clipping-on-android-devices/
How to Extend Your Android Tablet’s Battery Life When You’re Not Using it
Fewer things annoy us than when we set our Android tablet aside for a few days only to return to a low or even dead battery. This shouldn’t be happening, so it’s time to try to fix it.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/210993/how-to-extend-your-android-tablets-battery-life-when-youre-not-using-it/
How to Use Miracast Screen Mirroring from Windows or Android
Miracast is a wireless display standard included in Windows 8.1, Android 4.2, and newer versions of these operating systems. With a Miracast receiver plugged into a TV or another display nearby, casting your screen should be easy.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/200897/how-to-use-miracast-screen-mirroring-from-windows-or-android/
 How to Easily Cast Local Media Files from And
roid to the Chromecast
It’s really easy to cast things like YouTube and Netflix videos from your Android phone to your Chromecast but what about video stored on your phone or even on your home network? Read on as we help a curious reader cast files from his phone to the big screen.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/200649/how-to-easily-cast-local-media-files-from-android-to-the-chromecast/
Play Your Android Games and Videos on the TV with Google Chromecast
There’s a lot you can do with the Google Chromecast but did you know you can cast your screen from your Android phone or tablet to any Chromecast-equipped display? It’s easy, and we’re going to tell you how to do it.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/199654/play-your-android-games-and-videos-on-the-tv-with-google-chromecast/
Use “Send to” to Easily Transfer Files to Your Android Device
The “Send to” menu has been around since Windows 95; so long a lot of users might have forgotten about it. You may not know it, but you can use “Send to” to smartly transfer files to your Android device.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/199734/use-send-to-to-easily-transfer-files-to-your-android-device/
How to Get Your Android Device to Show up in File Explorer (If It Isn’t)
We love using our Android phones and tablets to listen to tunes and watch videos but in order to get those files on your device,
sometimes you have to transfer them over from your laptop or desktop PC.
When things work right, it’s great, but it can be frustrating if your device stops appearing in File Explorer.
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How to Get All Your Android Notifications on Your PC or Mac
Your phone just made a sound, but you’re busy using your PC. Do you pick up your phone, unlock it, and look at the notifications? Don’t bother — just have all your Android notifications appear on your computer……
http://www.howtogeek.com/190702/how-to-get-all-your-android-notifications-on-your-pc-or-mac/
Android Guide 2: Managing Your Installed Applications
Our first real stop on the road to mastering Android is to help you understand how to manage and organize your installed applications,
deal with settings and permissions, or get rid of applications you don’t want. ….
Video: KDE Connect Android (mobile) with Linux (desktop)
TG Daily
KDE Connect can best be described as a utility that allows your Linux desktop to receive Android phone notifications, while transforming your smarpthone into a …
The HTG Guide to Tethering Your Android Phone
Tethering is the act of sharing your phone’s mobile data connection with another device — such as your laptop or tablet — connecting it to the Internet through your phone’s data connection. There are several ways to tether on Android. …..
http://www.howtogeek.com/170302/the-htg-guide-to-tethering-your-android-phone/
 How Can I Stop Apps from Running at Boot on Android OS?
Is it necessary to keep your list of startup and running apps lean and mean on Android OS, and if so,  how can you put the brakes on a application heavy startup? ….
http://www.howtogeek.com/165111/how-can-i-stop-apps-from-running-at-boot-on-android-os/
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