How to make a widget that doesn't drain the battery and updates often

by Mark Murphy » Sun, 06 Jun 2010 02:46:29 GMT

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Here is the question...since MediaPlayer sees only the portion of the
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I'm sure this has been solved by others -- any suggestions???

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so in the a.apk,
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