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There's a much easier way, but it may not be supported in all countries: Buy them each a Google Play Gift Card, and attach it to their accounts. They come in different "sizes", so you can limit the amount they can pay. No identification stuff connected to the cards, and once they're used up there's no more use for them (of course, you can buy the next one). ...


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As Goggles is an app that you've said you're curious about, here are the permissions it asks for(copied from the Market web page): This application has access to the following: Your accounts Google App Engine Allows applications to sign in to Google App Engine using the account(s) stored on this phone. access other Google services Allows ...


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You can check this e.g. in the Honeycomb User Guide. Basically, it sums up to the following: Android Settings, as WiFi networks incl. passwords, user dictionary, etc. Settings of many Google apps, as e.g. browser favorites Apps downloaded from the Playstore Additionally, app developers can use this API to have their apps data backup'd along -- but only ...


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I think what you want is the My Orders page. This is reachable from the Play Store web site by under the "gear" menu in the upper right. I see all of the things I've purchased from Google Play, including apps, music, etc. For what it's worth, there does not appear to be a way to get a list of your orders from within the Play Store app. However, I do see ...


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Google Dashboard is a service for accessing a simple view of the data associated with a Google account. With Dashboard you can also get a list of your Android apps that store data in the Google cloud, the dates of their latest backups, the amount of storage they use, and some additional data such as the date you first registered the device. To access this ...


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The apps are usually in some way tied to your contacts. Like Gmail for example, if they did not read your contacts, you could not get your contacts to show up when you typed in an email address or name. if they did not write, you could not add a new gmail contact. Do you have a specific app you are curious about? You cannot limit permissions of an ...


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Android comes with an Email app that lets you use any POP3, IMAP, or Exchange account. Talk can be replaced by Meebo, eBuddy Messenger, and many others. Voice is a fairly unique service but some features can be sort of replaced -- you can use a SIP phone number and an app like Sipdroid for calls, or something like Kik Messenger for text-like instant ...


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Yes and No. There are Nexus/Google devices that are nevertheless branded by the carrier and therefore receive a different ROM then the stock ROM. This usually takes longer then the stock ROM. But yes, besides of that, the Google manufactured branded devices are the only ones who receive the updates directly from Google. All other devices get their updates ...


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Magic wand at the bottom of Google Now should do it (that is if you turned them off). If you just flicked the tile away they will be back so don't worry. If not just go into the magic wand menu and set the way you "get around" to another mode of transportation, then change it back to driving.


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System Settings -> Accounts & sync -> Select your google account -> Make use of the checkboxes. sync settings (click for larger image)


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(1) What are the non-Google alternatives to GMail, Talk, Voice, Maps, Google Calendar on the Nexus One? Can't say specifically about Nexus One, but the stock Android platform does not come with Google-branded apps; so, yes, it is possible for the phone to live without Google. However, IMO if you're using Android and avoiding Google's services, you're ...


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It's because Apple has to look only over its iPhone models, which are less in number. Also iOS is more efficient (runs well on old hardware). And Google also had claimed that KitKat will support low-on hardware devices well, and it does. But the problem with Galaxy Nexus is that Texas Instruments, its SoC manufacturer has discontinued SoCs and probably ...


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The picture is linked to the google+ profile. When YouTube switched to g+ for comments, existing YouTube accounts were basically converted to a limited g+ profile. So, you may actually have more than one g+ profile. Go to Google+ on the computer. Trust me it will be easier than the mobile site or the app. In the upper right corner, click on the picture or ...


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If you are concerned about your privacy in general, there are approaches that can be taken. You will never convince Google to let go of their data hunger, and you won't argue many developers into changing their permission requirements, as most of those are really needed for core functionalities of the apps -- or at least functionalities most of the users ...


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Your Google Wallet shows all the transactions you made within Google’s websites. Since it’s your bank statement that shows a payment to google, it could be a range of things you paid for. Visit wallet.google.com and in the transactions tab you will find all the purchases with name, date and value. When you click the transaction it shows you what you ...


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Try the app Purchased Apps. You can now browse and install your previous application purchases. It shows only applications that you purchased, you don't have to dig through hundreds of free apps anymore.


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Have you tried setting Automatic date & time and Automatic time zone? Source: Daylight Saving Time and Android: Sit back and relax


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When you're done organizing your contacts on the Google Contacts page, and before syncing with your phone, go to Applications->Manage Applications and clear data+cache of the contacts app (plus some other service I cannot recall currently, something like a contacts provider if there is). Then open your contacts app to verify no contact is left. That done, ...



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