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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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I'm not 100% sure for all apps involved, but for most the "general rule of thumbs" applies: go to Settings→Apps select the "All" tab (to also show pre-installed apps) walk the apps one-by-one, open their entries, and select "Clear Cache" plus "Delete Data" Especially exclude things like "Google Play Services", but include the "Calendar Provider" and ...


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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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Lots of apps use this connection to do their work. As well as Google's own apps such as Gmail and Hangouts, third-party apps that use any of the following features via the Google Play services library need such a connection to work fully: license verification or in-app purchases push notifications using Google Cloud Messaging Signing in with your Google ...


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Google Inc. Motorola Mobility LLC. NianticLabs@Google Ingress, FieldTrip Waze Waze Nik Software, Inc. Snapseed Nest Labs, Inc. Nest (Learning thermostat) Bitspin (formerly Team Tasks) Timely, Tasks Bump Technologies, Inc Bump VirusTotal VirusTotal Android TextToSpeech Listing these separately as they seem to be created within Google, but were possibly ...


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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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Actually the predictive search from the address bar sends the text you enter to Google to provide the search predictions. For example, if you start to type "search" and get to "sea" it suggests "sears", "seattle times", "sean parker" etc...


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As always do a backup of your device before removing anything If you don't understand something that is stated please ask, before continuing 1) go into settings and turn off all syncs. Goto settings/apps/ locate the Google apps you don't want running. Clear data and disable each, one at a time. [Leave PlayStore, Play Services, Services Framework, and ...


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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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No, the data shouldn't pass through Google servers unless you are viewing a site hosted by Goolge.


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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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After a recent update of the Google Search app (version 3.5 and above), it became possible to enable "Ok Google" from any screen on Android 4.3 and above. Follow these steps: Open Google Search on your phone Go to Settings by either pressing the hardware Menu button if your device has it, or scrolling to the bottom of all cards and tapping three dots, and ...


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


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Great answers are posted already. If your device is rooted, you can look for a custom rom such as Cyanogenmod, AOSP rom etc. These roms do not have Google apps by default. You have to flash them separately. If available, you can install a custom rom compatible with your device, then install a micro gapps package (also known as minimal google apps). The micro ...


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You didn't explicitely mention it, but from the context I assume you're using a device with Android 4.4 (Kitkat). With that, Google "pimped" the dialer. PhoneArena writes on this in an article called Google makes the Dialer awesome again: this is why you want Android 4.4 KitKat: I think the best new addition though comes in the changes to Caller ID, ...


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You can add the credit card to your Google Wallet account while leaving it in your friend's account. (My wife and I have each others card under both of our accounts.) As for the "no longer available" message; that refers to their account only.


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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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Google Now is guessing, based on where and when you spend your time. If it's wrong, simply edit it. Once manually set it won't guess anymore.


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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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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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I thought proprietary software can not be distributed alongside a GPLv2 Linux kernel which Android runs on top of. No, the so-called "viral" nature of GPL doesn't apply to things that are merely distributed together: it only comes into play when statically linking GPL and other code into a single binary. Including non-free kernel modules and non-free ...


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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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Go to settings > location > mode and select high accuracy. This will ensure that the gps is used for location.



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