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Feb
21
comment How to block apps on tablet from accessing the Internet while on tethering
Izzy, I found this guy in the same situation. A firewall on the tablet would do the trick, he thinks, which is to be enabled/disabled as needed. A firewall requires root, though.
Feb
21
comment How to block apps on tablet from accessing the Internet while on tethering
Izzy, wifi-only devices lost the "Restrict background data" option in Android 4.3. In other words, only those 4.3 or later devices with mobile data can limit background data transfer (either globally or per app). Thanks.
Feb
9
comment Is this android mobile device credit card payment system secure and safe?
Can a rooted device hide its rootedness from specific apps?
Dec
21
comment Can not unlock my Android device as have no internet connection?
The 'Disable Pattern Lock via ADB' trick makes me want to turn off USB Debugging from now on!
Dec
14
comment Full Backup of non-rooted devices
@RyanConrad Can you please clarify: Do I need to get and install the 500MB ADT Tools SDK or will the 70MB SDK Tools be enough? The SDK Tools seems to set ADB.exe up already, but your Droid Explorer seems to require the massive ADT Tools SDK. Cheers!
Dec
7
comment Can the Nexus 7 send and receive GSM texts and calls?
Hi. My question is about GSM calls, not VOIP or SIP calls or tethering.
Nov
1
comment Can the Nexus 7 send and receive GSM texts and calls?
@MarkHewitt that would require two sim cards with two data plans and two shirt pockets. I'm glad this works for you, as well as others who carry tablets and phones all the time. I want to carry just one device.
Aug
6
comment Does Android have a “device driver” architecture?
It's eye-awakening that Android prides itself on running on hundreds of devices, yet it has no "hardware abstraction layer". Oh irony. Dear Android, it's 2012, not 1985....
Jul
26
comment How to automatically enable WLAN when an app requests location info?
I'm interested in this, see also code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=26119
Jul
26
comment How to automatically enable WLAN when an app requests location info?
IMHO, I do not see why the location service cannot save power and just activate the WiFi antenna when it needs it, exactly as it does with the GPS antenna. Sorry ce4, this has nothing to do with the opt-in on this screen. I mean, "Sure Google, use WiFi networks to determine my location, but kindly turn off the WiFi antenna when you're done."
Apr
6
comment What does “fastboot oem lock” do?
I agree with davidbb on both of his points. =)
Mar
7
comment How do I view and manage the list of Intents that launch what apps in my phone? How do I unregister these apps?
@eldarerathis That question explains why apps launch by themselves. I want to know what these apps are, which intents they are hooked to and how to unregister them. The answers to that question also observe that apps are "pretty well-behaved". The FB app I used as an example is, in my opinion, not.
Feb
27
comment How do I set custom search engines in Android?
Sorry I have many, many, many such custom searches. I only used Wikipedia as a relatable example in my question, but there are no search widget in the market for many, many many of my custom searches.