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seen Nov 19 at 22:45

Android Devices:

  • Tablet: DGM T-703 (7 inch), Android 4.0.3
  • Phone: Google Nexus 4, Android 4.2.2 4.4.4

Favourite Apps:

  • Stack Exchange
  • Dropbox
  • BBC News
  • BBC Weather
  • RemindMe
  • Google Keep
  • Tasks Free
  • BBC iPlayer
  • etc...

Nov
2
comment Do Android phones require a data connection to work?
Only thing I would be careful of is if your current "plan" will use data on a PAYG basis when outside of your plan? If it does and this is expensive then you can turn "mobile-data" off in settings (so that it only connects on WiFi).
Nov
2
comment Do Android phones require a data connection to work?
Just to clarify, using data on WiFi is perfectly OK and doesn't require a mobile-data plan.
Nov
2
comment Android Galaxy 1
How are you being sent these pictures? Email? Or a specific app? What version of Android do you have?
Oct
27
comment How to hide my Google Play downloads from my friends?
Where do you see this list(?) of apps your friends have downloaded?
Oct
18
comment Google Play Music: Download Entire Library through USB (instead of internet)
Yes (as @RossC mentions above) the next day (having switched my phone off overnight - Media scan on boot I suspect) my mp3 (copied to the Music folder) has indeed been picked up by Play Music. :) (I used to have the "Rescan Media" app installed, but that seems to have stopped working with KitKat!)
Oct
17
comment Google Play Music: Download Entire Library through USB (instead of internet)
I just tried copying an mp3 file to my phones "Music" folder, but after 2+ hours Google Play Music has not picked it up.
Oct
17
comment Google Play Music: Download Entire Library through USB (instead of internet)
Do you mean, copy your music library from local storage via USB directly to your phone? Google's Play Music appears to store the songs in it's own database format once downloaded to your device so I imagine there would need to be a process of "importing" if this is going to be possible.
Oct
11
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
17
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
3
comment Why does Google Search suddenly need a lot more permissions?
"Most of these permissions are used by Google Now" - I thought "Google Now" was a separate app? (Which I've been using for ... a long time already?)
Jul
3
asked Why does Google Search suddenly need a lot more permissions?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
30
awarded  Popular Question
May
22
awarded  Famous Question
May
13
comment Nexus 4 does not wake up from Sleep randomly
FWIW, I also have a Nexus 4 on 4.4.2 and I've not experienced this problem. By what you say this does sound like some kind of problem app?
Apr
10
comment Difficulties with the writing window
Is focus remaining on the text box you are typing in to? Just a thought that if focus was moving to another control (accidental screen tap perhaps?!) then the keyboard would close.
Apr
10
revised How to add timezone to world clock when you don't know the city?
edited body
Apr
10
comment How to add timezone to world clock when you don't know the city?
@Sparx: Yes, I have since used World Clock from timeanddate.com and this includes both "Makassar" and "Denpasar" from my example above.
Apr
10
revised How to add timezone to world clock when you don't know the city?
Added more details to example
Apr
9
comment Prevent Google Play from reinstalling apps after factory reset
I've often wondered about this and believed this to be the way it should work. However, when I got my Nexus 4 and connected with the same account I had used on my tablet for a while and installed many apps from Google Play, nothing was downloaded and installed automatically to my phone?!