344 reputation
310
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years
seen May 1 '12 at 22:35

Apr
26
comment What is cleared when I restart my phone?
It isn't useful when users down vote a question without noting the reason. If I know the reason I could amend the question.
Apr
25
comment What is cleared when I restart my phone?
@ Matthew Read - Thanks but that doesn't tell me that the contents of the application are not yet saved.
Apr
25
comment If I download and install a non-market application and then proceed remove it, does it mitigate any security issues?
Thanks. When you say 'gain' elevated privileges, what do you mean exactly?
Apr
25
comment What is cleared when I restart my phone?
Is there a way to tell which applications are open and do not save their contents saved?
Apr
25
comment What is cleared when I restart my phone?
@Sameer Sharma - Not sure how I can provide a screenshot. Any suggestions? I have a HTC Evo 3D running version 2.3.4 of Android.
Apr
25
comment Can applications be downloaded without a Google Account and without disabling security features?
Thanks Ruben Roy. Do I have to disable any security features such as Installation of Non-market apps?
Apr
23
comment If I use free WiFi in a hotspot, can data be easily sniffed?
@Ilari Kajaste - How do I get access to pre-stored remote certificates for known sites or can I download them to the mobile device?
Apr
23
comment When a Google account is used to access the Android Market, what information is captured by Google?
Thanks. So what happens if you perform a factory reset of the phone and use a different account i.e. what happens to the historical data? Can they be linked, etc? So for example I sell my phone after performing a factory reset, the person who purchased the phone uses a different Google Account. Is there a way for them to know the previous details in any form or shape?
Apr
23
comment If I use free WiFi in a hotspot, can data be easily sniffed?
Would the same principles of security apply or are they different?
Apr
23
comment What does it mean when I select to 'clear data'?
Is there an easy way to access the data or do I need to install developer tools? Also is the data encrypted or stored in plain text?
Apr
22
comment What occurs in the background when an application such as Skype is installed e.g. logs, synchronization, etc?
Really? Thought there would be more governance around apps being distributed via the Market.
Apr
22
comment What does it mean when I select to 'clear data'?
What data is stored in the data/data/app_name directory?
Apr
22
comment What occurs in the background when an application such as Skype is installed e.g. logs, synchronization, etc?
What is the best way to find out?
Apr
22
comment What occurs in the background when an application such as Skype is installed e.g. logs, synchronization, etc?
Thanks. Do most applications document where they store user data? Is this available somewhere on the Android Market?
Apr
18
comment Is it possible to upgrade, without rooting, to a version not specifically released for the device?
Makes no sense at all to me why upgrades would be restricted to devices and why I have to root a device to get updates.
Apr
18
comment Is it possible to upgrade, without rooting, to a version not specifically released for the device?
@Matthew Read - Thanks Matthew. I had a look at the apps and themes as well as settings and there is no mention of a carrier of any sort. The phone seems to have come from Taiwan directly. It is a HTC.
Apr
18
comment Is it possible to upgrade, without rooting, to a version not specifically released for the device?
Thanks. Are there security disadvantages of not upgrading?
Apr
18
comment Is it possible to upgrade, without rooting, to a version not specifically released for the device?
@Matthew Read - Thanks Matthew. Wasn't aware the term rooting is used. Will bear that in mind. Also how do I know it came from a network operator and not directly from the manufacturer?