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Me:

  • Android Activist since 2010
  • Author/translator of multiple Android books

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Jul
27
revised Why do I see adverts after closing WhatsApp?
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Jul
27
answered Why do I see adverts after closing WhatsApp?
Jul
27
comment Why do I see adverts after closing WhatsApp?
I would really wonder if Nova did such. It's that widespread, we'd heard about. I rather expect some other 3rd party app behind it.
Jul
27
comment Why do I see adverts after closing WhatsApp?
PS: My answer here might be relevant to this topic as well.
Jul
27
comment Why do I see adverts after closing WhatsApp?
That's surprising indeed, but I didn't expect WhatsApp being behind the ad (if it were, we'd already heard about). I rather wonder it happens only on closing WhatsApp (and not other apps). Not sure how to tell the culprit, but I guess it would need a special permission to detect that event; maybe GET_TASKS and/or GET_TOP_ACTIVITY_INFO. A dev could answer this better.
Jul
27
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Pop-up advertising message filling the screen
Jul
27
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Jul
27
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
27
comment my old sd card crashed and when i replaced it, my device wouldn't allow me to take pictures, it says no external storage, how do i fix that?
For recovering data from your "crashed" sdcard, please take a look at our data-recovery tag-wiki. As for the new one not working correctly: there are sometimes issues that combinations of device and card manufacturers don't work well together. You can try a different card from a different manufacturer, which in those cases was solving the issue.
Jul
27
comment My nexus 4 is awake 79% of the time… help?
PowerManagerService keeps it awake most of the time, it seems. Have you tried a reboot? I have a similar issue from time to time, and reboot usually cures it then. Apart from that, your "top 5" don't look good at all. Might be a misbehaving app. With PowerManager being affected, you might wish to check those having the DEVICE_POWER permission.
Jul
27
revised My nexus 4 is awake 79% of the time… help?
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Jul
27
answered What/How quick reboot works?
Jul
27
revised What/How quick reboot works?
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Jul
26
comment Is there an Android video chat client that displays video stream and text messages at the same time?
Please note that app recommendations are off-topic here (see our help center). You might check with Software Recommendations, but make sure to check their /help/on-topic first, especially read requirements your question must meet ;)
Jul
26
answered Pop-up advertising message filling the screen
Jul
26
revised Why is my Android not letting me install apps for 1GB limit?
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Jul
25
answered Transfer a folder with subfolders from PC to Smartphone Note 3 via WLAN
Jul
25
comment How to download a Google play book
That's one of the reasons I don't use Play Books at all. There are plenty of ebook readers available, and many sources of ebooks without DRM (e.g. my library), I prefer to stick wit those. As an author, ebooks I release are not DRM protected (even not on Amazon) for exactly the reason you named: I don't want to restrict my readers on where/how they want to read the books.
Jul
25
comment push app from root adb terminal
/data is the internal storage, and /data/local is a kind of "temp directory" especially for things like this; I specifically chose a place available on all devices. No idea why cp failed. As for the crashes, it might help to investigate the logs (e.g. via adb logcat). I suspect dependencies (it might need another app/service to work).