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Feb
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comment When should I get suspicious over permission requests and when should I safely install an app?
Not fully beyond it, I could do so in some article (given I find the time). Something like Why do some apps request too many permissions? This article partly covers that when discussing READ_PHONE_STATE (see also Why do so many applications require permission to read the phone state and identity?)
Feb
6
comment Does switching user accounts in Lollipop affect battery life or performance?
OK, that most likely rules out my idea for investigation. // As I find it pretty interesting, I've mentioned (and linked to) your question in our chat room as well. Some of our "power users" are actually devs who might be able to answer this question (and probably will, given some time to see it). Good luck(y) – and I'm curious for the answers as well!
Feb
6
reviewed Leave Open When should I get suspicious over permission requests and when should I safely install an app?
Feb
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comment When should I get suspicious over permission requests and when should I safely install an app?
Very nice sum-up, +1 for that! As for "familiarizing with permissions and what they mean", may I suggest an additional resource? (Disclosure: That's my site I've set up a.o. to cover for the off-topic "is there an app for X" questions from here :)
Feb
6
reviewed Close How does 4ext recovery backup works
Feb
6
comment How does 4ext recovery backup works
I didn't downvote, but I might explain: your question is most likely considered "low quality". You don't give much details what you're talking about – e.g. what is "4ext recovery backup"? Without knowing that, the question cannot be answered. Backup apps are different: some work on block level, some on file level; some do full backups, some only cover parts. And depending on that, their algorithms differ as well: those working on block-level do exactly what you describe, others don't.
Feb
6
reviewed Leave Open How to do screen record on android without apps?
Feb
6
comment How to do screen record on android without apps?
@GiantTree A screen-recording feature was built into Android with Kitkat. So under the condition the device runs Kitkat or higher, your commend no longer holds true. See Narayanan's answer (and my comment on it) for details.
Feb
6
comment How to do screen record on android without apps?
Also see: How to use screen recording in Android 4.4 KitKat for a more in-depth tutorial on this – and Is there a minimal installation of ADB? for the ADB part :)
Feb
6
reviewed Reviewed Is it possible to watch Youtube videos on the Youtube App while multitasking
Feb
6
revised Is it possible to watch Youtube videos on the Youtube App while multitasking
removing txtspeak
Feb
6
comment Is it possible to watch Youtube videos on the Youtube App while multitasking
Two things: First, please don't use txtspeak (write full words) – many of our users are non-native English speakers and already have a hard time without slang. Second: The feature you describe IMHO is not available on all devices, but rather vendor specific – so you should at least mention the device you're using ;)
Feb
6
answered Can't reach internet via wifi when wifi-direct printer is connected
Feb
6
reviewed Looks OK Swapping External to Internal Memory
Feb
6
comment my apps are gone from my Samsung galaxy s3 tablet
Have you checked the app drawer (usually an icon looking like a squared collection of squares)? Another place to check: Settings › Apps. My guess is just your "homescreen display" forgot about them, but they will still show up in the two places mentioned.
Feb
6
revised my apps are gone from my Samsung galaxy s3 tablet
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Feb
6
comment WiFi network in range, but could not be connected!
Where you get the selection "Cancel/Forget/Connect", try "Forget". Then wait until the entry is updated, and this time chose "Connect". You should be asked for the credentials again, provide them. Does this enable you to establish a connection? If not: Any message this time? What about signal strength?
Feb
6
comment How can I update android version of GT P3100 currently running on Android version 4.0.4?
See: How do I update Android on my device?
Feb
6
revised Does switching user accounts in Lollipop affect battery life or performance?
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Feb
6
comment Does switching user accounts in Lollipop affect battery life or performance?
Good points. Basically the question behind is: What happens to running apps when switching users – do they keep running (in background), or will the "originating user's" session be "frozen"? I have no LP device to test this out myself. Is your device rooted? Do you have ADB available?