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  • Android Activist since 2010
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Jul
10
revised Adding outlook account to Android Mail keeps pulling in deleted/read emails
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Jul
10
comment how can I control the second internal clock
+1 to that – especially if it's one of those "auto-RAM-optimizers" using Chuck-Norris-Roundhouse-Kicks to "clean up stuff". Those almost always backfire more than proving useful.
Jul
10
comment Internal storage full but explorer shows less
As usual, I'd recommend to first take a look at the associated tag-wiki – here the one for internal-storage – and see if the first-aid there get's you started. Especially see: Something is secretly eating up my tablet memory and I need help finding it / What can I do to manage my phone's internal storage? / My internal storage capacity is running low, what can I do? (linked from there)
Jul
10
comment Android remote screen display & control
@StephenSchrauger that was my first thought for many apps, and I admit it rather speaks for the dev (if he had malicious intents and wanted to hide them, he'd not needed to declare any permission). Unless this reasoning was intended to cover it – you know, "if you want to hide something, do it in plain sight" ;)
Jul
9
comment QR-code reader keyboard
There are a few. But app recommendations are off-topic here. If you specifically outline your requirements, you can ask for a recommendation over at our Software Recommendations sister site.
Jul
9
answered Google Play updates on mobile connection despite setting
Jul
9
comment Tethering on alternative (lower and more penetrating) frequencies?
A simple Google search will help you out (and find e.g. Maritime Mobile Operation in International Waters and international vhf marine radio channels and frequencies – and yes, there are restrictions/regulations, too). But please, let's stop discussion here – that's not what comments are intended for. Discussing this issue is better done in a forum, or in chat.
Jul
9
comment Tethering on alternative (lower and more penetrating) frequencies?
@DarioP, you are contradicting yourself in multiple ways: "close enough" = 1km? Using the frequency the phone supports = using the frequency legally assigned/licensed to the carrier = "should be legal"? Just operating on the very same frequency in an area currently not covered by active cell towers doesn't make it legal either. Dan just explained in his answer why there is no solution in the way you imagine it, and also included the alternatives. Guess you have to accept that.
Jul
9
comment How can I permanently disable (not uninstall) a stock app?
@RossC for me, too. As for the "tag request", I've opened a synonym request at Meta: Should we introduce 'disable-app' as synonym to 'freeze-app'?. Be welcome to up/downvote (all of you, including d3vid ;)
Jul
9
comment How can I permanently disable (not uninstall) a stock app?
I've added the tag you were looking for (the "official" feature to "disable" an app was introduced with ICS, while "freezing" via e.g. Titanium Backup was already available before – and princically is the same; so no "new tag", though a "synonym" might be helpful).
Jul
9
revised How can I permanently disable (not uninstall) a stock app?
edited tags
Jul
9
revised Connecting tablet to VGA projector
Re-phrased the question to avoid "off-topic vtc"
Jul
9
comment Can't download apps from Google Play store via mobile network
Umm, hidden in plain view. Well, unfortunate phrasing then, sorry. You should leave your comment in (or edit the answer), or it might well be missed by others, too...
Jul
8
reviewed Close How can I change the KitKat countdown alert sound?
Jul
8
reviewed Close How to unlock a Samung Galaxy S5 locked with a pattern on a broken screen
Jul
8
reviewed Close How to install Amazon FR app alongside Amazon (US)
Jul
8
reviewed Close Can't change to Dalvik from settings…How to change from Art to Dalvik?
Jul
8
reviewed Delete Can't download apps from Google Play store via mobile network
Jul
8
comment How to stop android device from corrupting pictures
Class 4 should be OK for photos (saving just takes a little longer). In terms of speed, it might be critical for recording HD video (constant stream). As it makes not that big difference in price, I'd recommend using at least class-6 today. If you can effort it, buy two different cards from different manufacturers to try out interoperatibility. You should be able to return the "other" card afterwards.
Jul
8
comment How to stop android device from corrupting pictures
Your dealer will tell you. But Wikipedia can as well :)