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

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Jul
8
comment Name of app that programs phone by location etc
@geffchang according to the link, that list should give alternatives to Tasker. If you wish a list which includes Tasker, be welcome to see my automation app list :)
Jul
8
comment Google Contact Sync Problem
Yes, that's a work-around. I didn't propose this, as when the sync starts kicking in again it might lead to duplicates – but if you imported it to your "local" contacts (as opposed to the "Google account"), that should be simple to solve then. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Jul
8
comment How to stop android device from corrupting pictures
Multiple ideas to try out: 1) Have you tried a different camera app? 2) Have you tried a different storage (internal vs. external SDCard)? 3) If you're currently using the external SDCard, have you tried a different card (maybe the card is corrupted/malfunctioning)?
Jul
8
revised How to stop android device from corrupting pictures
improved formatting
Jul
8
comment How to deal with (orphaned) WakeLocks?
@t0mm13b as that weekend has long passed by: did you find anything useful in your c64 session (peek and poke)?
Jul
8
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
8
awarded  Good Question
Jul
8
comment Google Contact Sync Problem
Short of factory-reset (still leaving that as last resort) would be resetting your account, i.e. removing the Google account from your device, clean caches/data from all Google apps, re-add the Google account. To my knowledge, at least with Android 4.x and up, no data should be lost this way. If it works out, it saves you the factory-reset. If it doesn't, you'll factory-reset anyway...
Jul
7
revised I cant move apps like twitter over to SD card?
improved formatting
Jul
7
comment Whatsapp shows me online when I'm not in the application
@Dark_Cyber And if the app is not closed, but running in background, your status is still "online", as I described: "device being connected to the Internet with your Whatsapp account signed in." I didn't write it shows you online when you explicitly closed the app.
Jul
7
reviewed No Action Needed Does Android 4.4.3 support Bluetooth Low Energy in peripheral mode
Jul
7
reviewed Close How do I import a downloaded font into the Phonto app?
Jul
7
reviewed Close How to downgrade Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 from 2.3.6 to 2.2.2?
Jul
7
reviewed Close How to stop android device from corrupting pictures
Jul
7
comment How to stop android device from corrupting pictures
It's not quite clear what you're asking. Could you please edit your question and include some more details, e.g. Android version running, which camera apps you've tried (and whether it happens with all of them)? Thanks!
Jul
7
comment Google Contact Sync Problem
You could try "resetting" your contacts app (Settings→Apps, look for "contacts", open, "clear cache" and "delete data" – just for safety, create a local backup before from within the contacts app using Menu→Import/Export→export to SDCard). Your contacts are still saved on Google's servers, and should be sync'd back soon (if not, you can always restore the backup).
Jul
7
reviewed Reviewed Google Contact Sync Problem
Jul
7
reviewed Reviewed Add contact without using “Google account”?
Jul
7
comment Add contact without using “Google account”?
Basically the same as described in this answer, and a fallback in case the procedure described there doesn't work.
Jul
7
reviewed Reviewed How do I import all contacts from a SIM-card to an Android phone?