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Software engineer, freelance artist/musician/tinkerer


Jan
3
comment How do I distinguish apps with in-app purchases from completely free apps on Google Play?
Why would such functionality be in Google's best interest?
Nov
28
comment Android Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard
You could hook it up to a computer and see what its maximum reported current draw is (OSX and Linux both have tools for that, and Windows probably does too). Those numbers aren't trustworthy but it's a start. If you're handy with a multimeter and don't mind modifying a USB extension cable you can measure the current draw directly, as well.
Nov
21
comment Android Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard
@DaveKok It could also be a power consumption problem, then. I see no reason why a conforming USB keyboard would have a software-level problem with working on a device where other conforming USB keyboards work.
Nov
18
answered Android Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard
Nov
18
comment How do I make my email alert *annoying*?
I don't know about notifications, but alarm tones are limited to 10 minutes before they auto-silence. The concern I'd have for just making the notification sound longer is you might not be able to abort it when you acknowledge it...
Sep
12
awarded  Yearling
Aug
4
comment Strange/troubling behavior when putting phone in car dock
That makes perfect sense! The overly-tight design of the car dock is such that it's very easy to accidentally press the various side buttons in weird combinations, and maybe something about the way I sit in my car when I put it in the dock (vs. at my desk) makes the two-button trigger happen more readily.
Aug
4
awarded  Scholar
Aug
4
accepted Strange/troubling behavior when putting phone in car dock
Aug
2
revised Strange/troubling behavior when putting phone in car dock
Did a bunch more diagnostic stuff, looks like it's just a benign (but annoing) bug in Android
Jul
30
revised Strange/troubling behavior when putting phone in car dock
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Jul
30
awarded  Editor
Jul
30
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Jul
30
comment Strange/troubling behavior when putting phone in car dock
I will try that next, yes. The thing is that 'shell' is not granted blanket permissions to begin with, so I'm not sure how much of a difference that will make.
Jul
30
awarded  Student
Jul
30
asked Strange/troubling behavior when putting phone in car dock
Jul
26
awarded  Commentator
Jul
26
comment Strange icons and notifications, is there a malware in my phone?
I don't know about on Android in general (or Samsung's specific customizations), but on Android 4.1 Jellybean you can long-touch on a notification and select 'app info' which will tell you which application generated the notification.
Jul
26
comment What is the difference between the email app and the gmail app?
Does it support a unified inbox across all accounts? That's the big feature that was always missing for me, even recently.
Jul
25
comment Is there a known custom Android ROM without apps bloating
There are quite a few custom ROMs out there. For older phones, look at YoshiGinger, which is basically what you're asking for in order to keep older phones running well.