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Professionally: Former cognitive scientist turned IT consultant. I specialize in telecommunications systems for SMBs and call centres, systems administration, web application & site development and SEO/social media leveraging at my company, My Solutions IT. I also act as Head Tech at TechAlberta.ca supporting home and small office PC users.

Personally: Metaphysician and natural philosopher. Scrabble fiend. Chocolate snob (mmm, 73% dark single origin Cuban!) I blog about whatever happens to outrage me at the moment or catches my fancy on a whim - everything from consumer rights to the best restaurants in Mexico to Canadian politics. G+

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Jul
9
comment How can I permanently disable (not uninstall) a stock app?
"Login" here is ambiguous, as the term is often misused :( If we're talking about logins to Google accounts then no, it makes no difference. Android runs all apps and service under a single local operating system user account, regardless of how many Google accounts are associated with that device's local user.
Jul
9
revised How can I permanently disable (not uninstall) a stock app?
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Jul
9
answered How can I permanently disable (not uninstall) a stock app?
Jul
5
awarded  Excavator
Jul
5
revised How can I reinstall android 4.2 after having updated to 4.4?
version in title didn't match version in body
Jul
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on sony xperia z1 whatsapp sound notification problem
May
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Android voice search doesn't recognize Exchange contacts
May
2
answered Install WinXP/7/8 on Android Device
Mar
16
answered Galaxy S won't boot, stuck in recovery mode
Mar
16
revised Galaxy S won't boot, stuck in recovery mode
edited for clarity and grammar.
Mar
6
awarded  Custodian
Mar
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why does my hotspot stop after a period of time?
Mar
6
comment Is it a good idea/useful to use two Anti-virus apps on Android?
No, just uploading them to virustotal.com would not be sufficient. Virus scanners can only check for known viruses, and new variants crop up all the time - hence all the updates AV software does. So a one time check on a sideloaded app will only tell you that, as of that date, there are no known viruses associated with that app.
Mar
3
comment Is it a good idea/useful to use two Anti-virus apps on Android?
I wouldn't say that installing apps from Play only guarantees a lack of malware (always check app permissions, at the very least!), but overall I'd agree with Karan that for the average user AV is totally unnecessary, and that having two different AV products on the same device is extremely undesirable regardless of OS as they will work at cross purposes and hugely slow down a device.
Mar
2
comment Root my android tablet
A stock ROM is still a ROM. Also, signing it shouldn't be necessary if it's installing an SU binary...
Mar
2
answered Root my android tablet
Mar
2
revised Root my android tablet
removed obnoxious text
Feb
9
answered How to get removed default app back?
Jan
29
comment Backup paid app from Google Play
No argument there, but wasn't really within the scope of the question as it was put IMO.
Jan
29
answered Backup paid app from Google Play