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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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Mar
21
answered how to put data in sd card and make it work?
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
Jan
21
comment where is the option to enable MTP?
@MatthewRead: It was a Note II, running 4.2.2. Doesn't seem to be working on Note III running 4.3. There's an app that checks the manifest on your phone for what dialcodes are available.
Jan
20
comment where is the option to enable MTP?
I never had the option that I could find; I had to dial *#7284# and then click the USB settings in the phone properties.
Jan
20
comment Reason SD cards come FAT formated instead of Fat32?
Excellent point, tho probably too technical for most users to grasp.
Jan
20
answered Is there a “clean” Android I can reinstall on my Galaxy S4?
Jan
20
comment Is there a way to automatically put my Android phone into silent mode while recharging?
Tasker is pretty much the default answer for any question that follows the format "Is there a way to have my device automatically do X if condition Y?" :D
Jan
20
revised Find out which firmware to use to revert to stock ROM
minor wording change for clarity
Jan
20
comment Find out which firmware to use to revert to stock ROM
Not helpful, as if the OP doesn't know the correct carrier he can brick his phone by using a ROM with the wrong radio.