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An Android, iOS and C# developer by day and a Linux enthusiast by night. I also enjoy web development (mostly Python), video games, chess, soccer, and voiding warranties.

I currently own a Nexus 5, a Nexus 10, and a Nook HD. I generally run a slightly self-modified version of CyanogenMod on my Nexus devices.

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Apr
23
revised Is there a way to sort apps in Google's app store by size?
edited title
Apr
23
revised Is it ok to delete the Amazon .apk files?
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Apr
23
revised Where are the hidden videos and pictures from Camfiler's VS and/or PS apps?
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Apr
23
revised Can you damage the proximity sensor if you keep it always on?
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Apr
23
revised Is There A Way To Be Notified About Google Play (Android Marketplace) Discounts?
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Apr
23
revised Is there a way to temporarily disable hosts and flush the DNS?
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Apr
23
revised Google play error after updating 4.0.4?
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Apr
23
revised Is there a way to sort apps in Google's app store by size?
edited tags
Apr
23
revised Default calendar doesn't show any calendar; not able to create a new one
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Apr
23
revised Android added a plus sign before the number, making an undesired international call
Grammar/spelling
Apr
23
answered How can I remove Camera app on Cyanogenmod?
Apr
23
revised Am I overcharging my phone?
Removed [development] tag; this is really not a question about development, it just happens to be the reason why the phone is plugged in often
Apr
23
comment When a Google account is used to access the Android Market, what information is captured by Google?
@PeanutsMonkey: If you're asking if Google can create a link then I'd suspect yes (using a hardware identifier like IMEI) but I'd imagine they wouldn't link two separate accounts like that in practice specifically because people often sell used phones and the like. If you mean can the new owner get at your historical information then no, unless they somehow obtained access to Google's servers and data. AFAIK there's no way for an end-user to establish such a connection.
Apr
23
comment What does it mean when I select to 'clear data'?
@PeanutsMonkey: You need root to read the data. Whether or not it's in plaintext is entirely up to the app developer, just like with any other piece of software.
Apr
23
answered When a Google account is used to access the Android Market, what information is captured by Google?
Apr
22
comment How does the HTC Sensation know it's in a dock?
On HTC phones I think it often involves connecting pin 4 (ID) on the dock's USB plug to pin 5 (ground) with a resistor, but I'm not sure if that's how it works for the Sensation. There's a bit of discussion on XDA but there's not a lot of definitive information: forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1232229
Apr
22
comment What occurs in the background when an application such as Skype is installed e.g. logs, synchronization, etc?
@PeanutsMonkey: Google has been relatively vocal about their hands-off approach to the Market. They don't vet or test any of the apps up front aside from running a background process on the server that checks for known malware. I've also never heard of any app store requiring developers to enumerate where and how they store every piece of data in their app and then release it publicly through the store. That seems like it would be a fairly obnoxious requirement since 99% of users probably won't ever care or ask for that kind of information. They may not even understand what to ask.
Apr
22
comment What occurs in the background when an application such as Skype is installed e.g. logs, synchronization, etc?
@PeanutsMonkey: Email the developer.
Apr
22
revised Why is a Google account required when installing applications from the Market?
You don't need a Google account to sideload, so the title could be seen as confusing
Apr
22
comment What occurs in the background when an application such as Skype is installed e.g. logs, synchronization, etc?
@PeanutsMonkey: I don't think that I've ever seen an app that provided any kind of publicly available documentation for that, so I'd guess (but it's just a guess) that it's uncommon.