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What is Google up to? Google Play Store updating apps even though auto-update is disabled

Apparently, what's happening here is that Google Play support libraries get auto-updated regardless of your update settings. If an app you installed relies on those libraries, an "update" ...
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Why is the Google Play Store showing wrong app sizes?

The Play Store seems to use MiB (1KiB = 1024 bytes) but displays like Windows "MB" as unit. The download size seems to be measured in MB (1KB = 1000 bytes). 44 MiB = 45,056 KiB = 46,137,344 ...
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Getting permissions for new apps and apps updates on the new Play Store

It is possible that Google has not killed or restricted off-the-record APIs which allowed Play Store to get app permissions info back in the day. This API might be what Raccoon and Aurora Store are ...
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Does anyone know what the flame symbol means?

That's the Tinder app, apparently
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How to find app permissions in the new Google Play Store web version?

Google Play Store web version won't show it. That's given. The workaround I could find is to use a third-party app store to get permission details for the apps it can still find and list. See my full ...
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