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How do I know when an app was used in Android?

Android allows usage stats to be seen from GUI. Here's how you can see it. (Source, by Kevin Swartz) In your default dialer, type *#*#4636#*#*. It would open a window named Testing which is a sub-...
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History of installed/uninstalled apps

Logcat won't be much help here, as it only lasts back a limited time (it uses a ring buffer with a fixed size, so older entries get overwritten with new ones). Instead, better focus on the package ...
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VLC for Android -- resume from stopped position when clicking on History

I too was looking for this but I haven't found a direct answer for VLC on android. There is an option under Settings -> Extra Setting -> Video -> Ask confirmation to resume. But it appears to ...
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How can I automatically clear my browsing data when I exit Chrome?

I would use firefox. It has an option to clear on exit. You do have to go to the menu (which you can access by tapping the menu icon) and hit quit every time, but seeming as there is no way I know of ...
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How can I automatically clear my browsing data when I exit Chrome?

It's not possible with Chrome on a non-rooted device unless an app has access to Chrome's data directory, which could be the case if that app is owned by Google, or it's a Chrome plugin. Both type of ...
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How to Manage (and preferably clear) the `Frequently contacted` list in the Favourites tab

Just solved this issue. Open Favorites in your phone - your Favorites list should appear. Open menu (bottom left of Home button) - 4 options should appear. Add to favorites Remove from favorites ...
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How has USB File Transfer changed in Android changed over the years?

You might be referring to the USB Mass Storage Mode. USB mass storage is the standard protocol used by flash drives, external hard drives, SD cards, and other USB storage devices. It also was ...
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VLC for Android -- resume from stopped position when clicking on History

Answering my own question: I was unable to get VLC to do it, but I found the perfect alternative app for it: Simple Audiobook Player: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mdmt.sabp.free&...
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VLC for Android -- resume from stopped position when clicking on History

I just found a way to do it (with VLC 3.0.13 and Android 7.1.2). When you are done listening to your audio file do not pause it, but quit VLC application by tapping on the cross in the notification ...
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How can I view the timestamp for History items in Firefox Android?

Here's an idea: First, you need to setup Firefox Sync. It's simple, here's one of the many tutorials (got this from first Google result, no affiliation to the site/article). Once you set that up you ...
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VLC for Android -- resume from stopped position when clicking on History

Resume audio playback position does work in VLC-Android v3.2.7 when both these conditions are met the audio file's ID3 genre tag is one of podcast, audiobooks, audiobook, speech, vocal (or if the ...
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How to watch chrome history of my friend, who is logged in from my gmail id?

Congratulations! You are a spy now! what you can do? goto google.com & click on search bar & you'll see search history Or just tap on the google search bar on your phone & you'll see last ...
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How do I know when an app was used in Android?

If your phone is last used or if you want to find out apps which runs/connected on internet like(Browsers, Clash of Clans etc) the last used activity is recorded under the my activity in your google ...
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Why do Android phone manufacturers describe RAM in powers of 1,000 but not 1,024 (as PCs do)?

tl:dr: Android memory is more in line with hard disk memory and uses the SI or decimal standards unlike PC memory. Standards support this Basing my answer on What is the advantage to using a factor ...
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Stolen device whatsapp deletion

Unfortunetly, WhatsApp does not have a remote delete function that I know of. If you really want to get rid of the history, you can wipe your device remotely if you have anti-theft installed. I ...
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Download history on s5 mini

Yes and no. Android's Download Manager gives apps a way to ask it to download files for them. Those downloads still show up in the list of downloads within the Downloads app. Sometimes they might show ...
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History of installed/uninstalled apps

You can use this command on Linux: adb shell logcat | grep install for install app see in logcat adb shell logcat | grep uninstall for uninstall app see in logcat Otherwise In windows you can use ...
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How to Manage (and preferably clear) the `Frequently contacted` list in the Favourites tab

I have a galaxy s4 with 4.4.2. I realize that Touchwiz is a bit different between the two devices but maybe this will help. I can't tell you for sure what contributes to the ranking on the list but ...
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