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Archive for the ‘Android Devices’ Category

Hiding your number when calling from an Android phone

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/13

Via [WayBack] This was well hidden outside the regular Anrdoid settings I was trying at first. You need to start with the stock Android phone app, then go to settings… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+.

The steps are in the images below, starting from the stock Android phone dialing app.

It helped solving this problem:

[WayBack] Twitter thread

@jpluimers: A friend of mine cannot receive anonymous calls: his #OnePlusOne on @KPNwebcare with latest Android available for it does not ring, not even in safe mode. But calls do appear in recent calls list. This used to work in the past months ago. Any tips?

@KPNwebcare: I suggest he try his SIM-card in a different phone to determine if the problem persists. This helps us figure out if the problem is related to the or our network. If the problem remains then I recommend that your friend contacts us directly!

@jpluimers: OK. I will assist him doing this. Thanks!

@jpluimers: Thanks for the offer. Enjoy your weekend. Somehow it’s the device. To be continued…

@jpluimers: After trying to reset many individual settings, the only thing that worked was a complete phone reset then restore apps from backup. Of course not all apps backup just as well, but that got us 90% with only 10% of manual configuration left. Phew (: And thanks for helping us out.


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List of Android Secret Codes – I’m programmer

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/11

[WayBackList of Android Secret Codes – I’m programmer

Lots of *# codes for stuff like IMEI, firmware version, etc.



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[APP][MOD]OGYouTube v1.2 Downloader, Popup/Background/ScreenOff Playback

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/09/23

From a while ago on XDA: [APP][MOD]OGYouTube v1.2 Downloader, Popup/Background/ScreenOff Playback which allows you to download and off-line play YouTube videos on your Android device.

via: New tutorial!#youtube   #google   #android   – DoorToDoorGeek “Stephen McLaughlin” – Google+

Note that on laptops, I tend to use [WayBack] youtube-dl.


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Crowdsourcing App-Translation with in-app message – Christoph Wiesner – Medium

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/09/13

Interesting approach on how a free app got itself free translations: Case Study on engaging users to become app translators

Source: [WayBackCrowdsourcing App-Translation with in-app message – Christoph Wiesner – Medium

The app: Visual Timer – Countdown

Platforms used:

  • Firebase is Google’s mobile platform that helps you quickly develop high-quality apps and grow your business.Source: Firebase
  • POEditor is an online localization management tool, perfect for collaborative or crowdsourced translation projects. Translate websites, apps, games and more!Source: Software Localization Management Platform




Posted in Android Devices, Development, internatiolanization (i18n) and localization (l10), Power User, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Bouncer – Temporary App Permissions (Beta) – Apps on Google Play

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/09/11

Bouncer gives you the ability to grant permissions temporarily.

Want to tag a location or take a photo, but don’t want that app to be able to use the camera or get your location whenever it wants?

Bouncer gives you exactly that.As soon as you exit the app,

Bouncer will automatically remove the permission for you in an instant so you can get back to doing what you do best, without having to worry about apps invading your privacy and wasting your battery.

  • Increased security, privacy and battery life
  • Never have to worry what apps are doing in the background
  • No complicated setup needed (no root or adb)

Get it at [WayBack] Bouncer – Temporary App Permissions (Beta) – Apps on Google Play



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