How to keep an eye on someone through an Android phone without bothering the owner

Everyone cares about their significant others' security. We all know that feeling when your calls are not answered and your Whatsapp messages not marked as read. In a moment like that you would do a lot to have any idea what is happening there. Although cell phone carriers offer geolocation services to locate another user, knowing your girlfriend is somewhere in the middle of Main Street will barely help. So what can we do about it?

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Status 7 error: what’s the problem with Android OTA updates and how to fix it?

The latest Nexus devices are normally the first to receive the newest Android versions. When a new firmware version is ready for release to general public, its full image is located at developers.google.com/android/nexus/images. Shortly after that, firmware starts to be distributed over the air. According to one of Google developers, Dan Morrill, (goo.gl/L85mSS), the first few OTA updates are sent to 1 % of devices. It happens at random, regardless of the location or point of sale of a phone/tablet. During this time, bugs are identified allowing the updating process to be put on hold if any critical errors are registered with a large number of users.

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Forged together with one chain

In this paper, as I am an active enthusiast of Joao Dias, a Portuguese application developer, and his motto: “Automate your life,” I will show how you can make your life much simpler, automate the problems requiring communication between your smartphone and a computer, another smartphone or a tablet PC.

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Swiss knife for iPhone

Only lazybones know nothing about Cydia today. Such words as jailbreak, tweak and unofficial app store have long ago come into general use of every more or less competent user of an i-device. On the other hand, it would be a blasphemy not to tell about Cydia, so we decided to take a different way collecting entire info about novelties, utilities and other interesting things found in the expanses of this app store.

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Squeezing the Most Out of Pebble

Often, you find yourself in a situation when it is not convenient to use your smartphone or get it out of pocket, such as when it rains, while driving a car, at a meeting… Or you may simple feel a bit lazy to get up from a warm couch to see what has arrived to your phone. In this article, I’ll show you how to configure the notifications, customize and use the full power of Pebble, one of the most popular smart watches.

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