Archive for the ‘Mobile’ Category

Gmail App Notifications

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
Posted in Mobile

Why doesn’t Google allow you to disable the Gmail notifications on the Android app? The only option is to disable all notifications. I would like to just disable the sound notification for it, I don’t mind it showing up in the notification area or the little icon at the top, but I dont want the sound to disrupt me, as the emails aren’t that important to me.

Google Maps on Android Asks to Take Picture On Its Own

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
Posted in Mobile · Tags: ,

Really? First off I didn’t even have Google Maps running the background on my Android smartphone. So Google Maps pays attention to where I am and is wasting my bandwidth (as small as it is) to locate me? And as I mentioned in a previous post I disabled Location permissions on the default Camera app. The Gallery app doesn’t ask for Location permissions. I was at Wal-Mart of all places and my the Google Maps app on my cellphone was asking me to take a picture. Really why? Is Google going to pay me? It was a notification of all things. So with that said I guess the next thing to disable notifications on Google Maps.

Android Camera now asks to post photos to Google Maps

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
Posted in Mobile · Tags: ,

I took a picture on my android phone the other day and noticed it asked me if I wanted to post it on Google Maps? Really, why would I want to do that. Why does any photo I take need to be on Google maps. If you go into Settings > Apps then pick Camera, then go to Permissions and disable Location. That seemed to disable this nasty feature and message. Of course you have to have Android 6.x to disable permissions for apps on specific things.