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HowStuffWorks

  • Description

    Are you one of the millions of fans of HowStuffWorks.com, our podcasts, our videos, our superstar experts? With the new HowStuffWorks Android App, you will finally have access to over 30,000 articles, podcasts, quizzes, and videos all in one ...Read more

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  • UPDATED ON:
  • SIZE 4,299,161
  • INSTALLATIONS: 500,000 - 1,000,000
  • LATEST VERSION: 1.2.2
  • REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 2.1 and up
  • Permissions
  • NETWORK COMMUNICATION
    • full Internet access
      Allows an application to create network sockets.
    • view network state
      Allows an application to view the state of all networks.
  • PHONE CALLS
    • read phone state and identity
      Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to, ect.
  • STORAGE
    • modify/delete SD card contents
      Allows an application to write to the SD card.
  • SYSTEM TOOLS
    • automatically start at boot
      Allows an application to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down overall performance of the phone by constantly running.
    • disable keylock
      Allows an application to disable the keylock and any associated password security. A legitimate example of this is the phone disabling the keylock when receiving an incoming phone call, then re-enabling the keylock when the call is finished.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
  • HARDWARE CONTROLS
    • control vibrator
      Allows the application to control the vibrator.
  • OTHER
    • com.twentythreedivide.hsw.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
    • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE