Useful Android know-how

Remove apps from Google play store

Usually when you get a new smartphone with a newer android version you will probably not need to install all apps that were needed on your previous smartphone.
The google play store lists all ever installed apps, that include those which were installed on your previous smartphone and those which were already uninstalled.

This article is about how to remove apps from the google play store:
http://www.talkandroid.com/guides/beginner/how-to-remove-apps-from-the-google-play-store-my-apps-list/

Enabling USB-debugging

how to activate this hidden function
https://blogs.oracle.com/mobile/entry/re_enabling_usb_debugging_in

Preventing Android Gallery app from scanning and showing unwanted folders

Put a “.nomedia”-file into the folders you don’t want to be scanned and shown in a Gallery.
The file can be empty.

Make a screen capture with Samsung Galaxy S3 neo

Both variants work:
Press Home button slightly before (means almost at the same time) pressing the Power button, then hold them both down.
or
Press Power button slightly before (means almost at the same time) pressing the Home button, then hold them both down.

inspired by:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-take-a-screenshot-on-galaxy-s3-note-2-android/

Version:

2015-07-28 added: screen capture
2014-09-16 initial version

posts are tested with:
Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) on Samsung Galaxy S3 neo (GT-I9301I)

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