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A new app just released by developer Color Tiger allows anyone running Android 4.3 or 4.4 to access Android’s hidden permissions controls for specific apps. The permission controls application is present in both of the newer versions of Android, but for some reason it is inaccessible to the user by default. This new app, App Ops 4.3 /4.4 KitKat, opens up the application for you, and the Pro version offers some extra features as well.

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The Pro version, which you can buy through an in-app purchase, allows for displaying notifications of which permissions are being denied by your current app, batch grant/revoke permissions, and automatically denying certain permissions to all apps. This paid version requires root access, but the free version works without root.

There is also a new permission visible in Android 4.4 entitled “Wake Lock”, which should mean that users can now prevent certain apps from waking up their devices without their permission. For those struggling with battery life because of lively apps, this new feature could be a very welcome addition.

The developer says that they are still adding more features consistently, so keep your eyes peeled for even more features in the future. Download: App Ops 4.3 /4.4 KitKat.

What do you think of App Ops? Any idea why Google continues to hide this feature from users?  Let us know in the comments.

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