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Are background tasks needed for push notifications to work?

Just wondering why some apps are running in the background tasks and claim they need this to receive some information. WhatsApp for example says: When enabled, WhatsApp will retrieve messages in ...
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Changes in background agents (GDR3) [closed]

I'm working on an app which sets the lockscreen, and I'm struggling to keep my Background Agent under the 10MB hard limit (and it's really hard to do this if it uses 5MB on the very first line of your ...
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What would cause all background tasks to stop working?

I've noticed that some of the background tasks which are supposed to be running on my phone haven't been. It's enough that I'm fairly certain it's an OS-level problem affecting all apps on the phone. ...
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How do I unblock a Background Task (Facebook)?

I have some background tasks that are blocked (I never blocked them) and I can't unblock them. I'm trying to unblock Facebook, so I made sure Turn background tasks back on for this app the next time ...
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Can the Windows Phone platform do something like the radar function in FourSquare on iOS?

For those who don't know about the radar function: It notifies you (using a push notification) that you are close to a certain location which you might want to check into. So I want to know if ...
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How to find the app whose background task is draining my battery?

My windows phone is around 1.5 years old. But very recently I found my phone run out of battery within 12 hours. I guess tt could be one of the app that I installed is running numerous background ...