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How to filter restricted content in YouTube search results

Posted: 13 Jul 2014 02:54 PM PDT

It's dangerous to go online alone. Take this.

YouTube is the world's largest video site because it allows anyone to quickly and easily upload videos. YouTube is great for sharing family videos, reporting on things happening in different parts of the world, and so much more. While YouTube is great for most people, sometimes you'll want to avoid the more explicit content that is uploaded. Luckily, YouTube has allowed you to quickly and easily filter out restricted content on your Android device.

The following instructions will walk you through step-by-step on how to turn on and off the SafeSearch filter.

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App of the Week: Pushbullet

Posted: 13 Jul 2014 02:09 PM PDT

PushBullet Today's App of the Week, Pushbullet, made its debut appearance on the Google Play Store back in January, 2013, and has been recognized as one of the most functional, user-friendly, secure and feature-packed phone-to-computer notification mirroring services ever since. So, consequently, we've decided to bring the application its very own review here at Cult of

The post App of the Week: Pushbullet appeared first on Cult of Android.

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Aces of the Luftwaffe Android game lets you control the battle with your Sony SmartWatch 2

Posted: 13 Jul 2014 01:39 PM PDT

Aces of the Luftwaffe is an Android game where you can control your plane's flight and battle opponents by using your wrist-strapped Sony SmartWatch 2 as a controller. With the SmartWatch 2 or Sony's SmartBand, users can control game play by moving their wrists, freeing up the screen real estate of the phone or tablet to have an unobstructed view of the game.

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Google Play Store to get Material Design treatment, leaked screenshots give us a preview

Posted: 13 Jul 2014 01:18 PM PDT

Back at Google I/O, Google introduced us to Android L and its new Material Design UI, which is expected to infiltrate most of Google's own apps. We'll likely have to wait until Android L's public launch this fall before we get a good look at these updated apps, but the rumor mill isn't going to make us wait that long for a peek at Google's new Play Store.

The folks over at Android Police have shared what is is said to be screenshots of an updated version of the Google Play Store. The images show a new-look Play Store that has much more white space, large header images when compared to the current Play Store and colored review bars.


This Material Design-ified version of the Play Store looks pretty spiffy, with the white space and large header images making it easier for users to learn more about the content that they're looking at. Of course, it's worth noting that this updated app marketplace is still being cooked in Google's kitchen, so it's possible — heck, even likely — that the final version of the app will differ from the one that we're looking at today.

Speaking of final versions, Google hasn't made any official announcements regarding a refreshed Play Store or when such an update might roll out. El Goog has said that Android L should begin hitting consumers this fall, though, and so it's possible that we could see this update available by then since the Play Store is a pretty major part of Android.

While we wait for more details on this update to surface, you can find many more screenshots at the link below.

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MyRadar Weather Radar provides Google Glass with a live forecast

Posted: 13 Jul 2014 12:50 PM PDT


A little worried about what is to come in terms of weather when out and about? MyRadar Weather Radar for Google Glass can help with that. The new Glassware gives users an easy way to see a live forecast without having to take out a physical device and moving through an app. Specifically, it uses a user's current location rather than having to pick and choose one. So if rain is coming, you can make sure to get some cover in order to protect the very expensive wearable.

To activate the Glassware, you just have to ask it to "Show the weather" and the radar is brought up. Immediately after, the live forecast is displayed. It is animated and shows just how dense the coming storm will be. The MyRadar Weather Radar Glassware is free, but it does not yet work nicely with the mobile app.

Source: Google Glass

Via: 9to5Google

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Wear Mini Launcher for Android Wear makes launching apps from your wrist a breeze

Posted: 13 Jul 2014 12:04 PM PDT


While Google might not have designed Android Wear to mimic your smartphone's interface, that hasn't stopped developers from doing what they do best and bringing an Android app launcher directly to your wrist. Wear Mini Launcher for Android Wear allows you to swipe right from the top left side of your smartwatch to display an app drawer with all of your locally installed applications. From there, you can scroll up and down as you would on your smartphone or tablet drastically reducing the amount of time to find and open an app. The default way to launch an app with Android Wear involves using multiple touch commands or voice commands. While the voice commands are completely hands free and easy to use, it can take can take approximately 7 seconds to launch an app versus approximately 2 seconds with this new launcher.

If you're rockin' the LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live, I recommend you give Wear Mini Launcher a try. You won't be sorry.

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Exclusive: Google Prepping Play Store Update That's One Step Closer To Material With Beautiful New Listing UI

Posted: 13 Jul 2014 11:21 AM PDT


When we first wrote about Quantum Paper (the internal name for the material in Material Design), we noted that Google was anticipating a series of updates to its own apps between the introduction and completion of the new design direction - updates which would bring the apps a bit closer to the new design style in a progressive fashion, so that the apps wouldn't undergo fundamental transformations overnight.

Looking back, it is now obvious that Google+ was our first taste of material design, followed by Google's editing apps like docs and sheets.

Exclusive: Google Prepping Play Store Update That's One Step Closer To Material With Beautiful New Listing UI was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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10 things new LG G3 owners need to know

Posted: 13 Jul 2014 10:09 AM PDT

If you're just getting a new LG G3, we've got some tips to help you on your way

For some lucky souls around the globe the LG G3 has been in their hands for a few weeks now. For lucky folks stateside, the fun is just about to begin with the four major carriers getting them in hands real soon, if not already. It's a really great smartphone – coming a close second in our recent look at the best Android phones you can buy — and it's going to have plenty of folks running out to pick one up.

And so, without further ado, here are 10 things new owners need to know about the LG G3.

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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for July 7 – July 13, 2014

Posted: 13 Jul 2014 08:19 AM PDT


The LG G3 is finally starting to hit carrier stores, will it be the phone that gets LG over the hump? One of the Chromecast's sought after features has finally arrived. You can now mirror your smartphone or tablet to your TV, but unfortunately the number of devices is limited. Motorola continues to tease the Moto 360, but we just want them to release it already. Speaking of "releasing it already," when the hell is Samsung going to release the Galaxy F? At this rate, the Galaxy Note 4 will be out sooner. It's time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another big week in the world of Android.


How to get the Android L look on your phone without rooting or installing ROMs


[App Review] Take control of your mobile data with the redesigned My Data Manager 4.0


HTC Dot View app becomes manageable with themes and settings

HTC Dot View case seemingly heading to additional devices

Android Wear

Flopsy Droid bounces onto Android Wear devices

Android Wear bug prevents paid apps from being installed

Google creates workaround for Android Wear paid apps issue

[APK Download] Update to Google Camera puts Android Wear devices to work

[New Wear App] Find and open apps a lot quicker on Android Wear with Wear Mini Launcher

Wunderlist gets updated with Android Wear support

Augmented SmartWatch Pro now supports Android Wear

Apps – New

Microsoft releases Climatology in the Play Store for people who want an inside look at weather statistics

[New Wear App] Find and open apps a lot quicker on Android Wear with Wear Mini Launcher

Apps – Updates

Google adds 'Occasionally' reminder option to Google Now

Gmail adds support for 13 new languages, covering 94% of the internet's languages

Google Now voice media controls incoming

You can now easily correct a misheard word in Google Now with "no I said" command

Motorola updates Motorola Connect app with new look and features

[APK Download] Chromecast app update activates Cast Screen feature for Android devices

[APK Download] Gmail app update allows sharing Drive files

[APK Download] Update to Google Camera puts Android Wear devices to work

Vevo releases major update to music video app

Fleksy's Android Beta gets updated with 15 new languages and Galaxy Gear support

LG updating their new Smart Keyboard

Microsoft opening beta program for OneNote users on Android

Nova Launcher gets Android L-style visual tweaks

Google Camera gets another update with Photo Sphere improvements

Wunderlist gets updated with Android Wear support

Photoshop Express receives update, adds RAW file support and blemish removal


AT&T LG G3 and G Watch will go on sale July 11th, pre-orders open tomorrow

Sprint update for Samsung Galaxy S 5 adds Wi-Fi calling feature

Sprint adds the ZTE LivePro to portfolio

Sprint now taking orders for LG G3

T-Mobile partners with Major League Baseball to flex its muscles at All-Star Week

Mysterious ZTE Olympia coming to T-Mobile 'soon'

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet heading to Verizon on July 17, pre-ordering starts tomorrow

LG G3 pre-orders for Verizon variant start today, will cost only $99.99 with a 2 year contract

evleaks confirms Verizon offering of prepaid 4G LTE starting on July 17

Verizon to offer Kansas and Missouri customers network test drive program


You can now purchase the first Chromebooks powered by an Intel Core i3 processor


[APK Download] Chromecast app update activates Cast Screen feature for Android devices

Developer finds solution to allow additional devices to use Cast Screen feature with Chromecast

New QCast Music brings party playlists to Chromecast


Dead Zebra unveils latest Android figurines, Heroes and Villains II


Flopsy Droid bounces onto Android Wear devices

Samsung working with Oculus VR for its Gear VR headset coming in September

Leo's Fortune, a new platformer that pleases the eye, hops into the Play Store

Modern Combat 5: Blackout ready to hit the virtual shelves of Google Play on July 24th

SEGA release Sonic Jump Fever to Google Play

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 updated with 30 levels for more addicting play time


Larry Page, Sergey Brin talk Google's product approach compared to Apple's and more

Google reportedly working on major plans to take on Amazon

Android distribution for July shows KitKat coming up on 20%

Google and MAKE launch 3rd annual virtual summer camp for fun DIY projects

Google could be readying selective app restoration across multiple devices


Samsung announces new Exynos processor with integrated 4G LTE modem

Phones – Lenovo

Lenovo's octa-core Golden Warrior officially announced for July 18th

Phones – LG

LG G3 'Prime' with Snapdragon 805 gets leaked in Korean mall ad

LG G3 S leaks, features dual SIM capabilities, SIM-switching soft button

Verizon LG G Vista specs revealed

AT&T LG G3 and G Watch will go on sale July 11th, pre-orders open tomorrow

Sprint now taking orders for LG G3

LG releases three commercials touting the camera, display, and design of its G3

LG G3 pre-orders for Verizon variant start today, will cost only $99.99 with a 2 year contract

LG talks G3 design in latest video

Phones – Motorola

Unknown Motorola smartphone running Android L leaks

Phones – Nokia

Lumia branded device running Android is on the way, carries new 'Nokia by Microsoft' name

Phones – OnePlus

OnePlus Two in the works with a codename of 'Lettuce'

OnePlus posts subtle tease about July 22nd

Phones – Samsung

Did the Galaxy F just pass Bluetooth certification?

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 colors to mirror Galaxy S 5

Tweet from Samsung hints at possible retinal scanner in upcoming device, possibly Galaxy Note 4

Sprint update for Samsung Galaxy S 5 adds Wi-Fi calling feature

Galaxy S 4 Active battles lawnmower, comes out scathed but working

Phones – Sony

Sony introduces the selfie-centric Xperia C3

Photos of Sony's Xperia Z3 leak on Digi-Wo and Weibo

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact now available in the U.S. unlocked

Phones – ZTE

ZTE unveils the nubia Z7, nubia Z7 max, and nubia Z7 mini

Mysterious ZTE Olympia coming to T-Mobile 'soon'

Project Tango

Google's Project Tango headed to NASA space station


Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 2012 get Android L Developer Preview thanks to ported ROMs

That didn't take long: LG G Watch gets its first custom ROM


Android's factory reset option might not delete everything


Augmented SmartWatch Pro now supports Android Wear

AT&T LG G3 and G Watch will go on sale July 11th, pre-orders open tomorrow

LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live get the iFixit teardown treatment

LG G Watch now available worldwide through Play Store and retailers

Motorola site's source code reveals the Moto 360 could be available in silver

Motorola discusses inspiration behind the round shape of Moto 360


LG releases and details G Pad 10.1, including specs and new software features

LG makes new G Pad 7 and G Pad 10.1 available in U.S.

Samsung Galaxy Award competition announced to produce Samsung Galaxy Tab S accessory

What do consumers think about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S display?

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet heading to Verizon on July 17, pre-ordering starts tomorrow


Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 2012 get Android L Developer Preview thanks to ported ROMs

Motorola begins Android 4.4.4 rollout to several devices including the Droid Ultra


LG announces "KizOn" wearable for parents to keep track of kids


TSA will require mobile devices to be charged when boarding select flights overseas

Isis — no, not ISIS — Mobile Wallet to rebrand amid confusion with terrorist group

Samsung plant in Brazil hit by robbers in $6 Million heist

Samsung's Q2 profits dip, falling short of analyst expectations by nearly $1 billion

Motorola ordered to stop selling phones infringing on antenna patent in Germany

Federal Trade Commission suing Amazon for wrongfully billing consumers with in-app purchases

Chinese supplier for Samsung accused of child labor violations

Samsung App store officially changes name to Galaxy Apps

NASCAR pushing for viewer engagement during races with second screen experience

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The Samsung Gear Live video review!

Posted: 13 Jul 2014 07:12 AM PDT

Of the two Android Wear smartwatches currently available, the [Samsung Gear Live](/samsung-gear-live "Samsung Gear Live" arguably is the better looking. A few more curves, with a little extra through put into the overall design, and a high-resolution display, it'll be the one that turns heads.

But as we found out in our full review of the Gear Live, it does have a few idiosyncrasies that you'll want to be aware of. Namely that custom straps don't look quite as good as what's on the watch when you buy it. Samsung does make them easy to remove, though, so there's that.

Above is our video review of the Gear Live. Stay tuned for so much more on Android Wear.

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From the Editor's Desk: Priorities ...

Posted: 13 Jul 2014 07:00 AM PDT

Important life lesson: Take a little time away every now and then, even from the things you love to do. Do something else. Or do nothing. Just be sure to do something different. For me the past few weeks, taking a little break from this column meant a few things after three consecutive weeks traveling. It meant less time worrying about phones, and worrying about work. It meant spending Sunday morning wrestling with the kids instead of spending an hour or so in front of the computer. It meant going to Pensacola Beach, something we're making more of an effort to do this year. ("Why bother living here if we don't go?" my nearly (she's make me say) 8-year-old Mia asked as we waded through ridiculously clear water.)

And it meant seeing Jerry take the initiative to write up his own thoughts on Google I/O. If there's one thing I love as an editor, its seeing a fire lit under writers. For Jerry, that's developer conferences, among other things.

But we're back, and we're as busy as ever. We've got the Android L Developer Preview to play with. (More on that in a minute.) We've got Android Wear to, erm, wear. We've got the LG G3 finally on sale here in the U.S. (And I've got some thoughts on that, too.)

So let's play catch-up with some random thoughts this fine summer morning.

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Deal of the Day: Amzer Shellster with Kickstand for LG Nexus 5

Posted: 13 Jul 2014 05:25 AM PDT

The Shellster combines the protection of a shell case and the power of a clip stand holster for your LG Nexus 5. The form fit rear shell is impact resistant for complete protection and the holster is lined with a soft fabric with a 180-degree swiveling belt clip doubles as an adjustable clip stand.

The Amzer Shellster w/ Kickstand is available for just $9.95, 50% off today only. Colors include black and white.

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How to change the LG G3's task-switching layout

Posted: 13 Jul 2014 04:29 AM PDT

Here's a quick, useful tip for anyone who's just picked up a shiny new LG G3 — it's actually possible to change the way recent applications are displayed in the task-switching menu. Most Android phones give you a single layout for your recent apps, but the G3's task-switcher has three different views to choose from, and it's easy to miss this option if you don't know how to use it.

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Sony Xperia Z3 pictures leak out, sized up next to OG Galaxy Note

Posted: 12 Jul 2014 03:36 PM PDT

Sony's anticipated Xperia Z3 smartphone has leaked out again in new pictures. While the Xperia Z2 is still hard to come by if you're stateside, Sony is already prepping its successor, the Xperia Z3. In these new pictures, we can see that the Xperia Z3 is a little more curved than its hard-edged predecessors, The sides are slightly rounded and feature a variety of ports including microSUB, microSIM, microSD, 3.5mm headphone, and a magnetic connector for docking and such. A dedicated camera button is also included.

Sony Xperia Z3

Speaking of the camera, a picture of the back shows us the same 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS sensor camera that came with the G2. A speaker can also be seen, but a second one, as on the Xperia Z2, is nowhere to be found. A picture sizes up the Xperia Z3 next to the original Samsung Galaxy Note and they look pretty similar in size, with the Z3 having a narrower body. Other specs are still unknown, but as the leaks continue, we should begin to know more.

Check out the via and source links for some more photos.

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Mysterious ZTE Olympia coming to T-Mobile ‘soon’

Posted: 12 Jul 2014 03:34 PM PDT


New information from @evleaks today — a mysterious device known as the ZTE Olympia is coming to T-Mobile.

We don't have the slightest clue what this phone is or any of its specs, but we would expect it to be a mid-range, affordable device. According to @evleaks' tweet, it's coming "soon," so that doesn't give much information either.

Keep checking back here for more information on the device, as we're sure to get some info on it soon.

Source: ZTE

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