1 week ago

Samsung suspends Chinese supplier after finding evidence of child labor


Samsung, in a statement released this evening on its official Samsung Tomorrow site, said that it has "temporarily suspend[ed] business" after finding evidence of child laborers at once of its Chinese suppliers. The revelation comes on the heels of an investigation from China Labor Watch that reported 15 instances of labor violations, including the use of child laborers. Samsung, in a response to the The Next Web, initially had said that it had found no instances of child labor in its audits, but that it was investigating the claims.

In this most recent statement, Samsung said its June 25 audit uncovered no instances of child labor. But a separate, independent audit spurred by the CLW report "found evidences of illegal hiring" on June 29.

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1 week ago

How to filter restricted content in YouTube search results

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

YouTubeYouTube 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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1 week ago

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


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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1 week ago

10 things new LG G3 owners need to know


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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1 week ago

The Samsung Gear Live video review!


Of the two Android Wear smartwatches currently available, the 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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1 week ago

From the Editor's Desk: Priorities ...

Pensacola Beach

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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1 week ago

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

LG G3 recent apps

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 find it.

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1 week ago

Apps of the Week: Swarm, ASPCA, Gogobot Travel and more!

Apps of the Week

Another great week of Android has come and gone, and that means it's time for Saturday's Apps of the Week column. We've rallied together the folks here at Android Central to each submit an app of their choosing that has been on their device this week, and give a quick explanation as to why they're recommending it. We always get a diverse set of apps in here, and this week is no exception.

You'll find everything from utilities to media apps to games and of course the occasional random pick-up we found. Read along with us and see how this week's apps line up.

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1 week ago

A look at the Logitech Type-S Bluetooth Keyboard case for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S


For many of us (myself included), for a good tablet to be more than just a content consumption device, an equally good keyboard is mandatory. With the release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S — especially the larger 10-inch version — we see a tablet that can do just about anything we throw at it, and do it well. It's a perfect content consumption device out-of-the-box. But like any touchscreen device, actually working on the thing leaves a lot to be desired.

The addition of the Logitech Type-S Bluetooth Keyboard case makes all the difference, and turns your Tab S into a little workhorse.

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1 week ago

How to hook Dropbox into the LG G3 music and gallery apps

Dropbox and the LG G3

Get your stuff from Dropbox onto your LG G3 with ease

If you use Dropbox as one of your main sources of storage for music and photos then you'll be pleased to know that you can access it pretty easily in some of the stock apps on the LG G3. The stock Gallery and Music applications can hook into your Dropbox account and pull in your content with a few easy steps.

Sadly, anyone using the AT&T specific variant of the G3 doesn't seem to be able to do this. Sorry, folks.

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