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HTC One M8 Tag Archive

May 4, 2015 • Editorials

Troubleshooting a Buggy HTC One M8

I mostly love my HTC One M8. It’s a year old, but still has the latest software, and nothing on the market is compelling enough to get my to trade in my trusty One. Except one thing: the One has been exceedingly buggy on and off lately, and I can’t decide if there’s a better …

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March 4, 2015 • Editorials

Do You Pick Gadgets Based on the Accessories?

This week’s flurry of news and smartphone announcements, combined with the impending launch of the Apple Watch, has me thinking a great deal about my next phone. Now, Android versus iOS versus Windows Phone is one part of the debate, but even when I narrow it down there’s another piece: how many accessories are out …

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September 11, 2014 • News

HTC One M8 Update Brings Extreme Power Saving and a Fix for Pocket Resets!

If you have an HTC One M8 on Verizon, here’s great news: the Android 4.4.3 “KitKat” update is out today, and it brings two excellent goodies with it! First, we’re finally getting Extreme Power Saving mode, designed to eke every drop out of a dying battery. Second, they’ve tweaked the lockscreen security app to prevent …

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August 19, 2014 • News

Verizon Gets the HTC One (M8) for Windows: Live Tiles on a Former Android

If you love the HTC One (M8)’s design, but you’re totally digging the Windows and Windows Phone environment these days, HTC has something that should definitely catch your attention — their flagship One for Windows Phone is available online starting at noon ET today, or you can pick one up for $99.99 at Verizon stores starting tomorrow.

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June 24, 2014 • Gear Bits

The Best Feature of the HTC One M8 Is Boomsound

I really love my HTC One M8, but hands down its best feature is the “Boomsound” speakers. Tonight I was playing Pandora on the deck for our son, and Sarah could hear the music across the backyard so clearly she thought I was using Bluetooth speakers! Not many phones can claim that kind of speaker power, especially outdoors! …

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May 19, 2014 • Reviews

Toast Cover Adds Natural Flair to the HTC One M8

The metal body of the HTC One M8 is a standout feature; it feels great, but it’s quite slippery. Covering such a gorgeous phone in any old case or skin seems like a travesty, but it needs something to give it grip. Toast has stepped up to the plate with their real wood Toast Cover;  do …

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May 14, 2014 • Reviews

Noreve Traditional Leather Case for the HTC One M8: Leather Luxury!

We have looked at a number of cases and skins for the HTC One M8, but most of them have been fairly pedestrian and plastic. A premium metal phone deserves a premium case, and that’s what Noreve aims to deliver with their Traditional Leather Case for the HTC One M8!

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May 4, 2014 • Reviews

Screen Off and Lock: The Cure for Big Phones and Power Buttons

My HTC One M8 is a very tall phone. 90% of the time it doesn’t bother me, but sometimes if I am using it one-handed, hitting the top power button to lock it is a stretch. I resigned myself to just dealing with it, but then I discovered a simple utility, the aptly named Screen …

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April 26, 2014 • Reviews

HTC Dot Case for the One M8 Review: Dot Matrix Design and Function

Ask a geek what makes the HTC One M8 a great phone, and you’ll get back a list ranging from build quality to internal specs to benchmarks and battery tests. Ask a non-tech person, and they’re likely to fall asleep discussing benchmarks. Toss an HTC Dot Case on the One and demo it, and suddenly you …

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April 26, 2014 • Reviews

STM Grip 2 for the HTC One M8: Minimal Perfection!

I’ve made no secret of how much I love my new HTC One M8, except how very, very slippery it can be. Since I don’t love big bulky cases, I’ve been hunting for slim but grippy solutions. STM asked us to take a look at their STM Grip 2 for the One, and it might …

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April 21, 2014 • Reviews

Slickwraps Carbon Fiber Wrap for the HTC One M8 Review

I have never been enamored of skins for my smartphones. Over the years I’ve tried several, but I always found them to be too tacky, or they peeled immediately, or I couldn’t get the bubbles out. But when Slickwraps offered the chance to review their new HTC One M8 skins, I figured it was time …

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April 18, 2014 • Gear Bits

Fun with the HTC One M8 Camera!

The HTC One M8 camera is actually a twofer-there’s the main lens and then a secondary one, designed to allow for depth of field and other fun editing tricks. The result is that the right photo can go from nice to WOW in just a few clicks!

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April 17, 2014 • News

HTC One M8 Review: The Best Smartphone I’ve Ever Used!

The HTC One M8 is the best smartphone I’ve ever used. That may seem like hyperbole, but I’ve counted, and I have personally owned 10 smartphones in the last 8 years, so the One had some serious competition for the title. How did it rise above the rest? Read on to find out!

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April 1, 2014 • News

Noreve Debuts New Leather Cases for the HTC One M8

I have been gushing about the quality look and feel of my new HTC One M8 for the last several days. It feels exactly like you’d expect a flagship phone to feel, with solid construction and beautiful cool metal exterior. A phone this nice needs quality protection, and our friends at Noreve have gorgeous leather …

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March 31, 2014 • Reviews

First Impressions of the HTC One M8

Over the weekend I marched into my local Verizon store and snapped up the new HTC One M8. It’s been a few years since I used Android, but the look and feel of the One were calling my name. We’ll have a full review soon, but since this phone is so new, I wanted to …

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March 25, 2014 • News

HTC One (M8) Unveiled – Available Now

HTC today unveiled the HTC One (M8) – an upgrade ( 5.0 inch screen vs prior 4.7 inch screen) front facing 5 mp camera –  to their premium line of Android smartphones. Touting the continued use of metal housing and breakthrough antenna technology HTC introduces a phone with 90% metal (up from 70% in the …

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