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How to Compose a Text Message on Your Android Phone

Text messages are sent primarily from your Android phone to other cell phones. As long as you have a mobile number to send to, or a contact with a mobile phone, you can fire away the text message. Here’s [more…]

Text Message Management on Your Android Phone

You don’t have to manage your messages on your Android phone. But the potential exists: If you ever want to destroy evidence of a conversation, or even do something as mild as change the text messaging [more…]

How to Access the Address Book on Your Android Phone

To peruse your Android phone’s address book, open the People or Contacts app. You may find a launcher icon on the Home screen, but you’ll certainly find the app in the apps drawer. [more…]

How to Sort the Address Book on Your Android Phone

The Android phone’s address book displays contacts in a certain order, such as alphabetically by first name first. You can change the order to whatever you like by following these steps: [more…]

How to Add Contacts from Your Android Call Log

One of the quickest ways to build up your Android phone’s address book is to add people as they phone you. After someone calls, visit the call log to add that person. Obey these steps: [more…]

Changing from HTC Sense Input Keyboard to Smart Keyboard Pro

Smart Keyboard Pro is an Android app that lets you use multitouch typing on your HTC One (M8). It supports multiple languages and lets you customize auto text. Follow these steps to install the app on [more…]

Turning Off the HTC One BlinkFeed App

You can turn off the BlinkFeed app on your HTC One (M8) if you don't want customized content streamed to you. If you miss getting highlights from social media, websites, and developers, you can turn BlinkFeed [more…]

Using Google Now to Your Best Advantage

To get started, tap the Google icon or say "Okay Google." What can Google Now do for you? It can answer questions or open apps. Google Now can do things on your HTC One [more…]

Using HTC One Shortcuts

Your HTC One (M8) shortcuts let you tap the Home screen icons to get to major apps like your phone, messaging, and the web. Other icons help you identify phone calls, get directions, and choose camera [more…]

HTC One (M8) For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The HTC One (M8) smartphone has a multitouch keyboard and an available Android app that helps with auto text and customization. Its other apps, including Google Now [more…]

Buying Books from the Google Play Store on Your HTC One (M8)

Shopping at the Google Play Store can lead to buying apps, music, or movies. You also can buy books from the Google Play Store and have them delivered to your door. [more…]

Using Pandora on Your HTC One (M8)

You can play music on your smartphone via the internet radio station Pandora. With your HTC One (M8), choose or customize a Pandora station and change genres. Downloading the Pandora app to your smartphone [more…]

Adding a Security App to Your HTC One (M8)

Your employer might ask you to BYOD (bring your own device). Adding a security app to your HTC One (M8) — in this case, NQ Mobile — helps make your smartphone even safer. Some security apps are free, but [more…]

10 Things the HTC One (M8) Has That the M7 Doesn't

The HTC One (M8) smartphone has a superior touchscreen, memory, and camera. Upgrading to M8 gives you a better smartphone camera, a bigger touchscreen, a slot for a MicroSD card [more…]

Adding a Contact from a Text on Your HTC One (M8)

Your HTC One (M8) stores all your contact information in one place. You can add a new contact when someone calls, texts, or emails you. Your smartphone also can add information to an existing contact. [more…]

10 HTC One (M8) Features to Look for

With the power of your HTC One and the flexibility offered in Android applications development, it can be difficult to imagine that even more capabilities could be in the works. In spite of this, the following [more…]

11 Ways to Make Your HTC One (M8) Secure

You’ll want to take steps to protect your smartphone. This is the burden of having a well-connected device. Fortunately, most of the steps are simple and straightforward. [more…]

10 Ways to Make Your HTC One (M8) Totally Yours

A smartphone is a very personal device. From the moment you take it out of the box and strip off the packaging, you begin to make it yours. By the end of the first day, even though millions of HTC Ones [more…]

The Smartphone Features of Your HTC One (M8)

In addition to the basic capabilities of any entry-level cell phone, the HTC One, which is based on the popular Android platform for mobile devices, has other smartphone capabilities: [more…]

Customize Your HTC One (M8) with Games and Apps

Application developers — large and small — are working on the Android platform to offer a variety of apps and games for the HTC One. Compared to most of the other smartphone platforms, Google imposes fewer [more…]

Taking Your HTC One (M8) Out of the Box

When you turn on your phone the first time, it will ask you ten questions to set itself up. The good folks at HTC are well intentioned, but not every customer who owns a HTC One knows, from day one, why [more…]

Memory Cards for the HTC One

To operate properly, your phone needs some cards that will be installed in slots on the side of your HTC One: your SIM card and a MicroSD card.

As you can see in the figure, the SIM card is slightly smaller [more…]

Charging Your HTC One and Managing Battery Life

Although you probably don’t have to plug your phone into an outlet right away, here’s a handy rule: The first time you do plug it in, allow it to charge overnight. [more…]

The HTC One’s Hardware Buttons

HTC has reduced the number of hardware buttons on the HTC One. There are only two: the Power button and the Volume button. Before you get too far into using your phone, orient yourself to be sure you’re [more…]

Your HTC One's Touchscreen

To cram all the information that you need onto one screen, HTC takes the modern approach to screen layout. You’ll want to become familiar with several finger-navigation motions used to work with your screen [more…]

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