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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…]

Your HTC One's Extended Home Screen

If your HTC One is your first smartphone, take a moment and get familiar with the idea of the Home screen. After all, the first screen you see on a feature phone is usually the dial-pad. You typically [more…]

How to Make Calls with Your HTC One

After your phone is on and you’re connected to your cellular carrier, you can make a phone call. It all starts from the Home screen. Along the bottom of the screen, above the Device Function keys, are [more…]

How to Answer Calls on Your HTC One

Receiving a call is even easier than making a call on your HTC One. When someone calls you, caller ID information appears along with three icons. The figure shows a typical screen for an incoming call. [more…]

How to Decline Calls on Your HTC One

The Decline and Answer buttons are pretty standard on any cellular phone. However, your HTC One is no standard phone. You have a number of options if you want to decline to answer a call. [more…]

The Call List on Your HTC One

Sure, you might have caller ID on your landline at home or work, but most landline phones don’t keep track of who you called. Cellphones, on the other hand, can keep track of all the numbers you called [more…]

How to Make an Emergency Call on Your HTC One

Cellphones are wonderful tools for calling help in an emergency. The HTC One, like all phones in the United States and Canada, can make emergency calls to 911. [more…]

How to Synch a Bluetooth Headset to Your HTC One

With a Bluetooth headset device, you can talk on your phone without holding it to your ear and without any cords running from the phone to your earpiece. You’ve probably come across plenty of people talking [more…]

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