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1 month ago

How to set up the HTC One M9

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HTC One M9 setup

New to smartphones? Just want a sneak peek at what to expect? Here's how to set up your new HTC One M9.

If you're a smartphone veteran, setting up a new phone is like putting on pair of shoes. Or socks. Or anything you do over and over. But if you're new to smartphones, or new to HTC smartphones, or just want a detailed look at what you'll be agreeing to when you turn on the HTC One M9 for the first time, this post is for you.

Here's a quick walkthrough of the basic setup process for the M9. It'll vary a little as carrier get their hands on things, but this will give you the broad strokes.

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1 month ago

BoomSound settings on the HTC One M9

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HTC BoomSound is more than just a switch — it's worth getting to grips with the various sound modes on the HTC One M9.

BoomSound, HTC's audio enhancement setup, is no longer the straight on-off toggle. On the HTC One M9, BoomSound comes enhanced with Dolby Audio processing tricks, and with it a handful of different sound modes to get to grips with, whether you're listening using headphones or the device's thunderous front-facing speakers.

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1 month ago

More HTC One M9+ renders leak ahead of official unveil

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The One M9+ — a variant of the One M9 with a Duo Camera setup — is likely to debut at HTC's event in China on April 8.

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1 month ago

Moto X (2014) tips and tricks

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The Moto X may be mostly stock, but don't you dare think that it isn't a phone that's hiding a little something up its sleeve.

Since Motorola has adopted to integrate Google apps into its mobile solutions instead of competing with them like some other manufacturers we know, that frees up their design and software teams to focus instead on neat little tricks and perks that can help make your phone, your experience, and possibly your day even better. And even though the Moto X has been around a while now, we're still finding new perks and quirks to it everyday.

Let's make some Moto Magic.

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1 month ago

Verizon Galaxy Note 4 starts receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop update

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Verizon Galaxy Note 4 owners, it's time to do a happy dance: the carrier has officially started rolling Android 5.0 Lollipop out to the device today.

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1 month ago

Reminder: 15 of you are going to win an ASUS ZenFone 2, and there's still time to enter!

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There's still plenty of time to get your video submitted to win an ASUS ZenFone 2!

A quick reminder, folks, that we've got a ZenFone 2 to give away, and for you to get an early look at right alongside us. And actually, we have 30 of them to give away. And while 15 are already claimed, we've got 15 more that are still up for grabs.

That's right. A total of 30 free phones. And not just any phone. The ZenFone 2.

If you haven't entered to win yet, there's still time. And it's still easy. Here's what you need to do.

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1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge review

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

Samsung outdid itself with the hardware and camera on the Galaxy S6, but there are a few compromises in other areas.

The quick take

The Galaxy S6 finally offers the hardware that we've long desired, and it's included a wonderful camera. But not everything is perfect — the software experience and battery life just aren't up to speed.

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1 month ago

T-Mobile to begin over-the-air Lollipop LG G3 update April 7

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T-Mobile is set to roll out the over-the-air Lollipop update for its version of the LG L3 on Tuesday, April 7, after first launching the same update via their mobile support tool.

That version of the update became available earlier this week, but now official T-Mobile rep "Des" confirmed the OTA launch for the LG G3 on his Twitter account:

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1 month ago

Android 5.0 Lollipop begins rolling out to Sprint's Galaxy S5 Sport

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Sprint today has started rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Galaxy S5 Sport, its version of the Galaxy S5 Active.

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1 month ago

First-generation Moto X, E and G with LTE will be updated from KitKat to Android 5.1

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The first-generation Moto X, along with the Moto E and the Moto G with LTE, won't be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop. They will go straight to Android 5.1 instead.

Motorola's senior director of software product management David Schuster revealed the news in a Google+ post today, along with the reasons for the decision.

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1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update rolling out across India, Brazil, UAE and Baltic countries

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Samsung is rolling out the Lollipop update to even more users for the Galaxy Note 4 across the Baltic countries, India, Brazil, and UAE.

Lollipop, Android 5.0, for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is making its way to India, Brazil, UAE, and the Baltic countries. Samsung got off to a slow start with the update, hitting the UK and USA first, but that has now expanded.

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1 month ago

HTC One M8s headed to Europe with 64-bit processor and familiar design

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HTC One M8s

A new version of the HTC One M8 will soon arrive in Europe, powered by a 64-bit processor.

With the HTC One M9 now available in Europe, HTC has taken the wraps off a refreshed version of its predecessor for European markets. The new HTC One M8s brings a familiar curved metal design to the table, along with trademark HTC features like the Duo camera and BoomSound front speakers, only now powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor.

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1 month ago

64GB variant of HTC One M9 goes up for sale in Taiwan

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However, it looks like the higher storage model is exclusive to the country and may not see a wider release.

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1 month ago

5 things new Moto X (2014) owners need to know

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The Moto X has been out for a while, but it's never too late to get acquainted with its main features.

Like the original Moto X, the Moto X (2014) has been a favorite among Android Central readers and editors, some of whom use the Moto X as a daily driver. Thanks to the Pure Edition, it's been one of the more quickly updated devices in the U.S. — and it's a phone that does a whole lot right, despite foibles in other areas. If you're just getting into the Moto X owner's club, here's what you've been missing.

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1 month ago

Accessibility options on the HTC One M9

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Just as every smartphone is different, so, too, are the people who use them. And accessibility options can make things much more usable for some.

An important but often overlooked feature on our smartphones has to do with accessibility. In fact, if you've never dived that deep into the settings on your phone, there's a chance you've never seen them before. But for a good many folks out there, accessibility features mean the difference between being able to use the phone and having an expensive toy that simply won't work them whatever reason.

We're continuing to take a look at the accessibility features in some of Android's biggest smartphones. And here, now, are the accessibility options on the HTC One M9.

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