Renaming your events on the HTC One keeps your gallery in good order
No one in their right mind would argue that photos are the premiere feature of the http://androidcentral.com/htc-oneHTC One. Taking them, showing them, sharing them -- the UltraPixel system, along with Zoes and Highlights -- are where its at.
Unfortunately, things get a little muddy when it comes to picture organization on the HTC One. It's not overly difficult, but the HTC One and Sense 5 do things a little differently.
Images are grouped into "events" based on date and location. Other phones do that, too -- this isn't unique to the HTC One -- but it's much more prominent here. But if I'm going to show someone a Highlight Video the HTC One created, I don't want to have to sort through 13 "Pensacola, Florida" events to find the one I'm looking for.
So you're going to want to make your own event titles. That's as simple as long-pressing on the event, and choosing rename. You'll also find other options for the events, such as splitting up all the images,
There's also a side-effect. When a video highlight is created, it takes the event name and uses it at the end. So, again, a date or location doesn't give you the best result.
We explain in a little more detail after the break.
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One downside to being the dude who's dead set against unboxings is that you occasionally find your self taking a phone out of a box and filming it for all the world to see. But seeing as how we're now in possession of an actual retail unit, box and all, of the new HTC One, we thought we'd give you a look-see.
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