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Top Tips and Tricks for the HTC One M8

HTC may have been released as many as four months ago, but that doesn’t mean that new tips and tricks haven’t been discovered since its release back in March. In fact, more and more bonus and hidden features are being found day in, day out. We have searched through them all and compiled only the most relevant ones in order to help you decide whether purchasing an M8 is the right move for you. T-Mobile are currently offering the phone at a price of $26.50 per month, for 24 months and who knows, these tricks could be the deciding factor as to whether you decide to pick up a HTC or a rival phone.

HTC one M8

One Dot View Case

The case (pictured) may be a $45 add-on accessory, but it could easily be considered an essential. The case not only allows users to safely use the clock, weather and voice dial features, but it also allows you to observe these features – all the while keeping the case in place! It is durable and perfect for outdoor events where you might pass your phone around for music or video features. Hispanics in particular for their love of music and video features, as 64% were found to use their mobile device regularly for music purposes, while 32% were found to use their device for video chat.

Blinkfeed is now customizable

Blinkfeed, the social media tool that is a key component of HTC has now got a lot better. Not only can you customise your personal social networks, but the system will remember your likes and follows on secondary apps such as Facebook and Twitter in order to further personalise your phone surroundings – essentially giving you more of what you love.

Transferable Data

struggling to transfer your data from an old Android or iPhone? Well, it turns out that on a HTC One M8, it is actually incredibly easy with only a few steps to follow. It is one of the more dull features on the M8, but also one of the more important.

Both the Blinkfeed tool and the transferable data options are good news for members of the Hispanic community that are looking for a new purchase, as they have been proven to use their mobile and smart devices for more reasons than other users.  A study in 2013 – only a year ago – showed that Hispanics enjoy using their devices for general usage in place of PCs or computers and with the ability to transfer data, they will save a lot of time with this particular smart-phone from the moment they open the box. Given that 70% of Hispanics in the study also suggested that apps were vital to their overall mobile experience, the ability to use social media tools to fine tune your apps and mobile usage should no doubt appeal to them.

M8 can be used as a TV Remote AND a Credit Card

One of the M8’s more impressive features is the fact that is has installed Google Wallet, which allows users to make many payments at grocery stores and even places like McDonalds. The TV remote aspect – another cool feature – is down to the fact that the M8 includes an IR port that allows you to take control of your HDTV, cable box and even your very own home theatre. In order to activate this function, you simply need to open the app drawer section and tap on the TV app to get this process started. With Hispanics showing in a 2013 study to spend as many as 27 hours a week watching TV, the ability to use their mobile device as a remote is a major beneficiary for Hispanics when deciding whether or not to buy the M8.

Kid Mode

If you are a parent, or have a younger sibling, this mode is perfect for you. Any important data is stored safely within the M8 as the system converts to a mode in which only educational or gaming style apps are able to use. This will undoubtedly save countless parents the stress of having to re-download apps and essentially rearrange their whole device once the child has had their fun. Hispanics were found to enjoy mobile use rather than PC use due to the privacy of a mobile device, so anyone worried about being unable to let their friends or family use the device, can simply change the phone to this mode and avoid any worries or troubles.

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  • What an amazing phone. HTC is now getting it market at quite regular rate. But the feature of Google Wallet and TV remote is something that will really make people to go for it. This Phone will surely make an impact in the smartphone world.

  • i have also a htc desire smartphone. but some guys guide me to do root your htc then after you can customize you htc. And you can manage your phone as per my wish. could you tell me is it right? is there any kind of disadvantage of rooting?”

  • I am loving my new HTC One I’m so glad they finally decided to add a SD card that was the main reason why I didn’t get the One last year. They also added a some cool unlock features similar to the knock on the LG G2 and G3.

    Can’t wait to root mine

  • Hi Atish,
    I am a always big fan HTC models. And the feature called TV Remote and Credit card is very impressive. Using Google Wallet feature people can make payments from anywhere. And TV Remote is a another incredible feature about watching TV and home theaters.

    Once again thanks for sharing this. Keep posting.

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