iFixit Tears Down the HTC One (M8), Good Luck Repairing by Yourself

HTC may have made the most luxurious feeling handset on the planet in the One (M8), but should you need to do any sort of repairs on the phone, you’ll likely end up replacing the whole thing. iFixit, the king of fix-it-yourself tutorials for gadgets, ran through its typical “teardown” of the new HTC flagship and found that it was slightly easier to repair than the original One, though it’s still nearly impossible.  (more…)

HTC Posts 10 Video Tutorials and Feature Highlights for the One (M8)

Didn’t find our unboxing and tour of the HTC One (M8) or Dot View flip cover overview useful? Don’t worry, HTC has you covered with 10 individual videos that highlight everything from the phone’s camera to its accessories.

Each video is short and to the point, so if you want to see how Zoes work or how you can apply effects that utilize the depth sensor in the Duo Camera, these are right up your alley. The videos also include tutorials on using gestures with the screen off, what info is shown through a Dot View cover, and the point of BlinkFeed.

For users new to HTC’s Sense skin or who missed out on last year’s One but are picking up this year’s, these are probably worth a quick watch.   (more…)

HTC and Gary Oldman Tell You to “Ask the Internet,” Rather Than Sell You on the One (M8)

What do you do if you are HTC, are barely hanging on for dear life in the mobile race, have zero marketing budget, and just released your latest phone that needs to be a winner in order for you to survive? Apparently, you hire Gary Oldman and have him say nothing related to your product other than “Blah blah blah” and “Ask the internet” about it.

I wouldn’t say that the spot is worse than those embarrassing Robert Downey, Jr. “Hipster Troll Carwash” commercials, but it’s not giving us much. I know that HTC needs to do something different while spending wisely, but talking about your product might help, you know, sell it. Maybe a feature mention or two? At least take it out off the dark and actually show it off? (more…)