FoxFi Update Brings WiFi Tethering to Verizon HTC Phones

Back at the end of April, popular WiFi tethering app, FoxFi, received an update that brought back WiFi hotspot abilities to non-rooted Samsung phones on Verizon. Today, a new update makes the same feature available to HTC phones on Verizon’s network, including the DROID DNA and HTC One. The developer didn’t specify if that includes the One (M8), but I would imagine that it does.

Keep in mind that in order to use the WiFi hotspot feature, you have to trust in FoxFi, because it opens a VPN connection and installs a certificate. To get around Verizon’s attempts to block free tethering, trickery is almost certainly involved on some level, so understand what you are getting yourself into.  (more…)

Deal: Brand New, Unlocked HTC One (M7) for $349

Looking for one hell of a deal on last year’s HTC One (M7)? Here you go. eBay is running a daily deal on the AT&T variant of the device at a price of $349. That’s the full retail price; there are no contracts involved here. This phone is also brand new and comes in the original packaging.

Sure, it may not be this year’s HTC One (M8), but the original One (M7) still has a lot going for it. The device sports 32GB of storage, a 1080p LCD display, BoomSound speakers, HTC’s Sense skin, Beats Audio (lulz), 4MP (“UltraPixel”) camera, and a 2300mAh battery. This particular model works on AT&T’s network, with support for both HSPA and LTE.

I know that Motorola is currently running a deal on their 32GB Moto X for $349, so you have some work ahead of you in making a decision. Be sure to check out our Moto X review, followed by our HTC One review to help with that.

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Verizon HTC One M7 Set to Receive Sense 6.0 Update This Week

HTC might have moved on to this year’s One (M8), and maybe even a more “Prime” device, but HTC still has promises to keep. In addition to pledging to update some of their older devices to Android 4.4 Kit Kat, it also said that Sense 6.0 was a priority as well. Today, we have gotten word that Verizon’s One (M7) should be receiving that update later on this week.  (more…)

HTC One (M7) Unlocked and Developer Editions Receiving Sense 6 Update Today

Unlocked and Developer Editions of the HTC One (M7) – that would be last year’s HTC One – are receiving their update to Sense 6.0 today, according to HTC. If you recall, HTC’s USA president committed to an “end of May” time frame for Sense 6.0 updates, so they are technically a little ahead of schedule. Good job, HTC.

The update includes things like new color coded themes, personalized font styles, Extreme Power Saving Mode, new gallery and camera interfaces, and BlinkFeed improvements. It’s a massive update that really only brings goodness to  your phone.  (more…)