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HTC Sense 8 wallpapers for iPhone

The Wallpapers of the Week series is a dedicated iDB section that brings you quality wallpaper posts, every Sunday. We try to cover the full spectrum of imagery, from still shots, to naturescapes, to original digital creations. It seems somewhat sacrilegious to host other system wallpapers on a site dedicated to Apple, but sometimes it […]

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HTC 10 Announced Today, Here’s the Details

HTC held an event on the 12th to launch their new flagship phone. HTC has had a bit of a rough patch with their phones starting with the M9 not being received terribly well and the A9 getting dangerously close to looking like an iPhone, if we’re honest. Thankfully though, they seemed to have course corrected and gone back to what makes HTC phones HTC phones with the HTC 10.

So first thing you’ll notice about the new HTC 10 is that the word One isn’t there. In an effort to probably associate this new device with a reinvention of their lineup, HTC has dropped the One moniker. HTC’s Head of Global Product Marketing Darren Sng (yup, there are no vowels in his last name) told Android Central ahead of the launch that the idea behind the name is that they are aiming for a “perfect 10” device.

Body & Design

htc-10-pdp-design

The body of this new device has chamfered edges on the back of the unibody metal design along with smaller edges on the front to help the 5.2″ 2.5K SuperLCD 5 screen transition to the thin sides of the device.

On the right side, we have the SIM tray, a textured power button, to help you differentiate it from the volume buttons that also sit on that side.

At the bottom we have a fingerprint sensor/home button and capacitive buttons for back and multitasking.

Audio

HTC 10 HiFi Audio

HTC has also dropped the dual front facing speakers in favor of a different type of system. Instead they have a HiFi BoomSound speaker at the top hidden in the earpiece to play the higher audio and the equivalent of a subwoofer at the very bottom for the low-end. Of course, we’ll have to see how this new setup stacks up against the much beloved dual speakers from before, but so far most people’s reactions are at least positive.

Also, in the audio department, the HTC 10 has 24 bit audio support when using a wired headset (like the LG G5 once it adds the HiFi Module) and can even upscale audio to the better quality as well. Because of this, they have also released a new wired headset to take advantage of the high-def audio.

Camera

HTC 10 Rear Camera

A department where the M9 lacked and caused a huge uproar is the camera so a lot is riding on it for this new flagship in the minds of HTC fans.

On the new HTC 10, HTC has brought back the UltraPixel concept they started a while back with a new rear-facing 12MP UltraPixel 2 sensor that has larger pixels instead of more. These pixels are 1.55 microns in size which is the same size as the Nexus 6P’s and slightly larger than the new Galaxy S7’s 1.4 micron pixels, in case you’re keeping score.

On the front, we have a new 5MP camera with the same UltraPixels, but with the included benefit of image stabilization –usually only found in the rear facing cameras of devices but HTC has added it to both on this one. Shaky selfies are a common issue, I suppose…

Performance & Battery

Powering all of this we have a Snapdragon 820 processor (like most flagships this year), 4GBs of RAM, 32GBs of internal storage with an option for a MicroSD card for further storage, and a 3000mah battery.

Price and Release Date

HTC 10 Front

The HTC 10 will start shipping in “early May” for around $700.

Conclusion

There you go a quick run down of the new HTC 10. I, for one, am excited about the specs and design, but am going to wait until I can get my hands on one before I let HTC off the hook.

In the meantime, for my favorite hands on articles of the new device, check out the links below and let me know what you guys think in the comments!

Favorite HTC 10 Hands-On from Around the Web

Android Central

Digital Trends

Pocket-Lint

MKBHD

Full specs and to pre-order – http://www.htc.com/us/smartphones/htc-10/

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The new HTC 10 is the first Android smartphone with native support for Apple’s AirPlay technology

HTC’s latest flagship smartphone, the 10, supports Apple’s AirPlay right out of the box. Celebrating the tenth year since the Taiwanese handset maker’s been making smartphones, the new HTC 10 was unveiled this morning and is the world’s first Android device with built-in native support for Apple’s wireless media streaming technology. Owners of the new phone […]

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How to Change the Camera on Your Android Device

Continuing with my new series on getting the most out of customizing Android (since it seems most people don’t realize to the extent you can actually customize an Android device), I’m moving on to something that can change the way you see the world –the camera.

Just like with changing the home screen launcher or the keyboard, there are a ton of camera options to choose from. Some have fun filters and photo features (like the oh-so-popular photo blur effect originally found in the HTC One M8’s camera), while others have a ton of more professional grade settings for the more hardcore photographers out there. Regardless of your level of expertise though, changing the camera can definitely make using your device on a daily basis a more pleasant experience.

Here’s how to change the camera on your Android device and some of the more popular options available.

I. Download the New Camera

1. Open the Play Store.

2. Search for “camera”.

3. Choose one of the many camera options to try and install it.

II. Use the New Camera

Unlike the keyboard and home screen, you don’t need to set the camera as a default right away to use it (but you can select it whenever another app tries to use the camera. It’ll give you the option to use the new camera by default and you can decide if you want to when that happens on your own).

1. Whenever you want to take a picture with the new camera, simply tap that camera app instead of the normal camera app. I also highly recommend putting the camera app icon where ever you had the original camera app icon (i.e. on the home screen or in the dock on the homescreen) so that it’s where you are used to tapping for taking photos.

If you do use a gesture or a button to open the camera normally, simply do that like normal and Android should prompt you to choose what camera app you want to use as the default for that action now that you have more than one suitable option for it to choose from. Simply select the new camera to help make the transition to it a bit more seamless.

You can also always uninstall the new camera to get back to using the old one instead.

That’s it! Try it out and let me know what your favorite camera apps are that you’ve found in the comments below!

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Refurb Beats urBeats In-Ear Headphones for $39.95 + free shipping

BuyDig via eBay offers the refurbished Beats urBeats by Dr. Dre In-Ear Headphones in Red, White, or Pink for $39.95 with free shipping. That’s $2 under our refurb mention from three weeks ago and $14 below the best price we could find for a new pair. The remote and mic are compatible with HTC phones. Other features include tangle-free cables, chrome earphone finish, multiple eartip designs, and a carry pouch.

No warranty information is provided.


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Refurb Beats urBeats In-Ear Headphones for $39.95 + free shipping

BuyDig via eBay offers the refurbished Beats urBeats by Dr. Dre In-Ear Headphones in Red, White, or Pink for $39.95 with free shipping. That’s $2 under our refurb mention from three weeks ago and $14 below the best price we could find for a new pair. The remote and mic are compatible with HTC phones. Other features include tangle-free cables, chrome earphone finish, multiple eartip designs, and a carry pouch.

No warranty information is provided.


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