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    After I wrapped-up my review of the Verizon model of the One M8, I popped my personal SIM back in the Nexus 5. I used it for about a week and was mostly satisfied, but it didn't take long for me to start missing the One M8. I thought switching back to what has been my favorite smartphone for the better part of the last eight months, the Moto X, might subdue my need for HTC's shiny, new phone. And it did – again, only for a few days. I had missed the Moto X and the way it perfectly glides into the palm of your hand, the tiny dimple on the back, and especially Touchless Control. But it ...

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    The "flagship killer" that demands that you "NEVER SETTLE" breaks cover. The pioneer of the modern mobile browser shares his story. And at long last, Microsoft and Nokia finally consummate their love. We could have a feature segment, but with news this hot, do we really need one? Not with a guest like Stefan Constantinescu of TabDump to bring some flavor (and profanity) to the proceedings, that's for sure. A word on the language of this episode: we've recently ditched the "Clean" content rating that's been with us from the start of the Weekly, trading it in for Apple's ominous "Explicit" ...

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    With last year's HTC One, and now with the new One M8, we've found plenty of reasons to enjoy these devices, but head-and-shoulders above the rest has got to be HTC's stellar hand at design. Because unlike some of HTC's competition, these One phones didn't just perform well, but they also looked great doing it. With premium materials and legitimately useful features like stereo front-facing speakers, these handsets aren't just iconic smartphones, they're great-looking products in general. But will the next wave of HTC phones continue to impress in quite the same way? We're all wondering ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's roll in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, at least monetarily in favor of Samsung. Samsung follows as we get the first leaked photos of the Galaxy K. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the user complaints on the camera software. Apple follows the news as we talk about how the iWatch could replace the iPod, and how Nike+ could be elemental to the iWatch. We end today's show talking about the OnePlus One launch, and our thoughts on the phone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google will pay for some of Samsung’s ...

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    We've heard a lot about OnePlus, and their first smartphone, the One, or, the "2014 Flagship Killer", as the company has been slowly building up the buzz and anticipation around the device. The phone has been finally made public today as the company announced its first, Cyanogen-powered device. "Never settle" is the motto behind it, and, as we've recently seen, our readers prefer more bang for their buck, opposed to cheaper options. What if there was a phone that could bring the best of both worlds? We're talking about a phone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, a quad-core ...

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    Sense 6.0 is gracing the HTC One (M8), as you've probably heard and seen in our exhaustive full review of the Taiwanese 2014 flagship. However, HTC committed to bringing Sense 6.0 to last year's flagship, the HTC One (M7), and a timeframe for that is, according to HTC America's Jason Mackenzie, "by end of May". In order to keep things transparent, and customers up to date with its efforts, HTC has made the page sourced below available; you can track the status of the Sense 6.0 update for your 2013 HTC One (M7), and, as you can see, in the US, all version have an "integration" status, ...

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    Skipping listener mail for two weeks in a row? We know, we know ... unconscionable. But we also know you'll forgive us in exchange for two things: a packed review schedule, and an awesome podcast guest. We're bringing you both of those as the week winds down to a close. In addition to the usual news segment narrated by the soothing voice of Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck, we've got additional insights on Samsung's new Galaxy S5: how it compares to its forebears, how well it fares against competition like the HTC One M8, and a debate on the merits of standout features like the ...

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    The new HTC One M8 introduced us to Sense 6, and new owners of the smartphone are already getting a chance to enjoy the software. What about those who have older HTC, devices, though? When will they get their own shot? Right before the M8 debuted, we heard a rumor attempting to outline HTC's strategy for updating current phones with Sense 6. According to that document, the original One M7 might see its update land in either May or June. Then at the One M8 launch itself, HTC confirmed plans for these Sense 6 updates, but without nailing down a precise timetable. Well, today we've finally ...

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    The HTC One (M8) has received positive overall feedback -- and there's a reason why it scored so high in our full review -- but at the same time there were voices on the internet -- cause that's what HTC is telling you, to "ask the internet" -- that were not satisfied at all with the black space below the screen, where the HTC logo resides (and where the capacitive buttons were placed on the previous iteration of the phone). According to HTC's own Jeff Gordon, the "black area with the HTC logo" "not "empty" by any means". Apparently, as the HTC exec explains, "underneath is a huge amount ...

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    One of my favorite shows of all time is Joss Whedon's Firefly. Like most of Whedon's shows, a passionate fan base quickly emerged. Unfortunately, it was cancelled after just one season, and none of the networks wanted to pick it up for a second. Why? The numbers weren't that great. The characters, the sets, and the story were all fantastic. So why did it do so poorly? Even Serenity, the major motion picture that followed the series, didn't break any box office records. Why? In both cases, it came down to marketing -- or the lack thereof. We're seeing the same thing play out again, only ...

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    If you're looking to buy a phone and the one at the top of your list has been around for a while (the Nexus 5, for example) you could easily take it for a spin. For devices that have just been released (or are still awaiting release from certain carriers), or if you'll be ordering your phone online, going "hands on" before pulling out your wallet may be a luxury that you cannot afford, or may be impossible depending the part of the world you call home. In those situations, sites likes Pocketnow try and take the guess work out of your decision process by providing in-depth reviews and ...

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    Our apology for the late upload due to some technical difficulties. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nokia event that just got announced, where we expect the company's future Lumia line-up. We then talk about Microsoft and how a lot of customers are complaining about their purchase of the Surface Pro 2. Apple follows the news as new patents have the company exploring dual cameras for thinner iPhones. Samsung is next as rumors continue about manufacturing delays with the Galaxy S5. We end today's show with HTC, as we get the company's official launch of the HTC One M8, ...

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    Have you ever put most your faith – or all of it, for that matter – in something? Chances are, you have. Odds are also pretty high that something you put your faith in let you down, at least once by now, unless you're an overly-cautious (read: likely very boring, uneventful) person. That feeling you get when it happens, though, that pit in your stomach, is exactly what I'm feeling right this minute. After seeing Samsung's Galaxy S 5 announcement, I wasn't enthused. I'm still not. Sony's Xperia Z2 seems to be the hotness, but I'm not salivating over Sony's squared, industrial design ...

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    Update: We're live The day we've been waiting for has finally arrived: HTC is announcing its 2014 flagship, the One follow-up. Despite all the leaks we've seen, and that there's little new HTC can tell us, we're excited to see yet another flagship being launched, joining the Samsung Galaxy S 5, Sony Xperia Z2, Oppo Find 7, and the rest. We'll have extensive coverage on the 2014 HTC One, and we're going to bring you our first impressions, live, in our usual Editorial Roundtable. We're sitting down to tell you what we think, what we like, what we don't like, and analyze the device inside ...

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    The HTC M8 leaks again, just as we were wondering what else is there to say at the event that would surprise us. This time around, following up on yesterday's hands-on video leaked (in German), we're seeing the M8 being compared to its predecessor, the 2013 flagship, the M7. Embedded below, for your viewing pleasure, is a video coming from TechSmartt on YouTube. The comparison looks at similarities and differences in design, hardware, software, and performance. The official unveiling event happens later in the day, but this video should get you through the waiting. Enjoy all nine minutes ...

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