HTC Gives Devs Access to the One's IR Blaster
HTC has released a new version of its HTC OpenSense SDK that adds an API for the IR blaster that's built into the HTC One. The new API will allow developers to write applications that can take advantage of the IR blaster. The IR blaster is built into the One's power button (located on top). Combined with HTC's Sense 5 TV software, the One can be used to control the owner's TV and home entertainment center. The new API also helps the One to learn key codes from additional remotes or IR devices and then control them, as well. HTC says using the new HTC OpenSense SDK will let developers create apps that interact between the One and devices such as printers, dSLR cameras, real estate lock boxes, and other gear. HTC is offering the HTC OpenSense SDK to developers for free via its developer portal.
HTC Updates Lock Screen and Sense Home Apps
HTC has made updates available to its Lock Screen and Sense Home apps for the One M9 and other handsets. The Lock Screen gains a significant refresh thanks to Lollipop-style notifications, full-screen album artwork during music playback, and more detailed local weather information.
Hands-On with the HTC 10
HTC showed off its 2016 flagship smartphone today. The HTC 10 takes all the characteristics we've come to appreciate in HTC and amps them up.
Review: HTC Bolt for Sprint
HTC's Bolt for Sprint is a larger, more grown-up version of the HTC 10. It pairs HTC's high-quality hardware with Android 7 Nougat and Sense UI for a flexible, powerful combo.
HTC Cuts the 10's Price By $100 for US Shoppers
HTC has dropped the price of the HTC 10 for the rest of the month. The phone now costs $599 when purchased from HTC's web site, a cut of $100.