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How To Video: Use gestures on the HTC One M8
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How To Video: Use gestures on the HTC One M8

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HTC’s latest smartphone is packed full of new sensors that allow use of even more gestures. CNET’s Dan Graziano shows you what you need to know.

[MUSIC] I'm Dan Graziano, and I'm here with the brand new HTC One ME. In addition to a bigger screen and a faster processor, HTC's latest smartphone also includes a number of unique gesture based functions, known collectively as motion launch. Pick up the phone in portrait orientation and taping twice on the display, will turn the screen on. Swiping from left to right will turn the screen on, and jump directly to Blink Feed. While swiping from right to left, will go to the main home screen. A swipe from the bottom up will open the screen the phone was on when it went to sleep. While swiping the top down will bring up the phone's voice dialing feature. The camera app can be quickly launched by picking up the phone in landscape orientation, and pressing the volume button. Another cool thing about the phone is the way it lets you answer it. Calls can be answered by simply bringing the phone to your face. This can be done regardless if the screen is on or off. Unfortunately, these gestures are semi-useless if you have a pin or pattern code enabled. They can still be performed, but you will be required to enter the code before preceding to the specific screen. The motion launch gestures are enabled by default. To disable them, enter the phone setting, click on display and gestures. Scroll down to motion launch gestures and uncheck the box at the top of the screen. For more how to's like this one, be sure to visit Howto.cnet.com. If you have any questions or comments about the brand new HTC One, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter. I'm Dan Graziano for Cnet. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]

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