If you're more comfortable using a regular-sized pen, Samsung has an accessory that should please you. The $59.99 Galaxy S Pen and Holder Kit has both an extra S Pen and a Holder that makes it the size of a normal pen. You get the side-button functionality and everything, just in a larger form factor.
We awarded the $299 Samsung Galaxy Note a Most Versatile Device award in large part due to this phone's two most prominent differentiators: the large 5.3-inch screen and the S Pen. However, just being big and new and pen-enabled isn’t enough to capture the hearts of the Android-loving populace. You need the newest OS, a powerful processor, LTE speeds, and a high resolution display. Oh, and it should make phone calls.
Book lovers have many choices for reading eBooks on the iPad and iPhone -- too many, really. The best eReading apps have comfortable, customizable reading experiences and an easy to use interfaces. There are two contenders for the top spot on iOS: Barnes & Noble's Nook and Bluefire Reader.
This week Yahoo added a new tab to their search bar: Apps. Alongside the ability to search for Android and iPhone apps from the home page the company also added an apps portal for browsing by category and discovery.Of all the things Yahoo has done lately to maintain relevance, this is by far the best.
Should you order the phone today or wait until it's actually out before buying? It's a tempting device with a gorgeous 5.3 inch display, a digitized stylus, plenty of pre-loaded and free apps that support it, plus 4G LTE speeds.
In an interview with LAPTOP Magazine, Samsung product marketing manager Ryan Bidan says that having a pen interface similar to what we see with the Galaxy Note "continues to make a lot of sense across a number of screen sizes," but won't go so far as to say that the next 10.1-inch Tab will have a stylus. Still, the possibility has many all a-buzz with the possibility. I wouldn't be sad to see a small stylus like the Note's come with the next Tab as I'm a fan of stylii in general.
The old stereotype that women are less engaged with technology than men is just that: a stereotype. And, according to research by Parks Associates consultants, untrue. Not only do women engage more online, they're also more likely than men to buy "hot" tech products and use them for sharing and consuming media. The study says that once women buy a product, be it a smartphone, tablet, TV or laptop, they become heavy users. Not just of the "practical" aspects of the device, but utilizing all of the features available.
Every week the staff of GBM uses dozens of apps, some we can't live without and some we can't uninstall fast enough.These are the apps we've been using or discovered recently that stood out in the crowd. They range from the practical to the time-wasting (in a good way).