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There’s another odd way to charge the Apple Pencil

There’s another odd way to charge the Apple Pencil

The Apple Pencil, Apple's expensive stylus that was revealed with the new iPad Pro back in September, has a very unique way of charging. It relies on Apple's now-standard Lightning connectors, with a cap on the top that pops off and lets the Pencil plug in to the iPad Pro's own charging port. While this is a handy way of charging while on the go, it does pose a bit of a problem. In order to connect with the iPad's female Lightning port, the Apple Pencil has a male connector. But what to do when the stylus needs to be charged with a male-tipped Lightning cable?

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AT&T teases stylus-enabled LG G Vista 2 coming soon

AT&T teases stylus-enabled LG G Vista 2 coming soon

Although Samsung and LG are usually painted as compatriot rivals, the latter hasn't exactly tried to always match the former when it came to product lines. Although LG did have its own take on the curved smartphone and is even rumored to have a wireless payment service in the works, it hasn't been to keen to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note series. The LG G Vista, which it launched on AT&T and Verizon last year, is one such attempt and is now getting a very slight upgrade.

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Noteslate SHiRO e-ink slate and stylus finally on pre-order

Noteslate SHiRO e-ink slate and stylus finally on pre-order

In 2011, we came across a unique device that combined all the benefits of an e-ink reader like a Kindle or Nook with the power of expression that comes with a stylus. Back then, NoteSlate's first device was priced at $99 and was noted to be coming soon. "Soon" here apparently meant "4 years" since that is how long it took the company to put the SHiRO up for pre-order. Thankfully, it has also updated the hardware to more modern specs but has also sadly doubled the price.

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HP Envy 8 Note might an interesting Windows 10 mini-tablet

HP Envy 8 Note might an interesting Windows 10 mini-tablet

HP has a new tablet coming but while it will run Windows 10 and have a stylus, fortunately or unfortunately, it will not be a Microsoft Surface clone. Instead, this so-called Envy 8 Note 2-in-1 tablet will come in a more handy 8-inch size that is seemingly optimized for note-taking. It will come with a folio cover for that very purpose, but will also ship with a keyboard and a stylus for good measure. The tablet also boasts of LTE connectivity, a not so common trait among new Windows 10 devices.

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What stylus-lovers need to know about Apple Pencil and iPad Pro

What stylus-lovers need to know about Apple Pencil and iPad Pro

Apple may not have invented the stylus, but the Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro is notable all the same as the first time the notoriously pen-opposed firm has offered such an accessory officially. While the keynote was focused on accuracy, minimal latency, and speed of charging - just 15 seconds plugged into a Lightning port to muster enough power for thirty minutes of sketching and writing - true tableteers were left with some questions outstanding.

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Paper by FiftyThree brings sketching and notes to iPhone

Paper by FiftyThree brings sketching and notes to iPhone

The popular drawing and notes app Paper from developers FiftyThree has finally made the migration from iPad to iPhone. The app is meant to act as a digital replacement for the trendy Moleskin notebooks many people use today, collecting everything from sketches, text notes, marking over images, and even lists. Paper brings all these same features to its iPhone version, along with support for its Pencil stylus, although that extra hardware isn't required to use the app effectively.

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Apple Pencil for iPad Pro revealed: The stylus’ time has come

Apple Pencil for iPad Pro revealed: The stylus’ time has come

Apple's iPad Pro is bringing a stylus accessory with it, Apple Pencil, the company's official pen for the tablet. Recharging from a Lightning port - with a plug on the very end of the Pencil itself - the digital stylus opens the door to artwork, digital graphics, handwriting, and more.

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Wacom Bamboo Spark turns ink on paper into digital notes

Wacom Bamboo Spark turns ink on paper into digital notes

Wacom has just announced the Bamboo Spark, a pen and notepad solution that turns handwritten notes into digital files. Users that prefer a physical writing experience on real paper can take notes or doodle just like they're used to, but don't need to worry about keeping and organizing the paper afterwords. Bamboo Spark features a real ink pen that communicates with a "smart folio" with an Electro-Magnetic Resonance board, tracking pen strokes and sending them to an iOS or Android device via Bluetooth.

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Adonit Jot Dash’s 1.9 mm tip works on iOS and Android

Adonit Jot Dash’s 1.9 mm tip works on iOS and Android

With the launch, and subsequent infamy, of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, now is the perfect time to release products that give our digital lives a bit of a throwback to the hand-loving past. And when it comes to styluses, there is perhaps no name on mobile more known and more trusted than Adonit. With its new Jot Dash, its first "powered" stylus, Adonit is bring the joy and productivity of a pen into our smartphones and tablets. And this time, it works on iOS as well as Android devices.

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Galaxy Note 5 fatal design flaw: don’t insert S Pen backwards

Galaxy Note 5 fatal design flaw: don’t insert S Pen backwards

It seems that Samsung has given users one more reason to be wary of the Galaxy Note 5, aside from a lack of a microSD card slot and a removable battery. In its desire to bring a new, premium, unibody design to the phablet, Samsung had to radically change the design and mechanism of the S Pen. And in doing so, it might have, inadvertently or knowingly, introduced a design flaw that could easily leave owners with a broken smartphone by simply by inserting the S Pen the wrong way.

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Five for the Galaxy Note 5: top features you’d want to use

Five for the Galaxy Note 5: top features you’d want to use

So the cat is out of the bag and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is now out in the open. And while its new sleeker metal design is surely breathtaking, it's definitely more than a pretty face. A productivity-oriented phablet at heart, Samsung has loaded the Galaxy Note 5 with features to make your life, especially your professional life, easier. Unsurprisingly, a lot of them revolve around the S Pen, which also got a new look. To help you navigate through the flood of tech specs and features, here's the top 5 things you would definitely one to try first and maybe even forever.

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Making a case for the stylus today

Making a case for the stylus today

With Samsung's next Unpacked event coming up in a few days, and a new Galaxy Note phablet with it, our minds might naturally begin to wonder about Samsung's almost niche product line. Considering the Galaxy Note could very well be a flagship product of its own, it's only natural to ask whether there's still a point to the stylus. Bad puns aside, we take a look at the past to divine the future, whether the digital pen, like its analog counterpart, is indeed just as mighty as the sword. Or in this case, the finger.

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