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How To Video: Get the most out of the Galaxy Note 3's S Pen

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How To Video: Get the most out of the Galaxy Note 3's S Pen

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Samsung improved the Galaxy Note 3 across the board, adding a bigger display, faster processor, and more stylus-friendly features. These tips will make you an S Pen all-star.

It's bigger and it's better. Samsung's brand new Galaxy Note 3 smatphone now includes a larger, higher res display of faster processor and a bigger battery. All this and more is wrapped up in a slimmer and sleeker package. But let's not forget the device's most prominent feature. I'm talking about the S Pen, of course. I'm Dan Graziano and I'm gonna show you how to get the most out of the Galaxy Note 3 stylus. The S Pen is located at the bottom of the device on the right-hand side. Removing it will automatically launch the brand new Air Command menu. This provides quick access to features like Action Memo, Scrapbooker, Screen Write, S Finder and Pen Window. You can also hover over the screen and click on the button on the side of the S Pen to access this menu. Action memo lets you handwrite notes that can be laid to different actions such as call a number, adding a contact, sending a message or an e-mail, searching the internet or looking up the information on Google Maps. Scrapbooker lets you screenshot a portion of the screen and these images will then transfer to the scrapbook app where you can add things like written memos and tags. Screen Write does exactly what it sounds like. It takes a screenshot and then allows you to write on the screen using the S Pen. S Finder is a new system wide search tool that allows you to search for apps, contacts and even handwritten notes. This feature can also be enabled with a long press on the menu button. Pen Window lets you open multiple apps on top of your screen. This feature supports the calculator, the clock, YouTube, phone, contacts, Chat On, Hang Out and the browser apps. Boxes can even be resized and minimized to your homescreen for easy access. Other cool S Pen goodies include S Note's app which lets you draw and take notes using the stylus. Then there's also Samsung's new PEN. UP social network. This gives you a chance to showcase and comment on different things you and others have created with the S Pen. You may be saying to yourself, these features are great in all but come on, I'm gonna lose that stylus in the first few days. Samsung hopes to avoid this with its new S Pen keeper feature. This will alert you when the stylus and phone are separated. This feature can be enabled by going to Settings, clicking on the control tab and selecting the S Pen option. For more tips like these, visit the howto.cnet.com. For CNET, I'm Dan Graziano.

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