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Galaxy Note 4's stylus gets clever new tricksHelpful improvements to the Note 4's S-Pen stylus make it an even more powerful tool than before.
[MUSIC] It may only measure a few inches long, but there's a lot of power within the simple stylus of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET with your first look at some of the S-Pen's new tricks. First let's talk navigation. As in past models, you can use the Note's built-in S-Pen to move around your phone without gumming up your screen with fingerprints. A redesigned shortcut wheel starts tasks like memos. And hovering over items can pull up previews. New buttons in the Photo Gallery preview make it faster to share and edit photos or even write directly on them. Samsung's take on Post-It notes is another new favorite, personal favorite of mine, in fact. You'll type your action memo as usual, but now you can also pin it to the Home screen to serve as a visual reminder for later. Here's a trick that the S10 learned from your computer mouse. Selecting text and gallery images with a click of the button and a drag of the pen tip. Call him Mr. Sensitivity if you want because this new stylus is much more responsive than before. And it's picks up a really cool calligraphy pen tip that turns my chicken scratch into something you'd actually want to read. And, have I mentioned all the different ways that you can use the S pen's multi pack? You can find out all about that by searching Cnet.com for Samsung's Galaxy Note Four.