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10 Best Apps For Samsung Galaxy Notes

Check out these 10 great apps that take advantage of the Samsung phablet's S Pen stylus.
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Flipboard, a clever mashup of social media and journalism, is a magazine-style app that displays articles, updates, and photos shared by your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and other social nets. The genius of Flipboard is its intuitive layout, which you "flip" through like the pages of a magazine. Ideally suited for a tablet, it works well on the Galaxy Note's 5-plus-inch screen as well. The free app includes daily staff picks--interesting articles, photos, and blogs that are worth checking out. Flipboard also shares content from Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, Flickr, and other services.

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Leo Regulus
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12/28/2012 | 7:02:51 PM
re: 10 Best Apps For Samsung Galaxy Notes
Again, very unfortunate choice of article format. Please do better next year.
Ks2 Problema
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8/30/2012 | 5:04:26 PM
re: 10 Best Apps For Samsung Galaxy Notes
Until you actually try to USE a tablet, you might think you don't need a keyboard, stylus, mouse, case, matte-screen cover, or easel.

You may not need ALL of them, depending on your use scenario. But I've found it is a complete ordeal trying to do any sort of work that involves text entry or control of screen features or a text cursor without several of them. And seeing the contents behind the ever-present glare from gloss screens as your wrist become ever-wearier holding the tablet aloft? Forget about it. Gloss screens are the worst feature ever on mobile devices -- yet, of course, only a gloss screen can be cleaned sufficiently in order to enjoy a movie. Screen smearing is a constant problem.

It's a very compromised product class -- fine for casual media consumption -- hopefully in darkness or a very dim light -- but -- without those accessories listed in my first 'graph, a complete headache for doing anything more than posting a quick "Hi!" on Facebook.

I love my tablet for how well it does the tablet thing -- but let's be real, these things are for passive media consumers -- NOT people who actually have to accomplish work with their mobile devices.

If you don't believe me, just go looking for styli, matte screen covers, easels and convertible easel-cases, keyboards and mouse adapters, and various cleaning cloths and (sometimes questionable) cleaning solutions -- you will find an AMAZINGLY broad and deep third party accessories market.
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