As many of our readers know, we promised that we would write an entire article, using a Samung Galaxy Note.
So I sit, here, not at a noisy coffee house, but on the porch of the Marion Davies guest house on the beautiful Santa Monica beach.
I was originally going to write this piece by the side of the marble-edged pool with original hand-adorned tiles, however, we were kicked out of the pool. I'm using the WordPress app which is connected at all times to the web via the AT&T LTE network. The most important function I needed to accomplish my task to write the entire article with the stylus is copy/paste.
In Android 4.0 ICS to copy, you double tap with your fingers or the S Pen on a word until two blue triangular pointers appear. Then move the pointers by dragging the stylus over the words you want to copy, on the upper right corner there are two pages you tap for paste .
Then tap where you want to paste the words, a blue triangle will appear. Tap on the triangle to to show the word paste in gray. Tap on the gray paste. The copied text will show.
If you are writing in portrait mode, you will only see symbols. If you are writing in landscape mode, you will also see words with the symbols (see on the right).
Then tap where you want to paste the words, a blue triangle will appear. Tap on the triangle to to show the word paste. Tap on paste and the words will appear.
The porch is in getting chilly. I'm going to move over to the chaise lounges around the pool.
There is another tip, you should know. The backspace or erase button will erase the all the words you entered the same as long as they are underlined.
A few times today, I tapped the erase without tapping on the screen text area and lost whole sentences. The same is true for a quick pen stroke backwards to the left in the handwriting area. The backstroke in this instance is not in the pool it works as a backwards erase.
Underneath the umbrella, I can see the Samsung Galaxy Note screen, fine. In direct sunlight, it's a little harder to see. I also found that I have to cross the capital T after making the stalk and a little wider to make sure It is recognized correctly.
A lifeguard notices the Samsung Galaxy Note, he asks," That's some phone. What is that?"
He ogles, my hands as I write this entire article with the S Pen.
Another lifeguard comments, "That's sick." (which in beach linqo means that's slick.)
He asks, "How much is it?"
From Amazon for renewing customers the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note is $159 and then monthly depends.on your data plan.WiMo News also has a fifty dollar off coupon for new customers. The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note is sold-out online.
''I'm goinq to qet get one. It's ginormous. I like that pen thing better than my iPhone!" The lifeguard exclaims, his bronze face gleaming like he just surfed a huge rad wave.
Samsung may have lost in court, however the Samsung Galaxy Note won over an iPhone customer.
Author's Note: This entire article was written and edited using the S Pen on a Samsung Galaxy Note. Some screenshots were added in the evening, when I got home. I had to stop writing at the beach because my eye was tearing after it was irritated by sunscreen. All photographs were taken at the beach and uploaded directly to the website.
For today, the gorgeous pool, at the Annenberg Recreation Center in Santa Monica was my office. Would you like to work here?
The pool used to be the personal pool in the backyard of the Marion Davies estate when she was married to William Randolf Hearst (a publisher). As publisher of WiMo News, I think Bill would have been amazed by me filing a story in his own backyard by his favorite water hole.