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Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen might have Bluetooth functions

Not just a plain stylus anymore

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Now that we have an official launch date for the Galaxy Note 9, it’s time to speculate on the freshest rumors for the upcoming flagship. This time, it involves the signature S Pen.

Aside from the usual high-end specs you’d expect out of Samsung’s premium smartphones, there are indications from multiple sources that the S Pen will have Bluetooth functionality.

A stylus with Bluetooth connectivity? What’s the big deal?

Well, this development could potentially boost the number of the functions the S Pen can perform. Previously, the sole button on Samsung’s stylus would only bring up a sub-menu on the phone’s display.

With Bluetooth available, the bundled accessory could act as a remote trigger for the camera shutter, as well as control music and accept or reject incoming calls — basically things a smartwatch would do.

While not exactly a game-changer, this might mark the first time the S Pen gets any abilities beyond what was originally introduced in the first few Galaxy Note models. It may also help distinguish the series more from the Galaxy S lineup, which has been becoming increasingly similar to its larger sibling.

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New leak reveals Motorola phone with a stylus

What could it be?

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All eyes are on the Motorola razr. After more than a decade in oblivion, the iconic flip phone has returned with a vengeance. Besides courting nostalgia, the new Motorola razr has jumped onto the foldable bandwagon. With that in the books, what’s next for Motorola?

According to a new leak from Evan Blass, Motorola is chasing after the stylus market. The render portrays a slab phone with a detachable stylus.

Image source: Evan Blass

On the surface, the slab phone carries only a few notable aspects: a top-left peephole camera, no home button, and a sizable chin bezel. However, the stylus obviously slots into one of the phone’s four corners. Two small features on the stylus’ handle also point to button functionalities.

Regardless, the phone remains a mystery. When will this phone come out? No one knows.

At the moment, Motorola is still working on the Motorola Edge+, the company’s first flagship in a while. Even with the timeliness, the leaked phone is unlikely to be the Edge+.

Compared to other companies, Motorola is only starting to get back into the groove of things. However, with a plan slowly developing (even through rumors), Motorola’s future is shaping up to be a good one.

SEE ALSO: Motorola One Hyper is a midranger with pop-up cameras

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Tinder adds a panic button for dates that go wrong

Safety first!

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Tinder is like a box of chocolates. You never know who you’re going to get: the girl next door, the workroom hottie, or (worse) the creepy stalker. Unfortunately, the popular dating app can lead to a lot of terrible nights. Bad dates are, of course, not the end of the world. Ending up with a psycho partner, however, can quickly lead to dangerous situations.

In a long-overdue move, Tinder is finally implemented a panic button for dates that go horribly wrong. The emergency feature will alert authorities and safety personnel if things go sideways. Additionally, it can keep trusted friends updated on where you are.

The panic button will come in partnership with a third-party safety platform called Noonlight. Once installed, the feature will coordinate with both apps. When connected, Noonlight will share updates through the Tinder Timeline.

The actual panic button is located inside Noonlight. When pressed, the button will alert authorities. Afterwards, connected authorities will start texting the individual. If unanswered, they will start calling. If it comes up unanswered again, authorities will go to the individual’s location.

Starting next week, the feature will roll out through a new Tinder tab called Safety Center. The launch will start initially in the US. After the initial launch, the panic button will come to Tinder’s sister services including OkCupid and Match.com.

Besides the panic button, Tinder will also add verification methods to ensure truthful accounts. Users can get verification by recreating their account’s various photos. If the photos match, they get verified.

SEE ALSO: 3 reasons why Tinder is the best travel app

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Apple shot a film entitled ‘The Daughter’ using an iPhone 11 Pro

So raw, emotional, and honest

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When tech giants create ads and films, you can expect it to be heartwarming. For instance, Apple released a Chinese New Year special, guaranteed to make you tearful and warm.

Entitled “The Daughter,” the short film tackled hope, love, and reconciliation featuring three generations of Chinese women.

It has the elements you need for a good cry — a realistic depiction of disagreement between a mother and daughter, a single parent’s determination to provide a good life, and a child’s curiosity, optimism, and innocence.

Apple Singapore brought together three talented individuals to create this emotional film. Oscar-nominated folks — director Theodore Melfi and cinematographer Lawrence Sher — worked with China’s top actress Zhou Xun in producing the film through an iPhone 11 Pro.

Once again, Apple proves iPhone’s prowess in the video department. There’s a reason why we held iPhone 11 Pro as the best smartphone for photography and videography — there’s nothing like it! Watch the video here.

SEE ALSO: Selena Gomez’s new music video was shot on an iPhone 11 Pro

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