Tag Archive: ‘Pencil’


How to Check Apple Pencil Battery Life Remaining

The Apple Pencil is proving to be a very popular accessory for the iPad Pro, and while the Apple Pencil gets great battery life and lasts a long time, there is no obvious hardware means of checking the level of battery life remaining of the Pencil. Not to worry, it turns out you can quickly … Read More

6 useful Apple Pencil apps for people who don’t draw

When I purchased a 12.9-inch iPad Pro back in November, I bought an Apple Pencil to go with it. When I decided against the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, I kept my Apple Pencil. Even though I don’t draw, I found a lot of other ways the Apple Pencil fit into my workflow. And I knew Apple […]

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Hot tip! Apple is now selling replacement heads for your Apple Pencil

Phil Schiller called the Apple Pencil “the greatest accessory Apple has ever made” during yesterday’s keynote event, and now Apple’s giving you the chance to keep your official Cupertino stylus alive for a bit longer — thanks to a new pack of four extra Apple Pencil tips. The tip replacements officially went on sale just […]

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3D Touch comes to iPad Pro thanks to clever Apple Pencil hack

The iPad Pro is the most impressive tablet Apple’s ever created, but it’s missing one killer feature: 3D Touch. Developer Hamza Sood has found a clever workout around though that brings Peek and Pop features to the iPad Pro, and it’s all made possible thanks to the pressure sensitive features of the Apple Pencil. Check […]

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Yes, sharpening your Apple Pencil is a stupid idea

Destructive YouTuber TechRax is like the Tyler Durden id to our tech-loving superego — constantly wanting to destroy something beautiful because, you know, who hasn’t briefly wondered what would happen if you stuck your iPhone in a lava lamp or if you used to magnets to crush a $ 10,000 Apple Watch Edition. TechRax’s latest stunt? […]

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The Apple Pencil has reignited my love of drawing

The Spider-Man drawing above was created entirely on the iPad Pro using Procreate and the Apple Pencil. After many years, my love of drawing has been reignited and transported to the digital age. Friends of mine from childhood, high school and college remember me as someone who loved to draw. Armed with reams of continuous pin fed dot matrix computer […]

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Don’t even think about trying to repair your Apple Pencil

The Apple Pencil stylus accessory was one of the most-praised parts of the newly-launched iPad Pro — which, naturally, means that our friends at iFixit were tripping over one another to pull it apart and scoop through its gory innards like geeky zombies with a taste for tech components. Here’s what they discovered in their customary teardown. For starters, there’s […]

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Stress test shows how tough it is to snap an Apple Pencil while it’s charging

One of the neatest features of the new Apple Pencil is its ability to easily charge it by plugging it into the Lightning port of your iPad Pro — with 15 seconds of charge giving you an impressive 30 minutes of use. But how easy is it to break Apple’s high-tech stylus while it’s in this vulnerable position? […]

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Jony Ive: Why Apple Pencil won’t replace your finger on iPad Pro

Given that Apple Pencil critics love to whip out Steve Jobs’ quote about how, “If you see a stylus [on the iPad], they blew it,” it was always going to take a require a good reason for Apple to adopt the stylus, as it did for the iPad Pro. In a new interview for design […]

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Apple Pencil is faster on the draw than Microsoft’s rival stylus

The iPad Pro has received lukewarm reviews, but one thing no reviewer’s failed to be amazed by is the Apple Pencil stylus — which Cupertino has advertised as a “highly responsive” input method with “virtually no lag.” But exactly how responsive is the Pencil compared to rival products like the stylus for Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 4? Journalist […]

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