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How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone without iTunes in Just No Time

Listening to music in your computer is cool and great but sometimes, you can’t help but have the nagging feeling of being...

Two Foldable iPhone Prototypes Reportedly Pass Internal Durability Tests

Two prototype foldable iPhones have passed internal tests for durability, according to Taiwanese website Economic Daily News.Tests of an Apple-designed

Apple Pulls App That Promoted Secret Parties During Ongoing Pandemic

Apple has pulled an iOS app from the App Store that encouraged users to organize secret underground parties despite social

iPhone home screen widgets just aren’t very useful — here’s why

With iOS 14, Apple completely revamped how widgets work -- but while they look pretty great, they aren't the most functional out there. Here's why.

Turns out iOS 14 hasn’t changed the way I set up my iPhone’s home screens

Apple introduced new widgets with iOS 14, and along with ways to change the look of app icons, your iPhone's screen can be redesigned. But is it worth it?

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Did you get a new iPhone for the holidays? There are a few different ways you could set up your shiny new device. Here's how I set mine up.

Xiaomi mocked Apple for ditching phone charger, but guess what …

Xiaomi mocked Apple when it launched the iPhone 12 without including a charger in the box. But hey, guess what it's not including with the new Mi 11 phone?

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How to make a folder on an iPhone

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Apple Holding Shopping Event in Japan on January 2-3, Offering Free Apple Store Gift Card With Select Products

In celebration of the New Year, Apple has announced that it will be holding a two-day shopping event in Japan

Apple Starts Accepting Developers Into Small Business Program

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Apple Sending Special iPhones to First Participants in Security Research Device Program

Apple in July announced the launch of a new Apple Security Research Device Program, which is designed to provide researchers

We really hope Apple doesn’t add MagSafe to everything, but fear it will

What if Apple decided to introduce its MagSafe system on more products, aside from the iPhone? We imagined such a world, and didn't like what we saw.

iPhone 12 Became the World’s Top 5G Smartphone Within Two Weeks of Launch

A new report published today by Counterpoint Research finds that the iPhone 12 became the world's bestselling 5G smartphone in

Belkin’s new iPhone car vent mount is the first MagSafe accessory we recommend

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Instagram Supports Uploading ProRAW Photos Taken With iPhone 12 Pro

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iPhone 13 Lineup May Support Game-Changing Wi-Fi 6E, Larger iPhone SE Unlikely in Early 2021

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Review: Activity Awards Bring Your Apple Watch Fitness Achievements to Life

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Want to stop your keys scratching your iPhone? KeySmart can help, and it’s now 28% off

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Stadia is now available on iPhone and iPad

When Stadia first launched one of the most exciting prospects of the service was being able to game anywhere on any screen. Unfortunately, at launch, the service was barely available on a handful of screens, including a very limited number of Android phones.Over the past year, support has grown for Google’s cloud gaming service adding additional Android devices, and now Stadia is finally coming to iOS devices. Starting on December 16, 2020, Stadia Pro and free-tier users can load up their favorite games on an iPhone or iPad using the Safari web browser.Unlike on Android devices, Stadia cannot currently work on the iPhone or iPad via an app. That is due to Apple’s app store policies, which requires even game streaming services to submit every game as a separate app for approval. Not only is that ridiculous for a game streaming app, but it’s also just not feasible. To get around this limitation, Google had to implement the service in Safari as a web app.Porting the Stadia web app to iOS was a super fun project, and we’re really happy with how it turned out. Here’s a video I recorded a few months ago demonstrating we could deliver the complete Stadia experience on Safari, even for an extremely timing-sensitive game like Thumper. pic.twitter.com/TNJEdGTwPF— Justin Uberti (@juberti) December 16, 2020That explains why it has taken so long for Stadia to make its way to iOS devices, but all you need to know is that you can now open Stadia.com on your iPhone or iPad using Safari and get your game on. You can even add a shortcut to the home screen making Stadia only one tap away.This year is truly the year that Stadia has evolved into a somewhat viable gaming platform. Initially, Google’s cloud gaming service launched in a barebones state, but it recently celebrated its one year anniversary in November, and it only continues to improve over time.Most recently, Google ran a promotion giving away free Stadia Premiere bundles with the purchase of Cyberpunk 2077. The promotion was so popular it ended before its original cut off after Google ran out of supplies. Alongside that, Google also enabled the option to live stream to YouTube last week. Plus, this week Ubisoft added support for Ubisoft+ so members can now play 15 of the subscription service’s games on Stadia.

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Recently, I reviewed the Amazfit Band 5, a capable little fitness band at an affordable price. Today, I have the Amazfit Bip U, another fitness band from Huami with a larger display and a slightly higher price.DesignThe Amazfit Bip U uses a similar design to the Apple Watch with a square 1.43-inch display. While I’m not a big fan of square watch displays, it is highly effective, giving you plenty of screen real estate to view all the information that matters to you.I found the display to be bright, colorful, and easy to read. At the same time, the Bip U was extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear. All in all, as far as a fitness tracker goes, it does a fantastic job of being comfortable and providing a large display for viewing information. It also has a 5 ATM water-resistant rating making it possible to wear in the pool for tracking swimming.Plus, there’s a button on the side that can be used to turn on the screen or quickly open up the exercise tracking. That’s something I wish the smaller Amazfit Band 5 also had.User ExperienceThe Bip U is able to monitor your heart rate, blood oxygen level, stress level, steps, 60+ exercises, calories burned, and track your sleeping. Out of all of those, it monitors your heart rate and stress levels 24 hours a day, and automatically tracks your steps or when you’re sleeping.It appears the only measurements you have to manually initiate are exercise tracking and the blood oxygen readings. I wish it automatically tracked your blood oxygen levels throughout the day, but that’s only a minor complaint considering everything else it does.Additionally, the Bip U can show you the weather, control music playback on your phone, and view notifications. However, the notification support is rather limited only showing a few words and not allowing for any interaction such as replying or dismissing it from your phone.When using the Amazfit Band 5, I had to manually enable a lot of the 24-hour tracking of all of this data. I didn’t have to do that with the Bip U and I assume that’s because the app was already set up from my previous review of the Band 5. Just be aware that you may have to go in and manually enable all of this on yours, including toggling on app notifications and which apps you want to be notified by.Now that it’s tracking all this information, you’re going to need a way to view it. The large 1.43-inch display is perfect for showing you all of your stats, and there is a wide selection of watch faces to choose from, nearly 50 in the store. I settled on one called Sports Rainbow which is reminiscent of the Apple Watch and gives you a nice overview of most of your data.You can get an even better look at your data by using the Zepp app which you’ll need to set up the watch.AppI had a bit of a love/hate relationship with the Zepp app in the Amazfit Band 5 review. This was mostly because it was a huge pain to set everything up. The app isn’t organized all that well and some of the English translation is a little off.However, with everything already set up from the Band 5, using the Zepp app this time around was a lot more pleasurable. That’s because after you get everything set up, you mostly stick to the main page for checking your stats.When that’s all you’re using the app for it works great. It’s easy to check your most vital stats, tapping on them gives you a more in-depth look, and additional useful information. This is a big reason I loved the Zepp app, for the way it presents your health data and the insight it provides about the information.Battery LifeHuami rates the Amazfit Bip U for up to nine-days of usage off a single charge. In my experience, I was getting closer to 5-6 days after a single charge.Surely, it’s possible to get nine days of usage off a single charge, but if you’re like me, then you want to enable all the sensors and get full use out of the watch. If that’s the case, you’ll be charging it up once a week to keep it running.Final ThoughtsThe Amazfit Bip U is an impressive little fitness band. It lacks the Alexa integration of the Band 5 I reviewed, but the larger display makes it much nicer to use. When comparing it to the Wear OS watch I typically use, I only found myself missing two main features, the always-on display and better notification support.If you’re not interested in having an always-on display or being able to read more of your notifications and reply to them, then the Bip U would be a fantastic choice. It is a device that helps bridge the gap between basic fitness bands and a full-blown smartwatch at a price that’s more than reasonable.Right now you can pick the Bip U up for $60 on Amazon or on sale for $50 from the Amazfit website.Buy from Amazon Buy from Amazfit