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These are some great replacement bands for the Fitbit Charge 4

When you start shopping for the best Fitbit Charge 4 bands, you'll find there's no shortage of options to choose from. If you know that you don't typically fancy the proprietary bands, you'll want to think about stocking up on some new ones. You'll be happy to know that the Fitbit Charge 3 bands are also compatible with the new device in case you have some of those lying around. If not, we've gathered up some excellent options for you to consider. Affordable breathability Wepro Waterproof Band Staff Pick If you want to make sure your skin can breathe, this soft TPU band from Wepro is a great pick. The soft material is smooth on the wrist and comes in various colors. The unique design has tons of perforations for maximum airflow. It's also one of the most affordable options, which is another reason that it's one of the best Fitbit Charge 4 bands out there. $7 at Amazon Comfy canvas hooroor Canvas Woven Band Your Fitbit Charge 4 will look st

Review: Young Souls on Stadia has style, but not enough variety

The sword should only be used as a shield. Young Souls is a 2D beat 'em up by the small French developer 1P2P Studio. It features precise combat and timing that would liken itself to Dark Souls, but the story of two loudmouthed teenagers fighting both evil, and themselves, more than makes up for the obvious similarities between gameplay systems. The combat is fun after getting the hang of it but does not quite have the variety to keep it fresh. The game is a "First on Stadia " title, which means it is a timed exclusive for the streaming platform. It is expected to launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Steam on PC, and Xbox One in Fall 2021, though it could have used a bit more time for polish after experiencing various glitches and multiple crashes. Young Souls review: Gameplay, story, and presentation Stadia performance and features Should you buy it? At a glance Young Souls on Stadia Bottom line: Young Souls is a beautiful-looking game with cha

Older Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip owners to see new features soon

Good news if you own an older Samsung foldable. What you need to know Samsung has announced that it's bringing many of its newest software features to its older foldable phones. The company says that beginning August 31, One UI 3.1.1 will begin rolling out to Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, and the original Galaxy Z Flip devices. The original Galaxy Fold should start seeing the updates in a week or so. The news out of Samsung Mobile today should surprise and delight those intrepid early adopters who shelled out their hard-earned money for one of the company's early foldable devices. Samsung says that it is now bringing some of the exciting new features from its One UI 3.1.1, which debuted on the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 , to these older phones starting today. These features include the ability to drag and split the screen, change the aspect ratio for any app, adjust the app split view, and mirror your cover screen to your interior screen. In a

The best phone for seniors and those with hearing and visual impairments

Many senior citizens have used smartphones for a decade and like the same phones that younger demographics do. But if you're new to smartphones — or you're the relative of a Baby Boomer or Silent Generation person who needs help picking something accessible — we're here to help. Likewise, some of you may have impairments or disabilities that make a standard phone difficult to use; others may be on a limited retirement budget and may not have the money for anything fancy. Whatever your circumstances, here are the best phones for seniors to fit any scenario. Best smartphone for seniors: Google Pixel 5a Seniors could easily pick any of the best Android phones or a premium iPhone and be happy. Most have perks like bright screens, big batteries, and fast performance that anyone will appreciate regardless of age. But truth be told, the most expensive phone perks like pro-quality cameras and fast displays for mobile gaming are superfluous for plenty of seniors. In most cas

Windows 11 won't have support for Android apps at launch on October 5

Microsoft is working with Amazon and Intel to bring Android apps to Windows 11. What you need to know Microsoft has revealed that Windows 11 will not support Android apps at launch. A preview of the feature will become available for Windows Insiders "over the coming months." Windows 11 will begin rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs on October 5. Microsoft announced August 31 that Windows 11 will not include Android app support at launch. Support for running Android apps is one of the biggest highlights of the new operating system (via Windows Central ). It now looks like most Windows 11 users will have to wait until 2022 to be able to run Android apps. Aaron Woodman, general manager of Windows Marketing, revealed in a new blog post that Microsoft plans to bring a preview of the future for Windows Insiders "over the coming months." We look forward to continuing our journey to bring Android apps to Windows 11 and the Microsoft Store through our coll

How to enable Adaptive Sound on your Google Pixel phone

Google's Pixel phones are some of the best Android phones you can buy, and not just because of their amazing cameras and hardware. Arguably the best reason to purchase a Pixel is the software available on the phones, from exclusive Pixel features to quarterly Pixel feature drops. One such underrated but important recent Pixel drop is called Adaptive Sound. This uses your phone's microphone(s) to determine the noise environment around you and make adjustments in the software to improve the speaker sound quality. Pretty cool, huh? We'll show you how to enable this Adaptive Sound feature on your Google Pixel device. How to enable Adaptive Sound on your Google Pixel phone Open up the Settings app on your Pixel phone. Scroll down and tap on the Sound & vibration tile. Tap on Adaptive Sound . Toggle the switch to turn on Adaptive Sound . According to our testing, this feature currently only works on the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, but not the Pixel 4a or Pixel

First 12 things to do with your new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Tinker with and customize your favorite foldable phone. Samsung's all-new foldable phone is landing on doorsteps, and whether you already own the Galaxy Z Fold 3 or are planning to get one, there are a few things to try out first. We're not talking about going through the setup process or downloading the best Android apps . Instead, we're taking a look at some of the first features and settings that you should tinker with. These range from customizing all four screens to getting rid of Bixby and so much more. Jump to: 1. Customize all the screens 2. Extend your battery life 3. Multitask away 4. Apps on the big screen 5. Dive into the Labs 6. Make your phone feel faster 7. Switch up the keyboard 8. Ditch Bixby 9. Turn your Fold 3 into a portable charger 10. Use the good camera for selfies 11. Fix broken notifications 12. Accessorize your Z Fold 3 1. Customize all the screens The very first thing that you'll want to do (after signing in and downl