tech addiction

New Sesame Street-themed PSA encourages kids to reduce mobile device use

Device addiction plagues us all — even Apple CEO Tim Cook. But children with phones and tablets are even more susceptible to the lures of apps and games, which often use psychological tricks to

Stop blaming Apple and take responsibility for tech addiction

I know intimately that if we want to achieve tech-life balance, people must start taking responsibility for their choices. No one is forcing consumers to buy an iPhone, use Facebook, stare at Twitch o

Is Trump a Twitter addict?

The president of the United States cannot seem to stop tweeting. Despite stern advice from his advisors and opprobrium from the world, not a day goes by that POTUS doesn’t escalate some tension in 

New research shows that apps can help combat screen addictions

Any human advancement has been fraught with the opportunity for misuse and abuse, and the internet is no different. And just as mobile technology and the apps that have been built for the new communic

Why it’s so easy to ignore your to-do list app but get distracted by Twitter

I’ve spent the past month in a daze, trying to make sense of my own tasks and responsibilities while forcing myself to adhere to a system I came up with that simply doesn’t work. You can never ant

QualityTime Is An(other) App For Quantifying Phone Usage

Running out of stuff to quantify? Never fear! A new app launching today on Android promises to quantify your device use -- by serving up a usage timeline right to your lockscreen so you can be horrifi