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Apple highlights existing parental control features on new Families page

Months after shareholders asked Apple to address cell phone addiction in children, the tech giant created a new Families page, making all of its existing parental control features easily accessible.
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If tech addiction is screwing up our kids, what should tech giants be doing?

With activist investors asking Apple to investigate smartphone addiction, what responsibility do tech companies have to control teen tech addiction? And is it even a real thing?
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The phone designed not to be used could be a simple solution to a real problem

The Light Phone is a blank slab of plastic with no features other than the ability to send and receive calls. But the Brooklyn-based startup isn't selling a phone — it's selling an experience.
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Samsung’s Marshmallow app encourages kids to put down the phone

Samsung's new parental controls app grants kids the responsibility to set their own smartphone usage targets and rewards them for achieving them with goodies like gift cards to Google Play and Best Buy.
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Study finds that being sans smartphone is a legitimate stressor for young people

The work of a team of psychologists at the Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary provides even more evidence that not having a smartphone within reach can be a legitimate cause of stress for young people.
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Facebook and Netflix binges sucking up your life? Xooloo to the rescue

Xooloo's apps for kids, teens, and parents has even broader application for anyone who wants to curb their digital time expenditure. While the apps were developed for parents and children, they can help anyone trying to manage digital…
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Experience a lot of phantom vibrations? You might be addicted to your smartphone

Researchers at the University of Michigan believe that "phantom vibrations" -- the false perception that you've received a phone message or notification -- are a sign of addiction to your smartphone.
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Addicted to your smartphone? This app developer explains why

Raefer Gabriel, the CEO of smartphone app builder Delvv, explains how smartphone addiction, coupled with information overload, could be affecting our overall quality of life.
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Is smartphone addiction real? We ask the experts

We use our smartphones more than ever, but is it really something we should be worried about? We asked some experts whether smartphone addiction really exists, and found out how to tell if you have a problem, and what to do about it.
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This animated video about smartphone addiction is the best we’ve seen

Videos telling us we're too addicted to our smartphones are nothing new, but this latest example of the genre gets the message across in a satirical and amusing way, exaggerating the issue with great effect. Watch it here.
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Want to cure your smartphone addiction? Do what this guy did — Use a BlackBerry

In a recent interview, British Labor Party leader and prime ministerial candidate Ed Miliband decided to switch over to BlackBerry from his iPhone. The reason? Limited functionality.
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With Hoyo, smartphone addicts may never get out of the shower

Addicted to your smartphone? Feel weak and vulnerable when you shower without it? The Kickstarter-funded Hoyo waterproof pouch means you'll never have to part from your handset ever again.