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Reduce Distractions With a Customized ‘Do Not Disturb’ Response

Fun fact: you don’t have to be driving to take advantage of your smartphone’s Do Not Disturb While Driving feature. You can activate it whenever you want to go device-free—and you can customize the auto-responder so it tells people why you aren’t available and when you’ll respond to their texts or calls.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Use Your Phone Less, According to Reddit

If you’re looking to cut down on how much you use your phone, redditor mukalodric has some suggestions. A thread on the subreddit r/getdisciplined (a group “for people who have issues with procrastination, motivation, and discipline”) called “How I’ve Cut Down On Mindless Phone Usage” provides tips from the original…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Use Your Phone Less, According to Reddit

If you’re looking to cut down on how much you use your phone, redditor mukalodric has some suggestions. A thread on the subreddit r/getdisciplined (a group “for people who have issues with procrastination, motivation, and discipline”) called “How I’ve Cut Down On Mindless Phone Usage” provides tips from the original…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Use Your Phone Less, According to Reddit

If you’re looking to cut down on how much you use your phone, redditor mukalodric has some suggestions. A thread on the subreddit r/getdisciplined (a group “for people who have issues with procrastination, motivation, and discipline”) called “How I’ve Cut Down On Mindless Phone Usage” provides tips from the original…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How Often Should You Restart Your Phone?

Don’t overthink it. In the age of modern smartphones, there are not many reasons to completely turn your phone off. In the video above, I explain the few instances where restarting your phone can be helpful and why you shouldn’t worry about doing it regularly.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Easiest Way to Transfer Contacts to a New Phone

Next to photos, contacts are usually the most important thing people want to transfer to a new phone. But it doesn’t have to be a headache. In the video above, I share the easiest way to transfer your contacts on both iOS and Android devices.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Most Important Announcements from Apple’s ‘Show Time’ Event

At its latest keynote today, Apple announced four new services to help it push deeper into the wide worlds of news, entertainment, and… banking? As predicted by analysts and reporters, Apple announced a paid magazine subscription platform and a Netflix-like streaming service. It also announced an Xbox Game…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ Has the Fastest 4G Speeds (for Now)

Nobody likes waiting for stuff to load on their phone. Whether it’s blank webpages or streaming sites buffering, we look to our handheld computers for an instant connection and instant gratification, and it’s just so annoying when they fail us—or take forever to load a silly video.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Lock WhatsApp on iOS with Touch ID or Face ID

WhatsApp just got a neat new security feature on iOS. With version 2.19.20, iPhone and iPad users can now lock the app using their devices’ biometric locks—Touch ID or Face ID, depending on your device’s capabilities. Adding the lock requires you to re-authenticate yourself every time you open the app, even if your…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Join the Beta for Google’s ‘Live Transcribe’ Android App

Google announced Monday that it’s launching a beta for a new Android feature called Live Transcribe, which can accurately create written captions from speech on the fly. It’s an accessibility-focused project made to help people with hearing loss communicate without making special arrangements or purchasing expensive…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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This Anti-Smartphone for Kids Works Like a Walkie-Talkie 

For parents, the decision is coming up earlier and earlier: Should you give your kid a smartphone? On one hand, you may fear it’ll turn your child into a hunched-over zombie, or that she’ll be constantly distracted, or that it’ll mess with her brain in ways we don’t yet know about, or some other bullet […]

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