Siempo's new app will break your smartphone addictionA new app called Siempo wants to un-addict you from your smartphone and its numerous attention-stealing apps. To do so, Siempo replaces an Android device's homescreen, while also taking advantage of a number of design principles to push distractions further away, and give you more control ove...
Siempo is a ridiculously dull Android launcher (but it's meant to be)Siempo is an Android launcher that aims to keep you focused on the job at hand. The launcher uses drab icons and a minimalistic visual style to keep you from spending too much time on your phone. You can also delay your notifications if you need fewer distractions on your phone.
Apple's Restrictions Aren't Helping Your Tech AddictionWhen Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, it's largely expected that Apple CEO Tim Cook will introduce a few new "digital wellness" features for iOS, the iPhone's operating system. It would follow in the footsteps of Google-which introduced its own suite of wellness tools for Android last month-and a growing sentiment in Silicon Valley that we need better tools to unglue ourselves from our phones.
Why I'm committed to creating humane technology. - Andrew Murray Dunn - MediumFrom the day I received these shiny, insidious tools to my first night without WiFi 10 years later, I operated under a hypnosis that stifled my development and watered down my potential. The prime years of my life were more of a lost decade. This is not hyperbole.
Why I'm dedicated to practicing humane business. - Andrew Murray Dunn - MediumIt's an interesting time to build a tech company. I'm ecstatic about the abundant opportunities we have to repair the world in more humane ways. Here's the "why" and glimpses of the "how." An ethical and inclusive approach to creating economic, social, environmental and spiritual value that aligns with the best interests of all beings everywhere.
Why the solutions to the digital attention crisis will emerge from Google > Apple.Strict developer limitations will prevent Apple from taking meaningful leadership in the movement to realign technology with humanity's best interests, rendering Android the land of opportunity in the near term. In January, two major shareholders of Apple, Inc. wrote a letter to the firm's board of directors imploring them to consider how technology affects children's wellbeing.
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