Easy wins: delete your social media apps and claw back precious days of your life

1/26/2022 7:55:00 PM

Easy wins: delete your social media apps and claw back precious days of your life

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Easy wins: delete your social media apps and claw back precious days of your life

Phone notifications are, by design, hard to resist. Stopping them at the source is a better solution

Social media use a problem, but not ready to sign off forever? Taking apps off your phone can help moderate your use Illustration: Guardian Design Social media use a problem, but not ready to sign off forever? Taking apps off your phone can help moderate your use Illustration: Guardian Design Wed 26 Jan 2022 16.TikTok mom slammed after making 5-year-old son run in 104 degree heat “It isn’t easy with DoorDash basic pay of $2.Tue 25 Jan 2022 16.The evolving malware threat has now ballooned to the point that it is capable of using GPS tracking on your phone as well, though worryingly experts can't work out why that would be of use to cyber criminals.

30 GMT Last modified on Wed 26 Jan 2022 16.32 GMT T here’s something about that red dot. DoorDash fees are expensive so people don’t always tip because times are tough and there are times they are not able to go out so they order DoorDash. The ping. For hard-ish asks like exercising first thing in the morning or eating healthy, this might involve something annoying like wearing your gym gear to sleep the night before, or never having chips in the house. That little shudder of your phone. Register for free to continue reading Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists register Please enter a valid email Please enter a valid email Password Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number First name Please enter your first name Special characters aren’t allowed Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters Last name Please enter your last name Special characters aren’t allowed Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters Select your year of birth 2004. All those tiny, quiet gestures which together, form a cacophony , making your phone screech: “Something happened. It's not clear how widespread the issue is, but traces of the bug have also been spotted in China and Latin America.

Look at me! Right now! And then again! And sometime later! But still soon! Really soon! OK? OK?” Australians in 2020 spent, on average, an hour and 46 minutes a day on social media. These are great for big goals like getting out of debt, building a f-ck off fund , or saving for a major purchase; but there are also smaller ways to save. That, according to my rudimentary calculations, is equivalent to more than 26 days a year on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, et al. This, I’d suggest, is too many days. I say this from a place of experience, not judgment. Now we’re largely cashless, change jars take much longer to fill up, and finding an ATM or bank that’ll accept a big baggie of coins is harder than it sounds (I speak from experience here). The ease of opening up Instagram’s mottled icon or Facebook’s austere blue square was beyond my ability to resist. And Apple is working on a fix for a recently discovered bug that is capable of exposing the personal data of iPhone users.

And after spending time on the apps, I’d leave no wiser, healthier or happier. I gained nothing from this time. Read more Round-up savings started as standalone apps, like Acorns in the US, and Raiz in Australia, which take your savings and invest them for you. I lost too many days. Yet I’d return, again and again. Research last year showed that . If your bank doesn’t offer them yet and you like the idea, you’ll either have to sign up for a separate app or switch banks – which to be fair, is much higher effort.

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Social media use a problem, but not ready to sign off forever? Taking apps off your phone can help moderate your use Illustration: Guardian Design Social media use a problem, but not ready to sign off forever? Taking apps off your phone can help moderate your use Illustration: Guardian Design Wed 26 Jan 2022 16.TikTok mom slammed after making 5-year-old son run in 104 degree heat “It isn’t easy with DoorDash basic pay of $2.Tue 25 Jan 2022 16.The evolving malware threat has now ballooned to the point that it is capable of using GPS tracking on your phone as well, though worryingly experts can't work out why that would be of use to cyber criminals.

30 GMT Last modified on Wed 26 Jan 2022 16.32 GMT T here’s something about that red dot. DoorDash fees are expensive so people don’t always tip because times are tough and there are times they are not able to go out so they order DoorDash. The ping. For hard-ish asks like exercising first thing in the morning or eating healthy, this might involve something annoying like wearing your gym gear to sleep the night before, or never having chips in the house. That little shudder of your phone. Register for free to continue reading Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists register Please enter a valid email Please enter a valid email Password Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number First name Please enter your first name Special characters aren’t allowed Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters Last name Please enter your last name Special characters aren’t allowed Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters Select your year of birth 2004. All those tiny, quiet gestures which together, form a cacophony , making your phone screech: “Something happened. It's not clear how widespread the issue is, but traces of the bug have also been spotted in China and Latin America.

Look at me! Right now! And then again! And sometime later! But still soon! Really soon! OK? OK?” Australians in 2020 spent, on average, an hour and 46 minutes a day on social media. These are great for big goals like getting out of debt, building a f-ck off fund , or saving for a major purchase; but there are also smaller ways to save. That, according to my rudimentary calculations, is equivalent to more than 26 days a year on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, et al. This, I’d suggest, is too many days. I say this from a place of experience, not judgment. Now we’re largely cashless, change jars take much longer to fill up, and finding an ATM or bank that’ll accept a big baggie of coins is harder than it sounds (I speak from experience here). The ease of opening up Instagram’s mottled icon or Facebook’s austere blue square was beyond my ability to resist. And Apple is working on a fix for a recently discovered bug that is capable of exposing the personal data of iPhone users.

And after spending time on the apps, I’d leave no wiser, healthier or happier. I gained nothing from this time. Read more Round-up savings started as standalone apps, like Acorns in the US, and Raiz in Australia, which take your savings and invest them for you. I lost too many days. Yet I’d return, again and again. Research last year showed that . If your bank doesn’t offer them yet and you like the idea, you’ll either have to sign up for a separate app or switch banks – which to be fair, is much higher effort.