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Here are all the new ways Apple will help you combat your smartphone addiction in iOS 12

Apple introduced new tools to combat smartphone addiction at WWDC, its annual developer conference. You'll now be able to set limits on how much you're using certain apps, group your notifications, and enable "Do Not Disturb during bedtime."

People using their phones while driving is a huge problem, but a new iPhone feature is helping

The results of a recent study show that small software changes on big platforms like Apple's can nudge people to make safer decisions.

‘Father of the iPod’ Tony Fadell suggests 3 features Apple could add to the iPhone to fight device addiction

One of Tony Fadell's ideas is an iPhone feature designed to let people set their own limits for device use.

There’s no solid evidence that people get addicted to social media — and using it could actually be beneficial

Most smartphone research is characterized by bad science. There is actually little to no harm in using phones and social media. The impact may even be positive.

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn’t good

Smartphones and social media are changing the way our brains work. Scientists are zeroing in on what's happening, and the problems may go well beyond addiction.
Stanford orientation. Not the students leading the protest.

Stanford computer-science students want Apple to make a mode for the iPhone that allows only calls, texts, and photos

A new group called Stanford Students Against Addictive Devices held a protest at an Apple store in the heart of Silicon Valley over the weekend.

This beautifully designed ‘dumb phone’ can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Light Phone 2 can make calls, send texts, handle basic directions, and call you a taxi — but it still doesn't have any apps.

Parents in the US are worried about their children’s use of smartphones

In a recent study by Common Sense Media, nearly half of the adults surveyed said that their children exhibited addictive behavior in their use of a smartphone.

I take a social media break once a year — and I feel so much better

Every December, I go through a 'digital detox' that involves zapping my most used apps. Some of the apps never get re-installed.

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

Silicon Valley parents can see firsthand, either through living or working in the Bay Area, that technology is potentially harmful to kids.