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Eyes on Tech – Google’s Digital Wellbeing

Digital Wellbeing from Google is an upgrade to a platform of applications designed to minimize smartphone distractions

No matter what your feelings toward privacy may be, maximizing the potential of technology is always a step in the right direction. If any given user is concerned about her/his health, Google’s Digital Wellbeing certainly offers several usable tools. But there’s a catch. Google and Apple products aren’t necessarily compatible with one another. User access across both platforms isn’t impossible at all (especially from the Apple side), but it’s not ideal either. If you’re an Apple user, product integration of built-in features is seamless, which is why I believe Apple has a definitive advantage in this game. And Apple users […]

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Eyes on Tech – Screen Time (iOS 12)

Later this year, Apple is set to take parental control options to the next level with the Screen Time feature for iOS 12

Screen Time for iOS 12 is due out this fall (public beta, late June 2018) – and all I can say is I feel really bad for parents who didn’t get to take advantage of this feature. Sure, Apple is a bit late to the parental control party, but their appearance is anticipated because their user base is massive (obviously) and ease of access is extremely important, especially now that we know how addictive smartphones can be for adults and children alike. Features: One of the main features of Screen Time will be Activity Reports, which show users how much […]

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Optical Innovations for Preventing Digital Eyestrain – Blue Light Filters

If you haven't noticed, the market for blue light filtering software has expanded as of late

Computers have feelings too. Well, maybe not, but you still should be nice to them because they DO have the ability to block harmful blue light (if you download the right software). If you haven’t been paying attention, the market for blue light filtering software has expanded as of late. The biggest issue is distinguishing one program from the other. Your best bet is to separate each program by platform, then see which one is easiest to implement on your individual device. Some of the more notable blue light filters include: F.lux In my opinion, F.lux is still the easiest […]

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8 Ways to Protect Your Eyes While Working Behind a Computer

Computer Vision Syndrome can lead to a lower level of efficiency in the workplace

Computer Vision Syndrome makes the eyes feel tired, strained and uncomfortable. If we’re not careful, it can also to lead to a lower level of efficiency in the workplace (e.g. spaghetti code or mangled excel sheets). Luckily for us, we can take several precautions to help our eyes function at their best, especially at work. Here’s a list of eight ways to reduce digital eyestrain and optimize your time behind the computer. Turn on the Lights If your computer screen is the only source of light in the room, your eyes will tend to focus on it. Try to make […]