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Reprogramming

The latest Tim Cook’s operating system is a game-changer.

Graphic arrangement of Apple products and notebooks.
Graphic arrangement of Apple products and notebooks.
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If you are an Apple aficionado like I am, there always been a specific feature that I missed from day one after I transitioned from Android to iOS.

It has to do with homescreen customization. Until now, Apple’s operating systems have been particularly locked in regard to customization.

Since the beginning, Apple oriented us to the use of its own proprietary design, restricting at the same time the user’s liberty to perform actions it’s own way.

As iOS versions advanced in privacy and sophistication, Apple is giving back more and more freedom and flexibility to its users.

iPhone users can now design their own homescreen and decide the way to interact with it. …


Mental Health Awareness

It’s all part of my selective ignorance strategy.

Young lady with hands on her ears to ignore smartphone notifications.
Young lady with hands on her ears to ignore smartphone notifications.
Photo Montage: Julien Dimastromatteo (Author); Left Inset: Oleg Magni; Right Inset: Cristian Dina, on Pexels.

I’m not surprised anymore. I know social media apps like TikTok and Facebook are seeking my attention. These apps are using many techniques to keep us connected all day long. It is addictive.

While writing an important document, We all experienced a smartphone located beside the coffee cup at reaching distance, waking up suddenly to notify that a friend just liked a post. Such an important event that it totally justified the distraction, didn’t it?

Another example is when we wanted to look at the clock on the smartphone screen and ended up clicking on this notification about someone following you on your fully dedicated social media platform. …


Mental Health Awareness

Are you addicted to Facebook? Or simply highly engaged to it. Take this test and find out.

Facebook logo on the left panel and pills on a table on the right panel referring to Facebook addiction.
Facebook logo on the left panel and pills on a table on the right panel referring to Facebook addiction.
Photo Montage: Julien Dimastromatteo (Author); Right Panel: Pietro Jeng on Pexels

When Facebook first made an appearance, its main and only focus was to connect people. Mark Zuckerberg and friends created a virtual yearbook. Today, the Facebook app reaches a phenomenal number of 2.7 billion monthly active users.

Think about it, starting at a campus-scale to reach such a gigantic number of users, Facebook must be more than just an appealing social networking app. Amongst these 2.7 billion active users, you'll find a wide range of individuals with various centers of interest. You have the 13 years old teenagers — hopefully not younger — who play online video games with their friends. You also find 100-year-old grandpas and grandmas — with no exaggeration — who just try to stay connected with their grandkids. …

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