Tracking Screen Time

Today, I once again saw and read an article about the way we’re all attracted to use apps on our smartphone more and more. By giving us for every interaction a small meaningless reward. It is becoming an increasingly mainstream topic; we’re all controlled by the giant (social-)media and app companies to continuously spend time using their apps or services. All of us are wasting time by trying to maintain a social profile towards people that already know and care about us.

I myself am quite aware that my smartphone is really dear to me, and that sometimes I use it way to much.

The article offered an app to track your screen time usage on your smartphone; Moment. However it wants you to take screenshots of your battery & app-usage every week, something I’m sure I will forget someday. And it tracks every app individually, which is something I’m not that interested in or want to share with another company.

Another app which is less extensive but gives just the right amount of information without any extra effort is RealizD. Below an example of my usage of the last month. 

Any conclusions or changes about my behavior will follow in 2018!

To be continued..

New smartphone?

My 2 year-contract with T-Mobile ended in July, I then decided to wait until news came from Apple about their new flagship iPhone model. Today we received the confirmation, there is no iPhone 5 just an iPhone 4S. Don’t get me wrong it is a awesome upgrade and a sweet phone. It’s just that for a new Apple product it is not very¬†spectacular!

Now there are several options available to me;