What does “deprecate” mean?

In software, features are deprecated when they are no longer useful.

This happens when better alternatives exist or are developed.

Although the software may have been useful in the past, often it may be deprecated because it is no longer safe to use.

Should I deprecate my smartphone?

Is your smartphone more useful than harmful?

Do alternatives exist for what you do on your phone?

Is your smartphone unsafe for you mentally?

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Three Proven Methods to Reduce Screen Time – and Sticking to It

Have you considered embarking on a quest to reduce your screen time? Have you tried similar techniques before but have not been able to sustain long-lasting change? Maybe you even read Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism, but it was hard to take concrete actions? Below are three easy techniques (vetted by me and many others) to …


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