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technology

From smartphone to Blackphone

Blackphone

Privacy matters, although it’s hard to guard your privacy with all data-eager tools we use today. Each call, text message or tweet is monitored, analyzed and possibly saved by NSA, Google and other corporations and governments. No way you can escape Big Brother these days, or is there?

Blackphone is a smartphone that makes user privacy a priority. The phone will run PrivatOS, a more secure version of Android, and is a joint development of Silent Circle (encryption specialists) and Geeksphone (Spanish smartphone maker).

Pre-orders start 24/02/2013 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

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productivity

Smartphones vs productivity

“There are two types of people: One strives to control his environment, the other strives not to let his environment control him. I like to control my environment” – George Carlin

Interesting article on joel.is explaining the negative impact of smartphone notifications on productivity.
Your fancy smartphone might be the main reason you are constantly out of focus.