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Two prominent House Democrats are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to impose conditions to preserve affordable broadband service and fair access to online content on any approval of the merger of Comcast and NBC Universal.

Rep. Henry Waxman, the California Democrat who chairs the Energy and Commerce Committee, sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Tuesday asking him to impose what would amount to net neutrality rules barring the combined entity from giving its own online video content favorable delivery over competitors.

“The combination of Comcast and NBCU will give the nation’s largest cable TV company and broadband provider control of a massive catalogue of content, channels and household Internet connections,” Waxman said. “Video programming and Internet distribution will be inextricably intertwined to an unprecedented degree.”

The proposed $30 billion combination is currently under separate reviews at the FCC and Justice Department.

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) penned a separate letter to Genachowski this week warning that the merged company might raise the prices for standalone broadband service as a way to compel subscribers to pay for a bundled TV and Internet package.

“With customers increasingly using their broadband connections to access video content online, control of both the content and the conduit through which it is delivered would provide Comcast the ability to make ‘cutting the cord’ less financially attractive to consumers, undermining competition and choice,” Markey wrote.

Markey also raised similar concerns to Waxman’s about the incentive the combined entity might have to discriminate against rival Web video content.

“We thank Chairman Waxman for joining other Congressional leaders in calling on the regulatory agencies to conclude their review of our transaction before year end,” Fitzmaurice said in an email to chúng tôi “This deal will bring significant benefits for consumers, independent programmers and diversity groups, and the sooner approvals are concluded, the sooner these benefits will be seen in the marketplace. We continue to work with the regulatory agencies on the issues identified by Chairman Waxman.”

Waxman and Markey both warned of an array of other potential consumer harms that could arise from the merger, including unfavorable carriage pricing for unaffiliated cable stations and independent channels that could limit programming choice.

The calls for conditions on the Comcast-NBC merger come more than a year after the proposed transaction was first announced, and just days ahead of a scheduled FCC vote on net neutrality rules. Genachowski billed his plan to a vote on the net neutrality item at the agency’s Dec. 21 meeting as a compromise that would back away from an earlier proposal to reclassify broadband access as a regulated telecommunications service, an idea that drew vehement opposition from the phone and cable industries.

Comcast has endorsed the new plan, though the two Republican FCC commissioners have panned it as unwarranted regulatory overreach, a view echoed by many GOP lawmakers, including Michigan’s Fred Upton, who yesterday received the nod from the Republican Steering Committee to chair the Energy and Commerce Committee, replacing Waxman in the 112th Congress.

Upton campaigned for the chairmanship on a hard-line conservative platform, pledging to lead the effort to repeal President Obama’s health-care reform bill and, among other things, call Genachowski to task for what he described as an over-zealous regulatory agenda. As word began to leak out last month that the FCC was renewing its efforts to enact net neutrality rules, Upton called on the agency to “stand down,” promising that Genachowski “will soon be a familiar face on Capitol Hill” as the committee launches a rigorous oversight process.

Kenneth Corbin is an associate editor at chúng tôi the news service of chúng tôi the network for technology professionals.

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Data Caps On Comcast, T

Major Internet service providers are scheduled to end their quarantine benefits soon, once again subjecting Americans to data caps and removing protections if they are unable to pay their bills. On July 1, data caps returned to some major ISPs.

In some ways, ISPs face the same decision as governors in Florida and Texas: end their benefits, which encouraged users to stay home, or continue them for an indeterminate period of time.  For many of those who are out of work, ISPs could begin demanding payment for outstanding broadband bills on June 30. 

Consumers who have been riding out the quarantine by streaming may also find that their unlimited data expired on July 1. On that day AT&T, Comcast Xfinity, and T-Mobile were scheduled to resume normal service, and once again impose data caps. Some ISPs, like Cox, have already terminated some benefits, as its temporary unlimited data program expired in May. Others, like AT&T, have extended theirs through Sept. 30.


All AT&T consumer home Internet customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited data through June 30. On June 30, AT&T said it would waive overage charges through Sept. 30 for AT&T Fiber and AT&T Internet customers. It excludes DSL, Fixed Wireless Internet, and AT&T Wireless Internet and Mobility plans.

An automatic 10GB of data per month was temporarily added to customers’ capped phone plans, though that appears to have expired on June 24. Mobile hotspot data was  increased by 15GB per month for those on unlimited cellular plans, through June 30. Navy personnel on select ships may make free calls to military bases, also through June 30. 

AT&T pledged not to terminate the service of any customer who can’t pay their bill, and will waive the fees associated with late payments. (Waivers can be applied for here.)  That expires on June 30. The company will continue to waive domestic postpaid wireless plan overage charges for data, voice or text for residential or small business wireless customers. AT&T will also keep its public Wi-Fi hotspots open to everyone, and has automatically increased hotspot data by 15GB per month per line.


Until June 30, CenturyLink said it committed to waive late fees and to not terminate a residential or small business customer’s service due to financial circumstances associated with COVID-19. The company suspended data usage limits for consumer customers during this time period.


On March 13, Comcast said it would pause enforcement of its data caps for 60 days, essentially giving all of its customers unlimited data for that period. (Comcast normally gives its Xfinity customers two “grace” months for every 12, allowing them to exceed their data cap without penalty.) That was extended through June 30. Students who sign up for Xfinity Internet will receive a $150 Visa card. (Comcast traditionally hasn’t enforced data caps in the Northeast, where it competes with Verizon FIOS.)

New subscribers to Comcast’s $9.95/month Internet Essentials plan initially received two months free, and speeds were increased to 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up. Comcast said on June 19 that the “two months free” introductory offer for Internet Essentials will be extended through the rest of the year.

Comcast is also making its Xfinity WiFi service free for everyone, regardless of whether you’re a Comcast subscriber, through the end of 2023. (Here’s a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots.) Comcast pledged not to to disconnect a customer if they can’t pay their bill, and has waived late fees, though it now says that “we’re offering customers in this program a variety of flexible and extended payment options” to keep customers connected.


Cox eliminated data usage overages starting March 16 for 60 days, later extended until the end of June.  Cox previously said that it would not terminate service for any residential or small business customers, and would open its Cox WiFi hotspot network to keep the public connected. That was later extended through June 30. 

“After reviewing data consumption since the coronavirus crisis, we know that nearly 90 percent of customers would not have been charged for going over their 1TB data plan,” a Cox spokesman said in an email. Cox is now raising future data allowances from 1 TB/mo to 1.25TB/mo. 

Charter (Spectrum)

Charter Communications’ Spectrum services do not have data caps, and the company said it will not terminate service for home or small business users who can’t pay because of the coronavirus pandemic, through June 30. Charter initially said it would offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 days if that household has K-12 students or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription — that offer was extended until June 30, too. Charter also said it will open its Wi-Fi hotspots for public use, through June 30. 

All of Charter’s existing HBO subscribers, including subscribers in its Spectrum Silver and Gold video packages, were automatically given access to HBO Max for no additional charge.


Earthlink does not offer data caps on its residential service.

Frontier Communications

Frontier does not have data caps, and this will continue through the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said. It also plans to increase its capacity.


“Google Fi has joined the Keep Americans Connected Pledge,” according to a company spokesman, who has not said how long its pledge will be effective. Google Fi temporarily increased its limits for full-speed data to 30GB per user, for both Flexible and Unlimited Plans, as of April 1. After the 30GB limit is reached, a user can pay $10/GB to return to full-speed data for the remainder of the billing cycle. 

Mediacom Communications

New customers who sign up for Mediacom’s Access Internet 60 broadband service can do so for $19.99/mo for 12 months, rather than $29.99/mo. Mediacom’s Connect2Compete service raised its speeds from 10Mbps down/1Mbps up to 25Mbps down/3Mbps up, and made it free for the first 60 days. It also made its Wi-Fi hotspot network publicly accessible, for free. Mediacom also paused monthly data allowances across all broadband service tiers, the company said on June 23. All of these initiatives now extend through August, Mediacom said. 

Beginning with the September billing cycle and continuing through the end of 2023, Mediacom will provide up to 100 gigabytes of additional data to any broadband customer that exceeds their monthly data allowance for free, the company said.

Sparklight (formerly Cable One)

Sparklight said on March 13 that it would make unlimited data available on all Internet plans for 30 days. Sparklight extended unlimited data through May 12.


(As of April 1, Sprint completed its merger with T-Mobile.)

Sprint said on March 13 that it extended its network to include T-Mobile’s network for the next 60 days. Sprint signed the Keep Americans Connected Pledge and committed to waiving fees and not terminating services if customers were unable to pay because of the coronavirus for the next 60 days. Customers with metered data plans received unlimited data for 60 days and 20GB of hotspot data for the same period. 

Customers will be able to place free international calls to CDC-designated Level 3 countries. 

Wireless broadband ISP Starry made Starry Connect, a broadband program for public and affordable housing owners, free through May. Normally, the program, which provides 30Mbps symmetrical speeds, is $15 per month. Starry agreed to suspend cancellation of service due to nonpayment due to the coronavirus, reportedly through July. It already does not charge additional fees or late fees. Starry’s service does not include data caps, either.


TDS said on March 16 that it would provide free broadband access to customer households with K-12 or college students. (Proof will be required.) TDS also its Wi-Fi hotspots to the public, for free. Other than that, TDS adhered to the FCC’s “Keep Americans Connected” pledge only by agreeing not to disconnect customers who couldn’t pay their bills through June 30. 

On June 29, TDS said that customers who received 60 days of free internet service will also receive a $10 credit off their bill for their next six months of service, and that it would work with customers to develop payment plans if necessary.


T-Mobile extended its commitment to the FCC pledge through June 30, continuing to offer support for postpaid wireless, residential and small business customers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Verizon waived late fees to keep residential and small business customers connected if negatively impacted by the global crisis, the company said on March 13.Though the Keep Americans Connected pledge has expired, starting July 1, customers who signed up for the pledge will automatically be enrolled in Verizon’s Stay Connected repayment program to provide options to stay connected, the company said.

Previously: on March 23, Verizon updated its coronavirus relief plans, noting that it will waive overage charges, upgrade fees and activation fees. Verizon has also pledged to not terminate service and waive late fees. Verizon is also adding 15GB of 4G LTE data to consumer and small business plans for free, and adding some free overseas calls to some countries. Verizon waived the next two months of billing cycles on its Lifeline plan. On April 3, Verizon launched a new broadband discount program; customers may select any Verizon Fios speed in its Mix & Match plans and receive a $20 discount per month.

Windstream (Kinetic)

Windstream did not announce any relief for customers affected by the coronavirus. The service does not implement data caps, however.

This story was updated on July 1 at 5:24 PM with additional details about Comcast’s data plan.

Can You Be On Two Zoom Calls At Once?

Over the last year, Zoom has been a lifesaver for millions of professionals across the globe. We use it almost every single workday to get in touch with our colleagues, superiors, and clients. Many of us even use Zoom for personal communication, as well, primarily due to its generous free license and ease of use. Although beneficial for the most part, Zoom’s global reach does come with a unique conundrum.

If you tend to deal with multiple clients at work, you might encounter scenarios when you’re required to be on two Zoom calls at the same time. And no, trading one in favor of the other is rarely an option. Below, we’ll look to give you a solution — or insight — to this problem and help you tackle multiple Zoom calls at the same time. 

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Can you be on two Zoom calls from your account?

Zoom does allow you to be on multiple meetings or webinars at the same time, albeit with a couple of strings attached. Generous as the tool may be, Zoom doesn’t let free users take the reins and host multiple meetings at the same time.

When you try to go to a different meeting from your Zoom free account, it prompts you to leave the meeting you’re currently on and join the new one instead. However, if your company on school/college has access to the Zoom Business or Education license, you would be able to join multiple meetings at the same time, primarily through the intervention of your system administrator. 

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How to join multiple meetings from your desktop

As per Zoom’s official guide, it is indeed possible for users to join two meetings at the same time. However, this feature is only reserved for Business or Education account users. Pro and free users have been purposefully left out. 

If you are a part of the two privileged categories, you’ll have to recheck that the ‘Join different meetings simultaneously on desktop’ option, under the ‘In Meeting(Basic)’ section, is enabled. Contact your system administrator if it isn’t. 

After you’ve verified, launch the Zoom desktop client. Now, join the first meeting as you generally do, through the desktop client.

For the second one, you’ll have to go to Zoom’s joining page and enter the meeting ID of the call you want to attend.

Finally, join the meeting through the browser and you’re set to appear in two Zoom sessions at once. 

How to host multiple meetings from your account

Premium Enterprise, Business, and Education users are permitted to host two meetings at the same time. Although, by default, they cannot be present at two of them at the same time.

This would kick off another meeting session. If you wish, you could transfer host controls to one of the attendees and leave the meeting. 

Similarly, you could join one meeting as you generally do, from the desktop app and the other from your preferred browser. Make sure you have the ‘Join different meetings simultaneously on desktop’ option enabled and, you’d be good to go. 

How to be on Two Zoom calls at once if you have a free account

As we’ve seen over the last two sections, the option to host and join multiple meetings is reserved for premium users only. And while that fits the bill for most organizations and institutions, it might be a little discouraging for Zoom free users. Thankfully, there are a couple of workarounds that can serve you just fine.

Join through a browser tab

When you have a free account, you are only allowed to join a single meeting from your Zoom profile. Fortunately, you can very easily join a separate meeting with the help of your desktop browser.

Zoom doesn’t force you to have a registered account to join a meeting, so, you can very easily paste the meeting link to your browser’s address bar and connect to the meeting participants.

On the next screen, enter your name, complete the captcha, and hit ‘Join.’

You could use this method to join more than two meetings as well. Just use an incognito tab and join as many meetings as you wish.

Join using multiple accounts on different devices

This one might not be as handy as the first one, but it can work for people with multiple email IDs. All you have to do is create multiple accounts from multiple accounts and you can log in to them from different devices.

Zoom doesn’t charge you a dime for it. 

After you’ve signed up, you won’t need to do anything extra to join meetings, of course. Since you’re not using one account to join concurrent meetings, there are no restrictions that you have to keep in mind. 

How to fix audio issues while tackling multiple meetings

In the previous section, we talked about joining meetings simultaneously from the desktop client and browser, respectively. And while that does solve the actual problem, it makes way to another unique challenge.

Since a computer doesn’t have the qualification to separate audio sources, it would simply channel both meetings through your speakers or headphones. This means that joining two meetings at once will not do you any good as the outputs would get mixed up. However, if you have the luxury of prioritizing one above the other, there is an option that allows you to decrease the volume of one meeting while keeping the other one intact.

Now, go to ‘Open Volume mixer.’ 

This would give you all the applications that are now open and making noise. Since the Zoom desktop client and your browser tab are individual entities, you would be able to adjust their loudness separately.

Can you be on multiple Zoom calls at once from your mobile?

Zoom’s mobile client is pretty stacked in its own right, however, it does miss out on some key features — one of which happens to be concurrent meetings. Not only can you not host multiple meetings from the mobile app, but you also miss out on joining them. Since most mobile devices lack raw power, Zoom kept the power-hungry features reserved for computers only.


Black Friday Gaming Chair Deals In 2023

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Where to find the best gaming chair Black Friday deals

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When will gaming chair Black Friday sales start in 2023?

Black Friday falls on November 25 this year. Deals are already well underway though, so you don’t need to wait to start shopping for offers.

Visit this page regularly too, as we’ll update it with the best Black Friday gaming chair deals to save you time and money.

How to get the best Black Friday gaming chair deals in 2023?

The best way to get a good deal is to check this and other PC Guide pages regularly. We’ll update deals so that you can see the best ones. However, there are some things to consider.

You should decide what features you want from a gaming chair and how much you’re prepared to pay. Research the gaming chairs that meet your needs and then note their regular, non-deal prices. Use this information to decide if a deal is genuine and good or not.

Check and compare gaming chair deals at sites such as those listed above.

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The best gaming chair for you depends on your height, weight, and budget. You’ll need a high-backed chair if you’re very tall, for example, and you’ll want to adjust it whatever your body shape. Other considerations include the material and padding used for comfort.

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How much should I spend on a gaming chair?

Ultimately your budget is what you have to spend, but if you can flex a little in spending you may find an even better chair than you may expect to find this Black Friday.

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Net Zero Vs. Carbon Neutral

Net Zero vs. Carbon Neutral

Two of the most common climate pledges made by organizations around the world

Written by

Kyle Peterdy

Published January 4, 2023

Updated February 9, 2023

Reviewed by

Noah Miller

What is the Difference Between Carbon Neutral and Net Zero?

Carbon neutrality signifies that an organization and its management team is responsible for removing the same amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere as it is emitting; net zero, on the other hand, means the organization is removing an equal amount of all greenhouse gasses (GHGs) as it is creating.

CO2 is one type of greenhouse gas, albeit a very important one. All GHGs are expressed in tonnes of CO2e. CO2e represents carbon dioxide equivalent and it serves as the common measurement unit in carbon accounting and other climate-risk concepts like carbon markets and carbon credits. For example, even if measuring a different gas (like methane), for the purpose of comparability, the emissions are expressed using CO2e. 

Both carbon neutrality and net zero are climate pledges being made by management teams and government organizations. Each is considered a noble commitment with a similar end goal – to remove as much harmful pollution from the earth’s atmosphere as the organization is emitting.

Key Highlights

Carbon neutrality means that an organization’s management team is responsible for removing as much carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere as it is emitting.

Net zero means that an organization’s management team is responsible for removing as much greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as it is producing.

Carbon offset credits, which trade on voluntary carbon markets, are employed to achieve both net zero and carbon neutral claims.

Carbon accounting has become a core requirement for many publicly traded firms in order to support the mandatory disclosure of company emissions.

What are Greenhouse Gases?

GHGs trap heat in our planet’s atmosphere, creating and compounding a warming of the earth’s surface commonly referred to as global warming.

CO2 is often cited as the main culprit but there are many other dangerous GHGs including nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), methane, and sulfur dioxide. 

While some GHGs do occur naturally in our environment, the scientific community has long asserted that excess greenhouse gasses are the result of human activity. These include agricultural practices (like livestock production and other agribusiness functions), generating heat and electricity for commercial operations, and the burning of fossil fuels for transportation.

Why is Tracking GHG Emissions Important?

With the emergence of ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) as a focal point in today’s business landscape, management teams are increasingly concerned with accurately tracking emissions in order to fulfill various environmental mandates (like mitigating climate risks, preparing public ESG disclosure, and managing stakeholder expectations).

Every organization emits carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses, both within its operations and across its supply chain. For example, fossil fuels are burned to support distribution, and electricity is used to power offices and other facilities; this aggregate emissions figure represents an organization’s carbon footprint.

Management teams generally first seek to reduce company emissions where practical, but it’s nearly impossible for an organization to eliminate its entire footprint. As a result, leadership teams are facing increasing pressure to make pledges about how they intend to address these residual emissions; carbon neutrality and net zero emissions are two such commitments.

How is Net Zero & Carbon Neutrality Achieved?

Net zero and carbon neutrality are both achieved using offset credits, which are traded on carbon markets. Carbon markets have emerged as a mechanism to support emission reduction efforts, particularly residual emissions that business leaders can’t eliminate through fundamental changes to their operations. 

The premise of a carbon market is that a unit of GHG/CO2 released through an organization’s core activities can be counteracted (or “offset”) by removing or sequestering an equal amount of GHG from somewhere else in the earth’s atmosphere and that stakeholders should be able to trade these GHG reduction “units” accordingly.

So, emission removal projects are undertaken; they may be natural (like wetland restoration, reforestation, etc.) or mechanical (like carbon capture technologies, green energy infrastructure, etc.). A project is initiated by a project developer and then verified by one of many standards (including Verra[1] and Climate Action Reserve[2]), at which point offset credits are generated according to the estimated amount of emissions that will be eliminated. 

Other stakeholders may then purchase these credits and retire them with a reputable registry, thereby “offsetting” their own emissions. 

If a management team retires enough offset credits to counteract the company’s residual carbon emissions they’re said to be carbon neutral; if they retire enough credits to offset the organization’s entire GHG emission footprint, they’re said to be a net zero emitter.

Who is Making Net Zero & Carbon Neutrality Claims?

There is much public discourse today about climate commitments being made in the corporate world, but for-profit corporations (and the management teams that run them) are not the only stakeholders that can leverage carbon markets to make net zero or carbon neutral pledges. 

Indeed, many NGOs and nonprofits are joining the fight against climate change, and governments (at all levels) are also looking to lead by example in making climate reduction pledges of their own.

Increasingly, many individuals (including celebrities and prominent public figures) are seeking to offset carbon emissions in their own personal lives as well. They often work off estimates of the emissions created by their daily commutes, package deliveries, or their family’s air travel, etc. 

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How To Deal With Nomophobia?

How To Deal With Nomophobia? Nomophobia is a phobia of being away from your smartphone.

It further consists of two variants:

Low Self Esteem – For individuals looking for reassurance use the mobile phone in inappropriate ways.

Extroverted Personalities – For individuals who spend most of their time socially to access.

How To Deal With Nomophobia?

To learn ways to deal with Nomophobia, it is very important to know what Nomophobia is, what are the associated symptoms, after effects, diagnosis, and treatment. Starting with the symptoms and ending at its treatment, this article includes almost everything that you as a Nomophobic or someone you know with Nomophobia might need. Read on further to know more about Nomophobia and its treatment in detail.

What is Nomophobia? Symptoms Of Nomophobia

Nomophobia is not yet a clinical diagnosis but some of these symptoms clearly state Nomophobia signs. Look at the infographic below to know the common Nomophobia symptoms.

Additional Symptoms

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80% of people with Nomophobia were willing to answer a call while watching television.

40% of them would respond to a call while having a meal, and

18% with Nomophobia would be willing to answer the phone when they were in bed.

Nomophobia: Causes

How To Treat A Person With Nomophobia?

There are several ways to help a person with Nomophobia both medically and with the help of technology itself. Wondering how technology can help treating a person with Nomophobia? Well, technology makes its own path in every nook and corner of the world, it is able to bring solutions for all the prevailing problems and what not.

If you think that your mobile phone is digging problems in your life or you anytime experience the symptoms of Nomophobia, you should firstly talk to a mental health professional. However, there is no significant treatment for Nomophobia but talking to a few therapists, we could conclude these few recommendations. One is Exposure Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, or taking help of technology to cope up with Nomophobia. Here we recommend using the Social Fever app for Android devices to get rid of mobile phone addiction.

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Treatments for Nomophobia: The Fear Of Being Away From Your Phone 1. Exposure Therapy

Exposure Therapy helps you to learn how to face your fears. This therapy helps you slowly and gradually deal with your addictions and get going without your phone. Take baby steps in the initial stage and progressively work on your way where you spend some time without your phone. Start from leaving it in another room to turning it off while working on something important and worth your time.

2. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

The cognitive behavioral therapy is quite useful for the people experiencing Nomophobia symptoms as it reinforces the autonomous behavior that is independent from such techno-addictions. It further addresses the negative and irrational thoughts that contribute maximum to maladaptive behavior. Seek a therapist and ask him to help you identify the thinking ways and replace these negative and irrational thoughts with those that are realistic and rational.

3. Use Social Fever App To Detach Yourself From Smartphone Usage

Another best way to cope with Nomophobia is using technology. You might be wondering how technology can help beat a digital phobia. Well, using Social Fever can help you fight against your smartphone addiction via its dedicated Phone Usage Tracker. This amazing app lets you use your phone for a confined time. All you have to do is set up time limits and this well-designed app will ensure notifying you immediately when the time limit is exceeded. It comes with an upgraded tracking engine that provides comprehensive and accurate daily reports to keep a check on your device/app usage. You can also check the number of times your phone has been unlocked.

Final Words:

If you find yourself using your smartphone excessively, or experience any of the emotional, cognitive or physical symptoms of Nomophobia, try these treatments explained above. Consult a therapist or try detaching yourself from social media or your mobile phone using Social Fever app for Android. Nomophobia is a commonly growing problem along with several other fears and behavioral addictions. Try not to be wholly dependent on your mobile devices and seek consultancy at the right time to avoid surrounding yourself with severe health issues. Be realistic and don’t force yourself to quit everything there and then. Take your time and slowly and steadily reach your goal.

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