Tips to kick your addiction to certain apps
23 February 2023 | 12:10 pm
Reducing the amount of time you spend on additive apps like TikTok and Instagram isn't easy. But there are some tricks, and even productivity apps, that can help you gamify your life and sort out what's important.
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Patients in Germany will be prescribed health apps starting in 2020, the German parliament announced on Thursday. Health insurance firms in Germany will provide digital health services on personal electronic devices.
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