Welcome to Episode Number 52!
Today on the podcast, I talk about some of my favorite apps for focusing.
But first, here is a little tech news for you.
Major life insurer says all customers can opt-in to wear health trackers
John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones. Policyholders score premium discounts for hitting exercise targets tracked on wearable devices such as a Fitbit or Apple Watch and get gift cards for retail stores and other perks by logging their workouts and healthy food purchases in an app. In theory, everybody wins, as policyholders are incentivized to adopt healthy habits and insurance companies collect more premiums and pay less in claims if customers live longer. Privacy and consumer advocates have raised questions about whether insurers may eventually use data to select the most profitable customers, while hiking rates for those who do not participate. The insurance industry has said that it is heavily regulated and must justify, in actuarial terms, its reasons for any rate increases or policy changes.
Featured App: Moment: https://inthemoment.io
Moment is available for iPhone and iPad currently. They are hoping to release an Android version soon. Moment automatically tracks how much you use your iPhone and iPad each day. If you’re using your phone too much, you can set daily limits on yourself and be notified when you go over your limit. You can even force yourself off your device when you’re over your limits. Moment can also track your family’s screen time from your own phone and set up time for your entire family to be screen-free at times during the day like dinner time.
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