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Every Mobile App You’ve Ever Used Has This One Feature

And you may have never have heard its name or even noticed it was there

A close up of a phone home screen with 1 text message and 1 Twitter notification.
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WWhen I wake up, I start blearily tapping at my phone to stop its droning. My alarm is a song that I used to like, but now despise because I’ve come to associate it with waking me up. Now that my phone is in my hand, I roll over and check Twitter, my…




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