Article courtesy of NBC – Detroit via “The Rundown”
AAA Michigan reported Sunday night average gas prices in Michigan dropped about 11 cents in the past week, the biggest change in the country for a statewide average price of a gallon of gas.
The auto club, based in Dearborn, says the average price of gas in Michigan as of Monday morning was about $2.99 per gallon. Prices are about 48 cents more than this same time last year.
The average price of gas across the state last week was about $3.11.
Michigan’s lowest average price was in the Grand Rapids/Muskegon/Holland area, where it was about $2.94 per gallon. The highest average price was in the Ann Arbor area for the fifth straight week, where it was about $3.05 per gallon.
Metro Detroit’s average gas price is about $3.04 — a decrease of six cents from last week. Metro Detroit’s average is about 58 cents more than this same time last year.
Apple to take a bite out of cellphone addiction this week
Article courtesy of Yahoo! News via “The Rundown”
Do you love your iPhone? Like really love it? Well, Apple might just have something to say about that.
The company is reportedly working on new features for iOS that are meant to help curb our collective iPhone addiction, which will be unveiled at this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
The report comes from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who reports that Apple will introduce a new “Digital Health initiative,” which will include “a series of tools to help users monitor how much time they spend on their devices and inside of certain applications.”
If that sounds familiar, that’s because it’s similar to Google’s recently announced Android updates, which are also meant to combat phone addiction. In Google’s case, they include a new app timer, which lets you set time limits for using specific apps as well as a new “shush” feature, which activates “Do Not Disturb” mode when your phone is face down.
It’s not clear how far Apple plans to go with its approach, and whether the new settings menu will let you set app-specific limits or simply make it easier to see just how much time you’re wasting those apps. (iOS already lets you view app usage stats in your settings, but the company could make the feature more prominent and more detailed.)