Last year I put a few hours a week towards learning programming and app design fundamentals and it's completely changed my relationship with technology. I no longer feel that desperate sense of overwhelm. I recently helped a FB friend uncheck the box in the gmail app that automatically notifies for new e-mail. It was hidden deep in the bowels of that app. She'd asked an IT student to help and even he couldn't find it. But I found it. Once you've made the decision not to let your smart phone be smarter than you, it yields.