The ruling was made after a case in Romania where Bogdan Mihai Bărbulescu filed a complaint after he was fired for using his work email to send personal messages.
The court ruled in the favour of Mr Bărbulescu’s employer saying that it was not “unreasonable that an employer would want to verify that employees were completing their professional tasks during working hours.”
It might sound silly but something as simple as breathing can make all the difference when works starts to get on top of you. You can use three different short breathing techniques both on your iPhone or through the Apple Watch app with gentle cues telling you when to inhale and exhale. It’s not rocket science, but sometimes not-rocket-science is just what you need.
Lark is for those of us that might need that gentle nudge along the road. Created by Harvard and Stanford health experts this AI-style app actually has a conversation with you about your fitness/health goals and objectives. The Apple Watch app lets you send pre-determined responses so you can still chat on the go. It’ll even pipe up with a little bit of encouragement if you’re feeling stuck in a rut.
Pause is simplicity at its best. You simply set a time, connect some headphones and then follow the instructions. This audiovisual app asks you to follow your finger around the screen. Think of this as mental yoga and you’ll get the idea!
Pocket Yoga is just that, it’s quite literally every yoga technique you can think of crammed into your Apple Watch. This isn’t just an encyclopaedia though, it’s your teacher as well. Monitoring your heart rate via Apple Watch the app will take you through pre-loaded sessions and even show you the techniques as you’re doing them.
Ever wanted to start a habit but found that in the end it just fizzes out? Streak is here to help, you simply set the routine you’d like to lead and Streak will start getting you on the right track. Start sticking to them and you’ll create ‘streaks’ which will eventually become second nature. The Apple Watch app gently buzzes with reminders and encouragement to keep you motivated as well.
Being in an office can breed two rather disturbing habits: Sitting still for too long and not drinking enough water. Well thankfully your Apple Watch already has a reminder to get you standing and now Waterminder works to get you drinking enough fluids. Using your Apple Health data Waterminder simply gets you to log everytime you have a drink, helping visualise the amount you should be drinking and how far away you are from your recommended amount.