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Shake your iPhone furiously or this alarm won't stop

Wake N Shake

At some point or another, we've all been guilty of going right back to sleep after shutting off our alarms in the morning. After all, how could we resist when all it takes to silence the noise is the push of a button?

Well, soon you won't have that excuse because a new iPhone app called Wake N Shake will force you to put in quite a bit of work before shutting off your alarm.

The app uses your iPhone's accelerometer to determine whether you're awake — and it'll leave the alarm sounding until you've furiously moved the device around for a while. By the time you've finally satisfied the app's need for wiggling and jiggling, you'll likely be fully awake and annoyed — and going back to sleep will be the last thing on your mind.

And if you doubt that this is true, just take a look at this demo video to see how much effort is required to turn off the Wake N Shake alarm:

Wake N Shake is available in the Apple App Store in two flavors: A free ad-supported version and an ad-free version which will cost you a dollar.

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