Earlier this year we wrote about Slydial, a free service that lets you dial any mobile phone number and get directed straight to voicemail. It may sound counterintuitive, but it can be a godsend for avoiding awkward phone conversations – I’ve had it saved in my phone’s ‘Favorites’ menu since the service launched (though I’ve never used it, honest).
Unfortunately the system is a little… → Read More
It’s Friday night, you’ve got a blind date in an hour, and the last thing you want to do is make small talk with a stranger. You’d like nothing more to cancel, but there’s no easy way to do it. Text messages and emails are out of the question – they’re too cold and impersonal, especially with so little notice. So you call, hoping with every ounce of your soul… → Read More