1. A Brief History of Emoji

    In today’s digital world, emojis have become a commonplace and natural extension to how we communicate. They allow us to convey nuance, emotion, and complex information with unmatched brevity. But how did we end up with these colourful symbols? Before the emoji, there was the emoticon As texting and the internet were growing up in the mid-’90s, it didn’t take long for people to figure out how to make facial expressions using keyboard symbols in texts and on web bulletin boards and chat rooms. 🙂 for happy, 🙁 for sad, 😉 for when you’re being sarcastic, and so on. This was, and still is, a common and convenient way to…

  2. How to Clean and Disinfect Your Phone the Right Way

    When most of us think about “cleaning our phone” we’re usually thinking about all those apps we don’t use or the gigabytes of photos and memes filling its precious storage capacity. Less often,…

  3. Increase Your Productivity with an Extra Phone Number

    So you’ve added an extra phone number—now what? How do you use that new number to stay on top of your life and become more productive?  Hushed is a mobile app that puts…

  4. How to Dial International Phone Numbers

    Wondering how to dial an international phone number? New to placing long-distance calls? Hushed is here to help! It’s actually very easy once you understand international phone number dialing conventions. Let’s break it…

  5. How to Customize your Hushed App Icon

    Here at Hushed, we love our bright red icon, but we know that it’s not necessarily everyone’s style. Hushed offers you the ability to change your app icon on iOS devices. This means…

  6. Where is the Cheapest (and Most Expensive) Phone Data in the World?

    While you’re probably generally familiar with the relative costs of your local phone service providers for calling and data, what about the rest of the world? For example, did you know that North…

  7. How to Get the Most Life Out of Your Phone Battery

    We’ve all experienced that frustration when we need our phone and it gives you a low battery warning. How did it get so low so fast? There are a lot of things that…

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