Google Voice Hangouts integration Progressing Slowly


It’s been expected for a while now that Google Hangouts would fully absorb Google Voice at some point, and a new feature launched today moves the process along one step further. Google Voice developer Alex Wiesen shared in a Google+ post that the company has added the option to call someone using Hangouts from the […]

Fun Google Now Tricks

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Google Now keeps getting better and better with each and every update. It isn’t just an answer to Apple’s Siri, it’s so much more than that. Google Now is a personal assistant that has access to Google Search at the blink of an eye. Part of it is giving you the right information at just […]

Google Turns Contacts into Relationships, Lets you “Call Mom”

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Voice controls and search on mobile devices is nothing new, but Google Search has continued to improve with each and every update, that it is now becoming one of the most powerful and useful features of Android. As if Google didn’t automate enough things or know plenty about us already, the newest Google Search update […]

How to Overhaul Your Voicemail with Google Voice


Traditional carrier voicemail isn’t that bad, but it’s annoying when your callers have to hear your greeting and then listen through a robotic woman talking about what your options are, like “to hear a callback number, press 1. Or for more options, press 2.” This gets really annoying. Plus, with traditional voicemail, you can only […]

Google Voice Turning Off Obihai and Other External Services

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Google Voice works great as a free or extremely low-cost VOIP solution, and many use it as their primary telephone service thanks to devices like the one from OBihai Technology that we reviewed a while back. Google set a date when they will turn off XMPP service. XMPP service makes it possible for some apps and other […]

Google Voice Users May Want to Avoid Windows Phone


Google’s war against Microsoft has taken another hostage in the form of Google Voice users. After a battle that resulted in the removal of a more advanced YouTube application for Microsoft’s mobile OS platform, Windows Phone users could kiss goodbye to third-party Google Voice apps next year as a result of Google enforcing its new […]

Google Hangouts iOS App Gets Google Voice Integration

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A huge update hit the Google Hangouts app this weekend on iOS. The messaging app received Google Voice integration with the ability to make and receive phone calls. It does include SMS, MMS or voicemail capabilities (we’re guessing that’ll stay with only the actual Google Voice app), but those using Hangouts will be able to […]

Google+ Hangouts Will Soon Regain Google Voice Capabilities

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The new Google+ Hangouts will soon gain Google Voice features that will make it a better replacement for Google Talk and a more unified service overall. While Google aims to unite all of its chat services under Google+ Hangouts, it lacks one major feature of Google Talk in Gmail: the ability to place outbound calls […]

Did Google Update Google Voice in Preparation for Babel Unified Messaging?


With rumors about Babel–which has also been referred to as Babble in the past–Google’s update to its VoIP-like Google Voice service may indicate that the company is preparing for a broader unified messaging service. Babel is intended to unify Google’s many disparate messaging services and provide a common, threaded notification for users to stay on […]

Google Voice App Finally Updated for iPhone 5, iOS 6


On Monday, Google’s Google Voice app was finally updated delivering support for Apple’s elongated display on the iPhone 5 and with support for iOS 6. Though the app had been useful before, Google Voice ran in letterbox mode on the iPhone 5’s new 4-inch resolution with black bars appearing at the top and bottom. Now, […]

OBi202 Review: Turn Google Voice Number or Cell Phone into Home Phone


The OBi202 turns a Google Voice number and/or a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone into a home line letting users talk on their regular home phone. With a few simple configuration steps, it’s easy to use a free Google account instead of paying the phone company. Plug the OBi202 box into a network router via a […]

How To Use Google Voice With Android Tablets And Media Players

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Even though my tablet doesn’t have a number and can’t make calls (without help), it’s still a useful platform for Google Voice. Same with Android media players like the Samsung Galaxy Player. In fact, with Google Voice you can turn a non-phone device into a free texting paradise for a kid or teen.

How To Use The Galaxy Player as a Phone

One of the more interesting features of the Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 is the ability to tether it to another phone with Bluetooth 3.0 and use it as a sort of extra handset for taking calls. While there’s a narrow use case for this, there is a way to turn the Galaxy Player (or other […]

Google Voice Integration Expanding to Non-Sprint Customers

Nearly a year ago, Sprint announced that it will offer seamless Google Voice integration, allowing customers to use their carrier-assigned phone number as their Google Voice number or allowing customers to replace their Sprint number with one from Google. The tie-in allows customers to manage one number and get transcribed voicemails and text messages from […]

Google Voice for Android Brings Voicemail Integration to Android 4.0

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The new Google Voice for Android update integrates Google Voice visual voicemail with the dialer app in Ice Cream Sandwich. Now users will be able to view all their voicemail in the same app on their ICS phones. The new Google Voice for Android uses an API that Google gave to carriers to integrate its […]

Google Voice Fails at Being Your Only Phone Number

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Google Voice offers “One Number” to ring all of your phones, and to send text messages to all of your phones. The free tool is one of my favorite services, but it falls short of being the only number you need to give people. Currently you can make and receive calls and send and receive text messages, but Google […]

Google Voice Updated to Bring Ice Cream Sandwich Aesthetics


The Google Voice app for Android has been updated to bring design aesthetics that were introduced in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the application as well as better tablet support on Android Honeycomb slates. The app also allows users to compose and queue messages in areas where there is no reception or with airplane […]

Review: 10 Reasons the Galaxy Nexus is Better Than the iPhone 4S

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The best Android phones are arguably the Nexus devices which get special treatment from Google. These phones have the latest software, the best features and often the best looks. The Galaxy Nexus continues this tradition on Verizon’s fast 4G LTE network, bringing an HD display and Android 4.0 to the table. Read: Galaxy Nexus Review […]