How to Send A Text in Hangouts


Last year a lot of changes occurred and new featured were added to Google Hangouts. Google’s own chat service similar to WhatsApp and many others. Google Voice was integrated so you can make phone calls, and they even added the option to use Google Hangouts as your default text message app on Android smartphones. Unless […]

How to Make Phone Calls with Hangouts Dialer on a Nexus 7


Recent updates to the Google Hangouts app and a newly introduced Google Hangouts Dialer app makes it possible to turn an Android tablet like the Google Nexus 7 into a phone. This works over Wi-Fi or on LTE versions of the tablet. Using Google Hangouts and the new Hangouts Dialer app on a Nexus 7 could potentially save […]

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 […]

Google Hangouts Update Turns Your iPad Into an iPhone

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To a lot of users’ surprise, Google updated its Hangouts mobile app on iOS with a complete redesign that compliments the new iOS 7 look, as well as included full iPad support, marking the first time that a Google-based messaging app has come to Apple’s tablet. The app has been available on the iPhone for […]

How to Disable SMS Text in Google Hangouts

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Just like many leaks and rumors suggested Google announced that the popular Hangouts instant messaging application and service will now support SMS and MMS messages. Essentially replacing the stock SMS app on our Android smartphones. It first arrived with Android 4.4 KitKat on the Nexus 5, and this week they started rolling out the new […]

Google Hangouts and Keyboard Updated for Android 4.4 KitKat

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Last week Google officially released Android 4.4 KitKat and the new Nexus 5. Then along with all the changes and user interface tweaks they delivered a brand new Google Hangouts experience, and a newly improved Google Keyboard. Today those are now available for everyone. If you aren’t the proud owner of the Nexus 5 and […]

Google Helpouts Arrives for Video Chat Tutorials with Experts


Google announced Helpouts back in August, but the search giant is officially launching the service today. Helpouts uses Google’s Hangouts video chat service to connect experts with people wanting to learn a new skill by offering tutorials over the internet. Google says that it will be used for things like home repair, guitar lessons, and cooking. […]

Google Hangouts adds SMS Support, Location Sharing, and More

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While most users have been paying attention to any and all details surrounding Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5, Google’s been busy working on more than just that. Today’s Google+ event kicked off, and while some have speculated about the Nexus 5 being revealed, Google’s started with its social network, Google Hangouts, and photography. […]

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 Leaked Screenshots Reveal SMS Integration

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It’s been rumored for quite a while that Google Hangouts would eventually get SMS integration, but that day might be just around the corner, as leaked screenshots have surfaced from a new update that looks to be releasing soon. Android Police were able to get its hands on a couple of screenshots that all but […]

100 iPhone Apps to Supercharge Your New iPhone


Here’s a list of 113 iPhone apps that will help you have fun, take better photos, be productive, manage a business or personal finances, chase storms (or avoid them) and much more. Like many of you, I am attached to my iPhone. Not only am I an automotive technology writer for this site, but I […]

AT&T Will Let Everyone Use Hangouts & FaceTime By End of 2013

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By the end of 2013, AT&T will let all of its subscribers use all video chat apps including Hangouts and FaceTime regardless of their phone or plan. In a statement to The Verge, AT&T said it plans to “enable pre-loaded video chat apps over cellular for all our customers, regardless of data plan or device.” […]

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 […]

Google+ Hangouts for Android Will Soon Include SMS Integration

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The new Google+ Hangouts for Android will soon add SMS integration so users can store all of their conversations in one app. As Droid-Life noticed, Dori Storbeck, community manager for Google+ Hangouts, confirmed that SMS integration will come to the app soon in a comment on a Google+ post. Storbeck said that SMS integration is […]

Google Introduces New Google+ Features, Hangouts App


Today Google introduced a number of new features for Google+, including a new mobile-inspired stream for the desktop and a new Hangouts app. Later today Google will introduce a new layout to Google+ on the desktop, which looks just like the stream on the current Google+ app for smartphones and tablets. The new stream uses […]

Google Babel May Launch as Hangouts at Google I/O


A new report from TechRadar claims that Google’s rumored Babel chat service may launch under the name Google Hangouts. The rumored Babel is a service that may unite all of Google’s current chat options including Google Talk, GChat and Google+ Messenger under a single name. It appears, however, that Google will drop the biblical Babel […]

Google Unifies Video Chat With Hangouts


Google is beginning to streamline and unify its video chat service in a bid to become more consumer-friendly and avoid brand confusion. The Internet giant is now replacing Google Talk’s video chat feature and is re-branding the video calling service under its Google+ Hangouts moniker. The move will likely bring familiarity to the Google+ social […]

What is Google+ and Can it Succeed Where Buzz and Wave Failed?

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Google+ may look like just another attempt to be “Social”, but the collection of services bring some amazing looking features to the Android and Google environment, allowing Google to take a swing at Apple, RIM, Facebook  and others with one new product. If you work with remote teams, have a wide group of friends or are passionate about a […]