Sarah and I didn’t have a landline for a long time. If people needed to reach us, they could call our cell phones. However, when we switched cable providers this summer, we found it was one of those “it’s cheaper to get the phone+WiFi+cable” bundle. Great, but we weren’t about to give away the new [...]
Image courtesy of Google Does Google’s free app goodness ever end? Whether you’re a fan of Google or not, you must admit that the free services they offer are among some of the best. Google is constantly adding new apps and upgrading existing ones to their huge lineup. Google chat expanded a few months ago [...]
Well, the war over Google Voice on an iPhone is over…and Apple has won! Starting today, Google Voice will be available for both the iPhone and the Palm Pre/Pixi via a mobile Google Voice web site. According to TechCrunch: The new Google Voice mobile site shows your inbox with transcribed calls, which you can play [...]
Photo courtesy of jupiterdigital Google is furthering their quest for world domination by getting more involved in voice communication. Google is already adding new services and products daily to the already huge list of whats available. According to eWeek, they will soon be adding VOIP services to their Google Voice client. Currently you must be [...]
The Google Voice service had been operating as a closed invitation only service. Users who joined were provided with a free phone number from which they could direct all incoming calls to any of their regular numbers. That phone number also provided voice mail where the messages were transcribed and also received (and reply to) [...]
Leave it to Michael Arrington to hit the nail on the head. In a post over on TechCrunch, Arrington points out how the recent approval of an iPhone app for Vonage merely serves to highlight the total nonsense Apple spewed when trying to explain their Google Voice rejection. The gist… Apple said the Google Voice [...]
Hold on to your hats because this one is going to blow your mind… with regard to the whole Google Voice debacle it turns out… wait for it… okay, ready?… it turns out APPLE LIED!!! Shocked? Amazed? Dumbfounded? Yeah, neither are we. But the hubris Apple has to bold face lie to the FCC is [...]
Google Voice, if you have been missing out, is the Internet based phone forwarding service by Google. It gives you a separate phone number, which you can give out as if it is your regular phone number. You can then change your settings to have calls forwarded to any of your phones. Best of all, it is free [...]
Google Voice is already a useful system, but Google is now expanding their Google Voice offering by now offering the ability to listen to your Google Voice voicemail directly in Gmail.
Google Voice activated a new feature yesterday. It allows you to check a box in your Google Voice settings and have all of your SMS Text messages received by the service forwarded to your email. This means dedicated Google Voice users can stop receiving (or sending) any text messages on the phone and instead route [...]
Newsy has a report posted offering different perspectives on Google Voice v. Apple. I understand that it is not cut and dry, and that it is a complex issue; but it is one that I suspect Apple will ultimately lose. My biggest issue these days is Apple approving an app and then either removing or [...]
photo credit: JaeYong, BAE AT&T’s did their very best to make it totally, unambiguously clear that they played no part in GoogleVoice-gate. Yes two apps were rejected after they were approved but it was all Apple. So what can Apple do after being thrown under the bus by their “partner”? Why throw the truth under [...]
If AT&T’s initial response to the FCC over the removal of two Google Voice apps and the outright rejection of Google’s own app from the App Store wasn’t clear enough the first time around they are out to make it perfectly clear… We Did Not Do It!!! Actually their own words went something like this… [...]
I am slowly making my way to using Google Voice full time. It remains a bit of a hassle to make calls from my iPhone but the upside of using GV far out weighs the downside. The biggest use I have for it is being able to initiate calls from my iMac or MacBook Pro [...]
I’ll keep this brief… If you missed this NYTimes piece on the first round in the Google-Apple boxing match when it was published a few days ago, I recommend it as a “MUST-READ”. In it David Pogue does a great job of putting the whole Google Voice debacle in context. You can find the article HERE.