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Google Voice can now handle website calls via Hangouts without Google+

Google has just revealed that web surfers can make Google Voice calls via Hangouts without the need for a Google+ account, in the latest move towards an eventual merge of Google Voice and Hangouts. Alex Wiesen of Google announced the new feature his his own Google+ account, saying that this...
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Google Voice shows a slight sign of life

But using your voicemails to improve transcription isn't new Google Voice is still alive. While many have been waiting on word of its demise (and there was nary a mention of it at Google I/O last week), Google Voice as a service continues to function, allowing you to have one phone number ring...
Google Voice quietly adds support for emoji

Google Voice quietly adds emoji support

With no official confirmation or announcement from Google, we are noticing that emoji support has been quietly added to Google Voice. The lack of emoji support was noticed even as recently as a few days ago with several of our editors noticing white square boxes in lieu of emoji when messages...
Google Voice update now announces when international calls are made through the Google service.

Google Voice adds transparency to international calls

Google has just pushed out an update to Google Voice on the Play store. At the moment, it appears that the change log for the app hasn't been updated but a quick glance reveals that Google is making international calling a little more transparent. With the update, if you call an international...
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Apple invents Google Voice with OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Google Voice is still sort of in limbo — at least for a few more weeks until the Google I/O developers conference — but Apple's rolling out its own sort of Google Voice-esque features in OSX 10.10 Yosemite. If you're using iMessage, you get incoming call notifications on your Mac as well as your...
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Google Voice numbers can now receive MMS from T-Mobile numbers

Still no outgoing MMS support, but it's a step in the right direction Google announced that full MMS support will hit Google Voice in early 2014, but it has made at least one small step towards that goal today by adding T-Mobile MMS receive support. Just as has (theoretically) been the case...
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Google Voice won't be integrated into latest Hangouts update, but it's coming

App developers must stop making unauthorized use of Google Voice by May 14, 2014 Starting with the launch of the Nexus 5, Hangouts will integrate seamlessly with your SMS messages. That is, unless you're a Google Voice user — always a bridesmaid and never a bride, Google Voice is getting left...
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Hangouts for iOS receives voice calling feature

Big update for iOS also includes animated gif support and audio ducking Here at AC we're all about Android and Google. But this time I have to spread a little iOS news, because it's about an update to a core Google service — Hangouts. The iOS Hangouts app just got a major update that enables...
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Google Voice adds support for SMS short codes

A welcomed feature that has been a long time coming Thousands of hearts rose and sank today when a Google Voice update landed in the play store, and it turned out to just be an update to add texting short codes to the service. While we've been holding out for a somewhat bigger update to Google...
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Google Voice is improving voicemail security starting Oct. 1

Now more difficult to access voicemail from a new number; new 10 digit PIN option Folks who happen to check their Google Voice inboxes on the web today will be greeted with a handy tip that Google is improving voicemail box security in a couple of weeks. Starting on October 1st, Google Voice...

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