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One of the most prevalent qualms users have of Google Voice is its occasionally accurate (but usually absurd) interpretations of what's being said. However, with the upcoming public debut of the Project Fi cellular service, Google has reportedly greatly improved its transcription service. Accordin...

July 24th 2015 at 1:31am 0 Comments
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Are you a long-time Google Voice user? You might not want to sign up for Google's Project Fi service, then. Early adopters who've received an invitation report that you're required to give up important Voice features, including calls, texting and voicemail from within Google Talk, Google Voice and...

May 6th 2015 at 9:24am 0 Comments
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If you rely on your iPhone for Google Voice, Hangouts just became much, much more useful. As on Android, the messaging app's iOS version now shows your Google Voice texts and voicemail -- you won't have to switch apps just because you're embroiled in an online conversation. There are a few tangibl...

January 7th 2015 at 4:44am 0 Comments
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One of the biggest hangups of Google Voice has been the absence of MMS when talking to Verizon subscribers; you couldn't really lean on Voice for all your messaging, even if many other carriers were onboard. Well, consider that problem solved. Voice now officially supports MMS when Verizon custome...

November 10th 2014 at 6:49pm 0 Comments
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People used to think it's harder to make computers play chess (or Jeopardy) and do mathematics than it is to make them understand human language. Turns out the opposite is true -- yes, engineers have made great advancements in voice recognition (Siri and Google voice commands are perfect examples)...

October 18th 2014 at 10:36am 0 Comments
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Arguably, the whole convenience of Google's search and map skills (and by association, the voice-guided version) is the fact it's on your smartphone -- which is right in your pocket. However, In a bid to explain to Tokyo-ites that there's more to the eminently tech-friendly Shibuya outside of That...

August 27th 2014 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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It's not unusual for people who speak several languages to forget particular terms, and that can be pretty frustrating when you're trying to look up stuff through Google Voice Search. Thankfully, the latest Voice Search update for Android gives you the power to choose up to five languages as your...

August 15th 2014 at 4:48am 0 Comments
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What's the silliest Google Voice transcription you've gotten? That question might have come up during a meet-up with tech-loving friends before -- after all, you're not the only user who's ever received garbled voicemail-to-text messages. In fact, even Google Tech Lead Manager Alex Wiesen admits t...

June 30th 2014 at 12:09am 0 Comments
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Google recently made some changes to the way Google Voice responds to some requests, and GrowlVoice stopped working. Update (2014-05-10): There is now a much easier way to do this now. See http://github.com/szhu/fix-growlvoice for instructions on patching this which does not require Keyboard Maes...

April 26th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments