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  • This company ditched its landlines and iPhones in favor of iPad Minis

    Jim Pond is a techie and an Apple lover. He always needs the newest Apple product at his small suburban Boston creative agency, whether it's the latest iPad, MacBook, iPhone or iPod Touch. "If it's Apple, we've gotta have it," he proudly states.

    Written by Brandon Butler06 March 13 11:56
  • Report: Apple gives Google Voice app the nod of approval

    It looks like we'll finally be seeing an official Google Voice App for the iPhone in the App Store. TechCrunch reports that not only should we expect to see the official app in the App Store soon, but that it's already been approved by the higher-ups at Apple.

    Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal29 Sept. 10 08:12
  • Google Checkout lands in Oz for Voice service

    The Google Checkout payment gateway has been available in the US for four years, but Australian online shoppers have been denied the service up until the launch of Google Voice, which uses Checkout to add credit to an account.

    Written by Rodney Gedda27 Aug. 10 14:10
  • Google Voice: 5 Truths Behind the Hype

    Google made a news splash when it introduced a new VoIP functionality to Gmail yesterday. Gmail users based in the United States can now dial other Gmail users and accept calls from them right from their computer-a seemingly cool feature and thrifty alternative to placing long-distance calls (international rates start at 2 cents per minute).

    Written by Kristin Burnham27 Aug. 10 06:46
  • Google expands Voice Search with new actions

    Google on Thursday introduced a tool for easily sending links from its Chrome browser on a PC to an Android phone, and added 12 more voice-activated actions to the Voice Search tool in Android 2.2.

    Written by Stephen Lawson13 Aug. 10 07:18
  • DOJ, FTC decline comment on Apple antitrust report

    The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) both declined comment today on a report that the agencies may investigate Apple over antitrust charges linked to its ban of rival development tools for iPhone and iPad software.

    Written by Gregg Keizer04 May 10 06:12
  • Google throws its weight behind voice

    Google is taking advantage of its cloud infrastructure and the huge volume of typed search queries to refine its Voice Search function, part of a massive research effort in voice that spans both mobile devices and the Web.

    Written by Stephen Lawson23 April 10 07:03
  • Google relaxes single phone number requirement for Voice

    To take advantage of Google Voice's telephony management features, users have had to fulfill a tricky requirement: convince their contacts to call them using the single "phone number for life" that comes with this free online service.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez28 Oct. 09 09:07
  • Google tweaks Voice to keep voice mail out of search results

    After transcripts of some voice mail messages from Google Voice users appeared in search results, Google has modified the telephony management service to prevent this from happening, the company said Monday.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez20 Oct. 09 08:26
  • US FCC to launch inquiry into Google Voice

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will launch an inquiry into Google Voice, the Web-based voice service, after complaints that the tech giant is blocking some calls.

    Written by Grant Gross10 Oct. 09 07:35
  • Google says Apple did reject Voice app

    Google told the U.S. Federal Communications Commission that Apple did indeed reject the Google Voice application from the iPhone store, despite contrary statements from Apple.

    Written by Nancy Gohring21 Sept. 09 05:49
  • Spotify iPhone app approved: Apple relaxing rules?

    Monday appears to mark an important Apple App Store milestone with the introduction of a European digital music service app called Spotify Mobile that competes squarely with iTunes. In the past Apple has barred programs from its App Store it viewed as offering features that duplicate functionality already available on the iPhone such as Google Voice.

    Written by Daniel Ionescu08 Sept. 09 05:22