This nifty system connects your Android phone to your computer's desktop so you can answer phone calls and reply to text messages remotely.
The brand new Voicemail+ app, launching for the iPhone in the UK today and in the US later this year brings text transcription, e-mailed voicemail receipts, push notifications, and it matches your messages to your contacts.
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Visual voicemail is now available on Orange, but it's only free if you pay more than £35 per month. Otherwise this ancient feature will set you back a quid.
Allegedly already in the hands of mobile carriers for testing, the update would address glitches with the phone, keypad, and Safari, a source tells MacRumors.
Users will now be able to place free calls from within Hangouts and will also see voicemail transcripts and messages from Google Voice show up in their Hangout listing.
The carrier launches a new tool aimed at enabling Wi-Fi calling in places where network coverage is spotty.
The wireless carrier is expanding its existing Wi-Fi calling and texting service with promises of more coverage in the home and in the air.
CNET's Maggie Reardon discusses the short-term hurdles associated with the deployment of voice service over carriers' 4G LTE networks. In the end, the transition to an all IP-based voice network will be worth it.
It's getting cheaper and easier to own a smartphone, but is there a downside to breaking away from the Big Four?
Travel back with us to a Friday the 13th in 2011 for today's classic rerun.