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Need to record calls on an iPhone? Check out our handy guide

Are you wondering how to record calls on your iPhone? It isn't as easy as you might think, but we'll walk you through the process of doing so with Google Voice, and identify several other apps and external voice recorders that can help.

Here’s how to record phone calls on your Android phone

Sometimes you need to record a phone call, whether it be for legal reasons or simply for future reference. Thankfully, there are a few ways to go about doing so on your Android phone, including Google Voice, third-party apps, or a recorder.

How to set up Google Voice on your iPhone or Android smartphone

Google Voice boasts some very handy features and we're going to show you how to set it up on your iPhone or Android smartphone. It allows you to call anyone through the internet, while maintaining your privacy.

Google Voice now filters out unwanted calls, thanks to update

Last summer, Google added spam filtering to its Pixel, Nexus, and Android One phones, and now that same technology is rolling out to users of the company's popular call-forwarding service.

Google Voice gets a major redesign, now supports group and photo MMS

If there's a Google service that's ripe for the grave, Google Voice certainly was a strong contender. But Google has now pushed Voice back into the limelight via an update that introduces a major visual overhaul and some new features.

Google confirms major Google Voice update in the works

It looks like Google jumped the gun on announcing what looks like will be a major update to Google Voice. The service's users could see this message at the top of their inbox for most of the day: "The new Google Voice is here. Try now."

Get unlimited local, national calls with Google's Fiber Phone for $10 a month

Once the search giant's Fiber Phone service launches, you'll be able to get TV, Internet, and phone service from Google. Fiber Phone offers unlimited local and national calls for $10 a month.

Hangouts on Android updated to version 4.0 with a fresh coat of paint and more

Hangouts version 4.0 for Android packs a metric ton of improvements. It's got a material design-inspired interface, a new Android Wear companion app, Google Voice MMS support, and more.

Soon Google Voice might actually do a decent job of transcribing voicemail

If you're a Google Voice user, you've probably seen your share of voicemail transcriptions that make it look like the person who left the message is losing their mind. That's about to change, or at least get a little better.
Emerging Tech

The Global Beer Fridge speaks 40 languages and opens on command

A partnership between Google and Canadian beer company Molson has resulted in quite the lovechild -- the Global Beer Fridge, which is simultaneously a terrible tease and a phenomenal innovation.

Uh oh! Project Fi guts many of Google Voice’s features during setup process

If you're a Google Voice user, you might want to hold off on signing up for Project Fi. It guts many of Voice's features, including calling, messaging, and legacy device support.

Hangouts and Google Voice edge closer together with free audio-only calls and more

Google is finally making some serious moves to integrate Google Voice with Hangouts. Users can now make audio-only calls for free to any number in the US and Canada, while Google Voice SMS messages and voicemail are also now part of the…
Social Media

LinkedIn bans prostitutes, the world’s oldest occupation

Prostitution may be legal in many parts of the world, but LinkedIn's user policy has been modified to ban individuals in the industry from using the site.

Surprise! Google extends free Gmail voice calling yet again

Google has announced that its calling service through its Gmail app will remain free for yet another year in the U.S. and Canada.

Can Microsoft’s revamped Skype take on Gchat, Google Voice and Google Hangouts?

Microsoft's ditching Windows Live Messenger for Skype, but is Skype enough to stand up to the other widely used services? We compare Skype to its biggest Google competitors: Hangouts, Talk, and Voice.

Google takes Gmail voice calling global, lowers rates

Google is extending voice calling within Gmail to 38 languages and 150 destinations...and lowers rates for international calling.

Gmail adds call waiting with new multi-call support

If you enjoy reading email and placing phone calls from the same interface, Gmail may just solve your needs. Today, Google enabled multi-call support for all Gmail users.

Google Voice adds spam filter

Google Voice can now automatically redirect spam calls, texts, and voicemail to users' spam folders, based on Google's own antispam tools and user feedback.