Tag Archives: Voice

Benefits of Google

I had a conversation with someone earlier today (2017-05-03), and she mentioned that she never used Google. She mentioned that she used Yahoo. First thing that came to mind is that we must be back in 1999. Now, I used to used Yahoo until they became incompetent, and there are still those few people that will swear by it. I however feel it might be worth mentioning the real world benefits of Google.

Now, I am not a fanboy, and I do understand that Google is first and foremost an advertising company. They provide “free” services to generate anonymized user data to rent to companies. But in turn so does Yahoo, and Bing. Google is just more successful. Continue reading Benefits of Google

Dear Google about Google Voice

Dear Google
re: Complete F**k up with Google Voice

I have been a loyal user of Google Voice back when it was Grand Central. And ever since you offered the app on my first smart phone (Blackberry 8320), I have been using the Google Voice App. Now of course, I am an Android user, and my primary phone is a Nexus 5. So, when you decided to merge Google Voice into Hangouts, I was reluctantly pleased. It would seem as if that reluctance was warranted.

Let’s get this straight. If there is a cellular connection on my phone, I still need Google Voice app to show my Google Voice number. If I move my SMS and hopefully MMS messages to Hangouts, I can’t send SMS messages from the PC without having to have the Hangouts Extension installed on my PC which of course means my PC rings when a call comes in (as if my phone isn’t good enough). Now, to be able to make a call within Hangouts, you need the Hangouts Dialer. So Google, why do you wish to do more work than need be. Here is why I am saying that. Continue reading Dear Google about Google Voice

How Google Can Do Better

I will be one of those that will admit that Google is integrated a great deal in my life. I use many of Google’s Services, and don’t see myself leaving at all. Yes, I know – Google gets to target ads at me, but let’s face it, everything has a price to it, and at least Google is honest about it.

However, Google could do better. By being such an active user with many of Google’s Services, I can probably point out some of the flaws, and how to solve them. I will go down the line in the various services in alphabetical order.

Continue reading How Google Can Do Better