Google's Fiber Phone Bridges Home and Mobile Service
Google today announced the Fiber Phone, a home-phone service for its Google Fiber internet customers. The service includes unlimited nationwide calling, caller ID, voicemail, privacy controls, spam filtering, and do-not-disturb tools. Customers can keep their preexisting home phone number, use a Google Voice number, or switch to a new number. Fiber Phone can be set to ring mobile phones so users don't miss home calls, and will transcribe voicemails and send them to mobile devices via email or text. Fiber Phone costs $10 per month. Google is making it available slowly in markets where it already provides fiber home internet service.
Google Voice Gains New Lease On Life with Massive Overhaul
Jan 23, 2017
Google today introduced a wholly new version of Google Voice for Android, iOS, and the web. The calling, voicemail, and messaging platform has been overhauled from the ground up with a new design, new features, and a fresh commitment from Google to keep the service updated.
Nexus Phones Earn Spam Blocker from Google
Jul 25, 2016
Google today said it is updating the Google Phone app on Nexus and Android One devices with a new spam-blocking tool. With the new app aboard, Nexus devices will warn owners about potential spam callers, as well as give them the ability to block or report suspected spam callers.
Instagram Has a New Filter for Posts: Spam
Jun 29, 2017
Instagram today introduced two tools it hopes will help reduce toxic and spammy comments on users' posts. First, Instagram is adding a filter to block offensive comments that might be made on posts and videos.
Microsoft's 'Send' App is More Messaging than Email
Jul 22, 2015
Microsoft today released a new email application called Send. The idea behind Send, developed by Microsoft Garage, is to let people send quick messages to one another while still harnessing the power of corporate email.