Tag Archive: Calls


Google Home is now able to make phone calls in the US and Canada

Back in May during its I/O 2017, Google announced you’ll soon be able to make calls using the Google Home speaker. Well, the functionality is rolling out as we speak, but for the time being, only users in US and Canada will be able to take advantage of it. Now you can simply say “Ok […]

Indian government calls Google Maps unreliable, wants citizens to use its own mapping solution instead

The Indian government launches its latest salvo in a long-running fight with Google over mapping data.

The Indian government doesn’t have a high opinion of Google Maps, and it conveyed that sentiment today by saying that the service is “not authenticated” and calling into question its reliability.

That’s according to a statement made by the head of the country’s mapping and survey organisation, aptly named the Survey of India:

If you talk about the authentication, the  [Read More…]

You can now initiate Duo calls from the Allo chat app

If you’re familiar with Google’s Allo and Duo messaging services, you probably know they are pretty much separate entities. Allo is a messaging service that allows users to exchange messages, as well as share media and stickers, while Duo is simply a video calling app. And despite Google launching the two services at the same […]

Using Alexa Conversations to make calls

You can make calls through Alexa! But what does that actually mean?

Alexa Conversations is Amazon’s way of offering a way to contact other Alexa users with either your voice or an app, and it works great as long as you remember where everything is. It also helps if you have lots of friends and family who also use Alexa.

Want to send messages with Alexa? Here’s your guide!

Here’s a quick how-to on Alexa Conversations!

How  [Read More…]

You’ll soon be able to make calls from Google Home

Today at Google I/O 2017, Google announced that you’ll soon be able to make calls using Google Home. The feature will roll out over the next few months to existing Google Home owners. Initially, the calls will come from private numbers, but you can link your phone number to the device so your loved ones can […]

Amazon’s next Echo, which will make calls, may be announced this week

The next Echo will probably let you talk to someone besides Alexa.

People have been saying that the new Amazon Echo will have a touchscreen and let you make video calls since early 2017. We’ve also seen some very official-looking renders of what is being touted as the next Echo, complete with a big screen, a video camera, and a speaker chamber. Today the Wall Street Journal jumps in and says everything we’ve heard is true. And we might  [Read More…]

Acer’s Holo 360 is an odd Android camera that can place calls

When you hear the name Acer your mind naturally conjures up images of cheap notebooks and monitors, but certainly not cameras. But this might soon change. The Taiwanese device maker which recently hosted an event in New York put on display a pretty bizarre object – it’s called the Holo 360 and yes, it’s a […]

The EFF calls out Google for privacy issues in the EDU sector but the school districts need educated, too

Chromebooks for education is an excellent program, but it looks like the educators need a little more teaching when it comes to getting started.

The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has renewed their charge against Google, Microsoft, and Apple for the way student privacy is handled in their respective educational markets. They say “Students and their families are backed into a corner.”

As students across the United States are handed school-issued laptops and signed up for educational cloud  [Read More…]

Moto G5 Plus can’t make emergency calls on Verizon’s VoLTE service

Lenovo has offered a temporary solution, with a software update fix coming next week.

If you own a Moto G5 Plus running on Verizon’s network, this news is for you. In a recent post on Lenovo’s support forum, the company says it has identified a software issue that affects the Moto G5 Plus’ ability to connect to 911 emergency services when using Verizon’s Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service.

Obviously, this is a pretty big safety concern that  [Read More…]

Google Duo gets updated with audio calls for everyone

Back in August, Google says that its standalone video-chat app Duo will be getting audio calls soon. However, the search giant didn’t provide an exact date. Now, after 7 months of waiting Google is finally rolling out for Audio calls for its Duo app for users worldwide. The announcement was made by Google’s Head for […]