Can I use Google Voice as follows: right now, person calls in to main office number and gets a recording (for X press 1, for Y press 2, for A press 3, and for B press 4) and upon choosing an extension that phone rings and if not answered goes into that extension's VM box. Can I forward this somehow so that each extension rings to a different Voice number? [more inside]
posted by mrs. taters
on Jan 20, 2012 -
If I use Google Voice from Europe to call someone in the US, does the other person get charged for a long-distance call? Or does the number appear as a US number?
posted by Busoni
on Jan 19, 2012 -
My wife and I are trying to move away from the Googleverse, and could use some help with a few things. [more inside]
posted by Hey, Zeus!
on Jan 16, 2012 -
My iPad 2 usually is usually asleep with its Smart Cover closed. Recently, after leaving it asleep for several days, I took it somewhere without network access and used Google Currents, but found all the articles were several days old. I have Settings > Sync > Update set to Automatic, but apparently that doesn't help if I don't have the device on (or maybe if I don't run Currents). Is there a way to get it to wake up every day and update Google Currents without me having to do it manually? [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Jan 16, 2012 -
Wordpress is adding a secret break tag to my Google Button code, and it's driving me batty. No one on the Google forums helped with FIXING the problem, and the one suggestion I got on Facebook from a friend was bupkis. I turn to the hive mind so that I can fix this stupid problem. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven
on Jan 14, 2012 -
X is to Apple in 2012 as Apple was to Microsoft in 2000.
Y is to Google in 2012 as Google was to Yahoo in 2000.
Solve for X and Y.
posted by unSane
on Jan 14, 2012 -
SOPA/Corporate Advocacy Queation: Reddit is voluntarily going to go offline for half of a day to protest SOPA. Following this, there have been calls for Google, Facebook and other opponents of the proposed law to do the same. Would it be legal for these companies to do this? [more inside]
posted by graphnerd
on Jan 12, 2012 -
I used to love the old version of Tweetdeck for Chrome but really really don't get on with the new, updated, "better" version. Is there any way of still using the old version?
posted by Mr Ed
on Jan 12, 2012 -
I have a unique name that, when my first and middle names are transposed, becomes a more common name that is now the moniker of a rather unattractive porn star. How do I fix Google results that turn my unique name into this porn-yielding other version? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather
on Dec 20, 2011 -
How can I copy my phone book from my old Blackberry to my new Galaxy Nexus without uploading the data to Google, Facebook, or any other service? I have a Mac and a USB cable; this ought to be possible, right? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman
on Dec 17, 2011 -
I broke my favorite sunglasses, and I am completely stumped in my attempts to search the internet for them. [more inside]
posted by popechunk
on Dec 8, 2011 -
I'm thinking about de-google-fying my internet life. Has anyone else done this? Can anyone give me some resources for alternatives, particularly to gmail, which have the same ease of use as their google-equivalent? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert
on Dec 3, 2011 -
What reference management options exist for Google Docs? Failing that, what other web-based collaboration tools offer reference management, either built-in or by extension via plug-in?
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Nov 22, 2011 -
Gmail + Thunderbird = spamfree email?
I use gmail (via google apps) for my small company's email. While it is generally good, the inability to permanently block a sender (e.g. businesses who won't remove me from their spam list) is frustrating, especially when the senders keep appearing in the daily quarantine report. Could this be solved by using Thunderbird as an IMAP client (and “whitelisting” the senders in Postini so they don't appear in the quarantine report)? Is there an easier or more elegant solution? TIA.
posted by quidividi
on Nov 17, 2011 -
posted by nowonmai
on Nov 16, 2011 -
How do I track when an item was uploaded, not modified, in GoogleDocs?
posted by doyouknowwhoIam?
on Nov 14, 2011 -
I can no longer access my Google Voice account. I had a phone number set up for it, and I thought I knew which username was associated with it, but when I log into my Google account it no longer has my Google Voice information. How can I figure out what account has my Google Voice number? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Nov 12, 2011 -
WTF Google News? Is it me or did Google just implement a change that means if you click on the the News tab, it clears the search field, forcing me to re-type what I was JUST searching for? How, in the name of all that is holy, do I make it stop?
posted by Dasein
on Nov 10, 2011 -
Integrating Shopify + Google Checkout + custom fulfillment place XML API. Can they all talk to one another, and if so, how? [more inside]
posted by blargerz
on Nov 4, 2011 -
I'm soon to leave my current job. How can I keep my email that's in a Google Apps account through my employer (i.e., not a free Gmail account; the email address ends @employer.com, not @gmail.com)? [more inside]
posted by Other
on Nov 3, 2011 -
Is there a way to post stand-alone websites to the New Google Reader? I used to do it with a tool in my bookmarks toolbar called "Note in Reader", but that no longer works. I simply don't see how to do it. I really like to keep a web-file of my favorite articles.
Can I still do it in Google Reader?
I hate to go to an alternate source to create a webfile, but if you have a suggestion, and I could consider that too, much as I hate to.
posted by SocialPsiTina
on Oct 31, 2011 -
Google Reader's social features just went dark. I'm distraught. What are my alternatives? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy
on Oct 31, 2011 -
Hacking around sound cancellation on Google+ and Skype: Two tier question here about a related problem. Firstly, a way to sidetrack the software audio limits of a Google+ Hangout. Secondly, a way to stop Skype from cancelling out audio from one half of a conversation. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Oct 21, 2011 -
Looking for a recent article that mentions how a social network's success hinges on whether it will help get people laid. Might have been from a Facebook co-founder or about Google+, and isn't more than a month old.
posted by furtive
on Oct 20, 2011 -
A few months ago Google implemented a way to mark up recipes so they are searchable by ingredients and whatnot. I would like to use this on my recipes. Is there an online tool you can type your recipes into and it spits out the marked up recipe? There is one I have seen for Wordpress but I don't use that.
posted by Mr_Zero
on Oct 19, 2011 -
This insider perspective
on the management culture at Google and Amazon by Steve Yegge is absolutely fascinating and educational. Where else can I get information like this on the culture of various software organizations? [more inside]
posted by unmodern
on Oct 15, 2011 -
What are some good strategies for searching for the image of an old puzzle? I have asked here a few times over the years and come up with nothing, unfortunately. At this point I am ready to brute force it and just look at images of puzzles until I find the image of that puzzle. Previous methodology inside. [more inside]
posted by cashman
on Oct 14, 2011 -
One of my websites, was recently banned from google search and adwords. Any advice as to get this problem fixed quickly would be greatly appreciated. All reconsideration request have been denied so far.
posted by kbrower3
on Oct 11, 2011 -
How to maintain online privacy and NOT be searchable as someone else's friend social networking friend? [more inside]
posted by mintchip
on Oct 8, 2011 -
How to use google apps to run my email but still be able to migrate to something else later? What steps do I need to take to make sure that someday if my business needs to I can migrate away
from having google backend my email of my owned domain? [more inside]
posted by Twinedog
on Oct 5, 2011 -
What patents does Microsoft own related to Android and where did those patents originate? [more inside]
posted by mullacc
on Sep 29, 2011 -
Is there an 'advanced' way to add or edit Google calendar appointments beyond the normal interface? [more inside]
posted by mairuzu
on Sep 27, 2011 -
Is this a real Google-thing or some kind of malware scam? Google search suddenly isn't working for me, sometimes. [more inside]
posted by Corvid
on Sep 24, 2011 -
google logic failure: Where can I watch the Fox News / Google republican debate from yesterday. I don't want highlights, just to watch the whole thing. Any help appreciated.
posted by Funmonkey1
on Sep 24, 2011 -
I have a massive Google spreadsheet containing entry info for a small film festival. I need to be able to produce tailored reports from it that only contain need-to-know info, instead of making people look at the master sheet. Is this possible? If not, what online software should I use? [more inside]
posted by goatdog
on Sep 23, 2011 -
Help me manage my scandalous past -- or at least figure out how to reduce its prominence on Internet/Google search results! Details within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 18, 2011 -
This question is about as meta as I think I've ever come up with. There's a site that allows you to send a link to a google search, and the resulting page shows the search being typed into google and completed. Maybe I'm having an idiot moment, but I can't think of any way to search for the site without using the words "google" or "search" which obviously obfuscate the results I'm looking for. Anyone know the site I'm referring to?
posted by billyfleetwood
on Sep 16, 2011 -
I have a column of words in an excel file. I want to get the number of google results for each phrase in my file. Is there a simple way to do this? [more inside]
posted by AlexanderPetros
on Sep 15, 2011 -
Calling SEO/Google Experts: I have a bloglike site for a new company (on Wordpress) and I am trying to make it SEO friendly. Hypothetically, lets assume that the site is about flying lizards and I have named it 'liz.ly'. Every day, new and well written content is added to this site so hopefully in the next few months it will start showing up at a respectable rank on google. BUT: [more inside]
posted by london302
on Sep 14, 2011 -
I'm seeing a weird drop in August in search-related traffic to my company's site. What's odd is it is for searches of the company's name, domain name or URL. [more inside]
posted by ao4047
on Sep 14, 2011 -
I use Google Calendar with the iPod's Calendar app. Whenever I change what calendar an event is found in (from School to Work, for example), it does so successfully on the iPod, but the next time I log in to Google Calendar, that event is in both calendars. How do I keep it from duplicating like this?
posted by dubadubowbow
on Sep 8, 2011 -
Please tell me(a spreadsheet noob) if I can convert rows from a google spread sheet into individual google docs. [more inside]
posted by momochan
on Sep 2, 2011 -