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Google Voice for iPhone Launches

Google Voice for iPhone Launches

We watched as, a few weeks ago, third party Google Voice applications started landing inside the Walled Garden that is Apple's App Store. While there were murmurings of an ending world, other people rejoiced, and claimed the applications as their own, even with the cost of the app. But, those rumors that Google was working on an official application for the service turned out to be true, and now the application, all official and what not, is finally available.

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Cisco Umi HD Video Conferencing System for the Consumer Announced

Cisco Umi HD Video Conferencing System for the Consumer Announced

As far as rumors go, Cisco's video conferencing set-up meant for the general consumer has been at the top of the list for a few months now. Cisco has finally come forward with an official announcement today, pulling the curtain off their brand new HD video conferencing system, now called Umi. As far as hardware goes, you'll have a couple of things set up around your TV, but that's a small price to pay for being able to talk to your loved ones on your TV.

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Official Google Voice for iPhone app imminent?

Official Google Voice for iPhone app imminent?

Apple's publishing of their App Store guidelines for developers led to all manner of third-party Google Voice apps being submitted - and approved - for iOS devices, but now it seems Google's own app is set to imminently arrive.  TechCrunch has heard that the official Google Voice for iPhone app has already received its initial approval, and that it will pop up in the store as soon as the search giant has finished tweaking it to suit the Retina Display and iOS 4's multitasking.

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The Daily Slash: September 17th 2010

The Daily Slash: September 17th 2010

Welcome to the brand new edition of The Daily Slash. If you've been following the daily wrap-up since its debut a few months back, then you know that it's been changing ever so slightly. And, you may have noticed that it's been on somewhat of a hiatus recently. With that being said, The Daily Slash is back, with a far more streamlined and clean aesthetic to it, bringing you to the best stories of today right here on the R3 Media Network. But first, we'll start with a story found around the Internet that grabbed our attention that may not have made it to the main stream of news. So, let's get right into it, shall we? Welcome to The Daily Slash.

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GV Connect Hits the App Store, Brings Google Voice to the iPhone

GV Connect Hits the App Store, Brings Google Voice to the iPhone

The iTunes App Store may not be out of the fire when it comes to application submissions just because they are becoming a bit more transparent on the matter, but at least it's a step forward. While there were many apps that got caught in the crossfire of app submission, it was a Google Voice client that brought up some of the most dust. But, it looks like a new client, while unofficial, has just made its presence known within the App Store. It's called GV Connect, and it's available right now.

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Google Voice Desktop app leaks, gets video demo

Google Voice Desktop app leaks, gets video demo

A version of Google Voice Desktop has leaked, the softphone client for their Google Voice service that's based on the Gizmo5 technology acquired back in November 2009.  TechCrunch had been pestering their sources for screenshots of the app and instead were sent the software itself; as you might expect, it basically allows you to make voice calls through your Google Voice number from your PC or Mac.

Google were reportedly testing the app in-house earlier in 2010, but last month leaks suggested that the company had put the software project on hold and potentially scrapped it altogether.  According to the sources, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were unhappy with the idea of software being developed that would run outside the browser.

Video demo after the cut

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