How to forward your cell phone to your Google Voice phones before going to Voicemail.

So I decided the other day that I really don’t like getting voice mail on my phone. So I opted to forward my voice mail to my Google Voice account, I find it much more convenient to check my voice mail online, but after activating the feature in my Google voice settings, I discovered something even better than simple voice mail forwarding.

As you can see from the image Google Voicemail is activated on my mobile phone, if its not enabled on yours the link will enable you to activate it. Google will provide you a string of symbols and numbers to enter into your cell phone to enable your phone to forward its calls to Google in the event you do not pick up instead of going to voice mail.

However after enabling Google Voicemail on your phone if you click the edit button you will see a new option at the bottom of the page, Forwarding Options. witch will allow you to ether have calls you do not pick up on your mobile forwarded directly to Google Vociemail or have the call foarded to all your other phones first. In my case this means ringing to my Skype account first. The other day I left my phone in my living room while I was working at my desk, I never heard my phone ring but I still got the call once it was patched over to my Skype account.

So if your a Google Voice user, go check out this feature and let me know what you think of it.

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Flock Moving To Google Chrome

Flock is a Broswer desiged with Social interaction in mind, with the ability to plug right into most social sites like facebook and twitter. Run your own WordPress install? It can plug into that as well, even has a built in blog eitor. If it wasnt for me writing my blog from so many locations I’d use it. but for now I stick to the built in WordPress editor.

Flock has been unappy with support from Mozilla, even going as far as to say they are feeling like the “red headed step child of the Mozilla development community.” I for one am torn on this subject, while I love Google Chrome I love the addon’s for Firefox, and most of them work with Flock as well, but then again. If they were to add plug in support for Chrome I’m sure I’d move to Chrome for good. Even though for now I only run it on my work computer as every personal machine of mine Runes OS X or Linux.

Granted Google is working on a OS X version of the Chrome browser, but on that platform I’m going to be pretty torn between it or Safari 4.

In the end I tend to trust the developers judgment and I’d like to believe they would not put the time into a product they were not sure the everyday user will love.

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Google Chrome Officially Leaves Beta

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I recently heard that Google Chrome would be leaving beta soon, but I didn’t realize it would be happening this soon. Yesterday Google Chrome officially leaves beta with the release of version 1.0. I am primarily a Mac user so I run Flock at home, but I am atrociously awaiting the release of the Mac version of Chrome.

My laptop and work computers though are windows machines and both run Chrome, I know I’m not supposed to install applications at work but this is my one exception, I just hate how bad IE handles memory, after a few hours of it being up it uses so many resources its not even funny, but I can run Chrome thorough my entire shift and it still maintains a Minimal footprint. even if I leave it running after my shift is over. Sometimes I just lock my machine and leave everything going. the one time I did that with IE running I came back to work the next day to find it using over 200M of memory, I’ve done the same with chrome and found it utilizing a fraction of that.

I was browsing though lifehacker the other day and found a great guide for the everyday power user you may want to check out.

Not ready to give up on FireFox quite yet? not that I blame you Mozilla FireFox is an amazing product, you might want to check out lifehackers article on Enable Chrome’s Best Features in Firefox. but my favorite Chrome feature is the ability for each tab to run as its own process, I’ve already been saved multiple times by this, have myself a nice long blog written up and load up a badly designed web page in another tab that causes that tab to crash, had I been using FireFox all my progress would have been lost but Chrome isolates that crash to that one tab and everything else is not affected by it, this also allows Chrome to be extremely efficient with its memory footprint. Long story short give it a try you just may love it. =)

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Adding Google Analytics to WordPress

I’ve looked all over for a plugin to install Google Analytics on a WordPress blog, finally I got fed up as all the plugins only provide the basic (urchin.js) script and not the newer advanced script (ga.gs)

I decided to share with everyone how easy it really is to do this yourself with the built in Theme Editor.

The Theme EditorNext step is to located and select the “Footer” from the right hand menu. Now scroll all the way down and paste your code in right before the tag.The Editor

After realizing how easy this  really was it really makes you think why people really even need to develop a plugin for it as the act of installing the plugin is more work then adding Google Analytics to your wordpress blog.

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