Google's official Google Voice app is here. For the iPhone. Hot. Damn. And guess what? It's free. Updated.
Even if you hold your laptop up to your face like a flip phone, talking into your computer is lame. You want to use Google Voice like a real phone—with buttons and stuff. We'll tell you how.
Lifehacker came up with a good way to get free Google Voice calls on your desktop with Sipgate, but Sipgate seems to have run out of free numbers, rending that method broken (for now). VoxOx can do something similar.
Google is pushing active military personnel to the front of the Google Voice waiting list. That means if you have a .mil email address, an invite will go out inside 24 hours of your request.
There has been lots of chatter about Google Voice being on the verge of being released, so keep an eye out tomorrow and early next week to see if it hits. You'll probably have to sign up early to get a number in an area code you like.
If you've ever lost your cellphone, but didn't have another line to call it to make location-revealing sounds, Google Voice's call feature will help you find your phone by calling it for free.