Saturday, May 11, 2019

Google Voice "Voicemail to Text" Setting is Disabled / Grayed Out

PROBLEM:  The Google Voice "voicemail to text" or "Get voicemail via message" setting is Disabled / Grayed Out.

STEPS

Your phone needs to be recategorized as a "Mobile" number.  The "voicemail to text message" setting is likely disabled / grayed out because it's currently categorized as a "Home" land-line number.
  1. From the new Google Voice web page, click the three vertical dots in the left-side menu bar.  Click "Legacy Google Voice".
  2. On the legacy web page, click the gear icon in the upper right corner, then click Settings.  
  3. On the Settings page, click the Edit button under the number.  On the next page, change the phone type/category to "Mobile", and save your setting.  You will now be able to check the box in your normal Google Voice settings to forward text messages.
BACKGROUND

Google recently changed the way linked/forwarding telephone numbers are added to a Google Voice configuration.  
  • If you add a phone telephone number via using the mobile Google Voice app, it will classify that number as a mobile number, which can receive forwarded text messages.
  • If you add a phone number via the Google Voice web page user interface (UI) at https://voice.google.com/settings, then it will classify the number as a land line, which cannot receive text messages, so the text forwarding check boxes will be grayed-out.
SCREENSHOT
Steps to find the "Legacy Google Voice Settings".




Friday, April 26, 2019

WiFi / VPN Issues on Mac (refresh settings!)

PROBLEM:  There are issues connecting to WiFi or VPN on your Mac.

STEPS:

1. Open Terminal app

2. sudo route flush 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Download / Export All Photos from Evernote Folder

GOAL:  Download or export all photos from an Evernote folder to your Mac desktop.

STEPS

1. Open your offline Evernote Mac desktop app.  If you don't already have it, download it here

2. Navigate to the Evernote folder you want to export photos from.

3. Select the notes that have the desired photos. 

  • Multiple Notes:  "Shift" + select multiple notes
  • All Notes:  Command + A
4. File > "Save Attachments to Folder..."


5. Select or create the destination export folder.

6. Save

RESULT:  Now all photos (PNG, JPG, etc) from your selected Evernote notes are extracted into an offline folder.