Computer Talk: Search Tips and Phone Storage
By Larry Vierra, AdvancedPCSolutions
Five Great TIPS for Doing Google Searches!
1. Google can search anything on a particular site for you.
All you need to do is add the “site:_____” command to your Google search.
For example: “Larry Vierra” site:pcrepairspokane.netGoogle will find every mention of that name at the domain name you picked.
2. Easy to check the time and weather.
Want to know the time? Just type “time” and Google Instant will quickly tell you your local time. Type “time in ______” and put in the name of a city and it will tell you the time anywhere on the globe.
Type “weather” in the search box and you’ll get a four-day forecast for your local area. “Weather in ______” can reveal the precipitation expectations anywhere there’s a forecast.
3. Use Google instantly as your calculator.
Get the calculation you need by using Google’s search box. You don’t need to enter any special command, just type something as simple as “2 x 2″ (Google will tell you the answer) or you can enter something more complicated and Google will calculate it for you.
Google can tell the difference between 5*5-3 (22) and 5*(5-3) (10). And yes, it can use both an “x” or an “*” to multiply.
Google also makes converting measurements a breeze. Ask Google “3 meters in yards” and you’ll be told “3 meters = 3.2808399 yards.” You can convert volume, distance, area, currency, energy
4. Find your package fast with Google search.
Expecting a delivery from UPS, FedEx, or the U.S. Postal Service? Enter the package’s tracking number into the Google search box and it will auto-magically find where your box is and give you a quick link to the shipping company’s data.
5. Easily Track Earthquakes
The U.S. Geological Survey tracks all seismic movement the world over. In the wake of the devastation in Haiti and Japan, maybe it’s not a bad idea to know what’s going on near you, technically speaking. Type “earthquakes” into Google and you’ll instantly get a list of the most recent quakes in the world
Best Idea of the Month
Want to have 500GB of Backup or More Storage For Tablets and Smartphones?
Verizon Wireless and hard drive manufacturer Seagate have teamed up to create a Mobile Wireless Storage device with integrated support for Big Red’s 4G LTE network. A prototype is currently on display at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, but when it becomes available, the final product will allow consumers to store files from their smartphones and tablets directly to the Seagate 4G LTE device via a Wi-Fi connection.
Verizon claims that the Seagate 4G LTE Mobile Wireless Storage device will allow users to store over 300 HD movies for an iPad or Android tablet. They will even be able to stream content to a max of three mobile devices – whether it’s music, movies or even photos — across an 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connection. A rechargeable battery will reportedly offer up to five hours on a single charge.
Want a copy of your SmartPhone call records and text messages?
For Andriod phones you can send all test messages and phone records to your Gmail account effortlessly. Each message will show up as date-stamped email. You can print them, etc. Just download this application to your Droid Visit SMS Backup +
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