Just had to pass along 1 more TOW. Just Think of the T in TOW as plural... lol

 

google.com is a search engine with a lot more capabilities then just looking up web pages.

 

Now you can even google on your cell phone by text messaging google .... Click here

 

In case you are not familiar with googles abilities I have cut and pasted them below. 

For example the search box can be used as a calculator.

Type in half a cup in teaspoons

Then click the "Google Search" button to see the results

 

 

 

  

Google Web Search Features

In addition to providing easy access to more than 8 billion web pages, Google has many special features to help you to find exactly what you're looking for. Click the title of a specific feature to learn more about it.

 

Cached Links

View a snapshot of each page as it looked when we indexed it.

 

Calculator

Use Google to evaluate mathematical expressions.

 

Definitions

Use Google to get glossary definitions gathered from various online sources.

 

File Types

Search for non-HTML file formats including PDF documents and others.

 

Froogle

To find a product for sale online, use Froogle - Google's product search service.

 

I'm Feeling Lucky

Bypass our results and go to the first web page returned for your query.

 

Local Search

Search for local businesses and services in the U.S. and Canada.

 

Movies - New!

Use Google to find reviews and showtimes for movies playing near you.

 

News Headlines

Enhances your search results with the latest related news stories.

 

PhoneBook

Look up U.S. street address and phone number information.

 

Results Prefetching - New!

Makes searching in Firefox faster.

 

Search By Number

Use Google to access package tracking information, US patents, and a variety of online databases.

 

Similar Pages

Display pages that are related to a particular result.

 

Site Search

Restrict your search to a specific site.

 

Spell Checker

Offers alternative spelling for queries.

 

Stock Quotes - New!

Use Google to get live stock quotes and information.

 

Street Maps

Use Google to find U.S. street maps.

 

Travel Information

Check the status of an airline flight in the U.S. or view airport delays and weather conditions.

 

Weather - New!

Check the current weather conditions and forecast for any location in the U.S.

 

 Web Page Translation 

Provides English speakers access to a variety of non-English web pages.

 

Who Links To You?

Find pages that point to a specific URL.

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Tech Tip Google On The Go


 

What is Google SMS?  I'm glad you asked.  Google SMS, or Short Message Service, enables anyone with a cell phone or mobile device to get answers to specialized queries like residential and business listings, dictionary definitions, product pricing and more.  The best part is you don't need one of those swanky new phones with web access.  All you need is a cell phone or mobile device with text messaging or SMS capabilities. 

 

How It Works

 

  1. Enter your query as a text message.  Click here for sample queries.
  2. Send your message to the US shortcode 46645 or GOOGL on most phones.
  3. You'll then receive a text message (or messages) with your results.

 

You can query for phone book listings, the definitions of words, or get answers for mathematical equations.  Google determines what information you are looking for based on your query, then sends you the top results. Now the difference with using Google SMS versus Google.com is when you search on Google.com your results generally include links to various websites.  With Google SMS the results are text-only.

 

Putting It To Use

 

Looking for a place to eat while on the road? 

 

Get business listings:

         Just type in what you are looking for. You can search for either a specific business like Pizza Hut or for a general service like pizza.

         Make sure to include both a city and state, or a zip code with your search terms.

         To get local results, put a period between the business name and the location.

 

Examples:

         pizza 91205 or pizza.91205 to ensure local results

         pizza hut.glendale ca

 

Want to compare prices on that new laptop you're looking at while shopping at your local computer store?

 

Get prices:

         Enter a product name. You can search for either a specific product like sony vaio notebook or a general topic like laptop computer. You can specify that you only want prices by including the word price or prices at the beginning or end of your query. Or, use the shortcut 'F' before the search terms. Google SMS is not case sensitive so 'F' and 'f' are the same.

         You can also search for a specific book by entering its ISBN (the 10 digit code found on the back of its cover), or a specific product by entering its UPC code (the 12 digit code below the bar code).

Examples:     

 

  Price ipod 20gb

  ipod 20gb prices

  F ipod 20gb

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' ISBN:

  price 043935806X

  0 439 35806 X

  43935806X

 

  price dvd player

  dvd player prices

  F dvd player

Nikon D70 camera UPC:

  price 018208252145

  0 18208 25214 5

  018208252145

 

 

Need the answer to a math problem?

 

Enter the calculation you'd like done as a query. The calculator can solve math problems involving basic arithmetic, more complicated math, and units of measure and conversions, as well as physical constants

 

Examples:

         5+2*2

         sqrt(-4)

         half a cup in teaspoons

         160 pounds * 4000 feet in Calories

 

Get Help

 

Use your phone to get Google SMS help. Just send the word help as a text message to 46645 and you'll get instructions and tips for using the service. Get general help information or help with a specific feature by entering which feature in your text message.

 

Examples:

         help

         froogle help

 

You can also send the word tips or shortcuts to 46645 to receive the following summary of keyboard shortcuts, which you can then save and use as a quick reference:

 

Name Location / Name.Location / (F)roogle / (G)oogle / (D)efine / Calculator / Area code / Zip code.

 

Other Useful Information

 

Google SMS is still in Beta.  That means it's a pilot program still in the testing phase.  Over time, the features will evolve and improve.  If you'd like to be a part of the process, you can send an email to sms-feedback@google.com with your suggestions and feedback. 

 

  • Check out how to use Google SMS to get sample queries and the type of results you might get.
  • Find out which wireless providers support this service by going to major wireless providers.
  • Get a wallet size tip sheet here.
  • If you're a merchant and would like to have your products included, visit Information for Merchants
  • To have your residential or business phone and address removed from the Google PhoneBook, click here.
  • Sign up with Google SMS and be the first to find out about new feature releases.  Click here to get on their mailing list.
  • For more details, check out How To Use Google SMS.

 

Lastly...

 

Google SMS is a free service, however, you need to know that the standard text messaging charges from your wireless provider do apply.  Oh, and, the merchant listings are also free as Google does not accept payment for your product listing request.

 

Google On!