Google's Hidden Features
Did you know that you can do many things in the Google search box? Sure, it might search the web for it, but the real answer comes up first. Here's some examples:
20+1.234piand other such queries turns Google into a calculator.
10.95 British Pounds in US Dollarswill tell me how much a delirious? CD would cost if I import it.
define:christiangives me definitions from around the internet.
AAPLwill give me a quick look at the stock information and plenty of places to research more.
Curse of the Golden Flowerwill show me some movie times of nearby theaters if I give it a location.
John Smith Minneapoliswill return a list of phonebook results.
Population of Minnesotawill spit out the answer to the question.
541will tell me where an area code is located in.
1Z9999W99999999999will get me to the status page of my UPS package quickly.
site:cmusicweb.com the elmswill give me a search for "the elms" but only on cMusicWeb.com.
Use those and more to power your searching and research.
Nice! It's always awesome to see the little, unpublicized things you can do with as powerful a tool as Google.
Better yet, you can text any of those queries to GOOGL from your mobile phone! But my favorite is texting a zip code to that number along with a local search. Especially useful in downtown Chicago..
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