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Simple Google Search Tricks

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Use Google as a spelling check

                Typing a word into Google is a quick way to see if you want the right spelling. If it’s incorrect, Google will suggest the correct spelling instead. Also you can use the “define:” operator to return definitions from various dictionaries. You can see “define: Astronomy
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Use Google as a calculator

                Google has a calculator. Try entering a calculation like (512/12 )*14+13.  I know that your computer also has a calculator, but if you spend most of your day inside a internet, typing your calculation into the browser’s search box is quicker than firing up your computer’s calculator.

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  • Get the local time anywhere in the world

                    If you want to know the time in another country/city anywhere in the world, type “time” and then the name of the city, it should display the current time in that part of the world.
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    Convert currency, metrics, bytes, and more

                    Google's converter can help you out whether you're cooking dinner, traveling abroad, or another things. Find out how many teaspoons are in a quarter cup or how many seconds there are in a week or how many euros there are to 112 dollars . And also bits in kilobytes and numbers in hex or binary and … .
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    Exclude specific terms with the “– “operator

                    You can narrow your searches using this operator. For example, if you’re looking for information about American Idol but don’t want anything about Simon Cowell, type: “american idol” –cowell.
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    Instantly Track UPS Packages

                    Track your UPS packages without having to log on, etc, just input the tracking number in the google search.
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    Track flight status

                    Enter the airline and flight number into the Google search box and get back the arrival and departure times right inside Google's search results.
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    Check Your Local Weather

                    Check your local weather by typing “weather” and “your zip code” or “name of city”in the google search box.
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    Find Local Movie Times

                    Want to check the movie times at your local theater? Type “movie title” “your zip code”
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    sources:gigaom.com , lifehacker.com
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