In this tutorial we will show you how to make the most out of google so you find exactly what you looking for.
Go to google from your web browser.
Keep your search as simple as possible and try to use as little words as possible. Instead of searching for "the best phone in the world" just search for "iPhone". You get what I'm saying.
The file type command displays results only in the file type you specify. For example if you information about apple in a PowerPoint presentation just type "apple filetype:ppt".
All information about apple in the form of a PowerPoint presentation is displayed. You can do this with all file formats such as PDF etc.
If you searching for something but you want to exclude results use the minus sign. For example you want to do a search on apple but you don't want results from YouTube just search "apple -YouTube".
This search will show results on apple but it will not show any results relating to YouTube. You can also exclude filetypes etc. Remember to use the minus sign.
Google scholar is great for scholars who need information with good references.
Go to scholar.google.com
You can also use the date option to limit what results you get. For example you want information on iOS 7 in the past 24 hours.
Search iOS 7 then tap the settings icon. Tap time.
Then tap past 24 hours.
All information about iOS 7 that was loaded in the past 24 hours will be displayed.
The google art project is perfect if you love art. Go to www.googleartproject.com and view art from over 150 galleries.
You can take virtual yours of art etc.
You can use the numbers range when you searching for anything to do with numbers for example to search for a tv between $200 and $300 just search "tv $200..$300". The .. Specifies the range.
This search show results on iPhone between 2007 and 2010
To search for an exact phrase put quotation marks around it.
A search was done on the phrase think different.
Do not worry about upper case or lower case google search is not case sensitive. Search also ignores punctuation.
You can use the related operator to find similar pages to a website you like. For example you like the macrumors website. To find similar website search "related: www.macrumors.com".
This shows all websites similar to macrumors. Remember to type related:url.
Google search can convert to any units you want. Just type for example miles to km.
You can now enter the number of miles you want to convert to kilometers.
Get the time anywhere in the world just type "time in (place)" for example to see the time in India type "time in India".
To get currency conversions just type currency 1 to currency 2. For example to find dollars to Rands just type "dollars in rands".
To check the weather just type "weather city name". For example to find the weather in Durban just type "weather Durban". Just type "weather" to get the weather at your current location.
To check stocks just type the ticker symbol. For example to check Apple stocks just type "appl".
You can get scores and schedules for your favorite NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB team by just typing the team name or the league in the search bar.
You can track your UPS, FedEx or USPS packages by typing the tracking ID directly into the search bar.
To get a definition of a word just type define: word. For example to get the definition of accomplish just type "define: accomplish".
You can enter any math equation and search will solve it for you. You can draw graphs etc. For example to get the value of cos(30) just type "cos(30)" in the search bar.
You can locate earthquake activity by just typing earthquake in the search bar.
You can get the sunrise and sunset times for any city in the world just type sunrise or sunset then the city name. For example to get the sunrise time in Durban just type "sunrise Durban".
You can check flight schedules. For example to check for a flight from Johannesburg to London, type "flight from Johannesburg to London". You can also type flights from (place) or flights to (place).
You can get results that include synonyms by putting the ~ symbol before your search term.
A search, Christmas ~ recipes will return results of recipes for deserts, candy, cookies and more.
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