Google is my Friend. Part II.

No, not all of my posts will be Google oriented. I'm just a little low on substance right now. I have a ton of to-dos to do this weekend, so I will be locked, cocked, and ready to rock with enough entries to tie me over next week.

Forward march.

Google SMS. What's this you ask? An easy peasy way to get info sent to your cell phone. This automated system can send you phone numbers, turn-by-turn directions, weather, definitions, movie showtimes, translations... the list is ginormous. All you have to do is text your query to GOOGLE (466453) in a very simple format.

  • define amorphous - You guessed it. This will retrieve the definition of amorphous.
  • 123 Lovers Lane, Timbuktu, OH to 40734 - This retrieves the turn by turn direction from Lovers Lane in Timbuktu to the zip code 40734. Pretty amazing stuff.
  • movies San Diego, CA - Returns showtimes. You may also use your zip code instead of city and state.

Of course, in GOOGLE fashion, this is free! (aside from standard text message rates)


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