Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

4 Quick Tips: Get More From Google

Iolo has posted this handy Quick Tip list I think everyone should know:

  • Google Get the latest weather. To quickly get the current weather conditions and a three-day forecast, type the word weather followed by a zip code or city and state and then press ENTER (or click Search).
  • Track airline flights. A helpful feature when you’re picking up a friend from the airport or rushing to catch a flight yourself: to get real-time flight information, type in the airline name followed by the flight number and press ENTER. You’ll then see the status of the flight (like “on-time” or “30 minutes late”) and its estimated arrival or departure time.
  • Track packages. To track a UPS, FedEx, or US Postal Service package, type or paste in the tracking number and press ENTER; Google will display a direct link to a web page with more information.
  • Calculate math. Whether balancing your check box or calculating a tip, Google’s calculator function can come in handy. Simply type in the math problem and press ENTER; for example, entering 900+50 will display 950; entering 38.55*20% will display 7.71.

They also have some Quick Tips for Word, and Facebook, here.

Today’s quote:Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” ~ Lance Armstrong

Hope you enjoy your weekend, everybody!

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September 3, 2011 - Posted by | advice, Google, how to, Internet, tech | , , , , ,


  1. Hey some further good tips here…I get the weather …from somewhere…ha …which is convenient…I must check into the others. I suppose is available in Canada.


    Comment by gaia | September 3, 2011 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      As far as I know. (You may have to use the name of your city in place of a ZIP, but I am only guessing at that.. and kind of doubt you’ll have to.)

      But yes, these are nifty shortcuts.. kind of the ABC’s of using a search engine with some savvy.


      Comment by techpaul | September 3, 2011 | Reply

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