Advanced Google Search Tips

You may have come across some google search tricks earlier on TechMilkyway. If you haven’t then you should read those google search tips. Continuing with it, here are few more advanced google search tips. Some are really useful and handy google search tips while others are fun to know and share with your friends.

Advanced Google Search Tips

1. Search for Famous Books

If you want to know all the books an author has written, then you can use this google search tip to know the same. Start typing in google:

books by author_name. Like books by Rhonda Byrne, books by Shakespeare etc.

2. Search for Songs in Google

You know how difficult it is to find songs online. Now no more browsing through all that sites to get to your favourite songs of a singer. Google is there to make it easy with its search tips and tricks. Like above type in google search:

songs by singer_name. Like songs by Shreya Ghosal or anyone you like.

3. Cricket Scores and Schedules

The game of cricket has craze all over the world. If you are too a fan of it, then this google search trick is for you. With this google search tip, you can find cricket scores and cricket schedules of all on going matches in a summarized way. Just type in google:

cricket score for scores of recent and live matches

cricket schedule for all the schedules of upcoming matches

4. Find Your IP Address

In simple terms, IP address is a set of numbers which is used to identify any device connected to Internet. Any device connected to Internet will have it. Want to know your IP address? Type in google:

my ip

5. Current Stock Market Details

Interested in stocks? Here is a google search trick which will give you nice graphical representation of stock details of your favourite company. Just type:

company_name stock. Like Apple stock, Reliance stock etc.

6. Google Cache

Did you ever clicked on a link on google search result to find that the visited site is offline or down for some reason? Still if you want to check something on the site, you can do it through google cache. Google caches the pages of all the sites of the internet so that they can be viewed even when there’s some problem with the server. Just enter the word cache before your site url (website full address):

cache site_url or you can make a normal search and click on the down arrow at the end of url and click cached.

7. Solve Mathematics Problems

Google can even solve math problems for you and help you in your homework. Just type:

solve figure_name

Like solve cylinder or solve circle. In the result you will find option to give inputs and get outputs. Also there is a option to find different parameters related to a figure like area, volume, surface area etc directly in the result.

8. Find Flights

With this google search tip you can find all the flights from a place to your destination. Suppose if you want to find the flights from Hyderabad to Delhi, type in google:

flights from Hyderabad to Delhi

Clicking on more option at the bottom the result will get you further details.

9. Find Restaurants Near by

Like Chinese food? Or want to taste Italian one. You can find the restaurants near by using this google search tip. Just type:

Chinese Restaurant or Italian Restaurant

Also you will find a map at the right of the results so that you can easily locate the restaurant and navigate towards it.

10. Distance Between Two Places

Planning for a holiday and want to know the exact distance between your city and your dreamland? Here is the google search tip in action:

distance between <source> to <destination>

e.g. distance between Delhi to Mumbai. To help you further, you will also find a guiding map from your source to destination at the right.

 11. Time Zone of a Place

With this google search tip you can find how much ahead or behind is the time at a place. It will give you the time zone (pre-defined longitudes) to which that particular area belongs. Type in google:

<place> time zone

Like Washington time zone or India time zone.

So these were some of the advanced Google search tips. One thing to note here is that most of the search tips work when you have turned ON the location option of your google search. They work only when you have allowed Google to access your location. You can turn it on by going to gear icon>search settings>location. Liked the post? Then hit the sharing buttons and show it to your friends 🙂

Best Way to Read PDF on Java Phone (or any phone)

Read PDF on any Java Phone

If you have an android, an iphone or a computer with you, then its really very easy to read any pdf file or an ebook. You just need to install the related software or app, and you can straight forward view the pdf with just a click. Being a regular Java phone user, I found it quite difficult to read the pdf files and at times it was a great irritation to download a pdf containing what I was searching for. I found a java app named Mobile PDF Reader which can read pdf files but it too had a drawback. This app did not work with pdf files of large size. I began searching the internet expecting a solution to this problem but in vain. 🙁

After a lot of search, I came to know about online pdf readers. I was new to internet then and was quite suprised to know that pdf files can be read online. This was the solution I was looking for-a solution independent of phone platform. Now atlast I got the way to read pdf on java phone. What was next! I began searching for websites which make possible to read pdf without any software or app. I got list of few websites which I could count on my fingers. I tested all of them and found two of them as best fitting solutions. One of them I explain here and the other next time. 🙂

Samurajdata website view

How to View PDF Files in Java Mobiles (or Practically in Any Phone)

Using this website you can view any pdf file or a pdf ebook directly in your browser without any additional software. You will also be able to view the images in the pdf and also view the original pdf design without any deviation from its original one. Further it works in android, iphone, pc and not to leave the java phones. Isn’t it cool? Now let me tell you the name of the website. It’s Samurajdata. Just visit the below link to view your pdf.

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You just need to upload the pdf file and click view. Also you can provide the url of your pdf file which means you can view pdf files without uploading it. The technique here applied is that this site actually converts your pdf pages to images (jpg format). There are also options to view postscript and word documents. You can view them right in your browser or can download them to read later offline. Just take a note of the url of the webpage containing images of all your pdf pages. You can visit that particular url anytime and read your pdf . You can also share the link with your friends. This webpage will be available for 3 days after it was last viewed. Here is an example where I viewed the PDF ebook titled Problogging for Newbies written by Jane Sheeba, a famous blogger.

samurajdata view pdf example

Now one important thing for opera mini, uc browser or any other mobile browser users. The features of this website are obvious to desktop users but for mobile users it may not be clear. While clicking on the image in desktop it zooms but in mobile phone it doesn’t. So it will be quite difficult to read your file. But don’t worry. Here’s a solution. If your using opera mini, place your cursor on the image and press 1. Now select the last option i.e., open image. You are done. Do it in uc browser in a similar way. Now sit back and enjoy your reading!

I wrote this post because I personally found it so useful. Now if you find it useful, why don’t you share it with your friends? Use your favourite social buttons below, your friends are waiting to here you. If you are facing any problem implementing this, let me know through your comments and be sure to get a quick reply. Excited to meet you all in your favourite social networking sites!  🙂

18 Google Search Tips for Your Daily Needs

Want Google to act on your finger tips? Of course it acts on our keystrokes, what’s new in it! But keystrokes are not important unless you know which key to strike when. I mean the commands you should enter from your keyboard so that google does what you want. Have a look at these google search commands or google search tips which will definitely help you in performing few of your daily tasks in a better way. What’s special about these google search tricks or tips is that you can find many useful things directly within the google search results page and without the need of visiting any website. Also you will save your valuable time. So, let’s not waste your time! 🙂

Google Search Tips

1. Spell Check Using Google

Confused about spelling of a particular word? Know the correct spelling of a word using google. Just enter your word in google search box and voila! Get your correct word suggestion.
e.g. attendence

2. Use Google as an Online Timer

Need a online timer (or stop watch)? Well there is one with google. Just type in google search box:

set timer for <duration/time>

e.g. set timer for 2 minutes or set timer for 5 am

As soon as the timer completes the specified duration, it rings your computer bell and thereby alerting you. You can even stop and reset the timer. It works in pc and high end phones.

3. Use Google as a Calculator

Many basic (even few advanced) calculations can be done directly using google search. If you haven’t done it before, just try writing this in google search

tan(45 degree)*3+1= or (435*3)/5=

4. Use Google to Find Meaning of a Word

Do you want to know the definition or meaning of a word sitting at the back of your mind? Try the following syntax. Along with word definition, you will also find details on pronunciation, parts of speech etc. Here’s how to do it:


e.g. define:blog

5. Know Current Time of a Country/Place

If your watch/mobile doesn’t show up the correct time and you are not before television, then this google search tip may come to your rescue. Type in google search box:

time <place/country>

e.g. time hyderabad

6. Find Currency Rates Using Google

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Compare the rate of one currency to other by this syntax directly in google search. To know how much is the value of a US dollar in Rupees, type:

1US dollar in rupee

Similarly you can write:

1 US dollar in euro

1 euro in Serbian dinar

1 rupee in Australian dollar etc.


7. Useful Conversions Using Google

A general case of the above search tip, can be used to convert the measurements of a physical quantity from one system of units to other. You may try these conversions:

km to m, cm to m, Celsius to Fahrenheit, kg to pound, foot to yard, amu to kg
or anything else that you want to know.

e.g. 100 m in km or 1 amu in kg

8. Search for Products in a Range

Looking to buy a phone in the range 10000 to 12000 rupees? Want to know if that particular branded item lies in the range of your budget. Well you can now easily do it on google by searching for:

<product name> in <start>..<end>

e.g. Android phone in 10000..12000

9. Get Weather Reports Using Google Search

No need to see newspaper or watch television for weather forecasts, unless you are not connected to internet. 🙂 Google will do it for you. Using this search you can get details about temperature, humidity, winds, clouds etc of your chosen area. Just type:

weather <place>

e.g. weather Hyderabad

10. Use Google to Know Sunrise and Sunset timings

Searching for sunrise and sunset timings in the Panchang (Indian calender) daily? But did you ever look at your small screen under your pocket shouting to tell you what you are looking for! Type:

sunrise <place> or sunset <place>

e.g. sunrise Delhi or sunset Washington

11. Get Public Data of a country

Using this special search you can find public data of any country in google search itself. Google will show the statistics along with the year in which they were recorded and the source from where they were taken. Try these searches:

population of < country name>

president of <country name>

prime minister of <country name>

e.g. population of India

12. Capital of any Country/State

Ya, google is there to tell you all. You can easily find the capital of any country/state using google in a blink. Just type:

capital <country/state>

e.g. capital rajasthan


13. Find Roman Numerals of Any Number

It’s good to know that google can even convert any decimal number to its roman numerals equivalent. You just need to type:

<your decimal number> in roman numerals

e.g. 200 in roman numerals

Note: type roman numerals and not roman numeral.

14. Get Your Favourite Movie Details

With google you can find few details of your favourite movie or a movie you have watched recently. Just type:

cast <movie name>

e.g. cast dhoom 3

Not only about the actors of the movie, you can find even more details like director, producer, release date, any sequel of the movie etc. Type:

release date <movie name> for release date.

Similarly the words director, producer, sequel etc.

15. Translate sentences/words to other languages

You can translate words or sentences from one language to any other preferred language within google search. Start it right now by typing:

translate <your text> to <other language>

e.g. translate may i help you in hindi

16. Get Map of a Place

You can get a short map of your required place using this search tip. In pc, when this image is clicked, you will be directly taken to  google maps where you can zoom the map or view its satellite version. Type:

map <place>

e.g. map Andra pradesh

17. Get Flight Timings

Digging websites to get flight timings specially in mobile is somewhat irritating. Try this and get out of your irritation. You can know details like flight source, destination, arrival time, departure time, present status etc. You just need to type the flight name in google search and hit enter.

e.g. Air India 466

18. Know Important Dates of a Year

We don’t always have a calender handy to check when is that particular festival this year. With google search it’s all possible. Try this:

festival <year>

e.g. ganesh chaturthi 2013


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