Google SMS! Here's the wrap: Google has escaped the confines of a web browser and an internet connection. You now have the power of Google available from the keypad of your cellphone. What you do...
1. Send a text message to GOOGL (46645)
2. Put something in the message and send it, and you get useful information back:
|Send: 47978||Receive: Collegeville IN (city of any zip code you specify)|
|Send: 60611 pasta||Receive: pasta restaurant listings in that zip code, with name, address, and phone #|
|Send: define existentialism||Receive: need I elaborate...? :)|
|Send: 1280 seconds in minutes||Receive: Calculator by Google: 1280 seconds = 21.3333333 minutes|
|Send: 26.2 miles in kilometers||Receive: Calculator by Google: 26.2 miles = 42.1648128 kilometers|
|Send: g population muncie||Receive: - the corresponding "snippet" that you see for each search result, usually includes useful information|
|Send: 7652841250||Receive: Residential Whitepages: Peter J Walters 1904 Brentwood Ln Muncie, IN 47304 765-284-1250|
Holy cow! You now have Google at your side wherever you are. It already came in handy for me last weekend in the middle of downtown Chicago looking for a restaurant with pasta for before our marathon...