Sunday, January 18, 2009

Google's Hidden Dictionary -1

Everyone knows that Google is a search engine! But then, did you know that Google has a Hidden Dictionary? Well, you may have noticed that when you're searching for a word, Google will offer a link to Web definitions of your word. This is part of Google's hidden dictionary!
Let’s say that you want to know the meaning ,the definition ,synonym of the word GREEDY.
Go to Google and type in the word greedy.
Click the Google search button.
Your results will show up.
You will also see a link for definition. Now Click definition.

Another page will open up with the Dictionary Meaning, Thesaurus,Antonyms,Word Tutor,Translations,Best of the Web and even Shopping for the word GREEDY.

But then , if you are only interested in finding a quick dictionary style definition of greedy, use the syntax define:
Like this - define:greedy
Type in and click Google Search.

If you want the definitions in other languages too,there are options.
For,instance, if you click on German, the results will show up in German!

What if you are not a good speller?Do not worry! Google will still suggest an alternate search, just as it does for regular Web searches. Like if we type in define: gredy, Google will helpfully ask you, "Did you mean: define: greedy."

How cool is this? :)

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Download Podcasts To PC Using iTunes

Podcasts which are recorded radio or TV programs can be downloaded to your computer for free using Apple’s iTunes. You can subscribe to a show using iTunes and automatically receive new episodes as they become available. There are many thousands of free Podcasts available in the iTunes Store, which cover many popular TV and radio shows around the world. The podcast's download time , depends on your Internet connection speed.

Here's how you do it:

1. Download Podcasts

Open ITunes.
Click iTunes Store link in the left pane.

Click the Podcasts menu item on the main screen.
Look at the Categories menu, and choose either audio Podcasts, or video Podcasts.
Click on a Podcast thumbnail picture for more information, or look at the Top 20 Podcasts on the right-hand side of the screen.
Click Power Search option in the Quick Links menu to search for a particular show.
Click on a show and click the Get Episode button.

2. Subscribe to Podcasts

Choose a show and click on the Subscribe button.
All future episodes will now be automatically downloaded to your iTunes Library.

3. Play Podcasts in Your iTunes Library

Go iTunes Library.
Click on the Podcasts menu item in the left pane (under Library).
The downloaded subscribed episodes will appear in bold.
Double-click on an episode to access it directly in iTunes.

To unsubscribe , highlight the show in your library and click the Unsubscribe button at the bottom of the main window.

That's it! You're done! :) Read more Entry>>