Thursday, August 26, 2010

ARod so hated Cameron Diaz tops on-line Virus Charts, How Google helps your Mom

Cameron Diaz will Malware Your PC!
According to McAfee, googling Cameron Diaz gives you a 1 in 10 chance of ending up on a website of mal-intent. Even worse - googling "Free" has a maximum risk of 21.3%! On the bright side, people interested in politics should have relatively clean computers:

"President Barack Obama (#49) and Sarah Palin (#50) are not among the most risky personalities to search; they ranked in the bottom of this year's results, moving even lower on the list compared to last year." Source

I'll just stick to imdb.

My tattoo. Except not.
Last week Google rolled out a "search within a website" feature which definitely lives up to the K.I.S.S. standard - type "at website name" at the end of any search and have it look at that website first. Lets google "staples at randomanny" Man do I love that store or what!?

The old way of searching a site " staples" still yields better results but is harder to remember.

Just for kicks - here is the Google page of cool ways it can search:

Mmmmm Ted Taco

Yesterday, Google unleased the most Powerful Call Your Mom tool ever! Now you can have Google call you, then call a different number and connect your call. I immediately tried calling my parents in Dominican Republic but its 11 cents a minute, still making calling cards cheaper. It turns out google calling is only free in the US and Canada.

I have an Ooma and most people have cell phones with unlimited nationwide calling so I'm not sure why you need Google to handle the call connection for you.

The only thing I can think of is if you want someone to call you but don't want to do the actual dialing....?