Google at a Glance

If you're a typical Internet user, you access Google several times a week, if not several times a day. As a typical user, you also don't use a tenth of Google's search power which means you're not searching as effectively or as efficiently as you could. That's probably because you never move beyond Google's admittedly easy-to-use home page. The Google home page (www.google.com) is a marvel of simplicity and elegant Web page design. As you can see in Figure 6-1, most searches can be undertaken...

About the Author

Michael Miller has written more than fifty how-to and reference books over the last fifteen years, including Wiley's Building Really Annoying Web Sites (2001). Mr. Miller has established a reputation for practical, real-world advice and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers. He is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his ability to explain a wide variety of complex topics to an everyday audience. Mr. Miller is also President of the Molehill Group, a writing consulting...

Tell Expedia Your Meal and Seating Preferences

Like to sit in a window seat Require a vegetarian or Kosher meal Then tell Expedia your preferences ahead of time so that your needs can be accommodated as best as possible, that is. The time to enter these preferences is before you make a reservation. Click the My Profile link at the top of the Expedia home page to open the Profile Overview page and then scroll down to the Travelers Associated with This Profile section. Your name should be listed click the Flight, Hotel, or Car links to change...

Yahoo Shopping

Yahoo 's premiere online shopping service is, not surprisingly, Yahoo Shopping shopping.yahoo.com , which is both a Web search engine for specific products and a huge directory of online merchants thousands of them listed in dozens of different categories. As you can see in Figure 1-24, you use the Search section at the top of the page to search for specific merchandise the Browse section lets you browse the merchants by category. It's the shopping search that's particularly cool you can search...

Yahoo Family Accounts

Another available option is to create a Yahool Family Account. This enables you to create separate Yahool IDs for each of your children. You can then control what information your children give to Yahool and determine which Yahool features your children can and can't access. The key to managing your Family Account is to create separate Yahool IDs for each of your children. There are two classes of children's IDs available with Yahool Family Accounts Under 13 and 13 to 18. Each age class has its...