Stay Updated on the World Cup with Google Search

As I’ve said before in previous posts about Google Search, it offers some nice quick and easy ways to instantly receive your desired information. Please feel free to click on the links below to read more about what I’ve written about some Google Search tips and tricks.

5 Useful Google Search Tips

My 2 Daily Google Search Tips

For those soccer fans, staying updated with the scores, schedule, and brackets for the World Cup has been made easy thanks to Google’s unique Google Search tricks. So here it goes.

How to Receive Instantaneous Statistics, Scheduling, & Brackets for the World Cup

Type In: world cup


Type In: futbol

You will instantly see today’s game schedule for the World Cup. You can also see the schedule for yesterday and tomorrow’s game.

A small snippet out of the 8 groups for the World Cup.

A look at the bracket for the second stage for the World Cup.

As you would get with any other Google Search trick, you would instantly receive a tile of information giving you quick access and information to some of the statistics and scheduling for the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

How to Receive Instantaneous Information About a Particular Soccer Team & Their Statistics & Scheduling

For some, only a particular soccer team serves them interest. Maybe you’d like to know when their next game is or what’s their current standings in the World Cup tournament.

Type In: [country name] soccer

Example: united states soccer


Type In: [country name] <– For some countries, typing the name alone won’t display the team information. So you may have to use the first example. 

Example: mexico


This is the result of your search.


So I sure hoped this information helped you guys out. Especially for those soccer fans looking for some instantaneous information about upcoming games or their favorite teams! 😉


My 2 Daily Google Search Tips

The Google search!

If you’ve ever used the Internet, I’m pretty sure you’ve used the Google search engine. You know? That nice little box where you type whatever you’re looking for? Yeah that!

Anyways, as I’ve adventured through the realms and wonders of our vast Internet, I’ve come to gain some great insight on how to make use of the Google search box. Due to Google’s witty and innovative thinking, there are some great tips that I will instantly recommend you to use on a daily basis.

Of course, there are indeed other tips and tricks you can check out. So make sure to click this link right here (After you read this of course! :D) –> 5 Useful Google Search Tips

Tip 1: Finding out today’s weather

The weather tile that’ll appear as one of the results.

Type In: forecast [your city]

Example 01: forecast new york city

Example 02: forecast

Everyday, I go on with the daily routine of turning on my laptop and all the programs that I plan to use for the day. Including my web browser. But when I’m on the run to go to school, I find it absolutely time-consuming to go to a weather website, enter my zip code, and click on multiple links to find the information of my desire. Even if all this takes just a couple minutes, the time spent to just find out today’s weather can feel really time-consuming. All in all, this is just annoying.

But thanks to Google, I can now quickly determine the weather for the day and city of my choice by typing in forecast [city name] in the Google search bar. So let’s say I wanted to find the weather in New York City, well then I’d type in forecast new york city.

Also take note that if you’ve already signed into Google and its services, you can just type in forecast and it’ll display the weather information for your predetermined location.

With this quick Google search, I find no need to go through the several steps I’d naturally have to do on most weather sites. Google will instantly provide me with a tile of today’s weather information. Such information can include wind speeds, temperatures, humidity, and chances of precipitation. What’s also really neat is that it provides a graph of the rising and falling for temperature or precipitation. Cool huh?

Tip 2: Understanding new words

Defining google.

Type In: define [word]

Example 01: define hasty

For some, the old-fashioned dictionary will work just fine. While others may rely on some dictionary websites to give them the accurate definition of the word. Bust just as I said about looking up todays weather, it can be a real hassle to look up words also.

When looking up a word, all you have to type in is define [your word]. So for example, if I were to trying to figure out what the word “fabulous” meant. I’d then type in define fabulous. And thus forth, Google will give me a wondrous tile of information providing me with a bundle of information. Such information includes multiple definitions, word origins, the option to translate it, and the word’s usage throughout history. Basically, it’s the sort of to-go pocket dictionary of the Internet.


After learning these nice tricks, I’ve come to find it very difficult to revert back to what I did before. Which was to manually go to certain websites to find the weather or definition of a word. But thanks to Google, all of this information can be given to you in a matter of seconds.

You don’t need to search or figure out where to find the information. It’s all given to you in an instant tile of information. So before I check off on this post, I just want to say, thank you Google.

Windows 7 Taskbar Issue, Resolved!

An unfortunate, yet minor, issue I ran into with the Windows 7 taskbar.

An unfortunate, yet minor, issue I ran into with the Windows 7 taskbar.

Windows 7 is without a doubt probably my favorite operating system out there. One big reason for this “love” for Windows 7 is its taskbar. Also known as the “superbar.” The superbar is very useful when multitasking and switching between applications. But unfortunately, even this renowned operating system has some unusual flaw in one of its greatest features.

As you can see from the picture above, the Opera icon is currently highlighted. The issue? Wherever my mouse leaves the superbar, an icon remains highlighted as if my mouse was still over it. The solution? All I had to do was hold down Shift on my keyboard and right click on the icon. Then that unusually highlighted icon will go away.

As I browsed the wondrous internet, I was unfortunate to find a permanent solution or even a cause for this minor bug. Five years later, after the release of Windows 7, I find it rather odd that not even this minor issue has been resolved. 

MacXDVD Halloween Offer!

Digiarty Software is giving out an awesome offer this time of fall. Check it out!

MacXDVD Halloween Offer:

MacXDVD Ripper Pro Review [Video]:

MacXDVD Ripper Pro Review [Article]:

Listen to the Rain with Rainy Mood


Today, I’ve decided to talk about something short and relaxing for once. It’s called Rainy Mood.

Rainy Mood is a website, founded by Plain Theory, that’s solely devoted to rain. Just listening to rain and thunder. It sounds creepy at first, but the calming sound of rain drops just begins to soothe into your soul.

As you scroll down the website, there is a link where you can check out the music for the day. It just so happens that the music is being played along with the rain and thunder. Some days the music goes along with the rain just well, while others don’t. The developers have also developed an app for this that’s available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

That is of course, if you want to listen to rain.

Support Charity With the Humble Origin Bundle!

Paying for games can be expensive and sometimes even a hassle. Just recently, the famous gaming hub, Origin, has announced its support to charity called the Humble Origin Bundle.

It’s simple. The games included in the bundle are Dead Space, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, Mirror’s Edge, Dead Space 3, and Medal of Honor. Now normally, these games would cost a major $215.00 in total. But thanks to the help of Origin, you can get all these games for the cost of $1.00 or more. So basically, you can get these games at whatever price you’d like. But Origin isn’t finished yet. Pay above the average price (Shown on the Site) and get Battlefield 3 and Sims 3 with an expansion pack.

Now as you scroll down to fill out the information, you can balance things out on how much goes to which charity. The charities listed are Human Rights Campaign, Watsi, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, American Cancer Society, and the American Red Cross. You can also decide how much of a tip you would like to leave for this campaign in order for it to pay the bandwidth and development of this promotion.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get some money to help our folks out there!