Amazon.com has just announced a new service that allows you to purchase items from them using SMS text messages. The service is called Amazon TextBuyIt.
Text an item to AMAZON (262966) and Amazon will send you a text message with the top 2 results. Reply with a 1 or 2 (indicating which item you want) and Amazon’s ordering system will call to confirm and complete the order.
You can also get more results (above the first 2) by replying with ‘m‘. Amazon will return up to 8 items. Get details on a specific item by replying with the item number, followed by a d. For example, ‘2d‘ would return details on the 2nd item.
You can search by item name, author, artists, or by ISBN/UPC code. Now, when you see a book that want you can order it from Amazon on the spot.
Very cool service.
Here’s a pocket guide I made featuring most of the tips from the 16 Things SMS article from last week. It’s wallet sized. Just click it for the full size version, print it out, fold it (laminate if you want) and you’re ready to go.
So you’ve got a phone and unlimited text messaging, but now what? There are tons of useful things you can do with SMS, if you only know how. If you want to use your cell phone to make your life easier, but don’t want to purchase a PDA phone or subscribe to a data plan, then these tips and tricks could be just what you’re looking for. . . Read On.
The best thing about Firefox 2.0 (in my opinion) is the built in spell check. No more composing in Word and pasting into a text box, or misspelling words because you typed a quick post in the browser.
It comes in handy at work, where we constantly enter text into our development tool (Zentrack). My only complaint is that it only checked Text Areas and not all input fieldsâ€¦
Well, to fix that, just type about:config in the URL area of a Firefox window and then change the following value:
- layout.spellcheckDefault = 2 turns on Firefox 2’s spell-checking in input fields as well as text areas.
Check out Lifehacker for more great Firefox 2.0 tweaks.