Smartphones are expensive— I know, breaking news, right? Even the average smartphone is way outside the “impulse buy” range. You really need to do your research to find the right one for you. You probably check out several reviews, read up on the specifications, and maybe even look at reviews of competing devices so you know what you’re getting into. All good precautions.
Since cutting the cord, I have learned a few things I didn’t expect. I knew I was going to have to adapt to a new way of watching TV. What I didn’t anticipate was how familiar that different way of doing things was going to feel. When you cut the cord, you need to fill the TV gap with a number of apps and services to make up for what you no longer have. What’s interesting about the end result is that you end up with a grid of TV apps that you access in order to watch your content. Sound familiar?
Its time to face facts: the headphone jack is dying and its only a matter of time before the end comes. What then? What will fall next in the name of making phones thinner, lighter, and less expensive to make? How long will it be before we see a phone with no ports at all? What would it take to make a phone with no ports? Let’s find out. Most of the technology that we would need to make a truly porless phone exists today.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".