You’ve heard the story about smartphones killing compact cameras. What about music? Can smartphones also replace dedicated digital audio players that audio buffs have been carrying around? Well, phone makers are finally putting in some serious audio quality. Instead of getting away with thin-sounding dross like before, even the likes of Samsung are beefing up their audio offerings on their flagship phones. Not every phone will give you the unblemished quality you desire from a dedicated player, sure.
When you surf the Web, where you go online is tracked. The same when you drive around using Google Maps on your Android phone. Just check your phone’s log to see where you have been. What you do at home, however, is still a bit of a mystery to technology companies, though not for long. That’s fast changing with smart devices such as the Amazon Echo personal assistant, home sensors and even a smart vacuum now actively collecting and potentially sharing that information.
More than 100 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore have taken up solutions such as smart sensors and 3D visualisation that were part of a pre-approved list aimed at helping them take advantage of the latest technologies. These SMEs have spent S$2.4 million on 24 such solutions okayed by an SME programme run by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) since April.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".