Apple released the official version of iOS 11 for eligible devices last Tuesday, September 19th. A few years ago I was keen to check out the betas before the official release, but this time around I decided I would rather just wait until the official, finalized version was available instead. I already knew that iOS 11 would be more about refinement than excitement, so I knew that it wasn’t going to be something that would absolutely knock my socks off.
Last Tuesday, Apple took the wraps off five new products: iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, iPhone X, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3. Although each product was exciting in their own right, it was the Apple Watch that piqued my interest the most with its new data-enabled capabilities. However, as more information comes out about it, the less excited I get. Ultimately, the new Apple Watch isn’t bringing anything to the table that we haven’t already seen before in other smartwatches.
It’s been an exciting week for the mobile industry. On Tuesday, Apple released not one, not two, but three new iPhones: the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X, making the iPhone the talk of the town. Determined not to be forgotten, Google also released a teaser page for its Pixel 2 event on October 4th, which sparked some conversation regarding the upcoming Pixel as well.
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".