It’s summer, meaning it’s the time of the year when people prepare for their summer vacations; or just a city break. Let it be for relaxation, or one last business trip before vacation, we’ve got a list of travel essentials we think you should pack along in order to make your journey as pleasant as possible. Your list might contain different gadgets than ours, depending on your destination and the way you get there.
We’re well into summer now, and the next batch of major smartphone announcements are just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to check in with the current crop of phones for a quick ranking. Using a secret ballot, the entire team at Pocketnow voted on their favorite phones released so far in 2017. The numbers have been tallied, and it’s time to share the results. In fifth place we have a tie between the OnePlus 5 and the Huawei P10. It’s fitting that these two shared a spot. Dual cameras.
We’ve got awesome cameras on our phones nowadays. For most users, the smartphones they carry in their pockets are better than point-and-shoot cameras of yesterday. Also, as the saying goes: “the best camera is the one you happen to have on you”. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for mediocre pictures, or, even better, it doesn’t mean you can’t improve your pictures on the go.
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".