After a couple weeks of delay, Google launched its new Backup & Sync app, which can store your entire computer system to Google Drive. The original debut was scheduled on June 28, but was pushed back a few weeks for fine tweaking. Backup & Sync allows you to store any photos, videos and documents in the same format on Google's cloud for safekeeping from crashes and unfortunate accidents. The feature is available for both Macs and PCs and replaces the old Google Drive and Google Photo uploaders.
Today, while scouring the many deals of Amazon's Prime Day, remember to shop via smile.amazon.com. Entering through that URL gets you to the exact same Amazon you'd normally use, except that 0.5 percent of your purchase goes to a charity of your choice. It may sound unreal, but all of the prices and deals are the exact same too. So be sure to use Smile if you're shopping this Prime Day -- because why not do some good while picking yourself up a box of discounted Soylent?
Downloading Ubuntu just got easier. Today the operating system was made available in the Windows Store, something Microsoft earlier in 2017 said it would do (see more about Microsoft's 2017 Build conference here). While the Windows download is a limited sandbox version of the system, it makes the acquisition process much faster than the traditional route. This version's main functionality is to run command-line utilities through an Ubuntu Terminal.
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".