Canada's Innovation Minister says spectrum-auction rules that favour smaller wireless players are still necessary to promote more competition in the industry and lower cellphone bills. The government is holding a consultation on the framework of the next public auction of spectrum – the valuable airwaves that carry cellular signals – and has proposed setting aside more than 40 per cent of the licences for bids from wireless operators with less than 10 per cent of the national market share.
The iPhone X's edge-to-edge screen, infrared camera and facial recognition capabilities stole the show at Apple Inc.'s annual event in Cupertino, Calif., on Tuesday. But for Canadian wireless carriers and consumers, it's another feature that may hold the spotlight longer: the price point. The iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone ever, with a starting price in Canada of $1,319. By comparison, the iPhone 7, unveiled a year ago, started at $899.
For Freedom Mobile, Apple Inc.'s annual iPhone unveiling will be about more than whether you can unlock the device using facial recognition or recharge it wirelessly. The Shaw Communications Inc.-owned wireless carrier is putting the finishing touches on a new LTE (long-term evolution or 4G) network. However, the company is using radio waves in a frequency not compatible with many devices, including current versions of the iconic iPhone.
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".