When you look at the evolution of computers and tech, it does seem like it’s a huge conspiracy aimed directly at eyesight, actually! We went from small screens and low resolution to big screens and super high resolution. The result: much more area to look at, but everything on the screen is smaller than it used to be. And we don’t even need to talk about smart watches and smartphones, do we? The last bastion of people with perfect eyesight.
I think I’ve owned just about every single iPhone that Apple has released, along with most of the iPad and iPod models too. I started on the road with Apple way back with a Mac 512K. Not sure what that is? Google it. ? Suffice to say, it’s been a long journey. The company, I have learned, makes beautiful hardware but its software is a bit more of a dicey proposition, notably the team of iTunes and iCloud.
Your Dad is far from the only person who finds that the text on the computer screen is too small to easily read. It’s a common problem so much so that there are a lot of different ways to address the problem, depending on whether you want everything to be bigger, to ensure that no Web pages ever have really small text or whether you want a digital equivalent to a magnifying lens he can use as necessary.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".