What feels like forever ago now, Microsoft had its Zune media playback device. This was Microsoft's go at taking on Apple's iPod, and, well, here we are without a Zune to look at anymore. But I loved that thing. I had tried an iPod, and plenty of other alternatives, but the Zune and, eventually, the Zune HD, kept me quite content. And while the hardware was part of it, and even the software was pretty great at the time, it was something else that really kept me coming back.
Getting as many things connected as possible is the ultimate sci-fi dream, which means even clothes have to get tossed into the bandwagon, too. Google and Levi’s look to start things off with a new jacket that uses Jacquard technology. The Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard was actually first introduced back in March of this year.
Apple has made a change to the results people will see while using Siri and Spotlight on iOS devices and Macs. As confirmed by TechCrunch, citing an official statement provided to the publication from Apple, the company has made the decision to remove Bing as the default search results provider for Siri and Spotlight, and instead is opting to use Google across its devices. According to Apple, this is meant as a means to gain consistency between devices.
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".