Fitbit is quickly becoming the Xerox or Kleenex of fitness trackers, but its popularity hasn't come without a few hurdles. With the Fitbit Charge 2, we finally get a device that's polished enough to justify the hype.
At a glance, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus might be confused for their predecessors, the 6s and 6s Plus. Of course, this is deceptive. The iPhone 7 is perhaps the most drastic revision of the phone since it was first released nearly a decade ago.
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is moving forward with plans for a smart home hub, joining the Amazon Echo and the upcoming Google Home device in the battle to take over your house. Like the Echo, this device would let users control their lights, locks and other smart-homey stuff using voice activation.
Apple has released the first public beta for iOS 10.1. In addition to fixing some niggling bugs, it adds a beta version of the new "Portrait" feature for owners of the iPhone 7 Plus. Portrait mode uses both then normal wide-angle lens from the iPhone 7 Plus and its secondary "telephoto" lens to create a depth-of-field effect.
Refreshingly, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile are all inching back towards "unlimited data plans" (restrictions most certainly apply). But Verizon? Verizon insists that its customers don't need that shit. At the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in New York on Thursday, Verizon CFO Fred Shammo was asked about unlimited plans and according to CNET, nixed the idea, saying "at the end of the day, people don't need unlimited plans."
Earlier today, The Financial Times reported that Apple was interested in buying supercar maker McClaren. Since then, McClaren has denied those rumors-though the Financial Times stands by its reporting-but that doesn't mean the idea is without merit. When I first heard the rumor, I thought "this is insane," but the more I thought about it, the more idea makes sense.
Samsung is rolling out mass quantities of replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices to carrier stores. The company says it has shipped more than 500,000 new Note 7 devices to carrier and retail stores and customers can go in for an exchange starting today. Go do it!
The latest version of OS X, now called macOS, is available to download! MacOS Sierra brings a lot of new features to the Mac, the most notable being Siri integration. The macOS 10.12 beta is now available to developers, and we've just spent a day testing out all the ...
Twenty-seven years ago today, Apple introduced its first battery-powered Mac, the Macintosh Portable. I could take this time to reflect on 27 years of portable Macs and all they have given to us (the cameos in Sex and the City alone are life changing), but instead I'm just reminded that if feels like it has been 27 goddamn years since we got a new MacBook Pro.
Microsoft might be selling off its feature phone division, but that hasn't stopped the company from announcing the Nokia 216 dumb phone. In fact, since Foxconn is expected to buy the Nokia feature phone business from Microsoft by the end of the year, this could be the last Nokia phone Microsoft ever sells.
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
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".