There's no other way to say it - it's really expensive to buy new phones these days. Whether you want to buy a new phone outright or get one on a contract, you're going to pay through the nose. In our roundup of the best iPhone 8 deals, for example, the average cost of the best deal on each of the four major networks works out at £1,268 over a two year plan. That's a heck of a lot of money for the average person.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been a triumphant return to grace for Samsung’s phablet series. It went on general sale on Friday, the same day that pre-orders opened for the iPhone 8 and reviews have been very positive. If you shop around, you’ll notice that the prices of Galaxy Note 8 deals on contract are really quite similar to those of the iPhone 8. Take our favourite iPhone 8 launch deal for example – 10GB data on O2, £39 per month and £150 upfront for the iPhone 8.
As Britons tighten their belts amidst the Brexit credit crunch, big retailers are fighting hard to encourage spending. Dixons Carphone – owners of Currys and Carphone Warehouse – announced just yesterday that it’s expecting a steep fall in profits and others are likely to follow. It really needs us to buy more stuff. As a result, big deals events are becoming even more crucial as retailers attempt to strike the right balance between sales volumes and profit (roll on Black Friday).
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".