Last week’s poll summary: Out of Out of over 6,600 total votes , 8.4% of voters said their favorite mobile game genre was strategy, followed by racing with 7.7%, action with 7.6%, puzzle with 7.5%, and adventure with 7.2%. The least popular games according to our readers ar AR (4.4%), platformer (5.2%), and sports (5.2%). Looking back at 2017, it seems like just about every phone manufacturer brought its ‘A’ game to the smartphone world.
Alongside the announcement of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google unveiled AR Stickers: augmented reality objects that you can drop into your photos that take advantage of the company’s new ARCore platform. We haven’t heard much about these stickers since the phones launched in October, but we’re happy to report that they’re finally here. Google just recently announced that it’s rolling the feature out to all Pixel devices running Android 8.1 Oreo.
When Huami, a sub-brand of Xiaomi, announced that it was bringing a GPS-enabled smartwatch to the U.S. for just $129 last year, I was intrigued. At the time there weren’t too many affordable fitness tracker/smartwatch hybrid devices out there, and the selection outside of Android Wear devices was slim. The Huami Amazfit PACE fell short of my expectations though. It was slow, had limited syncing options, a wonky touchscreen, and buggy notifications. But damn was that watch pretty.
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".