It's a new week, and Microsoft was quite busy. While there was plenty of Windows news - as always - the company also offered quite a bit of gaming news, not only for Xbox One and PC gamers, but for the company's gaming division as a whole. Welcome to Microsoft Weekly for the week of January 13-19. Last year, Microsoft gaming boss Phil Spencer was moved into a bigger role as executive VP of gaming and joined the Senior Leadership Team.
Amazon's Prime service is great if you like free two-day shipping and access to Amazon videos and music. But if you pay monthly instead of yearly, you are going to start paying a bit extra each month for those benefits. The company has announced that its monthly charge is going up from $10.99 to $12.99, while the annual fee of $99 will remain unchanged. The increase means that month-by-month subscribers will now pay almost $57 more each year than if they paid once a year.
Reports earlier this week that credit card data was being intercepted on the OnePlus website has been confirmed by the company, with the affected users totaling around 40,000. In a post officially revealing what happened, OnePlus said that one of its systems was breached, allowing hackers to insert malicious code "to sniff out credit card info." More users were not affected because the code apparently worked intermittently, sending info directly from a user's browser.
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".