Whether you do field work related to networking or just have a lot of technical hobbies, it's easy to accumulate a lot of stuff. From specialized network adapters to oddball charging and interface cables, the important little things have a way of mixing themselves up and slowing you down when you most need their services. Travel can exacerbate the effect, and one lost important item can actually cost you money in lost productivity.
The market-leading WLAN company has all kinds of exciting stuff coming down the roadmap. SDN, DNA Center, intuitive stuff. It makes for great PR. But what REALLY excites me is the thing that no one is talking about. The thing that has me most jazzed simply MUST be being worked on. I’m talking of course about the new WLAN operating system that Cisco must be developing ahead of trying to hook their customers up with APIs and automation wizardry.
It’s an absolute bummer when beloved smartphones and tablets become “obsolete”. Often, what’s obsolete to the vendor is anything but from our own perspectives, leaving the feeling of well, this sucks in the air when you realize you can longer get software updates and security patches. For older iPads and iPhones, the old dogs typically fade away to limited use or dust-gathering. But for Android devices, you have options- if you are a bit adventurous.
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".