Halloween is a holiday for children, and everyone else, to celebrate. Judging by this infographic that's exactly what's happening. aNewDomain - When I was a kid, many years ago, trick or treating on Halloween was a big deal. From a child's perspective, the idea of going door-to-door begging for candy was so weird, so extraordinary, it was practically a magical experience.
With recent headlines talking about stolen emails and possibly state-sponsored system hacking, every enterprise should be more than a little concerned about cyber security and the overall safety of their data. Let's face it-your information technology systems have been, or someday will be, compromised.
When information technology companies like Microsoft talk on and on about the merits of artificial intelligence and the power of an intelligent cloud, what are they really talking about? Certainly, there must be more to the intelligent cloud than merely another place to store data.
When the major information technology companies in the world discuss the merits of personal digital assistant systems like Cortana, Siri, and Echo, what they are really talking about is applied artificial intelligence.
For years now, the editorial staff of TechRepublic, and just about every other information technology publication around, has been touting the revolution that is the Internet of Things (IoT). If the narrative is correct, the interconnection of just about everything to just about everything else will be the technological innovation that successful enterprises use to gain competitive advantage over their less successful competitors.
For most of us, and this is a fortunate happenstance to say the least, the BIOS settings on our personal computers are not something we ever have to see or deal with in a significant way. However, under certain circumstances, you may occasionally find yourself needing to access those configuration settings.
Microsoft Windows 10 has a feature that, in theory at least, sounds like a great idea: an area where the operating system can display important notifications about what your computer is doing and perhaps what problems it is having. The Action Center feature is also an easy and quick way to get to specific setting and configuration screens.
Millions of personal computers running at both the enterprise and consumer level have taken the plunge and upgraded to Microsoft Windows 10. For the most part, enterprises and consumers have been pleased with the upgrade and Microsoft has earned the right to consider the new operating system a general success.
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".