Max Eddy is a Junior Software Analyst investigating the latest and greatest apps for Android. Paranoid by nature, he's also keeping an eye on emerging threats and countermeasures at SecurityWatch with Neil Rubenking and Fahmida Rashid. Prior to PCMag, Max wrote for the International Digital Times...
While there is an entire YouTube genre of videos of children being confused by old, once-ubiquitous technology, the venerable fax machine is something we haven't quite gotten away from, despite its age. The truth is that sometimes, you need to send a fax. The odds are, however, that you don't have a fax machine. You could always pay to use a fax machine at a FedEx Office or similar store.
Flappy Bird (free, formally of Google Play) flapped its way to the top of the Android charts with its nostalgic 80's graphics, dead-simple game play, and horrific difficulty. And then, just as quickly, it vanished. Flappy Bird's future is in doubt, but it made such an impact that we simply must review it for future generations. They need to understand that you will die a lot when you play this game. You will not get a high score playing this game, but you can try.
Editors' Note: As of August 2017, Spotflux is no longer available for sale. It's easy to keep your desktop computer consistently connected to a safe and secure wireless network. It's much harder to do the same for a laptop, and nearly impossible for a mobile device. Wi-Fi is an essential part of the mobile experience, however, so when you're not on a trusted network, you should be sure your wireless mobile traffic is protected with a virtual private network (or VPN) like Spotflux.
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".