The Microsoft Store isn’t just a place where users can download apps, games and movies for their Windows 10 devices. Ever since the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has been slowly moving core parts of the OS to the store, making them easier to update for the company. System apps like the Windows Calculator are now updated through the Microsoft Store, and the company also uses the store to add support for new media formats.
It’s almost Thanksgiving time, but Microsoft’s Windows Insider team just released a new build of Windows 10 Redstone 4 to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. The company is today releasing build 17046 for Insiders, which brings some minor new features to Microsoft Edge and other parts of the operating system. There aren’t any major new additions in the build, so don’t get too excited yet. With build 17046, Microsoft Edge can finally save and automatically fill information in forms on web pages.
Microsoft’s Skype app has quietly disappeared from some app stores in China. Skype is no longer available from Apple’s App Store on the iPhone, and the app is also unavailable from a number of Android app stores.
I wish assistants like Cortana were actually smart. Why not just notify me on a single device (preferably the Cortana speaker) instead of notifying me on every single device that’s nearby?
It’s a big technical challenge but would allow for such a nice experience 🔥 https://t.co/88pERm3Qem
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".