Video games have come a long way since the early days of Pong and Kong—and not just from a technical standpoint. These days the video game industry is as inclusive as the movie industry when it comes to the stories and themes, offering titles for kids, adults, and everyone in between. Just as you wouldn't want your child to experience an inappropriate movie, you also don't want them to pick up a video game aimed at adults.
With summer coming to an end and fall rapidly approaching, we turn our attention—as we always do at this time of the year—to California, where Apple is busy unveiling its newest iPhone models to the world. Like apple-picking, drafting a fantasy football team, and taking photos of foliage, trying to figure out if you should upgrade to a new iPhone is an annual end-of-summer tradition. This year, Apple is throwing three new phones into the mix: the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X.
Somehow—against all odds—I've stubbornly resisted the allure of an eReader for years now. Given my penchant for stockpiling gadgets and how affordable eReaders are these days, I consider this a personal triumph of financial responsibility. That said, a good ol' fashioned paperback—with its scribbled-in margins and dog-eared pages—isn't always the most useful option.
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
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".