Amazon has announced that its Music Unlimited service and Alexa-powered speakers — Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot — will be available in Australia and New Zealand next month. The company’s music streaming service gives users access to a catalog of more than 45 million songs. It will launch in the two countries on February 1, when Aussies and Kiwis will be able to sign up for a free 90-day trial. After that, a monthly subscription will be required to continue to use the service.
Motorola has announced the Moto Folio, its cheapest Moto Mod to date. It’s basically a protective case that covers the back and front of a compatible smartphone, attaching to the back a device with the help of magnetic connectors, like the rest of the Moto Mods available. The Moto Folio sports an inner pocket for storing a credit card, and a secure magnetic closure up front that keeps the case from popping open.
Honor is offering sizeable discounts on two of its smartphones in the UK. The Honor 6A can be yours for £100 (was £150), while the high-end Honor 9 will set you back £300 (was £380). But you’ll have to move fast to get either of the deals, as both expire today, January 18. Which handset should you opt for? The Honor 6A will appeal to less demanding users or those shopping for a new smartphone on a budget. It sports a 5-inch 720p display and is powered by the Snapdragon 430 chipset.
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".