Aug 07 AT 9:36 PMNick Sarafolean0 CommentsGoogle has been nothing if not consistent with its monthly security updates for Nexus and Pixel devices. Though the updates generally aren’t large, they contain valuable and vital patches for newfound Android security issues. Today brings us the release of the August security update, which is being released in two options, one a partial and one a complete security patch string.
Get ready to save big during Google’s Back to School sale. The tech giant is running a sale on devices sold through the Google Store, including the Pixel, Home, Chromecast, Wifi, and Daydream View. The biggest sale is on the Pixel, which is being offered for up to $200 off, depending on the way you spec it out. As an added bonus, Pixel purchasers will receive a free Daydream View VR headset. Add both items to your cart and you’re ready to go.
Amazon may be looking to dive into messaging. The Seattle-based company has reportedly been surveying customers about a new messaging service called Anytime. According to leaked images, Anytime appears to be cross-platform, working on both iPhone and Android, as well as through the web. The promo materials state that friends can be reached by just using their name, a feature that may imply connections to existing social networks for contacts.
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".