With iOS 11 comes the iOS ARKit, which makes it easy for developers to create augmented reality apps for iPhones and iPads. So far, several developers have released AR apps of varying degrees of usefulness â€” such as a sudoku app that spoils the game â€” but one thingâ€™s for sure: Twitter is having a blast with them. Here are some of Twitterâ€™s best uses of ARKit apps, from creative furniture placement to floating money.
Apple is switching Siriâ€™s default search provider from Bing to Google. Itâ€™s also making the switch on iOS Search and Spotlight for Mac. This means, if you ask Siri a question for which she needs to visit the web â€” either by asking her a question she doesnâ€™t know the answer to or by asking her to search the web directly â€” the results you get will be from Google, not Bing. According to Apple, this is to make searches more consistent across all its devices.
The FCC might be changing its standards for high-speed internet, but not in a way that benefits anyone who doesnâ€™t have it. The Commission filed a notice of inquiry last month to redefine the speeds which define broadband internet â€” today is the last day to comment on it. If the FCC does change the definition, the speed of broadband internet will drop from 25 mbps download/5 mbps upload speeds to 10/1 respectively.
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".