It’s crazy to think that I started Phandroid before Android phones existed. It wasn’t until a year later – in 2007 – that I unboxed the world’s first Android phone. That was 10+ years ago and I couldn’t have predicted all the amazing moments, adventures, and people I’d encounter in the 10+ years that followed. They’ve been the best years of my life. In that time our team has amassed a library of 35,000+ articles and 7,250,000+ forum posts (AndroidForums.com).
I live in Baltimore, MD (more specifically Fells Point) where local Facebook groups (shoutout to Canton Neighbors) see a recurring deluge of “Package got snatched from my stoop” posts. I’ve been a victim several times and as a person who works from home, I can only imagine the irritation of attempting to get deliveries for typical day-jobbers. That’s why when Amazon announced the Amazon Key, I instantly purchased it.
Voice commands have become a central part of the Android operating system, introducing new functions and capabilities with every candy-flavored iteration. While voice commands have been core to the service since its launch, Google has done their part to continuously add new options- and we keep this comprehensive list of okay google commands updated regularly (with your help!).
Coffee request: @Starbucks should have a separate (long) line for people ordering double mocha hazelnut buster lattes with an extra shot of espresso and pumpkin whipcream or whatever. I just want some coffee. It shouldn't be this hard. https://t.co/E2DveQMdS4
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".