Sony is almost ready to reveal the much anticipated Xperia Z3 Compact. We reviewed the Xperia Z1 Compact a couple of months ago and we absolutely adored it (check out the review here) for its small chassis ““ at least by today‘s standards ““ yet still packing top of the line software. That is why we cannot wait for the release of the Z3 Compact. You might be wondering why we haven‘t reviewed the Xperia Z2 Compact. Well, simply because there isn‘t one.
In a world where many smartphone owners need to be near a power outlet for much of the day in order to keep connected, battery power is always a concern. Many people have multiple gadgets or travel on business, or like to be outdoors and need portable power for these reasons. We‘re giving a lucky reader that has need for some extra juice the Red-E Power Bank.
Something we never grow tired of is free stuff. In the gaming world you will very rarely find something for free (unless you are talking about casual, mobile games), so to see this offer from Sony is great, even if it isn‘t for very long. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has today announced an offer for gamers that will see free access to the online multiplayer features of PS Plus for all PS4 users for a full weekend from 09.00 on Friday 26th September to 09.00 on Monday 29th September.
@bryansmithSA 2) I've never bought into this idea that sharing personal information is bad for anyone. I don't care if people know what I do or what I'm interested in. It doesn't change the way I transact, it may just mean that I may buy one product over another I was looking for anyway.
@bryansmithSA 1) My point though: why are people so concerned about their privacy? If people are doing dodgy stuff, that's when privacy should be a concern. If you give companies the right information, it can only make your life easier.
@bryansmithSA I don't think this is such a huge issue. Targeted ads are a lot better in my experience of every platform I have ever used than generic ones. If people don't want to be marketed to, they shouldn't want to use capitalistic means of getting things done.
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".