YouView’s had a quiet but steady rise since its launch in 2012. Live in almost 3 million UK homes, the connected TV platform blended digital terrestrial TV with online catch up years before Freeview did, giving people a taste of the pay TV experience without needing a contract. Well, in theory anyway; the majority of those 3m boxes are ones bundled with BT TV and TalkTalk TV packages, but if you wanted a contract free experience, there’s nothing stopping you from getting a YouView box ‘SIM free’.
TalkTalk has given its landline service a tune up; now unknown callers will be forced to record a short intro message before your phone rings. Designed to cut down on unwanted sales or spam calls, the newly-branded CallSafe feature will see regular callers, like friends and family, and anyone else added to an approved list, automatically go through as normal. New callers will have to record a short intro message, which you'll then hear upon picking up the phone.
Sky Go has added 14 new channels to its catch-up library including UKTV’s Watch, Gold and History. Other channels joining the new line up include Comedy Central, MTV, Dave, Discovery and Nat Geo, taking the total number of channels available on Sky Go to 57. Sky Go lets Sky TV subscribers watch content from its top channels online on desktops, laptops and through mobile apps.
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".