I stopped carrying a conventional point-and-shoot digital camera on a daily basis around the time the iPhone 4 or 5 became available because at that point, the iPhone was “good enough” for most of the kinds of casual photography I do. The exception to this rule was when I knew I would want to have good optical zoom. Then, and now, I’ll take a digital camera with me.
As useful as Apple’s Smart Keyboard for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is, I will never buy one for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro I bought earlier this year. The photos here show the sorry state of the keyboard after a mere 18 months after purchase. And, this deterioration started well before it was a year old. Note that this Smart Keyboard Cover didn’t have a “hard life”. It was only used at home (I carry an iPad mini 4 when on the go). I expect more from a $160 product and you should too.
I’ve been extremely happy using the amazing Procreate drawing app for iPad since starting my Doodle-a-Day project on Jan. 1, 2017. This personal New Year resolution was to spend up to 15 minutes per day every day drawing a doodle. It was my way of forcing myself to use the Apple Pencil I bought in the spring of 2016 and never used for anything. I chose to use Procreate because it had great reviews and there were some pretty good video tutorials on YouTube.
Ugh. Just got the latest @Skype for Windows 10 update. It is one of those clueless, cueless, menu-less applications now. But, why? There is plenty of screen real estate on typical Windows desktop/laptop! There is no need to adopt bad mobile UI design
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".