FYI for those of you who have never used a Qi wireless charger and are now interested because Apple’s new iPhone supports it… This case for the Nexus 6, which I like a lot, is too thick to use with a Qi charger.
I rarely use my Windows 10 PC (laptop) after buying a Samsung Chromebook Plus earlier this year (see MobileViews Podcast 199: Samsung Chromebook Plus discussion w/guest Paul Lawler). Generally speaking, I boot it up once a week to post-process audio files for the MobileViews and/or ComicsViews podcast (which are recorded on a Mac). Recently, the laptop is abysmally slow and nearly unusable for 10 to 20 minutes after booting (really resuming from hibernation).
I’m as surprised as anyone that my New Year resolution to draw a doodle a day (15 minutes per doodle) is intact as we head to the mid-point of 2017. Up until now, I’ve been happily using the Procreate app with an Apple Pencil on a 9.7-inch iPad Pro. However, I spent a bit of time traveling recently and didn’t want to carry anything larger than an iPad mini 4. That eliminated the possibility of using the Apple Pencil while traveling.
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".