Just in time for the scariest night of the year, Labo Lado’s Halloween Car – a playful new design app that has both tricks and treats, plus some nice problem-solving opportunities. First you design a funky car with some painting tools, custom wheels, and Halloween-themed stickers. Next, you get to drive your car on one of a dozen tracks that start easy and get harder. We’ve seen this “design then drive” formula many times before, but this is the first with a haunted theme.
Further stretching the definition of fairy tale, Nosy Crow’s most recent interactive story app for iOS tells the same classic story from two points of view. You can read the story as Goldilocks or as Little Bear. To switch points of view, you rotate the screen. Besides offering a new “twist” on the well known story, early readers are helped by text highlighting, an interesting topic, quality illustrations, and the same wonderful child narration that has set the standard for this genre of app.
Beauty meets the beast in this artistic monster decoration experience. As with other Tinybop apps, you start by creating a profile for each child, which is a one-time process. Next you start mixing and matching body types, arms, legs, heads, eyes and noses… as well as sounds that you can record, fur textures and colors. This app makes it extremely easy to make something extremely strange… easily and quickly.
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".