Already home to apps, movies, TV shows, musics, books, and more, Google Play looks to add another category in the form of audiobooks. 9to5Google reports that a banner seems to have shown up for users using the mobile Google Play app and the desktop version. In both places, the banner states that audiobooks are available and that folks can get 50 percent off their first title. At the moment, the link does not appear to work, and the banner does not state exactly when audiobooks will be available.
From bi-weekly (now monthly) Reddit AMAs to timely updates, Essential has gotten back into the good graces of those willing to give its flagship a chance. Unfortunately, that effort recently took a step backwards, thanks to the USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable included with the phone. Android Oreo is already available for the Essential Phone, but only in beta form at the moment. To give it a whirl, you have to sideload it via ADB, which requires the use of a USB Type-C cable.
By some estimates, Google’s Chrome OS occupies the top spot in the education market, outdoing the Mac, iPads, and Windows. That lead looks to get bigger, thanks to Lenovo’s trio of Chromebooks that are aimed squarely at schools and classrooms. First up is the 500e Chromebook (pictured above), which sports an 11.6-inch IPS display with HD resolution. You can flip the display around and use the included pressure-sensitive pen to jot down some notes or scribble some drawings.
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".