March Madness, kicked off in earnest last week and will be going strong for the next few weeks.
How do you keep up with all the games — let alone watch them all? Here are some helpful apps to help you cope with all the madness.
NCAA March Madness Live—If you want to watch the tournament from your smartphone or tablet, you can do so with this app. Its free to download and lets you watch games shown on CBS at no charge. The app also lets users watch recaps of all the games and keep brackets (Android, iOS).
ESPN Bracket Bound 2013 is a good choice for users whose main concern is their brackets. The app lets users create up to 10 bracketsthat they can use to compete with their friends and families. Bracket Bound2013 also provides users with news stories, video analysis and game stats (Android, iOS).
STATSHEET has you covered for every game of the tournament. Its College Basketball app leverages STATSHEET’s advanced technology and database of over two billion statistics to give you unique insights and proprietary metrics,including team power rankings and individual player rankings and grades. STATSHEET offers the full roster for every NCAA basketball team and full, sortable player stats. (Android, iOS)
Spring is officially in the air, but unfortunately for many in the Northeast, this also means a constant battle with pollen, spores and grass as allergy season springs on us as well. Thankfully, there are many apps that can help keep sniffling and sneezing at bay.
ZYRTEC AllergyCast can provide localized pollen and four-day weather forecasts, updated hourly. And for when you need allergy relief or want to better manage your symptoms, the app can tell you about various products to assist and how to quickly locate them nearby.
The WebMD Allergy app also offers localized weather forecasts, along with doctor-approved tips that can be customized for your allergies.
ALLERGY ADVISOR allows you to monitor your allergy triggers where you live, work, and travel. It also stores your healthcare provider contact information and appointments, serving as a goodreminder when a pharmaceutical refill is needed.
Make sure you have a few allergy apps downloaded so you can go out, stop and smell the roses this spring!
The Syracuse school district has chosen 15 high school seniors for a program with Verizon Wireless that will culminate in a competition to create the best mobile app. The seniors will take part in eight weekly two-hour training sessions focusing on public speaking, business communication, technology and other skills that can help them in college and business.Good luck to all those participating!
Click through to learn more about the competition.
While it’s not baseball season just yet, the good news is the sun is shining in Arizona and Florida, and spring training is well underway. If you can’t make it to the warmer states to catch a game in person, fear not as the following apps will keep you up to speed on all the action:
MLB At Bat app (subscription) has new features for Android and iOS users alike. The app’s updated team pages, retooled navigation and classic games library are universally available to both Android and iOSusers, but the iPhone will score an enhanced and searchable video library and an exclusive home screen customization feature.
ESPN SportsCenter (Free) Offering the most comprehensive sports coverage available on mobile devices, this app keeps fans up to date on all the latest games and news reports.
If you’re lucky enough to attend a Cactus League or Grapefruit League game, make the most out of your spring ball experience. Click here to see what wireless tools you shouldn’t leave home without.
Skiers and snowboards rejoice! High-speed wireless networks now reach into the mountains and canyons where 57.5 million visits are made on average each year to the nation’s more than 300 winter resorts. This season, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE service was turned on at more than 40 new winter destinations and resorts, including popular spots across the Northeast like Killington, Stowe, Holiday Mountain and Hidden Valley Resort.
Now, skiers and snowboarders can use their 4G LTE devices to find the best days to hit the slopes. Apps such as Ski & Snow Report provide official updates on snow conditions as well as first-hand ski reports from users on the mountain. They can find the best trails for their skill level by downloading trail maps or take advantage of an augmented reality trail map app that uses a phone’s camera to show what runs are ahead. Also, GPS-based downloadable apps like Ski Tracker help map and track runs, capturing everything from speed and distance to altitude and time.
For a complete list of resorts equipped with 4G LTE for the 2012-13 ski/snowboard season click here.
A Verizon Smartphone gives you the power, all on the largest high-speed wireless network in America. Use your Smartphone to download the coolest apps that can help curve your Hockey craving:
• ESPN SportsCenter (free): Obviously you want to know the moment your favorite team will be back on the ice. Stay up-to-date on all developments and distract yourself with news and scores on some of your other favorite sports teams at the same time
• KHL (free): A lot of NHL players are playing for the Kontinental Hockey League, the top league of Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Kazakhstan and Slovakia. The official app provides all important news and updates on tournaments and games.
• Glow Hockey 2 (free): Glow Hockey 2 delivers a new style of hockey game. Easy to play, hard to master. Challenge yourself with the computer opponents or play with your friends!
You can find these apps and more in the Google Play store for Android