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The AppAdvice tech week in review: Super Bowl 50 is here

The AppAdvice tech week in review: Super Bowl 50 is here

February 7, 2016

As January became February, things were mostly quiet in the world of tech. Here’s a look back:

The biggest story of the week: Making it a Super Sunday

Later today, Feb. 7, the Denver Broncos will take on the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. For the first time, CBS is streaming the entire game on multiple platforms.


To stream all of the action, all you need is the CBS Sports app. This app is available as a free download on iOS, plus Xbox OneRokuAmazon Fire TVAmazon Fire TV Stick, and of course, the Apple TV. If you’re a Google Chromecast user, you can Cast the game onto your big screen using the CBS Sports app from your iPhone or iPad.

Before the big game airs, Jeff Byrnes suggests checking out seven awesome apps.

Super Bowl 50 begins at 6:30 p.m. EST.

Also making news: Apple showing some love for broken iPhones

The Apple Reuse and Recycle Program for iPhones is expanding. According to 9to5Mac, Apple will soon allow users to trade in their broken iPhone to receive store credit to help purchase a new version of the handset.


It will apparently start sometime this week and cover handsets with a broken screen, camera, or buttons – within reason. You’ll receive $50 for a broken iPhone 5s, $200 for an iPhone 6, and $250 for an iPhone 6 Plus.

Other news:

Big app news: Sports Illustrated gets into the game

Sports Illustrated has taken advantage of the lead-up to Super Bowl 50 to introduce a new app on the App Store. While there are a ton of other similar sports apps available, a few features make Sports Illustrated unique, as Brent Dirks notes.


Other app news:

Accessories news: Twelve South is offering new iPad cases

If you’re looking for a stylish and classy case for your iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 4, Twelve South has just unveiled two new BookBooks for those tablets.

As you could probably tell by the name, the BookBook is designed to mimic the look of an old hardback novel and provide complete protection for an iPad when on the go. The covers are made with genuine distressed leather while a soft microfiber material lines the inside.


When you’re ready to work, simply unzip the case. The case can place your tablet in either a typing or media viewing angle. All buttons and ports are available to use, including the camera.

Available in brown, you can purchase either BookBook now from Twelve South’s site. The iPad Air 2 version is $79.99 while the iPad mini 4 edition is $10 less.

Other accessory news:

What will happen during the week ahead? Visit AppAdvice each day to find out.

Mentioned apps

Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated
Time Inc.
iTunes Movie Trailers
iTunes Movie Trailers
Pickador - The Best Filter for your Twitter
Pickador - The Best Filter for your Twitter
Myfeeds AB
Google, Inc.

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