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 One, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon 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.
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.
- The ‘iPhone 7′ may lose the rear antenna bands and camera bulge
- Why doesn’t iTunes Movie Trailers support iOS 9 multitasking?
- Having your Home button replaced could brick your iPhone
- Even with the tablet market facing decline, Apple continues to outshine Microsoft
- The ‘iPad Air 3′ is shaping up to be a mini version of the iPad Pro
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:
- Find amazing videos with TechTube TV for Apple TV
- Bizarre App of the Week: Hair Plucker
- NowGaming on Apple TV: Which games should I install first?
- Live 360-degree videos on YouTube? They’re on the way
- Get smart Twitter filtering with Pickador
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:
- Master & Dynamic unveils a palladium-coated version of its ME05 earphones
- Twelve South unveils new BookBook cases for the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4
What will happen during the week ahead? Visit AppAdvice each day to find out.