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App Spotlight: StopWatch & Timer

Many phones come with a preloaded timer or stopwatch of some sort. However, they rarely work the way they are supposed to. That is why thousands of users have switched to the app Stopwatch & Timer.

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But why do so many people like it? Well for starters, the app is very clean and quite easy to use. It has two functions as the name would imply: a stopwatch and a timer. The stopwatch function is pretty user friendly, with a start and reset option. Once it starts, however, you have the option to register a time as a lap and will list them below the stopwatch. The ability to do this turns a simple stopwatch into a useful aid, allowing a runner on a track to log a lap and continue running.

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Finally, there is the timer option; once again something that seems pretty simple. However, this isn’t just a simple timer, this app allows for multiple timers to be available at once. The timers are listed as they are created, allowing the user to quickly switch between them.

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There is a free version and also a paid version known as “StopWatch & Timer Plus.” The Plus version allows for a few added features, such as renaming the timers and laps, adding multiple alarms and so on.

Sports+, Not Just About Stats Anymore

There are many different apps out these days in the area of sports claiming to put you right there in the action. That can keep you in touch with your favorite teams from hockey to professional soccer. Now while that is all well and good, for many people that is not enough, they want  that next level of experience as if they are literally right there with their team. Sports+ gives that experience in an interesting fashion allowing the user to become the reporter.

You can do this in a few different ways. Inside you will notice several different feeds with stories, whether they be member created, those uploaded by official news sources such as ESPN and the like, or just tweets from the athletes themselves. They are separated down into several categories, “Everything” which is all the feeds fused into one, “Following” which is all stories you are looking into, and finally all the leagues separated into their own individual streams. The streams themselves are very user friendly and are continuously  being updated so you will never have to sit there waiting for a new story to come rolling in, there is always something to do or read about. There are further drop down menus including a “Games” menu so that you can check the games played recently and see how your home team is fairing, a “Topics” menu so you can see topics pertaining specifically to your favorite teams, and of course a “You” menu where you can update your profile–because what social app would be complete without a profile.

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Sports Fans Get In The Game With The Connect Platform By One Up

After sifting through all the social media aggregators, photo apps, app discovery sites and other start ups all operating out of the same space we found something truly unique and well really freaking cool at TechCrunch Disrupt.

A new company called One Up, that can be found online at https://1up.me, has found a way for sports fans to socially connect and interact with their favorite professional sports games at a new level.  It’s Fantasy sports 2.0.  One Up has developed, Baseball Connect, Football Connect and Soccer Connect. Currently the games will roll out for iOS devices, but as they tell us in the video they just hired an Android developer who will start on Tuesday for a July launch.

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