Consumer Watch: Tournament apps for smartphones

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by Andy Treinen

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 4:46 PM

(WHAS11) -- Tournament time is getting into full swing and if you can't sneak a peek at all the hoops action on TV, you can follow the action on your Smartphone.
 
Good Morning Kentuckiana’s Andy Treinen looks at three apps to stay on top of your game in today’s Consumer Watch.

Let the madness begin, it's college basketball's rite of spring. The big dance can be a delicate dance between workers and bosses, with hoops action getting underway during the work day. Lucky for fans, some Smartphone apps keep tabs on every moment.

The NCAA's official app lets users track scores, schedules and bracket action, as well as what fellow fans are saying in the app's "social arena." Those with cable can log in for unlimited access to live streams of all 67 games unless you live in Louisivlle where Time Warner hasn’t yet distributed passwords and access codes to customers.

Pocket bracket erases the need for old-school paper brackets helps fans keep track of multiple brackets on their mobile device. Organize pools among family, friends and coworkers. Brackets are automatically updated after each game.

Fancake puts the icing on top of a sweet victory - rewards for simply watching the game. Connect with Facebook friends and other sports enthusiasts during live game action to predict plays and scores. Credits can be redeemed for team merchandise and tickets.

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