How to Live Stream Super Bowl XLIX for Free

NBC is streaming Super Bowl XLIX free, without a subscription requirement, to Mac and iPad. The Super Bowl starts at 6:30 EST today and is being streamed to iPad on the NBC Sports Live Extra app and to desktops athttp://nbcsports.com/liveextra.

If you want to watch it on your iPhone you will need to be a Verizon customer with a MORE Everything package. Install the NFL Mobile app to view the game on your phone.

To watch the game on your Apple TV the easiest solution is to AirPlay from your desktop or iOS device.

If you are an international viewer, you may want to try downloading the NFL Game Pass app. It offers a $9.99 Superbowl Pass letting international viewers watch the game on their device. Please note that the game is unavailable in select countries including Canada, the U.K., and the Republic of Ireland.

You can download NBC Sports Live Extra from the App Store for free.

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Apple Stores Are Being Outfitted With Safes to House Gold Edition Apple Watches

Apple is outfitting its retail stores with safes to house its gold Edition Apple Watches, reports 9to5Mac.

The safes will likely be used to carry both to-be-sold inventory as well as to store demo units from the show floor overnight. The custom-designed safes will be outfitted with Apple Watch MagSafe chargers in order to keep the demo units charged up and ready to go for the next day of business. Apple has already begun installing the safes in some stores ahead of the Apple Watch’s expected release

The special sales process for the gold watches is due to its high price. Recent rumors have pegged the price at $4999-$9999. Apple is also working on ways of demonstrate the Apple Watch to customers. It’s likely that customers will be able to try on the Apple Watch inside the store and play around with different band options.

Apple is also readying a re-organizatio of the Apple Store shelving areas to make room for Apple Watch displays. In mid-February its said that a pair of employees for many retail stores will be sent to training sessions in Cupertino, California and Austin, Texas to learn more about the watch’s functionality.

There are 34 Apple Watch models that customers will be able to choose from you can check them out here.

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Amazon Echo Gets Hands-Free Voice Control for iTunes

Amazon has announced new features for the Amazon Echo including voice control for iTunes, Spotify and Pandora. Amazon Echo is a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker with a built-in personal assistant. You can learn more about it here.

The update was recently announced to customers…


We hope you’re enjoying Echo. We’re working hard to add many of the features you’ve asked for, and we would like to update you on two new features.

Voice control for Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora: You can now enjoy hands-free voice control for these popular music services. To get started, simply connect you phone or tablet to Echo by saying “Alexa, pair my device.” After you start playing you music, you can easily control it by saying the wake word and: play, pause, stop, next, or previous.

Simon Says: You’ve likely heard some of Echo’s jokes – now there’s another way to have fun with Echo. You can get Echo to repeat whatever you have in mind by starting with “Alexa, Simon says…” Here’s a fun tip: you can covertly use the remote control from another room to get Echo to repeat what you say and surprise your family.

In addition to these new features, we’ve made numerous improvements based on your feedback. We have increased response speed and accuracy for many of your questions, expanded coverage of facts from Wikipedia, and added new spelling words and definitions. The companion app is now available on iOS and Android 5.0+, and you can now use the app to bulk delete items from your to-do and shopping lists. And we are just getting started.

If you’ve got an Amazon Echo let us know what you think of the device and update in the comments below!

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Google Earth Pro is Now Free, Previously It Cost $399/Year [Download]

Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now free. Access to the software previously cost $399 per year.

“Starting today, even more people will be able to access Google Earth Pro: we’re making it available for free. To see what Earth Pro can do for you—or to just have fun flying around the world—grab a free key anddownload Earth Pro today. If you’re an existing user, your key will continue to work with no changes required.”

Google Earth is a 3D interactive globe that can be used to aid planning, analysis and decision making. The Pro version offers features previously unavailable to those without a subscription.

Features of Earth Pro:
● View demographic, parcel and traffic data layers
● Use advanced GIS data importing features to your advantage
● Measure area, radius and circumference on the ground
● Print high-resolution screenshots
● Make compelling offline movies to share

More details about the software can be found here or in the chart below.

Hydra App Offers Enhanced HDR, Video-HDR, Zoom, Lo-Light and Hi-Res Camera Capabilities

Hydra is a new

camera

app for iPhone and iPad that offers enhanced HDR, Video-HDR, Zoom, Lo-Light and Hi-Res shooting modes.

Hydra captures more light by merging up to 60 frames to make a single high-quality picture (less noise, more highlights/shadows) on iPhone and iPad. Hydra also goes beyond the 8-megapixel sensor limit, with up to 32-megapixel high-resolution images. It uses the latest evolutions of iPhone and iPad camera hardware, as well as the latest camera APIs and GPU rendering technologies of iOS 8.

There are five shooting modes that you can select from:
• Hydra’s High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode is based on an alternate method that captures up to 20 images and that is made to handle even the most difficult lighting conditions.
• Video-HDR uses single-image tonemapping and device-specific sensor mode (iPhone 6) to create stunning videos.
• Lo-light mode removes sensor noise by merging together multiple images and amplifying light by a factor of 10 to provide a better image quality.
• Zoom mode uses real-time, super-resolution technique to recreate missing pixels from hand motion, producing 2x and 4x scale factors with more details than the standard digital zooming technique.
• Hi-res mode produces up to 32MP images from the regular 8MP

camera

sensor, providing finer details in captured image.

Hydra also features a photo gallery for reviewing images and their metadata, directly linked with built-in iOS photo album (iOS 8 feature), thus avoiding duplicates and allowing to flag as favorites.

It’s important to remember that Hydra creates an enhanced photo by taken multiple images and combining them. This means that you will need to keep your device very steady for the best results. In fact, Hydra recommends that you shoot static and distant scenery for hi-res mode, so don’t expect good results for subjects in motion.

You can purchase Hydra from the App Store for a limited time price of $2.99.

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Mailbox App for iOS Gets Email Rendering Fixes, Improved Search, More

Dropbox has updated its Mailbox app for iOS with email rendering fixes, improved search, the ability to quickly attach recent photos to emails, and more.

Mailbox is a completely redesigned inbox that makes email light, fast, and mobile-friendly. Quickly swipe messages to your archive or trash. Scan an entire conversation at once with chat-like organization. Snooze emails until later with the tap of a button — they’ll return to your inbox automatically so you can focus on what’s important now.

What’s New In This Version:
– Email rendering fixes
– Improved search
– Quickly attach recent photos
– Swipe away compose card to quickly save a draft
– Numerous bug fixes and improvements

You can download Mailbox from the App Store for free.

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