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Watch March Maddness Live From Your iPhone, iTouch or iPad This Year– For Free (UPDATE– It’s Out)

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The new March Madness On Demand for iPad

If you’re a crazy basketball fan like me, March Madness is one of the most exciting times of the year. Incredible basketball games pretty much 24 hours straight back to back to back, crazy Cinderella runs, and of course, brackets. For the past few years CBS, who broadcasts the games on TV, has allowed free streaming of all the games online while at the same time offering apps with the same feature on iOS for $10 if you wanted to watch the Madness on the go.

Now of course paying $10 for something that’s free on your computer (and which only lasts a few weeks) is pretty annoying to say the least, but thankfully for any college basketball fan (or someone who’s even moderately interested in seeing if they’ll win their pool) CBS has made this a ton easier this year; well at least for iOS users. Yup, this year you can catch all of March Madness right from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch– for free (and yes, there will be an optimized iPad app in addition to the iPhone/iPod touch app as you can see in the pic above). Sorry Android and any non-iOS users, no word about if you guys will get this just yet (though now that Android has Flash, we don’t see why the normal CBS Sports site wouldn’t work and let you stream games to your phone or tablet that way).

The free app isn’t on the App Store yet, but with Selection Sunday only 10 days away we should see it any day now and we’ll make sure to let you know once its out.

Enjoy fellow basketball fans, and try not to look completely distracted while you watch the games under your desk.

UPDATE: And it’s out. You can now download the app for free for your iPhone, iTouch or iPad from iTunes. Enjoy and good luck with your brackets!

[More info at Media Memo]

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Breaking Down the Latest Round of Verizon iPhone Rumors

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably heard that Apple has released a new iPhone and that this new iPhone has been having some problems with keeping a signal when you hold it in your left hand. Of course, any new iPhone– and particularly any new iPhone problems– brings out the rumors of Apple finally adding another carrier to their cell phone world, with most of the rumors focusing on a particular carrier that’s red and rhymes with Shmerizon.

Yes, the Verizon iPhone rumors are alive and hotter than ever; with many top, well-respected publications (like the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg) chiming in by saying that a Verizon iPhone is on the way– and really soon.

So what are these rumors and what do we think of them? Read on for the full scoop.

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Are You Tech-Ready for March Madness?

With only a few hours left till one of the biggest sporting events of the year, we wanna help you stay up to date on everything related to March Madness, sharing with you a slew of gadgets and apps to cover the variety of your needs, from watching the games, to checking scores, to seeing  if you picked that game upset in your brackets while on the go– with something available for your computer, iPhone/iPod Touch or other smartphones.

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NFL Mobile Coming to Verizon Next Month

NFL RedZone– coming soon to Verizon Wireless

We know, it’s March. All our focus should be on Selection Sunday next week and March Madness (and baseball, for those who only care about the pros) and not so much on football for the next couple of months, with football taking a seat in the way back. (And don’t worry, we’re gonna have a lot of ways for you to use tech to keep up with both March Madness and the MLB season very soon).

Today, however, we’re gonna keep the focus on the NFL– as what Verizon and the NFL announced today is pretty sick for all you Verizon users out there. Not only will you guys soon get exclusive Skype, but for the next 4 years (at least, according to the Wall Street Journal) you will soon be getting exclusive access to the NFL Mobile. Starting next month with the NFL Draft, Verizon users will not only be able to follow live on their phones (we’re talking live video, not just an ESPN livecast), but also will have access to on-demand video of NFL Network analysis of the Draft, pick-by-pick Draft tracker updated in real time, and in-depth prospect profiles, blogs, news and more.

And come next season, users will be able to not only watch Sunday and Thursday night games, NFL RedZone, and the NFL Network live from your phones, but also game highlights and an extensive collection of on-demand video featuring analysis and inside access from NFL Network and NFL Films, live radio broadcasts of every regular season and playoff game from both home and away teams, access to fantasy information, news, and player and team statistics, and customizable NFL alerts, ringtones and graphics.

All I can say, if your a football fan on Verizon, than today truly is your lucky day. We’re not yet sure exactly which phones will get the app or how much the app will cost (which again, is a Verizon exclusive, so sadly all you Sprint users that had the NFL Mobile Live app look to be out of luck now), but hopefully we’ll know more info before April 22nd.

In the meantime, who you think goes number one next month?

Madden NFL 10– All the Info you need to know (Wii, PSP, and PS2 versions)

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Ok, so a couple weeks back we wrote about the upcoming Madden NFL 10 Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. Now with Madden’s release coming out tonight let’s finish this preview of the next Madden game up with everything you’ll need to know if your a PS2, PSP or Wii owner. Come on, you know you wanna hit the read link to see what’s knew so watch’a waiting for? Get to it!

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MLB 2K9 — Our Review (Xbox 360 version)

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This week the Major League Baseball season kicks off a what promises to be a great and intense season in pretty much every division (ok, ok, beside the AL East where my Yankees will not only dominate the Rays and Red Sox, but will also get elusive title 27– GO YANKS!, even though we started out a little slow in the first game vs the Orioles), and what better way to kick off the new season then by playing the new MLB game, MLB 2k9? Well, before you run out and drop $60, how bout you read our nice lil (ok, fine it’s not that little 😉 ) review here first– trust me, not everything in this game is worth it.

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What’s Your Super Bowl Pick?

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We here at TeenTechBlog aren’t only bout technology. Believe it or not, we actually are into other things like sports (and quite passionately I may add 🙂 as I am writing this I’m getting ready to play in a charity basketball tournament. Go MTA Lions!).

So we wanna ask what’s your pick for the Super Bowl tomorrow- you think the Pittsburgh Steelers D and the awesomeness of Ben Roethlisberger will prevail over the “Cinderella story” of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals?

My personal pick? Steelers hold on and lay down the law on the Cards. Yeah, who doesn’t love the underdog (especially after last year’s AMAZING win by my hometown Giants 🙂 ), but I just gotta believe the Steelers D is too good, and they will be able to contain Fitzgerald and the rest of the Cards (much easier said then done 😉 ). Final score: 35-24 Steelers.

So… what’s your pick: do the Steelers dominate, and end the Cards amazing road to the Super Bowl, or do you think the Cards are gonna be like last year’s G-Men and pull off another amazing Super Bowl upset (and end the second longest drought in sports for a professional team without a championship– first are the Chicago Cubs– sorry Cubs fans 😉 ).Let us know your picks (and your reasons behind them) in the comments.

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What's Your Super Bowl Pick?

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We here at TeenTechBlog aren’t only bout technology. Believe it or not, we actually are into other things like sports (and quite passionately I may add 🙂 as I am writing this I’m getting ready to play in a charity basketball tournament. Go MTA Lions!).

So we wanna ask what’s your pick for the Super Bowl tomorrow- you think the Pittsburgh Steelers D and the awesomeness of Ben Roethlisberger will prevail over the “Cinderella story” of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals?

My personal pick? Steelers hold on and lay down the law on the Cards. Yeah, who doesn’t love the underdog (especially after last year’s AMAZING win by my hometown Giants 🙂 ), but I just gotta believe the Steelers D is too good, and they will be able to contain Fitzgerald and the rest of the Cards (much easier said then done 😉 ). Final score: 35-24 Steelers.

So… what’s your pick: do the Steelers dominate, and end the Cards amazing road to the Super Bowl, or do you think the Cards are gonna be like last year’s G-Men and pull off another amazing Super Bowl upset (and end the second longest drought in sports for a professional team without a championship– first are the Chicago Cubs– sorry Cubs fans 😉 ).Let us know your picks (and your reasons behind them) in the comments.

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Review- Madden 09 (Xbox 360)

Real Madden 09 cover with Brett Favre as a Jet

Well, I got myself a copy of Madden 09 on Tuesday, and after spending some time playing with it I must say that it is a very worthy successor to the Madden franchise.  Wanna know more on this game and what I liked and didn’t like about? Hit the More link.

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Is Brett Favre to stay a Packer on the Madden 09 Cover?

Is this the latest Madden 09 cover?

For those of you who don’t know (or follow football), the Green Bay Packers legendary Quarterback- Brett Farve- is the cover boy of Madden 09, and now the new QB of New York Jets (via a trade last night between the Packers and Jets after a  seemingly endless saga of Favre’s retirement/ un-retirement and general “fight” with the Packers- for those of you who would like to know more on this, check Sports Illustrated). Now this trade of Favre to the Jets last night left a few questions to be answered by EA Sports (makers of the Madden franchise):  1. As the title of this post says: does Favre stay a Packer on the cover, or does a new cover come out with him on the Jets?  2. Are you going to be ready to play with Favre on the Jets right from the launch of Madden? For the answers, hit the More link.

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