March Madness and your iPhone or iPad
It's that time of year again. You know, the time when inconveniences like work, family and the need to eat and sleep all get in the way of what you really want to do — watch college basketball. Fortunately, technology is here to help.
The Unofficial Apple Weblog has a rundown of a few apps that will help you watch games and monitor your bracket from your iPad or iPhone. It overlaps with this similar list from TechHive, linked to from Macuser.
They're all fine. I had much better luck using CBS's March Madness Live app to watch last night's First Four games than I remember having last year, which was a nice experience. Hopefully it will hold up when the games get better and more people are watching. And don't forget — you don't always need an app to follow the tournament. The NCAA website offers streams for all devices, including your desktop rig.
Sadly, Simple Bracket (last year's Kickstarter project to build a simple tool for filling in your bracket on an iPhone and measuring it against others') is skipping this year's tournament — a decision that angered some backers. So for better or worse, this year will be my first experience using pooltracker.com.