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2012 Summer Olympics apps

Olympics apps

Between the useful functions your iPhone serves and the entertainment it provides, you might have your iPhone glued to your hand during your waking hours. We do, too. You've heard the saying "There's an app for that" — and there is! We're bringing you fun and useful apps for your iPhone every week. Today, we're sharing five apps for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Get all the latest news and stories out of London with these iPhone apps for the 2012 Summer Olympics. These apps will help enhance your experience whether you are watching the games at home or are actually in London.

NBC Olympics Live Extra

NBC Olympics Live Extra

You can watch all the live action from London right on your phone or tablet for free! The NBC Olympics Live Extra app featues live video streams and full replays of all 302 events across 32 sports. Now, you won't miss a minute of the action wherever you are. You just need a cable or satellite subscription to sync it up. For news, results, schedules, photos, video and more, also download the free NBA Olympics app.

Price: Free

2012 Team USA Road to London

2012 Team USA Road to London

If you only want the news about Team USA and don't care about what the athletes from the other countries are doing, snag the 2012 Team USA Road to London app. This app, provided by the U.S. Olympic Committee, provides daily updates, athlete bios, photo galleries, video clips and everything else you want to know about Team USA. Don't miss the "cheer" button that lets you send messages to the athletes via Facebook and Twitter.

Price: Free

London 2012 — Official Mobile Game

London 2012 - Official Mobile Game

If you don't have enough addictive little games on your phone, here's another. The London 2012 — Official Mobile Game allows you to train and customize your athlete to compete in nine Olympic events on three game modes in eight different languages. This easy-to-play game is fun and challenging!

Price: $2.99

Tagwhat

Tagwhat

If you are actually in London for the Summer Games, we have apps for that too. Tagwhat will be your mobile tour guide, no matter where you are going. Learn about the history of buildings and landmarks, find the side street they photographed the cover of David Bowie’s "Ziggy Stardust" album, locate Princess Diana's previous bachelorette pad and much more. This app lets you visually discover everything about London (and the rest of the world), virtually explore locations and plan your trip. You can add your own content, tag what you love, send postcards to your friends and much more.

Price: Free

HipGeo

HipGeo

HipGeo is more than just another photo app. This app allows you to share your London experiences via its geo-aware technologies that automatically transform your photos and text into a creative narrative. The HipGeo app and website lets you watch your travels instantly unfold on maps and automatically creates virtual albums, which can then be shared via Facebook, Twitter and by links in emails and blogs. It's perfect for chronicling (or bragging about) all your antics and adventures while at the Summer Games.

Price: Free

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Comments on "Best apps for the iPhone: Olympics apps"

Riley August 02, 2012 | 12:28 PM

I have tried the Olympics Live Extra app, but the performance isn’t so great. I prefer to use the Dish Remote Access when I am streaming the Olympics. In addition to streaming the events live, I can stream the parts that I’ve recorded to my Hopper anywhere I am. One of my Dish coworkers suggested that I use my app instead of the Live Extra app because it was having trouble streaming without pausing. I like it much better! I may have to get the other apps just to keep track of scores.

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