apps

Apps surpass TV as America’s favorite pastime

By DAN BOWEN // The intersection of connectivity, app functionality and mobility have given rise to a new phenomenon. Call it interactive, call it enhanced or social. Whatever you name it, it’s changed the way we watch TV. Just how big is the impact? Huge. Today, 78 percent of Americans watch traditional TV while using another device. And most of us do it on a regular basis. The practice is especially common among smartphone users,…


Thrill of victory, agony of defeat? There’s an app for that

By GREGORY ZELLER // In the land of earned-run averages, yards per game and double-doubles, there’s only one thing fans like more than sports. Statistics. Make that two things: A good rivalry can also outshine the sport itself, whether it’s Yankees/Red Sox, Michigan/Ohio State or two best buddies locked in a $5 Nassau. A new app aims to bring the statistical glory usually reserved for the top 1 percent of humanity’s elite athletes to the…