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The best apps for following the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Stanley Cup playoffs are just getting underway, and that means hockey games almost every night of the week for the next several weeks. Keeping up with the latest matches, scores, and big plays can be tough.

Thankfully, keeping up with the playoffs doesn’t mean you need to commit several hours a day, in front of multiple TVs, watching every second of every game. Whether you’re looking for highlights or stats, brackets or scores, or even live streams of the games, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are right at your fingertips with these great iOS apps.

Sling TV’s latest update lets jailbreakers in on the fun

I can't say for sure whether or not it was intentional, but ever since Dish's Sling TV launched, I haven't been able to view video on my iPhone 6 Plus. That's because my iPhone 6 Plus was and still is jailbroken, and it appears that the app won't play video on jailbroken devices. Other jailbroken users have reported the same problem in the comments of our Sling TV review, and I've seen other complaints elsewhere online. In other words, this definitely wasn't just a problem with my device.

Yesterday, Sling TV pushed an update that appears to have fixed the issue. Nothing has changed on my iPhone 6 Plus, but I can now watch Sling TV video from my jailbroken device. Coincidence?

Review: Sling TV for Mac and iOS

As most of you guys know, I've been a so-called "cord cutter" for going on three years now, and I haven't looked back. Cord cutting has lots of pluses, but one of the big downsides to doing so is the lack of live content—namely sports.

As someone who loves watching sports, Dish Network's Sling TV, which just officially launched in the US today, provides me with ESPN, ESPN 2, and a whole host of additional live sports content is very appealing to me. In this post, I'll breakdown some of the pluses and minuses about Sling TV, and let you know if it's worth trying at this early stage in its life.

Dish’s Sling TV launches live, adds AMC network

Following a limited invite-only launch last month, Dish's Sling TV service is now available to everyone in the United States, the company announced Monday.

In addition, the service has added AMC to the basic channel lineup so you'll be able to watch Better Call Saul, Mad Men and Walking Dead, for example.

Cutting the cord gets real: $20 per month Sling TV service rolling out

Better late than never — at last it's possible to get premium entertainment without having to become a cable subscriber.

Sling TV, Dish's new web-based subscription service, promises a revolution: in exchange for a flat fee of twenty bucks per month, it taps the Internet to deliver a package of ESPN and a bunch of other premium live feeds to a plethora of different devices, no contract and no commitment required, Re/code reported Monday.

The staggered roll-out begins today: just register on the website and wait patiently for that invite to hit your inbox (they'll start sending them at midnight). The service will be “widely available in the next couple weeks.”