Here's a quick look at some of the 2014 Winter Olympic apps available for iOS devices. You can also find a list of Apple recommended apps and music in the new Sochi 2014 section of the App Store.
2014 Team USA Road to Sochi: Free (Requires iOS 4.3 or later)
The official Team USA companion app features daily updates, and a special “cheer” button to send personal messages to athletes via Facebook and Twitter. You can also access the Team USA shop to buy officially licensed gear.
Apple has named Spark Camera its Free App of the Week. The iPhone photography app will be free to download from the App Store until next Thursday when a new app will take its place. Last week's free app, for example, was Pac-Man.
Spark Camera allows you to create short HD videos by filming short clips or "Sparks" and editing them together. You can then add existing video, photos and music from your library to spruce up your Spark creations. The app also features several filters and the ability to share your videos on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, iMessage, or email.
Fitbit announced today at CES that its MobileTrack feature is now available for iPhone 5s owners. The new addition to the free Fitbit iOS app allows iPhone 5s users to their track basic health and fitness activity.
MobileTrack taps into the M7 coprocessor in the iPhone 5s and helps owners keep track of their steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, plus more. The app also allows users to take advantage of Fitbit's in-app social and motivational features by allowing them to see their personal achievements with easy to use graphs and charts.
“We know there are many ways consumers like to track their fitness and want to enable as many people as possible to get the benefits of Fitbit activity tracking – and now anyone with an iPhone 5s can also download and use the Fitbit app,” said James Park, CEO and Co-Founder of Fitbit.
Fox Sports has announced that it will be live-streaming Super Bowl XLVIII and all of the NFC playoff games online, though according to Variety, only the Super Bowl will be available for free. iOS users will be able to stream the game with the FOX Sports GO app.
Coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII, which is being played at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, will begin at 6:30 PM EST on Sunday February 2nd. The broadcast will include the half time show featuring Bruno Mars, and will be freely available at
Yahoo Sports version 5.0 now features a GIF creation tool for sports fans. Users can create their own animated GIFs or "Yahoo Loops" by adding their own captions, effects and comments to memorable sports moments. The Loops can then be shared with family, friends or other sports fans via Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, text and email.
Yahoo Sports version 5.0 also brings a new "clean" iOS 7 redesign, new team / player pages, a new football scores, plus more. Yahoo Sports is free to download for all iOS devices running iOS 7 or later, but the new Loop feature is only available on the iPhone.
If you're always forgetting important events like birthdays and holidays CleverCards is the app for you. The free app easily syncs to your Facebook friends list so you'll never miss another birthday notification. It is also the perfect tool for lazy or busy people who don't want to go through the trouble of buying a card or using a third-party website to create an eCard. All you have to do is sync your friends list, then add those few annoying people like Grandma who don't have a Facebook account, and you're ready to go.
Once set up, the app will send your push notifications for every birthday listed on Facebook or that you manually added. You can then use the service to send a traditional printed card via snail mail for around $3, or send an eCard through Facebook, email or SMS for free.
Creating a card is easy and it doesn't take much time to complete and send. The best feature of the app is that it helps you avoid trips to the post office if you want to send a physical card. You can also pull images from your loved one's Facebook page, use pictures from your Photo app or take a new photo using your device's built-in camera to customize your gift.
Apple is continuing the holiday spirit by kicking off its 12 Days of Gifts event in the U.S. for the first time. The 12 Days app is available for free to iOS 7 users in the App Store. The app allows users to download one free gift a day, beginning December 26 to January 6.
Apple kicked off Day 1 by offering a free download of Justin Timberlake's iTunes Festival EP. The EP includes live recordings of "SexyBack” and "Take Back the Night,” and two live videos, “True Blood” and “TKO.” The free download will only last 24 hours before it will be replaced by another gift.
You can now track Santa on any iOS device thanks to the free NORAD Tracks Santa app. NORAD began keeping track of Santa's Christmas route in 1958, when it it took over from its predecessor CONAD who began the tradition in 1955. The NORAD app allows families to easily keep track of Santa Claus as he delivers presents all over the world.
The NORAD Tracks Santa app includes all kinds of history and facts about Santa. For example, according to the "Secret Santa Files," Santa usually begins his trip at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean and travels west before finishing up in South America. The app also features videos and an elf video game for children to play.
The Google Glass companion app MyGlass was briefly released for iOS devices on Tuesday, but it was mysteriously pulled a few hours later. Google eventually told The Verge it was removed so it could be re-released to "coincide with the latest monthly software update". MyGlass was originally only available on Android devices, and this was the first time it had been offered to iOS users.
The app allowed Google Glass owners to manage their device and get navigation directions from their iPhone. It also gave iPhone owners the ability to stream what they were seeing on Glass to their device's display.
Apple has released its 12 Days of Gifts app to the U.S. App Store. This is the first time the free gift guide has been available in the United States, but there is a catch, the application requires iOS 7 or later to download.
iPhone and iPad users who are running iOS 7 can download the app now for free from the App Store. The app allows users to download 1 gift a day starting on December 26 to January 6. Gifts include songs, apps, books, movies, and games. Each free download only lasts 24 hours, but you can set up the app to notify you each time a new gift is available so you don't miss out.