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Reliance Jio launches Jio Cricket Season Pack, Jio Cricket Play Along game and Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Live Show for IPL 2018

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Reliance Jio today launched new offerings –  Jio Cricket Play Along game that lets you win prizes, Jio Cricket Season Pack that offers live streaming of IPL matches on the app and Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Live comedy Cricket show for the IPL season starting this week. All these will be available on My Jio app that will also be available for non-Jio subscribers. Jio Cricket Season Pack enables users watch IPL matches live on MyJio app throughout the duration of 51 days at Rs. 251 and also comes with  102GB data. Jio Cricket Play Along game will be available on MyJio app everyday during the matches, spanning 7 weeks and 60 matches and can be played in 11 Indian languages. You stand a chance to win a house in Mumbai, 25 cars, cash prize worth crores and more. Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Live starts at 7th April  at 7:30 PM, with original live episodes, releasing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hosted Sunil Grover and popular sports anchor Samir Kochhar, every episode will feature cricketers and celebrity guests in fun conversations, gags and  more. They will be joined by a host of popular comedians along with cricket legends Kapil Dev and Virender Sehwag.
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2018 Masters Golf Tournament: Live Stream All the Coverage on Apple TV

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Ah Spring, that promising time of year when a golf fan’s fancy turns towards Augusta, Georgia, and the Masters Tournament. Yes, it’s Masters week again at last and this year promises to keep us on the edge of our seats. To catch all the action, we’ll need to figure out how to stream the 2018 Masters Tournament on our Apple TVs. Broadcast rights for the tournament are split between CBS and ESPN, the Golf Channel and CBS Sports are offering previews and commentary, and DirecTV is offering a live broadcast from Amen Corner, as well as the 15th and 16th holes. With so many broadcasters offering so much Masters content, we have our work cut out for us to figure out which streaming providers and over-the-air antenna will offer the best live coverage for free, or at the lowest price possible. Let’s get started learning how to live stream the 2018 Masters Tournament on Apple TV. 

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Masters Tournament Schedule 2018 

The Masters Tournament begins on Monday, April 2nd and includes three pre-tournament days, Monday through Wednesday. Thursday, April 5th begins Round 1, Friday Round 2, Saturday Round 3, and Sunday brings Round 4 and the conclusion of the tournament with the Green Jacket Ceremony. Have a look at the Masters Tournament Schedule to decide which events you’d really like to catch live. 

How to Stream the 2018 Masters Live on Your Apple TV without Cable

AirPlay the Masters Tournament App Live Broadcast to Your Apple TV

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPlay to Apple TV.

Cost: Free.

Pros: comprehensive coverage plus stats and analysis.

Con: Many users complain the Leaderboard is slow to update.

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There’s an app for just about everything these days, the Masters Tournament included. If you download the free Masters Tournament app to your Apple TV, you can use AirPlay to stream a live simulcast of broadcast coverage for Round 1, 2, 3, and 4! Now that’s just pretty darn cool. As well as free live coverage, the Masters Tournament app offers a Featured Group Channel that follows popular players, a My Moments channel that is personalized based on your favorite competitors, a picture-in-picture feature so you can browse the app without missing crucial shots, and much, much more. If you need a bit of help to AirPlay the Masters Tournament app to your Apple TV, follow this tip.

AirPlay the Masters Tournament Coverage from the Watch ESPN App 

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, AirPlay to Apple TV.

Cost: Free.

Pros: Comprehensive coverage plus stats and analysis.

Con: Many users complain about freezing and buffering.

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All of the ESPN Masters coverage is free to AirPlay and live stream to your Apple TV with the WatchESPN app. This means that you can get rounds one and two for free, plus commentary and stats. Yay! For some viewers, the WatchESPN app provides a smooth viewing experience, but others complain about glitchiness and buffering. Try the app out beforehand to make sure you don’t miss any of the Masters action.

Check With Your Cellphone Provider About ESPN Streaming

It’s worth checking in with your cellphone provider to see if it offers a package that streams ESPN to your iPhone, which you can then push to your Apple TV with AirPlay. AT&T has consolidated with DirecTV, so streaming from DirecTV Now (which includes ESPN) is included in your data plan. Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon also offer an ESPN package, and there are various add-ons available, such as T-Mobile’s Binge-On, which includes unlimited data overages for multiple popular networks including ESPN. If your cellphone provider offers an ESPN option, it’s an excellent complement to the Masters Tournament app and another free method for Masters Tournament streaming.

Watch the 2018 Masters Tournament on OTA TV

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OTA stands for over the air, in other words, an antenna! Yes, it’s true, you can legally pick up locally broadcasted channels and stream them to your Apple TV with an antenna. While you might be envisioning the old-fashioned version that looks like a laundry rack attached to your roof, there are now lots of OTA options that stay right inside your house. Some can boost signals, as well, which is really helpful if you live in a rural area. There are lots of choices, so look into whether CBS is broadcast in your area, or could be picked up with an antenna that features signal boosting. If you can pick up CBS with your OTA antenna, you’ll be able to catch all of the Round 3 and Round 4 tournament coverage, including the Green Jacket Ceremony. Some OTA buying options include AirTVHD HomeRun, and Mohu, but there are lots more out there!

Stream the 2018 Masters with fuboTV

Compatibility: fourth-generation Apple TV.

Cost: $ 19.99 a month for the first two months, $ 44.99 a month after that.

Pros: Seven day free trial period with no commitment, then a two-month special reduced price. 

Con: Channel availability varies by region.

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FuboTV is a TV-streaming service with a heavy focus on live sports. The basic package, fubo Premier, offers more than 70 channels of content and in my area includes CBS and CBS Sports. This is great if you only want to watch Round 3 and 4; but if you were hoping to catch all of the Masters Tournament on one streaming service, Fubo won’t work because it doesn’t include ESPN. 

For $ 8.99 more a month FuboTV will give you Sports Plus, 16 channels of sports content ranging from the mainstream to the extremely obscure, but even this extra doesn’t include ESPN.

To sign up for FuboTV and find the Apple TV app, click here.

Masters 2018 Streaming on DirecTV Now

Compatibility: fourth-generation Apple TV .

Cost: $ 35 per month.

Pros: First three months for $ 10 a month. Streaming included for AT+T Wireless Customers.
 
Cons: Some tournament access blocked for smartphones.

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DirecTV Now is DirecTV’s streaming offering, and I was super excited to find that its lowest cost plan includes CBS and ESPN! Then I looked at the small print to the right of each channel and noticed small boxes indicating “Live,” “Vod” or both. Live is pretty obvious, live streaming is available, but “vod?” That stands for video on demand, and if only vod is offered, you won’t be able to live stream games from that network. Check with DirecTV Now to make sure that live, not vod, CBS is included in your area. If you decide to go with this option, here’s a tutorial on how to set up DirecTV Now on your Apple TV.
 

Stream Masters Live Coverage With Sling TV 

Compatibility: fourth-generation Apple TV.

Cost: Sling TV Orange Plan, $ 20 per month, Blue Plan, $ 25 per month, Orange and Blue, $ 40 per month.

Pros: Seven day free trial period with no commitment.

Con: Channel availability varies by region.

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Sling TV is an a la carte, streaming tv service that allows viewers to pay far less than a cable subscription would cost. Customers can choose Sling Orange, Sling Blue, or both. As an added bonus, Sling offers a Cloud DVR option for $ 5 a month.  This way you can record the Masters Tournament rounds and watch them later if you have work or family plans to accommodate. Offerings vary from region to region; make sure ESPN is available in your area. Unfortunately, CBS is not available through Sling, so you’ll only be able to catch Round 1 and 2 with this service.

Here’s a step-by-step instructional to help you find and install the Sling TV app on your Apple TV. 

Stream the 2018 Masters Tournament on Apple TV with PlayStation Vue

Compatability: fourth-generation Apple TV running tvOS 10.0 and up.

Cost: Five-day free trial, then $ 39.99 per month.

Pros: Stream on up to five devices at once.

Cons: Some channels are restricted outside of your home network, not all games are available to view on your iPhone.

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You don’t need a PlayStation to subscribe to PlayStation Vue, a live-streaming TV service that includes cloud DVR and the ability to stream on five devices at once. The least expensive package, Access, includes ESPN and rings in at $ 39.99 a month. In theory, CBS should be available if you live in the right service area since local broadcast channels are included—check with PlayStation Vue to be sure.

Click here to learn all about setting PlayStation Vue up on your Apple TV.

Watch the Masters Stream with Hulu Live on your Apple TV

Compatability: fourth-generation Apple TV.

Cost: seven-day free trial, then $ 39.99 a month.

Pros: Watch on two devices at once.

Cons: Beta version.

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Hulu has make the jump and joins the live-streaming tv game with their Hulu Live offering, which includes access to the entire Hulu streaming library. If you live in the right area, $ 39.99 a month will get you ESPN, CBS, and even CBS Sports. The entire Masters Tournament, one live streaming service. A few cautions, though, Hulu warns right up front that this is a beta version and therefore subject to bugs and hiccups, so if you want to ensure the smoothest possible streaming of the Masters, this could be slightly risky. As well, Hulu customers have complained about commercials with adult themes before, during, and after family and sports content, so if you’re watching the tournament with kids, Hulu might not be the best choice for your family.

If you live in an area where Hulu Live provides ESPN, CBS, and CBS Sports, you can learn how to set it up on your Apple TV here

 

I hope that one of these options will help you live stream the Masters to your Apple TV. Enjoy the tournament!

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Olá! Apple Pay goes live in Brazil

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Brazil has become the first South American country to get Apple Pay support. Users can sign up for the service today by registering their Itaú Unibanco, MasterCard, or Visa credit and debit cards in the Wallet app. Apple Pay hasn’t grown anywhere near as quickly as Apple hoped it would, despite being bigger than rival mobile […]

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‘Disney Heroes: Battle Mode’ is a Free to Play ARPG Featuring The Incredibles, Wreck-It Ralph, and More, Pre-Registration Now Live

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It seems like all of the most popular movie characters all have their very own free to play mobile game, and now Disney and its subsidiary Pixar are making sure that their characters can get in on the fun too. Disney Heroes: Battle Mode is a forthcoming free to play action RPG starring characters from both Disney and Pixar movies like The Incredibles, Wreck-It Ralph, and Pirates of the Caribbean. If you’ve played any number of similar free to play ARPGs over the years, you probably already know what to expect. More than 30 playable characters to unlock and transform by way of upgrading, as well as all the necessary gear and abilities (also upgradeable, natch) to equip them for success. We all kind of know the drill here, but if you enjoy these games and you’re a big fan of Disney and Pixar movies, then Disney Heroes does look quite promising.

You may recall that Disney partnered up with four established mobile development studios back in January of this year, and as Disney Heroes is developed by one of those partners in PerBlue, this will be the first fruit of that new initiative. If you’re interested in everything you’re seeing so far, you can actually head over to the official website for Disney Heroes and sign up for a pre-registration mailing list for either iOS or Android, which will net you one free hero when the game officially launches. Furthermore, the Android version is up for pre-registration right on the Google Play Store so you can opt to go that route if you wish. No specific release date has been announced but you can expect Disney Heroes: Battle Mode to launch on iOS and Android later this year.

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How to Capture, Share, and Edit Live Photos on iPhone

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“Say cheese” takes on a new meaning with Apple’s Live Photos. Originally introduced with the iPhone 6s in 2015, this feature combines a still image with 1.5 seconds of moving video with sound before and after the shot.

The end result brings a new look to the usual photograph and something reminiscent of Harry Potter, as you can see a brief moment before and after the shot.

While you can capture and view a Live Photo with any modern iPhone or iPad, you can view the results on a number of different devices, including a Mac. We’re taking a closer look at Live Photos and are highlighting how you can use them, how to edit them, how to turn the feature off, and much more.

Taking a Live Photo With an iPhone

To capture a Live Photo with an iPhone, or even an iPad, just start up the built-in Camera app.

After making sure that it’s set to photo mode, you’ll need to confirm that you have Live Photos turned on. To do that, look at the top bar above the main photo viewfinder. The Live Photos icon is two solid circles surrounded by a dotted circle and appears in yellow.

iPhone Live Photos Icon

To turn Live Photos off and just capture a normal image, hit that icon and it will turn white with a circle through it.

If you want your device to remember your Live Photos preference, go to Settings > Camera > Preserve Settings. You can toggle Live Photo on or off and the camera app will remember your preference instead of enabling it every time.

When you’re ready to take a Live Photo, just tap the shutter button like a normal photo. Live will appear above the image viewfinder when capturing.

To take the best Live Photo possible, make sure to keep your device steady for approximately three seconds. While it might take a bit of practice and some coordination with the subject of the photo, you should be able to capture a great Live Photo in no time.

Viewing and Using Live Photos on iPhone

On the iPhone and iPad, viewing Live Photos is easy. You can head to the Live Photos album in the Photos app. Select the photo you want to view and then 3D Touch it (press firmly) to see it come to life.

When using the Photos app on a Mac, there’s a specific Live Photos folder available to view. Double-click a photo to bring it up on your screen, then hover your cursor over the Live text and icon in the bottom-left corner to view the video portion.

If you’d like to share a Live Photo with someone from your iPhone or iPad, just hit the Share icon at the bottom-left of the Photos screen. That will bring up the Share Sheet with a number of different options.

iPhone Live Photo Sharing

The best way to preserve the image and video is to share it with other iOS or Mac users via Messages. As long as they’re running iOS 9 or later, they can see the Live Photo by simply pressing the thumbnail. As a word of warning, if you email a Live Photo, it will only send the still image.

A great way to show off a Live Photo is to set it as your lock screen wallpaper. From the Share Sheet of an image, select Use as Wallpaper and then select Set Lock Screen. Now on your lock screen, 3D Touch the image and it will come to life.

Anyone with an Apple Watch can make a Live Photo into their watch face and fully customize the complications and other information for quick viewing. Watch wearers can simply raise their wrist to see the Live Photo face animate.

Sharing Live Photos With Non-Apple Devices

The situation gets a bit tricky when you’re ready to share a Live Photo to social networks or to non-Apple users.

Most social networks offer limited compatibility for the format. For example, any Live Photo you upload to Facebook can only be viewed by other iOS users in the app. On Instagram, Live Photos convert to the social network’s Boomerang format.

As another option, there are a wide variety of apps that can easily convert a Live Photo into a GIF. The major downside of that format is that you’ll lose both the still image and any sound, but you should be able to share the results almost anywhere.

A great choice is Google’s Motion Stills. The free app can easily convert Live Photos into GIFs and even video collages.

Download: Motion Stills (Free)

Add Effects and Edit Live Photos on iPhone

Just like any photo or video, you can also edit and add fun effects to Live Photos on your iPhone or iPad.

You can select the Live Photo from your photo gallery to begin. To start editing, select Edit on the top- right portion of the screen. From there, you can crop, add filters, adjust the brightness, trim the video portion of the Live Photo, and more.

In the Edit screen, it’s also easy to change the key photo—the frame that appears in your photo library. Move the slider near the bottom of the page to select your key photo. Once your finger moves off the screen, select Make Key Photo.

Select the Live text and icon near the top of the edit screen to turn off the Live Photo effect or just disable the sound.

Starting with iOS 11, Apple has added a trio of fun effects specifically for Live Photos. After opening up a Live Photo, swipe up to see the Effects menu. You have three different options to try out.

As you could probably guess by the name, Loop can turn a Live Photo into a video loop that keeps playing. With Bounce, a Live Photo will play forward and then in reverse for a fun rocking effect. And perfect for situations like fireworks, the Long Exposure option creates an interesting and unique blur effect that you might have seen with DSLR cameras.

Live Photos: A New Way to Capture the Moment

As you can see, Live Photos help bring a fun spark of life to iPhone photography. By just adding a few seconds of video and sound to a still image, the result is something more than just a photo, and an amazing keepsake of a moment in time.

And if you’re inspired to keep improving your photography skills, take a look at our complete guide to digital photography.

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Twitter Introduces Easier Method for Sharing Specific Clips From Live Videos

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Twitter this week updated its iOS and Android apps with a new feature called “Timestamps,” which the company said will make it easier to share brief moments from longer live videos.

Previously, Twitter users had to direct their followers to specific time codes in a live video so that people knew which moment they were referring to. The Timestamps update is a direct response to that, according to product lead for Periscope Mike Folgner.


Now, when users tap the share sheet extension on a live video, Twitter displays a playback track that they can scrub through to find the exact moment they want their followers to watch. Then they can tap the “new tweet” button, type in any commentary on the video clip, and press “tweet.” The clips can also be sent via direct message or copied and shared through a link.

So, we built Timestamps which lets anyone Tweet a live or replay video starting from the exact moment they want to discuss.

People have always used Twitter to talk about the things they experience. With Timestamps, now we can show rather than just tell everyone what’s happening.

People who see the tweet will be able to watch the specific moment shared within, and if the broadcast is still live they can skip forward in time by tapping “live.” Folgner said the feature is available across all live videos, “whether from a professional content publisher or someone broadcasting from their phone.”

Timestamps are available now on Twitter for iOS [Direct Link] and Android, Twitter.com, and Periscope.

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