Download the free must-have apps
Your social media feeds will be inundated with Olympics-related coverage for the next two weeks, but in order to catch all the up-to-the-minute action, arm yourself with a couple specific apps. First up: the NBC Olympics app (for iOS and Android). This is a must for cord cutters, since it's useful without a cable subscription -- providing real-time results and medal standings, up-to-date TV and live-streaming schedules, video highlights and expert analysis, athlete bios, and even sport "101" primers, for the athletically challenged amongst us.
Also consider downloading the Google search app (for iOS and Android). Not only is it flush with all the athlete details, medal counts, and event schedules, but you also get the option to turn on automatic updates which will ping you with alerts about top event and medal wins, so you're always in the know.