How to Automatically Back Up Throwback Thursday and Other Spotify Playlists

Spotify updates some of its playlists such as Throwback Thursday, Discover Weekly, and Your Release Radar weekly.  If you like but don't save them, you'll lose the playlist's contents because they are overwritten each week with new music.  However, there is a way to save the playlists automatically.   Here are the steps:

  1. Sign up for the free service IFTTT.  The abbreviation stands for if this, then that -- coding parlance.  You can create applets that run when indicated (at times, when an action happens, etc.) for various services such as Fitbit, Spotify, etc.  For the applet to work, you have to give it permission from within the target app to run. Consult your app's help for the procedure to allow IFTTT to access your account.
  2. To back up Spotify's Throwback Thursday playlist every week automatically, you'll go to the create new applet option in the dropdown by your user name in IFTTT. Then you'll select the following: If new track added to Throwback Thursday (by Spotify) playlist, then add track to a playlist. You use dropdowns to select the playlist to back up and type the name of the playlist to which you're backing it up.
  3. The above step 2 will archive all previous playlists (e.g., all the previous weekly Release Radar playlists) to a single playlist.  The songs will be appended to the end of the playlist, so it will grow larger each week. If you prefer to separate each weekly playlist, add the "AddedAt" ingredient to the name of the backup playlist you indicated in step 2.  To add an ingredient, click the Add Ingredient button just under the textbox where you typed the name of the backup playlist.

Best Sports Mobile Apps for 2018

Everyone uses their mobile devices to keep up with the world.  Sports fans are no different.  Fortunately, there are many mobile sports apps that you can use to keep informed so you can never miss your favorite teams’ scores and news and to help you excel at things like playing fantasy sports or placing bets .  Here are some of the best mobile sports apps today:

This is probably the one you thought of first when you read the words sports app.  ESPN provides news, scores, updates, and highlights. Since it’s ESPN, it of course provides coverage of many leagues and sports.  Plus you can stream ESPN broadcasts. It’s available for free for Android and iPhone.

The Score
This app provides real times scores, news, and alerts. It covers many different leagues and sports. Available for free on Google Play for Android and The App Store for Apple

Yahoo’s app of course provides scores and news updates.  It also provides alerts for breaking news and game updates.  Yahoo provides coverage for many sports and leagues. It is available free for Android and iPhone.

Fox Sports Go
Scores, news, updates, and videos.  Plus livestreams.  Don’t worry about missing out on your favorite sports or leagues, as the Fox sports app covers many. Get it free for Android or Apple.

CBS Sports
CBS Sports also provides news, scores, updates, and alerts of breaking news.  CBS Sports provides coverage of many sports and leagues, meaning you’ll probably not have to worry about missing out on the sports coverage you want. You can get it for Android or Apple devices.

Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report is known for its news and articles.  The app also provides scores, alerts, and stats. Get it for Android and iPhone.

No sports fan wants to be left in the dark about their teams.  Luckily with mobile devices and apps, sports fans never have to go without news, scores, and highlights.  There are many great free sports mobile apps for following sports news and scores.  They also cover many sports and leagues, meaning their coverage is comprehensive.