Yahoo Fantasy Sports gains news stream on iPad and other enhancements

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 15, 2014

Today, Yahoo pushed a new update to its Fantasy Sports app for iOS. Now bumped to version 5.10, Yahoo Fantasy Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Hockey (that’s the full app name) now serves an all-new news stream on the iPad, with shareable articles keeping you in the loop on the latest in the world of football, baseball, basketball and hockey.

The software allows you to manage your fantasy roster and make trades, draft your team, participate in mock drafts, get breaking player news based on your team with instant scoring updates, set your lineup with expert analysis from Rotoworld and Yahoo fantasy experts and more… Read More

 

NFL Now hits iPhone, iPad and Apple TV with rich video library, personalized streams and more

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 7, 2014

As announced last week, The National Football League has launched its brand new NFL Now app. The software is available as a new channel on Apple’s $99 Apple TV media-streaming box and as a free download for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Arriving in time for the new season, NFL Now features a personalized video stream of your favorite NFL teams, players and coaches, delivers exclusive interviews and stories about the teams, breaking news on your fantasy players, and unlimited access to content in the NFL Films Archives.

The app learns from your behavior and analyzes what you like to deliver a personalized video feed of content tailored to your tastes… Read More

 

Satellite subscription-free NFL Sunday Ticket coming to iOS, Mac this fall

By Cody Lee on Jul 16, 2014

NFL Sunday Ticket has announced today that it will be offered as a standalone subscription package for the first time this year. Access to the popular TV sports package, which was once exclusive to DirecTV subscribers, will be available to everyone in the 2014 NFL season for a 1-time subscription fee.

No official announcement has been made, but Sunday Ticket has put up a promotional page with details about the new service. It looks like subscription prices will start at $200, which again will not require DirecTV, and the content will be accessible from a number of devices, including iOS and Mac… Read More

 

120 Sports is a highlight reel in your pocket

By Jake Underwood on Jul 14, 2014

When away from home, it’s sometimes challenging to catch up on sports news. Sure, there are apps that provide basic scores and statistics for games and matches, but it’s a rarity to find an app that shows highlights and other forms of media. Whether it’s the decision on LeBron’s future or the Argentina vs Netherlands penalty kicks, video sports commentary is harder to find.

Enter 120 Sports, an app developed by the Sports Illustrated network, popular for the magazine of the same name. The app is essentially a collection of video coverage of the latest sports trends, but with a few added twists. I used the app for a while and here’s what I found… Read More

 

MLB updates At Bat and At the Ballpark as iBeacon rollout continues

By Cody Lee on Jul 10, 2014

Earlier this year, Major League Baseball pledged to have twenty ballparks outfitted with iBeacons by Opening Day as part of its initial rollout phase. And it did. Stadiums in Boston, San Diego, L.A. and many more cities now feature the tech.

Today, TechCrunch is reporting that the MLB is now entering the second phase of the initiative. And apparently it’s planning to debut a special project at the 2014 All-Star Game, which is slated for July 15 at Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota… Read More

 

Nike releases new Soccer for iPhone app

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 10, 2014

It’s interesting that although Adidas is the official sponsor of the world’s greatest sporting spectacle that is the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Nike has managed to hijack the event and successfully steal Adidas’ thunder with clever marketing tactics.

Part of Nike’s stealthy yet effective approach is a new iPhone app dedicated to all things soccer.

Called Nike Soccer in the United States (the name is localized in other markets), it strives to put the best of soccer in your pocket by sending you timely alerts on upcoming events while keeping you connected to the world of Nike products and athletes.

The name of the game is exclusivity: Nike Soccer delivers premium content and provides access to limited product and events before any of Nike’s other channels… Read More

 

Apple adds MLB At Bat to its list of CarPlay-enabled apps

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 24, 2014

Apple’s in-car entertainment solution, CarPlay, features limited support for third-party applications, ranging from Stitcher and Apple’s own Podcasts to Beats Music, iHeartRadio and Spotify. Previously demoed at WWDC earlier this month, you can now put MLB At Bat on the list of officially supported CarPlay apps, according to Apple’s own CarPlay webpage… Read More

 

Apple turns to professional athletes for testing of iWatch fitness capabilities

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 20, 2014

With just four months remaining until Apple is expected to unveil its oft-rumored iWatch, a new report claims that the iPhone maker has teamed up with professional athletes to test the smartwatch’s fitness capabilities in intense training environments. The report, citing a source with knowledge of the testing, adds that Apple has invited players from the MLB, NBA and NHL to its Cupertino headquarters on numerous occasions for this testing.

Apple is reportedly working with Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Kings right winger Dustin Brown and at least a few other star athletes, one being an unidentified player for the Boston Red Sox. The athletes have been forced to sign non-disclosure agreements that prohibit them from discussing the existence of the iWatch or their involvement in the testing process…  Read More

 

Sony’s World Cup sponsorship bars players from wearing Beats in stadiums

By Cody Lee on Jun 18, 2014

Watching this epic Beats ad featuring several high-profile football stars, you would’ve thought that Apple’s newly-acquired headphone line was going to be a staple at this year’s World Cup, but that hasn’t been the case at all. The iconic accessory has been noticeably absent from players’ necks since the tournament began last week.

And apparently Sony is behind the anomaly. The company’s licensing agreement with FIFA, the governing body behind the World Cup, says that players can’t ‘advertise’ rival hardware at games or media events…

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Beats airs “Jungle” remix of World Cup ad

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 16, 2014

After posting a five-minute World Cup commercial – basically an ode to soccer, its headphones and the iPhone 5sBeats on Monday released a shorter version of the “The Game Before The Game” ad.

Titled “Jay Z + Beats by Dre Jungle Remix”, it features a remix of “Jungle”, a song born out of the collaboration between Jay Z, X Ambassadaros and Jamie N Commons. Check it out after the break and tell us what you think in the comments… Read More

 

FIFA issues second update to iOS app ahead of 2014 World Cup Brazil

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 11, 2014

After initially releasing a World Cup 2014 themed update to its free iPhone and iPad application, FIFA in keeping true to its promise this morning posted another update ahead of the 2014 World Cup Brazil, which kicks off with a match between the Brazilian host team and Croatia tomorrow.

The refreshed version 2.1 build includes support for live-streamed content, push notifications for your favorite teams, interactive voting for Man of the Match and more… Read More

 

FIFA updates official iOS app for the 2014 World Cup Brazil, another refresh due soon

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 6, 2014

The official FIFA app for iOS has been updated ahead of the upcoming 2014 World Cup, which kicks off with a match between the Brazilian host team and Croatia (my home country) next Tuesday, June 12.

In addition to keeping you in the loop on the latest news concerning the upcoming matches, the free iPhone and iPod touch application, now bumped to version 2.0, offers detailed information about players and coaches from all 32 competing teams, a schedule of all 64 games, trivia about the stadiums and cities and much more… Read More

 

Apple, Google and others pledge $2M to hold Super Bowl 50 in Bay Area

By Cody Lee on Jun 6, 2014

According to a new report from the San Jose Mercury News, Apple has joined Google and other tech companies who have pledged $2 million in cash and services to help offset taxpayer costs of hosting Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco.

The Bay Area Super Bowl Host committee announced that is has raised $40 million for the event, which will be held at the 49ers’ newly-built Levi’s Stadium in 2016. The venue is less than 15 miles away from Apple’s Cupertino campus… Read More

 

Fun Golf GPS 3D goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on May 22, 2014

Apple has named the popular app Fun Golf GPS 3D its App of the Week this week. This means that between now and next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the application for both your iPhone and iPad for free—a huge savings of $20.

For those unfamiliar with the software, it’s essentially a digital caddie. It’s capable of tracking your shots, showing you distance to pin, and recommending clubs. And it features 3D maps of nearly 32,000 golf courses from around the world… Read More

 

Baseball sim ‘MLB Perfect Inning’ now available in the App Store

By Cody Lee on May 7, 2014

Baseball fans looking for a good sim on iOS will be happy to hear that one just landed in the App Store. It’s called ‘MLB Perfect Inning,’ by Gamevil, and it’s a console-quality simulator that’s been fully-licensed by Major League Baseball.

The game is about as full-featured as sports titles can get. You can draft, train and trade your favorite players to build the ultimate roster, and then take your team from batting practice to the post season. Keep reading for a full overview… Read More

 

ESPN releases official 2014 Soccer World Cup app

By Christian Zibreg on May 6, 2014

If you’re looking to follow the 2014 Soccer World Cup on your iPhone, there’s now an app for that. The U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel, ESPN, has released an iPhone application called ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup that wants to be your one-stop shop for everything related to the upcoming games.

Available free in the App Store, it allows soccer fans to follow full-time and exclusive in-game highlights, breaking news and analysis, as well as ESPN’s comprehensive coverage of all the major club leagues with videos, highlights, news, opinion and personalized reports… Read More

 

New ‘Your Verse’ feature: how iPad helps diagnose athletes’ concussions

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 25, 2014

After highlighting last month the many ways mountaineers use iPad for their extraordinary climbs, Apple last night refreshed its ‘Your Verse’ microsite with a new feature outlining how the popular post-PC device is being used to help diagnose athletes’ concussions.

The section features athletic trainer Jason Cruickshank of Ohio’s St. Edward High School who uses C3 Logix’s concussion assessment iPad app to discover the symptoms moments after an event occurs and before they show up on the imaging test… Read More

 

ACC Sports channel added to Apple TV

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 17, 2014

In time for March Madness, the ACC Digital Network has partnered with Apple on enabling an ACC Sports channel on the company’s $99 media-streaming box.

The ACC Sports channel, now live for Apple TV users in the United States, gives you access to highlights, updates, analysis and feature programming from Atlantic Coast Conference colleges, updated daily.

The channel promises hundreds of videos to choose from. Specifically for March, host Jeff Fischel and former ACC basketball greats Drew Barry and JR Reid will follow ACC teams as they advance throughout the tournament with game previews, analysis and a ‘Road to Texas’ feature series… Read More

 

MLB Advanced Media teases upcoming RBI Baseball reboot

By Cody Lee on Mar 12, 2014

Earlier this year, the MLB and its in-house development studio MLB Advanced Media announced that they would be teaming up to revive the classic RBI Baseball franchise. The game series, which first debuted on the NES in 1986, hasn’t seen a new addition in nearly 20 years.

But that’s set to change soon with RBI Baseball 14 for mobile devices and consoles. And judging by the comments made by MLBAM’s VP of games Jamie Leece today, it’s going to feature the same fast-paced gameplay and simple controls that users loved about the original title… Read More

 

Tony Hawk working on new skateboarding game for mobile devices

By Cody Lee on Feb 28, 2014

Skateboarding legend and mogul Tony Hawk revealed last night that he’s working on a new skateboarding game for mobile devices. During an interview with Larry King, Mr. Hawk said that the game will have swipe-based controls and is coming this year.

Unfortunately, very few other details are known about the game—we’re not even sure if it’s going to launch under the familiar ‘Tony Hawk Pro Skater’ branding—but given Hawk’s track record, we’re excited. We have a clip of the Larry King interview below… Read More

 
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