By Cody Lee on Dec 7, 2016
The National Hockey League has informed teams that it is in late-stage negotiations with Apple over a major partnership, reports TSN. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the Canadian sports outlet says the deal could see iPads and other technology come to NHL team benches.
Apparently the League has been in talks with Apple, and competitor Microsoft, for several years, but discussions with the iPhone-maker accelerated after a similar deal with the NBA fell through. The source says this pact could still dissipate, but it’s pretty far along for that to happen. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 5, 2016
If you own an Apple Watch Series 2, you can leave your iPhone at home the next time you go on a run with Runkeeper as the app’s just been updated with full support for the built-in GPS on the Apple Watch Series 2. Runkeeper’s refreshed experience also includes new active metrics with charts for target pace and heart rate.
Runkeeper is a free download from the App Store. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 27, 2016
The Apple Watch Nike+ is arriving tomorrow in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and a number of other countries. The Series 2 comes with exclusive Nike-branded bands, watch faces and complications, plus the Nike+ Run Club app is built-in. Ahead of tomorrow’s launch, Nike+ Run Club for iOS was refreshed this morning with new features on the Apple Watch Series 2. Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 26, 2016
We were really bummed when we found out that the stylish fluoroelastomer bands shown with the Apple Watch Nike+ are exclusive to the model. This means that those of us who already own an Apple Watch can’t purchase these bands separately.
Luckily, we were able to track down some Apple Watch bands on Amazon that take inspiration from the Nike band design. Obviously they aren’t made with the same quality or materials, but for those in search of alternatives, here are some good ones. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 24, 2016
Confirming earlier hints, Apple this morning announced that the Apple Watch Nike+, a special version of the Apple Watch Series 2 it’s created in partnership with Nike, is going on sale this coming Friday, October 28. The $369 device has the same industrial design, price and hardware features as the Apple Watch Series 2.
It also packs in exclusive perks like special fluoroelastomer Nike Sport Bands available in a choice of four colors with perforations to reduce weight and improve ventilation, Nike-branded watch faces and complications and more. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 12, 2016
Professional photographer David Klutho took some stunning action photographs for the Sports Illustrated magazine at yesterday’s Titans-Vikings NFL matchup. The images were taken with an iPhone 7 Plus and highlighted on Twitter by Apple CEO Tim Cook. The iPhone 7 Plus contains the same camera smarts as the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, except for the addition of a second lens with 2x optical zoom. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 7, 2016
Trevor Edwards, president of the Nike brand, went on stage at Apple’s event today to announce a collaboration with Apple regarding the Apple Watch. Called Apple Watch Nike+, it’s not just the watch, it’s your “perfect running partner” that delivers an elevated running experience.
But wait, is it a separate Apple Watch model or an app? Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 26, 2016
If you’re subscribed to one of Fox’s sports channels through your cable or satellite TV package, the newly launched FOX Sports Go tvOS app lets you watch up to four games simultaneously in split-screen mode, at a remarkably fluid 60 frames per second, via your fourth-generation Apple TV.
As first noted by MacRumors, the app’s split-screen interface and underlying technology make it possible to watch baseball, basketball, football and hockey games at once, or any combination of games from MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, UEFA Champions League, UFC and more, depending on regional restrictions. Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 5, 2016
The 2016 Summer Olympics (officially known as Games of the XXXI Olympiad) are finally upon us. For the next two weeks, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will play host to a number of thrilling sporting events featuring some of the best athletes from around the world.
Despite the various health and social issues going on in Rio, millions are expected to tune-in to watch the Olympic Games. With that in mind, we thought it’d be helpful to put together a quick guide on how you can join them on your iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 15, 2016
Apple Music, which celebrated its first anniversary last month, now lets subscribers listen to Katy Perry’s first new single in two years, “Rise”. The song, which Perry wrote herself, is described by The Entertainment Weekly as “an uplifting track with a dash of electronic influence,” with the music video containing scenes from the NBC Olympics.
NBC will play the song as the anthem of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
Listen to “Rise” on Apple Music and iTunes. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 29, 2016
Apple hid a nice Easter egg surprise on its website for fans of soccer who are currently following the 2016 UEFA European Championship. Apple websites in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe now sport an updated Choose Your Country selector with Euro 2016 country groups and schedules.
As reported on by Dutch blog iCulture, the Cupertino firm even temporarily added a few new countries that it does not have regional websites for—like Albania, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Ukraine and Wales—to ensure that the groups and bracket are filled out properly. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 9, 2016
The UEFA European Football Championship kicks off on Friday, June10, and Apple’s United Kingdom branch has decided to celebrate the occasion by releasing a brand new “Shot on iPhone” commercial, aptly titled “The Beautiful Game.”
The 30-second video features various photographs and videos of soccer players, fields and stadiums shot by iPhone users around the world. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 6, 2016
Apple yesterday posted a thoughtful tribute to Muhammad Ali on its homepage, the legendary boxer’s photo taking over Apple.com. Ali died on Friday at age 74 due to respiratory complications. He fought a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease.
The black-and-white Ali photo on Apple.com is accompanied by one of his famous quotes, “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 31, 2016
Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, is a huge basketball fan so it goes without saying that he has an office full of Duke memorabilia and has been regularly spotted at NBA games over the years.
Last night, the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 in Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference finals in Oakland, California.
Needless to say, he was there and now a photograph of an ecstatically happy Cue has made the frontage of the San Francisco Chronicle. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 19, 2016
Esports are the real deal, and with Yahoo’s brand new Esports for iPhone app following your favorite teams, keeping track of the scores and watching online events just got easier.
Available for free on the App Store, the official app has many of the features and functionality found on the web and in its Android counterpart, which launched last month. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 14, 2016
Apple is allegedly “close to agreeing a deal” to have Premier League Manchester City F.C. and England national football team’s Raheem Sterling become a global ambassador for the global Apple brand, British tabloid The Sun reported Thursday.
Apple wants Sterling to help launch its Euro 2016 promotional campaign and will be paying him a reported £250,000 per year, or about $355,000 per year, to act as its brand ambassador. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 5, 2016
Twitter has managed to sign an important deal with the National Football League giving it rights to exclusively live-stream as many as ten Thursday Night Football broadcasts worldwide in the next season, the companies said today.
According to Variety, Twitter will carry the games broadcast by NBC and CBS, to be simulcast on the NFL Network, too.
Free live-streams will leverage Twitter-owned Periscope.
In addition to the live games, Twitter will also stream in-game highlights from TNF and pre-game live broadcasts from players and teams before, during and after games. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 4, 2016
Siri is now a baseball savant: Apple’s personal digital assistant’s been refreshed in the cloud with official data on thousands of Major League Baseball players and historic baseball statistics. “Siri also knows the history and stats of 27 other pro, minor and international leagues,” writes CNET.
The update is likely the result of Apple’s new tie-up with the Major League Baseball which provides every team with iPad Pros while permitting sports announcers to finally call tablets “iPads”. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 8, 2016
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that fans will be able to enjoy the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament action across more places than ever before.
The official NCAA March Madness Live app now supports a dozen platforms such as the Apple TV, the Apple Watch, Amazon’s Fire TV devices, Android tablets and smartphones, Windows devices, Roku players and more.
The Apple TV app promises a redesigned GameCenter experience, support for wireless streaming from a mobile device via Google Cast or AirPlay, enhanced VoD capabilities and an updated Bracket Challenge Game for further access to tournament content.
In addition, the app offers an exclusive Apple TV feature which permits fans to enjoy two live games at once with the split-screen feature. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 8, 2016
After snapping up a photo from the 20-yard line of Levi’s Stadium at the end of the Super Bowl 50 game, Apple CEO Tim Cook thought it might be a good idea to share it with the world via his Twitter account.
And so he did, only to find out that the image he had taken prompted Twitterverse to go into ridicule mode.
As noted by The Verge, many Twitter users pointed out that the image Cook took on his iPhone is very blurry, and some of them tagged their comments on Twitter with the #ShotOniPhone hashtag that Apple uses to promote its latest ad campaign which—oh, the irony—focuses on iPhone photography features. Read More