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Soccer star Lionel Messi conquers America in new documentary trailer


International soccer legend Lionel Messi is now a fixture with MLS club Inter Miami CF.
International soccer legend Lionel Messi is now a fixture with MLS club Inter Miami CF.
Photo: Apple

World soccer phenom Lionel Messi conquered the world. And now he’s come for the United States, according to a new documentary teaser trailer Apple TV+ dropped Monday for Messi Meets America.

The six-part series, which debuts October 11, is all about Messi’s first season with Major League Soccer club Inter Miami CF.

Have a ball with Football Manager 2023 on iPhone and Mac


Have a ball with Football Manager 2023 on iPhone and Mac
Show you have the chops to manage a world-class football club.
Photo: Sega

With the FIFA World Cup a week away, the latest version of the Sega’s hugely popular sports management game Football Manager 2023 launched for a range of Apple devices. Play to find out if you have what it takes to take a club to the top.

It’s available as a stand-alone app or as part of Apple Arcade.

Madden NFL 23 Mobile tackles iPhone and iPad


'Madden NFL 23 Mobile' tackles iPhone and iPad
The great John Madden himself is the face of Madden NFL 23 Mobile.
Photo: Electronic Arts

Grab your iPhone or iPad to play Madden NFL 23 Mobile, which has just been updated for the new football season.

This is the ninth season of the mobile game from Electronic Arts. It not only put players on the field in the biggest games of the season, it also has a General Manager mode to let players build a team.

Master the mysteries of ‘Other’ workouts on Apple Watch


Apple Watch’s Other Workouts are a whole other ballgame
Apple Watch’s Other Workouts are a whole other ballgame
Photo: Graham Bower/Cult of Mac

Everyone knows you can do running, cycling and swimming workouts with your Apple Watch. But did you know you also can log sports like football, golf and boxing? There’s even support for pastimes as diverse as fishing, horse riding and fencing.

These workout types are not easy to find, however. Apple hides them in the “Other” workouts menu. With a bit of hunting around you’ll discover 60 additional options there to choose from.

So, if you’re bored with your regular workout and fancy trying something more exotic, why not give these Other workouts a try? Here’s how to find and use them.

How to stream Thanksgiving NFL games on your iPhone


Apple Watch's next Activity challenge will have exercising on Thanksgiving
That turkey kind of looks like a football, doesn't it?
Photo: Public Domain Pictures/Pixabay CC

By Chris Brantner

For some people, Thanksgiving is a day to stay home, stuff themselves silly, and watch football on the couch until the turkey coma sets in around 7 p.m. For other people, though, Thanksgiving means traveling — making it more difficult to catch the Turkey Day football action.

If you’re spending Thanksgiving on the road or at a friend or family member’s house, it might be tough to keep up with the NFL games. Luckily, there are several ways you can watch the Thanksgiving NFL games on your iPhone.

Fortnite is getting real NFL jerseys and new emotes


Represent your favorite team on the battlefield.
Photo: Epic Games

Football fans will soon be able to fight for victory wearing their favorite NFL jersey in Fortnite Battle Royale. Starting Friday, November 9, you’ll be able to purchase team outfits from the in-game item shop and add your own squad number.

Epic Games is also adding new gliders, emotes, and pickaxes with an NFL theme. Take a sneak peek at what’s coming in the teaser trailer below.

Get ready for NFL football on iPhone


Wilson connected football
CBS and the NFL ironed out their differences, allowing your iPhone to stream football games for the first time.
Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

CBS has been struggling to find stand-out content for its All Access streaming service beside Star Trek: Discovery. That problem has been solved. 

The entire 2018 NFL ON CBS schedule, including Super Bowl LIII, will be streamed live on All Access. That includes smartphones and tablets, a significant development.

Want World Cup results? Just ask Siri


Siri stands ready to answer your World Cup questions.
Photo: Apple

The 2018 World Cup will be loaded with one-name football stars: Ronaldo, Messi, Isco, Neymar and, new to the lineup, Siri.

Apple’s voice-directed digital assistant will keep tabs on the World Cup schedule, scores and stats across all devices thanks to updates to sports support for users in Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Malaysia, Turkey, Thailand, Israel, Saudi Arabia and host Russia. Sports support now comes to Siri users in 35 countries.

Cheer on your World Cup team with these stupid expensive custom iPhones


World Cup iphones
These World Cup iPhones don't come cheap.
Photo: Caviar

The World Cup is set to kick off one week from now in Russia and one of the country’s gaudiest iPhone modders has come out with a collection of custom gold iPhones to celebrate your favorite players.

Caviar is no stranger to super expensive iPhones, but their latest designs might have the most universal appeal. The new Football Legends collection features eight new designs that are dedicated to one modern football hero and the national team he plays for. By combining patterns from the players’ countries with Russian design elements, Caviar’s new iPhone X collection actually looks pretty cool.

Check em out: