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Sony buys controlling stake in EMI for 2.3B to become world‘s largest music publisher

Sony has announced it will be buying a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing as part of the company‘s plan to increase its revenue from streaming media services like Apple Music.

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Apple iPhone surges 16 percent in US in spite of market‘s overall decline

Apple‘s U.S. iPhone sales were up 16 percent year-over-year during the March quarter to 16 million, even as the domestic smartphone market as a whole dropped 11 percent from 43.7 million units to 38.7 million, according to research published on Tuesday.

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Razer launches Mac compatible Core X eGPU for 299

Gaming hardware specialist Razer on Tuesday released the Razer Core X, an all-new external GPU enclosure that, thanks to Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, is compatible with Macs running macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra.

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Trump uses iPhones for Twitter and voice calls, reportedly refuses security swap outs

President Donald Trump uses at least two White House issued iPhones for daily business, but ignores advice to regularly swap out a model dedicated to Twitter communications because doing so is too inconvenient.

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Intel promises fix for new ‘Variant 4‘ Meltdown, Spectre vulnerability

Industry woes over Meltdown and Spectre continued this week when Google and Microsoft on Monday revealed a newly discovered silicon-level vulnerability impacting chips used in millions of computers, including those marketed by Apple.

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Apple staring down possibility of new per-employee tax in Cupertino

Apple‘s home city of Cupertino is considering a per-employee tax to generate funds for city infrastructure, and the tech giant might be among those companies impacted by the regulations.

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Coach adds new summer bands & colors for Apple Watch

New York-based fashion brand Coach has released several new bands for the Apple Watch, in a range of colors and designs.

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Last call: Enter to win a Sonos One smart speaker with a lifetime Plex Pass

AppleInsider is partnering with Plex this week to offer readers the chance to win a Sonos One smart speaker bundled with a lifetime Plex Pass. Two prizes will be given away, each valued at 320. Find out how to enter today.

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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign programming deal with Netflix

Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to produce films and series for Netflix, apparently denying Apple the opportunity.

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Ossic bails on 3.2 million Kickstarter and Indiegogo ‘3D headset‘ project [u]

A maker of unreleased 3D-sensing headphones, Ossic, is shutting down and leaving thousands of Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers in the lurch.

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Why you shouldn‘t worry about radiation from your Wi-Fi router or iPhone

There‘s a lot of bad science floating around about radio frequency and electromagnetic field exposure from Wi-Fi routers and the wireless network that your iPhone accesses. AppleInsider delves into the subject, and the actual science behind it.

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Ossic bails on 5.9 million Kickstarter and Indiegogo ‘3d headset‘ project

A maker of unreleased 3D-sensing headphones, Ossic, is shutting down and leaving thousands of Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers in the lurch.

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New iPhone X Animoji Karaoke ad features South Korean group Hyukoh

Apple has released another advertisement using the Animoji Karaoke concept to market the iPhone X, publishing the new ‘Taxi Driver‘ video on its South Korean YouTube channel featuring three of the characters singing along to ‘Citizen Kane‘ by the group Hyukoh.

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President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign programming deal with Netflix

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to produce films and series for Netflix, apparently denying Apple the opportunity.

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HomeKit Insider #002: How to troubleshoot Bluetooth accessories with HomeScan

Nailing down issues with HomeKit gear can be very difficult without the right tools. AppleInsider tales a look at a way to troubleshoot problems with Bluetooth accessories.

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Coupon: 15% off select tech at eBay

Heading into the Memorial Day weekend, eBay is knocking 15% off a variety of tech products from popular sellers. From Apple MacBooks and iPads to iPhones and Beats, there are plenty of electronics eligible for the bonus coupon with prices starting under 130.

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Apple dips one spot to #4 in 2018 Fortune 500 rankings, leads in profits

Even with continued growth, Apple has slipped to fourth place in this year‘s Fortune 500 chart, which ranks the biggest U.S.-based corporations in terms of revenue.

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AOC debuts MacBook-compatible 15.6-inch USB-C monitor

Display maker AOC is rolling out a new 15.6-inch portable USB-C monitor, allowing MacBook owners to connect power and video through a single cable.

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Killer Deals: Save 350 to 550 on Apple‘s iMac Pro with no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Readers this week can snap up the lowest prices anywhere on Apple‘s iMac Pro with our exclusive coupon. On top of the bonus savings available only at AppleInsider, there‘s no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, as well as no interest financing for 12 months on approved credit.

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UK iPhone privacy lawsuit seeks up to 4.29B from Google

A U.K. lawsuit against Google for bypassing iPhone Web tracking safeguards now includes 4.4 million people listed as plaintiffs, and is aiming for up to 3.2 billion pounds (4.29 billion) in damages.

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CallKit iPhone apps pulled from Chinese App Store amid new government crackdown

Apple is starting to remove apps from the App Store in China that integrate with CallKit, in response to moves by the country‘s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to enforce cybersecurity regulations.

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Surveillance app stored teens‘ Apple IDs on unprotected servers

An app meant to let parents monitor the phone activity of teenagers was until recently saving the latter‘s Apple ID passwords in unprotected plaintext form, a report revealed on Sunday.

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Review: Logi Circle 2 is the best HomeKit camera, but Apple‘s support is lacking

We‘ve spent a few months with Logitech‘s flagship smart home security camera that gained support for HomeKit just last fall. After extensive usage, we have the verdict on one of the most popular HomeKit cams yet.

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Coupon Deals: Save up to 450 instantly on Apple‘s Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between 50 and 450 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple‘s 13 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15 MacBook Pro. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing OAC.

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