In what appears to be a response to a host of sexual assault allegations against hip-hop star R. Kelly, Lady Gaga this week pulled a collaborative track with the artist from Apple's content distribution services.
Apple on Monday announced a change in billing policy that will require Canadian users to pay taxes on TV, movie, music and audiobook purchases, bringing the tech giant in line with recently adopted tax laws.
In a radical departure from Apple's normal exclusivity, some of Samsung's 2018 and 2019 Smart TV models will soon get an app enabling access to iTunes movies and TV shows, and AirPlay 2 compatibility to boot. [Updated with news on other brands]
Every venue in the history of publication has pieces that they like a lot — but never got as much traction as they thought it would. To celebrate the end of the year, AppleInsider staff got together to discuss not what you guys clicked on the most, but the editorial and feature pieces that we liked best in 2018.
You're only going away for Christmas, it's not completely as if you're going into battle. Take a few steps now to make sure that you're going to be able to keep working with your hardware if you need to — and will have some entertainment to enjoy if you don't.
This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor speaks with Michael Simmons who works with Algoriddim on DJay, which was a part of the iPad Pro keynote this year. Victor and William talk about Qualcomm, opposition research PR firms, 5G phones, and more.
Apple has made an agreement with independent studio A24 to produce films for the iPhone producer, movies which may be offered to consumers as part of Apple's long-rumored video streaming service that could launch in 2019.
Music from Chinese-Canadian artist Kris Wu sold on iTunes will not count towards its ranking in charts compiled by Billboard and Nielsen, after allegations the sales were made by users in China rather than within the United States.
Last weekend, the upper echelons of Apple's "Top Podcasts" charts in the Podcasts app and iTunes were overrun with obscure titles that seemingly didn't belong, prompting some industry watchers to assume the vital distribution platform was being manipulated.
If it hasn't happened to you already, then some day you're going to lose an iOS app that's been taken off the app store, and Apple's choices along the way may stop you from getting it back. Maybe we'll someday have to learn to live with it but for now, AppleInsider shows what you can do.
Rumors that Apple was seeking to acquire UK firm Shazam Entertainment Ltd. first floated back in December. Following an EU approval process, Apple officially announced it had finalized the purchase on Monday, ostensibly to "provide users even more great ways to discover, experience and enjoy music." That appears to be a major understatement.
Apple over the weekend responded to a viral tweet claiming it had removed purchased movies from a user's iTunes account with their consent, allegations that kicked spurred a flood of commentary regarding digital media rights.