The hottest Apple-related news for the week of August 7-12

There’s a lot happening in the world of Apple news this week. Following are the hottest articles for the week of July 30-August 4.

Apple must be cooking up some interesting products in its secret labs. The company spending on research and development totaled $2.9 billion for the third fiscal quarter that ended on July 1, rising 15% year-over-year compared to a revenue gain of 7% for the same period, reports the Wall Street Journal. This brought the tech giant’s R&D spending to $11.2 billion for the previous 12 months — about 5% of the company’s revenue for the period.

Apple has been granted a patent for an electronic device (that would almost certainly be the iPhone) — that “computes health data.” The tech giant says that it would be beneficial for users to have more access to health data — and it wants you to use its products for that purpose.

Password manager Dashlane has released its 2017 Password Power Rankings, the results of a deep dive into the password practices of over 40 popular consumer and enterprise websites. Apple did well, scoring 4/5 (5/5 is a perfect score).

Kantar says the iPhone’s share of the U.S. smartphone market grew in the three months ending in May, but Apple still lags Samsung. Apple’s market share reached 34%, up 4.7 points from the same quarter in 2016.

The European Emergency Number Association (EENA), the organization behind implementing Advanced Mobile Location (AML) for emergency services, has released a statement asking Apple to enable the feature in iOS.