Market share for iPhone in EMEA region for Q1 2019 lowest in the last five years

The smartphone market has stabilized in EMEA regions despite there being a contraction of sales in the Middle East, claims IDC, with Apple seen to be facing challenges from Chinese competitors as it sees its lowest level of market share in Europe for the first quarter in five years. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

SoundHound update lets users share songs to Instagram Stories, including previously saved songs

Music discovery app SoundHound now has support for sharing songs to Instagram Stories. Read on for how to use the new feature. more… The post SoundHound update lets users share songs to Instagram Stories, including previously saved songs appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Apps to help quit smoking or cope with depression share data without full disclosure, finds AMA

The American Medical Association (AMA) has found that most free apps designed to help people quit smoking, or cope with depression, are sharing data with Facebook or Google – and only a third of them properly disclosed that fact in privacy policies … more… The post Apps to help quit smoking or cope with depression […]

This week on AI: Apple’s ‘iPhone 8’ September-bound, record share prices & more

Leaks about the "iPhone 8" became a flood, perhaps the most important one suggesting that the phone will indeed ship in September, alongside a "7s" and "7s Plus." It was also a record week for Apple on the stock market, as its shares briefly topped $ 160 apiece. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple sees iTunes market share slip as competition increases from Amazon & Comcast for films

Despite its increasing focuses on Services revenue, Apple is struggling to draw users to the iTunes Store for movie purchases and rentals. According to a new in-depth report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple’s market share for renting and purchasing movies has fallen to between 20 percent and 35 percent, despite once being well over […]

Instagram testing a new way to let you share photos with select friends 

Instagram has been developing a new way to share photos and videos on the social network with select friends, Instagram’s product lead Robby Stein tells The Verge. The new feature lets you select certain friends as Favorites, then new posts can be visible to all followers or just the select group of groups you put together. more… […]