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  • The latest figures from the Recording Industry Association of America show "massive growth" in paid subscriptions.

  • The sale prices are available through Oct. 19. Discounts of 40% are available on Priv and Passport accessories only through Sept. 27.

  • The public beta version follows the developer beta version, which Apple also just released. The full iOS 10 release debuted Sept. 13.

     

  • Last month's firmware update failed to solve the battery drain issue for some Surface Pro 3 owners, who are still getting barely an hour or two between charges.

  • The unlocked version of the Moto Z can be preordered for $699.99. The handset will work with AT&T, T-Mobile and other GSM networks.

  • GoPro's new action cameras, the GoPro Hero5 Black and the Hero5 Session, are gaining new voice-control capabilities and other improvements, while the company's first-ever drone, the GoPro Karma, will allow users to capture video with their GoPro cameras from the air. The products, which the company unveiled Sept. 19, include the $399.99 GoPro Hero5 Black action camera, which has a 2-inch touch-screen display and a 12-megapixel camera; the $299.99 Hero5 Session action camera, which has a 10-megapixel camera; and the $799.99 Karma Drone (without a camera), which comes with a game-style controller and folds up into an included backpack for easy portability. The Hero5 Black and the Hero5 Session action cameras will be available Oct. 2. The Karma drone, which will be available starting Oct. 23, folds up to fit inside an included backpack and features a flight controller that replicates video game controller feel and action. The drone will sell for $799.99 without a camera. Peruse this eWEEK slide show for more details about the latest GoPro devices.

  • Last month, Fitbit took the wraps off its latest fitness wearables, the Fitbit Flex 2 and Charge 2. After a year-and-a-half of owning a Charge HR, the heart rate tracking version of the popular Charge wristband, it was time for an upgrade. Despite regular cleaning, the Charge HR developed a finicky charging plug in recent months, but otherwise worked fine. So when Fitbit began shipping the Charge 2 ($149.95) earlier this month, a preorder was placed. Last week, Amazon delivered, and after a week living with the new tracker, it's easy to see why Fitbit currently rules the wearables market. According to the latest figures from market research firm IDC, the company shipped 5.7 million devices worldwide during the second quarter of 2016, claiming a quarter of the wearables market. By comparison, Apple shipped 1.6 million Apple Watches, earning it 7 percent of the market, after Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi. As history has shown time and time again, no company's market-leading position is unassailable. With the much-improved Charge 2, Fitbit is signaling that it's not ready to stop being No. 1 without a fight.

  • Integration with partners such as Cisco and centrally managed restrictions make iOS 10 a more secure enterprise platform, say mobile-device management experts.

  • Apple is also reportedly interested in buying electric motorbike company Lit Motors, according to other reports.

  • Field trials are slated to begin in 2017, says the company, as it works to improve the availability of internet access everywhere.

  • Announced back in March, DirecTV Now will let AT&T wireless customers stream more than 100 channels on their devices at "aggressive" rates.

     

  • The WiFi and cellular services, which have been rumored since late 2015, would be available to existing and new Comcast cable customers.

  • Some new iPhone 7 owners are posting online complaints about 'hissing' noises in their handsets, but analysts assert that the sound may be innocuous.

  • Web pages that have implemented the Accelerated Mobile Pages standard will now be marked with an AMP icon.

  • The company's Cortex-R52 targets markets where safety is critical, including autonomous vehicles, robotics and health care.

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