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This week's technology news - 27th March 2015

Are you really YOU online?

Cifas have published Fraudscape, their annual survey of 277,000 fraud cases from 245 members spanning a range of UK sectors.  With cyber security issues topping the chart of risks for business in 2014/15, ID fraud is becoming the largest emerging threat as cyber criminals turn their attention to using other people’s identifies or creating new false identities, as increased vigilance by business and consumers has begun a decline in accounts being hacked or taken over.  1,419 more words

MSP Weekly News

New Azure Backup Pricing Effective April 1, 2015

The Backup service will be charged based on the size of each protected instance in increments of 500GB. Additionally, Azure Storage will now be charged for separately providing the benefit of lower storage costs over time. 14 more words

Azure

The Weekly Gaming Bear Bites I

Good afternoon (or whatever time of day/night that applies to you) You are here to witness the birth of a new weekly (hopefully) feature. I’m sorry I could not provide refreshment for this grand opening but fear not, the lack of beverages will all be but a distant memory once you have digested the delicious delights on offer(disclaimer; there is no food, the delights on offer are all verbal, I hope you are not hungry or thirsty). 364 more words

Nintendo

Windows 10 free vs. paid: (Almost) everything you need to know

Since January when it first confirmed the news, Microsoft repeated time and again that the upcoming Windows 10 upgrade will be available as a free download to certain users… 333 more words

Apps & Software

GameStop Says Digital Downloads Only Make Up 5% of AAA Game Sales

Popular US retail chain GameStop has revealed some interesting information about the state of physical and digital video games based on DFC data. The retailer says that only 5% of digital downloads are sold to the consumer for AAA games. 125 more words

Nintendo

Microsoft Shakes Down Public Sector for Dosh

Large software providers such as Microsoft and Oracle are stepping up their “audit review” raids on public sector customers, propping up their dwindling licensing sales with fines for licencing agreement non-compliance. 117 more words

Techno Guido

Microsoft and Turn 10 want you to get fast and furious in Forza Horizon 2 for free (Update)

A new stand-alone DLC pack is coming and it won’t cost you a penny (for a limited time)

(3/27/15) Update: Available now!

According to a report from the Associated Press, Microsoft, Turn 10 and Universal Pictures have teamed up to bring a stand-alone Fast & Furious game to Xbox 360 and Xbox One. 223 more words

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