Feeds

Brits to get off lightly when Xbox Live prices rise

New tariffs from November

Top three mobile application threats

Some British Xbox Live Gold users will be paying more for their online gaming pleasure from 1 November onwards.

On that date, the price of one month's Gold access will rise from £5 to £6. Neither the three-month nor the annual price will go up, Microsoft pledged.

Actually, Brits have fared fairly well. US-based users will not only pay more for a month's access - rising from $8 to $10 - but the other packages are going up too: three month's access will jump from $20 to $25, while a year's access will cost $60, up from $50.

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft suggested all subscribers should buy more access pronto, before the price rise. ®

Seven Steps to Software Security

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.