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News@5: Lane Fox Champions £98 PC Scheme, Google Music Sync & Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 Released To OEMs

The UK digital champion Martha Lane Fox is launching a new scheme under which Brits with no internet access will be able to purchase a refurbished Linux-based PC for £98.

A study published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has claimed that the risks posed by a cyber attack have been over-hyped. The organisation said that the effects of a cyber attack are short-lived and localised, thereby reducing their impact on the social and economical architecture of a company.

Google could be on the verge of launching its long rumoured Google Music service for Android powered devices. According to GizmoFusion, an option to 'Sync Music' has been discovered on a device running Google's latest version of Android - 2.3 Gingerbread.

Microsoft has released the final version of its Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), indicating that the updated version will be available to the general public soon.

Amazon's upcoming Android app store is to see the online retailer setting the prices for apps it sells, rather than the developers. Developers submitting their apps to the store will be able to set a suggested retail price for the apps, although it will be Amazon that ultimately decides the price of the software.