Briefly: Video Game Sales Slump In Oz, Dropbox Gets Business-Friendly Makeover, Aussies Less Trusting Of Tech Companies

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including new admin tools for DropBox, the video game industry's continued sales slump and Australia's eroding trust in tech.

  • Public relations firm Edelman has released its latest Trust Barometer findings, which gauges changes in the level of trust among general populations in relation to various industry sectors. The report found that Australians' trust in the technology industry was significantly lower than the global average (63 per cent vs. 73 per cent). Despite this, tech remains the most trusted industry in Australia. You can find out more about the Trust Barometer here
  • Last year, Australians spent a grand total of $1.161 billion on video games. While that might sound impressive, it was actually a 23 per cent contraction compared to 2011. The decline in sales has been blamed on a number of factors, including the winding down of the current console cycle as consumers await the next generation of machines.
  • Dropbox has announced new admin console and sharing controls for Teams in a bid to make its cloud storage platform more business friendly. New improvements for admins include overhauled sharing controls, the ability to view recent activity, web sessions and third party applications for each team member, and two-step verification requests.


    I prefer to buy my games on Steam because Australian prices are so expensive.

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