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Top 10 articles: Microsoft Surface review, Windows Phone security and 10Gbit/s BT broadband

12 Nov 2012

Microsoft’s new operating system is going to be a popular one, if the amount of interest it’s getting among V3 readers is anything to go by. Our most popular article last week was our review of the Surface tablet, which we liked for its lightweight, sturdy construction and built-in Office 2013 apps, while readers were also keen to find out more about the relative security of the Windows Phone platform compared to rivals iOS and Android.

Microsoft’s Office apps for iOS and Android devices are also eagerly anticipated, as is its speech translation tool, which will let speech be processed by a device and translated into another language while maintaining the voice characteristics of the speaker.

Also last week, V3 was down in Cornwall seeing a demo of BT’s latest high-speed network operating at a whopping 10Gbit/s – needless to say, this won’t be rolled out nationwide any time soon.

And with Barack Obama winning his second term as US president, we’ve offered him a handy checklist of the top 10 technology priorities for him to tackle over the next four years.

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT running Excel

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT review
Microsoft's ARM-based Surface is a compelling mobile productivity device thanks to Office 2013 built-in as standard





Windows Phone 8 screen in blue

Windows Phone safest mobile platform but Android security epidemic spreads
Microsoft's mobile OS to remain safe for at least the next few years, according to F-Secure





Office 2013 logo

Microsoft readies Office for iPad and Android
Apple and Android versions of Microsoft's mobile apps rumoured for early 2013





Apple iPad Mini V3

Apple iPad Mini review
A great tiny tablet for those who have already invested in the Apple ecosystem





Letters coming out of a woman's mouth

Microsoft showcases translate-as-you-talk system
Platform could offer instant translation into multiple languages






BT Openreach vans in St Agnes Cornwall

BT demos 10Gbit/s broadband at Cornish firm
Telecoms giant claims world’s fastest broadband connection






Rotten apple

UK judge slams Apple’s lack of integrity over Samsung apology farce
Firm stops hiding code but apology remains tucked away






Marine One getting ready to land on the south lawn at the White House

Top 10 technology priorities for president Obama
Second term issues facing the commander-in-chief







Cisco patch plugs password security flaws
Security experts advice users to install fix for ACS authentication bug






iphone 5 google maps ios6 classicmaps

Apple looking to shoot down Google Maps app for iOS
Google rumoured to be building an iOS 6 Maps app but Apple may scupper approval



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Madeline Bennett

Madeline Bennett is editor of V3 and The INQUIRER. Previously, she was editor of IT Week. Prior to becoming a journalist, Madeline was an English teacher at a London secondary school. Madeline is a regular technology commentator on TV and radio, including Sky, BBC and CNN. 

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