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Top 10 most read: iPad Mini vs Fire HD vs Nexus 7, Sinofsky leaves Microsoft

19 Nov 2012

Apple finally caught up with the trend for shrunk-down tablets in October and released its iPad Mini. We quickly set about comparing it against the two other big names in the space, the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD, and our readers were very keen to find out which came out on top.

Also popular was the news that an Enigma machine used by the Germans to encrypt traffic sent between its armed forces during the war has sold for a whopping £85,000 at a recent auction. That price tag almost makes Apple look like a bargain bucket retailer.

Elsewhere, Microsoft lost one of its key executives last week, Steven Sinofsky, who oversaw Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 development.

Some are speculating that the move would be welcomed on Microsoft’s part as Sinofsky was difficult to deal with and wanted everything done exactly to his own recipe with no compromise.

Others might argue it’s payback for the interface overhaul of Windows 8 that many users are finding it impossible to get to grips with.

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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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