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Top 10 most read: iPhone 5S v Galaxy S4 review, iOS 7 problems, Windows 8.1 arrives

21 Oct 2013
Apple iPhone 5S vs Samsung galaxy S4 front

The battle for smartphone supremacy is in full swing, with Apple and Samsung both pushing their flagship devices. So it is no surprise our head-to-head review of the iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4 proved the most popular content of the week for V3 readers.

Elsewhere, our report on cryptic tweets hinting at a 28 October launch of the KitKat 4.4 Android platform and the Nexus 5 attracted a lot of interest from readers, suggesting demand for Google’s platform is as strong as ever.

Meanwhile, Apple’s operating system fared less well, with V3 readers queuing up to berate the new platform for numerous issues and irritations. Microsoft will be hoping its Windows 8.1 update, launched last week, does not suffer a similar fate.

In other news, the European Commission urged firms in the region not to give up on cloud computing after the PRISM scandal, by pointing out many of the benefits that it offers.


Apple iPhone 5S vs Samsung galaxy S4 frontiPhone 5S vs Galaxy S4 head-to-head review
We check if the latest iPhone's Touch ID sensor is enough to regain iOS' lead over Android




Android KitKat logo unveiled at Google headquarters

Google Android 4.4 KitKat and Nexus 5 slated for 28 October release following cryptic Nestle tweets
We examine the key rumours about Google's new operating system and smartphone




Uninstalling apps in iOS 7 remains unchanged

Apple iOS 7 problems and complaints: more issues raised
V3 touches a nerve with rundown of the most frustrating issues with operating system upgrade





Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive cloud systems unfit for enterprise use
Dan Worth catches up with Box chief executive Aaron Levie to unpack the firm's growth




Apple 22 October invite for iPad Mini 2 and iPad 5 launch

Apple confirms 22 October event: Mac OS X Mavericks, updated iPads, MacPro expected
Firm boasts, "We still have a lot to cover"




Windows 8.1 Start screen

Windows 8.1 download arrives as Microsoft pins hope on revamp
Firm hopes raft of improvements will entice buyers




Microsoft Windows XP boxes on the assembly line in 2001

Top 10 reasons Windows XP refuses to die
Looming support deadline seems powerless to stop the Rasputin of operating systems




Apple iPhone 5S gold

Apple iPhone 5S users report 'blue screen of death' bug
Use of Apple apps causing some phones to crash and reboot in flashback to Windows issues




Java logo

Oracle issues 51 critical Java patches in giant security update
Security vendors urge firms to install updates as soon as possible




Cloud Computing Security

EU urges cloud computing uptake despite PRISM fallout
Benefits of technology must win out over privacy fears

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Dan Worth

Dan Worth is the news editor for V3 having first joined the site as a reporter in November 2009. He specialises in a raft of areas including fixed and mobile telecoms, data protection, social media and government IT. Before joining V3 Dan covered communications technology, data handling and resilience in the emergency services sector on the BAPCO Journal

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