Apple pipped rivals Google and Microsoft to take pride of place at the top of our list of most popular stories this week, with news of its Black Friday deals and a court victory both doing well.
Top spot went to news of Apple's ITC patent dispute victory over rival HTC, with which it is locked in a legal tussle on several fronts. The court ruled that Apple has not infringed patents belonging to HTC's S3 Graphics unit, a decision which could even lead to the Taiwanese handset maker pulling out of its acquisition of S3.
Also popular was news of a leaked advert which detailed Apple's Black Friday deals. The 25 November promotion day will see big discounts on the iMac and MacBook lines, according to a report.
Security was again a popular theme in the top ten this week, with news of an industry wide cyber security test for the UK's financial sector, and a Deloitte report which surprisingly found that tech companies are some of the worst offenders when it comes to security breaches.
Elsewhere, a landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice on piracy, new functionality in Windows 8, details on upcoming Toshiba ultrabooks and a Black Friday promotion on Google Chromebooks all piqued V3 readers' interest.
Apple has not infringed patents belonging to HTC's S3 Graphics unit, according to the US International Trade Commission.
Apple offers discounts on all of its products on 25 November as part of a Black Friday retail promotion.
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