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 review
Microsoft's ARM-based Surface is a compelling mobile productivity device thanks to Office 2013 built-in as standard
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
Microsoft readies Office for iPad and Android
Apple and Android versions of Microsoft's mobile apps rumoured for early 2013
Apple iPad Mini review
A great tiny tablet for those who have already invested in the Apple ecosystem
Microsoft showcases translate-as-you-talk system
Platform could offer instant translation into multiple languages
BT demos 10Gbit/s broadband at Cornish firm
Telecoms giant claims world’s fastest broadband connection
UK judge slams Apple’s lack of integrity over Samsung apology farce
Firm stops hiding code but apology remains tucked away
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
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
The new processors support Intel's Optane memory acceleration technology
Blockchain's killer app is bitcoin, the rest is mostly 'pure marketing', says MaidSafe's David Irvine
Blockchains are not suited to many of the data security purposes being put forward for them
Applications from some member states were down more than 40 per cent
A new RSA report urges coders to sign a 'Hippocratic Oath' before embarking on AI programmes.