Most popular on V3 last week was the revelation that the new Office 365 app for iPhone hasn't gone down that well with users. Of the 850-plus reviews that users of the Office app have left on the Apple App Store, many criticise the Microsoft software for lack of functionality and support, and it has garnered only a two-and-a-half star rating overall.
Readers were also concerned to read about recent security vulnerabilities affecting Ubuntu, SIM cards and Android. The Ubuntu forum was taken offline last week following a data breach in which cyber criminals made off with all its users' account and email information, while Berlin's Security Research Labs revealed that SIM flaws could let hackers root the cards and infect mobile phones with mobile malware using a multi-stage attack strategy. Symantec researchers also detected two cases where legitimate applications have been warped into malware-spreading tools using the Google Android Master Key vulnerability.
But there was also more positive news for Google, with the unveiling of its next Nexus 7 tablet and Android operating system version, Jelly Bean 4.3. The Nexus 7 is due to launch in August in the UK, priced from £199 for a 16GB model and also available in a 4G version.
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