As the calendar pages flip round to November there’s no sign of the tech market slowing down as the announcements come thicker and faster. Last week the big news was Google finally releasing its Android KitKat 4.4 update.
V3 readers were clearly keen to find out more about this, and our stories on the launch were the most popular of the week, especially the news that owners of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and older Nexus devices will receive it first, after Nexus 5 owners.
Meanwhile Apple was busy revealing its quarterly results, including revelations of 15 acquisitions, despite only seven being widely known. Comments from Tim Cook also opened up debates on whether we may see an iWatch or Apple TV further down the line.
Meanwhile Microsoft attempted to entice customers to its Windows 8 platform by claiming that the operating system is six times more secure than Windows XP, as the support cut-off date for the platform looms.
We reviewed the latest Windows 8.1 update last week too, and found that while it brings much-needed user interface tweaks and innovations, the Metro-style user interface will still be the stumbling block for many users, especially those using existing Windows applications.
Android KitKat 4.4 set for Samsung Galaxy S4 and older Nexus devices first
Google promises update for other devices in "coming weeks"
Google Nexus 5 set to arrive at 6pm today
We examine the key rumours about Google's new operating system and smartphone
Apple results and iWatch rumours video
V3 discusses some of the big talking points from Apple's Q4 earnings call
Apple reveals 15 acquisitions in 2013, seven mystery deals unknown
Cupertino snaps up yet more smaller companies, but intentions remain unclear
Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5S spec by spec
We compare Google's latest device with Apple's flagship
Microsoft Windows 8.1 review
The updated release of Microsoft's touch-oriented platform delivers numerous enhancements to attract users
Google updates reCaptcha tool to beat the spambots
Security upgrade aims to help firms spot automated abuse
Windows XP six times less secure than Windows 8, warns Microsoft
Aged OS proves the effectiveness of secure development strategy, says Microsoft
US brands UK hacker Lauri Love ‘sophisticated and prolific’ after SQL-based attacks
US Missile Defence Agency among many agencies to be hit by 28-year-old
Adobe admits 38 million customer details stolen by attackers
Firm finds huge data dump of affected users posted online
Evil clowns, scary nurses and sharp machetes teased in autumn PUBG Hallowe'en event
Reservoir computing can achieve the higher-dimension calculations required by emerging AI
Astronomers studying first-ever reported merger of two neutron stars claim to have detect light and gravitational waves
Allen died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma