The festive season has come and gone for another year and, as we enter 2015, we've taken a look back at the most popular stories with V3 readers during 2014.
One of the biggest technology events of the year was the final passing of Microsoft's ageing operating system, Windows XP.
This event certainly didn't escape the attention of V3 readers, as the end of XP support took up three places on our top 10 list.
Microsoft was tipped to release a one-year support package, which materialised for the public sector shortly before the April deadline, while on D-Day of 8 April, Microsoft tried - unsuccessfully - to draw attention away from XP to its newer 8.1 OS.
As XP fans everywhere bemoaned the death of their beloved OS and continued to use it in defiance of Microsoft's threats about security attacks, Barking and Dagenham council turned the screw further by revealing that it had switched from Windows XP to Google Chromebooks, giving the organisation a saving of around £400,000.
Away from the XP news, there is little surprise that tech giant Apple made it to number one on our list. But rather than hailing its iPhone 6 Plus phablet or Apple Watch smartwatch, Apple garnered most attention for a glitchy software update.
Shortly after releasing iOS 7.1.2, which contained several security fixes for iPads and iPhones, users rushed to Apple forums and the V3 site to complain about the update.
Across the year, readers were also keen to find out more about Dell's rugged laptop, Intel's Internet of Things Edison platform and the prospects for ailing Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry.
Apple iOS 7.1.2 software update accused of buggy performance
Apple users complained about the iOS update Apple released in July, warning of bugs and other performance issues.
Barking and Dagenham switches from Windows XP to Google Chromebooks, saves around £400,000
Google scored a major win on the back of Microsoft's Windows XP support cut-off, as the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham began a major migration to Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.
Microsoft releases Windows 8.1 Update on same day XP support ends
Microsoft's operating system update arrived on 8 April, the same day that the firm finally ended support for its ageing Windows XP platform.
Dell unveils its first rugged convertible in Latitude Rugged Extreme laptop line
Dell launched a new line of rugged laptops designed for personnel in the military, emergency services and other field workers who may need to use the systems in challenging environmental conditions.
Intel details Edison SD card-sized computer
Intel unveiled its latest attempt to take hold of the wearable devices market at CES 2014, showing off its SD card-sized Edison computer based on Intel's 22nm Quark processor.
Anti-hacker CERT-UK opens for business
The UK's Computer Emergency Response Team opened for business, marking the latest step in the government's efforts to bolster the nation's cyber defences.
HP forks out $57m to settle Palm WebOS lawsuit
HP agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by shareholders of former PDA manufacturer Palm, after the firm abandoned a business model that made use of Palm technology.
Microsoft due to unveil one-year Windows XP support package
Microsoft was set to offer public sector bodies an extended support package for Windows XP, just before it cut off widespread support for the ageing operating system in April.
BlackBerry posts $6bn loss for 2014 but CEO John Chen upbeat on future
BlackBerry posted losses of $5.9bn for its 2014 financial year, underlining the huge struggle the firm faces to regain even a fraction of its former glory.
CERT warns satellites for planes, oil rigs and critical infrastructure are vulnerable
The US Computer Emergency Response Team issued a wave of warnings regarding a multitude of flaws in satellite communications systems, leaving aeroplanes, ships, oil rigs and other important forms of transport and infrastructure open to attack.
RISC OS 5 to form the basis of RISC OS Open after Castle Technology sells to RISC OS Developments
A smartphone maker fiddling its benchmarking scores? That's unusual, isn't it?
'We are making good progress on 10nm,' claims Intel
Engineer calculates that Chengdu's plan to replace streetlights with artificial moonlight would cost $100bn