Microsoft has been attempting to grow its share in the mobile market for several years, although this has proved hard with Apple and Android dominating.
However, there is still plenty of interest in Microsoft devices, and our review of the Lumia 640 XL proved popular with readers. The £220 device certainly offers plenty of value for money.
Meanwhile, Apple launched the Apple Watch last week and the folks at iFixit were quick to take it apart and see how it has been made and what’s inside.
Unsurprisingly, Apple has made the device very hard to fix and the team are still working through the parts to give a repairability score. At present it seems that it will be very low.
Finally, there were plenty of security scares in the news this week. The CozyDuke report was perhaps the scariest after it was shown that the advanced persistent threat campaign had infiltrated the White House using nothing more than well-crafted spear-phishing attacks.
Lumia 640 XL review
Budget phone could be a winner for Microsoft
Apple Watch teardown shows timepiece is difficult to repair
iFixit guide discovers Apple device is very hard to fix
Huawei P8 review
'iPhone killer' put through its paces
CozyDuke hackers infiltrate the White House with 'funny monkey' videos
Phishing attacks still an easy way in to even the most important networks
BT offers a connected car security hack test
Connected future poses opportunities for vendors
The rise of machine learning: Microsoft, AWS and IBM leading the era of AI
Machines won't destroy us, in fact they're already proving quite useful
Cloud computing spending to hit $32bn in 2015
IDC data shows public services will account for most of the spending
Ubuntu 15.04 arrives with OpenStack Kilo and LXD container technology
Available to download from 23 April
RussianDoll hackers caught exploiting Adobe and Windows zero-days
FireEye report reveals why it's important to patch systems immediately
US Homeland Security to open Silicon Valley cyber security base
Organisation wants to "strengthen critical relationships in Silicon Valley"
Users are told that their non-existent 'iPhoneID' is expiring soon
Expansion of SDK intended to expand Amazon Alexa ecosystem
Locky returns from a prolonged rest with two new variants
AMD lambasted over Radeon RX Vega pricing that will add an extra £100 to RX Vega 56 and 64 graphics cards
Company accused of failing to tell anyone that the launch prices were only introductory offers