2010 Review: The 10 most-read stories of the year

This year we've seen coal miners trapped for 68 days in Chile, Prince William and Kate Middleton announce their engagement and the World Cup. But what were...

This year we've seen coal miners trapped for 68 days in Chile, Prince William and Kate Middleton announce their engagement and the World Cup. But what were the biggest stories in tech this year?

We've trawled through the Computer Weekly archives to give you the most read news articles of 2010

IBM HR shake-up could see 299,000 permanent staff jobs axed

IBM is considering cutting three-quarters of its 399,000 permanent staff in the next seven years and re-hiring them for projects as part of an HR strategy due to end in 2017.

Apple fixes five holes with iPhone 3.1.3 firmware update

Apple has released iPhone OS 3.1.3 and iPhone OS 3.1.3 for iPod touch, the latest firmware for its popular smartphone and handheld computer, which fixes five security holes.

Microsoft security updates cripple computers running Windows XP

Microsoft's monthly security updates for February left Windows XP users unable to restart their computers, according to people on a Microsoft support forum.

HTC defends HD7 handsets after antenna problems reported

HTC has spoken out against internet reports that claim HTC HD7 handsets (below) suffer from antenna "death grip" problems, similar to those experienced by Apple's iPhone 4 users.

Can Openoffice.org rival Microsoft with Libre Office?

Open source enthusiasts have claimed independence for the free office software Openoffice.org, from Oracle's Sun Microsystems after 10 years.

AVG launches free security software for Mac OS

AVG has added security software for Apple's Mac operating system to its range of products for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Unix-based FreeBSD.

Vint Cerf: Net faces three crises

The internet faces three major crises which, if left unsolved, will lead to the net stalling as a communications medium and an engine for economic growth, according to internet founder and Google's internet evangelist Vint Cerf (below).

Vint Cerf 

Vaizey 'gives go-ahead for two-tier internet'

Communications minister Ed Vaizey aligned himself against two key figures in internet history, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and Vint Cerf, by giving the tacit go-ahead for the development of a "two-tier" internet.

Customise Windows 7 with Microsoft's hidden 'God mode'

Microsoft has a hidden a "God Mode" in its latest Windows 7 operating system that can be enabled very easily, according to US reports.

Chip and Pin 'broken', say Cambridge University researchers

Academics have raised serious questions about the security of the Chip and Pin payment system after demonstrating security flaws that allow criminals to make payments from a stolen card without the Pin.

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