Tech Spec's top 10 stories for 2012

What a year it's been for Technology Spectator. In what seemed like a rather short 12 months we've covered everything from NBN spats to social media gaffes.

What a year it's been for Technology Spectator. In what seemed like a rather short 12 month's we've covered everything from NBN spats to social media gaffes.

But out of everything we've written what are were your favourite articles? 

Below is a list of our top 10 articles for 2012. We’ve ranked them based on total page views and while they’re not all about the NBN, Malcolm Turnbull seems pretty popular. 

10. Turnbull’s latest NBN fail – Supratim Adhikari

The shadow communications minister takes aim at the network's innovation promise and reckons we don't need the speeds on offer.

9. iiNet’s short-lived victory – Stilgherrian

iiNet won its copyright war against the forces of Hollywood in the high court, but its victory may not last long with the ruling hinting at the government to change the law. 

8. Vodafone’s latest battle against Vodafail – John Kempton

Vodafone Australia may have managed to improve its network coverage, but winning back the hearts and minds of customers, who continue to leave in droves, is going to be a much tougher task.

7. Waiting for Wi-Fi – Paul Budde

The combination of Wi-Fi and apps could make a big difference to how organisations engage with people. It’s a good thing we are building the NBN.

6. REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Note – Adam Turner

Big is beautiful again, but is the Samsung Galaxy Note too much to handle?

5. A lesson in NBN nation building – Malcolm Turnbull

The government's excuse that the NBN is 'nation building' doesn't excuse its exorbitant price tag. 

4. Malcolm Turnbull’s Coalition gagging – Tony Brown

Turnbull's not only tasked with talking down the NBN, but is also forced to stop his colleagues from making statements that defy tech common sense. 

3. Qantas learns to entertain the masses – Harrison Polites

With airlines cramming in passengers like sardines, the promise of ‘wireless IFE’ may soon leave them too distracted to worry about the tight seats and the reheated meals. 

2. Telstra’s avoidable copyright gaffe – Nate Cochrane

Telstra had similar technology to that offered via Optus' TV Now in its research labs a decade ago, so why did it sign a $153m AFL contract?

1. Most outrageous tech predictions for 2012 – Charis Palmer

There's no shortage of analysts willing to predict our tech future, but here's a few gutsy predictions that could have happened in the past year.

If you have an article that hooked you this year that’s not in the list let us know in the comments below.

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