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PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week – 19th January 2012

The gems we had to share

It's been a busy seven days on Twitter where tech stories have been concerned. From Wikipedia making itself unavailable for 24 hours in protest over UK anti-piracy laws to the news that Apple has launched another patent lawsuit against Samsung in Germany. Here's our five favourite tweets of the week.

Wikipedia to go dark in SOPA protest, Twitter declines

This week Wikipedia revealed it had decided to black out the English version of the online encyclopaedia for 24 hours on Wednesday to protest against controversial legislation in the US. Although while some other sites including Reddit agreed to take part, Twitter declined.
"Wikipedia to go dark in SOPA protest, Twitter declines," we said in a tweet.

Thoughts about hacking group anonymous

Following the news that Anonymous have been hacking into 'more than 200 UK military email addresses' we wanted to know just what our readers thought about the hacking group. We then posted the results of our poll online.
Editor MattJEgan said: "Interesting mix of views as to whether Anonymous is a good thing".

Workers ditch laptops for iPads

Many workers are ditching laptops in favour of Apple's iPad, according to new research. A report published this week by IDG Connect found that in 91 percent of businesses that have deployed the iPad the device is being used primarily for work.
We tweeted: "Workers ditch laptops for iPads – report"

Apple launches another attempt to ban Samsung devices in Germany

Not one to let sleeping dogs lie, Apple revealed is has launched a new assault on Samsung and has filed a lawsuit in a bid to ban sales of the Korean giant's Galaxy S Plus and Galaxy S II smartphones in Germany. The lawsuit, which covers 10 different Samsung smartphone models, was filed in the Dusseldorf Regional Court this week and alleges Samsung infringes a number of design rights held by Apple.
"Apple launches another attempt to ban Samsung smartphones and tablets in Germany," said Deputy news editor CarrieSkinner in a tweet.

PC Advisor Broadband Survey

Our annual Home Broadband Survey that customers of broadband ISPs large and small to vent their spleen or express their admiration for their internet service provider, is closing at the end of this week. Fear not, there's still time to enter and subsequently get your name in the hat to win an Amazon Kindle, £100 of vouchers to spend, a Kodak Pulse digital photo frame, a 500GB USB backup drive or some quality video and photo editing software.
Associate editor RosieHattersley tweeted: "PC Advisor Broadband Survey – last chance to vote."

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