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This week saw Adobe speaking out about Apple's lack of cooperation for Flash on the iPad, and Google getting narked about a Chinese copycat site.

We also looked at what we'd like to see in the next iPad - iPad 2 – and gave the lowdown on Freeview HD and the tech that you can expect in your next TV.

In reviews, the Freeview HD receiver Humax HD-FOX T2 got the clicks, as did the Panasonic Lumix FS30 and the speedy Acer Liquid S100 Android phone.

Read on for this week's most popular stories on TechRadar…

Top five news stories

Microsoft pulls plug on Xbox Live support

Microsoft has decided to cut-off Live support for the original Xbox, leaving old-school gamers no longer able to play other old-school gamers over the company's old-school gaming system.

Adobe: 'lack of cooperation' for iPad Flash support

Adobe has spoken out about the lack of Flash support for the Apple iPad, blaming a "lack of cooperation" for the reason behind technology not being compatible.

Prisoner uses Facebook to boast about beery lifestyle

Using a smuggled mobile phone, Brendan Rawsthorn posted status updates and pictures of himself while in his cell, something forbidden by law in a prison. He talked about making a chocolate cake, playing PlayStation all day long and getting drunk on home-made prison brew.

Google anger at Chinese copycat site Goojje

Google has sent a cease and desist letter to the Chinese search site Goojje, whose logo eerily resembles its own. Goojje's logo not only has many elements of the Google logo, but also copies the paw print logo associated with Baidu, China's biggest native search engine.

New iPhone 4G to be larger than 3GS?

Those looking forward to the iPhone nano will be disappointed to hear that the next Apple mobile might actually be bigger.

Top five in-depth articles

7 things Apple should change for iPad 2.0

Depending on what direction Apple ends up pitching the iPad ('standalone computer for the masses' or 'advanced peripheral'), major features appear to be absent or unannounced. And then there's the question of whether to risk buying iPad version 1 or wait for iPad 2 before parting with your cash. Here's what we'd like to see in the next iPad, having weighed up the pros and cons of existing announcements and readily available information.

Top 10 best free iPhone apps

There are now well over 100,000 apps available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and, surprisingly, many of the best are free. The following list showcases our ten favourites, and includes iPhone applications for social networking, travel, news, photography, productivity and more.

10 things you need to know about Freeview HD

We're a nation of telly-watchers who generally don't like to pay a monthly subscription to watch EastEnders. That's what the BBC license fee is for. So forget about Sky+ HD, there's another way to get your high-def kicks without a direct debit. Freeview HD is incoming and here's all you need to know.

5 best PlayStation 3 media streaming apps

Say what you like about how the PS3's games library stacks up against the 360, it's hard to deny that it's a far lovelier media player. What it doesn't have is loud prompts and fancy Media Center screens to set up streaming of music and video files from a PC elsewhere on your home network. Fortunately, there are several ways to make that happen - but which one one addresses your oh-so-specific needs?


The technology to expect in your next TV

Cheap HDTVs have also dented the profits of the big hardware manufacturers. It's why they'll be trying to convince you that your current HDTV is already out of date. Yes, it might have optimised gaming modes, DLNA connectivity, LED backlighting and internet widgets. But we bet your HDTV doesn't have this lot…

Top five reviews

Humax HD-FOX T2

This Humax box has arrived in time for the national roll-out of Freeview HD in March and April of this year. Future firmware updates will give it PVR functionality and access to BBC iPlayer.

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Panasonic Lumix FS30

The FS30 did well under challenging test conditions – below ISO 800 its images are excellent, and even a stop beyond it's possible to get usable shots as long as you exercise care.

Acer Liquid S100

As the fastest Android phone of them all, Acer has good reason to be proud of the Liquid S100. Packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and super hi-res screen, it's an exciting phone.

Panasonic HDC-HS60

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 is a brand new full HD camcorder which packs an impressive 120GB of internal storage, plus an SDHC slot and many other nifty features.

INQ Chat 3G

Although designed by a relatively nascent company, the INQ Chat 3G has a good hardware line up and a decent sub-£100 price tag, making it a really intriguing prospect.

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