The 5 Most Overlooked Tech Stories Of 2010

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This was another crazy year for technology, full of cool new products, scandals, clashes and upsets. It was a big year for Facebook, WikiLeaks, the iPad and Google’s Android system.But not all the significant stories made headlines in 2010.

Here are five tech stories that went overlooked and underreported the most this year.

1) Apple’s slow and clumsy move into the “cloud”

Apple does a magnificent job with gadget hardware and software. And it has led the App Store craze, starting with the iPhone and iPad, coming soon for the Mac and eventually for Apple TV.

But Apple is still way too tied to the desktop, especially when it comes to its iTunes music service. Why can’t we access all of our iTunes songs from anywhere? Why can’t we stream our home iTunes library to our work computer via the Web, without any extra software? Why do we have to be at home and plug our iPhone into our computer via a USB cable to sync up songs?

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