Tech Week: Apple employee fired for Facebook rant and more

Round-up of all the latest tech news, reviews and features

This week in the world of tech: Sky Go for Android confirmed, LG unveils it's handsets getting Android Ice Cream Sandwich and iPad 3 is confirmed

It's been a busy old week in the world of tech with travesty, excitement and new products coming left right and center. First up this week is the news that the HTC Ville could well pop into existence soon as the thinnest HTC smartphone yet, currently just a rumour we'll have to wait for MWC 2012 to find out more.

Also in the world of smartphones it's been reported that an Apple iPhone 4S has spotaneously combusted onboard an airplane that was travelling to Sydney, it's not yet known why the handset caught on fire. Finally we've got LG's Ice Cream Sandwich update list featuring a full list of all of the phones that LG will officially be giving the Android 4.0 treatment.

In the world of the big tech companies Sky have confirmed that a Sky Go Android app is nearly ready for launch, with the app set to land in just a couple of months. An Apple employee has been fired for criticising Apple on Facebook, after an appeal the panel ruled that while harsh, the ruling was fair as Apple's image is crucial to its success.

Finally it's been reported that the iPad 3 and iPhone 5 release could well be sooner than we think with mention of both products having been found in the beta version of Apple's mobile operating system iOS 5.1.

Reviews

This week we have the brand-new Sony Tablet P review wehere we find out whether the dual-screen Android Honeycomb offering can compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Apple iPad 2.

Elsewhere we try out the superb Canton your_World wireless speakers and put them through their paces, featuring a unique way of connecting to devices the your_World forgoes the likes of Bluetooth and Airplay in favour of premium sound. Finally we put the Samsung Series 7 Chronos to the test to find out if it really is the Apple MacBook Air rival it hopes to be.

Features

In features this week we've got all you need to know about Spotify Apps, the latest step by Spotify to become a truly social brand, or if that isn't your cup of tea then why not check out the Best Christmas Gifts 2011.

If stocking fillers are more your thing then head over to our Best 50 Christmas stocking fillers and get some great and quirky tech ideas for Christmas.