The coming week looks very busy for IT journalism. On the 18th October Microsoft are launching Windows 8.1. On the 22nd October we will be seeing the first day of availability for the Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets/hybrids. On the same day Apple is likely to be launching the new iPad and iPad mini. Just to add further interest Nokia might be announcing some new stuff at Nokia world. Times change. Ten years ago the Microsoft products would be leading the news cycle. Today Apple is likely to be everywhere and make everything else an also ran.