In this year's IDG Tech News Review we'll take a look at some of the top technology stories from 2011. Consumers had a wide array of tablets and mobile devices to choose from this year as Apple lost its stronghold and legal battles shaped the market. Service outages at RIM and Sony turend off consumers and cost the companies millions. Natural disasters disrupted electronics production in Asia, impacting global supply chains. And the world lost tech visionary and Apple co-found Steve Jobs.