MONTREAL - CTV Montreal resident tech-expert Elias Makos weighed in on some of the most important tech stories of the past year, which include Samsung’s ascent to the top ranks of the smartphone market.

Samsung has expanded to grab about a quarter share of the smartphone market, in spite of some detractors, who consider it a copycat company.

Makos listed Fitbit as his favourite tech invention of the last year and expressed some dismay over Apple’s handling of the iPhone map issue.

Facebook’s IPO didn’t reflect the massive popularity of the online social network, which still has some hurdles ahead if it's serious about monetizing its massive popularity.

“They have a billion users,” said Makos. “But the interesting thing is that nobody is in love with it, everybody sort of doesn’t trust Facebook and it’s something they need to work on.”