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Top Tech News: Tuesday

Firefox for Tablets updated, Flipboard hits 3B flips and more

Here is the top tech news and stories for Tuesday (sorry about the delay).

  • Firefox for Tablets updated with speed and power - one of the top mobile browsers is Firefox. Their latest update mirrors the most recent smartphone update. Unlike many mobile browsers, Firefox supports Flash. Via Phandroid, more here.
  • Microsoft has made their SkyDrive application available on Android – SkyDrive is Microsoft’s attempt to combat Google Drive and DropBox. SkyDrive is cloud-based storage for all platforms. Via Droid-Life, more here.

  • IBM’s new mainframe aimed at taking over “private clouds” – IBM is hoping to move cloud users over to their big old mainframes. The zEC12 uses CMOS processors and updated “hybrid” computing capabilities. It is an attempt to be high-performance and high-security. Via Ars Technica, more here.
  • In this video, the foreman of the Apple v Samsung trial explains his verdict (it’s absurd, via Droid-Life) Here.
  • Flipboard hits 20M users, 3B flips per month! – The content gathering service is growing at an astounding rate. The move to Android has to be responsible for a large part of this (because we all know how much Android users love free). Via TechCrunch, more here.
  • Dropbox is now offering two-factor authentication - the cloud storage service is now offering more secure access options. The service has been riddled with security issues. Via FierceCIO, more here.
  • Google is advertising the Nexus 7 on their homescreen - in a somewhat controversial move, Google has the Nexus 7 directly on their homescreen. It could be a great move for them to help sell more Nexus 7s. Via Droid-Life, more here.
  • Gigaom has a great article on why juries have no place in patent system – here.
  • For fun, check out this list of ridiculously expensive gadgets, here.
  • This post by was first published at CTOvision.com.

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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder of Crucial Point and publisher of CTOvision.com

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