Stories by Gregg Keizer

Mozilla knocks off 'interim' label, names Chris Beard CEO

Mozilla today ditched the "interim" label for Chris Beard and appointed him CEO.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 July, 2014 06:25

Tags: Firefox, CIO role, IT Leadership, internet, IT management

Yosemite's traffic share triples after public beta debuts

The preview of Apple's OS X Yosemite public beta last week resulted in a tripling of the upgrade's share of online traffic.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 July, 2014 05:52

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, Mac OS X, software, operating systems

Chinese regulators target Microsoft for office visits

Officials today from the China government appeared at four Microsoft offices, but the purpose of the visits was unclear.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 July, 2014 03:07

Tags: National Security Agency, Microsoft, legal, Windows, nsa, software, operating systems

Consumer Office 365 tops a half-billion dollars in annual revenue run-rate

Microsoft's Office 365 "rent-not-buy" subscription service is at an annual revenue run-rate of more than half a billion dollars.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 July, 2014 02:25

Tags: web apps, applications, Microsoft, software

Workarounds to purge search bar from Firefox's new tab page are available

Firefox users who don't like the changes to the browser's new tab page have multiple options.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 July, 2014 22:54

Tags: web apps, Firefox, Google, e-commerce, internet, e-business

Layoffs cool Microsoft employees' opinion of CEO Satya Nadella

The percentage of Microsoft current and former employees who approve of CEO Satya Nadella has dropped since the company announced layoffs.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 July, 2014 20:15

Tags: Microsoft, Nokia, CIO role, Windows, Glassdoor, IT Leadership, software, operating systems, IT management

Apple will 'set the world on fire' with iPhone 6 sales

Look for Apple to "set the world on fire" later this year with huge sales of the next iPhone.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 July, 2014 05:15

Tags: Gartner, Apple, consumer electronics, ios, smartphones, software, operating systems

Apple hasn't exhausted its supply of Yosemite betas

Apple still has redemption codes available for its public beta of OS X Yosemite.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 July, 2014 05:27

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, Mac OS X, software, operating systems

Microsoft wants you to forget Windows 8

Unless MIcrosoft radically changes its habits, it will throw Windows 8 down a deep memory hole even before a successor ships.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 July, 2014 01:20

Tags: Coca-Cola, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, beca, Windows, software, operating systems

The other Apple economy: $2bn in devices on eBay

In the US alone, nearly $2 billion worth of Apple devices - Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPods - were sold on eBay over the last 12 months.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 July, 2014 06:16

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, Macintosh, ebay, computerworld, smartphones

Apple sends users scrambling for OS X Yosemite

Apple today released the public beta of OS X Yosemite, giving non-developers their first chance to preview an upcoming Mac OS in 14 years.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 July, 2014 04:25

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, WD, software, Mac OS X, operating systems

Long replacement cycle drags down iPad sales

Apple announced it sold 13.3 million iPads in the second quarter, a year-over-year drop of 9%, the second straight quarter of declining numbers, and blamed a slowdown in developed markets.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2014 21:50

Tags: Apple, IDC, ios, hardware systems, wall street journal, software, tablets, operating systems

Microsoft again writes off Surface inventory, renews profitability doubts

Microsoft again took a hit on its Surface business, the company has acknowledged.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2014 05:47

Tags: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Microsoft, hardware systems, Windows, software, tablets, operating systems

Apple unwraps OS X Yosemite public beta Thursday

Apple will release its first public beta of OS X Yosemite early Thursday

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2014 02:39

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, Mac OS X, software, operating systems

Mozilla ships Firefox 31, adds search to new tab page

Mozilla yesterday released Firefox 31, patching 14 vulnerabilities, debuting a search box on the new tab page and adding a Google-provided service that detects and blocks known malicious files before they're downloaded.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 July, 2014 23:50

Tags: App Development, Firefox, Yahoo, Google, bing, internet, Internet Search, search engines

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