Stories by Gregg Keizer

Microsoft acknowledges bug led to Windows 10 November upgrade stoppage

Microsoft has restored access to Windows 10's November upgrade from its download center after pulling the upgrade because of a bug.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 November, 2015 20:50

Tags: Microsoft, Windows 10

Apple and app streaming: Unlikely, but never say never

Apple is unlikely to follow Google into app streaming unless the model gains significant traction with consumers.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 November, 2015 20:50

Tags: Apple, Google

Microsoft yanks Windows 10 November upgrade from download site

Microsoft last week stopped offering Windows 10's November upgrade as a disk image, closing down the route many had used to skip the wait as the company slowly rolls out the refresh via Windows Update.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 November, 2015 00:26

Tags: Windows 10

Yahoo surrenders all search share gains from Firefox deal

A year after Yahoo struck a deal with Mozilla to make its search engine the default in Firefox in the U.S., Yahoo's share of search usage share has fallen to levels lower than before the partnership was signed.

HP Enterprise hands Windows 10 a vote of confidence

HP Enterprise's decision to expand its partnership with Microsoft is a vote of confidence in Windows 10, an analyst said today.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 November, 2015 21:46

Tags: Windows 10

Intuit upgrades Quicken even as it seeks buyer for the iconic software

Intuit this week released Quicken 2016, the newest version of its 32-year-old personal finance program, even as it is in the midst of trying to sell that part of its portfolio.

Windows 10 hits another growth spurt

Windows 10's usage share gains have jumped since last week's release of the operating system's first upgrade, part of another "wave" of increases that started at the beginning of the month.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 November, 2015 23:47

Tags: Windows 10

Apple apologizes to Mac devs for App Store certificate screw-up

Apple has apologized to developers for the snafu that sent Mac users scrambling last week to reboot and re-enter Mac App Store credentials when their apps refused to launch.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 November, 2015 19:40

Tags: Apple

Bing gains search share after Windows 10 gives it a hand

It's no surprise that Microsoft has banked on Bing growth: The company hoped that increased advertising revenue from Bing searches would replace some of the money lost as Windows license sales continue to fall.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 November, 2015 18:56

Tags: Microsoft, Windows 10

Microsoft debuts controls that postpone Windows 10 feature upgrades up to a year

Microsoft last week fulfilled a promise to give businesses the tools to delay Windows 10 feature upgrades for up to a year after consumers begin running the operating system's latest changes.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 November, 2015 00:03

Tags: Windows 10

How to defer upgrades and updates in Windows 10 Pro

Microsoft has not advertised the fact, but anyone with a copy of Windows 10 Pro can postpone upgrades and defer updates using the Windows Update for Business service.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 November, 2015 15:47

Tags: Windows 10

Apple CEO rejects notion of iOS-powered laptops

Apple CEO Tim Cook has again rejected the idea of following in the footsteps of rival Microsoft and building a laptop that runs Apple's iOS.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 November, 2015 21:25

Tags: Apple

Windows Update for Business lets IT admins defer damaging patches

New options for controlling the timing of Windows 10 upgrades and updates arrived as part of Windows 10 version 1511, the upgrade that began rolling out Thursday.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 November, 2015 15:24

Tags: Windows 10

Microsoft signals a slower Windows 10 upgrade tempo

Microsoft has taken to referring to Windows 10's upgrade tempo as slower than it once did, hinting that the company may not sustain an aggressive three-times-a-year cadence.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 November, 2015 14:45

Tags: Windows 10

Windows 10 disk images let users skip wait for November upgrade

Microsoft has posted links to disk image files in .iso format for Windows 10's first upgrade, allowing users to install the latest version of the OS without waiting for it to show up via Windows Update.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 November, 2015 15:19

Tags: Windows 10

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