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Double-edged feedback sword nicks Microsoft over OneDrive

The double-edged sword of feedback has drawn some blood from Microsoft's Windows 10 and nicked the company's promise to listen to users.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 November, 2014 08:17

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Mozilla reports flat revenue from Google-Firefox search deal

Mozilla today said that 2013 revenue from its deal with Google was flat compared to the year before, as was its income overall, even as expenses jumped by 42%.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 November, 2014 05:14

Tags: Firefox, web browsers, Google, Mozilla Foundation, internet, search engines

Microsoft drops Dropbox into Office Mobile for Android

Microsoft today updated the Office app for Android smartphones, adding support for Dropbox and further integration with the company's own OneDrive cloud storage service.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 November, 2014 08:24

Tags: dropbox, Microsoft, mobile, mobile apps

Mozilla tells Google, it's not you (anymore), it's Yahoo

Mozilla on Wednesday announced that it had not renewed its lucrative contract with Google, but instead will use Yahoo as Firefox's default search engine in the U.S.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 November, 2014 07:20

Tags: Firefox, web browsers, Yahoo, Apple, Google, Microsoft, internet, search engines

ISS says Microsoft's Nadella is paid too much

A prominent advisor to big-time investors has urged clients to vote against Microsoft's pay package for its new CEO, Satya Nadella, saying that his compensation this year was out of whack when compared to competing companies and the firm's track record.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 November, 2014 08:25

Tags: Microsoft, CIO role, IT Leadership, IT management

Microsoft struts YouTube-style video streaming for enterprises

Microsoft on Tuesday announced Office 365 Video, a YouTube-like streaming service where enterprises and large organizations can post in-house video content for communication and training.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 November, 2014 06:27

Tags: social business, applications, Photo / video, Microsoft, software, youtube

Chrome for OS X turns 64-bit, forsakes early Intel Macs

Google today released Chrome 39, the company's first 64-bit browser for OS X from its "stable" branch.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 November, 2014 08:50

Tags: web browsers, Apple, Google, software, operating systems, intel

Microsoft releases emergency patch to stymie Windows Server attacks

Microsoft has released one of its rare "out-of-band" security updates to patch a vulnerability in all versions of its Windows Server software.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 November, 2014 07:00

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Apple's remaining co-founders, Woz and Wayne, reminisce about early company relics

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak yesterday said he wasn't surprised at the growing interest in early artifacts from the company, including the Apple-1, the first personal computer he designed and created.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 November, 2014 06:52

Tags: Apple, business management, apple mac

Microsoft schedules OneDrive rollout for Office 365 ProPlus subscribers

Microsoft on Monday promised that Office 365 ProPlus subscribers would have access to OneDrive for Business, the company's enterprise-grade cloud storage service, by the end of January 2015.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 November, 2014 01:10

Tags: skype, Microsoft, internet, cloud computing, cloud storage

OS X Yosemite update fails to solve Mac Wi-Fi mess

Apple today released the first update to OS X Yosemite that included fixes for unspecified Wi-Fi problems and improved reliability for connecting to Microsoft Exchange corporate email servers.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 November, 2014 08:08

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

Apple strikes deal with China's UnionPay for App Store payments

Apple today announced it had struck a deal with UnionPay, China's most popular credit and debit card system, to accept payments for digital goods on its App Store.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 November, 2014 08:04

Tags: Apple, Mac apps, UnionPay, finance, industry verticals, mobile

Microsoft's defense of OneDrive changes fails to silence critics

Microsoft's explanation of why it discarded an advanced feature in OneDrive on Windows 10 failed to curb angry users' continued criticism of the change.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 November, 2014 04:09

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Mozilla plunks ads into Firefox

Mozilla kicked off its long-under-development plan to run ads in Firefox with the launch of version 33.1 on Monday.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 November, 2014 08:38

Tags: Priceline, Firefox, CVS, web browsers, Google, internet, search engines

Microsoft updates Windows 10, gets an earful from users about OneDrive changes

Microsoft yesterday rolled out the next update to its Windows 10 Technical Preview, just three weeks after the previous version arrived.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 November, 2014 05:55

Tags: Gartner, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

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