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5K display aside, Apple's new iMac is barely changed from 2013's desktop

Except for the 14.7-million-pixel display of Apple's new 5K Retina iMac, the machine is virtually the same as last year's model and sports an identical do-it-yourself repair score, according to iFixit.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 October, 2014 00:25

Tags: Apple, iFixit, hardware systems, intel, apple mac, iMac

Apple patches OS X to protect against POODLE

Apple yesterday issued a security update for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion meant to protect Macs against possible POODLE attacks.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 October, 2014 07:15

Tags: SANS Technology Institute, Apple, Google, Mac OS, beca, software, Mac OS X, operating systems, Oracle

Apple's new iMac is its most expensive ever

Apple yesterday launched its most expensive-ever iMac, the $2,499 iMac with Retina 5K display, a desktop that will appeal to not only professional creative customers but also well-heeled consumers who want the very best money can buy, analysts said.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 October, 2014 05:04

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, apple mac

Apple's new iPads and Retina iMac: 'Empty calories' or nutritious adds to portfolio?

Apple today unveiled the 9.7-in. iPad Air 2 and the smaller 7.9-in. iPad Mini 3, both revisions of their predecessors, with the new Mini getting the shortest shrift on stage time and changes.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 October, 2014 07:39

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, tablets, apple mac, iPad

Apple releases OS X Yosemite

Apple has launched OS X 10.10, aka Yosemite, as a free upgrade for most Mac owners.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 October, 2014 05:05

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

Replacement cycle dilemma dogs the iPad

Apple will introduce new iPads today in the hope they will rejuvenate sales, whose growth has slumped in the first two quarters of 2014.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 October, 2014 04:17

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, tablets

Execs at Apple sapphire supplier sold $10M worth of stock before bankruptcy

Five top executives at GT Advanced Technologies, the New Hampshire company that was to supply Apple with scratch-resistant sapphire, including its CEO and COO, cashed in stock worth more than $10 million in the five months before the company declared bankruptcy on Oct. 6, according to regulatory filings.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 October, 2014 00:35

Tags: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, business issues, Apple, Technology Law & Regulation, GT Advanced Technologies

Microsoft's 'big opportunity' to goose device share stalls before it gets started

Microsoft's job of moving its device needle from 14%, which its COO said this summer represents "a much bigger opportunity than we've ever had in the past," just got harder. Gartner today forecast that the company's share will be flat this year and climb only slightly in 2015.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 October, 2014 00:34

Tags: Gartner, Windows PCs, Microsoft, hardware systems

Browser makers spell out anti-POODLE plans

The top three browser makers announced yesterday how they will deal with the design flaw in SSL 3.0 after researchers revealed that their "POODLE" attack method can steal encrypted information and pilfer browser session cookies.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 October, 2014 23:36

Tags: Firefox, Malware & Vulnerabilities, Google, antispam, security, Microsoft

Microsoft dabbles in per-user Windows licensing

For the first time, Microsoft will offer user-based Windows licenses to enterprises, a change one expert called "substantial" but another downplayed as unlikely to have much of an impact.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 October, 2014 06:44

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

Hackers exploit two more Windows zero-day bugs

Microsoft will patch a pair of zero-day Windows vulnerabilities that attackers have been exploiting to penetrate major corporations' networks, according to researchers at FireEye.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 October, 2014 03:56

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

Sapphire supplier wants to expose details of its deal with Apple

GT Advanced Technologies, the company that was to supply Apple with scratch-resistant sapphire, has asked a federal bankruptcy court to make public confidential information that would describe its partnership with Apple and explain how GT collapsed.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 October, 2014 23:13

Tags: business issues, Apple, Technology Law & Regulation, GT Advanced Technologies

Microsoft trumpets one million Windows 10 preview participants

Microsoft has announced that one million people had registered with its Windows Insider program, which provides easy access to the Windows 10 Technical Preview.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 October, 2014 07:30

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

Monday's OS X Yosemite public beta may be the same as the final

Mac owners who have installed the latest public beta, which was released earlier today, may have the final version already on their machines.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 October, 2014 06:12

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

Microsoft hesitates to trumpet Windows 10; fears consumers will delay PC purchases

Microsoft has focused on how businesses will benefit from its next operating system, Windows 10, not only because corporate customers are its bread and butter, but to prevent consumers from balking at buying new PCs, an analyst said last week.

By Gregg Keizer | 13 October, 2014 22:01

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

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