Stories by Gregg Keizer

Apple defies law of large numbers by booking bang-up iPhone sales

Apple yesterday said it sold a record 74.5 million iPhones in the December quarter, a record that bested the old by a whopping 24 million - close to the entire quarter's sales in April-June 2012.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 January, 2015 08:51

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, iPhone 6 Plus, smartphones, Apple iOS

Amid blow-out quarter, Apple barely mentions Mac sales

Almost unnoticed during Apple's earnings call, the company said it sold 5.5 million Macs, a record for the December quarter.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 January, 2015 03:54

Tags: business issues, Apple, mac laptops, iPhone 6 Plus, hardware systems, desktop pcs, laptops, Mac desktops, apple mac

Apple updates Yosemite, again claims to fix Macs' Wi-Fi flops

Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 that again aims to improve -- or in cases simply enable -- Wi-Fi on Macs that have suffered connectivity issues since October.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 January, 2015 07:47

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

Microsoft's Surface line-up posts 2nd straight profitable quarter

Microsoft has reported a second consecutive quarter of gross profit for its Surface tablet line, and said that revenue broke the $US1 billion mark for the first time.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 January, 2015 05:48

Tags: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Microsoft, computerworld, hardware systems, tablets

Enterprises: Get ready to pay to go slow on Windows 10

Microsoft's faster-paced release cadence for Windows 10 will, as expected, require enterprises to either adapt or pay for the privilege of going slow, according to several analysts.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 January, 2015 02:59

Tags: myer, Windows PCs, IDC, Microsoft, software

Apple readies another crack at ending Yosemite's Wi-Fi ills

Apple is putting the final touches on the next update to OS X Yosemite as it again tries to stamp out Wi-Fi problems customers have experienced -- and reported -- since the operating system launched three months ago.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 January, 2015 08:03

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

All signs point to the demise of Microsoft's Surface tablet

Microsoft seems to be within a whisker of calling it quits on its failed experiment with the Surface tablet, the device powered by the ARM architecture and Windows RT, an offshoot of Windows 8.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 January, 2015 03:33

Tags: Microsoft, hardware systems, tablets, Best Buy

Google defends policy that leaves most Android devices unpatched

Google on Friday defended its decision to stop patching WebView, a core component of Android, on versions older than 4.4, aka "KitKat," saying that the huge code base is unsafe to fix.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 January, 2015 05:50

Tags: consumer electronics, Google, Rapid7, smartphones, Android, Jelly

Microsoft releases big update to Windows 10 preview

Microsoft today released the long-awaited consumer-centric preview of Windows 10, just two days after the company conducted a two-and-a-half-hour presentation that impressed analysts.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 January, 2015 07:42

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

Tim Cook's 2014 pay package dwarfed by new hire Ahrendts'

Apple CEO Tim Cook's total 2014 compensation of $9.2 million, while more than double his pay package the year before, was dwarfed by the $73.4 million awarded to one of his subordinates, retail chief Angela Ahrendts, regulatory filings revealed yesterday.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 January, 2015 04:56

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

Microsoft touts two next-gen Office editions for Windows

Microsoft this week set a loose release date for its next iteration of Office on the desktop and announced that the long-awaited touch-enabled Windows apps will launch around the same time.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 January, 2015 03:21

Tags: Windows Apps, applications, Microsoft, software

After being dumped by Firefox, Google wants users back

After Google's share of the U.S. search market slipped in December, the Mountain View, Calif. company has been trying to entice Firefox users back to the fold.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 January, 2015 08:16

Tags: search, ComScore, Yahoo, Firefox, Google, computerworld, internet, search engines

Microsoft: Windows 10, it's on us

Microsoft yesterday said it would provide free Windows 10 upgrades to customers running either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on their PCs and tablets.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 January, 2015 07:59

Tags: myer, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Microsoft gets its Windows mojo back

Microsoft has showed off more of its still-under-construction Windows 10, focusing on features like the voice-activated Cortana digital assistant and its "universal" app model that aims to put the same apps on PCs, tablets, smartphones and hybrid 2-in-1s.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 January, 2015 08:22

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Next up for Microsoft: Close the app gap

While eyes will be on Microsoft's Redmond, Wash. campus today as it touts Windows 10 for consumers, its Build developer conference slated to start in three months will be just as important to the upgrade's future, analysts said today.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 January, 2015 05:20

Tags: Apple, Windows Apps, Google, Microsoft, software, mobile

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