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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 acknowledged Tuesday.

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

Apple grows Mac sales by 18 per cent on the back of the MacBook Air

Apple sold 4.4 million Macs in the June quarter, the most ever for that three-month stretch, with an annual growth rate the rest of the PC industry hasn't seen since 2010.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 July, 2014 11:18

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, Macintosh, laptops

What to listen for during Apple's earnings call today

Apple today will reveal its Q2 revenue and device sales during a conference call with Wall Street. Here's what to listen out for.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 July, 2014 04:08

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, IBM, smartphones, Macintosh

OS X Yosemite public beta nears release

Apple may release a public beta for OS X Yosemite as early as next week, according to an online report Monday.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 July, 2014 22:20

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

'Nadella Effect' makes Ballmer $US2.8bn richer

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's 'devices and services' strategy may be in tatters, discarded by his successor, Satya Nadella, but Ballmer must be smiling all the way to the bank.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 July, 2014 21:12

Tags: management, IT industry, Networking, Microsoft, beca, CIO role, IT Leadership, IT management

Microsoft reveals bankruptcy of devices strategy by dumping Nokia feature phones

Microsoft decision to ax the feature phone business it got when it bought Nokia's handset business for $7.2 billion shows the investment 'went for naught.'

By Gregg Keizer | 22 July, 2014 06:16

Tags: consumer electronics, Microsoft, Nokia, beca, smartphones, Windows Phone

Mac sales will again outstrip industry average

Apple likely sold more Macs than it did in the same quarter last year, keeping its better-than-the-industry sales pace going.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 July, 2014 04:03

Tags: business issues, Gartner, IT industry, Apple, IDC, Macintosh, financial results

Chrome gets sharp after dumping 30-year-old Windows technology

Google last week said that it was finally ditching a 30-year-old technology to display fonts on Web pages in its Chrome browser for Windows.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 July, 2014 20:40

Tags: web apps, Google, Microsoft, internet, Internet Search, search engines

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