Stories by Gregg Keizer

New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are easier to repair

Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are slightly easier to repair than their forerunners, the iPhone 5C and 5S, iFixit said today after tearing apart the smartphones in Australia, where the devices first went on sale Friday.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 September, 2014 02:33

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, iFixit, smartphones

iOS 8 gets off to sluggish start

The initial uptake for Apple's iOS 8 has been less than half of its predecessor, iOS 7, an online ad network said today, citing North American traffic.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 September, 2014 07:40

Tags: Apple, applications, telecommunication, ios, Mobile OSes, Apple iOS, mobile

Apple closer to green light for iPhone 6 sales in China

The iPhone 6 has received two of the three licenses needed in China before it can be sold there, according to an official government news report Thursday.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 September, 2014 07:27

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, Xinhua, smartphones

Apple delivers final non-security Mavericks update

Apple on Wednesday released OS X 10.9.5, what is most likely the last non-security update for Mavericks, just weeks before the company will ship the successor, Yosemite.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 September, 2014 03:00

Tags: Apple, software, apple mac

iOS app devs warn customers off iOS 8's iCloud Drive

Third-party developers of iOS apps today urged iPhone and iPad users not to accept Apple's offer to upgrade iCloud storage to iCloud Drive after they install the new iOS 8.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 September, 2014 05:50

Tags: dropbox, applications, telecommunication, ios, storage, Mobile OSes, internet, cloud computing, mobile, cloud storage, Apple

Apple releases iOS 8, starts serving upgrade downloads

Apple has shipped the free upgrade to iOS 8 for existing iPhone and iPad owners, opening up the download floodgates at 1pm. US ET, as expected.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 September, 2014 05:23

Tags: Apple, applications, telecommunication, ios, Mobile OSes, Apple iOS, mobile

Nadella regime board shuffle continues at Microsoft

Microsoft's board of directors continued to morph yesterday as it turned over two members, the latest move in the biggest shuffling of the board since the company went public nearly three decades ago.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 September, 2014 02:47

Tags: IT industry, Microsoft, IT management

Apple likely to release iOS 8 at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT Wednesday

Apple will probably release iOS 7 at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) tomorrow, the traditional time of its mobile operating system upgrade launches.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 September, 2014 06:35

Tags: Apple, applications, telecommunication, ios, Mobile OSes, Apple iOS, mobile

Appeals court tosses $368M patent judgment against Apple

A federal appellate court today threw out a 2012 judgment against Apple that required it to pay $368 million to VirnetX for patent infringement by the Cupertino Calif. company's FaceTime video calling service and its implementation of VPN (virtual private networks).

By Gregg Keizer | 17 September, 2014 05:11

Tags: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Apple, Technology Law & Regulation, intellectual property, legal, patent

Apple issues third OS X Yosemite public beta

Apple yesterday released the third public beta of OS X Yosemite, shipping the preview a few days earlier than expected.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 September, 2014 00:27

Tags: Apple, computerworld, software, operating systems

Microsoft sets Windows 9 reveal for September 30

Microsoft has issued invitations for a September 30 event where it will unveil the next version of Windows, according to multiple online reports.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 September, 2014 23:05

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

Apple releases ban-Bono tool after customers complain of free music

Apple has provided a tool to customers who want to delete the free U2 album, Songs of Innocence, that the company automatically downloaded to their iPhones and other devices.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 September, 2014 07:48

Tags: Apple, Mac apps, entertainment

Mojang Unchained: Why Microsoft wants Minecraft maker

Microsoft today announced it would pay $2.5 billion for Mojang, the developer of the very popular Minecraft game, a move that some analysts saw as a purchase of the massive community that's evolved around the game as much as an acquisition of the game itself.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 September, 2014 06:17

Tags: business issues, Microsoft Windows, Mojang, Microsoft, Mergers and acquisitions

iPhone 6 sets sales record with 4 million first day

Apple has sold over four million iPhones in 24 hours last week, double the number it dealt out in 2012 for the iPhone 5, the last time the company pre-sold its flagship.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 September, 2014 01:22

Tags: Apple, Mobile and Wireless, consumer electronics, mobility, wireless, smartphones

'Phablet,' the word we love to hate

Phablet [fab-lit]: Noun. A mobile device that combines the features of a smartphone and a tablet computer and is larger than a typical smartphone but not as large as a typical small tablet --

By Gregg Keizer | 15 September, 2014 23:26

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, Apple iOS

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