Stories by Gregg Keizer

Apple TV is dead, long live Apple TV!

Apple will not enter the television set market with its own long-lauded, long-expected hardware, according to an online report, putting an apparent end to one of the more persistent rumors weaving around the Cupertino, Calif. company's future.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 May, 2015 06:52

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, wall street journal, Kno, Apple iOS

Coming soon to Firefox: More ads!

Mozilla today announced an expansion and rebranding of its in-browser advertisements, now dubbed "Suggested Tiles," that will by default show in the new tab page of all Firefox users.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 May, 2015 05:35

Tags: Firefox, web browsers, 21, internet

Microsoft issues crash warning with latest Windows 10 update

Microsoft has released another update for Windows 10, but warned users with an Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) graphics chipset to expect "frequent crashes" of the new Edge browser.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 May, 2015 06:18

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Advanced Micro Devices, Windows, software, operating systems

Logjam: How to tell if your browser is vulnerable

Cousin of FREAK, the just-disclosed Logjam flaw has again sent browser makers and website administrators scrambling to craft and apply patches, a repeat of the March rush to shut down its predecessor.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 May, 2015 04:00

Tags: Malware & Vulnerabilities, antispam, Microsoft, security, University of Michigan

Microsoft wraps up alt platform Office run with app previews for Android smartphones

Microsoft today opened a public preview of the three core Office apps -- Excel, PowerPoint and Word -- for Android smartphones, following a similar sneak peak in January for Android-powered tablets.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 May, 2015 01:14

Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, mobile, mobile apps

Apple spreads Force Touch trackpad to 15-in. MacBook Pro

Apple today refreshed the 15-in. MacBook Pro, adding its new Force Touch trackpad to the laptop to match the move made in March on the smaller 13-in. model.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 May, 2015 05:18

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, nvidia, GT, intel, apple mac, macbook pro

Even with free annual upgrades, Apple faces stubborn OS X fragmentation

Although Apple has done a better job of moving its Mac users along with each new operating system than has rival Microsoft, the Cupertino, Calif. company has been unable to eradicate fragmentation as it accelerated upgrades to an annual cadence.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 May, 2015 23:38

Tags: Apple, net applications, Microsoft, 21, software, operating systems

Forecast update: 410m PCs on Windows 10 in 18 months

Microsoft should have Windows 10 on more than 410 million personal computers within 18 months of the new OS's release, an analysis of user share data and upgrade tempos shows.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 May, 2015 06:01

Tags: net applications, Windows PCs, Microsoft, hardware systems, Windows 10

Microsoft bars more enterprise devices from seeing Windows 10 upgrade 'nag' campaign

Microsoft last week modified an update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs so that fewer business devices will see a campaign hawking the Windows 10 upgrade with on-screen ads.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 May, 2015 01:43

Tags: business issues, Option, Windows PCs, Microsoft, computerworld, Windows 10

Microsoft's latest on Windows 10 to pirates: No deal

Microsoft on Friday retreated from earlier statements that owners of counterfeit copies of Windows 7 and 8.1 will receive a free upgrade to Windows 10 this summer.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 May, 2015 20:09

Tags: myer, Microsoft Windows, Reuters, Microsoft, Windows, computerworld, software, operating systems

Google cripples all Chrome add-ons from outside its app store

Google took a final step in its years-long scheme to aggressively lock down Chrome by crippling all add-ons because of abuse of a loophole left in the rules last year.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 May, 2015 01:28

Tags: web browsers, Google, internet, chrome

Whole lotta Windows 10 goin' on as Microsoft spells out 6 SKUs

Microsoft on Wednesday laid out the list of Windows 10 editions it will sell this summer, adding a new academic SKU, or stock keeping unit, and one for smartphones and smaller tablets in the enterprise.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 May, 2015 23:39

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

Mozilla gags, but supports video copy protection in Firefox 38

Mozilla yesterday updated Firefox to version 38, patching 15 security vulnerabilities and integrating an Adobe anti-piracy technology for playing protected media, like the movies and TV shows offered by Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 May, 2015 00:55

Tags: web browsers, Firefox, Hulu, Microsoft, software, netflix

Microsoft expands Skype Translator beta to all comers

Microsoft today expanded the beta of Skype Translator, the real-time translation service demonstrated last fall, to all interested testers.

By Gregg Keizer | 13 May, 2015 02:44

Tags: skype, Microsoft, mobile, mobile apps

Microsoft nixes ActiveX add-on technology in new Edge browser

Microsoft's new Edge browser will discard two of the oldest browser technologies found in the aged Internet Explorer (IE) and replace them with add-ons based on HTML5 and JavaScript.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 May, 2015 23:28

Tags: web browsers, Firefox, Google, Microsoft, Windows 10, software

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