Stories by Gregg Keizer

Next on the Office expansion list: Windows 10 phone apps

Microsoft today said that it would flesh out its Office lineup this month by releasing previews of the productivity apps for Windows 10-powered phones.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 April, 2015 06:18

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, Google, Microsoft, smartphones, Windows Phone

Keep Windows 10 preview up to date -- or face a dead PC

Testers running Windows 10's preview must keep the OS relatively up to date or face a bricked PC that won't boot.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 April, 2015 03:26

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

Yahoo loses some U.S. share gained from Firefox deal

Four months after Yahoo closed a deal with Mozilla to make its search engine the default in Firefox in the U.S., Yahoo has managed to hold onto most of the share it grabbed from Google.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 April, 2015 00:38

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

Google to pull Chrome plug on Windows XP at year's end

Google on Thursday announced it will shut down support for Chrome on Windows XP at the end of the year.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 April, 2015 23:25

Tags: web browsers, windows xp, Google, Microsoft, software, Web servers

Experts boost threat level, call for patching critical Windows bug ASAP

Security experts today called for Windows users to immediately patch one of the 26 vulnerabilities Microsoft disclosed two days ago.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 April, 2015 06:37

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

Apple's new Retina MacBook is 'repair nightmare'

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook is a "repair nightmare," as tough on do-it-yourselfers as 2012's first Retina-equipped MacBook Pro, according to iFixit.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 April, 2015 01:06

Tags: Apple, iFixit, hardware systems, laptops, apple mac

Microsoft refreshes Mac Office 2016

Microsoft yesterday updated the preview of Office 2016 for the Mac, fixing bugs and improving performance and stability.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 April, 2015 06:55

Tags: Mac apps, applications, Microsoft, software, Office suites

Microsoft buries Lync with Skype for Business rollout

Microsoft today began distributing the revamped Lync client, dubbed Skype for Business since last November, to Office customers.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 April, 2015 06:12

Tags: enterprise applications, skype, applications, Microsoft, enterprise resource planning, software, e3

Apple Watch first day pre-orders top 1.2m in US

Apple sold about 1.2 million Watches in the US. last Friday, the kick-off of pre-orders for the wearable, a market research firm estimated.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 April, 2015 04:21

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, Beats Electronics, Apple watch, intel, Wearables

Apple sets WWDC for June 8-12, again uses ticket lottery

Apple today announced that its annual developers conference will run June 8-12, and like last year it will assign tickets with a random drawing.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 April, 2015 03:46

Tags: business issues, Apple, App Development, wwdc, WD, objective

Antique Apple-1 computer lands on eBay today

A collector will sell a rare Apple-1 personal computer on eBay this week, with 10% of the proceeds going to the ALS Association, a non-profit that raises money for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called "Lou Gehrig's Disease."

By Gregg Keizer | 14 April, 2015 06:05

Tags: Apple, ebay, hardware systems, apple mac

eBay scalpers scramble to cash in on Apple Watch shortage

Scalpers after a big payday have taken to shilling their not-yet-in-hand Apple Watches on eBay, with some pricing the wearable at huge markups.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 April, 2015 02:06

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, computerworld, ebay, Wearables

Apple Watch, MacBook ship times slip even more

Shipping times for Apple's Watch and new MacBook stretched into the future over the weekend, with most of the former now showing "June" and the latter backordered four to six weeks.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 April, 2015 01:59

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, Apple watch, Wearables

Apple gets serious about online ordering push

Apple's head of retail is apparently serious about pushing customers to order online: There are no new MacBooks available for pickup at the company's brick-and-mortar stores.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 April, 2015 06:01

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, twitter, apple mac

Microsoft, Dropbox push partnership with browser-based Office integration

Microsoft and Dropbox yesterday expanded the links between Office and online storage, coming through on pledges made last November when they inked their partnership.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 April, 2015 04:16

Tags: dropbox, Microsoft, internet, cloud storage

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