Stories by Gregg Keizer

Apple updates OS X Yosemite public beta

As expected, Apple today released the second public beta of OS X Yosemite.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 August, 2014 06:05

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

Opera Mini becomes default browser for Microsoft's fading feature phones

Opera Software and Microsoft have struck a deal to replace Nokia's Xpress browser with Opera Mini on Microsoft's dying line of feature phones.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 August, 2014 02:46

Tags: consumer electronics, Microsoft, opera software, Nokia, smartphones, mobile apps, Windows Phone

As sales deadline approaches, OEMs continue to push Windows 7 PCs to consumers

With a Microsoft-mandated deadline a little more than two months away, computer makers are still selling PCs equipped with Windows 7 Home Premium.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 August, 2014 20:49

Tags: IDC, Microsoft, security, Windows, Lenovo, software, operating systems, Hewlett-Packard, HP, Dell

Even rivals are waiting for Apple to get into wearables

There may be big expectations for the wearables market, but the reality is that until someone transforms the category -- Apple's the usual suspect -- it won't break out of a very small constituency.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 August, 2014 06:40

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, beca, Personal Technology

Apple preps final non-security Mavericks update

Apple is working its way toward releasing OS X Mountain Lion 10.9.5, very likely the last non-security update for the 10-month old operating system.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 August, 2014 20:48

Tags: Apple, desktop pcs, hardware systems, software, Mac OS X, operating systems, PCs

Ballmer quits Microsoft board, cites NBA commitments

Ex-CEO Steve Ballmer resigned from the Microsoft board today, effective immediately.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 August, 2014 06:19

Tags: management, IT industry, Networking, Microsoft, University of Southern California, CIO role, IT Leadership, IT management

Petition demands Apple fix MacBook Pro graphics woes

A petition started last year that urges Apple's CEO to recall older MacBook Pro laptops to fix a graphics problem has passed the 10,000-signature mark, part of an ongoing effort to get Apple to do something.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 August, 2014 03:09

Tags: Apple, Advanced Micro Devices, Macintosh, hardware systems, laptops,, Mac OS X, intel

New Yosemite dev preview may herald public beta update later this week

Apple released the sixth developer preview of OS X Yosemite today.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 August, 2014 06:33

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

iPhone 5C's China bust raises questions about Apple's pricing for '14 models

Apple's iPhone 5C, the lower-priced model introduced last year -- by many accounts to boost sales in countries like China -- has done poorly in the People's Republic.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 August, 2014 05:24

Tags: Flurry, Yahoo, Apple, consumer electronics, ios, smartphones, software, operating systems

Update: Microsoft pulls crippling patch from Windows Update

Although Microsoft has pulled a patch from Windows Update that crippled some computers, it is still pushing a truncated version of the security update that contained the flawed fix.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 August, 2014 23:34

Tags: security, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, Malware and Vulnerabilities

New Microsoft same as the old Microsoft

For all the talk by its CEO about a new and different Microsoft, the company's money-making software groups remain lashed to hardware-intensive divisions that increasingly drag down the firm's overall margin.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 August, 2014 20:23

Tags: consumer electronics, Microsoft, Windows, smartphones, software, operating systems, Windows Phone

Microsoft urges customers to uninstall 'Blue Screen of Death' update

Microsoft is quietly recommending that customers uninstall one of last week's security updates after users reported that it crippled their computers with the infamous "Blue Screen of Death."

By Gregg Keizer | 18 August, 2014 03:45

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, Malware and Vulnerabilities

Windows 'Threshold' to go public within weeks

Microsoft will issue a preview of "Threshold," the current code name for Windows 8's successor, as soon as next month, according to an online report today.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 August, 2014 06:15

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft: Give IE another chance

In a wide-ranging "Ask Me Anything" chat on Reddit, developers and program managers from the Microsoft Internet Explorer team urged users to give the browser another chance.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 August, 2014 03:51

Tags: net applications, reddit, applications, computerworld, Windows, software, internet, operating systems, Firefox, Google, Ars Technica, Microsoft

How risky will it be to run old IE after Microsoft's 2016 patch stoppage?

Microsoft's decision to stop patching older versions of Internet Explorer in 17 months may not be as big a show-stopper as many assume.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 August, 2014 06:28

Tags: applications, Microsoft, computerworld, beca, Windows, software, operating systems

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