Stories by Gregg Keizer

Apple patches Secure Transport, but not because of Heartbleed

Apple today issued a security-only update for OS X, patching 25 vulnerabilities in Mavericks, its newest operating system, and 7 bugs in older editions.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 April, 2014 06:13

Tags: Apple, security, Mac OS X, Malware and Vulnerabilities

Russian leaker resurfaces, claims Microsoft will issue second Windows update this year

A notorious Windows leaker dubbed 'Wzor' says Microsoft will issue yet another update to Windows 8.1 later this year, evidence of an even-faster acceleration in the company's development tempo.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 April, 2014 04:46

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

The iPad's expected ebb, and the search for why

Apple is expected Wednesday to confirm Wall Street's fears, that iPad sales growth not only slackened in the March quarter, but reversed course with fewer of the iconic tablets sold than the year before.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 April, 2014 02:30

Tags: Apple, wireless carriers, consumer electronics, smartphones

Apple customers downsize iPhone, iPad storage in March quarter

U.S. iPhone and iPad sales skewed more toward devices with less storage space in the March quarter compared to the final three-month period of 2013.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 April, 2014 06:23

Tags: consumer electronics, iSuppli, Macintosh, hardware systems, smartphones, tablets, IHS, intel, IHS iSuppli, Apple

Microsoft to wrap Nokia deal Friday, name subsidiary 'Microsoft Mobile'

Microsoft today said that it will close the $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's handset business on Friday, about eight months after revealing the deal.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 April, 2014 03:23

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, consumer electronics, Networking, Microsoft, wireless, Nokia, smartphones, mobile, Windows Phone

Free OS X Mavericks now powers half of all Macs

OS X Mavericks powered half of all Macs that went online in March, the largest percentage of any individual version of Apple's operating system since 2009's Snow Leopard.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 April, 2014 23:21

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

Most but not all sites have fixed Heartbleed flaw

The world's top 1,000 websites have been patched to protect their servers against the "Heartbleed" exploit, but up to 2% of the top million were still vulnerable as of last week.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 April, 2014 21:21

Tags: Codenomicon, Google, beca, Sucuri, internet, Malware and Vulnerabilities

Apple has bigger plans than just song ID with Shazam deal

Apple will integrate music identification technology created by Shazam into the next version of iOS, but could go much further than simple song naming.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 April, 2014 04:59

Tags: Apple, ios, WD, twitter, software, operating systems, Shazam, mobile apps, Bloomberg

IE6: Retired but not dead yet

Microsoft may have retired Internet Explorer 6 last week, but it's still keeping track of the ancient browser's user share on a death watch-like website that's been running for more than three years.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 April, 2014 21:02

Tags: web apps, Microsoft, Windows, software, internet, operating systems

Windows' new normal shows software-as-a-service ambitions

Microsoft's new updating "normal" for Windows -- a faster-paced tempo that demands customers apply releases within weeks -- is a first step in moving the OS to a services-style model. But companies may be leery of the change.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 April, 2014 06:27

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

Microsoft extends Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for business

Microsoft on Wednesday extended the Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for businesses by three months, but again told consumers they had less than four weeks to make the move before the company shuts off their patch faucet.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 April, 2014 20:49

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

Chrome users won't give up, keep pressing Google to restore old-style new tab page

Users of Google's Chrome continue to badger the company to change the browser's new tab page, a sore spot to some for over half a year, even as the Mountain View, Calif. firm sticks to its design guns.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 April, 2014 05:34

Tags: Google, applications, software, internet

Microsoft slashes Windows XP custom support prices just days before axing public patches

Just days before Microsoft retired Windows XP from public support, the company drastically reduced the price of custom support agreements that give large companies and government agencies another year of XP patches, experts reported today.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 April, 2014 00:08

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

Mac Pro shortage sets record as worst Mac production boondoggle

Apple's inability to meet demand for its Mac Pro desktop computer has surpassed that of its most egregious Mac production problem in memory, the debacle over the all-in-one iMac of late 2012 and early 2013.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 April, 2014 06:22

Tags: Apple, Macintosh, desktop pcs, hardware systems, Mac desktops

Microsoft kicks off sales of lower-priced Office subscription in bid for iPad dollars

Five weeks after announcing a lower-cost subscription to Office, Microsoft today started selling Office 365 Personal to consumers.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 April, 2014 22:47

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, applications, Networking, Microsoft, wireless, software, internet, cloud computing, mobile, Apple

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