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OS X Yosemite uptake climbs to 13% in first week

A week after its release, Apple's OS X Yosemite powered 13% of all Macs in the U.S. and Canada, about the same uptake pace as seen by its predecessor, Mavericks.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 October, 2014 05:36

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

Apple hands 8 execs stock awards worth up to $27M

Apple recently awarded eight executives stock grants that were worth almost $13 million each at Thursday's closing price, with as much as another $14 million up for grabs.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 October, 2014 01:41

Tags: Apple, beca, CIO role, IT Leadership, IT management

Apple and sapphire supplier strike deal to end partnership

GT Advanced Technologies and Apple have agreed to a deal that will let GT close the Mesa, Ariz. and Salem, Mass. factories where it was producing scratch-resistant sapphire, and void the contracts it had signed with its one-time partner.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 October, 2014 07:14

Tags: Apple, Technology Law & Regulation, hardware systems, GT Advanced Technologies

5K Retina iMac supply tightens

Apple's 5K Retina iMac continues to slip in ship times, proof that the company's problem syncing supply and demand is getting worse, not better.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 October, 2014 04:15

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, apple mac

Vintage Apple-1 sells for a record $US905,000

A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold at auction for a record $US905,000, almost double the auctioneer's high-end estimate.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 October, 2014 00:27

Tags: Apple, computer hardware, hardware systems

Microsoft misses Windows bug, hackers slip past patch

Microsoft patched one bug in Windows last week, but missed another that hackers continue to exploit, according to security researchers at McAfee.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 October, 2014 07:39

Tags: Malware & Vulnerabilities, antispam, mcafee, security, Microsoft

Apple: Internet Explorer? Never heard of it

Apple has told browser users to pay attention to warnings of insecure digital certificates after reports of a "man-in-the-middle" attack against iCloud.com in China was revealed earlier in the week.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 October, 2014 02:55

Tags: Apple, Firefox, Microsoft, cloud security, software

Microsoft warns of Windows zero-day; hackers serve exploits in PowerPoint files

Microsoft on Tuesday warned Windows users that cyber criminals are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability using malicious PowerPoint documents sent as email attachments.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 October, 2014 10:48

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

Microsoft releases first Windows 10 update, starts testing fast-paced delivery system

Microsoft today issued the first update for Windows 10 Technical Preview, inaugurating its fast-cadence release practice.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 October, 2014 07:28

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

Cook trounces Nadella in 2014 tech pay package tussle

Although the $US84.3 million pay package of Microsoft's CEO made news this week, Apple's chief executive, Tim Cook, has already blown by his rival in compensation for the year.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 October, 2014 03:12

Tags: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Apple, IT industry, Microsoft, IT management

Mac revenue tops iPad as Apple sells record 5.5m computers

Apple said it sold a record 5.5 million Macs in the September quarter, boosting sales by 21 per cent year-over-year during a stretch when the overall personal computer business remained in the red.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 October, 2014 03:07

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, apple mac

Nadella's 2014 comp package tops $84M

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella may have been on the job only eight months, but his compensation package for 2014 topped $84 million, according to regulatory filings Monday.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 October, 2014 22:31

Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, CIO role, IT Leadership, IT management

5K display aside, Apple's new iMac is barely changed from 2013's desktop

Except for the 14.7-million-pixel display of Apple's new 5K Retina iMac, the machine is virtually the same as last year's model and sports an identical do-it-yourself repair score, according to iFixit.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 October, 2014 00:25

Tags: Apple, iFixit, hardware systems, intel, apple mac, iMac

Apple patches OS X to protect against POODLE

Apple yesterday issued a security update for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion meant to protect Macs against possible POODLE attacks.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 October, 2014 07:15

Tags: SANS Technology Institute, Apple, Google, Mac OS, beca, software, Mac OS X, operating systems, Oracle

Apple's new iMac is its most expensive ever

Apple yesterday launched its most expensive-ever iMac, the $2,499 iMac with Retina 5K display, a desktop that will appeal to not only professional creative customers but also well-heeled consumers who want the very best money can buy, analysts said.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 October, 2014 05:04

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, apple mac

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