Stories by Gregg Keizer

OS X Yosemite public beta nears release

Apple may release a public beta for OS X Yosemite as early as next week, according to an online report Monday.

'Nadella Effect' makes Ballmer $2.8B richer

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's 'devices and services' strategy may be in tatters, discarded by his successor, Satya Nadella, but Ballmer must be smiling all the way to the bank.

Microsoft reveals bankruptcy of devices strategy by dumping Nokia feature phones

Microsoft decision to ax the feature phone business it got when it bought Nokia's handset business for $7.2 billion shows the investment 'went for naught.'

Mac sales will again outstrip industry average

Apple likely sold more Macs than it did in the same quarter last year, keeping its better-than-the-industry sales pace going.

Chrome gets sharp after dumping 30-year-old Windows technology

Google last week said that it was finally ditching a 30-year-old technology to display fonts on Web pages in its Chrome browser for Windows.

Lenovo spins 180, says it's still in the 8-in. Windows tablet game

Lenovo on Friday said it would continue selling sub-10-in. Windows tablets in the U.S., backing away from statements it made the day before.

Google starts work on Chrome bug that slurps Windows laptop juice

Google engineers have begun working on a fix for a months-old Chrome bug that drains Windows' laptop batteries, a move triggered by a story on Forbes' website.

Apple, IBM spell out enterprise support for iPhone, iPad

Apple will provide an expanded set of support services to IBM customers with iPhones and iPads under a new enterprise-grade AppleCare plan.

Microsoft may drag out layoffs for a year

It could take Microsoft a year to lay off the 18,000 workers it plans to cut, a drawn-out morale-busting process criticized by both labor experts and industry analysts.

Surface survives Microsoft cuts, but tablet strategy remains muddled

Microsoft plans to press ahead with its in-house Surface tablets, but the company's strategy remains vague and elusive.

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How Microsoft announces layoffs will show the company's PR IQ

If Microsoft pulls the layoff trigger today, as many expect, the company will face PR problems if it doesn't make smart moves, a crisis communications expert said.

Why Microsoft isn't spooked by the Apple-IBM alliance

The Apple-IBM partnership will have little effect on Microsoft's dominance in the enterprise, or drastically change its mutating mobile strategy.

Microsoft boosts OneDrive storage to free terabyte

Microsoft has begun boosting the free allowance of its OneDrive cloud-based storage service to one terabyte for subscribers to consumer and college student Office 365 plans.

Reaction: Apple fashions 'brilliant' partnership with IBM for instant enterprise cred

The business-focused deal between Apple and IBM is "brilliant," one analyst said, noting that Apple now gets into the enterprise through the front door rather than the back.

MIcrosoft WPC 2014: Microsoft plans price war to stymie Chromebook growth

Microsoft's COO says his company and its army of OEMs will compete on price with Google's Chromebooks, a milestone in Microsoft's battle against the encroaching enemy.