Stories by Gregg Keizer

Microsoft adds conservative release 'ring' to Windows 10 beta program

Microsoft is adding another update track -- or in its vocabulary, a new "ring" -- to its Windows 10 preview program.

Browser maker Opera's board urges sale to Chinese collective for $1.2B

Opera Software's board today recommended that shareholders approve the $1.2 million offer by a group of Chinese companies for the company.

Microsoft delivers Office 2016 to subscribers on the slow train

Those customers may begin downloading and installing the same Office 2016 client applications -- Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and others -- that debuted in September 2015.

Law firm searches for plaintiffs for class action suit against Apple over 'Error 53'

A Seattle law firm considering a class action suit against Apple wants iPhone users whose devices have been crippled by "Error 53" to contact their office.

Microsoft previews enterprise-grade setting sync in Windows 10

Microsoft has announced that a public preview of the enterprise-specific synchronization of settings, apps and passwords between devices running Windows 10 is now available.

Mozilla moves Firefox to more flexible release schedule

Mozilla said it was changing Firefox's rigid every-six-week release cadence for a looser schedule that resembles what Google has used for Chrome since 2008.

Mozilla sets kill date for Firefox OS on phones

Mozilla has spelled out when it plans to halt development of its mobile operating system, Firefox OS.

Fed up with bogus computer support calls, man turns tables on scammers

Like countless others, Seth had gotten scammers' phone calls from people who said they wanted to fix his computer. The last time they called, he was ready to turn the tables.

Edge's weak adoption contributes to Microsoft's declining browser share

The failure of Microsoft's Edge to attract Windows 10 users has contributed to the company's overall decline in browser share, analysis of recently-published data shows.

Google expands Chrome's Safe Browsing defenses to sniff out ad scams

Google is expanding its Safe Browsing technology to take into account online ads that try to scam users into divulging personal information or downloading malware.

Microsoft pushes Windows 10 upgrade using tactic it once called 'a mistake'

Microsoft has begun to deliver the Windows 10 upgrade to eligible Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs through Windows Update.

OS X El Capitan adoption lags behind predecessors

Uptake of OS X 10.11, aka El Capitan, remained sluggish in January, suggesting that, like Microsoft, Apple has trouble convincing customers to adopt its newest operating system.

IE takes another beating, keeps on retreating

Microsoft's browsers, Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge, continued to bleed users in January.

Windows 10 posts impressive user share gains

Windows 10's user share jumped in January by its second-largest one-month increase since its launch, data from analytics vendor Net Applications showed.

Microsoft's Windows-and-devices group again records lower revenue

Microsoft again reported a decline in revenue for the group responsible for Windows, the Surface line of 2-in-1s and notebooks, and smartphones, in 2015's fourth quarter. But the contraction was smaller than the previous quarter.