Stories by Gregg Keizer

2015 to test Microsoft's resolve and execution

Microsoft faces not only its 40th anniversary in 2015, but a host of challenges that will define it for years to come, analysts said today.

Microsoft nixes EU browser ballot screen

Microsoft has pulled the plug on the browser ballot screen it was forced to display in the aftermath of a threat by the European Union's antitrust agency five years ago.

Judge: No Steve Jobs for you

A federal judge Wednesday ruled that a two-hour video deposition recorded by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs will not be released to the press and public.

The party's over for Microsoft CEO Nadella

Well, that honeymoon didn't last long.

Chinese Android phone maker hides secret backdoor on its devices

Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad has built an extensive "backdoor" into its Android devices that can track users, serve them unwanted advertisements and install unauthorized apps, a U.S. security firm alleged today.

Apple shutters Russian online store as ruble plummets

Apple's online store for Russian customers was offline all day Tuesday after the U.S. company shut down the mart because of the ruble's plunge.

Firefox pleads for cash with in-browser fundraiser

Mozilla has been running a fundraiser from within its Firefox browser, a program that will run through the end of the year.

Apple-IBM partnership off to 'impressive' start

Apple and IBM last week kicked off their five-month-old partnership with an "impressive" 10-pack of focused mobile business apps catering to sectors ranging from financial to law enforcement.

Microsoft mellows, embraces Windows leaks

Microsoft didn't seem bothered about another leak of Windows 10.

Former Apple engineer describes 'secret war' with opponents of copy protection

A former Apple engineer on Friday told a federal jury that he worked on a project meant to deny rivals access to the lucrative iTunes digital music and iPod device markets, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Microsoft takes slow, cautious path to protecting IE against POODLE

Microsoft yesterday added an optional anti-POODLE defense to Internet Explorer 11 (IE11), and promised that additional protection would be switched on by default in two months.

Senate's torture report will provoke hacktivist reprisals

The release Tuesday of the U.S. Senate's report that excoriated the Central Intelligence Agency for torturing suspected terrorists will result in retaliation by cyber-hacktivist groups, a security expert predicted today.

Apple fights news orgs to keep Jobs video off the Internet

Not surprisingly, Apple yesterday fought a move by several news organizations to make public a two-hour video deposition recorded by former co-founder Steve Jobs in 2011.

Microsoft tells Windows 10 users to uninstall Office

Microsoft today took the unusual step of telling users running Windows 10's Technical Preview to uninstall Office before applying one of December's security updates.

News organizations demand release of Steve Jobs video

A trio of news organizations yesterday petitioned a federal judge to order Apple to release a two-hour video deposition given by the company's co-founder Steve Jobs just months before his death.

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