Stories by Gregg Keizer

Microsoft hints at impending write-off of Nokia acquisition that could total billions

Microsoft has signaled that it may take a massive write-off of its Nokia acquisition, perhaps as early as July.

Free Windows 10 is not an upgrade ... it's marketing

Windows 10 is not a free upgrade, Microsoft said last week. It's a "marketing and promotional activity."

Surface books third straight quarter in the black

Microsoft has reported the third-consecutive quarter of gross profit for its Surface tablet line, with revenue up 44 per cent compared to the same period the year before.

Apple Watch construction makes internal upgrades unlikely

The construction of the Apple Watch will make in-place upgrades extremely difficult if not impossible, an electronics repair firm said today.

Sony hackers targeted employees with fake Apple ID emails

Hackers probably gained access to Sony's network last year after a series of phishing emails aimed at system engineers, network administrators and others who were asked to verify their Apple IDs, a security expert said today.

Latest Windows 10 update demonstrates overhauled dev scheme

Microsoft on Wednesday released its seventh version of Windows 10's technical preview.

Microsoft kicks off two-month Spartan bug bounty program

Microsoft has launched a short-term bug bounty program for its new Project Spartan browser, saying entries would be accepted until June 22.

Chrome users roast Google on spit of hate over revamped bookmarks manager

Google's redesign of the Chrome bookmarks manager has begun rolling out to the browser's users running the most polished version. And those users are very, very unhappy.

Apple retail chief rebuts showroom strategy speculation

Apple retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, has told store employees that the online-only sales of the Apple Watch and new 12-inch MacBook were a "unique situation" that would not become the new norm for the company.

Windows 10 to launch in July... Seriously?

Lisa Su, Advanced Micro Device's CEO, last week said that Microsoft would launch Windows 10 in three months.

Apple's OS X 'Rootpipe' patch flops, fails to fix flaw

Apple's recent patch to fix a serious privilege escalation vulnerability in OS X Yosemite can be easily circumvented, a security researcher said.

Mac sales up 8 per cent as industry remains in doldrums

Apple next week will again boast that sales of its Mac line of personal computers beat the industry average, assuming estimates by researcher IDC hold up.

Mozilla to debut Firefox for iPhone 'soon'

Mozilla will introduce Firefox for Apple's iPhone "soon," according to a company announcement of an open marketing position.

Microsoft preps PCs for Windows 10 with more auto updates

Microsoft last week continued to deliver automatic updates to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs to prep them for the summer upgrade to Windows 10.

Next on the Office expansion list: Windows 10 phone apps

Microsoft today said that it would flesh out its Office lineup this month by releasing previews of the productivity apps for Windows 10-powered phones.