Stories by Gregg Keizer

Apple likely to release iOS 8 at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT Wednesday

Apple will probably release iOS 7 at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) tomorrow, the traditional time of its mobile operating system upgrade launches.

Appeals court tosses $368M patent judgment against Apple

A federal appellate court today threw out a 2012 judgment against Apple that required it to pay $368 million to VirnetX for patent infringement by the Cupertino Calif. company's FaceTime video calling service and its implementation of VPN (virtual private networks).

Apple issues third OS X Yosemite public beta

Apple yesterday released the third public beta of OS X Yosemite, shipping the preview a few days earlier than expected.

Microsoft sets Windows 9 reveal for September 30

Microsoft has issued invitations for a September 30 event where it will unveil the next version of Windows, according to multiple online reports.

Apple releases ban-Bono tool after customers complain of free music

Apple has provided a tool to customers who want to delete the free U2 album, Songs of Innocence, that the company automatically downloaded to their iPhones and other devices.

Mojang Unchained: Why Microsoft wants Minecraft maker

Microsoft today announced it would pay $2.5 billion for Mojang, the developer of the very popular Minecraft game, a move that some analysts saw as a purchase of the massive community that's evolved around the game as much as an acquisition of the game itself.

iPhone 6 sets sales record with 4 million first day

Apple has sold over four million iPhones in 24 hours last week, double the number it dealt out in 2012 for the iPhone 5, the last time the company pre-sold its flagship.

'Phablet,' the word we love to hate

Phablet [fab-lit]: Noun. A mobile device that combines the features of a smartphone and a tablet computer and is larger than a typical smartphone but not as large as a typical small tablet -- Dictionary.com

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Google RSS death creates $1.3M business

Google's decision last year to kill Google Reader, its RSS feed and Web-based service, allowed a then-tiny rival to grow into a company with revenue of at least US$1.3 million annually.

eBay scalpers hawk iPhone 6 Plus at prices up to $6K

Profiteers hoping to turn a quick buck on the shortage of Apple's new 5.5-in. iPhone 6 Plus have listed their pre-ordered phones on eBay for as much as $6,000.

Apple bungles iPhone 6 pre-orders

Apple today quickly exhausted its pre-order supply of the larger iPhone 6 Plus as the company bungled an online effort for the second time this week.

Microsoft pulls OneDrive for Business patch issued Tuesday

Microsoft yesterday pulled another patch, this one released Tuesday, that was meant to fix OneDrive for Business, the online storage service for employees running Office 365.

China state-run media dreams up conspiracy theories about missing iPhone 6

Government-controlled media outlets in China yesterday speculated that the iPhone 6 will not be immediately sold there because Apple retaliated against carrier partners who leaked details of the new models before their Tuesday launch.

Apple starts selling lower-cost iCloud storage, adds iCloud Drive to beta website

Apple on Wednesday flipped the switch on its new iCloud storage plan prices, and added iCloud Drive to a beta version of the icloud.com website.

Apple Watch buyers pool equals 43% to 60% of iPhone owners

If Apple launched its Apple Watch today, between four and six out of every 10 iPhone owners would be able to use the smartwatch, according to statistics from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech and an app analytics firm.