Stories by Gregg Keizer

Apple hands 8 execs stock awards worth up to $27M

Apple recently awarded eight executives stock grants that were worth almost $13 million each at Thursday's closing price, with as much as another $14 million up for grabs.

Apple and sapphire supplier strike deal to end partnership

GT Advanced Technologies and Apple have agreed to a deal that will let GT close the Mesa, Ariz. and Salem, Mass. factories where it was producing scratch-resistant sapphire, and void the contracts it had signed with its one-time partner.

5K Retina iMac supply tightens

Apple's 5K Retina iMac continues to slip in ship times, proof that the company's problem syncing supply and demand is getting worse, not better.

Vintage Apple-1 sells for a record $US905,000

A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold at auction for a record $US905,000, almost double the auctioneer's high-end estimate.

Microsoft misses Windows bug, hackers slip past patch

Microsoft patched one bug in Windows last week, but missed another that hackers continue to exploit, according to security researchers at McAfee.

Apple: Internet Explorer? Never heard of it

Apple has told browser users to pay attention to warnings of insecure digital certificates after reports of a "man-in-the-middle" attack against iCloud.com in China was revealed earlier in the week.

Microsoft warns of Windows zero-day; hackers serve exploits in PowerPoint files

Microsoft on Tuesday warned Windows users that cyber criminals are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability using malicious PowerPoint documents sent as email attachments.

Microsoft releases first Windows 10 update, starts testing fast-paced delivery system

Microsoft today issued the first update for Windows 10 Technical Preview, inaugurating its fast-cadence release practice.

Cook trounces Nadella in 2014 tech pay package tussle

Although the $US84.3 million pay package of Microsoft's CEO made news this week, Apple's chief executive, Tim Cook, has already blown by his rival in compensation for the year.

Mac revenue tops iPad as Apple sells record 5.5m computers

Apple said it sold a record 5.5 million Macs in the September quarter, boosting sales by 21 per cent year-over-year during a stretch when the overall personal computer business remained in the red.

Nadella's 2014 comp package tops $84M

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella may have been on the job only eight months, but his compensation package for 2014 topped $84 million, according to regulatory filings Monday.

5K display aside, Apple's new iMac is barely changed from 2013's desktop

Except for the 14.7-million-pixel display of Apple's new 5K Retina iMac, the machine is virtually the same as last year's model and sports an identical do-it-yourself repair score, according to iFixit.

Apple patches OS X to protect against POODLE

Apple yesterday issued a security update for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion meant to protect Macs against possible POODLE attacks.

Apple's new iMac is its most expensive ever

Apple yesterday launched its most expensive-ever iMac, the $2,499 iMac with Retina 5K display, a desktop that will appeal to not only professional creative customers but also well-heeled consumers who want the very best money can buy, analysts said.

Apple's new iPads and Retina iMac: 'Empty calories' or nutritious adds to portfolio?

Apple today unveiled the 9.7-in. iPad Air 2 and the smaller 7.9-in. iPad Mini 3, both revisions of their predecessors, with the new Mini getting the shortest shrift on stage time and changes.