Stories by Gregg Keizer

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 on Tuesday 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.

Apple releases OS X Yosemite

Apple has launched OS X 10.10, aka Yosemite, as a free upgrade for most Mac owners.

Replacement cycle dilemma dogs the iPad

Apple will introduce new iPads today in the hope they will rejuvenate sales, whose growth has slumped in the first two quarters of 2014.

Execs at Apple sapphire supplier sold $10M worth of stock before bankruptcy

Five top executives at GT Advanced Technologies, the New Hampshire company that was to supply Apple with scratch-resistant sapphire, including its CEO and COO, cashed in stock worth more than $10 million in the five months before the company declared bankruptcy on Oct. 6, according to regulatory filings.

Microsoft's 'big opportunity' to goose device share stalls before it gets started

Microsoft's job of moving its device needle from 14%, which its COO said this summer represents "a much bigger opportunity than we've ever had in the past," just got harder. Gartner today forecast that the company's share will be flat this year and climb only slightly in 2015.