Gregg Keizer

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Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld.

Microsoft breaks own design rules in dupe-the-user Windows 10 upgrade tactic

Microsoft has been conning Windows users for two months

Microsoft has been conning Windows users for two months

Microsoft has been using a deceptive tactic to dupe Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users into upgrading to Windows 10 for at least two months.

Skeptics question Android on Chromebooks

Skeptics question Android on Chromebooks

Android apps will run unaltered, but developers may also choose to optimize their wares to, for example, offer multiple window sizes.

Microsoft dials back Windows 10 upgrades to 2X a year

Microsoft dials back Windows 10 upgrades to 2X a year

Microsoft has scaled back its Windows 10 release schedule to two feature upgrades a year, not the three annually it once envisioned.

Chromebooks beat Mac notebooks 1.4 to 1 in U.S.

Chromebooks beat Mac notebooks 1.4 to 1 in U.S.

Chromebooks have sold primarily to educational organizations, particularly K-12 schools, because of their low price and easy manageability.

Microsoft tweaks IE11-Edge interoperability in Windows 10

Microsoft tweaks IE11-Edge interoperability in Windows 10

Microsoft will introduce changes in this summer's Windows 10 Anniversary Update to simplify switching from IE11 to Edge, and back.

Federal judge rejects Mozilla's demand to see bug in Tor browser

Federal judge rejects Mozilla's demand to see bug in Tor browser

A federal judge has rejected a request by Mozilla that the U.S. government provide it with information about a vulnerability in the Tor browser, which is based on Mozilla's Firefox.

Google's mobile productivity apps bury Microsoft's

Google's mobile productivity apps bury Microsoft's

According to SurveyMonkey, mobile versions of Microsoft's core Office apps -- Excel and Word -- in April badly trailed their rivals from Google, Sheets and Docs, respectively.

Microsoft's sale of feature phone biz erodes smartphone commitment

Microsoft's sale of feature phone biz erodes smartphone commitment

Microsoft today continued to undo its disastrous 2014 acquisition of Nokia's phone business, announcing that it is exiting the feature phone market.

Microsoft issues cumulative roll-up pack for Windows 7

Microsoft issues cumulative roll-up pack for Windows 7

Microsoft yesterday threw a bone to Windows 7 users by releasing a cumulative roll-up that collects all bug fixes from February 2011 to April 2016.

Apple patches 67 bugs in OS El Capitan, refreshes Safari and iTunes

Apple patches 67 bugs in OS El Capitan, refreshes Safari and iTunes

OS X 10.11.5 offered few non-security bug fixes and no new features; in other words, it was a typical late-life refresh of an edition.

Microsoft expands preview of Windows 10's new advanced threat service

Microsoft expands preview of Windows 10's new advanced threat service

Microsoft today opened the preview of its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection to all enterprise IT professionals.

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