Articles By Gregg Keizer

Windows 8 will include app store, Microsoft confirms

Microsoft has begun talking about Windows 8 in general terms, reprising a blog-based strategy that it used in the year-long run-up to Windows 7.Microsoft kicked off the "Building Windows 8" blog on Monday,

Published on: August 18th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Skype iPad app now available for download, again

Skype today restored its new iPad program to Apple's iOS App Store after pulling it from the download market yesterday.The free app can now be downloaded from the App Store.Late Monday, Skype briefly

Published on: August 3rd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Popular MacBook Air leads to shortages in some areas

Spot shortages of the MacBook Air show that demand for Apple's recently-revamped notebook is off to a strong start, a Wall Street analyst said today."Certain models at some Apple stores are at times

Published on: August 2nd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Hackers can decrypt secure traffic from un-patched iPhones

Almost anyone can snoop the secure data traffic of un-patched iPhones and iPads using a recently-revised tool, a researcher said today as he urged owners to apply Apple's latest iOS fix.The nine-year-old bug

Published on: July 29th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft reveals Lion’s share of Office for Mac problems

Microsoft last week confirmed that customers running Office for Mac will experience problems with the suite on Apple's new Lion operating system.The most serious of the bugs crashes Communicator when Office for Mac

Published on: July 25th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Time to break up with Windows XP, Microsoft says

Microsoft on Monday made its most aggressive move yet to convince customers to drop Windows XP and adopt Windows 7, telling them that there were only 1,000 days of support life left in

Published on: July 12th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft to issue one critical Windows update this week

Microsoft today said it will issue four security updates next week, only one of which is pegged as critical, to patch 22 vulnerabilities in Windows and Visio 2003.Next Tuesday's patch lineup is smaller

Published on: July 11th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Mac OS X Lion: get your computer ready for upgrade

Now that Lion has attained "golden master" status, it may be just days before Apple releases Mac OS X 10.7.Only Apple knows the release date -- the latest rumors have it as today,

Published on: July 6th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Mozilla’s Firefox 5 released with under-the-hood changes

Mozilla yesterday delivered the final version of Firefox 5, the first edition under the new faster-release regime it kicked off earlier this year.The company also patched 10 bugs in Firefox 5, including one

Published on: June 22nd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Hackers sharpen ‘spear phishing’ attacks for high profile targets

Recent break-ins at high-profile targets like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) demonstrate just how proficient hackers have become at "spear phishing," researchers said today."Today's spear phishing is not only more prevalent but also

Published on: June 14th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Google updates Chrome with safe browsing feature

Google on Tuesday updated Chrome to version 12, adding a new tool that warns users when they've downloaded files from dangerous Web sites. The company also patched 15 bugs in the browser and

Published on: June 8th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Gmail passwords stolen using Flash exploit

Adobe today confirmed that the Flash Player bug it patched Sunday is being used to steal login credentials of Google's Gmail users.The vulnerability was patched yesterday in an "out-of-band," or emergency update. The

Published on: June 7th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Apple unveils iCloud, iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion

Apple CEO Steve Jobs today took the stage at his company's annual developers conference to tout the new iOS 5, the upcoming Lion edition of Mac OS X and the firm's new cloud

Published on: June 6th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Chinese government refutes Google accusations over Gmail attacks

A Chinese official today denied accusations that the government was responsible for attacks that accessed hundreds of Google Gmail accounts. "The so-called allegations that the Chinese government supports hacking is completely fabricated with

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Apple responds to fake antivirus attacks

Apple on Wednesday updated the malware engine included with Snow Leopard to detect the newest version of MacDefender, the fake antivirus program that's plagued users for the last month.The update was the latest

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Gregg Keizer