Articles By Gregg Keizer

Apple to launch iCloud and updated OS next week

Apple CEO Steve Jobs will take the stage at the company's developer conference next week to introduce iCloud -- Apple's new cloud service -- and the next version of its mobile operating system,

Published on: June 1st, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Samsung demands to see next iPhone, iPad

In the latest round of an ongoing patent and trademark battle, Samsung on Friday asked a federal judge to make Apple provide the Korean electronics giant with samples of its next-generation iPhone and

Published on: May 31st, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Intel’s Windows 8 speculation is hogwash, Microsoft rebukes

Microsoft today called comments made by an Intel executive about the next version of Windows "inaccurate" and "misleading."One analyst said the bickering between Microsoft and Intel did not signal a breakup of their

Published on: May 20th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Mozilla plans to force Firefox 3.5 users to upgrade

Mozilla plans to push 12 million users of the aged Firefox 3.5 to a newer version next month by taking the unprecedented step of automatically upgrading their browser. Firefox 3.5, which debuted in

Published on: May 17th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

No security patch for Mac Office users

Microsoft yesterday told Mac Office users it doesn't yet have a fix for a PowerPoint bug that it patched for Windows customers."Security updates for Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac, Microsoft Office 2008 for

Published on: May 12th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft to fix critical bugs in Windows Server, PowerPoint

Microsoft said May 5 that it will patch a critical bug in its Windows server software and two other vulnerabilities in PowerPoint, the presentation maker bundled with Office. After April's record-setting Patch Tuesday

Published on: May 8th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Google patches 27 bugs as Chrome moves to version 11

Google today patched 27 vulnerabilities in Chrome as it boosted the "stable" build of the browser to version 11 on Windows, Mac and Linux.The company paid out a record $16,500 in bounties to

Published on: April 28th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Your iPhone is tracking you – researchers

A pair of researchers have found that Apple iPhones and iPads track users' locations and store the data in an unencrypted file on the devices and on owners' computers.The data, which appears to

Published on: April 21st, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft beefs up Office 2003, 2007 security

Microsoft on Tuesday beefed up security in Office 2003 and Office 2007 on Windows by adding a feature that first appeared in the newer Office 2010 last year.In Office 2010, the security feature

Published on: April 14th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

eBay sellers cash in on iPad 2 shortage

Resellers are making hundreds by listing Apple's iPad 2 on eBay, where the selling prices have averaged as high as 53 per cent above retail, the auction giant said today.According to data released

Published on: April 4th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Windows Phone 7 update botch could have been avoided: crisis expert

Microsoft needlessly botched getting timely updates for Windows Phone 7 to customers and antagonized some of its most loyal fans by not delivering on its promises, a crisis communication expert said today. "There

Published on: March 31st, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Online scammers hijack Japan donation efforts

Criminals have jumped on Japan's twin earthquake and tsunami disasters at record speed, security experts said today.Scams range from links to fake anti-virus downloads and phony donation sites to classic online swindles that

Published on: March 15th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Vancouver contest prompts Google to patch Chrome browser

Google patched 25 vulnerabilities in Chrome today in one last update before the Pwn2Own hacking contest starts Wednesday in Canada.The company has a lot on the line at Pwn2Own, which runs March 9-11

Published on: March 9th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Google wipes 50 bad apps from Android Market

Google has pulled more than 50 malware-infected apps from its Android Market, but hasn't yet triggered automatic uninstalls of those programs from users' phones, security experts said today. "The apps were 'Trojanized,' for

Published on: March 3rd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Hacking champion says Pwn2Own encourages exploit ‘weaponization’

Organizers of Pwn2Ownon Sunday defended the hacking contest's rules after a three-time winner criticized the challenge for encouraging researchers to "weaponize" exploits.The contest, which starts March 9, pits researchers against four browsers --

Published on: March 1st, 2011 Gregg Keizer