Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

Gregg Keizer covers Windows, Office, Apple/enterprise, web browsers and web apps for Computerworld.

Mozilla tightens belt, folds two Firefox services

Mozilla tightens belt, folds two Firefox services

The Firefox browser maker is having to trim its sails again.

Apple upgrades Safari on Catalina and Mojave in annual exercise

Apple upgrades Safari on Catalina and Mojave in annual exercise

Safari 14 offers expanded tab management, website Touch ID authentication, a new privacy report and additional customization options for the new tab page.

Windows 10 upgrades are rarely useful, say IT admins

Windows 10 upgrades are rarely useful, say IT admins

A majority of admins surveyed this summer say Microsoft's oft ballyhooed twice-a-year upgrades for Windows 10 aren't really worth the hassle.

Nvidia's $40B deal for Arm could affect Apple

Nvidia's $40B deal for Arm could affect Apple

Nvidia agreed to pay Arm's current owner, SoftBank Group, $12 billion in cash and $21.5 billion in stock, along with other payments for the chip design firm.

Microsoft will bundle updates to streamline patching

Microsoft will bundle updates to streamline patching

Microsoft plans to change how it delivers updates to some parts of Windows 10, saying the new bundling tactic will end confusion and streamline the OS's regular refreshes.

Microsoft puts Application Guard for Office into public preview

Microsoft puts Application Guard for Office into public preview

The defensive technology walls off untrusted Office documents to prevent attack code carried by malicious files from reaching the operating system or its apps.

Microsoft adds 6 months support to Windows 10 1803, again cites pandemic

Microsoft adds 6 months support to Windows 10 1803, again cites pandemic

The company extended security support for Windows 10 Enterprise 1803 and Windows 10 Education 1803 until May 11. The original end-of-support date was to be Nov. 10.

Is it EOL for IE11? (Not yet.)

Is it EOL for IE11? (Not yet.)

Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which has been around since 1994 and once owned 90% of the browser market, appears to be on its way out for good.

Google to trial drastically truncated URLs in Chrome in anti-phishing move

Google to trial drastically truncated URLs in Chrome in anti-phishing move

The goal is to make it harder for phishing attacks to succeed by hiding much of a site's URL. The change will roll out to some users in October in Chrome 86, but doesn't affect enterprise-enrolled devices.

Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about.

Microsoft sets new support deadlines for IE11 and Edge

Microsoft sets new support deadlines for IE11 and Edge

With the Chromium-based version of Edge now in place, Microsoft is looking to move on from its older browsers – IE11 and the original Edge.

Microsoft offers Office 365-loaded browser homepage to enterprises that use Bing

Microsoft offers Office 365-loaded browser homepage to enterprises that use Bing

The new 'Bing enterprise homepage' marries the company's online search tool with internal document discovery for companies.

Google delays Chrome web apps drop-dead date until mid-2022

Google delays Chrome web apps drop-dead date until mid-2022

The Chrome-specific apps let developers write one app that would run on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS, and were to have been retired the summer.

Mozilla lays off 250, says pandemic 'significantly impacted revenue'

Mozilla lays off 250, says pandemic 'significantly impacted revenue'

'Our pre-COVID plan is no longer workable,' argues Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker; she outlined plans to reorganize the company behind the Firefox browser.

Apple finally releases first macOS 'Big Sur' public beta

Apple finally releases first macOS 'Big Sur' public beta

Though Apple had said it would deliver the public beta of its upcoming OS in July, that month came and went without a release.

Microsoft pegs savings from Edge, Office 365 search as high as $43M

Microsoft pegs savings from Edge, Office 365 search as high as $43M

Microsoft says its Bing-powered search platform can boost worker productivity and save corporate money by making access to internal documents and data easier.

Firefox gets next-gen anti-tracking defense, stymies 'bounce' trackers

Firefox gets next-gen anti-tracking defense, stymies 'bounce' trackers

Mozilla is rolling out a new defense against advanced tracking tactics in Firefox 79; users should get it during the next few weeks.

Microsoft points to October end-of-support for older Office apps accessing 365 services

Microsoft points to October end-of-support for older Office apps accessing 365 services

As of Oct. 13 the company will stop supporting older versions of Office applications connecting to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services.

Microsoft previews new enterprise-only telemetry option for Windows 10

Microsoft previews new enterprise-only telemetry option for Windows 10

The company has launched a preview of a new enterprise-focused option that blocks Windows' telemetry from reaching Microsoft's servers.

Here's how Microsoft may slow down to only one Windows 10 upgrade a year

Here's how Microsoft may slow down to only one Windows 10 upgrade a year

If Microsoft dumps its major/minor release cadence for Windows 10, opting for a lone feature update every year, the result could be chaotic for some users.

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