Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

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

Microsoft to auto upgrade some business and education PCs to Chromium Edge in August

Microsoft to auto upgrade some business and education PCs to Chromium Edge in August

Coming soon to a Windows 10 PC near you: the new Chromium-based version of Microsoft's Edge browser.

FAQ: What's new in Safari 14

FAQ: What's new in Safari 14

With the arrival this fall of macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple users will get an updated Safari browser. Coming soon: web extension support, TouchID for password authentication and a variety of customizations.

Microsoft shuts down retail chain, takes $450M charge

Microsoft shuts down retail chain, takes $450M charge

The company has 82 retail stores, all of which have been closed for months because of the pandemic. All but four will be shuttered permanently.

Microsoft strips manual deferrals of future feature upgrades from Windows 10, cites 'confusion'

Microsoft strips manual deferrals of future feature upgrades from Windows 10, cites 'confusion'

Microsoft has eliminated the ability to manually stop feature upgrades from reaching unmanaged PCs running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education.

Mozilla takes first step in pulling Firefox plug on macOS Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan

Mozilla takes first step in pulling Firefox plug on macOS Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan

Beginning next week, Mozilla plans to automatically move users running older versions of macOS to the Firefox Extended Support Release, a version of the browser that provides security updates only.

Which Macs will run Apple's macOS Big Sur?

Which Macs will run Apple's macOS Big Sur?

Apple this week unveiled its next desktop OS, a revamped version of macOS that has a new look.

Microsoft wants Windows 10 servicing calendars? Here are two more

Microsoft wants Windows 10 servicing calendars? Here are two more

Microsoft's "Windows servicing calendars" are designed to help companies keep track of several product lines so IT shops can prep and deploy each year's updates. But they don't have to be set in stone.

Microsoft's Windows 10 servicing calendar: a showcase for contradictions

Microsoft's Windows 10 servicing calendar: a showcase for contradictions

The latest calendar concept details when different parts of the Windows 10 upgrade process take place, how each successive refresh syncs with other versions, and how disparate parts of the product line like Windows and...

Microsoft to resume non-security updates for Windows 10 in July

Microsoft to resume non-security updates for Windows 10 in July

The company plans to resume distribution of the non-security updates, but only to Windows 10 1809 and, eventually, to Windows Server.

Microsoft makes 'major-minor' Windows 10 release cadence the new normal

Microsoft makes 'major-minor' Windows 10 release cadence the new normal

When it comes to how Microsoft updates Windows 10 each spring and fall, this year is looking a lot like 2019.

Microsoft revamps Windows Insider release vernacular

Microsoft revamps Windows Insider release vernacular

For Windows Insider's build tracks, Slow Ring and Fast Ring are now out; Dev, Beta and Channel are in.

Chrome to target abusive notification requests beginning in July

Chrome to target abusive notification requests beginning in July

Starting with Chrome 84 – scheduled to release July 14 – sites that Google thinks traffic in notifications meant to trick users will be blacklisted.

Microsoft ousts Office 365, crowns Microsoft 365 new monarch

Microsoft ousts Office 365, crowns Microsoft 365 new monarch

For Microsoft, it's a case of out with the old, in with the new. For users, it's a recipe for confusion.

Delays, deals and drastic actions: Microsoft responds to the pandemic

Delays, deals and drastic actions: Microsoft responds to the pandemic

Because it makes Windows and Office, two tech cornerstones of most modern corporations, Microsoft's response to the COVID-19 outbreak matters a lot. Here's a rundown of what's changed.

How to go incognito in Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari

How to go incognito in Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari

While 'incognito' mode in any of the big four web browsers offers a measure of privacy, it doesn't completely hide your tracks online. Here's how the feature works, and how to use it.

Microsoft starts Edge-for-Edge swap on Windows 10 PCs

Microsoft starts Edge-for-Edge swap on Windows 10 PCs

Coming soon to a PC near you: the Chromium-based Edge browser.

What's next for Windows 10?

What's next for Windows 10?

The rest of the year is likely to be busy for Microsoft, which plans to retire four different versions of Windows 10, re-release a fifth this fall and put the finishing touches on next year's big refresh.

Microsoft's Windows 10 2004 arrives (but not for everyone right away)

Microsoft's Windows 10 2004 arrives (but not for everyone right away)

The latest Windows 10 upgrade, released this week, won't immediately show up for everyone; Microsoft is taking its usual gradual approach to rolling out the upgrade.

Microsoft touts new business features slated for Edge

Microsoft touts new business features slated for Edge

The Chromium-based browser was supposed to roll out to users earlier this year. Microsoft now says expect that to take place over the next few weeks.

Chrome 85 to erase ads that hog network, CPU resources

Chrome 85 to erase ads that hog network, CPU resources

The company said only 0.3% of all ads online disproportionately account for a big chunk of total network and CPU consumption.

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