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


Apple revises "App Store" lawsuit against Amazon

Apple modified its lawsuit against Amazon this week, accusing the giant e-tailer of infringing its "App Store" trademark in new advertising for the Kindle Fire tablet.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla to implement background updates in Firefox 10

Mozilla is making progress on adding a silent update mechanism to Firefox, with plans to integrate the new service into Firefox 10 early next year.

Occupy Flash movement wants Adobe's plug-in dead

A small group of website and mobile app developers have kicked off an "Occupy Flash" campaign to put a stake in the heart of Adobe's popular browser plug-in.

Facebook users hit by nasty porn storm

Facebook users have been bombarded with explicit and violent images in the latest malware campaign aimed at the giant social networking site, a security researcher says.

Adobe will keep patching Flash on mobile devices for now

Adobe has promised to support the soon-to-be-orphaned Flash Player plug-in for mobile browsers, but has not said how long it will continue to patch security bugs in the software.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla ships Firefox 8

Mozilla has released Firefox 8, adding Twitter search to the browser and patching eight vulnerabilities.

Analysts: Fire, Nook don't threaten iPad

Monday's introduction of another low-priced rival to the iPad won't keep anyone at Apple up at nights, analysts say.

Drop ban on Mac "bootleggers" at work, advises analyst

It's time for enterprise IT to help workers who have spent their own money on Mac laptops to access corporate resources.

Google updates Chrome browser to version 15

On Tuesday Google updated the stable version of Chrome to version 15 and paid out a record $26,511 in bug bounties to researchers who reported some of the 18 patched Chrome vulnerabilities.

Steve Jobs bio debuts at No. 1 spot on bestseller lists

The biography of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs debuted today at the top of both Amazon's and Barnes & Nobles' bestseller lists.

iPhone 4S debut boosts phone trade-in business

Users are continuing to sell older iPhones in record numbers to get cash for Apple's newest iPhone 4S, a pair of buy-back firms say.

Apple implements iPhone 4S reservations

Apple on Monday instituted a reservation-only policy for iPhone 4S retail sales, hinting at a repeat of the smartphone's annual supply-and-demand mismatches.

Analysts: iPhone 4S preorders prove naysayers wrong

Critics who last week lambasted Apple's new iPhone 4S as a lukewarm upgrade have been proved wrong by record first-day sales, analysts said today.

Apple, AT&T, Verizon exhaust iPhone 4S pre-order supplies

Apple, AT&T and Verizon have exhausted their pre-sale supplies of iPhone 4S available for delivery on Friday, the day the firms will start selling the new smartphone.

Mozilla to prompt Firefox 3.6 users to ride rapid-release train

Mozilla will start a more aggressive campaign to convince users of the older Firefox 3.6 to upgrade to the newest edition, Firefox 7.