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


Put Office on the iPad for tablet success, analyst advises

It's apparent Microsoft doesn't have a hit in the Surface RT; what's stopping the company from finally releasing Office for the iPad and scoring some tablet success?

Apple restores developer site taken offline after attack

Apple has restored key sections of its developer website, including the download center, more than a week after it took the portal offline.

Microsoft strategy should take hint from Apple, analyst says

Microsoft must be ready to accept, as has Apple, that it's better to cannibalize its own sales than to let competitors do it.


Another working Apple-1 pops up, could sell for $500K

Christie's said Friday it hopes to sell a working Apple-1 computer for as much as half a million dollars in a special online-only auction that starts next week.

Apple sees chance to compete with Office on the Web

Apple announced Monday it was working on browser-based versions of its iWork productivity applications, a move one analyst said challenged Microsoft's Office behemoth.


Backlash rises against Adobe's subscription-only Creative Suite plan

A petition on demanding that Adobe back away from its subscription-only model for its creativity software, including PhotoShop, has collected over 4,400 signatures by late Thursday.

Rare working Apple I computer to hit auction block this month

A German auctioneer will put a working Apple I computer on the block later this month, and expects the handmade computer to fetch between $261,000 and $392,000 at Thursday's exchange rate.


Apple to challenge $368 million patent infringement verdict

Apple will challenge a November 2012 jury verdict that awarded $368 million in damages to Nevada patent-holding company VirnetX, a filing with U.S. regulators showed.

Apple keeps patching Java on OS X Snow Leopard after proposed drop-dead date

Apple Tuesday patched Java for the aged OS X Snow Leopard and tweaked Safari to give users more control over what websites they let run the vulnerability plagued Oracle software.

Microsoft exec talks mobile smack, trashes iOS as 'boring,' Android as 'a mess'

Microsoft's top executive for mobile phones took shots at both iOS and Android today, calling Apple's operating system "boring" and claiming Google's is "a mess."

U.S. patent office retracts rejection of Apple's iPad Mini trademark

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last week reversed itself, withdrawing a rejection of Apple's trademark application for "iPad Mini," according to a document published by the agency.

Mobile browsing focus gives Apple an edge over Mozilla

The trend toward browsing from phones and tablets has helped some browser makers, dramatically in one case, but hurt others in the battle for usage share, data from a metrics firm showed.

Microsoft: No more support for you, Office for Mac 2008

Microsoft today reminded customers running Office for Mac 2008 that support for the suite ends next Tuesday.

Google puts pressure on Microsoft, launches Quickoffice for iPhone and Android

Google launched its Microsoft Office substitute, Quickoffice, for Apple's iPhone, Android smartphones and Android tablets, fulfilling a promise made in December.

Feedly sees users spike after Google's RSS death warrant, eyes paid option

Feedly, which says it has added more than 3 million new users to its free RSS service since Google decided to retire Reader, plans to offer paid subscriptions this year.