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

Apple App Store

Antitrust fight against Apple's App Store rules faces 'steep' climb

Apple faces little risk of antitrust threats to the new App Store rules that require content sellers to hand over 30 percent of their revenues, a legal expert tells Computerworld.

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Judge tosses iPad overheating lawsuit

A federal judge has tossed a class-action lawsuit that claimed Apple's iPad overheats when used outdoors in warm weather or in direct sunlight.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla adds 'Do Not Track' to newest Firefox 4 beta

Mozilla has rolled out the eleventh beta of Firefox 4, adding the "Do Not Track" feature it touted three weeks ago to the browser.

Reader X spoils new PDF attack

Adobe's Reader X, last year's upgrade that features a "sandbox" designed to protect users from PDF exploits, stymied a recent attack campaign, researchers say.

Pwn2Own organizer predicts Chrome will survive first day

Google's Chrome will likely survive the first day at next month's Pwn2Own hacking challenge, but may fall the next when the rules change, the contest organizer predicts.

Mac, iOS gain online share on back of strong sales

Mac OS X gained share last month by the largest amount since March 2010, while iOS, the operating system that powers the iPhone and iPad, passed 2 percent, according to monthly figures from Net Applications.

Chrome, Safari reach record browser share highs

Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari posted record numbers in January while Microsoft's Internet Explorer lost ground for the sixth month running, Net Applications says.

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Lawsuit claims AT&T cheats iPhone, iPad owners on data

A lawsuit filed in California claims that AT&T "systematically" overcharges iPhone and iPad owners with capped data plans by inflating the amount of data they download.

Will Schmidt's exit change the Apple-Google battle?

Analysts say that Eric Schmidt's exit as the CEO of Google won't affect the dynamics of the company's battles with Apple in the smartphone and tablet wars.

Trapster hack may have exposed millions of iPhone, Android passwords

Millions of e-mail addresses and passwords may have been stolen from Trapster, an online service that warns iPhone, Android and BlackBerry owners of police...

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla delivers latest Firefox 4 beta

On Friday, Mozilla shipped Firefox 4 Beta 9, perhaps the last it will release before it pushes toward a final version.


Mac sales climb as rivals lose U.S. share

Analysts say Apple sold nearly 2 million Mac desktops and laptops in the fourth 2010 quarter as PC giants like HP and Dell lost share. But Apple still dropped to the fifth spot in U.S. computer sales, due to strong sales to businesses by rival PC makers.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla launches 2010's last Firefox 4 beta

Mozilla released Beta 8 of the Firefox 4 browser Wednesday, about a month later than planned.

Apple boots WikiLeaks app from App Store

Apple on Monday pulled an iPhone app from the App Store that let users read secret U.S. diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks and follow the controversial organization's Twitter feed.


Gawker hack analysis reveals incredibly weak passwords

The most popular password among nearly 400,000 exposed by the Gawker hack was "12345," according to a security firm's analysis.