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

iPhone 5 edges toward supply-demand balance

iPhone 5 supplies continued to improve this week as Apple reduced the wait time for delivery to "2 weeks" on its online store.

Apple to kill Messages beta for OS X Lion next month

Apple has told Mac owners running OS X Lion that the beta of Messages, its replacement for both the older iChat instant messaging service and SMS (short message service) texting, will expire Dec. 14.

Google sandboxes Flash in Chrome for OS X

Google has shipped a stronger Flash Player sandbox for the OS X version of Chrome, making good on an August promise to ship a Mac browser better able to ward off exploits of the Adobe software.

Adobe, now 'married' to Microsoft, moves Flash updates to Patch Tuesday

Adobe on Tuesday announced that it will pair future security updates for its popular Flash Player with Microsoft's Patch Tuesday schedule.


OS X Snow Leopard shows signs of becoming Apple's XP

One in four Macs now run OS X Mountain Lion, Apple's newest operating system, data released last week showed.

Tablet trade-ins spike as Apple event nears

Even before Apple sent invitations for the Tuesday launch event where it will likely unveil a smaller iPad, consumers were unloading their old tablets so they can trade up to Apple's latest, according to gadget buy-back firm Gazelle.

Apple tries to kill its own Java on most Macs

Apple yesterday started scrubbing most Macs of older Java browser plug-ins, a move that will force users to download the software from Oracle.

Mozilla pulls new Firefox version over security concerns

A vulnerability could allow a malicious website to capture a person's Web history

Microsoft terms talk of Office on iPad 'inaccurate'

Microsoft today disavowed comments made by its Czech subsidiary that the company will roll out iOS and Android apps of its Office suite early next year.

Windows PCs and Macs at risk of another zero-day Java bug

A security researcher known for finding Java bugs has uncovered a new critical zero-day vulnerability in all currently-supported versions of the popular Oracle software.

Microsoft's moves foreshadow price hike for Mac Office

Microsoft has announced price increases for its Windows Office suite of as much as 17%, but its plans for Office on the Mac remain a mystery.

Google adds 'Do Not Track' to Chrome by year's end

Google has moved a step closer to making good on its promise to support "Do Not Track" in Chrome by the end of this year.


iPhone trade-in prices start to slip after iPhone 5 unveiling

Used iPhone values dropped as much as 8 percent at several trade-in firms after Apple announced the new iPhone 5 and cut prices for two older models this week.

Analysts set high expectations for iPhone 5 Wednesday

One thing's certain, analysts said Wednesday: Just hours from now, Apple will hit a home run when it unveils its next iPhone.

Mac virtualization vendors prep for Windows 8

The two best-known virtualization products for the Mac, Parallels Desktop for Mac and Fusion, have both now produced updates optimized for the upcoming Windows 8.