Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

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

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.

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 restarts purge of Windows 7

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 restarts purge of Windows 7

Windows 10 grew by 1.8 percentage points in May to reach 57.8% of global OS share, resuming the trend away from Windows 7 that was upended by the pandemic.

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.

Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Every time Google updates its browser, it publishes release notes aimed at enterprises to highlight upcoming additions, substitutions, enhancements and modifications. Here's some of what's coming.

What's in the latest Chrome update? Whole lot of security, privacy shakin' goin' on

What's in the latest Chrome update? Whole lot of security, privacy shakin' goin' on

After skipping version 82 because of the pandemic, Google this week released Chrome 83, which offers users DNS-over-HTTPS and – eventually – tab grouping.

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.

Microsoft monkeys with Office 365, Microsoft 365 release channels

Microsoft monkeys with Office 365, Microsoft 365 release channels

The company has announced sweeping name and default-setting changes for how it updates and upgrades the apps at the core of Office 365 – namely, the locally installed versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Late May release of Windows 10 2004? Expect a minor update this fall

Late May release of Windows 10 2004? Expect a minor update this fall

Given that Microsoft has delayed the full-blown rollout of the latest version of Windows 10 until the end of May, users shouldn't expect many — if any — new features late this year.

Microsoft to start changing Chrome's search engine to Bing for opt-in customers

Microsoft to start changing Chrome's search engine to Bing for opt-in customers

Microsoft has revised its schedule for rolling out a Chrome browser extension to Office 365 customers; it plans to begin adding the extension to Google's browser this month.

What's in the latest Firefox upgrade? Firefox 76 augments password manager to stymie breach impacts

What's in the latest Firefox upgrade? Firefox 76 augments password manager to stymie breach impacts

The latest version of Mozilla's browser gets enhanced password protections, fixes 11 flaws and includes tweaks to the video picture-in-picture feature that debuted in Firefox 71.

Microsoft, Apple open virtual dev conferences to all

Microsoft, Apple open virtual dev conferences to all

It's going to be all virtual, all the time, for this year's Microsoft Build event and Apple's traditional WWDC. Blame the ongoing pandemic for the shift.

Google to expel spammy, pointless Chrome extensions at end of August

Google to expel spammy, pointless Chrome extensions at end of August

When it comes to add-ons for its dominant Chrome browser, Google plans to crack down on miscreants later this year.

Google extends G Suite identity and security device management to Windows 10 PCs

Google extends G Suite identity and security device management to Windows 10 PCs

IT admins can now use the G Suite console to secure G Suite accounts on Windows 10 using Google's anti-hijacking and suspicious-login-detection technologies.

Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about.

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