Preston Gralla

Contributing editor

Preston Gralla is a contributing editor for Computerworld, a blogger for ITworld, and the author of more than 45 books, including NOOK Tablet: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly 2012) and How the Internet Works (Que, 2006).

The iOS 8.1.3 question for some iPhone and iPad owners: Does Apple hate you?

Windows 10 deep-dive review: Finally, a unified operating system

Windows 10 deep-dive review: Finally, a unified operating system

The January 2015 technical preview of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 OS offers a more natural interface, a cool digital assistant and lots of potential.

Here's how to turn on Spartan's lightning-fast browsing engine in Windows 10

Here's how to turn on Spartan's lightning-fast browsing engine in Windows 10

You don't have to wait if you want to try out the fast browsing engine Microsoft is building into its new Spartan browser in Windows 10. Here's how to turn it on right now --- and what speed gains you can expect.

How to protect yourself against Verizon Wireless's privacy-invading supercookies

How to protect yourself against Verizon Wireless's privacy-invading supercookies

If you're a Verizon Wireless customer, take note: Security experts warn that you have virtually no privacy because of the "supercookies" the company uses to track you. I've got details, as well as ways to protect yourself.

Say good-bye to Windows RT...finally

Say good-bye to Windows RT...finally

The operating system that no one wants appears to be in its final legs: Windows RT won't be upgraded to Windows 10. Microsoft says it will upgrade RT, but without many Windows 10 features. Don't expect RT to last long past that. So...

5 big takeways from Microsoft's Windows 10 announcement

5 big takeways from Microsoft's Windows 10 announcement

A lot of words have been published about Microsoft's Windows 10 announcement. But you only really need to know these five big things.

What to expect from Windows 10's new Spartan browser

What to expect from Windows 10's new Spartan browser

Rumors abound that Windows 10 will get a new browser, code-named Spartan, and that it might be unveiled at Microsoft's January 21 press event less than a week from now. Here's what you can expect to see..

What to expect from Microsoft's Jan. 21 Windows 10 event

What to expect from Microsoft's Jan. 21 Windows 10 event

A week from today, on January 21, Microsoft is expected to preview and release the next version of Windows 10. Here's what to expect from it.

How to uninstall any Windows update

How to uninstall any Windows update

Every once in a while, you get a bad Windows update, like the one last month that caused problems with some Windows 7 machines. Fear not --- here's how to uninstall a bad one.

4 great free alternatives to Microsoft Office for Android

4 great free alternatives to Microsoft Office for Android

Don't want to wait for the final release of Microsoft Office for Android tablets to get the full power of an office suite -- and don't want to pay a penny for it? I've got four great Android office suites you can get right now. None...

3 great CES Windows Ultrabooks you'll crave

3 great CES Windows Ultrabooks you'll crave

Windows fans, take note: Three great Windows ultrabooks were just announced at CES. Which is best for you? I've got specs and details.

2015 is make or break for Microsoft

2015 is make or break for Microsoft

It could have a really good year with Windows, Office and the cloud and still find itself much less relevant because of its lackluster mobile performance.

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