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 Leonard Nimoy video about Y2K you have to see

Think you’ve know most of the things Leonard Nimoy did in his long, eventual life? Think again. I’ve unearthed a video that he narrated in 1999 called the Y2k Family Survival Guide. Check out my blog to watch the entire retro thing.

Will $1,000 be too much to pay for the Samsung Galaxy S6?

Will $1,000 be too much to pay for the Samsung Galaxy S6?

The soon-to-be released Samsung Galaxy S6 may carry a pricetag of more than $1,000 without a contract, making it more expensive than even the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Even after contract discounts are applied, will it be too much to...

Will the Samsung Galaxy 6 be the best phone ever? I've got rumored specs.

Will the Samsung Galaxy 6 be the best phone ever? I've got rumored specs.

The Samsung Galaxy 6, due to be announced on March 1 at the Mobile World Conference, looks as if it might be the best smartphone you'll be able to get. I've got rumored specs and details.

Two OSes in one: DuOS-M puts Android on your Windows device

Two OSes in one: DuOS-M puts Android on your Windows device

Want to run Android apps on a Windows tablet or PC? Nothing easier with DuOS-M, a new application that lets you run a complete version of Android without any muss or fuss.

How to check if you've got nasty Superfish adware on your Lenovo PC --- and how to remove it

How to check if you've got nasty Superfish adware on your Lenovo PC --- and how to remove it

Lenovo pre-installed the dangerous Superfish adware on many of its machines, leaving you vulnerable to "man-in-the-middle" attacks. I'll tell you how to find out whether your machine has it, and how to uninstall it.

Is your cell carrier violating phone unlocking rules?

Is your cell phone carrier violating the the rules for unlocking phones? I've got details about which carriers are failing, and which live up to the standards.

5 top tips and secrets for Windows 10

5 top tips and secrets for Windows 10

Trying out Windows 10 and want to get more out of it? Try out these top five tips and secrets for the new operating system.

How to unlock your smartphone

How to unlock your smartphone

As of February 11, carriers must allow consumers to unlock their phones – but there are rules and caveats. Here’s what you need to know.

Turn on Windows 10's God Mode for tweaks, secrets, and more

Turn on Windows 10's God Mode for tweaks, secrets, and more

Want to get the most out of Windows 10? Then turn on God Mode, which gives you hundreds of ways to tweak and change the operating system. I'll show you how to do it -- and it's a breeze. It'll work on previous Windows versions as well....

Here's the best free iOS scanner app of all time

Here's the best free iOS scanner app of all time

Throw away your scanner and scanning software, I've just come across what may be the best free iOS scanner app you can get. And it does more than just scanning, including storing documents in cloud-based storage, converting them into...

More evidence Windows RT is dead as a doornail

More evidence Windows RT is dead as a doornail

The RT-based Lumia 2520 is being discontinued by Microsoft, more evidence that Microsoft will kill off the ill-fated operating system. Here are all the reasons Windows RT will die.

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