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).

Review: Windows 10 Creators Update is here and worth the download (with video)

Review: Windows 10 Creators Update is here and worth the download (with video)

Windows 10 Creators Update, the latest version of Microsoft's new operating system update, offers some interesting new features worth knowing about.

Trump’s budget: Say goodbye to U.S. tech pre-eminence

Trump’s budget: Say goodbye to U.S. tech pre-eminence

If enacted, the budget would go a long way toward changing the U.S. from a leader to a laggard in new technologies.

Get ready for the Windows 10 Creators Update

Get ready for the Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft is about to release the Windows 10 Creators Update, a major update to its operating system. We preview what you can expect.

It’s time to tax the robots

It’s time to tax the robots

That proposal, from Bill Gates, could do much to ease the social strains caused by automation.

Who needs Gmail? 5 built-in Windows 10 apps that do the job (with video)

Who needs Gmail? 5 built-in Windows 10 apps that do the job (with video)

These 5 built-in Windows apps -- Mail, Calendar, Maps, People and OneNote -- were once denounced as inadequate, but have grown into highly useful tools.

Review: 3 services for managing all your cloud storage accounts

Review: 3 services for managing all your cloud storage accounts

Do you often find yourself playing 'find the file' among all your cloud storage services? One of these three apps can help.

The votes are in: Which mobile data provider is best?

The votes are in: Which mobile data provider is best?

Computerworld readers rate AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon on network speed, reliability, value and more. Find out which carrier gets the most cheers -- and which the most jeers -- from our 2016 survey respondents.

It’s time to regulate baby monitors

It’s time to regulate baby monitors

The internet can survive nuclear war, but not toasters and smart TVs. Government needs to act on the dangers of the IoT now.

Old and in the way

Old and in the way

In Silicon Valley, 40 is the new 80, and ageism is rampant. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Microsoft’s tin ear for privacy

Microsoft’s tin ear for privacy

The company keeps defending data-gathering features that some people don’t want instead of just making them optional.

After the Anniversary Update: What’s next for Windows 10?

After the Anniversary Update: What’s next for Windows 10?

Now that Microsoft's Anniversary Update of Windows 10 is live, the company is planning two major updates for next year.

Where Clinton and Trump stand on tech issues

Where Clinton and Trump stand on tech issues

Their views are far apart on nearly every issue related to technology and the tech industry.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: The good, the bad and the 'meh' (with video)

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: The good, the bad and the 'meh' (with video)

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings incremental improvements in Edge, the Start menu and Windows Ink, among others -- but Cortana haters won't be happy.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: A guide to the builds

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: A guide to the builds

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is due this summer -- but if you don’t want to wait, you can install the various builds via Microsoft’s Insider Program. Here is a guide to what each build brings.

Hands on: New build of Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview tweaks Edge, Wi-Fi Sense

Hands on: New build of Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview tweaks Edge, Wi-Fi Sense

The latest build of Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview makes Edge easier to install and eliminates a controversial feature in Sense.

First look: Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview

First look: Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview

A rundown of the Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update, due this summer, including some new features available in the latest Insider build.

9 free Windows apps that can solve Wi-Fi woes

9 free Windows apps that can solve Wi-Fi woes

Want to make your wireless connections safer and faster? We review nine free Windows apps that can help you monitor performance and safety at home, in the office or in the wild.

Windows 10 quick tips: How to share a single PC

Windows 10 quick tips: How to share a single PC

If your company has computers that are shared between employees or temporary workers, Windows 10 makes it easy to accomplish. We explain how to do it.

5 tips for using the iPhone 6s's 3D Touch

5 tips for using the iPhone 6s's 3D Touch

Got an iPhone 6s and want to get more out of its 3D Touch feature? I've got 5 great tips for you.

Want to protect your privacy in Windows 10? Get this free tool.

Want to protect your privacy in Windows 10? Get this free tool.

Much has been made about potential privacy invasions in Windows 10. If it's something you're worried about, here's a free tool for managing the operating system's privacy features.

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