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).

Don’t believe Microsoft’s latest privacy hype

Don’t believe Microsoft’s latest privacy hype

The company could easily give users the ability to control what information is sent to it, but that’s not what it has in mind.

Review: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from A to Zzzzzzzz

Review: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from A to Zzzzzzzz

The latest version of Windows 10 won’t shake your world, and that’s okay. The good news? Security, OneDrive and Cortana all get useful enhancements.

The best enterprise tips and tricks for Windows 10

The best enterprise tips and tricks for Windows 10

In one place, here’s everything Windows 10 users need to know to speed up the operating system, keep it running smoothly, protect privacy, use Cortana and more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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