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).

Microsoft misjudges millennials, spectacularly

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.

How Windows 10 became malware

How Windows 10 became malware

Any software — even a premier operating system — that gets onto computers through stealth means has crossed over to the dark side.

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.

Amazon Prime and the racist algorithms

Amazon Prime and the racist algorithms

The company’s algorithms told it where to offer its Prime Free Same-Day Delivery service, but an algorithm that uses data tainted by racism will be racist in its outcomes.

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.

Is Zuckerberg selling his soul for Facebook access to China?

Is Zuckerberg selling his soul for Facebook access to China?

Even a mega-philanthropist can look craven when lusting after the world’s largest market.

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.

Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana

Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana

Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana can make your life easier and more efficient -- if you know how to really take advantage of it.

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, value, tech support and more. Find out which carrier gets the most cheers -- and which the most jeers -- from our 2015 survey respondents.

Apple’s encryption stand: Doing the right thing for the wrong reason

Apple’s encryption stand: Doing the right thing for the wrong reason

Apple wants the public to think it cares about our privacy. What it cares about is its market share, particularly in China.

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