Preston Gralla

Contributing editor

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

Did Microsoft help seed the market for Windows Store scam apps?

Should Microsoft kill Windows Phone?

The company is backing away from Android and doubling down on its own smartphone OS just when the smart move seems to be to surrender....

Microsoft should ante up to users for scammed Windows Store apps

Microsoft should ante up to users for scammed Windows Store apps

Microsoft finally did the right thing by finally ridding the Windows Store of 1,500 scams and copycat apps. But here's one thing it's not yet doing: Actively searching out users who paid for the fraudulent apps and paying them back....

Five top Wi-Fi tips and tools

Five top Wi-Fi tips and tools

Get more out of Wi-Fi when at home, in the office or on the road with these five great tips....

Huawei abandons Windows Phone: 'We were losing money for two years' on it

Huawei abandons Windows Phone: 'We were losing money for two years' on it

One more big phone maker has given up on Windows Phone. Huawei, the world's third-largest smartphone maker says that it will no longer release Windows Phone devices because it simply can't make any money on it. Where else can...

HTC One (M8) for Windows: Top hardware for Windows Phone fans

HTC One (M8) for Windows: Top hardware for Windows Phone fans

The popular high-end HTC One (M8) smartphone is now available for both Windows Phone and Android users....

Microsoft Surface 2's price slash: Great deal or a waste of your money?

Microsoft just temporarily slashed the prices on all of its Surface 2 Windows 8.1 RT-based tablets by $100, to as low as $349. Is this the deal for you, or one you should avoid? The price cut lasts only from August 24 through...

Is the app gap still killing Windows Phone?

Apps sell phones, and Windows Phone has long lagged behind both iOS and Android in app availability. Is it finally closing the gap, or is it still being hurt by the app gap?...

Will September 30 be the date a Windows revival begins?

Reports say that the first Windows 9 preview will be released on September 30. Will that be the day that Windows finally gets back its mojo, or will the operating system continue to be lambasted by critics and users alike? ...

Steve Ballmer's 5 greatest YouTube hits

With Steve Ballmer leaving the Microsoft board, it's time to bid him a fond farewell -- and the best way to do it is with a look at five of his greatest YouTube hits....

Is the Windows-based HP Stream 14 a Chromebook killer?

Microsoft may have the answer to the Chromebook surge: An under-$200 laptop from HP with full-on Windows 8.1, a 14-inch screen, and 100 GB of free cloud-base storage. Will this be the machine that kills off Chromebooks?...

Will Microsoft's Satya Nadella dump Windows Phone and the Xbox?

If Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is true to his logic, one day he'll dump both Windows Phone and the Xbox -- and of course, the Surface. But is he willing to follow that logic, or instead keep Microsoft's worst-performing divisions?...

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