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).

10 things you should know about upgrading to Windows 10 (video)

Deep-dive review: Windows 10 -- worth the wait (video)

Deep-dive review: Windows 10 -- worth the wait (video)

Windows 10 is finally out in the wild, and it is a truly integrated and feature-filled operating system. We take a close look at the final product.

9 reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10 -- yet

9 reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10 -- yet

Many Windows users are looking forward to the imminent release of Microsoft's new operating system. But they may want to wait. Here are 9 possible reasons not to upgrade yet.

Security suites: Choosing the best one for you

Security suites: Choosing the best one for you

These days, security suites do more than protect you from malware -- they handle phishing, lost mobile devices and a multitude of other tasks. We find out which are appropriate for your needs.

Review: McAfee LiveSafe offers top Windows, Android protection

Review: McAfee LiveSafe offers top Windows, Android protection

McAfee LiveSafe provides users with protection for an unlimited number of devices -- and for a reasonable price. However, Apple users don't get much beyond the most basic features.

Review: Norton Security -- simpler and still a winner

Review: Norton Security -- simpler and still a winner

Symantec has streamlined its Norton line of anti-malware suites and combined them into a single but still-efficient package.

5 great websites to learn to code or upgrade your coding skills for free

5 great websites to learn to code or upgrade your coding skills for free

Coding is no longer just for programmers and geeks -- it's a great skill for almost anyone at work. Here are five great places online to learn coding for free, or to upgrade your skills if you already code.

The Internet of Things: Your worst nightmare

The Internet of Things: Your worst nightmare

Is life really going to be easier when you can’t use your toothbrush because it’s lost its Internet connection?

Broadband for all

Broadband for all

The FCC should follow through on the proposal to extend the Lifeline program to broadband, but more needs to be done to close a digital divide that has become a digital chasm.

Word 2013 cheat sheet

Word 2013 cheat sheet

Learn to find your way around Microsoft Word 2013 and get the most out of its features.

Word 2013 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Word 2013 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Find the most popular commands on Word 2013's Ribbon.

5 great faxing apps for iOS and Android

5 great faxing apps for iOS and Android

Like it or not, faxing is still alive and kicking. No need to get a fax machine though -- instead get any of these five apps for faxing and receiving faxes on your phone.

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