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).

Leaked video shows Windows 9 Start menu in action  -- I want it now!

Europe has a love/hate thing for U.S. tech

Europe has a love/hate thing for U.S. tech

European regulators never seem to miss a chance to crack down on U.S. tech companies, but their market share on the continent just keeps growing.

Windows 9 leaks show the desktop rules again

Windows 9 leaks show the desktop rules again

Desktop users, rejoice. A new batch of leaked screenshots from Windows 9 shows an operating system designed for desktop users, not just for those with tablets.

Microsoft's haul on Apple's big day: 2.5 million page views of anti-Siri ad

Microsoft was happier than you might have thought with Apple's big iPhone 6 announcement day. The company rolled out another ad slamming Siri as being inferior to Windows Phone's Cortana digital assistant, and gotten big viewer...

Why the iPhone 6 won't hurt Windows Phone

Why the iPhone 6 won't hurt Windows Phone

Apple did its usual big-bang, glitzy rollout today for the iPhone 6. The new phone may well hurt competing Android devices. But Windows Phone won't feel a thing.

Drones are the new Pets.com

There are many obstacles to overcome before books will be flying to us 30 minutes after we order them.

iPhone 6 rollout: Lights out for Windows Phone?

iPhone 6 rollout: Lights out for Windows Phone?

When the iPhone 6 gets rolled out tomorrow, some may be tempted to say that it will finally mean the end of Windows Phone. But will the iPhone 6 really harm Windows Phone, or is there a way for Microsoft to salvage its smartphone OS?

More evidence of the Windows Phone app gap: FTC doesn't bother to sue Microsoft

More evidence of the Windows Phone app gap: FTC doesn't bother to sue Microsoft

Here's one more piece of evidence that Windows Phone lags far iOS and Android in app availability: The FTC, which has gone after Google, Apple, and Amazon for unlawful app billing, hasn't even bothered to target Microsoft.

Can the Lumia 830 Windows Phone really take on the iPhone?

Can the Lumia 830 Windows Phone really take on the iPhone?

Microsoft says that its just-announced Lumia 830 Windows Phone will eat into the market share of both the iPhone and Samsung devices. Is that a real possibility, or just one more example of overhype of Microsoft's struggling...

Attack of the killer Windows laptops: Say goodbye to Chromebooks

Attack of the killer Windows laptops: Say goodbye to Chromebooks

A slew of new $200 Windows laptops, including a new Asus EeeBook, are taking direct aim at Chromebooks in the upcoming buying season. Will this kill off Chromebooks for good, or can they survive the onslaught?

Is Microsoft right -- does Cortana clean Siri's clock?

Is Microsoft right -- does Cortana clean Siri's clock?

Microsoft is swamping the airwaves with a new ad showing how its Windows Phone personal assistant Cortana is superior to the iPhone's Siri. Is Microsoft on target or making false claims?

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

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

Microsoft has finally begun cleaning out the Windows Store by killing 1,500 scams and copycat apps. But by turning the other way when bad apps were uploaded, and maybe even paying for them, Microsoft was part of the problem.

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