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).

Ex-Microsoft software guru Ray Ozzie releases a mobile app -- and it's for the iPhone

Can a cat video save Windows Phone?

Can a cat video save Windows Phone?

Microsoft has tried just about everything to help Windows Phone succeed, to no avail. So it's now turning to the Internet tried-and-true: A cute cat video. Will that really help juice up market share or is it a sign of desperation?

A Clippy feature may be heading back to Microsoft Office. Will it be a winner this time?

A Clippy feature may be heading back to Microsoft Office. Will it be a winner this time?

Clippy may be the most reviled feature in the history of Microsoft, but the company may be adding a Clippy-like feature to the next version of Office. Will it be useful this time around?

Windows Phone should fear Android One, not the iPhone 6

Windows Phone should fear Android One, not the iPhone 6

Windows Phone has nothing to fear from the big-bang rollout of the iPhone 6. But Google's Android One project could well ensure that Windows Phone never becomes a serious smartphone contender.

Leaked screenshot shows Cortana making her debut on Windows 9

Leaked screenshot shows Cortana making her debut on Windows 9

A series of leaked screenshots shows the Cortana digital assistant in action on Windows 9. This is good news for the new operating system, and one more reason to look forward to it in action.

Windows 9 video leaks: Virtual desktops and Notification Center in action

Windows 9 video leaks: Virtual desktops and Notification Center in action

Another day, more Windows 9 leaks, this time of the new virtual desktops and Notification Center. I've got the videos, and you'll want to see them.

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

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

A leaked video shows the Windows 9 Start menu in interactive glory. If it's for real, this Start menu beats out all other previous versions, as you can see in the video I've embedded. I'd like to get my hands on it right 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.

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