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).

4 overblown Windows 10 worries

Bloatware: What it is and how to get rid of it

Bloatware: What it is and how to get rid of it

Many Windows PCs are sold laden with unnecessary -- or even harmful -- software. We look at what you might find on your new system and how to get rid of it.

Windows 10: Microsoft lays its smartphone ambitions to rest

Windows 10: Microsoft lays its smartphone ambitions to rest

The company wants us to believe that Universal apps — usable on all Windows 10 devices — will save the day for Windows Phone. It’s already clear that won’t be happening.

Everything you need to know about Windows 10

Everything you need to know about Windows 10

Your starting point for learning all there is to know about Windows 10.

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

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

Here's the inside info on upgrading to Windows 10 on your PC -- because the upgrade is not as simple as you might think.

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: 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.

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.

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?

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