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).

Review: Office 2016 for Mac offers a new interface and better features

Windows 10: Public enemy No. 1, or an OS like any other?

Windows 10: Public enemy No. 1, or an OS like any other?

It’s been denounced in the Russian parliament and reviled as a privacy nightmare — all for doing things that are common to all modern OSs.

4 overblown Windows 10 worries

4 overblown Windows 10 worries

There are a lot of alarms going off about Windows 10's effect on your security and privacy. We look at the four top concerns to find out whether they're true or not, and tell you what you can do about them.

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: 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.

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