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).


Microsoft Word vs. Google Docs: Which works better for business?

Microsoft Word vs. Google Docs: Which works better for business?

Has Google Docs caught up to Microsoft Word as an enterprise productivity application? We compare the two word processors to see which wins in today's online environment.

Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Now that Windows 10 Anniversary Update is here, Microsoft is already working on the next two major updates. We track all the new builds here.

Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana

Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana

Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana can make your life easier and more efficient -- if you know how to really take advantage of it.

It’s time to regulate baby monitors

It’s time to regulate baby monitors

The internet can survive nuclear war, but not toasters and smart TVs. Government needs to act on the dangers of the IoT now.

Windows 10 quick tips: How to protect your privacy

Windows 10 quick tips: How to protect your privacy

Worried about possible privacy problems in Windows 10? Now updated for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, this story offers some quick and easy ways to protect your data.

Old and in the way

Old and in the way

In Silicon Valley, 40 is the new 80, and ageism is rampant. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Microsoft’s tin ear for privacy

Microsoft’s tin ear for privacy

The company keeps defending data-gathering features that some people don’t want instead of just making them optional.

After the Anniversary Update: What’s next for Windows 10?

After the Anniversary Update: What’s next for Windows 10?

Now that Microsoft's Anniversary Update of Windows 10 is live, the company is planning two major updates for next year.

Where Clinton and Trump stand on tech issues

Where Clinton and Trump stand on tech issues

Their views are far apart on nearly every issue related to technology and the tech industry.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: The good, the bad and the 'meh' (with video)

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: The good, the bad and the 'meh' (with video)

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings incremental improvements in Edge, the Start menu and Windows Ink, among others -- but Cortana haters won't be happy.

Microsoft misjudges millennials, spectacularly

Microsoft misjudges millennials, spectacularly

Beer pong, sexy schoolgirls and racist rants: A string of marketing and recruiting missteps suggests the company is desperate to be noticed by the younger set.

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