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).

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Windows 10 quick tips: 5 ways to speed up your PC

Windows 10 quick tips: 5 ways to speed up your PC

Want Windows 10 to run faster? Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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? We offer some quick and easy ways to protect your data.

Is this the worst Internet law ever?

Is this the worst Internet law ever?

Going after terrorists in a way that infringes on the rights of U.S. citizens puts the Constitution in danger.

How to handle Windows 10 updates

How to handle Windows 10 updates

Microsoft's new updating procedure for Windows 10 can be confusing -- and annoying. We've detailed exactly what happens, and a few strategies for getting around it.

Windows 10 cheat sheet (with video!)

Windows 10 cheat sheet (with video!)

Get to know the new interface, features and shortcuts in Microsoft's latest operating system.

Technology can reduce gun violence

Technology can reduce gun violence

Smart guns can make firearms usable only by their owners. So why are pro-gun forces opposed?

Deep-dive review: Microsoft's Lumia 950 phone introduces mobile Windows 10

Deep-dive review: Microsoft's Lumia 950 phone introduces mobile Windows 10

With its Lumia 950 smartphone, Microsoft has also introduced the initial version of its Windows 10 interface for phones. But while both are interesting, neither is earth-shaking.

Congress targets cybersecurity; you’re the victim

Congress targets cybersecurity; you’re the victim

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing Act is a significant privacy invader that will do nothing to keep us safer.

What you need to know about Windows 10's new upgrade

What you need to know about Windows 10's new upgrade

The latest upgrade to Windows 10, codenamed Threshold 2, adds a variety of fixes and tweaks. But there are still a few features missing.

How Devicescape handles its IoT data challenges

How Devicescape handles its IoT data challenges

Technology is only part of the solution. For turning large amounts of data into useful information in real time, staffing and organization are key.

6 tips for working with IoT and big data

6 tips for working with IoT and big data

Is your company looking to get started with IoT and big data, or are you looking to improve on how you’re handling it now? Here are six tips from the pros that should help anyone.

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