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).

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: A guide to the builds

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: A guide to the builds

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is due this summer -- but if you don’t want to wait, you can install the various builds via Microsoft’s Insider Program. Here is a guide to what each build brings.

New build of Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview tweaks Edge, Wi-Fi Sense

New build of Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview tweaks Edge, Wi-Fi Sense

The latest build of Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview makes Edge easier to install and eliminates a controversial feature in Sense.

First look: Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview

First look: Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview

A rundown of the Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update, due this summer, including some new features available in the latest Insider build.

9 free Windows apps that can solve Wi-Fi woes

9 free Windows apps that can solve Wi-Fi woes

Want to make your wireless connections safer and faster? We review nine free Windows apps that can help you monitor performance and safety at home, in the office or in the wild.

Windows 10 quick tips: How to share a single PC

Windows 10 quick tips: How to share a single PC

If your company has computers that are shared between employees or temporary workers, Windows 10 makes it easy to accomplish. We explain how to do it.

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.

The votes are in: Which mobile data provider is best?

The votes are in: Which mobile data provider is best?

Computerworld readers rate AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon on network speed, value, tech support and more. Find out which carrier gets the most cheers -- and which the most jeers -- from our 2015 survey respondents.

Microsoft sees silver lining in clouded Windows

Microsoft sees silver lining in clouded Windows

The company is in the midst of a great transition, and current indications are that it is going well.

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.

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

Windows 10 cheat sheet

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

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.

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.

IoT and the data-driven enterprise: How to dive into the data flood

IoT and the data-driven enterprise: How to dive into the data flood

Virtually every kind of company will eventually have to become a data-driven enterprise. It's a matter of competition. Here, experts share strategies for making the most of IoT data.

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.

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.

IoT security threats and how to handle them

IoT security threats and how to handle them

Yes, your smartwatch should scare you, but so should industrial-grade IoT.

IoT dangers are here, they're real, and they're widespread

IoT dangers are here, they're real, and they're widespread

Two surveys show IoT dangers are prevalent in enterprises.

How to choose the best mobile development environment

Native vs web apps vs hybrid. If you're still engaged in this debate, this guide will get you up to speed quick.

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