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).

A new phone-like device from Redmond? Why, Microsoft, why?

How Microsoft became tech’s good guy

How Microsoft became tech’s good guy

Even if it’s doing so out of self-interest, the company has been acting as a force for good.

Excel 2016 cheat sheet

Excel 2016 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Microsoft Excel 2016? Get to know the key new features.

Is Donald Trump right about H-1B visa abuse?

Is Donald Trump right about H-1B visa abuse?

This is a case of Trump being on the right track, and the tech industry off it.

Review: Windows 10 Creators Update is here and worth the download (with video)

Review: Windows 10 Creators Update is here and worth the download (with video)

Windows 10 Creators Update, the latest version of Microsoft's new operating system update, offers some interesting new features worth knowing about.

Trump’s budget: Say goodbye to U.S. tech pre-eminence

Trump’s budget: Say goodbye to U.S. tech pre-eminence

If enacted, the budget would go a long way toward changing the U.S. from a leader to a laggard in new technologies.

How to fix five Windows 10 headaches

How to fix five Windows 10 headaches

Microsoft's Windows 10 OS is a lot better than its predecessor, but it still has some annoying quirks. We help you solve them.

Get ready for the Windows 10 Creators Update

Get ready for the Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft is about to release the Windows 10 Creators Update, a major update to its operating system. We preview what you can expect.

It’s time to tax the robots

It’s time to tax the robots

That proposal, from Bill Gates, could do much to ease the social strains caused by automation.

Who needs Gmail? 5 built-in Windows 10 apps that do the job (with video)

Who needs Gmail? 5 built-in Windows 10 apps that do the job (with video)

These 5 built-in Windows apps -- Mail, Calendar, Maps, People and OneNote -- were once denounced as inadequate, but have grown into highly useful tools.

Trump’s Muslim ban is a war on tech

Trump’s Muslim ban is a war on tech

Immigration has helped the U.S. tech industry, but it’s not just self-interest that’s causing the industry to fight the ban.

Silicon Valley speaks up against intolerance

Silicon Valley speaks up against intolerance

A viral ad from Amazon has gotten a lot of attention, but it’s even better that several companies are taking real-world stands against anti-Muslim bigotry.

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