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’s tin ear for privacy

Apple’s encryption stand: Doing the right thing for the wrong reason

Apple’s encryption stand: Doing the right thing for the wrong reason

Apple wants the public to think it cares about our privacy. What it cares about is its market share, particularly in China.

IoT dangers are real and widespread

IoT dangers are real and widespread

Two surveys show IoT dangers are prevalent in enterprises.

7 all-in-one security suites: Anti-malware for all your devices

Let's face it: No matter what device you use, you're in danger. Security threats and malware lurk on Windows PCs, Macs, and Android and iOS devices. If you use more than one device -- like most of us do -- that makes it even more...

How to clear your data off a device

There are several ways to wipe personal data off gadgets before you get rid of them.

Best Free Software for Protecting Your PC and Your Privacy

Want to ensure that your PC and all of your files and data stay safe, secure, and private--without breaking the bank? We've rounded up 11 free security and privacy utilities that shield you against malware, protect your data at Wi-Fi...

Chrome 10 Pushes the Browser Speed Barrier

As Web sites become increasingly complex, streaming media becomes more common, and applications migrate from PC-client-based to Web-based, it becomes increasingly important for browsers to be as fast and responsive as possible. In...

Can the Nokia Deal Save Microsoft?

Microsoft isn't exactly suffering, but it needs deals like this to maintain high growth.

10 Must-have Google Chrome Extensions

With every passing month, Google Chrome is becoming increasingly popular. Fans laud its lean, stripped-down interface, and its fast browsing. They also appreciate the free extensions that give Chrome the ability to do all kinds of...

Kin and Android: a Tale of Two Phones

Political infighting doomed Microsoft's Kin, but Google's Android was developed without drama.

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