Preston GrallaContributing editor, Computerworld

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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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9 free Windows programs that 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.

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Windows 10 tips: How to share a single PC without headaches

If your family or business shares one PC among several users, Windows 10 makes it easy to accomplish.

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Microsoft sees a silver lining in clouded Windows

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

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How to make Windows 10 faster: 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.

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9 reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10 -- yet

Many Windows users are looking forward to the imminent release of Microsoft's new operating system. But they may want to wait.

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First look: Microsoft Office 2016 for enterprise hints at easy searching, colorful UI

It's an early beta so cut it some slack, but still, the IT Pro and Developer Preview offers a few new features and some interesting under-the-hood improvements.

Hamster Free Zip Archiver 1.1.0.13

Supports all compression formats, totally free, multilanguages, easy interface

Will Google go the way of Microsoft? Ask the FTC.

The antitrust suit that the Justice Department filed against Microsoft in the 1990s left the company distracted and unable to plan for the future. Could the same thing be in store for Google?

Lights, camera...Microsoft?

Microsoft has hired a former CBS executive to help develop original video content for its Xbox platform.

Windows Phone fails to gain traction in second quarter

About 5.4 million Windows Phone devices were sold in the quarter, for a 3.5 percent market share, up from 2.3 percent a year previously.

4 security suites that protect all your devices

McAfee, Symantec, Trend Micro and Webroot offer protection for all your devices along with Web-based management.

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Windows 7 dethrones XP for desktop crown

Don't expect Windows 8 to ever beat out Windows 7 for desktop market share because Microsoft's new OS is built more for tablets.

Could this Fall's Lumia Windows Phone 8 Launch Be the Last Chance for Nokia?

Windows Phone has enjoyed favor recently, but some analysts warn that unless the Lumia line of Nokia Windows Phone 8 devices takes off this fall, it could mean the end of Nokia.

Nexus Q: Why Google Should Send this Device to the Tech Graveyard

Google did the seemingly impossible: beat out the ill-fated Microsoft Kin phone for the worst hardware ever.

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How to Recycle Your Tech Gear

Recycle phones, notebooks, and tablets responsibly.