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).

Internet Explorer 9 Speeds Past Competition

Throw away what you think you know about Internet Explorer -- because the just-released IE9 will turn it all on its ear. Think IE is sluggish? Think again.

Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Free An Oldie But a Goodie

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10 Must-Have Free Downloads

Setting a high bar for PC software shouldn't hurt the bottom line. From system utilities to media tools to productivity boosters, these freebies will make your life easier.

Worst Twitter Campaign Ever?

Microsoft uses Japanese disaster to boost Bing via Twitter.


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Google's Chrome 10 Browser is Lightning Fast

The new version of Google's Chrome browser adds speed, password syncing and a new Options tab.

Spiceworks IT Desktop

Inventory and manage your small business peer-to-peer network for free.

Xoom and iPad 2 May Have Delivered Knock Out Blow to Windows Tablets

The release of the Motorola Xoom, and the announcement of the iPad 2 in the past week may have together delivered a knockout blow to the future of Windows tablets. By the time any Windows tablets become available, the iPad and Android platforms will all but have sewn up the market.

Motorola Xoom vs. the iPad 2: The Xoom is a Clear Winner

Apple's revamped iPad, the iPad 2, is certainly an improvement over the original iPad. But when compared head to head against the Motorola Xoom, the Xoom still wins. Here's why.

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Motorola Xoom: Eight Reasons It Beats the iPad

Honeycomb, more powerful hardware, and a higher screen resolution are just a few of the reasons Motorola's tablet is superior to the iPad.

CCleaner Gets Even Better With CCEnhancer

Power up favorite system cleanup utility CCleaner with new capabilities.

Get Your Xoom to Play Nicely with Your PC

Analysis: Here's how to fix the failure to communicate.

Can the Nokia Deal Save Microsoft?

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