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).

iOS Vulnerable to Malware Attack, Security Firm Warns

The Kaspersky security company claims that iOS's sizable market share makes it a tempting target for malware writers.

Expect Windows 8 PCs to Be Pre-Loaded With Bloatware

There's a chance that there may be less of it than in previous version of Windows, but as with earlier Windows versions, if you want it cleaned of junk, you can pay $99 for a bloatware-cleaning service from Microsoft.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Rated Worst CEO in America

The rankings -- done by a Forbes writer -- cite the Vista and Zune failures, delayed product launches and Microsoft falling behind in mobile technology.

Mozilla's Hypocrisy: Apple Can Block Firefox, But Microsoft Can't

Analysis: Mozilla says that Apple banning Firefox from iPads and iPhones is OK, but Microsoft restricting the browser from using some features on Windows 8 tablets may be illegal.

Windows 8 'ARM' Tablets: A Disaster in the Making

Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8 tablets powered by ARM chips will be no easier to manage in the enterprise than iPads are.

Windows Phone's Secret Weapon: iPhone Carriers

Analysis: Microsoft may be gaining a powerful set of partners to help Windows 8 become a success -- AT&T and Verizon Wireless, who need leverage against Apple's onerous demands.

3 Ways SugarSync Beats Google Drive

SugarSync offers more flexible syncing, is better for people with multiple devices and it lets you keep your existing folder structure.

Windows Phone is a Bust Compared to Android and iPhone, Say European Telecoms

Microsoft and Nokia can't be too pleased about the news from Europe, where big telecoms say that the combination of Nokia hardware and Windows Phone software has been a bust.

Google Says Snooping on Wi-Fi Networks Isn't Illegal

Google claims that it did nothing illegal by snooping on people's private unencrypted Wi-Fi networks, including gathering emails, private passwords, and more.

Microsoft's AOL Deal: A Billion-Dollar Assault on Google

Microsoft and Google are locked in a series of lawsuits, and the acquisition of these patents by Microsoft may signal an even nastier round of suits.

Why Steve Jobs Would Have Admired the Lumia 900

The Lumia 900 matches Jobs' aesthetic sensibility. It's about as pure and seamless-looking a phone as you can find.

Google and Microsoft's New Battleground: Your Living Room

Microsoft and Google aren't going head to head just over Internet search, office productivity suites and cloud-based applications and services. Their next looming battle is over who will own the living room, and the outcome will have surprising implications for IT as well.

Windows Phone Market Share is So Small, Nielsen Doesn't Even List It

In a recent report, Windows Phone market share was so small in the U.S. that a research firm didn't even bother to break out its usage.

Snagit 11 Adds New Tools to Its Bag of Screen (and Video) Capture Tricks

Capture anything on your screen, including videos, with the best screen-capture program.

Microsoft's Secret Weapon Against Google Maps -- Open Source

Microsoft is lending big support and big dollars to the open source map project OpenStreetMap, and it looks as if the tactic is starting to pay off.