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).

Outlook 2010 Cheat Sheet: Visual Tour

Blogging Service Shootout: Blogger vs. WordPress

We compare the two best-known free blogging services to find out which is better -- and for whom.

Are Next-Gen Computers Just Big Smartphones?

Both Windows 8 and the latest Mac OS X bring designs and features from smartphones and tablets to desktops and laptops.

Free and Affordable Software to Sync Your Work and Your Life

Whether you need access to your files on a PC, on a mobile device, or through the cloud, these downloadable utilities will keep your many computers talking--and keep your work and personal life on track.

Microsoft Windows

Windows 8 Shows Desktop Will Go the Way of the Dodo

The Desktop in Windows 8 is little more than an afterthought, by design. I've got the evidence that shows why Microsoft hopes to kill it off as soon as it can.

Privacy Group: Microsoft's Website is Worse at Protecting Your Privacy

Microsoft has launched an all-out assault on Google's privacy policies, but when it comes to protecting your privacy, Microsoft's Web site lags behind both Google and Apple, says the privacy organization PrivacyChoice.

Why Microsoft is More Afraid of Google Than Apple

Microsoft has recently launched an all-out advertising assault against Google.

Windows 8 Will Deliver a Cloud Service to Rival or Beat iCloud

In Windows 8 Microsoft will merge its free online storage service SkyDrive and syncing software Mesh to provide the backbone for what looks to be a service that will rival or beat iCloud.

Apple Consumers Play Role in Suppliers' Labor Practices

The only way those factories will treat their workers properly is if people are willing to pay more for products from Apple and many other electronics makers.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Release Date: For Microsoft, It's All About Mobile

Windows 8 has everything to do with tablets and phones, and less to do with the desktop.

Google Fires Back at Microsoft Over Privacy Claims

Google says that Microsoft and other critics are spreading untruths about its new privacy policy.

Office 15: 5 Things Microsoft Should Do

Microsoft needs to better integrate Office with social networking sites and create a more useful Web version of its software suite.

Will Windows 8 Really Matter?

Microsoft is on track to deliver Windows 8 this year, likely some time in the last quarter.