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).

Harvard Business Review: Gates, Not Jobs, Deserves Recognition

Analysis: Steve Jobs has received well-deserved public acclaim, but Bill Gates might be a businessperson to admire, and the model for our children to emulate.

Bill Gates Says He Helped Steve Jobs Create the Mac

Steve Jobs had some very harsh things to say about Bill Gates in the just-published biography of him. In an interview yesterday, Gates responded quite kindly to that criticism, but also took credit for helping Steve Jobs invent the Mac.

Find Out When You Have Outlook Email With Mail Alert

Outlook add-on Mail Alert displays an alert when you get Outlook email.

Make Microsoft Happy: Buy an Android Phone

Microsoft will rake in an estimated $444 million from Android royalties for the 2012 fiscal year.

Microsoft Outlook Social Connector Folds Facebook and LinkedIn Into Outlook

Integrate Facebook and LinkedIn into Outlook with this free add-on from Microsoft.

Microsoft and Mozilla Browser Security Fight: They're Both Wrong

Microsoft and Mozilla have been squabbling over whose browser is more secure--but both companies are likely wrong.

What Bill Gates Has Said About Steve Jobs Through the Decades

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have been competitors and friends for decades. Here's a look at some of the things Gates has said about Steve Jobs through the years.

Outlook Add-In Zendio Tells You When Recipients Read Your Emails

Zendio reports which emails have been read, and which haven't.

Apple's iCloud May Mean Stormy Weather for Windows 8

Well before Windows 8 is released, Apple will have a robust cloud service that is at least as capable as--and possibly more capable than--the one that Microsoft will release.

Internet Explorer's Market Share Declines, Spelling Trouble for Microsoft

A browser is everyone's primary gateway to the Internet, and if Microsoft can control the gateway, it can route people to its services rather than have them head to a competitor.

Xobni's Smartr Inbox for Gmail Integrates Email and Social Networking

This free add-on for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari lets you integrate Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn with Gmail.

Send Links Without Opening Email With Email This! Firefox Add-on

Use Firefox add-on Email This! to send Web links via email when you're viewing a Web page.

Researcher Claims Windows Phone 7 Snoops On Users' Locations

When it was discovered that the iPhone secretly reported users' locations, Microsoft claimed Windows Phone 7 did not do the same thing. But now a security researcher claims otherwise.

Windows 8: A Deep Dive into the Developer Preview

After spending several days using Microsoft's new OS on a PC, what will you find?

Microsoft Looks to Join Apple as World's Biggest App Censor

Microsoft says the only apps allowed to run in Windows 8 will have to be downloaded from Microsoft's own app store.