Stories by Preston Gralla

Microsoft sees silver lining in clouded Windows

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

Windows 10 quick tips: 5 ways to speed up your PC

Want Windows 10 to run faster? Take few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

Windows 10 quick tips: How to protect your privacy

Worried about possible privacy problems in Windows 10? We offer some quick and easy ways to protect your data.

Is this the worst Internet law ever?

Going after terrorists in a way that infringes on the rights of U.S. citizens puts the Constitution in danger.

How to handle Windows 10 updates

Microsoft's new updating procedure for Windows 10 can be confusing -- and annoying. We've detailed exactly what happens, and a few strategies for getting around it.

Deep-dive review: Microsoft's Lumia 950 phone introduces mobile Windows 10

With its Lumia 950 smartphone, Microsoft has also introduced the initial version of its Windows 10 interface for phones. But while both are interesting, neither is earth-shaking.

Congress targets cybersecurity; you’re the victim

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing Act is a significant privacy invader that will do nothing to keep us safer.

Is the Adpocalypse upon us?

To save the Web, should you stop using ad blockers?

Review: In Office 2016 for Windows, collaboration takes center stage

Long available in rivals such as Google Docs, real-time collaborative editing finally comes to Microsoft Office, along with a handful of other useful improvements.

Review: Office 2016 for Mac offers a new interface and better features

With the new Office 2016 for Mac, Microsoft has finally brought the OS X version of its office suite up to the standards of the Windows product. We take a close look at the preview.

Windows 10: Public enemy No. 1, or an OS like any other?

It’s been denounced in the Russian parliament and reviled as a privacy nightmare — all for doing things that are common to all modern OSs.

4 overblown Windows 10 worries

There are a lot of alarms going off about Windows 10's effect on your security and privacy. We look at the four top concerns to find out whether they're true or not, and tell you what you can do about them.

Bloatware: What it is and how to get rid of it

Many Windows PCs are sold laden with unnecessary -- or even harmful -- software. We look at what you might find on your new system and how to get rid of it.

Windows 10: Microsoft lays its smartphone ambitions to rest

The company wants us to believe that Universal apps — usable on all Windows 10 devices — will save the day for Windows Phone. It’s already clear that won’t be happening.

Everything you need to know about Windows 10

Windows 10 has been one of the most anticipated Windows releases in Microsoft history -- especially given the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2948467/emerging-technology/good-riddance-windows-8.html">issues with Windows 8</a>, the result of Microsoft's decision to build an operating system that works on both touch and non-touch systems.

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