Stories by Preston Gralla

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Preston Gralla: Jeff Bezos hates you

But he's quite fond of your credit card.

Preston Gralla: Memo to Nadella: Copy IBM

Microsoft's situation in 2014 is eerily similar to IBM's in the late 1980s, and it can save itself the same way.

Surface Pro 3 deep-dive review: Has Microsoft finally got it right?

Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 is supposed to work as both a tablet and a laptop. After working with it for a week, does our reviewer agree?

Straight A's for Microsoft CEO Nadella at the 60-day mark

What we've seen so far suggests that Microsoft's new CEO is his own man and willing to buck the company's traditional ways.

Windows 8.1 Update deep-dive review: An OS that makes more sense

In Windows 8.1 Update, Microsoft may be finally getting it right: The latest version of its operating system finally bridges the gap between touch and traditional computing.

7 all-in-one security suites: Anti-malware for all your devices

Let's face it: No matter what device you use, you're in danger. Security threats and malware lurk on Windows PCs, Macs, and Android and iOS devices. If you use more than one device -- like most of us do -- that makes it even more difficult and expensive to be vigilant and keep yourself safe.

OneNote vs. Evernote: A personal take on two great note-taking apps

Now that Microsoft has made OneNote free for consumers, can it compete with the well-known Evernote? Preston Gralla offers his take on both.

Preston Gralla: With Comcast deal, say goodbye to the Internet as we've known it

With little or no competition, Comcast will have little reason to increase speed or lower the cost of broadband, or any impetus to preserve Net neutrality.

Preston Gralla: Patents don't equal innovation

Today, lawyers at times have as much influence as engineers, if not more, and patents are used to fend off competitors and to force them to pay licensing fees that can run to billions of dollars annually.

The votes are in: Which mobile data provider is best?

Which U.S. cell phone service is the best when it comes to what you really use a phone for these days -- data? Which gives you the most widespread and reliable access to its data network, fast upload and download speeds, the most bang for your buck?

Preston Gralla: There's time to fix Net neutrality

Yes, the ruling is a disaster for advocates of a free and untrammeled Internet, but not quite an unmitigated one.

Apple is still making it hard to think differently

Apple repeatedly bows to censorship demands in places like China.

Preston Gralla: Can Amazon drones save the economy?

As the federal government abandons funding primary and applied research, companies like Google and Amazon can pick up the slack.

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Dell Venue 8 Pro review: A Windows 8.1 tablet for the rest of us

Dell's new Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 tablet offers users a fine display, good features and impressive audio -- at a reasonable price.

Preston Gralla: Apple still making it hard to think differently

Apple repeatedly bows to censorship demands in places like China.