Friday, December 25, 2015

A holiday gift from Microsoft? Depends on your point of view...

If you are using Windows 10, you may have received a gift from Microsoft sometime during the holiday season in the form of the first major update to Windows 10. Skype and Skype Messenger are a part of Windows 10; you can change the colors of the title bars of active windows (yaay); the Start menu may include advertisements (boo); and there's a "find my device" feature similar to Apple's popular "find my iPhone/iPad" feature. GPS location services must be turned on in Windows settings and the device has to be turned on and Windows 10 loaded at least as far as the login screen in the background for this to work, although you can set an option to periodically send the device location to Microsoft's servers so if it's lost, you can retrieve that location. There's an excellent article with specifics at the howtogeek.com website; see


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