Windows 10

Windows 10 is Microsoft's flagship operating system. This operating system can be used on traditional computers, tablets and phones making the user experience seamless. This encourages app developers to write to the platform as their apps can be used on multiple devices. More apps means more users and more users means more revenue for developers. 

Today we are following three topics with regards to Windows 10. The upgrade itself, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update and Privacy.

Privacy in our world today is a huge issue and not one that Microsoft alone can be singled out for breaking. All technology companies collect data and the only way we are going to get it stopped is with laws similar to the European Union.

Lets acknowledge we need to control our privacy as best we can with the tools we have. On this site there are articles on the upgrade process and the October 2018 Update.

For Windows privacy settings click on the white Windows flag, lower left corner, click on the gear shaped "Settings" icon and then click on Privacy. Turn off the items you wish to disable. If one of your app needs something you've disabled, you will be notified the next time you use the app and you can decide then what to do. Here is an excellent article you can follow. While it says Anniversary update, an older update, it is all applicable. 

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/233499-how-to-lock-down-windows-10-anniversary-update-to-protect-your-privacy

By the way, find that smart phone and look for its Privacy settings, you will likely be surprised at what you are currently sharing.

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Windows October 2018 Update 

Microsoft has released the next feature update to Windows 10, V1809. The upgrade is available to all Windows 10 Home and Pro users.

Windows 10 Upgrade - It is still free, you just need to know where to look !!

Windows 10 free offer expired July 29, 2016 but may still be available.