Using a Microsoft account to log in to Windows 8.1 offers some advantages over using local accounts. If those advantages don't appeal to you, you can switch back to a local account.
You've got at least three very competent options.
Microsoft and Facebook are making APIs available to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 developers that allow them to integrate Facebook log-ins into their apps.
A leaked log confirms much of what we think we know about a new pure Google phone, and offers a few surprises.
If you would like to keep a specific user account more private, you can do so by removing it from the log-in window in OS X.
The social network tests new ways to speed up mobile purchases, Ubi puts a touch screen on any surface, and the zombies return in Plants vs. Zombies 2.
Displays sleeping before automatic log-out occurs may prevent the log-in window from showing.
Users who don't need the security of a lock screen and a log-in screen can bypass both through a few simple steps.
The pay-television provider ferrets out any reason users would turn to an online alternative, most recently removing prompts to log in to its online portal when using a home network.
It's an odd thing to do -- checking your Facebook profile at home you've allegedly broken into. But that's what a Minnesota man is said to have done.