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.
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.
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 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.
If you have a Mac set up in a secure location as a media center or with limited access by anyone but authorized users, then you may find the OS X log-in password requirement to be a burden.
Both are available in the preview of Microsoft's next version of Windows, but you can choose which one to work with.
Microsoft keeps enhancing each new build for its Windows 10 Technical Preview. Here's how to ensure you're running the latest edition.
Visit your favorite websites without having to launch your browser.
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.