Here's how to turn on location tracking for Windows and Mac devices.
Remember the key to turn this feature on now before your laptop goes missing.
For Windows 10, click Start settings and find the update and security.
Then go to find my device and make sure the feature is activated.
Connect with your Microsoft account if prompted.
To locate the misplaced computer, you'll need to login to that same Microsoft account on another computer for tracking.
At the moment, you can't wipe or lock the laptop remotely.
For Mac, go to System Preferences and click on iCloud, then scroll down the list and turn Find My Mac on.
Now, if lose the computer you can remotely track, lock or erase it by signing in to iCloud on another device or through the Find My iPhone app on iOS.
If you suspect your computer was stolen don't try and retrieve it yourself, but give location information to law enforcement authorities.
In San Francisco I'm Lexy Savvides.
Cnet.com for CBS News.
Best deals to score big on Black Friday
How to permanently delete Facebook
Ways to share your photos without using social media