Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Rod Trent

Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Today in the news: We unwind the Windows 10 privacy debate, offer still more Windows 10 how-tos, and take a look at the newly-debuted Sway.

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The SuperSite Windows 10 How To Collection: From set-up to productivity — Consider this slideshow the equivalent of a visual cheat sheet, with all of our most hands-on how-to articles in one place. As of now, we've got 37 articles and counting.

The Great Windows 10 Privacy Debate — If you're one of those most concerned that Microsoft may suddenly be taking the Google path and doing something nefarious with your information and your computing habits, use our Settings gallery here to locate where to turn data sharing off in Windows 10. Every component in Windows 10 has a setting with which to turn it ON and OFF.

How To: Manage Favorites in Windows 10 Microsoft Edge    Want to know how to edit, rename, and delete favorites in Microsoft Edge? It's actually a pretty quick and easy task.

How to connect Xbox One to a network that requires web based authorization  The solution is to first connect to the wired connection using my laptop and accepting the agreement via Internet Explorer.

Microsoft Sway Makes Its Official Windows 10 Debut  Sway takes creating personal presentations to the next level and makes it easier than ever to create "stories" around topics like vacations and life events. Some have suggested that Sway is a PowerPoint killer, or will be someday.

Windows 10 Mobile Devices: Are you on the approved list?   Many are wondering if Microsoft can refocus its efforts on the mobile version of Windows 10 and provide a mobile OS that creates the same excitement as the desktop version.

Windows DVD Player app released for Windows 10; will be free for some   In what might be considered compensation for users who are losing access WMC, which allowed anyone using it on Windows to play DVDs, Microsoft has released a Windows DVD Player app for Windows 10 that will be free for some users and cost $14.99 for everyone else.

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