Offline Maps in Windows 10

Are you thinking about going on holiday and using your laptop to help you find a route? With offline maps now a feature in Windows 10, it means you don’t need to worry about losing WiFi whilst you’re abroad.

 Annotated picture of Maps settings in Windows 10

You can download the maps of any desired country (or city) and save them to your computer so that you can browse them even whilst offline.

Click the Settings (gear) icon in Maps, then select Download or update maps under the “Offline maps” header.

You’ll be moved to the Settings page, where you’ll be able to select which continent, then country for the offline map you’d like to download. Helpfully, Windows tells you how large the download will be before you hit go as well.

How to protect your identity online

Troy Hunt, a Microsoft Regional Director and security expert:

I want to talk about practical, everyday things that people who aren’t deeply technical can do to better protect themselves. They’re simple, mostly free and easily obtainable by everyone. I’d also like to encourage those who do give online anonymity a lot of thought to leave their suggestions in the comments section, keeping in mind the target audience being your normal, everyday people.

Troy Hunt has been blogging about how people can secure their online identity for years. The advice in his blog post is excellent and I’d recommend that everyone reads it and thinks about the information that they give out online.

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