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  • Friday, August 03, 2018

    • Windows tip of the week

      How to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro

      by Ed Bott

      There are plenty of good reasons to pay a little bit extra for Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise. These business-focused editions cost more, but they have features that power users and IT pros appreciate--including, among others, BitLocker disk encryption, Hyper-V virtualization, the ability to set your PC up for remote access, and (perhaps most important of all) additional controls for deferring Windows updates so you can test and install those updates on your own schedule.

      If you purchase a new PC that has Windows 10 Home installed, you several options to upgrade it to Windows 10 Pro. In all cases, start by going to Settings > Update & Security > Activation. There, under the heading Upgrade Your Edition Of Windows, you'll find two links:

      Click Go To The Store if you don't have a product key and want to pay for the upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. This process takes place entirely online and does not require a product key.

      Click Change Product Key if you already have a valid product key for Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise. Enter that key and follow the steps to complete the upgrade.

      Note that a product key from a Pro version of Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 works here as well. Just enter that key when prompted and your upgrade should proceed just as if you had used a Windows 10 key.

    • Facebook's Fortunes Fall as Concerns About Its Role in Elections Rise The company suffered the biggest single-day market cap loss ever for a US company after its disappointing results and outlook last week.

    • Geekly Update - 29 July 2018

    • How to Find Your IP Address There may come a time when you need to know the IP address of your router, as assigned by your ISP. These numbers are easy to find, when you know where and how to look.

    • The Best Phones for School Cell phones are the new graphing calculators. From pre-k up through college, we've rounded up the 10 best phones for students at a variety of price points.

    • How to Customize Waze, Record Your Own Voice for Navigation Here's how to banish Google Maps and Apple Maps in favor of Waze, and use the built-in Waze voice recorder to get driving directions from your own voice.

    • Are You in the 14 Percent Club?

    • Yowza! Apple becomes a trillion-dollar company, briefly The company, which nearly went bankrupt in the 1990s, hits a market capitalization that's bigger than the GDPs of all but 15 countries

    • Bacteria learn to resist alcohol-based hand sanitisers Australian researchers discover infections in hospitals increase after the introduction of sanitiser.

    • A material already known for its unique behavior is found to carry current in a way never before observed