Export Favorites in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is Microsoft’s new web browser in Windows 10. It replaces the long-standing Internet Explorer web browser found in Windows 8 and prior versions of Microsoft’s operating system. Note: Internet Explorer can still be found in Windows 10.

Since the release of Windows 10, you could quickly and easily import Favorites from other web browsers (ex: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) into Microsoft Edge. However, until the release of Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703), you could not quickly and easily export your Favorites from Microsoft Edge natively for backup purposes or to import into other web browsers. You could, as an option, use a third-party application to export your Favorites from Microsoft Edge.

If you aren’t running Windows 10 Creators Update, run Windows Update by going to the Windows Start Menu, click on “Settings” followed by “Update & security” then click on “Check for updates” to see if Windows 10 Creators Update is available to download and install on your computer (assuming your computer hardware is compatible with Windows 10 Creators Update). If you are still waiting for Windows 10 Creators Update to become available for your computer (Microsoft is slowly delivering the upgrade to eligible and compatible computers), check out our post on How To Get Windows 10 Creators Update Now.

Once you have Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) installed, you can quickly and easily export your Favorites from Microsoft Edge into a HTML file which can serve as a backup file for your Favorites or to import into other web browsers.

Export Favorites from Microsoft Edge

To export your Favorites from Microsoft Edge, launch Microsoft Edge. In the upper-right hand corner, you can either click on “Hub” (represented by the star with horizontal lines – refer to first image below) then “Settings” or click on “Settings and more” (represented by the three ellipses – refer to second image below) then “Settings”.

Microsoft-Edge-Hub
Hub
Microsoft-Edge-Settings
Settings and more
In the “Settings” menu, click on “Import from another browser” (refer to image below).

Microsoft-Edge-Import

In the “Import info from another browser” menu (refer to image below), you can import from another browser (a list of browsers installed on your computer will be provided), import from a file (HTML) or export to a file (HTML).

Microsoft-Edge-Import-Export

Since we are going to export our Favorites, click on “Export to file.” A “Save As” dialog window will appear. Choose the location where you want to export and save the HTML file, give the file an appropriate file name then click on “Save.” 

You have now exported a copy of your Favorites to a HTML file which can be used as a backup for your Microsoft Edge Favorites or to import into another web browser.

Import Favorites into Microsoft Edge

You can import Favorites from another web browser by simply choosing the appropriate browser from the list of browsers listed in the “Import info from another browser” menu then click on “Import.” In a few moments, your Favorites from your other browser will be imported into your Favorites in Microsoft Edge.

If you prefer to import from a file, click on “Import from file.” An “Open” dialog window will appear. Locate the HTML file containing your Favorites, select the file then click on “Open.” In a few moments, your Favorites will be imported from the HTML file into your Favorites in Microsoft Edge. 

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How To Get Windows 10 Creators Update Now

Microsoft has been slowly delivering Windows 10 Creators Update (not to be confused with the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update) to eligible and compatible Windows 10 computers via Windows Update. If you’ve been routinely checking Windows Update for the update to Windows 10 Creators Update and still haven’t received it, you can get Windows 10 Creators Update by performing a manual installation.

First, make sure you aren’t already running Windows 10 Creators Update. Click on the Windows Start button then select “Settings.” In the “Windows Settings” window select “System” then “About.” In the “About Windows 10” window, go down to “Version.” If “Version” shows “1703,” you are already running Windows 10 Creators Update. If “Version” shows any other version number (ex: Version 1607 represents Windows 10 Anniversary Update), you are not on Windows 10 Creators Update.

Alternatively, you can go to the link below and click on “Check your version of Windows 10” which will take you to the same “About Windows 10” window.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028685/windows-get-the-windows-10-creators-update

Manually installing Windows 10 Creators Update

Important:

Before installing Windows 10 Creators Update, it is highly recommended that you perform a full backup of your computer.

Go to the link below to download the Update Assistant:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4014184/windows-10-creators-update-here

Click on “Update Assistant.”

Download the Windows 10 Upgrade file “Windows10Upgrade28085.exe” to your computer.

Locate the “Windows10Upgrade28085.exe” file you just downloaded and double-click on it to run the Windows 10 Update Assistant. The Windows 10 Update Assistant will first check to ensure your computer is compatible with Windows 10 Creators Update. Once Update Assistant confirms compatibility, the Update Assistant will be able to proceed with downloading Windows 10 Creators Update. Update Assistant will display the progress of the download in the Update Assistant window.

When the download is complete, Update Assistant will prompt you to save your work and restart the computer to proceed with upgrading your version of Windows 10 to Windows 10 Creators Update. Save any active work before restarting the computer.

After restarting the computer, Windows 10 Creators Update will begin to install on your computer. The installation will take time to complete and your computer may reboot multiple times. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation. Once the installation is complete, you’ll be presented with a window that will show you some of the changes and new features in Windows 10 Creators Update.

If you want to confirm that you are now running Windows 10 Creators Update, click on the Windows Start button then select “Settings.” In the “Windows Settings” window select “System” then “About.” In the “About Windows 10” window, go down to “Version.” The version number should now show Version 1703 for Windows 10 Creators Update.

As mentioned earlier, you can also go to the link below and click on “Check your version of Windows 10” which will take you to the “About Windows 10” window.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028685/windows-get-the-windows-10-creators-update

 

The 91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro – Little Italy (NYC)

The Annual Feast of San Gennaro is back!

Now in its 91st year, the annual event runs daily from Thursday, Sept. 14th thru Sunday, Sept. 24th in NYC’s Little Italy. The 11-day event is an annual celebration and salute to the protector and Patron Saint of Naples, San Gennaro. The 91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro is presented by the non-profit organization, Figli di San Gennaro, Inc. and has become a well-known and popular annual event in New York City attracting over a million visitors.

The event features a grand procession with floats and marching bands, a variety of food vendors and drink stations offering selections including sausage & pepper sandwiches, ribeye steak sandwiches, pizza, pasta, fresh seafood, arepas, fresh grilled corn, zeppoles, funnel cakes, cannolis, fresh lemonade, iced tea, sodas, frozen drinks & more, sit-down indoor/outdoor Italian restaurant dining, beer gardens offering beer, wine & spirits, live music & entertainment, contests & activities, shopping and more.

If you’re in the NYC area, make a stop into Little Italy and check out the 91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro. The event runs along Mulberry Street between Canal Street & Houston Street in Manhattan.

To learn more about the annual event, its history, hours of operation and daily schedule of events, visit the link below:

https://www.sangennaro.org/

Apple Watch Series 3 – How much will cellular data cost?

Orders can be placed starting today (9/15) for the new Apple Watch Series 3 announced during Tuesday’s Apple Special Event. They will be available starting 9/22. The Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two versions – one with GPS only and one with GPS + built-in Cellular.

So how much will cellular data service cost from each of the four major US carriers – Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint? 

Let’s take a look!

First, keep in mind that Apple Watch Series 3 uses the same phone number as your current iPhone. As such, your Apple Watch Series 3 cellular data plan must be on the same carrier as your phone. 

Second, the monthly fee will be in addition to your current monthly charges on an eligible plan and account. 

Third, Apple Watch Series 3 will still require a compatible iPhone (iPhone 6 or newer) for the initial setup of the Apple Watch.

Here’s how the cost for cellular data service from each of the four major US carriers compare:

Verizon Wireless

  • $10 monthly line access charge
  • $10 monthly fee will be waived for first three (3) months after activation
  • $30 activation fee will be waived upon device activation
  • Apple Watch must be registered for NumberShare with a compatible iPhone on an eligible account

T-Mobile

  • $10 monthly fee with AutoPay or $15 monthly fee w/o AutoPay
  • Free service for first three (3) months via service credit
  • $25 SIM Starter Kit will not be required as the Apple Watch Series 3 includes a built-in electronic SIM
  • Apple Watch must be paired with your number and compatible iPhone on an eligible account

AT&T Wireless

  • $10 monthly fee on eligible shared plan
  • Free service for first three (3) months via service credit
  • $25 activation fee will be waived
  • Apple Watch must be paired with your number and compatible iPhone on an eligible account

Sprint

  • $10 monthly fee for unlimited Apple Watch Plan with AutoPay on eligible plan or $15 monthly fee w/o AutoPay
  • Free trial for first three (3) months via service credit
  • Apple Watch must be paired with your number and compatible iPhone on an eligible account
  • Sprint does not specifically mention an activation fee or waiver of an activation fee for Apple Watch Series 3 on their website

Apple’s September 12th Special Event – Part IV

Ten years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the world to the very first iPhone, a device that blended elegance, innovation & technology into a single handheld mobile device. The iPhone helped push Apple into a new market and changed the way we think about and use our smartphones.

With 2017 marking the iPhone’s 10th Anniversary and with Apple’s September Special Event being held for first time in the Steve Jobs Theater, it only seemed appropriate for Apple CEO Tim Cook to announce the next generation of iPhone – iPhone X. Cook invited Phil Schiller back to the stage to talk about iPhone X.

iPhone X

The iPhone X is made from the same material as the new iPhone 8/8 Plus. The front glass goes edge-to-edge and features an all new Super Retina Display measuring 5.8 inches diagonally. The Super Retina Display utilizes OLED technology and has a resolution of 2436 x 1125 at 458 pixels per inch (ppi). The iPhone X is slightly larger and heavier than the iPhone 8 but smaller and lighter than the iPhone 8 Plus.

Like the iPhone 8/8 Plus, the iPhone X is microscopically sealed to be water and dust resistant, has the same 12MP dual camera featured in the iPhone 8 Plus, dual optical image stabilization and a quad-LED True Tone Flash. The battery lasts two hours longer than the iPhone 7 and it supports wireless charging via the Qi open wireless standard.

With the removal of the Home button to support the edge-to-edge glass, iPhone X users will be able to access Home by swiping up from the bottom of the display. Multitasking works similarly by swiping up and pausing to access and toggle between open apps. The larger side button can now be used to talk to Siri in lieu of the Home button or you can still say “Hey Siri.”

On iPhone X, Touch ID unlocking has been replaced with Face ID. Utilizing the new A11 Bionic chip, the A11 Bionic neural engine and a series of advanced technologies, Face ID creates a detailed map/mathematical model of your face to use for authentication. This detailed map/mathematical model of your face is stored locally and protected within the secure enclave of the device. Face ID will learn your face to adapt to changes (ex: wearing glasses or a hat, different hairstyles). It will also work in the day or at night. Apple has worked to protect against attempts to fool Face ID (ex: using pictures or masks of a user’s face).

Face ID will also require a user’s attention. It will not authenticate if a user looks away or closes his/her eyes. According to Apple, the odds of fooling Touch ID is 1 in 50,000; for Face ID, it’s 1 in 1,000,000. This is not to say that Face ID cannot be compromised (ex: a twin with the same face) as biometric security is not foolproof. Face ID will work with Apple Pay along with numerous third-party apps.

iPhone X will also feature Animojis – animated emojis that you’ll be able to control with your face and use in Apple Messages. Apple Senior Vice President Craig Federighi demoed both Face ID and Animojis during Tuesday’s Special Event.

The iPhone X will come in the same two configurations as iPhone 8/8 Plus: 64GB & 256GB models and two colors: Space Gray & Silver. Pricing will start at $999.

iPhone X will be available for pre-order on 10/27 and will be available 11/3.

You can watch the entire Apple Special Event by visiting the link below:

https://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2017

 

Apple’s September 12th Special Event – Part III

Apple iPhone 8 & 8 Plus

Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller took the stage at Steve Jobs Theater to announce this year’s update to iPhone with the announcement of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

The new iPhone 8/8 Plus is comprised of a new glass and aluminum design with the front and back made from glass with a 50% deeper strengthening layer. The glass design is reinforced by steel and an aerospace-grade aluminum band. iPhone 8/8 Plus is microscopically sealed to make it water and dust resistant. Schiller referred to iPhone 8/8 Plus as the “most durable ever in a smartphone.” 

The iPhone 8/8 Plus features a new Retina HD display, new stereo speakers which make it 25% louder with a deeper bass and the new A11 Bionic chip which Schiller called the “most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone.” The A11 Bionic chip features a six-core CPU, 64-bit design with 4.3 transistors. There are two high performance cores which make the A11 Bionic chip 25% faster than the A10 chip and four high-efficiency cores which make it 70% faster than the A10 chip. The Apple designed GPU is 30% faster than the A10 chip and operates at half the power.

The iPhone 8 includes an all new 12MP camera with an all new sensor, new color filter and optical image stabilization. The iPhone 8 Plus includes all new 12MP dual cameras with all new sensors, f/1.8 and f/2.8 apertures and optical image stabilization. The iPhone 8 Plus also features Portrait Lighting (Beta) which allows you to apply a variety of studio lighting effects to your pictures. Both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have integrated support for Augmented Reality (AR).

The iPhone 8/8 Plus supports wireless charging via the Qi open wireless standard. A variety of compatible wireless charging mats which support the Qi open wireless standard will be available from a variety of vendors including Belkin and Mophie. Schiller also previewed a new Apple wireless charging mat called AirPower which will be available in 2018. AirPower will support wireless charging of the new iPhones, Apple Watch and a new wireless charging case for Apple’s AirPods. No details are available yet for the new wireless charging case for Apple’s AirPods.

Both iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be available in two configurations: 64GB and 256GB and three colors: Silver, Space Gray and Gold. iPhone 8 will start at $699 and iPhone 8 Plus will start at $799. iPhone 8/8 Plus pre-orders start 9/15 and will be available 9/22. iOS 11 will be available on 9/19 and will be pre-loaded on iPhone 8/8 Plus.

You can watch the entire Apple Special Event by visiting the link below:

https://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2017

Apple’s September 12th Special Event – Part II

Apple TV 4K

Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software & Services, took the stage to talk about the new Apple TV 4K. 

The new Apple TV 4K allows you to watch content on the new Apple TV in 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range). 4K HDR not only gives you four times the pixels but also better quality pixels allowing for cleaner and clearer picture quality, better and brighter colors and greater depth and detail. The new Apple TV will run off the A10X Fusion chip, the same chip currently being used in the iPad Pro, providing 2X the CPU performance and 4X the GPU performance over that of the current Apple TV.

4K movies in the Apple iTunes Store will be sold for the same price as HD movies. In addition, Apple will automatically upgrade your existing HD movie purchases made in iTunes to 4K HDR. The Apple TV 4K will also offer live streaming of news and sports (subscriptions may be required for some content). Note: Apple TV 4K does require a 4K compatible TV to watch content in 4K resolution and not all content will be available in 4K HDR. 

The Apple TV 4K will start at $179 for the 32GB model and $199 for the 64GB model. Apple will start taking orders for the Apple TV 4K on 9/15 and it will be available on 9/22.

You can watch the entire Apple Special Event by visiting the link below:

https://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2017