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Laptop ban ‘mystery’: Why did the US and UK choose different countries – CNNMoney

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

The U.S. and U.K. governments stunned the world this week by declaring passengers would be forbidden from carrying many electronic devices aboard flights from airports across the Middle East and North Africa. The sudden moves, attributed to fears terrorists could plant explosives in devices bigger than a smartphone, left airlines scrambling and travelers confused about what to do with their laptops and tablets. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4)…

I tried to take a laptop on a flight – here’s what happened – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thousands of travelers were forced to put iPads, laptops and tablets into their checked luggage on Saturday as Britain’s ban on electronics on flights from six predominantly Muslim countries came into effect.  The new policy – introduced in response to intelligence that al-Qaeda is trying to plant explosives inside electronic devices – was met with frustration from business travellers and passengers facing long flights without entertainment but appeared to roll…

Trump’s Laptop Ban Is Proof His Hands Aren’t Tied, Hawaii Says – Bloomberg

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hawaii’s attorney general says new U.S. government rules prohibiting the use of laptops and other electronic gadgets on flights from eight Muslim-majority nations prove that President Donald Trump’s control of immigration and national security isn’t hampered by the state’s lawsuit over his travel ban. The ban on large electronic devices, announced Tuesday, failed to trigger widespread condemnation and litigation the way Trump’s March 6 executive order against travel from six Muslim-majority…

Designer recounts horrible experience with Apple’s brand new MacBook Pro – BGR

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

When Apple released its revamped MacBook Pro lineup last year, it wasn’t exactly greeted warmly by developers and creative professionals. Amid a flurry of complaints, many in the Mac community were specifically underwhelmed by the MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar, and more broadly, by a machine that they were quick to categorize as under-powered and overpriced. Additionally, many lamented a 16GB limit on RAM and the removal of the beloved MagSafe connector. While…

Trump’s path forward only gets tougher after health-care fiasco – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

The stunning collapse of the Republican health-care bill now imperils the rest of President Trump’s ambitious congressional agenda, with few prospects for quick victory on tax reform, construction projects or a host of other issues in the months ahead despite complete GOP control of government. While Republicans broadly share the goal of Trump’s promised “big tax cuts,” the president will have to bridge many of the same divides within his…

Google Chrome has a hidden message for users who watch too … – Express.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Google Chrome is a treasure trove of hidden messages, subtle nods and winks. The world’s most popular web browser has a number of hidden features – including an incredibly addictive video game. Google has also included a tongue-in-cheek message to people who use Incognito Mode, which allows users to browse the web without the Google Chrome saving your web history or form data. If you reach 100 tabs on the…

A VPN can stop internet companies from selling your data — but it’s not a magic bullet – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Earlier this week, the Senate voted to repeal privacy measures that would stop internet service providers from sharing their users’ internet activity with third parties. Those rules were passed in October, but not only does this vote undo them, it prevents the FCC from reinstating similar rules in the future. This is great for broadband companies, but if you’re one of these companies’ users, what are you supposed to do?…

Senate votes to kill internet privacy protections – FOX 61

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

A man  uses a laptop in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images) Consumer rights vs. company rights WASHINGTON —  The Republican-controlled Senate voted on Thursday to repeal a set of internet privacy rules that would have barred providers from selling off their customers’ web histories without their permission. The rules — which were passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in October but had not yet gone into effect —…

Microsoft is forcing upgrades now for older versions – Komando

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

If you’re a Windows user, you know Microsoft hasn’t been shy about pressuring you to switch to its Windows 10 operating system. When Windows 10 first rolled out for free almost in 2015, Microsoft plastered your computer screen with warnings and alerts to make the switch, sometimes with comical results. The good news is that many people who’ve downloaded Windows 10 to about 400 million devices like it. It’s faster,…

​Microsoft yanks Docs.com search after complaints of exposed sensitive files – ZDNet

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

(Image: file photo) Microsoft has quietly removed a feature on its document sharing site Docs.com that allowed anyone to search through millions of files for sensitive and personal information. Users had complained over the weekend on Twitter that anyone could use the site’s search box to trawl through publicly-accessible documents and files stored on the site, which were clearly meant to remain private. Among the files reviewed by ZDNet, and…

Laptop ban ‘mystery’: Why did the US and UK choose different countries – CNNMoney

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

The U.S. and U.K. governments stunned the world this week by declaring passengers would be forbidden from carrying many electronic devices aboard flights from airports across the Middle East and North Africa. The sudden moves, attributed to fears terrorists could plant explosives in devices bigger than a smartphone, left airlines scrambling and travelers confused about what to do with their laptops and tablets. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4)…

Trump’s Laptop Ban Is Proof His Hands Aren’t Tied, Hawaii Says – Bloomberg

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hawaii’s attorney general says new U.S. government rules prohibiting the use of laptops and other electronic gadgets on flights from eight Muslim-majority nations prove that President Donald Trump’s control of immigration and national security isn’t hampered by the state’s lawsuit over his travel ban. The ban on large electronic devices, announced Tuesday, failed to trigger widespread condemnation and litigation the way Trump’s March 6 executive order against travel from six Muslim-majority…

I tried to take a laptop on a flight – here’s what happened – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thousands of travelers were forced to put iPads, laptops and tablets into their checked luggage on Saturday as Britain’s ban on electronics on flights from six predominantly Muslim countries came into effect.  The new policy – introduced in response to intelligence that al-Qaeda is trying to plant explosives inside electronic devices – was met with frustration from business travellers and passengers facing long flights without entertainment but appeared to roll…

Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1 million weekend travelers – Inquirer.net

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US Saturday, on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Around 1.1 million people are expected to pass through the world’s busiest international airport as the city marks UAE spring break, Dubai Airports said. An estimated 260,000 travelers were expected to pass…

What’s the best cheap laptop? – PC Advisor

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

What’s the best cheap laptop? Jump straight to the reviews The best cheap laptop is the HP 250 G5, but also check out the Asus X555LA and Chuwi LapBook 14.1. Learn more about the top budget laptops in our buying guide and reviews below. If you have a really limited budget, you can check out our roundup of the Best Chromebooks which start at £199. However, ultra-cheap Windows laptops to compete with…

Laptop ban ‘mystery’: Why did the US and UK choose different countries – CNNMoney

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

The U.S. and U.K. governments stunned the world this week by declaring passengers would be forbidden from carrying many electronic devices aboard flights from airports across the Middle East and North Africa. The sudden moves, attributed to fears terrorists could plant explosives in devices bigger than a smartphone, left airlines scrambling and travelers confused about what to do with their laptops and tablets. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4)…

I tried to take a laptop on a flight – here’s what happened – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thousands of travelers were forced to put iPads, laptops and tablets into their checked luggage on Saturday as Britain’s ban on electronics on flights from six predominantly Muslim countries came into effect.  The new policy – introduced in response to intelligence that al-Qaeda is trying to plant explosives inside electronic devices – was met with frustration from business travellers and passengers facing long flights without entertainment but appeared to roll…

Trump’s Laptop Ban Is Proof His Hands Aren’t Tied, Hawaii Says – Bloomberg

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hawaii’s attorney general says new U.S. government rules prohibiting the use of laptops and other electronic gadgets on flights from eight Muslim-majority nations prove that President Donald Trump’s control of immigration and national security isn’t hampered by the state’s lawsuit over his travel ban. The ban on large electronic devices, announced Tuesday, failed to trigger widespread condemnation and litigation the way Trump’s March 6 executive order against travel from six Muslim-majority…

What’s the best cheap laptop? – PC Advisor

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

What’s the best cheap laptop? Jump straight to the reviews The best cheap laptop is the HP 250 G5, but also check out the Asus X555LA and Chuwi LapBook 14.1. Learn more about the top budget laptops in our buying guide and reviews below. If you have a really limited budget, you can check out our roundup of the Best Chromebooks which start at £199. However, ultra-cheap Windows laptops to compete with…