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Apple’s iPhone Laptop Patent Application – Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

On 3/23 Apple filed patent application (number 20170083048) for an “electronic accessory device wherein the operational component is solely controlled by the electronic host device.” Looking at the picture from the patent application, we see that what Apple is proposing is to give the iPhone a keyboard (and probably more battery life).   It is easy to imagine iOS evolving to a place where…

EMIRATES PRESIDENT: We don’t know if the US laptop ban will hurt business — but here’s how things went this … – Business Insider

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Emirates President Sir Tim Clark. REUTERS/Neil Hall Emirates Airline won’t be able to gauge the financial effects of the US government’s ban on laptops on flights from the Middle East until May, but the rollout of the policy last weekend was relatively smooth, its president, Sir Tim Clark, said in an interview with Business Insider. “I can’t tell you the long-term effects because it’s still early days,” Clark said by…

How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Monday, March 27, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

Lawsuit Seeks Transparency as Searches of Cellphones and Laptops Skyrocket at Borders – The Intercept

Monday, March 27, 2017

A lawsuit filed today by the Knight First Amendment Institute, a public interest legal organization based at Columbia University, seeks to shed light on invasive searches of laptops and cellphones by Customs and Border Protection officers at U.S. border crossings. Documents filed in the case note that these searches have risen precipitously over the past two years, from a total of 5,000 searches in 2015 to 25,000 in 2016, and rising to…

A Fake iPad Plot Is Being Blamed for the Airline Laptop Ban – Fortune

Monday, March 27, 2017

A terror plot involving fake Apple iPads was one of the reasons the U.S. and U.K. banned laptops and other selected electronics from some flights, according to a new report. Investigators discovered a plot by terrorists to create a fake iPad that could house hidden explosives, The Guardian is reporting, citing sources. The terrorists had hoped to get the iPad through security and onto the plane, where they would detonate…

How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Monday, March 27, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

Airlines mock Donald Trump’s laptop ban across social media – The Independent

Monday, March 27, 2017

The recent announcements that passengers will have to check laptops and tablets into the hold of the plane on flights into the US and UK has been met with mixed reactions. Many flyers have expressed their annoyance at no longer being able to work or watch Netflix on long-haul flights. Some of the most interesting reactions, however, have come from the airlines concerned. The regulations state that passengers may no…

Home Secretary refuses to rule out extending the laptop and iPad ban to all flights amid new security fears – The Sun

Monday, March 27, 2017

THE HOME Secretary has refused to rule out extending the laptop and iPad ban to all flights coming into the UK amid new security fears. Amber Rudd hinted the in-cabin restrictions – currently limited to six countries – could be extended in the future potentially affecting millions of travellers. The ban on laptops in the cabin could be extended to all flights The rules, which came into force yesterday, affects…

How my laptop and I handled travel under Trump – CNN

Monday, March 27, 2017

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Security breach renders in-flight laptop ban useless – The Independent

Monday, March 27, 2017

The airport which is the main target of the Government’s ban on electronic devices has a security flaw that renders rigorous checks futile, The Independent can reveal. After clearing six separate security hurdles at Istanbul airport, passengers bound for London Heathrow mingled in the gate area with newly arrived travellers who had faced no extra checks, The Independent has discovered. Starting at the weekend, the Department for Transport made it mandatory…

A global laptop ban on flights would have one bright side: we’d get the digital detox we all need – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, March 27, 2017

That our freedom must increasingly be curtailed in the face of Islamist terrorism is, of course, cause for righteous outrage. Indeed there are many layers of badness behind the new ban on un-checked tablets and computers on flights from six Middle Eastern countries – which, we now learn, may be extended to all flights to and from anywhere. The principal one is the threat of a terrorist atrocity; another is the…

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

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

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…

Dubai travelers hit as laptop ban takes off – Arab News

Sunday, March 26, 2017

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Hamas shut the crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel on…

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

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

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…

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

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

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…

What’s the best cheap laptop? – PC Advisor

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…