Laptop News

TSA will ban flyers from 13 countries from bringing laptops, tablets onboard – Ars Technica

Monday, March 20, 2017

reader comments 86 US authorities will no longer allow travelers from 13 African and Middle Eastern countries to bring computer and laptops into airplane cabins anymore, two news agencies have reported. The new rules were laid out in an e-mail sent to airlines today by the US Transportation Safety Administration. This is according to The Guardian, which was first to report on the matter. Cell phones will still be allowed, but anything larger—including laptops, tablets,…

6 Ways to Be a Better Parent to Your Laptop – Study Breaks

Monday, March 20, 2017

Protect Your Bundle of Joy (and Hardware) The more you clean and protect your electronic baby, the longer it will live, so you can avoid calling Geek Squad. By Jasmin Suknanan, Stony Brook University Whether you’re a take-notes-on-good-old-fashioned-pen-and-paper kind of person, or you’ve got fast fingers on the keyboard, a laptop is an essential item for every college student. Laptops certainly come in handy when your campus is covered in…

Secret Service Agent’s Laptop With Clinton Hack Probe Details Stolen – Dark Reading

Monday, March 20, 2017

The laptop, taken from Brooklyn, also contains information on Trump Tower floor and evacuation plans. A US Secret Service agent had her laptop and some sensitive documents stolen from her car parked in the driveway of her home in Brooklyn, reports CBS2 quoting sources. Although it is believed the laptop does not contain sensitive data on the White House, it has Trump Tower floor and evacuation plans, and details of…

The Secret Service’s stolen laptop is a reminder to us all to secure devices – MarketWatch

Monday, March 20, 2017

A laptop belonging to a Secret Service agent was stolen on Thursday reportedly exposing details about Donald Trump, the Trump Tower, and an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, according to ABC News. The laptop was stolen from a female agent’s vehicle in New York City during a break-in. Police are monitoring video evidence and “expect to quickly identify the suspect,”…

List of Laptop and Tablet Recalls – 2017 and Earlier – Laptop Mag

Monday, March 20, 2017

There are billions of laptops and tablets in the wild and the vast majority of them are completely safe to use. However, from time to time, manufacturers find out that one of their products has a defect, which could cause a fire or other disaster. Usually these problems are due to bad batteries, chargers or power cords. But whatever the reason, if you have one of these defective machines, you…

Someone stole a Secret Service agent’s laptop right out of his car, but don’t worry – Canada Free Press

Monday, March 20, 2017

So, nothing important. Nothing to worry about. Just because the crook was clever enough to abscond with the laptop out of a Secret Service agent’s car doesn’t mean he knows how to get passed the encryption or whatever security layers it supposedly uses. (And that assumes the agent didn’t leave it turned on when he stashed it in the car. Yikes.) The fact that the crook dumped the other items…

Secret Service Detains Driver Near White House In The Third Security Scare In 8 Days – NPR

Sunday, March 19, 2017

US Secret Service officers stand in the cordoned off area on Pennsylvania Avenue after a security incident near the fence of the White House Saturday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Alex Brandon/AP hide caption toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP US Secret Service officers stand in the cordoned off area on Pennsylvania Avenue after a security incident near the fence of the White House Saturday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Alex Brandon/AP Updated at 3:25 a.m….

Secret Service Employee’s Laptop Stolen In New York – NPR

Saturday, March 18, 2017

A Secret Service detail clears out the Trump Tower lobby for then-President-elect Donald Trump on Jan. 13 in New York City. A Secret Service employee’s laptop was recently stolen. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images A Secret Service detail clears out the Trump Tower lobby for then-President-elect Donald Trump on Jan. 13 in New York City. A Secret Service employee’s laptop was…

Surface Book 2 Might Be Regular Laptop to Lower the Price – Laptop Mag

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Microsoft’s Surface Book is a detachable 2-in-1 that’s definitely a laptop first, rather than a tablet with a floppy keyboard and kickstand. And the sequel might not even transform at all. A new report suggests the Surface Book 2 will ditch its convertible nature altogether for a more traditional and affordable design due this year. According to sources speaking to DigiTimes, Microsoft’s next Surface Book, which recently entered mass production, will “adopt…

The Secret Service’s stolen laptop is a reminder to us all to secure devices – MarketWatch

Saturday, March 18, 2017

A laptop belonging to a Secret Service agent was stolen on Thursday reportedly exposing details about Donald Trump, the Trump Tower, and an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, according to ABC News. The laptop was stolen from a female agent’s vehicle in New York City during a break-in. Police are monitoring video evidence and “expect to quickly identify the suspect,”…

The Secret Service’s stolen laptop is a reminder to us all to secure devices – MarketWatch

Saturday, March 18, 2017

A laptop belonging to a Secret Service agent was stolen on Thursday reportedly exposing details about Donald Trump, the Trump Tower, and an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, according to ABC News. The laptop was stolen from a female agent’s vehicle in New York City during a break-in. Police are monitoring video evidence and “expect to quickly identify the suspect,”…

Kountze to hand out laptops to students K-12 – Beaumont Enterprise

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Caption Close Putting even greater emphasis on technology in the classroom, Kountze ISD next year plans to supply all 1,100 of its students with personal laptops loaded with digital editions of textbooks, educational software and the capability to move standardized testing completely online. The district this spring leased 1,300 computers, enough for each student from kindergarten through high school to have their own to bring to and from school each…

Apple really wants you to replace your laptop with an iPad – Quartz

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

For those still mourning the loss of the MacBook Air, Apple’s recent advertising push, which tries to convince the world that the iPad Pro is a full replacement for a computer, has likely not been well-received. Over 2015 and 2016, Apple refreshed its laptop line, introducing a 12-inch MacBook, and upgraded MacBook Pros, seemingly leaving the Air, which has not even seen a hardware refresh in two years, for dead….

Microsoft is celebrating Pi Day with a 31.4 percent discount on select laptops – The Verge

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

As has apparently become tradition, Microsoft is once again celebrating Pi Day with some mathematically themed deals. In honor of everyone’s second-favorite circle constant, Microsoft is offering up to 31.4 percent off a selection of computers. None of the computers are super high-end machines, but if you’re looking for a decent budget laptop at a discount, this could be a good place to start. We’ve rounded up the best Pi…

What your laptop stickers say about you – Daily Californian

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Here at UC Berkeley, we wear our hearts on our sleeves laptops. We’re all about showcasing our uniqueness, and what better place to do that than the surface of our MacBooks? If you have yet to understand why broke college students spend money on stickers that they can’t even see when their laptops are open and in use, we at the Clog cannot explain this phenomenon. However, if you’re a fellow sticker…

Tiny laptop charger packs a lot of power – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Full-featured laptops keep getting slimmer and lighter, but their chargers typically remain space hogs. Finsix offers the diminutive Dart Laptop Charger, which is compatible with most PC laptops and notebooks thanks to nine included interchangeable power port tips. Those connect to the Dart’s detachable 6-foot cable, but the charger itself is a mere 2.75 inches long by 1.1 inches wide and 1 inch thick. RELATED: TRENDING LIFE & STYLE NEWS…

Switching from Mac to PC: Choosing a laptop | PCWorld – PCWorld

Monday, March 13, 2017

I’m committed to switching from a Mac to a PC, and the next step is to start shopping. When you haven’t used anything but Macs for close to two decades, the sheer quantity and variety of Windows choices poses a challenge. So, while I researched which new Windows laptop would be a good fit for me, I spent some time experimenting with the first Windows computer I could get my…

Which laptops offer the best customer support? – TechnoBuffalo – TechnoBuffalo

Monday, March 13, 2017

Laptop Mag released its findings for its annual Tech Support Showdown and unsurprisingly, Apple took top honors while Acer made a big jump to place number two. For its testing, Laptop Mag posed as regular customers on calls or through the website in search of solution for basic problems. Each phone support rep was called three times and asked the same questions. In terms of providing the best tech support,…