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US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airports – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

The U.S. has now lifted entirely a controversial ban on laptops in hand luggage for passengers flying to the country from the Middle East or via certain Middle Eastern airlines, with the Department of Homeland Security professing itself satisfied with “enhanced security measures in place”. It had already lifted the ban for three major airlines, earlier this month. But late yesterday an official tweeted that all restrictions had been lifted for remaining…

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro (2017) review: Performance boost delivers better value for money – ZDNet

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Apple’s June WorldWide Developer Conference had more than its fair share of product announcements, including the forthcoming iMac Pro and HomePod smart speaker. But perhaps a more important long-term development was Apple’s belated discovery of virtual reality. If nothing else, the need to embrace VR has forced Apple to admit that Macs just don’t cut it when it comes to the sort of 3D graphics performance required for this emerging…

The Wildest Laptop Ever Now Comes in New Colors – Laptop Mag

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lenovo just announced new color options for the Windows-based Yoga Book 2-in-1, adding Ruby Red and Pearl White options to the convertible PC. Due in September, these new designs will cost the same $549 that the the existing Carbon Black model does. These new options give the PC version of the Yoga Book the same amount of choice that the $499 Android Yoga Book has offered, as that version comes in…

The first killer back-to-school MacBook sale is already here – BGR

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

A week ago, Apple’s back to school sale landed with a disappointing thud. The country’s number-one supplier of hipster laptops to college kids barely has any good discounts on MacBooks, and the only deal worth talking about is free Beats headphones. But if you want to save money on a MacBook this summer, don’t give up just yet. B&H has unveiled its back-to-school deal, and there’s some killer deals on…

US ends controversial laptop ban on Middle East carriers – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard U.S. bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of the controversial travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump’s administration. Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport was the last of 10 airports to be exempted from the ban, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)…

Bringing a laptop or tablet on a Mexico-to-US flight? Beware of new security measures – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mexican authorities say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has instituted heightened security measures for laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from the country. Mexico’s Transportation Department said in a statement that the measures took effect starting Wednesday for “electronics larger than a cellphone.” It recommends passengers carry as few of those devices as possible in carry-on bags and advises that such electronics must undergo separate security checks without cases…