Mobile, Laptop & Other Gadgets

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…

Laptop and gadget ban on flights from the Middle East to Britain and America begins amid fears of ISIS plot to down … – Daily Mail

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

A controversial ban on carry-on laptops and tablets on flights from the Middle East to the United States and Britain has gone into into effect. Passengers were told to stash their electronics on direct flights to the UK from Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan and Saudi Arabia on Saturday. They described the ban as a ‘hassle’ and claimed boarding was a ‘massive, slow process’ as airport employees were checking all…

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…

Aadhaar verification mandatory soon for all existing mobile phone users – Hindustan Times

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

All existing subscribers of mobile services will have to go for Aadhaar-based re-verification soon, with the government instructing telecom operators to initiate the process. Cellular operators’ body COAI said its members may meet this week to discuss the modalities of rolling out the verification process for the existing one billion-plus mobile phone users. “… all licencees shall re-verify all existing mobile subscribers (pre-paid and postpaid) through Aadhaar-based eKYC process…,” a…

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)…