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Emirates President Insists Laptop Ban Will Not Crater Its US Strategy – Skift

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Emirates remains committed to the U.S. market despite plans to slash 20 percent of its flights in the wake of tougher security and visa measures put in place under the Trump administration, the airline’s president said Thursday. In his first interview since announcing the cutbacks, Tim Clark told The Associated Press that the Mideast’s biggest carrier has no intention of pulling out of the 12 cities it currently flies to….

Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates every March and September – The Verge

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Microsoft revealed last year that it was planning two major Windows 10 updates for 2017. After shipping its Creators Update recently, the next major release will arrive in September. Microsoft is now committing to what it calls a “predictable twice-per-year” feature release schedule for Windows 10. Future updates will arrive in March or September each year, and Microsoft says each feature release will be serviced and supported for 18 months….

Mozilla, Microsoft rebuilding their browsers’ foundations without anyone noticing – Ars Technica

Thursday, April 20, 2017

reader comments 5 One of the common questions I see about the rapid release schedules for the browsers (every six weeks or so for Chrome and Firefox) and even Windows-as-a-Service (Edge has a major update every six months) is, “how can the developers make large-scale, high impact changes if they break everything up into small chunks?” Firefox 53, released yesterday, and Edge 15, released as part of the Windows 10…

Microsoft launches new IoT services for the enterprise – TechCrunch

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Microsoft is launching IoT Central today, a new Internet of Things (IoT) service that gives enterprises a fully managed solution for setting up their IoT deployments without needing the in-house expertise necessary for deploying a cloud-based IoT solution from scratch. It’s basically IoT-as-a-Service. In addition, the company is bringing its Azure Stream Analytics to edge devices, making it easier to provision new IoT devices, and it’s launching a completely new analytics service for…

Buying Your First iMac: Best Places To Shop & How To Get A Good Deal – Know Your Mobile

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Apple’s iMac line has been around for almost two decades now; the first launched inside the late 90s. But the consumer-grade Mac has changed a lot in that time. Gone is the CRT display and, later, the flower pedal design. Now the latest iMacs feature a flat all-in-one design: everything is built into it behind the screen. Though iMacs feature some of the largest displays of any device in Apple’s…

GOP makes new bid on Obamacare repeal – Politico

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The deal is being brokered by centrist Tuesday Group co-chair Tom MacArthur and hard-right Freedom Caucus head Mark Meadows (pictured above). | AP By Adam Cancryn 04/20/17 09:40 AM EDT Updated 04/20/17 10:26 AM EDT 2017-04-20T10:26-0400 House Republicans are outlining a new deal that could revive their bid to repeal Obamacare — and set up an all-out sprint to make concrete progress on health care amid the specter of a…

Windows 10’s newest feature will boost your laptop’s battery life – BGR

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Microsoft just released a major Windows 10 update, but the company is still hard at work on even more upgrades. One of the new features that’s currently in the works concerns improving battery life, and Windows Insiders who have installed the latest Windows 10 preview build (16176) can already toy with it. Microsoft plans to improve your laptop’s battery life by throttling background apps. Windows 10 will determine which apps you’re currently…

Finding the Upside to the Airline Laptop Ban – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

I DON’T WANT to write this. Not here. Not now. Here is in seat 2K, a business-class spot, wide and supportive, the sort I rarely get to enjoy. It’s by the window, looking down on Lake Erie’s greenish-blue calm 28,000 feet below, as this Air Canada Boeing 767 plies its leisurely path from Toronto (where I live) to Orlando (where I’m speaking at a conference). Now is during this flight,…

Ex-Law Student Who Stole Laptop Gets Jail Time for Forging Court Document – Law.com (subscription)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Credit: Mejini Neskah/Shutterstock.com   A former student at Suffolk University Law School will spend at least a year in jail for tampering with a verdict slip that showed his conviction for stealing a laptop from the campus in 2014. David Scher, 34, was sentenced Tuesday by a Suffolk County Superior Court judge to two-and-a-half years in jail, with all but a year of that time spent on probation. Scher…

HP’s new x360 laptops miss the point of 4K on the Spectre but get … – TechCrunch

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Spectre 13 x360 that I strangely loved from late last year is back with a 4K screen and pen support for the Windows Creators update that went global this month. There’s also a new EliteBook x360 for enterprise users, with beefed-up security via a fingerprint scanner, Windows Hello and always-on security monitoring for the BIOS. One x360 laptop is better for work, the other for multimedia. Both are some of the best…

US aircraft carrier revelation leaves South Koreans feeling cheated – The Boston Globe

Thursday, April 20, 2017

SEOUL — When news broke less than two weeks ago that the Trump administration was sending the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson to the Korean Peninsula, many South Koreans feared a possible war with North Korea. Others cheered for Washington, calling the deployment a powerful symbol of its commitment to deterring the North. On Wednesday, after it was revealed that the carrier strike group was actually thousands of miles away and…

O’Reilly’s departure creates new challenges for Fox – Washington Post

Thursday, April 20, 2017

NEW YORK — With its biggest star departing in another blowup over sexual harassment, Fox News faces some big challenges. It now has to show that it can hang on to its loyal army of conservative viewers, improve its working culture, and still continue to make big bucks for its corporate parent. The company said Wednesday that it had parted ways with longtime host Bill O’Reilly after a “thorough and…

Runoff in Georgia House race could test Trump, opposition – Washington Post

Thursday, April 20, 2017

DUNWOODY, Ga. — A narrow miss by a Democratic newcomer in a conservative Georgia House district has triggered a high-stakes runoff that could test President Donald Trump’s influence and the limits of the backlash against him. Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old former congressional aide fueled by a colossal fundraising haul from out-of-state donors, came within two percentage points of an outright victory Tuesday over 17 other candidates in Georgia’s traditionally…

Trump’s first 100 days: Trump aides turn up the heat on Iran – Washington Post

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Here’s where things stand heading into Day 90 of the Trump administration: The Trump administration is not shy about taking on global adversaries with tough rhetoric. This week, it turned some of its attention toward Iran. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson slammed Iran on Wednesday as a state sponsor of terrorism responsible for “alarming, ongoing provocations” across the Middle East. (Think: threats against Israel, support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and…

Berkeley cancels conservative firebrand Ann Coulter’s speech over fears of more violent protests – Washington Post

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Political commentator and author Ann Coulter speaks onstage at “The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe” at Sony Studios on Aug. 27, 2016, in Los Angeles. The University of California at Berkeley has canceled a speech Coulter was to give later this month amid fears of violence. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) After riots and violent protests in and around their campus during the past three months, officials at the University of California…

Windows 10’s newest feature will boost your laptop’s battery life – BGR

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Microsoft just released a major Windows 10 update, but the company is still hard at work on even more upgrades. One of the new features that’s currently in the works concerns improving battery life, and Windows Insiders who have installed the latest Windows 10 preview build (16176) can already toy with it. Microsoft plans to improve your laptop’s battery life by throttling background apps. Windows 10 will determine which apps you’re currently…

HP’s new x360 laptops miss the point of 4K on the Spectre but get … – TechCrunch

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Spectre 13 x360 that I strangely loved from late last year is back with a 4K screen and pen support for the Windows Creators update that went global this month. There’s also a new EliteBook x360 for enterprise users, with beefed-up security via a fingerprint scanner, Windows Hello and always-on security monitoring for the BIOS. One x360 laptop is better for work, the other for multimedia. Both are some of the best…

Laptop lineup: $1000 to $1800 for 4 of this year’s best – Pueblo Chieftain

Thursday, April 20, 2017

When it comes to personal computing, the laptop has become most people’s first option. They’re easily transported, most come with a touchscreen, and they come in a variety of sizes and configurations, with all sorts of different features that set them apart — larger desktop replacements, easily portable models for users on the go, high-powered gaming laptops and 2-in-1 convertibles that can be used as a tablet. Here are four…