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There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the ban's motives, its effectiveness at deterring a terrorist attack, the huge loopholes left open by the Trump administration, and how airlines are expected to comply with the ban and a Federal Aviation Administration prohibition against checking lithium-ion battery devices.The ban requires passengers to place all electronic items larger than a cell phone in their checked luggage so the devices cannot be accessed in flight. This includes laptops, tablets, e-readers, portable DVD players, gaming devices larger than a smartphone, and travel-size printers and scanners. However, necessary medical devices are exempt.The new policy covers only non-stop flights to the US coming from one of 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa — including a few of the busiest transit hubs in the world: Istanbul, Turkey and Dubai in the UAE.As a result, a total of nine airlines, including industry heavyweights such as Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, and Turkish Airlines, will have to deal with the consequences of the ban. But not all flights from these airlines into the US will be affected by the ban. For instance, Emirates offers flights to New York's JFK International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey from Dubai that stop in Milan, Italy and Athens, Greece. On Thursday, Emirates confirmed that passengers on these flights will be permitted to have their laptops and other electronic devices with them in the cabin.
In addition, no flights operated by US or European airlines will be affected directly by the ban because none offer non-stop service to the US from that region of the world. However, several US carriers including American, United, JetBlue, and Alaska could see their business take a hit. This is because airlines such as Qatar, Turkish, and Emirates feed passengers directly into their respective domestic networks.The ban calls for all large electronic devices to be packed with checked luggage at each passenger's point of origin. This means that those transiting through the affected airports will be without their devices from the onset of their trip. For instance, if you are traveling from Mumbai, India to Atlanta, GA via Doha, Qatar, your laptop will have to be checked in Mumbai even though it's not one of the airports on the banned list.However, those flying with Emirates through Dubai will have the benefit of a work-around that will allow passengers to have access to their laptops until it's time to board their flights. For passengers, Emirates' complimentary laptop handling service will allow them to have access to their devices during the first leg of their journey along with their layover in Dubai. Passengers who use the service will be required to declare their large electronic devices to security agents before boarding US-bound flights. The devices would then be packed in secure boxes and stored in the aircraft's cargo hold. The boxes would be returned to the travelers once they reached the US.
Other airlines such as Qatar Airways have indicated they will implement extra security measures to ensure the security of the devices. Although none have yet to clarify what those measure are.According to US officials, there's no set date for the end of the ban and its need will be periodically reviewed.According to senior administration officials, the decision to implement these security measures is a result of intelligence showing a risk for terrorist activity involving commercial aviation.Evaluated intelligence indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation and are aggressively pursuing innovative methods to undertake their attacks, to include smuggling explosive devices in various consumer items, an official said on Monday.Whatever this intelligence consists of, it was substantial enough for the national-security apparatus to act.But confusing matters was that the UK issued a similar ban Tuesday but excluded four airports — Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Doha, Qatar, and Casablanca, Morocco — featured in the US ban. In addition, several aviation industry analysts who have spoken with Business Insider question whether a ban of this type would even be effective in countering a terrorist attack. Doha, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi are major international transit hubs with extensive multilayered security procedures. US-bound flights are also screened in dedicated facilities using well-trained security professionals who often have experience in law enforcement or the military.
In fact, Abu Dhabi International Airport is equipped with a US Customs and Border Protection pre-clearance facility where passengers and bags headed for the US are screened by US customs officials.Also, areas of world known to be hotbeds for terrorist activity have been left off the list banned countries. For example, Pakistan International Airlines' flight from Lahore to JFK International by way of Manchester, England is not covered by the ban. Which means, it's possible for terrorists to simply bypass the banned airports and reach the US through any number of European transit hubs.Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks said in a new note to investors on Monday that Apple's MacBook lineup could be upgraded to use Intel's new Kaby Lake processors. The laptops could also see maximum RAM double, according to Apple Insider.Right now Apple's high-end laptop line, the MacBook Pro, comes in two sizes: 13-inch and 15-inch screens.Kuo says that in Q4, Apple will start making a new 15-inch MacBook Pro that will come with up to 32GB of RAM.Currently MacBooks only support up to 16GB of RAM, but Kuo says that will double in the next generation of MacBook Pros.
Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of worldwide marketing, has previously defended Apple's decision to cap memory at 16GB, saying to support 32GB of memory would require using DDR memory that is not low power and also require a different design of the logic board which might reduce space for batteries. Both factors would reduce battery life.As well as a new high-end laptop, Kuo also reportedly says in his note that Apple will produce new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros in Q3. He also expects Apple to begin producing a 12-inch MacBook in Q2. It will reportedly have the same design, but its memory will also double from a maximum of 8GB to a new limit of 16GB.Kuo also says that Apple has seen higher than expected demand for its new MacBook Pro laptops with Touch Bar, a touchscreen above the keyboards that can be used to control the laptops. Demand is, apparently, better than expected for the devices, and manufacturing capacity has been increased by 50%.Apple also released a version of the new MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar. That didn't sell so well, Kuo said, and he expects Apple to discount that model.Kuo is a reliable source of news for future Apple products. The analyst, who lives in Taiwan, has sources close to Apple's supply chain who have given accurate descriptions in the past of what products the company is working on.Washington (AFP) - US authorities are considering banning carry-on computers on European flights to the United States, widening the security measure introduced for flights from eight countries in March, an official said Tuesday.
The Department of Homeland Security is close to making a decision on a wider ban as the busy summer transatlantic travel season looms, department spokesman David Lapan said.Airlines flying to the United States from European airports that would be involved in implementing the policy have been given a warning that it is under consideration, he told journalists.But the secretary has not made a formal decision, he said, referring to DHS chief John Kelly.In March, Washington banned passengers on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in eight countries from carrying on board laptop computers, tablets and other electronic devices larger than cellphones.The affected airports are in Turkey, North Africa and the Middle East.Britain followed with a similar ban applying to incoming flights from six Middle East and North African countries.The move, which forces passengers to put their devices into checked baggage, came as counter-terror officials developed concerns that jihadist groups were devising bombs disguised as batteries in consumer electronics.A bomb that blew a hole in the fuselage of a Somalian airline in February 2016, killing one person, is believed to have been built into a laptop computer carried into the passenger cabin. Shortly before Christmas, Consumer Reports, one of the most-trusted product review groups for over 80 years, said that Apple's lastest MacBook Pro had seriously inconsistent battery life, which meant that it couldn't give the computer its coveted recommended rating.
But Apple said that it didn't understand the battery life test Consumer Reports used, and Apple's head of marketing Phil Schiller said it would work with Consumer Reports to understand their battery tests.On Thursday, Consumer Reports said that after Apple fixed a bug, it could now give the MacBook Pro a recommended rating.In fact, after applying Apple's bug fix, Consumer Reports said it found the new MacBook Pro models get great battery life:The three MacBook Pros in our labs include two 13-inch models, one with Apple’s new Touch Bar and one without the Touch Bar; and a 15-inch model. (All 15-inch MacBook Pros come with the Touch Bar.) The new average battery-life results are, in order, 15.75 hours, 18.75 hours, and 17.25 hours.Consumer Reports continues to insist that its testing issues were caused by a specific Apple bug that it uncovered. But in a statement provided to Business Insider earlier this week, Apple said that Consumer Reports' testing did not reflect real-world usage. Apple said that Consumer Reports used a hidden Safari setting in its testing that consumers don't typically turn on. Regardless of the spat, Apple's newest laptop is now one of the laptops that Consumer Reports can recommend to its readers. The bug that Consumer Reports discovered was fixed in a recent beta version of MacOS, and will be rolled out to users in the coming weeks.
The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. One of the toughest parts about packing a laptop in a bag is keeping everything organized. It's easy for cables and accessories to fly around while you're traveling, making them a pain to retrieve when you need them.Cocoon Innovations wants to eliminate that problem with the GRID-IT Wrap. It's a cross between a traditional laptop bag and laptop sleeve, with a two-piece design that keeps your MacBook safe, and your accessories in one place. Meant for a 13 MacBook Air or 13 MacBook Pro, the GRID-IT Wrap flips open to reveal a pocket for your laptop, and an organizer on the front. The laptop pocket is tucked away between the organizer and bottom of the wrap to ensure it has as much cushioning as possible. Laptop sleeves are common, but it's the organizer that makes this one worth the recommendation; it's made up of straps arranged in a criss-cross shape. You slide your accessories, big or small, between the straps and they stay put. Smaller accessories might only require one strap, but bigger ones (external hard drives, USB batteries, etc.) might need to be tucked in between a couple. The small size of this bag mixed with its smart storage system makes it the ideal day bag for MacBook owners. You can keep everything you need for a day at work, class, or studying at a coffee shop in one neat package. It could also work if you slip it into a larger backpack when traveling.