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iMac Kaby Lake (2017) review: The iMac’s excellence continues on – Macworld (blog)

Monday, June 26, 2017

It’s been nearly two years since Apple updated the iMac, which may not seem like such a big deal, especially for a desktop computer. So, understandably, if you bought an iMac in the past three or four years, maybe you aren’t looking for a new computer right now. But if your Mac is older than that, you’re probably looking to upgrade, and it’s hard to convince yourself to invest in…

2017 MacBook Pro Deals: 13" for $1229 ($70 off); 13" Touch Bar for $1704 ($95 off); 15" for $2379 ($120 off) w/ no … – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Monday, June 26, 2017

Adorama this week is offering AI readers an additional $50 to $100 off popular Mid 2017 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro configurations in Space Gray with our exclusive promo code. On top of the instant and coupon savings, the Apple authorized reseller will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ —and shipping is free. This week, shoppers can save $70 to $120 off MSRP on Apple’s…

Revealed: Microsoft’s high-tech plan to stop laptop thieves – TechRadar

Monday, June 26, 2017

Microsoft is looking into new ways to guard laptops against theft, with plans to allow the remote wiping or disabling of a stolen notebook, at least according to a new patent that has been uncovered. We are, of course, used to this sort of technology with our smartphones these days, but a patent spotted by MS Power User shows that Microsoft is mulling over extending this type of anti-theft coverage…

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro: the most versatile laptop ever – TechRadar

Monday, June 26, 2017

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro has gone on sale this month, so you may be pondering one simple question: is it worth buying? And there are a good number of strong arguments for an equally simple answer in the affirmative, whether you’re buying a Surface Pro for the first time, or upgrading from one of its predecessors. The main thrust Microsoft has taken with the new Surface Pro is to attempt…

A Linux laptop with security at its core: Purism’s Librem PCs now widely available – ZDNet

Monday, June 26, 2017

The free software Purism Librem laptop. Image: Purism US laptop maker Purism has announced the general availability of its privacy-focused Librem 13 and Librem 15 laptops. The company ran two crowd-funding campaigns to launch its high-end Librem 15 in 2015, and, later that year, the slightly cheaper and smaller Librem 13. Open source, open borders Digital business, open source foundations — and how confusing tax gets. Read More The laptops…

Supreme Court allows limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect and will consider case in fall – Washington Post

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to allow a limited version of President Trump’s ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect and will consider in the fall the president’s broad powers in immigration matters in a case that raises fundamental issues of national security and religious discrimination. The court made an important exception: It said the ban “may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a…

Supreme Court to take case on baker who refused to sell wedding cake to gay couple – Washington Post

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday said it will consider next term whether a Denver baker unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to sell them a wedding cake. Lower courts had ruled that Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, had violated Colorado’s public accommodations law, which prohibits refusing service to customers based on factors such as race, sex, marital status or sexual orientation. There are similar lawsuits from…

Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground – NPR

Monday, June 26, 2017

Children play on the playground at the Trinity Lutheran Child Learning Center in Columbia, Mo. Courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom Children play on the playground at the Trinity Lutheran Child Learning Center in Columbia, Mo. Courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that taxpayer-funded grants for playgrounds available to nonprofits under a state program could not be…

Ivanka Trumps ‘tries to stay out of politics.’ Um, what? – CNN

Monday, June 26, 2017

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The Latest: Supreme Court orders re-argument in 2 cases – Washington Post

Monday, June 26, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the final day of the Supreme Court term (all times local): __ 11:30 a.m. The Supreme Court is ordering new arguments in two cases involving immigrants or foreigners that will give new Justice Neil Gorsuch the tie-breaking vote. The cases were both argued before Gorsuch came to the court in April and apparently left the other eight justices evenly divided. Chief Justice John Roberts announced…

Personal chemistry key as Trump meets India PM for 1st time – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Monday, June 26, 2017

President Donald Trump meets for the first time Monday with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and personal chemistry as much as policy could determine the direction of future relations. The leaders of the world’s two largest democracies will convene at the White House. They will look to expand ties on defense and fighting terrorism, but strains are likely on trade. Trump has so far focused on outreach to China, India’s…

Variety Wins for Best Website at Southern California Journalism Awards – Variety

Monday, June 26, 2017

Variety won for best website at the Los Angeles Press Club’s SoCal Journalism Awards Sunday night at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The publication earned four other honors  as well for a wide variety of achievements in categories encompassing news, commentary and design. Variety creative director Chris Mihal took home two awards for best illustration or graphic for a depiction of Donald Trump titled “Media Monster” and for best design for…

South Sudan censors newspapers, hampers press in civil war – ABC News

Monday, June 26, 2017

As South Sudan’s civil war creates the world’s largest refugee crisis and widespread allegations of sexual and ethnic violence, the government is clamping down on the news media, journalists charge. This is starkly evident in the country’s newspapers, which the government in May started censoring by blanking out articles it deems critical. In addition, 15 South Sudanese journalists have been arrested, beaten, jailed, threatened or denied access to information in…

Tino Duran, ‘fearless leader’ of ‘La Prensa’ newspaper dies – KSAT San Antonio

Monday, June 26, 2017

SAN ANTONIO – Tino Duran, the former owner of San Antonio’s “La Prensa” bilingual newspaper died in his sleep Sunday, his daughter said in a Facebook post. “I write this with a fragile heart,” Nina Duran said. “Our sweet, beautiful and loving daddy went to be with the Lord today. He passed peacefully in his sleep with my mama by his side.” In 1989 Duran and his wife Millie “resurrected”…

Microsoft’s plan to stop thieves stealing laptops revealed by patent – The Independent

Monday, June 26, 2017

Microsoft has filed a new patent designed to discourage potential laptop thieves. The document describes functionality that would bring the devices in line with smartphones, which users can remotely disable and wipe, in order to prevent thieves from re-selling them. Microsoft’s patent shows off a similar system for laptops, which remain a popular target for criminals. Users would be able to remotely disable a stolen laptop in much the same…

Best tablets of summer: Microsoft Surface Pro and iPad Pro vie for top tablet – Fox News

Monday, June 26, 2017

Microsoft and Apple both released new tablets in June, offering two solid – and very different – choices for consumers. Apple’s redesigned iPad Pro is reaching stores now and Microsoft launched sales of the 2017 Surface Pro earlier this month. Which is best for you? Read on. 10.5-inch iPad Pro Apple has increased the screen size of its longstanding mainstream 9.7-inch iPad – which has been around…

After 242 Years in Business, Birkenstock Premieres at Paris Fashion … – Vogue.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

The German health shoe brand Birkenstock is a bit like kale. It’s neither glamorous, nor exotic–no asparagus, no quinoa–yet it makes people feel good, almost virtuous. Because they know it is good for them. Last night in Paris this unbelievably venerable German footwear brand (it was founded in 1774) did something rather unexpected: It held what must have been a hugely expensive showcase and party in the temporary showspace of…

Michelle Obama is right – as always – the fashion standards in the White House are unfair – The Guardian

Monday, June 26, 2017

Michelle Obama has recently spoken about the “unfair” fashion standards in the White House. What did she mean? Tania, by email Oh, the Obamas. A family in the White House who were actually smart, classy, admirable, mature. One who inspired the best of humanity and made you feel like you were in safe hands – feels like something from another century now, doesn’t it? Sorry, I’m going to need a…

Can Politics and Fashion Find the Right Fit? – Inquirer.net

Monday, June 26, 2017

When singer Miley Cyrus got into an Instagram feud with designer Stefanno Gabbana over Melania Trump, a long-time problem in fashion found an uncomfortable spotlight. But first, you can read that sentence one more time, because it is indeed peak 2017. It could only be topped when Raury held his one-man protest against Donald Trump on the Dolce & Gabbana Men’s Fashion Week runway. Fashion designers play quite a pivotal…