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Dirty display? Here’s how to clean a laptop screen without risk of damage – Digital Trends

Saturday, October 21, 2017

As much as modern displays on laptops big and small can be gorgeously detailed and richly colored, they do sometimes get a little dirty. Whether you’ve simply left it open too long and it’s gotten dusty, or your keyboard has transferred some oil or other gunk directly to the center of your display, this guide will teach you how to clean a laptop screen without damaging it. One of the…

Macbook-shaped roof tops Foster + Partners’ glazed Apple Store in Chicago – Dezeen

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Foster + Partners has designed its “most ambitious” Apple Store for Chicago, with huge glass walls and a slender roof that looks like a scaled-up version of the company’s laptop computer. The Apple Michigan Avenue store is located on the city’s river edge beside the North Michigan Avenue – also known as the Magnificent Mile – and in front of the higher-level Pioneer Court, a public plaza. London firm Foster + Partners placed a…

Listen as a MacBook Pro user sets his ‘sticky key’ frustrations to music – Digital Trends

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Keyboards often go a bit wrong eventually, and so this song is for all of us. If the keyboard on your new MacBook Pro is hassling you, then Jonathan Mann of a-song-a-day fame has created a ditty just for you. The MacBook Pro’s keys have a habit of getting a bit sticky after extended exposure to dust and other debris, leaving some owners of the machine wondering if they’ll ever…

Video shows Kelly made inaccurate claims about lawmaker in feud over Trump’s condolence call – Washington Post

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The White House’s aggressive effort to discredit a Florida congresswoman who criticized President Trump over a military condolence call ran into a new set of problems Friday when a video emerged showing that the chief of staff had made false claims about her. It marked the fifth day of a controversy that has raged since Trump attempted to deflect criticism of his handling of the deaths of four service members…

Republicans could now unexpectedly try to ‘steamroll’ Trump’s massive tax plan through Congress – Business Insider

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, and Paul Ryan Getty Images/Pool The Senate passed its budget resolution Thursday night, setting up the path to tax reform. Indications from the GOP leaders is that Congress may speed up the process to pass tax reform sooner rather than later. Challenges still lay ahead, and a tax code overhaul is not guaranteed. Republicans hit high gear on their plan to reform the US tax code…

Appeals Court Sets Terms For Abortion For Teen Immigrant – NPR

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The federal appeals court for the District of Columbia has ruled that a teen who is detained because she is in the country illegally can transferred to the custody of a sponsor and then have an abortion if she chooses. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP The federal appeals court for the District of Columbia has ruled that a teen who is detained because she is in the…

Missing California hikers died in apparent murder-suicide – BBC News

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Image copyright National Park Service Image caption The pair went missing in the arid desert park during the hottest of the summer A California couple who went missing in July in the Joshua Tree National Park are believed to have died in a murder-suicide pact, police have said. Rachel Nguyen, 20 and Joseph Orbeso, 22, were first discovered on 15 October by a search and rescue party that included Mr…

3 charged in shooting after Richard Spencer speech – Philly.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Three men were charged with attempted homicide after they argued with a group of people protesting a white nationalist’s speech and fired a shot at them, police said Friday. About 90 minutes after Richard Spencer’s speech Thursday at the University of Florida – which generated so much controversy that the governor declared a state…

Greed and the attack on American newspapers – Seattle Times

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Back in 2011, a reclusive Wall Street tycoon began purchasing and then destroying hometown newspapers across America. His henchmen — executives with no experience in the news business — laid off hundreds of journalists and other news workers. They closed or radically downsized such venerable papers as the Oakland Tribune, the San Jose Mercury News, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and The Denver Post. At the Mercury News, the newspaper’s…

Can FOIA be fixed? – FCW.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Open Gov Can FOIA be fixed? By Chase Gunter Oct 20, 2017   A federal advisory committee that includes members of open government groups is looking to make the Freedom of Information Act work more smoothly for agencies and for those requesting information through the law. Convened by the Office of Government Information Services at the…

Newspaper publisher faces charges over delivery squabble – Albany Times Union

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Glens Falls The publisher of the Glens Falls Post-Star newspaper will face a judge Monday over complaints that delivery of a free weekly newspaper to people who might not want it is the same as throwing litter on the side of the road. Publisher Robert Forcey will face seven counts of littering in Queenbury Town Court in connection with complaints this summer from people who did not want the weekly…

Apple iMac (2017) review | TechRadar – TechRadar

Friday, October 20, 2017

Say what you will about the iMac, but none can deny its impact on the technology world. It’s a veritable icon, worthy of being the object of desire in films and TV on legacy and design alone – and the 2017 version of the iMac is no different. With upgraded internals and a 4K screen employing an impressive color gamut, not to mention high-quality, comfortable input devices, the 2017 iMac…

FAA Proposes Worldwide Laptop Ban For Checked Bags on International Flights – Gizmodo

Friday, October 20, 2017

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The US Federal Aviation Administration wants the world’s airlines to stop letting passengers put large electronic devices like laptops in checked bags on international flights. The proposal, which will no doubt upset some frequent travelers, will be considered by the United Nations in the coming weeks. The FAA is concerned about the lithium-ion batteries that are common in electronic devices like laptops. Tests conducted by…

Macbook-shaped roof tops Foster + Partners’ glazed Apple Store in Chicago – Dezeen

Friday, October 20, 2017

Foster + Partners has designed its “most ambitious” Apple Store for Chicago, with huge glass walls and a slender roof that looks like a scaled-up version of the company’s laptop computer. The Apple Michigan Avenue store is located on the city’s river edge beside the North Michigan Avenue – also known as the Magnificent Mile – and in front of the higher-level Pioneer Court, a public plaza. London firm Foster + Partners placed a…

State Farm Fire and Casualty is Suing Apple for a Defective MacBook that Caused a Home Fire – Patently Apple

Friday, October 20, 2017

  The State Farm Fire and Casualty Company is suing Apple for $155,187.08 plus additional costs laid out in the complaint. The insurance company is acting as Subrogee of Andrew J. Heron and Deborah Heron. According to the complaint, a MacBook’s built-in battery expanded, failed and overheated causing the MacBook to overheat, melt and caused a fire at the Residence in Virginia as detailed in the complaint. …

Laptops could be banned from checked bags on planes due to fire risk – CNNMoney

Friday, October 20, 2017

Laptops could be banned from checked baggage on planes due to a fire risk under a proposal being recommended by an international air safety panel. According to a report, an overheating laptop battery could cause a significant fire in a cargo hold that fire fighting equipment aboard the plane would not be able to extinguish. That could “lead to the loss of the aircraft,” according to the proposal. The ban…

Why and how you should switch to Linux – Popular Science

Friday, October 20, 2017

What are the benefits? For a start, Linux is free and open source, which means you can add it to a computer or laptop you already own—or a machine you’ve built yourself—without paying anything. The system also comes with similarly-available software, including a web browser, media player, image editor and office suite, so you won’t need to fork out extra cash just to work on photos or documents. And of…

Microsoft’s Answer to Amazon Echo Will Be Available Soon – Fortune

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Harman Kardon Invoke, Microsoft’s answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home, will be available October 22, the companies said Friday. That’s not a moment too soon. Microsoft msft is playing catchup to Amazon’s two-year-old Echo, which as of last month has sold an estimated 15 million units, and Google Home, a distant second in sales. Invoke gets its voice recognition smarts from Microsoft Cortana. With Cortana also embedded in…