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Hub+ Kickstarter project providing neat hub solution for 12-inch MacBook … – 9 to 5 Mac (blog)

Monday, June 08, 2015

A neat hub designed to provide 12-inch MacBook owners with a useful way to connect existing devices has just hit $670k on Kickstarter – somewhat in excess of its modest $35,000 goal. The Hub+ plugs into the single USB-C port of the MacBook and turns that into two USB-C ports, 3 conventional USB-A sockets, a mini DisplayPort and an SDXC card slot. The sleek device offers a choice of silver, space gray…

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (mid-2015): Force Touch … – ZDNet

Monday, June 08, 2015

Amidst all the hype surrounding the launch of the Apple Watch, the company has also been quietly revamping its laptop range in recent months. A completely redesigned MacBook raised the bar on portability, while the 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro received a Broadwell CPU update that enhanced battery life and introduced Apple’s pressure-sensitive Force Touch trackpad technology. However, a similar update to the larger 15-inch version of the MacBook…

Review: SanDisk Dual USB Drive connects with the 12-inch MacBook’s USB-C … – 9 to 5 Mac (blog)

Monday, June 08, 2015

Cloud syncing services like Dropbox and iCloud Drive connect most of our devices nowadays, and AirDrop offers fast data transfer between Macs for smaller files… when it works. Physically moving files from one machine to another using a drive in the middle, or sneakernet, remains the most reliable way to quickly move files between Macs for many. Without a proper adapter, Apple’s 12-inch MacBook doesn’t fit into this workflow though. That’s where SanDisk’s Dual USB Drive…

Laptop with MoD employees’ details stolen from car at M5 service station – Daily Mail

Monday, June 08, 2015

Laptop contained personal details of employees at MoD Donnington facility Was taken from locked boot of car belonging to government contractor MoD have been advised on how they can stop data from being misused   By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline Published: 06:26 EST, 6 June 2015 | Updated: 08:32 EST, 6 June 2015 206 View comments A company laptop containing the personal details of Ministry of Defence employees was stolen from…

US Will Step Up Training of Iraqi Forces Fighting ISIS, Obama Says – New York Times

Monday, June 08, 2015

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Supreme Court Backs White House on Jerusalem Passport Dispute – New York Times

Monday, June 08, 2015

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Tony Awards: ‘Fun Home’ Wins Best Musical and ‘Curious Incident of the Dog in … – New York Times

Monday, June 08, 2015

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Kremlin says nothing new in tough G7 line on Russia – Reuters

Monday, June 08, 2015

MOSCOW Russia said on Monday it saw nothing new in the tough line taken by leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) on Moscow over sanctions and suggested there were differences among its member states. British Prime Minister David Cameron and European Council President Donald Tusk said they hoped the G7, meeting in Germany, would present a united front on sanctions towards Russia over the Ukraine crisis. “Yes, we paid…

Reviews you might have missed: Amazon Echo, 3 ultra-thin laptops, great … – ZDNet

Monday, June 08, 2015

HP EliteBook Folio 1020 This laptop for the enterprise is fully ruggedized in spite of the thin case. It features a full array of ports and a high-resolution display for getting the most out of Windows 8.1. From the review: “The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 is a well-constructed laptop that is suited for the enterprise. It is one of the thinnest enterprise grade laptops, and doesn’t sacrifice mil-spec ruggedization in…

Dell’s affordable Ubuntu-powered Inspiron laptops take aim at Chromebooks – PCWorld

Monday, June 08, 2015

Dell has been expanding their line of Linux laptops in recent months, offering Ubuntu editions of a MacBook Pro competitor and the XPS 13 thin – and – light ultrabook. But those two particular notebooks are pricey. If you’re looking for something cheaper, you’re in luck—Dell recently rolled out several inexpensive Ubuntu laptops that compete with Chromebooks and cheap Windows laptops. Inspiron 14 3000 Series The Inspiron 14 3000 Series…

Laptop with MoD employees’ details stolen from car at M5 service station – Daily Mail

Monday, June 08, 2015

Laptop contained personal details of employees at MoD Donnington facility Was taken from locked boot of car belonging to government contractor MoD have been advised on how they can stop data from being misused   By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline Published: 06:26 EST, 6 June 2015 | Updated: 08:32 EST, 6 June 2015 206 View comments A company laptop containing the personal details of Ministry of Defence employees was stolen from…

Intel ‘eating its own children’ by ignoring low-end laptop space claims AMD – Computing

Monday, June 08, 2015

Intel is “eating its own children” by ignoring the lower-priced end of the laptop space, Kevin Lensing, senior director of Mobility Solutions at rival computer and server components manufacturer AMD has claimed. Lensing made the accusation in an interview with Ars Technica, arguing that in an effort to prioritise a growing tablet market, Intel is causing itself damage by ignoring the demand for low-price laptops – an area on…

Microsoft Lumia 640 review: It’s the practical Windows Phone most people can … – PCWorld

Monday, June 08, 2015

Microsoft’s Lumia 640 is the tract home most Americans pretend to shun, but end up buying anyway: friendly, unpretentious, with an exterior that cheerfully advertises something different in just a few stock colors.  Inside, it’s the same home as the rest of the block, with a few upgrades. Think of the new Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 that powers it as the granite countertops and track lighting of Microsoft’s suburbia. And it’s…

WWDC Deals: Amazon knocks $125 off Apple’s new high-end 15" MacBook Pro … – Apple Insider

Monday, June 08, 2015

By Katie Marsal Sunday, June 07, 2015, 08:06 am PT (11:06 am ET) Ahead of Apple’s annual developers conference on Monday, two of the company’s authorized resellers are offering the lowest prices we’ve seen on the new M370X-equipped 15-inch MacBook Pro ($2,374.99) and last year’s 13″ MacBook Air with 256GB of storage ($899). Apple’s 15″ (2.5GHz, 16GB, 512GB, M370X) for $2375 While it’s unclear how long the deal will last,…

Review: SanDisk Dual USB Drive connects with the 12-inch MacBook’s USB-C … – 9 to 5 Mac (blog)

Monday, June 08, 2015

Cloud syncing services like Dropbox and iCloud Drive connect most of our devices nowadays, and AirDrop offers fast data transfer between Macs for smaller files… when it works. Physically moving files from one machine to another using a drive in the middle, or sneakernet, remains the most reliable way to quickly move files between Macs for many. Without a proper adapter, Apple’s 12-inch MacBook doesn’t fit into this workflow though. That’s where SanDisk’s Dual USB Drive…

New York prison escape: Just one of 2000 per year – Washington Post

Monday, June 08, 2015

When convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt escaped from a New York prison over the weekend, the state’s governor said everyone should be worried. “This is a crisis situation for the state,” New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) said, as the Associated Press reported. “These are dangerous men capable of committing grave crimes again.” But while the means of escape — power tools, steam pipes and manhole covers…