Carrera seeks protection
UK PC manufacturer Carrera is to be sold.
The company has gone into administration while it finalises the details of its sale.
Although the finer points of the situation are still thin on the ground, a Carrera spokesman told us that, "things have moved on a long way and there's a buyer in the wings. ...more
Adobe optimises Photoshop for the P4
Owners of systems based on Intel's P4 chip can download a plug-in from Adobe to optimise Photoshop for the processor.
The plug-in will improve the speed at which the P4 deals with many Photoshop 6.0 tasks by as much as 70 per cent. ...more
Lufthansa begins trial of mile-high broadband access
LH418 is not another acronym for a new technology. It is the Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Washington DC that will now offer passengers in-flight broadband Internet access.
The new service will be available today to all passengers on Lufthansa flying between Frankfurt and Washington, with the free three-month trial running until 15 April. ...more
OS X flaw could lead to DoS attack
Secunia has reported a low-risk vulnerability in Mac OS X, which could be exploited to cause a denial of service (DoS).
The vulnerability exists due to an error in the "fpathconf()" syscall when it is called with an unsupported file type and can be exploited to cause a system panic. It has been confirmed in OS X 10. ...more
States continue Microsoft battle
Two US states have decided to appeal the US District Court of Columbia's recent ruling on nine states' attempt to have stiff penalties imposed on Microsoft for its anti-competitive behaviour.
Many commentators felt that Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's ruling was unduly favourable to Microsoft. Although the states may have been inclined to continue the fight, financial constraints are believed to have deterred them. ...more