Stories by George Chidi

  • McAfee Antivirus update gives NT 4.0 the flu

    An upgrade to Network Associates' McAfee VirusScan product was found recently to damage the master boot record on computers using Windows NT 4.0, forcing customers to reinstall their operating systems.

  • Compaq Lowers Q4 Earnings Estimate

    Compaq Computer announced Tuesday that its revenue in the fourth quarter will be 8 to 10 per cent below market expectations and earnings will be eight cents per share below analysts' consensus predictions. The company issued the profit warning after the close of the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Sun to release Java 2 for PalmOS

    Sun Microsystems announced on Tuesday that it will ship a developer release of Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) and the Mobile Information Device (MID) profile for the operating system of personal digital assistant (PDA) maker Palm.

  • HP and Nokia partner for security

    Computer maker Hewlett-Packard (HP) and mobile phone company Nokia have integrated HP's Praesidium Virtualvault security software with the Nokia Activ server, in an effort to provide a secure platform for businesses to conduct wireless transactions, the companies announced Tuesday.

  • Microsoft downplays impact of hack

    The figurative klaxon alarms wailing in Redmond have died down to a low chime as investigators narrow their focus on what a hacker might have compromised inside Microsoft's internal network.

  • Slow US sales for Microsoft ME

    Ioanid Rosu held up two versions of Windows Millennium edition to a CompUSA sales assistant here recently, and expressed confusion. "What's the difference between these?" he asked in Romanian-accented English.

  • TRUSTe not so trusty after all

    Non-profit Internet privacy organisation TRUSTe allowed an outside company to track visitors to its Web site without visitors' permission or knowledge, according to Interhack Corp, an Internet security firm.

  • Toshiba races towards wireless business

    Add another runner to the worldwide sprint for the wireless business, as Toshiba announced an initiative last week to push into wireless networking and disclosed plans for new wireless PC products.