Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Nokia looks to improve solar charging performance with new product

Nokia is testing a new solar charging accessory in Nigeria and Kenya, as the company hopes to make it easier for people without regular access to electricity to use their phones, it said in a blog post on Friday.

Legal and technical BYOD pitfalls highlighted at RSA security conference

Allowing employees to bring their own devices to work is causing new challenges, including what happens when a device needs to be wiped or employees want to sell their smartphone or tablet.

DoCoMo and MasterCard to let Japanese make NFC mobile payments abroad

Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo's subscribers will be able to make mobile payments when travelling abroad next year, thanks to a collaboration with MasterCard.

Pivot3 integrates VDI appliance with VMware's View Storage Accelerator

Pivot3 has upgraded its vStac VDI appliance with better performance and integrated it with VMware's View Storage Accelerator, which helps lower the system cost since less solid state storage is needed, the company said on Tuesday.

RSA's Coviello calls for privacy laws to be overhauled to improve security

In order to keep hackers at bay there must be changes in security budgets and privacy regulations, RSA boss Art Coviello said on Tuesday.

Akamai adapts for life in a mobile world

Content delivery accelerator Akamai Techologies has launched a service for adapting websites to the device used to access them, which it says also simplifies the upgrade to IPv6.

Alcatel-Lucent simplifies installation of 100M bps VDSL

Alcatel-Lucent has upgraded its implementation of the VDSL2 vectoring noise cancellation technology in order to make it easier to implement, and as a result let operators offer higher broadband speeds over phone lines to more users.

Adoption of augmented reality accelerates

Google-owned Motorola Mobility's acquisition of Viewdle this week, a jump in the number of visitors to the insideAR conference and Nokia's recent launch of the City Lens application all illustrate growing interest in augmented reality.

Facebook official: HTML5 backers need to step up mobile efforts

Everyone involved with HTML5 on mobile devices needs to step up their efforts and solve issues with performance and monetization in order for the technology to reach its true potential, according to Facebook developer advocate Simon Cross.

T-Mobile USA agrees to buy MetroPCS

Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS Communications have signed an agreement to merge in a deal that will see MetroPCS shareholders receive US$1.5 billion in cash and 26 percent of the new company.

Amazon Web Services adds free version of database in the cloud

Amazon Web Services has expanded its free service tier to include its Relational Database Service (RDS), the company said on Tuesday.

Alfresco API opens up cloud service to mobile developers

Alfresco on Tuesday announced an API (application programming interface) that will allow developers to integrate their applications with the company's cloud-based content management service.

Good Technology acquires AppCentral to boost mobile app management

Good Technology has acquired AppCentral, and plans to use the company's products to boost its ability to manage and secure mobile enterprise applications, Good said on Tuesday.

HTC upgrades One X with faster processor, more storage

HTC has upgraded its flagship smartphone, the One X, with a faster processor, twice the integrated storage capacity and a bigger battery, the company said on Tuesday.

Sharp begins making full HD display for smartphones

Sharp has started to make a 5-inch display for smartphones with a 1080-by-1920 pixel resolution.

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