Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Nokia settles Wi-Fi patent disputes with RIM

Nokia has signed a new patent license agreement with Research In Motion, which will end all existing patent litigation between the two companies.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 21 December, 2012 10:55

Tags: BlackBerry OS, intellectual property, smartphones, patent, Nokia, legal, RIM, Mobile OSes, mobile, Blackberry, consumer electronics

LTE smartphone shipments to triple in 2013, resulting in lower prices

Global LTE smartphone shipments will triple next year, allowing the technology to take off on a grander scale and driving down device prices.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 19 December, 2012 16:15

Tags: 4g, telecommunication, consumer electronics, Strategy Analytics, smartphones

LG's next gen TVs get remote with natural language recognition

Armed with a new remote control, owners of LG Electronics' Cinema 3D Smart TVs will be able to channel-surf simply by speaking.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 19 December, 2012 14:00

Tags: consumer electronics, LG Electronics, TVs

Operators join forces to simplify international Wi-Fi roaming

A group of operators including AT&T, Boingo Wireless, BT and China Mobile have joined forces to work on a common framework for Wi-Fi roaming to make it easier for users to access hotspots while travelling abroad.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 18 December, 2012 15:55

Tags: NTT DoCoMo, PCCW, telecommunication, BT, Boingo Wireless, Networking, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi, KT, Carriers, AT&T Wireless, china mobile

Samsung's Galaxy Grand twin-SIM phone has a 5-inch screen

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Grand smartphone has a 5-inch screen -- but the big display seems aimed at those with smaller budgets, according to an analyst.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 18 December, 2012 12:48

Tags: Android OS, consumer electronics, Samsung Electronics, Android, smartphones

Nokia starts rolling out Windows Phone 7.8

Windows Phone 7.8 is available on Nokia's new Lumia 510, but the company still won't say when existing phones will get the update.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 17 December, 2012 13:58

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, Nokia, Mobile OSes, mobile, Windows Phone

Danes invest US$4.4 million in eye-control system for tablets, smartphones

Danish company The Eye Tribe is leading a new project that will make it possible to control smartphones and tablets using eye movements.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 17 December, 2012 13:11

Tags: Technical University of Denmark, The Eye Tribe, consumer electronics, Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation, IT University of Copenhagen, smartphones, hardware systems, lego, tablets

Google lets more users host App Engine applications in Europe

Google is letting more App Engine users choose to run their applications in a European data center, in order to improve performance for local users or to meet compliance demands.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 14 December, 2012 12:18

Tags: Google, development platforms, cloud computing, internet, Infrastructure services

Amazon releases video and music apps for iPhone, iPod and Samsung TVs

Amazon has launched an Instant Video app for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch, as well as a Cloud Player app for Samsung TVs.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 13 December, 2012 16:04

Tags: telecommunication, amazon.com, applications, ios, smartphones, TVs, iPhone, Mobile OSes, mobile, entertainment, mobile applications, consumer electronics

Hitachi, EMC and Fujitsu winners as storage market weakens

Growth in the storage market slowed down during the third quarter, but vendors such as Hitachi, EMC and Fujitsu still had a good three months thanks in part to sales of high-end systems.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 13 December, 2012 13:26

Tags: Storage servers, IBM, storage, hitachi, netapp, Fujitsu, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, Storage Management, emc, Dell, Cisco Systems, Gartner, network-attached storage

Xamarin lets Windows developers create apps for Macs

The new Xamarin.Mac framework allows C# developers to build native OS X apps that can be sold in the Mac App Store and share code with apps build for Android, iOS and Windows.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 12 December, 2012 19:22

Tags: application development, mac laptops, hardware systems, desktop pcs, software, Xamarin, laptops, Mac desktops, Development tools

Apptio keeps track of cloud costs with free tool

Companies worried about their bills for cloud services have a new -- and free -- option: Apptio's Cloud Express, which can track usage and costs for cloud services from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Rackspace.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 12 December, 2012 16:01

Tags: Apptio, cloud computing, internet, Software as a service, Infrastructure services

HP works with telcos to sell LANs on a pay-per-use basis

Hewlett-Packard will allow enterprises to pay for managed LAN offerings based on usage, in much the same way they pay for cloud services, through a partnership with telecom service providers.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 12 December, 2012 15:07

Tags: networking hardware, Networking, LAN, switches, Hewlett-Packard

Bromium protects hosted desktops and Windows XP with its Microvisor

Bromium has upgraded its security platform vSentry, which uses virtualization to isolate malicious code, to protect virtual desktops and old Windows XP PCs.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 11 December, 2012 16:55

Tags: virtualization, online safety, security, desktop virtualization, Desktop security, Bromium

Microsoft puts SkyDrive app on Xbox360

A new SkyDrive app for Microsoft's Xbox 360 allows users to upload content to Microsoft's cloud storage service from PCs and mobile devices, and then view it on the game console.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 11 December, 2012 11:46

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Game platforms, Microsoft, Xbox360, games, cloud computing, internet

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