Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Colt aims to make power, cooling management in data centers more flexible

Colt's new data-center architecture is designed to allow operators more flexibility in managing power and cooling, without having to do extensive remodelling, the company said Monday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 05 November, 2012 14:46

Tags: Green data center, Colt, environment

As it turns five, Android solidifies its smartphone OS dominance

Five years after its inception, Android is more dominant than ever in the smartphone OS market, despite facing a number of challenges along the way.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 02 November, 2012 19:56

Tags: smartphones, Samsung Electronics, hardware systems, Android, tablets, Motorola Mobility, Android tablets, Android OS, consumer electronics, Google, htc

Nokia puts Facebook, Twitter on $US42 phone

Nokia is hoping to connect more users around the world to the Internet with the 109, a GSM phone with integrated Twitter and Facebook clients.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 01 November, 2012 12:47

Tags: mobile applications, consumer electronics, Nokia, mobile

LG introduces 23-inch touch monitor for Windows 8

For users who want a regular monitor, but still want to control Windows 8 using touch gestures, LG Electronics has introduced the Touch 10 monitor.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 31 October, 2012 15:05

Tags: consumer electronics, LG Electronics, hardware systems, desktop pcs, TVs

Windows Phone 8 gets boost from inclusion in cross-platform development tools

Cross-platform development frameworks such as Apache Cordova, Sencha Touch and Xamarin.Mobile are all compatible with Windows Phone 8, making it easier to create apps for the new OS while at the same time developing apps for other platforms.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 31 October, 2012 12:50

Tags: Sencha, application development, Unity Technologies, smartphones, Mobile OSes, software, Xamarin, mobile, Windows Phone, Development tools, consumer electronics, Microsoft

Can Citrix Make Any Windows App or Desktop a Cloud Service?

Citrix is focused on helping enterprises deal with the challenge of running desktops and applications in a new mobile-centric world where tablets and smartphones proliferate.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 30 October, 2012 21:05

Tags: virtualization, Citrix Systems, cloud computing, internet

Amazon upgrades Storage Gateway, moves out of beta

Amazon Web Services has upgraded its Storage Gateway so it can cache data locally, and has also made it generally available.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 30 October, 2012 13:21

Tags: Amazon Web Services, network-attached storage, storage, cloud computing, internet, Infrastructure services

Inside Secure opens door for multiple wallets on one smartphone

Inside Secure's VaultSecure allows multiple digital wallets and other applications to coexist on one smartphone, and will help transform the mobile commerce market, the company said on Monday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 29 October, 2012 18:21

Tags: mobile applications, Carriers, telecommunication, mobile, Inside Secure

Amazon's counts on Kindle after first net loss in nine years

Amazon.com made a net loss in the third quarter, its first loss in nine years, even as revenue increased by 27 percent year on year.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 26 October, 2012 12:04

Tags: business issues, amazon.com, e-commerce, financial results, internet

Nexus 4 smartphone details outed by U.K. retailer

Google's next smartphone, the Nexus 4, will have a 4.7-inch screen and start shipping on Oct. 30, according to U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 25 October, 2012 12:02

Tags: Android OS, Google, consumer electronics, LG Electronics, smartphones, Android

Verizon will also ship Galaxy Note II in November

Verizon Wireless, like AT&T, will start shipping the Samsung Galaxy Note II in November, but its subscribers will have to wait a bit longer than users on competing networks.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 25 October, 2012 10:31

Tags: samsung, sprint, Android OS, consumer electronics, at&t, verizon, smartphones, Android

Samsung updates app to automate smartphone functions with NFC

Samsung Telecommunications America has upgraded the TecTile application, which programs NFC stickers to automate functions on its smartphones.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 24 October, 2012 14:53

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

HP's Envy X2 tablet-laptop hybrid will cost from $850

Hewlett-Packard's Envy X2 tablet-laptop hybrid will cost from US$849.99 when it starts shipping in the U.S on Nov. 14, the company revealed on Wednesday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 24 October, 2012 11:23

Tags: Windows desktops, Windows laptops, hardware systems, desktop pcs, tablets, laptops, Hewlett-Packard

RIM still has fans among developers and administrators

Research In Motion continues to struggle as it works to finish the BlackBerry 10 operating system, but the audience at the London edition of the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour developer event still thinks the company can play an important role in the enterprise.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 23 October, 2012 17:38

Tags: BlackBerry OS, Blackberry, mobile applications, research in motion, consumer electronics, smartphones, Mobile OSes, mobile

Nokia offers its cheapest Windows phone with Lumia 510, but version 8 of the OS is missing

The Lumia 510 is Nokia's new entry-level Windows Phone, priced at about US$199 excluding taxes and subsidies and due to be released in November, the company said on Tuesday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 23 October, 2012 13:59

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

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