Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Lenovo winner as Western European PC market continues to struggle

Lenovo was the only PC vendor among the top five that increased its unit sales during the fourth quarter, as the Western European PC market shrank by almost 12 percent year-on-year, according to market research company Gartner.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 14 February, 2013 12:09

Tags: Dell, hardware systems, desktop pcs, Lenovo, laptops, Asustek Computer, acer, Hewlett-Packard

Ericsson plans mobile network upgrades to better handle HD video

Ericsson is aiming to make mobile networks better at handling HD video by improving the performance of regular base stations and adding small cells in a coordinated way.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 13 February, 2013 17:12

Tags: telephony, Ericsson, 4g, telecommunication, 3g, Carriers, voip, broadband, MWC

ForeScout integrates its NAC with MobileIron

In a bid to give IT departments better control over devices that employees bring to work, ForeScout Technologies has added MobileIron to the list of mobile management vendors its network access control platform can be integrated with.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 12 February, 2013 18:34

Tags: consumer electronics, ForeScout Technologies, security, smartphones, Access control and authentication, software, system management, BYOD, Mobile Iron

BlackBerry gets ready to ship limited edition Z10 to developers

BlackBerry is getting closer to shipping a red, limited edition version of the Z10 to selected developers who have created applications for its new BlackBerry 10 OS.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 12 February, 2013 18:11

Tags: BlackBerry OS, Blackberry, consumer electronics, smartphones, Mobile OSes, mobile

Nokia and LG debut dual-SIM phones

Nokia and LG Electronics have both launched new phones that can handle two SIM cards, as they aim to attract more buyers in developing countries.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 12 February, 2013 12:05

Tags: MWC, Android OS, consumer electronics, LG Electronics, smartphones, Nokia, Android

Ericsson and Gemalto work to simplify M2M with embedded SIMs

In an effort to make it easier to connect vehicles, Ericsson and Gemalto have joined forces on embedded SIMs.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 11 February, 2013 17:55

Tags: Ericsson, MWC, telecommunication, Automotive, Networking, Gemalto, industry verticals

Intel invests in SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks

Intel Capital has invested in software-defined networking company Big Switch Networks, as it hopes to help the company change the way data centers are networked.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 08 February, 2013 12:29

Tags: business issues, virtualization, Big Switch Networks, Networking, intel, investments

New camera war brewing in the smartphone market

HTC and Nokia are preparing to go head-to-head with new cameras on upcoming smartphones, as they hope to steal market share from Apple and Samsung Electronics.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 06 February, 2013 18:23

Tags: smartphones, Nokia, Mobile OSes, Android, mobile, sony, Windows Phone, digital cameras, Blackberry, Android OS, consumer electronics, htc

ForeScout integrates its NAC with AirWatch's mobile management

ForeScout Technologies and AirWatch have integrated their respective products for network access control and mobile management in a bid to give IT departments better control over devices that employees bring to work.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 05 February, 2013 18:32

Tags: AirWatch, ForeScout Technologies, security, Access control and authentication, software, system management

BlackBerry sets stage for more games on BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry and Unity are working together on an add-on for BlackBerry 10 smartphones that should make it easier for developers to create games for the new OS.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 05 February, 2013 13:39

Tags: BlackBerry OS, application development, Mobile games, smartphones, games, Mobile OSes, software, mobile, Development tools, Blackberry, mobile applications, consumer electronics

Amazon lets users track their cloud-based databases with texts, email

Users of Amazon Web Services' Relational Database Service (RDS) can now keep track of their databases with new notifications via email and SMS.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 05 February, 2013 13:37

Tags: Amazon Web Services, databases, applications, software, Software as a service, cloud computing, internet, system management

NTT DoCoMo to put next-gen video compression on smartphones

Japanese telecom operator NTT DoCoMo has licensed a next-generation video compression technology called HEVC for use in future smartphones, where it could improve image quality and lessen network load.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 04 February, 2013 13:28

Tags: NTT DoCoMo, mobile applications, consumer electronics, smartphones, Mobile OSes, mobile

Apple biggest phone maker in the US for the first time in Q4

Apple managed to outsell Samsung Electronics by almost one million units to become the number one mobile phone vendor in the U.S. for the first time ever during the fourth quarter, according to Strategy Analytics.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 01 February, 2013 10:41

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, LG Electronics, smartphones, Samsung Electronics, iPhone, Android

ZTE, China Mobile test bandwidth boosting LTE-Advanced technology

ZTE and China Mobile have successfully tested carrier aggregation, and achieved peak download speed of 223Mbps in the Chinese operator's LTE TDD network.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 31 January, 2013 16:20

Tags: 4g, telecommunication, Carriers, china mobile, ZTE

Nokia location technology will guide Toyota drivers

Toyota Motor Europe will use Nokia's mapping technology in its next-generation navigation and infotainment systems.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 31 January, 2013 11:48

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Maps, Nokia

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