Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

BT to test 500Mbps broadband over copper in two towns

British Telecom thinks that a new technology called G.fast can increase broadband speeds over copper to hundreds of megabits per second, and will soon conduct trials to see if it's right.

Office for Android now widely available, with new Outlook apps in tow

Microsoft has made its Word, Excel and Powerpoint apps for Google's Android OS generally available, and also released new Outlook apps for Android and Apple's iOS.

Good wants to manage your smartphones for $3 a month, per user

Good Technology is hoping its cloud-based Management Suite for mobile devices will make life easier for IT departments that don't want to rely on products from multiple vendors to manage the seemingly countless phones and tablets that employees are using for work these days.

Cisco integration gives Samsung Knox users more options for secure connectivity

Samsung Electronics smartphones and tablets protected using the company's Knox security technology have been integrated with VPNs from Cisco Systems, giving enterprises more options for communicating securely.

Mobile World Congress rumor mill churns with reports of better screens, cameras

For Android fans, the next couple of months will be exciting times thanks to the expected arrival of new flagship smartphones from HTC, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Sony. While nothing revolutionary is expected, the steady pace of product evolution will nevertheless result in some great devices.

Developers begin work on LibreOffice for Android

Two companies have started working on a full-featured version of the free office suite LibreOffice for Android. They hope to have a beta version available in March.

Modular smartphones could be reused as computer clusters

The promise of modular smartphones like Google's Project Ara is that buyers will be able to upgrade components at will -- and now Finnish company Circular Devices has come up with a use for discarded computing modules.

Google superchages cloud storage for databases with Local SSD

If you want the fastest possible storage performance for a database as inexpensively as possible, Google's cloud-based Local SSD for its Compute Engine platform could be the answer.

Dropbox for Windows Phone hints at Microsoft's cross-platform future

Dropbox has finally released an app for Microsoft's smartphones, hinting at a future when Windows smartphones, tablets and PCs will become more integrated.

Apple wants to know more about your listening habits

Apple, it seems, has acquired UK company Semetric and its Musicmetric analytics platform, which could allow Apple to keep better track of what people listen to.

Inmarsat hopes app developers will help expand use of satellite broadband

Inmarsat wants more applications that take advantage of its new high-speed satellites, and has pledged to make it easier for any developer to create them.

People are increasingly worried about privacy, say legal protections fall short

Internet users in countries such as France, Germany and the U.S. are increasingly worried about the impact technology has on privacy, and feel legal protections are insufficient.

Citrix develops mouse to make iPads, iPhones more Windows friendly

Citrix Systems is working on a mouse to simplify the use of remote Windows apps on Apple's tablets and smartphones.

UK police make arrest related to denial of service attack on Playstation and Xbox networks

U.K. police have arrested a man they believe was involved in the denial-of-service attacks directed at PlayStation Network and Xbox Live at end of last year.

Spec showdown: Microsoft's Lumia 532 makes more sense than Samsung's Tizen-based Z1

Competition among low-price smartphones has gotten more intense, as Microsoft and Samsung Electronics hope to devices based on Android a run for their money with, respectively, the Lumia 532 and the Z1.