Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Security spending gets boost from mobile, social and cloud, says Gartner

The increased adoption of mobile, social and cloud computing is driving growth in security spending among organizations that are also becoming more aware of threats on all those fronts.

LG's high-end smartphone features trickle down to new L series

LG Electronics is bringing features from its more expensive smartphones into the hotly contested low-end segment of the market.

OnBeep developing walkie-talkie type wearable for mobile devices

OnBeep is readying a wearable device that will let smartphone users initiate a voice chat with a pre-defined group of people, walkie-talkie style, and to support its development the startup announced Wednesday it has closed a US$6.25 million funding round.

Samsung to lure buyers for its smart TVs with new games, Skype group calls

Samsung Electronics will demonstrate new games and Skype group calls for its smart TVs at next month's IFA trade show in Berlin.

The 5 most anticipated smartphone launches coming in September

September is shaping up to be a very exciting month for smartphone buyers around the world: We know that Motorola Mobility, Microsoft, Sony and Samsung Electronics will all launch new smartphones, and it looks like Apple will join the party too. So what new devices are we looking forward to the most? Here's our countdown:

Google acquires Jetpac to boost image recognition know-how

Google has acquired Jetpac, known for image recognition and processing.

LG to unveil curved ultrawide monitor at IFA

LG Electronics is planning to show three monitors at IFA in Berlin, including a curved ultrawide model and a new 4K display.

British spy agency scanned for vulnerable systems in 32 countries, German paper reveals

British intelligence agency GCHQ used port scanning as part of the "Hacienda" program to find vulnerable systems it and other agencies could compromise across at least 27 countries, German news site Heise Online has revealed.

Adtran lays groundwork for superfast broadband over copper

US telecom equipment vendor Adtran has developed a technology that will make it easier for operators to roll out broadband speeds close to 500Mbps over copper lines.

Microsoft opens new site for Lumia beta tests

Microsoft is closing the Nokia Beta Labs site, but users will still be able to test apps under development via the new Lumia Beta Apps site, designed to elicit more feedback and make it easier for users to participate.

Amazon hopes to simplify mobile app testing with new tool

A new tool called Live App Testing from Amazon lets mobile developers distribute apps to a predefined group of users before the apps are launched.

Samsung pins its hopes on Galaxy Alpha's metal frame

Samsung has launched its new Galaxy Alpha with a metal frame, in a bid to boost sales after the plastic design of its smartphones has been blamed for the company's recent struggles.

Splunk digs deeper with Stream app for network monitoring

Splunk's new App for Stream will give IT departments more insight into their infrastructures by collecting network traffic on response times, network performance and database queries.

Amazon protects its virtual desktops with two-factor authentication

Amazon Web Services now lets enterprises use two-factor authentication to better protect hosted WorkSpaces virtual desktops.

Motorola makes a comeback

Motorola Mobility has made an unexpected comeback thanks to its popular Moto G and Moto E smartphones, but increased competition and its looming acquisition by Lenovo make the future far from certain.