Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Mocana hopes to simplify mobile access to enterprise apps with Atlas

Mocana's Atlas platform is intended to make it easier for users to access enterprise apps from their smartphones without compromising security.

Samsung waves white flag on content push, closes Video Hub

After shutting down its in-house book and music services, Samsung Electronics is closing the company's Video and Media Hub, which hasn't been able to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Google.

Google makes way for wearables with Play Services update

Google has released a new version of Play Services that opens the door to more smartwatch apps and cooler games.

Microsoft joins AllSeen Alliance, the Qualcomm-led IoT project

Microsoft has joined the AllSeen Alliance, which is building an open source framework for connecting homes, cars and mobile devices.

VMware opens up testing of next-gen vSphere to anyone

VMware is for the first time inviting anyone to beta test the next version of vSphere, the company's virtualization platform.

Amazon customizes low-cost instances for remote desktops, databases

Amazon Web Service has launched a type of instance to reduce costs for hosted remote desktops and small databases that don't consistently use high levels of CPU power, but every now and then need better performance.

Spec showdown: HTC One mini 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

The battle between shrunken flagship smartphones is heating up with the arrival of the Galaxy S5 mini, which will go head-to-head with HTC's One mini 2.

Oracle hopes to entice mobile developers with new framework

Oracle is hoping it can attract more developers with MAF (Mobile Application Framework), which aims to simplify the development of cross-platform enterprise apps for smartphones and tablets.

India a hotbed for next-generation smartphones on the cheap

India has become the battleground for a new generation of low-cost smartphones, with Google, Microsoft and Mozilla all hoping to lure new users onto their platforms and services.

Android Studio development platform heading towards full release

Google's Android Studio development environment is available in a beta version that makes it easier to create apps for smartwatches and TVs.

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No more excuses, time to roll out IPv6, says registry boss

As the dwindling number of IPv4 addresses starts to cause problems for organizations around the world, time has come to roll out IPv6 on a larger scale and leave behind dead-end technologies that delay the inevitable, according to the chief of the regional Internet registry in Asia-Pacific.

Spec showdown: LG G Watch vs. Samsung Gear Live

The smartwatch sector just got a lot more lively with the arrival of the LG Electronics' G Watch and the Gear Live from Samsung Electronics.

Spec showdown: Motorola Moto E vs. Nokia X2

The battle for the "next billion users" is heating up with better performance from low-cost phones. The latest contender is the Android-based Nokia X2, which will go head-to-head with the excellent Moto E from Motorola Mobility.

Android developers craving new tools, hardware at Google I/O

Developers have Wear smartwatches, a stable version of the Android Studio development environment and a lightweight programming language on their wish lists ahead of the Google I/O conference.

Government control emerges as central issue at ICANN meeting

What level of control governments should exert over the Internet emerged early in ICANN's meeting this week as a primary sticking point, with the representative from France advocating for more state control and the U.K. arguing for less.