Mikael Ricknäs

London Correspondent

Mikael Ricknäs reports on telecommunications, cellular, and mobile technology for the IDG News Service, and is based in London.

Microsoft hopes to strengthen cloud security with latest acquisition

Smartphone vendors turn to excess for success at IFA

Smartphone vendors turn to excess for success at IFA

The difficulties smartphone vendors face as they try to differentiate their products was perfectly illustrated at the IFA trade show in Berlin, as manufacturers sought to impress with huge batteries, bigger screens and millions more...

Connected homes, smartwatches and gaming PCs dominate IFA

Connected homes, smartwatches and gaming PCs dominate IFA

If you wanted to make your dumb home smarter, buy a fancy TV or get on board with the smartwatch craze, the IFA trade show this week was the place to be.

10 things you need to know about the new Motorola and Samsung smartwatches

10 things you need to know about the new Motorola and Samsung smartwatches

The hottest smartwatches at IFA in Berlin are Motorola's Moto 360s and the Gear S2s from Samsung Electronics. Here's how they compare.

Ericsson's next-gen LTE targets faster mobile networks and IoT

Ericsson's next-gen LTE targets faster mobile networks and IoT

LTE with faster upload speeds, using unlicensed spectrum to speed up downloads and customized for the Internet of Things, are some of the things Ericsson is working on for next year.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor gets technology to secure Android phones

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor gets technology to secure Android phones

Qualcomm is promising to improve security and privacy on high-end smartphones with Snapdragon Smart Protect, which uses on-device machine learning to help detect zero-day malware.

802.11ac gains ground in enterprise WLANs

802.11ac gains ground in enterprise WLANs

Wireless networks based on the 802.11ac standard are taking over in the enterprise, resulting in faster connections for users with compatible devices.

NTT helps integrate private and public clouds with dedicated connectivity

NTT helps integrate private and public clouds with dedicated connectivity

NTT Communications will provide its enterprise customers with direct private connectivity to Microsoft’s and Amazon Web Services' public clouds through a new service, Multi-Cloud Connect.

Gogo gets thumbs up for speedy in-flight broadband in the U.S.

Gogo gets thumbs up for speedy in-flight broadband in the U.S.

In-flight broadband provider Gogo's 2Ku technology has been approved by the FAA, opening the door for data speeds up to 70M bps.

7 reasons why modular smartphones are such a nightmare to develop

7 reasons why modular smartphones are such a nightmare to develop

Developing modular smartphones is presenting challenges relating to size, performance and price, and at the end of the day there are no guarantees that users will want one.

LG upgrades G Pad 10.1 tablet with better screen and more power

LG upgrades G Pad 10.1 tablet with better screen and more power

LG Electronics' latest tablet is more powerful than its predecessor, but it also has a slightly smaller battery.

Circular Devices to reveal more details about its modular PuzzlePhone

Circular Devices to reveal more details about its modular PuzzlePhone

Finnish company Circular Devices is planning to reveal more details about its modular PuzzlePhone smartphone in the next two months.

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