Mikael Ricknäs

London Correspondent

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

Microsoft to strengthen cloud security with latest acquisition

Smartphone vendors hope excess will lead to success at IFA

Smartphone vendors hope excess will lead to 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 in Berlin

Connected homes, smartwatches and gaming PCs dominate IFA in Berlin

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.

Samsung will start shipping its new Gear S2 smartwatches in October

Samsung will start shipping its new Gear S2 smartwatches in October

Samsung revealed that its new round Gear S2 smartwatches will start shipping in October, but has not revealed what they will cost.

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

Ten 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 is how they compare.

Samsung's new SmartThings home automation hub is finally available

Samsung's new SmartThings home automation hub is finally available

Six months late, the home automation hub is here at last, with new sensors and a new video monitoring capability.

Motorola's new Moto 360 smartwatch comes in two sizes and a Sport version

Motorola's new Moto 360 smartwatch comes in two sizes and a Sport version

Motorola Mobility is upgrading the Moto 360 smartwatch by releasing four new variants, including two case sizes, a Sport version with onboard GPS, and one aimed at women.

Sony hopes new Xperia Z5 Premium will wow with 4K screen

Sony hopes new Xperia Z5 Premium will wow with 4K screen

Sony is hoping the Xperia Z5 Premium’s 4K screen and 23-megapixel camera are a winning combination.

The Mate S is Huawei’s best-looking phone, but the price is steep

The Mate S is Huawei’s best-looking phone, but the price is steep

The Mate S from Huawei Technologies has a design that rivals any other Android-based smartphone, but the price is equally awe-inspiring.

Acer's Jade Primo smartphone puts a PC in your pocket

Acer's Jade Primo smartphone puts a PC in your pocket

The promise of a PC in your pocket is what Acer wants to realize with the Jade Primo Windows 10 smartphone. But is it something people really want?

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.

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