Pei Zheng's Mobile Computing Blog

Anything about mobile computing, computer system and networking technologies, new services, business models, and ideas.

Moving to zhengpei.wordpress.com

As requested by Microsoft, I will stop using this blog as I am no longer with Microsoft. I will...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 05/26/2011

"Save To My Skydrive" Come True

More than two years ago, I wrote a blog post of my view on Cloud Computing, titled "Save To My...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 11/22/2010

Chromium Device Performance Evaluation

It is widely known that Google is busy workign on a Chrome OS device, which is a netbook with...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 11/03/2010

N Things Google Needs to Fix in Android

Wired runs a story about "5 Things Google Needs to Fix in Android". Here are the 5 things identified...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 08/09/2010

I Want An APP That ...

Let's face it: the App Store is great idea. Fact is, mobile device is very personal, and should be...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 07/15/2010

Windows Phone 7: A New Generation of User Experience?

By far we all know the first wave of Windows Phone 7 devices (to be available Oct 2010) will provide...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 06/19/2010

Multitasking is good, but the OS has to be smart

One of the biggest complaints for iPhone OS is the lack of multitasking-you have to close the...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 04/09/2010

Managing APN Settings on Google Android

An APN (Access Point Name) is the information needed to establish a GPRS/EDGE/UMTS cellular packet...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 10/13/2009

Mobile Service Innovations In Developing Countries

Check out the latest special report on mobile marvels by Economist. For many of the people in Kenya...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 10/04/2009

ConnectivityManager in Android SDK: Compared with Connection Manager in Windows Mobile

Anyone who has ever used Windows Mobile (actually WinCE) Connection Manager will probably share mix...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 09/23/2009

"Wireless Networking Complete" Book Published!

I was told by my dear friends at Elsevier (formerly Morgan Kaufmann publishers) that the book...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 09/13/2009

Microsoft OneApp: A Could-Enabled App Framework for J2ME

The latest announcement of Microsoft OneApp does create some buzz in the mobile device community....

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 09/01/2009

Building a WAP Push Test Environment

For smart phone OEMs, it is generally difficult to test WAP Push and OMA OTA provisioning without...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 08/27/2009

3rd Party Software Integration: What Quality Gates are Needed?

One of the key phases for a mobile device project is 3rd party software integration, which is...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 08/18/2009

Windows CE Storage Manager Breakdown

The best architectural pictures for Windows CE / Windows Mobile Storage Manager are the followings...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 08/14/2009

Using Power Monitor to Tackle Battery Life Problems: Examples

Power monitor (made by Monsoon solutions) is a very useful to improve device battery life. I think...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 08/11/2009

Windows Mobile Device DRM Integration

Many devices today provide an OMA DRM 1.x/2.0 solution from a 3rd party (for example, from irdeto)....

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 08/09/2009

DirectShow Tool GraphEdt on Windows Mobile

On Windows and Windows CE, the GraphEdt tool can be used to investigate (visually) what DShow...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 08/07/2009

Like anyone who is looking to ride the wave of China's booming economy, I always want to know what...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 07/07/2009

Mobile 2.0 - Critical Issues and Why Japan and Korea are the Mobile Time Machines

I came across a great presentation deck on "Mobile 2.0" written by Gerhard Fasol, CEO of...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 06/29/2009

Best Client Apps of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube, Picassa for Windows Mobile

Here is the outcome of my little research... Best Twitter Client for Windows Mobile PocketTwit...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 06/27/2009

Twitter-Fanfou, Omegle-LuGuoDe, and ppstream ...

Twitter: Fanfou (饭否) Omegle: Luguode (路过的) LinkedIn: Wealink Facebook: KaiXin (开心) For every popular...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 06/05/2009

Remote-Desktop into MacOS from Windows Mobile

Windows Mobile 6 has the built-in remote desktop client. So you can use it to remote desktop into...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 03/06/2009

Verifying If a File has Been Signed By a Specific Certificate in Device Cert Store

Is there a quick way to decide if a file has been signed by a specific certificate? This is...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 02/09/2009

Chinese Input Method on English Windows Mobile Devices

My Windows Mobile devices usually run WWE (World Wide English). To view Chinese on the device I...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 01/28/2009

Mobile OS Virtualization

Even before VMWare acquires Trango, the French company specialized in mobile OS virtualization, I've...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 11/25/2008

Cellular Based Video Telephony on Windows Mobile

How do you enable Video Telephony on Windows Mobile? What are the things you have to be careful of?...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 11/14/2008

Debugging Stack Fault of Hopper Failure on Windows Mobile devices

  1. Introduction Stack fault happens whenever a thread’s stack is almost used up, and the Windows CE...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 09/12/2008

Debugging Attached Process on Devices

Very often I need to build a quick test EXE or DLL and test it using device emulator. I can of...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 09/05/2008

Cloud Computing: "Save To My SkyDrive"

Disclaimer: this post does not imply anything related to Microsoft Cloud Computing strategy. What...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 08/01/2008

How Many Days to Reach 1 Million?

Last year, iPhone took 74 days to reach 1 million. HTC Touch took about 5 months to get that number....

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 07/15/2008

How to Display all IE Mobile Favorites?

Let's say we want to write an application that displays all the favorites of IE Mobile and allows...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 07/11/2008

Device Hangs: Anti-Virus Software and ActiveSync Deadlock

I've been working on an interesting problem reported by a Windows Mobile partner. They have a...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 06/26/2008

Configuring IMAP Based Gmail on Windows Mobile 6.1

On Windows Mobile 6 phones, if you want to add Gmail to the email account list, there will be a...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 06/06/2008

How Windows Mobile Internet Sharing works

Internet Sharing is a great tool on Windows Mobile. It enables you to get online from a...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 06/05/2008

Publishing a Bluetooth Serial Port Profile on a Windows Mobile phone

Some Windows Mobile partners consulted my mobility consulting team lately about publishing Serial...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 04/08/2008

"I mean 29 June 2007 might be the day the world changed, but today it just changed again."

Just for a good laugh after 8+ hours at office:From the famous Fake Steve blog, on the release of...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 03/11/2008

Android prototype with Street View and Quake

Andy Rubin demos an Android prototype that runs Google map street view and the Quake game - all on a...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 03/06/2008

3D Home Screen on Windows Mobile 6

Asus showed off a new customizable 3D home screen on their Windows Mobile 6.1 touch screen device...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 03/04/2008

FYI: Why is Microsoft dancing with Danger?

Microsoft recently acquired Danger, the company that made T-Mobile sidekick. Does this signify any...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 02/25/2008

Android Compete

The Google Android OS has created a lot of buzz lately in the mobile landscape. Clearly Google is...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 01/22/2008

Connection Manager: What's in CONNMGR_CONNECTION_DETAILED_STATUS?

The CONNMGR_CONNECTION_DETAILED_STATUS struct tells the detailes information of all connections that...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 11/01/2007

Connection Manager: Null Proxy

Null Proxy In CM_ProxyEntries CSP, a proxy entry has a “Type” characteristic: · 0 for null proxies ·...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 10/31/2007

Conditional Breakpoint in Platform Builder for Windows CE and Mobile

I've had a hard time figuring out how to set conditional breakpoint in Platform Builder. No much...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 10/16/2007

WSJ: Why Some Apple Fans won't buy iPhone?

It has been said that most people who bought iPhone are Apple/Mac fans (not sure if this is true...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 09/14/2007

VoIP Plan Comparisons

Ran into a web page showing VoIP Plan comparisons:VoIP Plan Comparisons One of the providers on the...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 08/19/2007

T-Mobile GSM-over-IP Phone

T-Mobile's new service allows you to use a home WiFi network or a T-Mobile hotspot to make VoIP...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 07/05/2007

The Trouble with Apple TV ... and iPhone

Brent Schlender, Fortune editor-at-large, thinks Apple TV is so Zune-like. He said, "In fact, the...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 06/04/2007

Socket Binding on a Multihomed Host

On a multihomed host, which network interface does my socket bind to? In the following example, the...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 04/25/2007

The Hyperconnected - by Lev Grossman

The Time magazine (April 16, 2007) has an interesting essay by Lev Grossman: "The Hyperconnected". I...

Author: Dr. Pei Zheng Date: 04/15/2007

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