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iPad Display Mirroring to Remote Participants

June 4, 2012

On occasion you may have the desire to demonstrate a new app that you’ve developed for the iPad or just share a website at a meeting.  While iPad 2 and the new iPad have built-in capabilities which allow mirroring to directly-connected projectors and televisions/monitors, how can you share with remote participants?


Mobile Virtualization: Hypervisors Go Small

April 4, 2012

smartphone hypervisor
Virtualization is a major industry trend. Server virtualization is especially popular in many corporate data centers. Veeam Software publishes a V-index which monitors server virtualization in the enterprise and their 2011 third quarter report showed that over one-third (38.9%) of all enterprise servers were virtual. While desktop virtualization is not as popular, surveys indicate that almost ¾ of organizations are evaluating or using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions. These products use hypervisors, which are software programs that manage multiple instances of the same operating system on one computer.


What’s in Store for Mobility in 2012?

January 4, 2012


There was no shortage of action in the mobile industry in 2011.  So what will 2012 bring?  There are plenty of 2012 doomsday prophecies, so you’d better go out and get that smartphone or tablet that you’ve been drooling over early in the year so that you can at least have some fun before the end is here.  Now, on to happier topics. (more…)

Lawsuits in the Mobile Industry: It’s a Battle Royal

November 4, 2011

battle royal

I came across this article about a lawsuit against Apple’s iPhone 4S for violating a VPN patent.  The patent was awarded to VirnetX on November 1, 2011.  The lawsuit was filed by VirnetX on November 1, 2011.  That’s not Internet speed, that’s mobile computing speed.


Mobile Device Emulators and Simulators

October 4, 2011
 Android Emulator

When developing code for mobile devices, it’s always good to test it out on the targeted device(s).  However, it’s not always convenient or cost-effective to have access to the real thing.  That’s where mobile device emulators and simulators come into play.


Have You Documented Your Organization’s Mobile Computing Strategy?

April 4, 2010


The constant changes in the mobile computing ecosystem can lead to confusion for many organizations.  One of the best analogies I’ve heard is that it is like a teenager: things can be going along really well, but you know new challenges will arise – you just don’t know when.

One way that organizations can help find their path is to document your mobile computing strategy.  I say document because every organization has a strategy whether it’s written down or not.  You may say that you don’t need a strategy because we just buy from company X.  Well, that is your strategy.  You may also say that we are all over the map – then you’re strategy is each of the organization’s divisions selects their own solutions.  In any case, writing it down can help clarify a vision as to where you want to be in this space.  It can also lead to the realization that not everyone shares the same vision and help spark those discussions. (more…)

Mobile Phone Statistics Resources

March 4, 2010

I often get asked for mobile phone metrics around most popular OS or device.  There are a number of data sources for this, but have you noticed that each may report information using slightly different metrics?  Are their statistics based on sales, shipments, surveys, or web page hits?  Are they tracking mobile phones or smartphones?  Are they tracking smartphones by OS or OEM?  Is the data regional or worldwide?  Is their timeline by month, quarter or year?

Since this is confusing to me, I decided to compile a list of companies who publish a free (my favorite word) summaries of mobile phone statistics and provide an overview on what they track.  It is by no means comprehensive, so I am sure there are other great resources out there.

I put the list in alphabetical order.  They are usually posted in the press release section of the website while the detailed reports are typically for purchase or require a subscription.  At the end of this post is a table which summarizes the results.

ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forcasting of emerging trends in global connectivity. (more…)

Welcome To Mobile Computing Trek!

March 4, 2010


Welcome to the inaugural post of Mobile Computing Trek!

My goal is to provide information and insight to help folks navigate through this constantly changing mobile computing ecosystem.  I will focus mostly around issues and challenges encountered by businesses and enterprises.

I started this blog on March 4th so that I can help you march forth in your quest to understand mobile computing.

You can also reach this site on your mobile device by going to:


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You can also follow me on Twitter @mobilecomptrek.