iOS

Annotating iOS 10 screenshots using Markup in Photos app

In iOS 10 you can annotate your screenshots within the Photos app, using the Markup editor. I only found this by accident the other day, but it's a very useful tool if you're taking screenshots for iOS App Testing and/or Website Testing on iOS 10 devices. Apparently, this Markup editor has been around in iOS for [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: iOS, iOS App Testing, iOS10, iPad, iPhone, iPhone 7, Mobile, Mobile Testing, Website Testing|Tags: , , , , , |

Mobile Device Quick Comparison Chart

Update - November 2016 - I've now added the Google Pixel XL & Pixel and removed the recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Update - September 2016 - I've now added the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to the Mobile Device Quick Comparison Chart. Update - April 2016 - I've now added [...]

First thoughts on iPhone 7 & iOS 10

Firstly, well done to my network provider - O2 - for getting my new iPhone 7 to me on launch day, September 16th. Upgrading from an iPhone 6, there's not that much difference in the actual phone model - except for the lack of a headphone socket of course! Also the Home button is no longer [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Apple, Apps, iOS, iOS 9, iOS10, iPhone, iPhone 6, iPhone 7|Tags: , , , , , , |

iOS 10

Now that we're into September 2016, iOS 10 will soon be released. Apple has it's own iOS 10 Preview page. As a brief overview, the main iOS 10 features, changes and enhancements are in the following areas: Siri to work within apps, utilising the Sirikit SDK Messages enhanced with redesigned interface, new types of communications and [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Apple, featured-posts, iOS, iOS10|Tags: , , , |

Mobile Device Quick Comparison Chart – Feb 2016

Update - the latest version of the Mobile Device Quick Comparison Chart will now always be at http://www.patwalsh.co.uk/mobile-device-quick-comparison-chart/ It can be difficult keeping track of all the different mobile devices - smartphones and tablets - and the differences between them. With each new version of the latest flagship devices, there can be massive changes in their [...]

iOS 9

Today - 16 September - iOS 9 is going to be made available. Usually in the UK it's around the evening time when upgrades are possible. Below I've outlined the main features of iOS 9: looks more or less the same, except a new font 'San Francisco' faster and more responsive performance, improved security, smaller and [...]

By | September 16th, 2015|Categories: Apple, iOS, iOS 9, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Mobile Testing|Tags: , , |

GPS / Geolocation App Testing tips

Last Friday, the 31st July 2015, I was out and about, doing some GPS / Geolocation App Testing, for both iOS and Android apps, for one of my clients. The general idea was to supply a list of locations to the developers, then test that the apps recognised those locations, when they were reached/passed by. I [...]

iOS 8 – Info, New Features and Changes

iOS 8 Release Today - the 17th September 2014 - sees the release of iOS 8, which was introduced at the WWDC back in June. iOS 8 will come installed on the the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, while also being available as an update to existing iOS users. (Full range below) iOS 8 [...]

By | September 17th, 2014|Categories: App Testing, Apple, Apps, featured-posts, iOS, iOS 8, iOS App Testing, iPad, iPhone, Mobile Testing|Tags: , , , |

News: 10 September 2013 – Apple’s September 2013 event – new iPhones and iOS 7

At their September 2013 event, Apple announced the much-rumoured iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Together, these models replace the iPhone 5, with the iPhone 5S becoming the flagship iPhone in terms of processor, performance etc and the iPhone 5C is a slightly cheaper, less-specced alternative. iPhone 5S The iPhone 5S boasts the following performance specs, including [...]

By | September 11th, 2013|Categories: Apple, Apps, Featured News, featured-posts, iOS, iOS 7, iPhone, New Tech, News 2013|Tags: , , , , |

Update on Apple / Mountain Lion wifi issues

One of the Apple Support Communities pages I am subscribed to is all about the 'wifi dropping' issue people have had when updating to Mountain Lion. This has now reached its 14th page and new issues are added almost daily. I found that the wifi dropping/connection issues went away when I followed Apple's recommended settings for [...]

Apple’s Recommended Wi-fi Settings for iOS & OSX

  The Apple eco-system - iOS devices and OSX systems - seems to have a few problems with wi-fi connections, especially in the time just after upgrades. I have experienced this myself a couple of times, as I documented here on my blog. Recently, I found a page on Apple's Support site, which details Apple's Recommended [...]

iOS 6 Upgrade – Part 3 – Moans and Gripes

I’ve now upgraded my iPhone3GS from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 6. This has been delayed mainly due to a freelance iOS App Testing project I was working on at iOS 5.1.1 plus also partly  due to waiting for some fix version releases, to address any initial problems (e.g. iOS 6.0.1) In Part 1 of this series of blog posts, [...]

iOS 6 Upgrade – Part 2 – New Features and Changes

I’ve now upgraded my iPhone3GS from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 6. This has been delayed mainly due to a freelance iOS App Testing project I was working on at iOS 5.1.1 plus also partly  due to waiting for some fix version releases, to address any initial problems (e.g. iOS 6.0.1) In Part 1 of this series of blog [...]

iOS 6 Upgrade – Part 1 – Upgrade and Initial Thoughts

I've now upgraded my iPhone3GS from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 6. I  put this upgrade on hold, mainly due to a freelance iOS App Testing project I was working on requiring me to keep iOS 5.1.1 but also partly due to waiting for some fix version releases, to address any initial problems (e.g. iOS 6.0.1) One [...]

iOS App Testing – Ad Hoc App Delivery Method

As I recently started using TestFlight for this, I thought I'd outline how the other way of delivering Apps to testers works - that is Ad Hoc Delivery. Firstly, the UDID of your iOS Device(s) has to be known by the Developer delivering the App to you, otherwise this whole process won't work. Here's a handy [...]

Apps World 2012, Day 2, Wednesday 3 October 2012

Last Wednesday, I went along to Day 2 of Apps World 2012, at Earls Court 2. I went for the full day, as there was more of interest during the morning session, especially around the area of Mobile Testing. My photos from the day are below, some of dodgy quality as all are via my iPhone. [...]