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Monzo urges 480,000 customers to change…

Monzo urges 480,000 customers to change pins as banking details exposed to unauthorised staff | Evening Standard - PIN numbers in the log files, that’s quite some #bug even if they are encrypted #mobilebanking #apps www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/monzo-urges-480000-cust…

Device testing in the cloud – I’m now using Kobiton

I've recently started using the Kobiton device testing cloud, to enhance the range of iOS and Android devices that I can test apps and websites on. Over the last few years, I've looked into several other device testing cloud platforms from all sorts of companies and [...]

iOS 11 info

Files app is brand new to iOS 11. Can view all files on the device, on your other iOS devices, in iCloud Drive and across other services including Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive etc. On iPads, a new Dock feature, like on OSX. Customisable, can open [...]

2017-10-05T10:11:16+01:00June 6th, 2017|Categories: Apple, Apps, featured-posts, iOS, iOS 11, WWDC|Tags: , , |

How to record your iPhone/iPad screen

There are now several different ways you can record your iPhone/iPad screen: Use QuickTime Player, with your device connected via a Lightning cable (works for both web browsing and app usage) Use a web browser recording  app, such as Web Browser Recorder (works for web browsing [...]

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 [...]

2017-01-10T21:24:14+01:00September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Apple, Apps, iOS, iOS 9, iOS10, iPhone, iPhone 6, iPhone 7|Tags: , , , , , , |

How to avoid App Store rejection

Thorough testing of your iOS App - before it is submitted to the App Store - is a great way to avoid App Store rejection. Apple's own Common App Rejections page lists the most common reasons for an iOS App to be rejected when submitted to [...]

2018-04-08T15:19:43+01:00September 19th, 2016|Categories: App Store, App Testing, Apple, Apps, iOS, Testing|Tags: , , |

2015 – Overview of my projects and training

2015 was a busy year for me, with a wide range of projects worked on and also some excellent training and education completed, including the Rapid Software Testing Applied course run by James Bach, which I completed in July. And to give a flavour of the [...]

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 [...]

Mobile Payments: Quick intro to Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay

Quick Intro to Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay All the major mobile manufacturer's are desperately trying to stake their claim for a slice of the potentially massive Mobile Payments market - with a slice of every transaction/payment their aim. As of June 2015, Apple Pay [...]

Mobile Payments: Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay - Overview Samsung introduces Samsung Pay as "a groundbreaking Mobile Payment Service" and it allows you to make contactless payments in stores. It uses a combination of Near Field Communication (NFC) and its own proprietary Magnetic Secure Transmission technology. Samsung Pay - Technology Uses Contactless payment technology Unique [...]

Mobile Payments: Android Pay

Android Pay - Overview Google bills Android Pay as "Pay your way. Shop how you want" and it allows you to make payments both in stores and in apps, similar to Apple Pay.  It uses a combination of Near Field Communication (NFC), plus one of a PIN code, password [...]

Mobile Payments: Apple Pay

Apple Pay - Overview Apple bills Apple Pay as "Your wallet. Without the wallet." and it allows you to make payments both in stores and in apps. It uses a combination of Near Field Communication (NFC), Touch ID and the Passbook app to enable the payments [...]

Workflow for iOS app – looking great

Discovered the Workflow for iOS app today (via TNW) and I'm well pleased to have found it. I've only just started exploring the possibilities, but it allows you to do things like the following: - Select photo from Camera Roll/Photos and share it (ideal for getting [...]

2017-01-10T21:25:07+01:00December 13th, 2014|Categories: Apps, iOS 8, iOS App Testing, iPad, iPhone, Mobile Testing|Tags: , , |

iPhone 6 bug raised with Apple – Bug Nr 19094247

Here's the full bug details as I raised on Apple's Bug Reporter (it's nr 19094247) Summary: On iPhone 6, I need to enter a Manual Http Proxy setting via Settings/Wifi I choose the Manual tab, then enter Server nr and Port nr - but this setting [...]

Instashare – even better with the extension

I've used Instashare for some time to send screenshots when testing on both iOS and Android devices. The fact it works on both iOS and Android platforms means its better than anything built into those systems. You can also download and install Instashare apps on your [...]

2017-01-10T21:25:12+01:00November 21st, 2014|Categories: Android, Android App Testing, App Testing, Apps, iOS, iOS 8, iOS App Testing, Tips|Tags: , , |

Word and Excel iOS apps updates add Dropbox integration

I was quite impressed with the original iOS apps for Word and Excel, though the fact they didn't link in to anything but SkyDrive/OneDrive meant they were of little use to me. Now, the latest updates feature Dropbox integration, so I've installed both on my iPhone [...]

2017-01-10T21:25:14+01:00November 9th, 2014|Categories: Apps, iOS, iPad, iPhone|Tags: , , , |