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Basic Security Testing

High profile websites being hacked is nothing new nowadays - we hear about a different hack every week, if not every day. Hackers will use many different techniques to break into high profile websites and systems - including targeting weaknesses in the website's security, social engineering [...]

Introducing TesterJobs.co – my UK software testing jobs website

What is TesterJobs.co? TesterJobs.co is a UK software testing jobs website I have launched, where software testers can search for jobs and employers can post jobs to find the software testers they need. What are the TesterJobs.co USPs? it’s independent of any other job website or [...]

Using Charles Proxy to test Apps and Websites using SSL

Note: If you’re new to Charles Proxy, you may need to read my earlier post on Using Charles Proxy for bandwidth throttling testing to get started on this. Update: There is now also a Charles Proxy iOS app, which allows you to do the following: Capture HTTP and [...]

Mobile Device Quick Comparison Chart

Update - September 2018 - I've now added the latest devices to the list - iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, 9.7 iPad (2018) Update - October 2017 - I've now added the latest devices to the list - iPhone 8, [...]

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+00:00June 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 [...]

Moving my WordPress websites to https

Intro I have recently moved my 3 main websites from http to https and this post gives an overview of the process, including some info on why I made the move to https and also how I completed the move to https. Why move a website [...]

Using Charles Proxy for bandwidth throttling testing

Many apps and websites now consume lots of data, especially in sectors such as video streaming and audio streaming. Also most apps performing a useful function of some kind are interacting with the server backend to download data and also send updates back to the server. [...]

Automation Guild Online Conference 2017

As a tester still learning about the whole area of automation, I've been checking out some of the video sessions from the Automation Guild Online Conference 2017. These include both pre-recorded information/training/product sessions from automation/product experts and also live Q&A sessions. This online conference is trying [...]

iThemes WordPress Developer Course

In December 2016, I completed the online training course iThemes WordPress Developer Course. This course was over two days and took the form of online live webinars, looking at what a WordPress site consists of and tips and techniques on various tools and methods to develop [...]

Android Nougat

Android 7.0 - known as Android Nougat - was officially released on 22 August 2016, initially available on the latest Nexus devices. Here are some of the new features, enhancements and changes: Multi-window view - run two apps side by side Multi-lingual typing Updated and new emoji [...]

2017-05-03T11:08:08+00:00September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Android, Android 7, Android Nougat, featured-posts|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 [...]

2017-05-03T11:09:24+00:00September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Apple, featured-posts, iOS, iOS10|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]