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OS X 10.11 El Capitan is released today

Today - 30 September 2015 - is the release date for OS X 10.11 El Capitan. This seems more of an 'under-the-hood' release, with most of the improvements being performance-related, similar to the recent iOS 9 update. Main Features of OS X 10.11 El Capitan Performance [...]

2017-01-10T21:24:28+01:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Apple, iMac, OSX|Tags: , , , , , |

Synergy – Great way to work on two or more computers at the same time – with no wires!

I originally used Synergy back in the day when I was working from home and using a works Windows PC and wanted to use my iMac at the same time. After much searching on the net I found Synergy and - after some complicated setups - [...]

Fixed badly performing broadband – here’s how…

Recently, my broadband has been performing really badly, with slow download speeds and browsing taking ages, even on simple pages. I decided to have a go at fixing this myself, before contacting my supplier's support. I know from previous experience that the channel your router is [...]

Upgrading Avada from version 3.0.1 to 3.4.3

It had been a while since I'd updated the Avada theme that this website uses and it seems the longer you leave it, the more there is to consider - what will I need to backup, what about WordPress versions, what about my plugins etc? Anyway, [...]

News: 22 October 2013 – Apple’s October 2013 event – new iPads, release of OSX Mavericks

At their October 2013 event, Apple announced some new iPads, the release of OSX Mavericks as a free upgrade and also more on other products, such as the latest Mac Pro. iPad Air The new top of the range iPad is called the iPad Air, due [...]

News: 10 June 2013 – Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2013

Lots of announcements today at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) 2013, in San Francisco. This included news on the next OSX release, iOS 7, new MacBook Air and a preview of the new Mac Pro. Next OSX Release  First up was the next version of OSX [...]

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 [...]

Trying out Droplr

Having used the excellent Dropbox almost exclusively for file-sharing over the last year, I thought it was about time I tried something different, to compare and contrast to Dropbox. The similar-sounding Droplr has been around a while and the write-ups I've seen for it have always [...]

2017-01-10T21:28:27+01:00February 13th, 2013|Categories: Apps, Cloud, iMac, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, OSX, Other Tech, Storage, Tablet|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Problem with iTunes 11 and Apple TV?

Apple TV 2nd Gen Here's a little tip for anyone who's experiencing problems watching movies via their Apple TV, having recently upgraded to iTunes 11. I had this issue last night and thought it might take a lot of messing around to come up [...]

2017-01-10T21:28:40+01:00January 26th, 2013|Categories: Apple, iMac, iPad, OSX, Problems, Tablet, Upgrades|Tags: , |

Cross-Browser Testing – Turning off browser auto-updates

For effective cross-browser testing, it can be useful to have a variety of different versions of different browsers on different platforms. In general, its very awkward (or impossible) to have different versions of the same browser on the same machine. Therefore, a way around this is [...]

Sauce for Mac

Sauce Labs have recently released a free Mac App which allows you to use their online website testing platform via a desktop Mac App, rather than the usual method of via a browser. The Mac App can be downloaded for free via saucelabs.com/mac / or iTunes / [...]

Windows 8 Pro running on VirtualBox on iMac OSX 10.8.2 – Success!!!

As Windows 8 and IE10 have recently been released, I thought I'd better get myself a working Windows 8 system, asap. Will be very useful to be able to see how Windows 8 operates, plus also test IE10 websites as thats already either a requirement (or likely [...]

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, [...]

OSX Mountain Lion/wifi issue – finally a solution?

Update - 4 October 2012 - Solution finally found...  Wifi has been working for over a week now - without a drop out - so I can say the wifi issue has been fixed - at least for my situation. Read below for full details, but [...]

Webinar – Intro to Mobile Web App Testing with Selenium & Sauce

I recently attended this webinar, given by Jonathan Lipps of Sauce Labs. You can check out the webinar on YouTube. I’ll briefly outline the main points, for future reference. Webinar Intro Almost as easy to test web apps with Sauce / Selenium as it is to [...]

Webinar – Intro to Selenium2Library & Robot Framework (also Cucumber & Gherkin)

I recently attended a webinar on the uTest platform, which was titled "Intro to Selenium2Library & Robot Framework". I hadn't heard of Selenium2Library or the Robot Framework, so this was a really useful intro to both of these at once. Also there was some information on [...]

Mountain Lion/wifi issue… Ongoing saga continues…

This issue is still occurring even after having reported it to Apple support and being in contact with someone from Apple support. (I provided them a Wifi Diagnostics report after issue occurred and with wifi debug/diagnostics setup) The problem is strangely sporadic - some days it [...]

2015-10-25T15:14:41+01:00September 25th, 2012|Categories: Apple, iMac, OSX, Problems, Wifi|Tags: , , , , , |

iOS App Testing – Crash Reports – Part 2

Part 2 covers how to obtain Crash Reports from iOS Devices by using Apps on your iOS device, after there has been an iOS App Crash The following Apps allow you to see Console logs on your iPhone and/or iPad: System Console - by Electric Labs Console [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:13+01:00September 18th, 2012|Categories: Apple, Apps, bugs, iMac, iOS, iOS App Testing, OSX, Software Testing, Tablet|Tags: , , , , |

iOS App Testing – Crash Reports – Part 1

Having tested several iOS Apps via the uTest platform, on both iPhone and iPad devices, I thought I'd share some of the tips and tricks I've picked up while doing this. iOS App Crashes A crashing iOS App is seen as the most serious type of [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:15+01:00September 18th, 2012|Categories: Apple, Apps, bugs, iMac, iOS, iOS App Testing, OSX, Software Testing, Tablet|Tags: , , , , , |

(Yet) Another attempt to fix wifi issue in OSX Mountain Lion… fail

As Apple haven't yet supplied a fix for this wifi issue in OSX Mountain Lion, I tried another suggestion from a user on Apple Support Forums. The main gist of this is to clear out all the networking plists from your /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ directory. Then restart Mac and [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:20+01:00August 30th, 2012|Categories: Apple, iMac, OSX, Problems, Wifi|Tags: , , , , |

Another potential fix to wifi issue on OSX Mountain Lion

Update 14 August 2012: The wifi problem is still ongoing, with the wifi connection being lost erratically - sometimes when haven't used browser/net for a while and sometimes when still using it (which is even more annoying!) I've tried all the different suggestions so far, so [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:24+01:00August 4th, 2012|Categories: iMac, OSX, Problems, Upgrades, Wifi|Tags: , , , , |