iPhone

Testing Authentication Apps

What is 2FA? 2FA is two-factor authentication and means you are using two of the three standard authentication methods (a password or similar, an authentication token or app, a fingerprint/face or other biometric factor) This provides a more secure access to your account. What is 2SV? [...]

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 [...]

Mobile Device Quick Comparison Chart

Update - September 2019 - new iPhones added to the list. Update - August 2019 - lots of phones and tablets added to the list. Update - September 2018 - I've now added the latest devices to the list - iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone [...]

News from Apple Special Event, 12 September 2017

The first ever event at the Steve Jobs Theatre was Apple's big set of announcements for the latest iPhones and other Apple gear. The main items were, as usual, saved until the end of the event, with the event starting off with info on Apple Stores [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Apple, Apps, iOS, iOS 9, iOS10, iPhone, iPhone 6, iPhone 7|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mobile Device Quick Comparison Chart – Feb 2016

Update - the latest version of the Mobile Device Quick Comparison Chart will now always be at https://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 [...]

Testing projects so far in 2016

2016 has been busy so far, I’ve worked on lots of different testing projects, with a brief outline of some of them below: Property crowdfunding website testing: mobile device testing Coastal ecosystem website testing Cinema info and booking website testing Cinema iOS 9 app testing Cinema [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2016-09-02T14:00:28+00:00September 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 [...]

Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2015

Monday 8 June 2015 saw the WWDC take place in San Francisco. Apple usually unleashes lots of announcements at this event and this year was no exception. Below I've briefly outlined the major announcements. iOS 9 The main features of iOS seem to be the enhancement [...]

2017-01-10T21:24:44+00:00June 12th, 2015|Categories: Apple, Apple Pay, Events, Featured News, iOS, iOS 9, iOS App Testing, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, New Tech, News, OSX, Other Tech|

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: 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 [...]

Quick tip – Improving the iPhone Keyboard in iOS 8

This isn't a quick tip saying to install SwiftKey Keyboard app, as I've tried that and didn't see much improvement over the built-in iOS 8 keyboard. This tip improves the space you have to switch to and from the numeric keyboard - which you constantly need to [...]

2017-01-10T21:24:52+00:00February 14th, 2015|Categories: Apple, iOS 8, iOS App Testing, iPhone, Tips|Tags: , , , |

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+00:00December 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 [...]

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+00:00November 9th, 2014|Categories: Apps, iOS, iPad, iPhone|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

2017-05-03T11:13:13+00:00September 17th, 2014|Categories: App Testing, Apple, Apps, iOS, iOS 8, iOS App Testing, iPad, iPhone, Mobile Testing|Tags: , , , |