Mobile

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…

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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: , , |

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: 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 [...]

Pebble Steel – best app so far…

Only had my Pebble Steel since Monday, but I'd say the most impressive app I've seen so far is the UK Transport app - with this you can quickly see the nearest location for Trains and Buses - plus next Depature Times - and also the [...]

2017-05-03T11:13:51+00:00April 11th, 2014|Categories: App Testing, Apps, iOS, iOS 7, iOS App Testing, Mobile, Pebble Steel, Smartwatches|

TechTestLondon website launched

I've recently been working on a new website - www.TechTestLondon.com - which I've built in WordPress, using the Envision theme. TechTestLondon covers the booming world of Wearable Tech, Smartwatches & Connected Tech and the apps that make the tech work – and also promotes the App [...]

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 [...]

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+00:00February 13th, 2013|Categories: Apps, Cloud, iMac, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, OSX, Other Tech, Storage, Tablet|Tags: , , , , |

News: 30 Jan 2013 – BB10 launched

RIM are today launching their BB10 OS, which could make or break the firm's future. Will it help them to regain ground on Apple's iOS and Google's Android? Only time (and users) will tell. TechCrunch are providing live coverage of the BB10 Launch Event as are [...]

2017-05-03T11:12:18+00:00January 30th, 2013|Categories: Apps, Events, Featured News, Mobile, News, News 2013|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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

iPhone Website Testing – Debug Console

Following on from my post the other day about iPad Website Testing, I thought I'd post on a similar area, but on iPhone device. Turning on the Debug Console before starting testing will help identify any errors which may occur during the testing. The error messages [...]

iPad Website Testing – Debug Console

Here's a simple little testing tip when testing websites on the iPad, using the Safari browser. Turning on the Debug Console before starting testing will help identify any errors which may occur during the testing. The error messages will be shown in the Debug Console and [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

TestFlight – iOS App Delivery for Testing

I've now started using TestFlight, which enables simple delivery for iOS Apps for testing. The idea behind it is that iOS App developers setup a project that testers can be added to. The testers can then access the latest builds of the App as and when required [...]

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 [...]