OS X 10.11 El Capitan – five months in

It's now been five months since I installed OS X 10.11 El Capitan on my iMac. Initially, after the upgrade, there were lots of issues including performance, Mail app issues, constant spinning circle/wait cursor, wifi issues, Finder/tab issues and also delays when starting up some apps. [...]

2017-01-10T21:24:23+01:00February 26th, 2016|Categories: Apple, OSX, Wifi|Tags: , , , , , , |

OS X 10.11 El Capitan – one week in

I installed OS X 10.11 El Capitan on my iMac last week, so here's my update after one week's use. My initial thoughts - oh dear, this is a turkey! - have subsided as all the original issues I was experiencing have now gone. Here's a [...]

2017-01-10T21:24:27+01:00October 9th, 2015|Categories: Apple, OSX, Wifi|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

iOS 8.4 info – iOS 8.4.1 coming up?

iOS 8.4 was made available at the end of June 2015 and brought several new changes to iOS - with the main one being Apple Music, plus some changes for iBooks and some bug fixes. iOS 8.4 info http://www.gottabemobile.com/2015/07/02/ios-8-4-for-iphone-ipad-10-things-to-expect-now/ http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/ios-8-4-beta-features Some users have complained of all [...]

2017-01-10T21:24:34+01:00July 29th, 2015|Categories: iOS 8, Wifi|Tags: , , , |

Quick Intro to NFC

As I've recently added blog posts on Mobile Payments, Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay - all which use NFC - I thought I'd add a post for NFC itself. What is NFC? Firstly, NFC is Near Field Communication - a technology more catchily known as [...]

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 - [...]

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 [...]

iOS 8 Issues…

iOS 8.1 Release on Monday 20 October 2014, iOS 8.1 is set to fix many of the issues which were found in iOS 8.0.1 and the pulled iOS 8.0.2 Plus iOS 8.1 will also finally introduce Apple Pay to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users, [...]

News: 2 June 2014 – iOS 8, OSX 10.10 Yosemite, Swift

iOS 8 and OSX 10.10 Yosemite were announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) 2014 in San Francisco. Also another big announcement - at least to developers - was that Swift will be the new language replacing Objective-C. iOS 8 and OSX 10.10 Yosemite are due [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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: , , , , , |

(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: , , , , |

Learning Android Development – continued – Chapter 9 completed

Continuing learning Android Development using the book 'Beginning Android Application Development' from Wrox. Just completed Chapter 9 - Location-Based Services - This featured: - displaying Google Maps in your Android application - obtaining a Google Maps API key - using MapView in your app - from [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:55+01:00March 4th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Development, Java, Wifi|Tags: , , , , |