Tag Archives: iOS

Safari on iOS – Typing or tapping in address bar causes crash

The ‘Safari Suggestions’ option is causing the Safari browser to crash when you tap in the address bar field and start typing. Sometimes just tapping in the field is enough, you get dumped back to the home screen, and sometimes you need to start typing. The bug can be avoided by going to Settings > Safari, and disabling the option… Read more »

iOS 8.1 Reports LTE Personal Hotspot When iPhone Reports ‘No Signal’

I’ve experienced this same problem several times since the release of iOS 8.0, but as the problem persists in 8.1 I thought it worthy of an article. The setup is as follows: Unlocked iPhone 5s running iOS 8.1 iPad Air (Wifi) running iOS 8.1 Bluetooth enabled on both devices Same Apple ID used on both devices The above results in… Read more »

iPad Multi-Tasking Gestures Stop Working Periodically in iOS 8

I’m getting a problem that is being reported on a few other forums, where the multi tasking gestures on the iPad (4 finger pinch for the home screen, and 4 finger swipe to switch apps) randomly stops working. The option is still enabled in Settings > General, but the gesture no longer works. Some have reported that its related to… Read more »

How to Share Files Between a Mac (OSX 10.8) and an iPhone or iPad (iOS 7) with AirDrop

Sorry to disappoint, but you can’t. Apple, in their infinite wisdom, decided to create a technology that is locked into separate, parallel worlds. You can Airdrop between Macs, and you can Airdrop between iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad (assuming you are running iOS 7 and have a supported device). It’s not obvious in the Apple documentation, or on… Read more »

Thoughts on iOS 7 After a Week

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Ben Brooks posted some thoughts on the good and the not so good aspects of iOS 7. I have to take task with some of them, because not all is rosey. The Good (Apparently) The lock screen is f*cking gorgeous — I don’t care what anyone says. Well I say not so gorgeous. The time font is too light. I… Read more »

TDD in Objective-C: Scoping an iOS Project via Mocks and Protocols with Unit Tests in Kiwi

Overview The following is an overview of how I approach Test Driven Development (TDD) for iOS projects. I use Kiwi as my TDD tool of choice, but you could apply the following with other TDD tools if you like. The only prerequisite is that the TDD tool supports mocks on protocols. App Requirements For this example I’m building an application… Read more »

iOS 7 First Impressions

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Finally managed to get the iOS 7 over-the-air update overnight after it became available from 6pm UK time. I’ve not got a brilliant connection on this campsite, but it was not helped by Apple’s servers being overwhelmed. But then you try doing updates of a 700mb download to 300 million people. iPad mini had the wrong timezone from the welcome… Read more »

Apple WWDC 2013 Predictions

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Well its that time of the year again, you can’t be an Apple fan and run a blog without the obligatory predictions of what Apple will announce at its Worldwide Developer Conference, they keynote for which will start at 6pm BST. With Apple aiming to tighten up on pre-keynote leaks, there isn’t a great deal of concrete information for people… Read more »

Why the iPad Mini is a Good Buying Decision for me

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On Tuesday, Apple announced a slew of upgrades to their product lines, with new Macbook Pros, iMacs and Mac Minis, and the first major deviation to the iPad since its launch in 2010, in the form of the iPad Mini. The iPad 3rd Generation also got an upgrade to become iPad 4th Generation (although known generally as the ‘iPad with… Read more »

Apple’s iOS 6 Maps App Can’t Find Itself

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One of my first trips out with the iPhone since upgrading to iOS 6 on the iPhone 4, I went to Exeter for the day, and I thought I would see if the upgraded and much derided Maps app was up to finding some of the shops I knew were in town. There was a new Debenhams store, which we… Read more »