The smart way to buy a Mac is buying a base model

Apple has always given a lot of options to buy iMac, Macbooks, and Mac Mini. In which you get a wide variety of options to choose from and can get a Mac of your need.

The smart way to buy a Mac is buying a base model
The smart way to buy a Mac is buying a base model

Now with M1 chips, Mac’s performances have boosted up with the ultimate computing. But there are still some compatibility issues (for which Apple is working gregariously) with tools/software and virtual machines. Continue reading “The smart way to buy a Mac is buying a base model”

5 things to consider while buying a laptop for programming

Software or application development is one the biggest requirement today. All the software engineers today focus on coding better and complex algorithms. The quick and responsive programs keeps the client happy and developers super happy.

For any programmer his partner-in-crime is always the laptop. It is fair to say the developers have to select the computer with strong considerations. As programming requires a lot of computing power, stability, great I/O, hardware compatibility, and a strong platform.

5 things to consider while buying laptop for programming
5 things to consider while buying laptop for programming

There are range of laptops to different programmes as per the language and processing preferences. Today enormous number of laptops confuse a lot because of they have so much to offer off-the-shelf.

So today will guide, on what to look out for while buying your laptop for programming. Continue reading “5 things to consider while buying a laptop for programming”

How #Sidecar works on #macOS #Catalina @Apple

Sidecar the great option for extended screening on macOS Catalina and iPad

While reviewing Apple’s macOS Catalina one feature that’s appreciated the most is without any doubt, Sidecar. Even though I have posted an update about it on my Instagram, after successfully setting up the Sidecar screen sharing between MacBook Pro and iPad.

Sidecar is actually a life saver for many designers, presentation creators and app developers who always require a secondary screen with additional functionality.

Many users are benefitting from it, who are usually working on-the-go and need secondary screen for their work requirements. Sidecar cures that pain point and make their work easier. Continue reading “How #Sidecar works on #macOS #Catalina @Apple”

#Review: #macOS #Catalina #Beta from @Apple the new good looking and fast OS, but is it the best?

Review for macOS Catalina (Beta) by Apple
Review for macOS Catalina (Beta) by Apple
Review for macOS Catalina (Beta) by Apple

Apple announced the beta release of their new macOS Catalina, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13 and iOS 13 at WWDC. They are quite a buzz in the tech market now, as everything should be from Apple Inc. What’s interesting about these beta releases are they are integrating features to each other so well, that every Apple user will like and newbies would love to get on-board with these.

macOS Catalina is quite a biggie in the game as we’re seeing an era ending, which is iTunes (I’ll miss you a lot my musical partner in crime), and get to see new key additions like iPad apps can live on Mac very soon, enhanced security with if your Mac has T2 chip and many more. Still there are many flaws that Apple need to fix ASAP. Continue reading “#Review: #macOS #Catalina #Beta from @Apple the new good looking and fast OS, but is it the best?”

How to: Increase or Decrease Undos limit in PowerPoint for Mac 2016

Undo shortcut key Command + Z

We do mistakes a lot while working and mistakes always makes us learn a lot. But computing gives we pleasure to edit the mistakes. While designing the Presentations we always have the issue with limited numbers of undo. This is one the major issue we use to face in our daily life for creating presentations and sometimes ‘Command + Z‘  becomes routine and it sucks when it touches the limit so early.

Undo shortcut key Command + Z
Undo shortcut key Command + Z

It’s very hard to keep a count of Undo(s) while editing/creating the content. Actually, this limit is editable and by-default  ’20’ Undo(s) limit is mentioned in Microsoft PowePoint for Mac.

You can increase or decrease the limit according to your requirement.

Here I’ll show how we do it: Continue reading “How to: Increase or Decrease Undos limit in PowerPoint for Mac 2016”

Creating Projects & Recording Tests on TestStudio for iOS

In my previous post Configuring or Deploying ‘Telrik TestStudio for iOS’ on iOS Simulator on XCode Mac showed you how to deploy TestStudio Extension on iOS Simulator. But now it’s time to perform, creating projects and recording test cases for the automation.

When you open the TestStudio on iOS Simulator first there are 2 options on the home screen:

  • Testing
  • Settings
Select testing and navigate to next page from where you actually need to create the new Project.
Here you can select the big Circular icon in the middle or +Add button in the Right Bottom of the simulator. After Navigating, give a new name to the project and click on Save on the Top-Right in simulator.
Now, from here you need to add test name & test type (Web App test or Native App test), which need to be test.
So, to add new app type & test click on the big Circular icon in middle or click +Add button in Right Bottom. Then you’ll be navigated to page where it will ask you to add a Web App or a Native App.
So, here I am adding a Demo_test as a test name and selecting Web Test as I need to test an WebApp and then click on save.
After saving now you are ready to do recording for the app test. From the given below screen shot of simulator:
So, now you can record your test cases by clicking on the big Circular icon of Steps in Middle or by clicking Record button in Bottom Left.
So now start recording test and if you want to give a target to add a task click on the + button in bottom middle to add:
So, when you add task, you have to select whether you are testing for verification or for action.
Select according to the requirements you have, like in this give below case I am selecting Verifications to Verify Attribute Value.
Now here give a case on which attribute you want to verify, like here I am checking on the basis of image source.
Now pause the recording and navigate to recorded steps by clicking on small steps icon in right bottom of the iOS Simulator. Now here are all the your steps which you have recorded to perform your test or tasks.
So here now you can play your record, add some other tasks & can get result reports as well. 
This how you can keep on testing your iOS apps in simulator with a few clicks which will give you better and accurate results to increase the performance of your app.

Configuring or Deploying ‘Telrik TestStudio for iOS’ on iOS Simulator on XCode Mac

Telerik TestStudio is an automation testing tool for all phase which a tester requires. Test Studio automates functional, load & performance testing to improve and fasten up the tester’s job. TestStudio is also available for iOS you can install it on your iOS Devices: iPhone, iPad & iPodTouch via App Store.

So, installing or deploying TestStudio on iOS Simulator is also available. But before that you need to have:

  • Apple Mac installed with Latest version of XCode
  • Telerik Account which you can easily make with filling a form or can connect with Microsoft Account or Gmail too.
  • A bundle file (Test-Studio-for-iOS-2-5.dmg) which contains: XCode Workspace, Test Studio Extension, Test Studio demo app for iOS Simulator.  (Note: You need to be logged in from your Telerik Account to download this file)
Let’s deploy TestStudio on iOS simulator, with a very few simple steps:
Step 1: Extract all the files in folder from Test-Studio-for-iOS-2-5.dmg
Step 2: Locate TestStudio for iOS folder in Finder extracted from the DMG file. 
Step 3: Open TestStudioSimulator folder:
Step 4: Open Terminal and give the location of TestStudioSimulator folder
Step 5: When TestStudioSimulator folder is Open in Command Terminal, now run this python file with given below command:
Step 6: Now this Python will install TestStudio Extension in iOS Simulator and in terminal it will show you ‘Installation Complete’ message.

Step 7: Now Open xCode and start the iOS Simulator and check whether Test Studio Extension for iOS is installed properly. Just Navigate to XCode > Open Developer Tools > iOS Simulator

Now you can proceed with checking and start playing with TestStudio on iOS Simulator.
(here you can see the TestStudio icon in iOS Simulator)
(Starting up of TestStudio for iOS in iOS Simulator)
(TestStudio’s first page after opening in iOS Simulator)
Now start deploying TestStudio for iOS in iOS Simulator & iOS Devices and keep testing Apps to know their performance, function & load for more improvements in your apps.