Posted on January 26, 2019Categories TechnologyTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Toshiba FireTV Can’t Connect To Amazon

Toshiba FireTV Can’t Connect To Amazon

The Toshiba 49LF421U19, aka Toshiba Fire TV 49″ Best Buy edition, seems like a great deal. On sale it can be had for well under $300 delivered. For an Alexa-enabled Smart TV with 1080p that is not a bad deal. It should be perfect for the PS4 in the game room and double as the “kids TV” — especially during the upcoming Super Bowl party. However things aren’t all great with this techno-TV. After getting the TV booted the first … Continue reading “Toshiba FireTV Can’t Connect To Amazon”

Posted on September 21, 2017Categories Quality Assurance, TechnologyTags , , , , , 1 Comment on Installing Safari Webdriver for Selenium 2

Installing Safari Webdriver for Selenium 2

Automated testing with Selenium is now your best option for scripted web testing if you have been using Selenium IDE with Firefox for the past few years.  As of Firefox 55, released in August of 2017, Selenium IDE no longer works “out of the box” with the latest browser.  While the folks over at SeleniumHQ work on “Selenium IDE TNG” (The Next Generation, I assume) you are going to be left either running older Firefox 54 which will try to … Continue reading “Installing Safari Webdriver for Selenium 2”

Posted on December 11, 2016Categories Mobile, TechnologyTags , ,   Leave a comment on AsteroidOS Open Source Alternative To Androidwear

AsteroidOS Open Source Alternative To Androidwear

Androidwear has long been a second class citizen , especially when living on an iPhone.  Hopefully this open source attempt at a watch OS can help Android watches regain lost functionality and compete with the Apple Watch. — With Android Wear critical, open source AsteroidOS offers smartwatches a life line Android Authority Kris Carlon20 hours ago Android Wear has been on life support for a while. We’re still waiting for the miracle cure of Android Wear 2.0, but the clock … Continue reading “AsteroidOS Open Source Alternative To Androidwear”

Posted on December 19, 2015Categories TechnologyTags , ,   Leave a comment on iPhone Versus Android : Christmas 2015 Update

iPhone Versus Android : Christmas 2015 Update

I just replaced my Samsung Galaxy S5 with a new iPhone 6S Plus.    This was not an easy transition.   I started out in the smart phone world literally on day 1.    We had a contract to write an app for the very first iPhone and we stood in line to purchase a pair of them on the first day they were available.    Within 18 months Android was out and after fighting with that gen 1 iPhone more than I liked … Continue reading “iPhone Versus Android : Christmas 2015 Update”