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Michael James
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Xamarin iOS for Simulator and Screenshots
I love the Xamarin iOS Simulator for Windows , much easier than VNC'n to my Mac or having to constantly use my iPhone when I'm only playing around with UI and stuff. It has all the features you'd expect like show/hide keyboard, home button, rotate, trigger ...

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HTML 5 Web Capture Quirks
Today I've been playing around with HTML 5 Web Camera capture and for the most part its been quite easy. HTML5Rocks has a good intro post  which covers many things. Now it came to testing and everything worked as expected in Chrome and Firefox however in Mi...

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Experiences from using existing projects within VS2015
I've been using VS2015 since an early preview at home but now it's launched I've been trialling it with many of our solutions within work trying to iron out any associated pain before we upgrade every developer (that hasn't already ;)). One thing I've notic...

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Developing a Microsoft Band App Using Windows Universal Apps i.e Windows 10
Last week I finally picked myself up a Microsoft Band and instantly started thinking about potential app ideas and that's where they were left, as thoughts :) However unfortunately I also got knocked off my bike last week and ended up with a fractured elbow...

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My Favourite Visual Studio Features #myVSUK
It's been really interesting to read some of people's submissions for the Visual Studio Features competition. Quite varied. I thought I'd add my top 5 into the mix, although I've probably missed the deadline :) 1 - Test Explorer Test Explorer, Docked Left i...

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New blog post highlighting some interesting feedback I got from user testing and how I resolved Button Target Area's.

http://blog.mjjames.co.uk/2014/05/the-importance-of-all-age-user-testing.html

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The importance of all-age user testing and increate UIButton Touch Area
Of late I have been getting various users to try out an iOS app I have been building using Xamarin.iOS, and I got some interesting feedback which I thought I'd share. The app runs on iPod Touch's / iPhone's so a common platform. One of the areas people comm...

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An idea I had to stop writing console apps for quick tests
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