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Don’t Be Scared, The Internet of Things Isn’t Going Away

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 21:01

It probably doesn’t augur well for the inevitability of the connected world that the father of the Internet says he is terrified by the potential downsides of combining appliances and software. Speaking at a recent news briefing before a meeting of computer experts at the 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany, Vint Cerf admitted that […]

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Official Release of Working As Designed: the uTest Podcast, Episode 1

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 15:27

After recording, interviewing, editing and mixing, it’s finally here! Welcome to the first episode of Working As Designed: the uTest Podcast. This will be a place where you can find special interviews with helpful testing tips, the latest uTest news, and where you can meet the Community team! Feel free to leave a comment  here, […]

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Augmented Reality Offers Glimpse of Future

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 17:26

New technologies are often built upon the successes and ideas that have come before them. Always building off and taking advantage of previous technology, development and advancement becomes an iterative process. Leap Motion has taken this process to heart recently, using a Hackathon in San Francisco to augment the Oculus Rift and turn it into an Augmented […]

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Here’s A Sneak Peek at Working As Designed: the uTest Podcast

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 18:52

We’re so excited to bring you Working As Designed: the uTest Podcast. So excited, in fact, that we decided to give you a sneak peek into what to expect in the first episode of WAD: the uTest Podcast- which is expected to be released later this week. Don’t forget to take the discussions over to […]

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Top Paid Software Testing Projects at uTest: Week of August 24

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 17:29

As the summer sadly draws to a close, shake yourself out of your back-to-school blues with some cool new projects from uTest: This weeks in-demand projects include an education usability survey, a streaming service speed test, and a cycle for people with accounting domain knowledge. For the week of August 24, 2015, here’s 8 of the most […]

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Smartphone Trends: Bigger is Better

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 18:12

Over the course of the past 8 years, we have seen the modern smartphone evolve rapidly. Growing thinner, more powerful, and better looking, the smartphone market has become extremely fragmented and diverse. This is one of the many reasons why software testing across a multitude of devices has become so important to the commercial and […]

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The Top 5 Reasons to Look Forward to Working As Designed: The uTest Podcast

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 18:39

This summer, at uTest, we’ve been brainstorming new ways to bring you, our testers, new sources of information regarding our company, your test cycles, and anything else uTest. After some serious planning, our team has decided on a podcast as one of these many methods of communication! If you’re not already an avid podcast lover […]

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Meet the uTesters: John Schultz

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 17:30

John Schultz has been performing software testing for 20 years in various domains. He is currently a quality assurance analyst at a mortgage company focusing on the VA home loan that serves veterans and service members. uTest: What drew you into testing initially? What’s kept you at it? John: My first “real” job after graduating […]

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10 Blogs To Follow About Testing Trends

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 17:46

    Have you been keeping up on the top testers? We have! Here at uTest we want to equip our testers with the most knowledge so they can be the best testers possible. Below is a list we created of the blogs that we follow, so now go ahead and add them to your […]

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Explore Capabilities, Not Features

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 22:04

Gojko Adzic is a strategic software delivery consultant who works with ambitious teams to improve the quality of their software products and processes. Gojko is the co-author of a book called 50 Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests. As software features are implemented, and user stories become ready for exploratory testing, it’s only logical to […]

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uTest Platform Updates for August 12th, 2015

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 17:03

Each week, the Community Management team will provide updates on platform changes and bug fixes that are either upcoming or ready to be deployed. Here are the platform updates for the week of August 10th, 2015. Enhancing “+1s” (Issue Confirmation) The “+1” feature allows you to indicate that you also encountered a bug if it […]

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Advice Posts from Veterans

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:33

At uTest we want to provide all of the support we can for our new testers. We are very lucky to have an engaged community that is also committed to supporting beginners. A forum’s post started by a tester asks what the top worries and concerns are for new testers. A few veterans contributed responses in […]

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Top Paid Software Testing Projects at uTest: Week of August 10

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:01

As we enter the dog days of summer, tester participation tends to slow down a little. Despite this, we continue to receive a high number of projects and requests from our customers, all of which we could use your help on! This weeks in-demand projects cut across a wide array of categories and testing types, from […]

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Software Projects Suffer From Poor Oversight Methodology

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 19:11

A large software project funded by the British government recently experienced massive setbacks partially due to an ill-suited development methodology. Perhaps more so than any other industry, the IT sector has repeatedly found itself subject to business leaders looking to implement the latest hyped trends without properly considering how these implementations will fit into the […]

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Digital Doctor Says You Are Not Having A Heart Attack …Physical Doctor Disagrees

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 18:33

Never one to fully embrace the idea of replacing tried and tested methods with new-fangled technology, the healthcare sector is going through a period of readjustment. Smartphones and wearables now provide information to not only fitness fanatics but health-conscious consumers, with apps at the center of monitoring how we live on a daily basis. Doctors […]

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uTest Platform Updates for August 5th, 2015

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 18:08

Each week, the Community Management team will provide updates on platform changes and bug fixes that are either upcoming or ready to be deployed. Here are the platform updates for the week of August 5th, 2015.       Ratings Algorithm Update As many of you know, we roll out refinements to the ratings algorithm several times per […]

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STARWEST: Women Who Test

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 17:18

As you may have seen we are doing a UTEST4STARWEST contest this month. With the contest closing soon now is the time to enter your submissions for a chance to win a sponsored trip to the StarWest conference this fall! One of the many reasons STARWEST is a great opportunity for those in the testing community […]

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Terror Comes As Standard In Our Connected World

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:57

Car drivers and unfaithful spouses have both had reasons to feel terrified in recent weeks. In what is becoming a regular occurrence, black and white hat hackers hit the headlines for their work, with two extremely high-profile examples of what they can achieve. Both of the hacks received major media coverage, and while one may […]

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Avoiding the Common Pitfalls When Adopting New Technologies

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:39

According to Inc.com, there are hundreds of new virtual and physical technology tools for businesses that come out every year. Some examples of these technological tools are smart phone sensors that act as credit cards, ready-made e-commerce websites, and and endless number of Saas products. However, there are common pitfalls experienced by many companies when adopting new technologies. […]

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Wearables Could Be The Future…It Just Depends On Apple

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 18:28

It must be really strange to be an Apple fan-person at the moment. On the one hand, there is the frenzied anticipation that comes from knowing that iOS 9 will be released in the fall, which means a shiny new iPhone to add to the collection. On the other, there is the growing realization that […]

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