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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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STARWEST Contest Giveaway

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:31

Coming up in September, the much talked about STARWEST conference will be taking place in sunny Anaheim CA. For this event, uTest decided to team up with Techwell to offer our audience a chance to win a FREE trip to the STARWEST conference. The grand prize is valued at over $5,000 including tickets, hotel, food, and […]

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Apps for All: The Challenge in Providing Accessibility

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 16:57

Recently, New York City black car company Gett made headlines when they updated their app to provide greater accessibility for blind and visually-impaired riders. This move was seen as a way to differentiate themselves from Uber, which has come under criticism for not making their app accessible and for denying service to passengers with guide animals. […]

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It’s Game Time- Testing Games for Mobile Devices

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 15:09

Gaming is a billion dollar industry with constant new efforts to capitalize on that. Gaming revolves around the consumers experience. In a previous blog post we discuss why testing gaming devices and the games for these devices is important. However, here I stress why mobile game testing is now also essential. The app store is filled with […]

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Turing Robotic’s New Phone: Unbreakable, Unhackable

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 17:37

Every once and a while, a new phone is released that pushes things a little further. While the iPhone has been the trend-setter and most commercially successful iteration of the modern smartphone, Turing Robotics is looking to take the lead moving forward. Turing has been working on an unbreakable and unhackable phone with completely customize-able software. […]

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Available For Hire…Money Or Air Miles Accepted

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 20:30

Wearing a white rather than black hat could soon become the fashion among the hacking fraternity after two people were given a huge amount of frequent flyer miles by United Airlines as part of its “bug bounty” program. According to Wired, United decided to award a staggering one million miles each to the ethical hackers after […]

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Domain Knowledge – Is it Important to Testers? Featured Female Tester- Ajitha Mannem

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:24

In a continual effort to make uTest a resource for women testers we will now be adding valuable blog posts by women testers. With a weekly dedication to female specific blog posts we can enhance the brand of female testers. The first “Featured Female Tester” is Ajitha Mannem. I found Ajitha’s article in a WomenTesters magazine and […]

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Commodore Unveils PET Phone

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:17

If you are old enough to remember the name Commodore, then this news may come as a welcome surprise to you. If not…then you still might be interested if you consider yourself to be a gamer. Although most consumers haven’t heard anything from them in over two decades, Commodore is mostly remembered as one of the […]

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The Present and Future of Manual Testing

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 23:10

A few years ago, manual testing jobs were in high demand on the job market. At that time, there were not many mobile devices and mobile applications available in the world of tech, and more and more companies were beginning to realize that having a testing team is as important as having a development team. So what […]

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It’s Always Easy to Blame the Glitch

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 23:23

Picture the scene. You are a trader on the New York Stock Exchange, a master of the universe with the power to make millions at the touch of a button. Two hours before the market rings the opening bell to signify the start of your day approaches, you log on to the NYSE computer system […]

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CAST 2015 to be Live-Streamed for Testers in August

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 21:07

The Conference of the Association for Software Testing (CAST) is celebrating a milestone this year in its 10th annual edition themed “Moving Testing Forward,” and once again, the largely context-driven testing event will be live-streamed for testers. CAST 2015 is being held August 3-5, 2015, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and at the latest conference, speakers […]

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How to Test for Security in the Cloud

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 20:42

The following is a guest submission to the uTest Blog from Sanjay Zalavadia of Zephyr. In nearly every organization, employees are utilizing applications that interact with critical business and personal information. Think about industries like health care, for example, that must manage patient and financial data while keeping it protected from potential breaches. For years, […]

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Top Paid Software Testing Projects at uTest: Week of July 6

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 21:49

After a nice long weekend celebrating our country’s independence (July 4th for all you non-Americans out there), we over at uTest are ready to start the quarter right and crank out some test cycles for our loyal testing community. This weeks in-demand projects feature a number of streaming and mobile wallet testing opportunities, as well […]

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Top Five Highest-Rated Software Testing Tools at uTest

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:35

Software testing tools will never replace the job of a tester and don’t have the heart and creativity that testers bring to the table when conducting exploratory testing. That being said, without a tried and ‘tested’ toolkit at their disposal, testers would arguably be ill-equipped to get their jobs done as effectively as they do. […]

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Announcing Our Winning Testers of the Quarter for Q2 2015!

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:37

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the voting for this quarter’s awards. We started this quarterly recognition program to give credit to members of our community who have excelled in their roles, and more importantly, added value to other members through the consistency and quality of their work. As […]

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Anarchy In Arkham; Multi-Platform Testing Is a Bare Minimum For Gaming

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 21:36

One of the endearing traits of the video game sector is that when it identifies an ongoing revenue stream, it makes sure that it milks that cash cow to death. Irrespective of the genre  – sports, fantasy, action, shooters, massively-multiplayer-online-first-person-shooter, fantasy-fighting, role-playing, strategy to name just a few – developers and publishers now want to […]

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Defining Your Role as a Tester

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 16:57

Recently, I have found myself focusing less on the quality of an organization’s products from a tester’s perspective. At this point, I find myself more and more in the role of helping organizations see the larger picture: How are they set up? What causes conflicts? How does the structure of the organization help build better quality? […]

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Real-World Testing Makes Autonomous Driving A Reality

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:56

Self driving cars. A vision of the future that if you follow the musings of the mass media are soon to be a regular sight on roads across the country. Google has been testing its autonomous cars for some time now – with the odd public hiccup – and has made no secret of its […]

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