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Meet the uTest Guest Contributors!

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 17:34

From time to time, we tap our large community of experts to contribute in-depth pieces of content to the uTest blog. Although the diverse backgrounds and experiences of these experts are usually reflected in their writing, we thought that the community as a whole might be interested in a little background on these mysterious wordsmiths. […]

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uTest Platform Updates for November 24th, 2015

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 20:49

No More Over-the-air Installation of Mobile Applications for iOS Over-the-air-installation (OTA) offered a great way for testers to simply scan a QR code and then proceed to install an iOS or Android mobile application on their smartphone, skipping the tedious process of syncing the app over iTunes via USB cable and enabling testers to test […]

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Meet the Guest Contributors!

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:24

From time to time, we tap our large community of experts to contribute in-depth pieces of content to the uTest blog. Although the diverse backgrounds and experiences of these experts are usually reflected in their writing, we thought that the community as a whole might be interested in a little background on these mysterious wordsmiths. Without further […]

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11/20 Weekend Trivia

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 23:59

The 11/20 Weekend Trivia is now closed, the answer is TRUE – The most important aspect for usability for the web is accessibility. Make sure to check our our social platforms this Thursday, November 26, at 6pm (EST) for the winner!   How to Win:  Populate the form below with the correct answer for a chance to win. […]

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“Okay, Google” Looks to Make Downloading Apps Obsolete With Newest Venture

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 23:30

There’s an App For That We all know how it works, and we’ve all done it. In the recent past, we are with our friends, families, or coworkers and one person will note this cool new app they’ve downloaded. They tell you how easy it makes accomplishing whatever task they set out to do, and […]

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What Do Testers Look Like Today?

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 23:15

Note: The following is a guest submission to the uTest Blog from Sanjay Zalavadia of Zephyr. The quality assurance teams are made up of a number of professionals who are able to identify and mitigate issues within application builds. While their role hasn’t changed much, how the average tester looks has dramatically shifted from traditional standards. […]

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Update Your Profile Contest Winners!

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 00:58

Last week, we ran a contest encouraging uTesters to update their profiles in order to really show off their personal brand, with the winners receiving either an Apple TV or an equivalent gift card. This week, it is my distinct honor to present to you the winners of that contest, along with their winning profiles: Most […]

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Is Your Personal Brand Enhancing Your Career? uTest Interviews Expert Jennifer Bonine

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 20:58

Prior to the Women Who Test day at StarWest 2015, I spoke with Jennifer Bonine. Her advice is applicable for any person looking to take a initiative in enhancing their career. She is an inspiring role model in the tech industry and shares a lot of great advice in this interview. What you can expect in […]

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(11/13) Weekend Trivia

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 00:37

Congratulations Fnu Silpa Suryadevara, our 11/7 weekend trivia winner! This weeks trivia is now closed. Make sure to check our social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+) Thursday to find out the winner. Weekend Trivia: With thousands of experts in our community, we want to challenge you by “Testing the Tester” with weekly trivia! Here’s how it […]

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Microsoft Reveals New Facial-Expression Reading Technology

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 22:30

At a conference in London this past week, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella discussed a new kind of technology that Microsoft is working on. This technology, which has not yet gained a name, is said to read human facial features. Now, this is not necessarily new technology as Snapchat has begun configuring facial-recognizing features in their […]

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Hackers Win Big With Zero-Day Attacks

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 21:39

As security becomes a bigger concern for mobile manufacturers, the rewards for cracking that security are getting bigger and bigger. Android’s recent security breaches (see Stagefright) are costing the company revenue and increasing the probability of future attacks. While Android phones have been taking the brunt of the heat and negative press in recent months, […]

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Top Paid Projects: Week of November 9th

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 00:34

With the newly-introduced Special Requirements Survey feature in the platform, you may begin to see less projects posted on the projects board (if you are not familiar with this feature yet, don’t worry. Its basically just a way for PMs to survey testers directly in the platform rather than having them fill out a Google survey). […]

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A Glance At the Past Month with Microsoft

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 18:36

In the last month, we’ve seen Microsoft release a number of innovative products and technology that will change Windows users’ experience considerably. For hardware, Microsoft has introduced a number of new and exciting products. Once Windows 10 was rolled out, Microsoft redirected attention back to the Microsoft Hololens which was discussed in a previous blog post. […]

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Has Connectivity Finally Disconnected Us?

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 19:18

How often have you heard your parents or someone say “You’ve always got your head in your phone”, or “Look up and join the world”. For me, quite a lot. These reminders really settled in the other day when I stumbled on this great blog post emphasizing how addicted society is to technology. Photographer Eric […]

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(11/7) Weekend Trivia

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 20:15

Thanks to all those who participated last week and congratulations Janina Knittel, our winner from last weeks question! For those of you who did not participate in last weeks trivia, below is a quick background of the series. Weekend Trivia: With thousands of experts in our community, we want to challenge you by “Testing the Tester” with weekly trivia! Here’s […]

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EuroSTAR 2015: Pictures From The Event

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 19:26

As we head into the EuroSTAR Conference expo today, let’s take a moment and check out some amazing photos. Our very own uTest member, Constantine Buker, is our onsite tester correspondent. Check in this week as we have some more EuroSTAR related content pieces on the way. Here’s what he shared with us so far. Also, be sure to […]

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New Contest Alert: Update Your Profile and Win an Apple TV!

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 22:37

With so many exciting releases in our midst (the new version of Apple TV was just released on Oct. 30, and the new version of uTest is coming soon), we have decided to launch a contest that will both prepare uTesters for the new uTest site while giving them an opportunity to win a cool new gadget. Since […]

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Do You Know How to Wow Mobile Users? StarWest Interview with Speaker Ron Anderson

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 21:39

This year at StarWest I was lucky enough to sit down with Ron Anderson and learn about his opinions on mobile testing and how it can improve the testing space. He believes that there should be more emphasis on the user experience by testing with the user in mind. uTest is a great resource for […]

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Microsoft Releases Autocomplete for Animation

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 16:07

  If you’re at all interested in drawing, designing, or graphics then Microsoft just changed your virtual designing world. Four days ago, Microsoft introduced Autocomplete for Animation. Yes, that’s right, you can now fill in all of those pesky lines or dots instead of manually running over them. As artists know, taking the time to […]

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(10/31) Weekend Trivia Series!

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:06

Thanks to all those who participated last week. Make sure you check out our Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn pages at 6pm (EST) tonight, where we will announce last weekends winner. The winner will also be posted in this blog tomorrow. For those of you who didn’t take part last week, here is a quick background of […]

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