Mobile Application Testing – 01 Synergy

April 4th, 2012 by Rahul No comments »

01 Synergy offers a complete and comprehensive range of Mobile Application testing services from Unit Testing to User Acceptance Testing. Complexities across handset makers, carriers, locations and operating systems has made building bug-free mobile apps really difficult.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Requirements Capture and Analysis
  • Test Planning
  • Test case Design
  • Test Execution
  • Defect Tracking & Management
  • Reporting
  • Test Metrics

01 Synergy offers a wide range of Mobile Application testing services, including:

  • Functional Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Load & Performance Testing
  • Localization Testing
  • Usability Testing

Our QA professionals can help you with all your Mobile App testing projects,  including:

  • iOS Application Testing (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
  • Android Application Testing
  • BlackBerry Application Testing
  • Windows Phone 7 Application Testing

01 Synergy is here to help, if you have a need to discuss Mobile application testing, agile testing, do count on us to help. Visit us online at www.01sqa.com or send us a mail here: mobile.testing@01synergy.com

Security Software Service Firm EdgeWave Raises $11M

July 23rd, 2014 by Amrinder No comments »

EdgeWave, which sells infsecurity software and services, has raised $11 million in equity and debt financing to boost sales and marketing efforts for its technology.

The company, originally financed through a special purpose acquisition company called Sandhill IT, initially focused on content monitoring and management. With the 2010 acquisition of a company called Red Condor, EdgeWave began its transition to become more of a full-fledged information technology security company.

EdgeWave combines its security software with a human element of trained information technology security professionals, many of whom hail from the U.S. military. The company’s initiatives around cyber-threat detection are spearheaded by retired U.S. Navy Capt. Mike Walls. Walls most recently commanded the Navy’s global cybersecurity operations, and now oversees threat detection and management services for all of EdgeWave’s small and medium sized business clients and its handful of large enterprise customers.

EdgeWave’s latest financing included $6 million from TVC Capital and another $5 million in debt from Square 1 Bank. With the money the company intends to boost its sales and marketing efforts.

Based in San Diego, the company’s customers include Esurance, Susquehanna Health, and the United States Tennis Association’s U.S. Open Tennis Championship.

Source:http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/22/security-software-service-firm-edgewave-raises-11m/

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Leaked Software Features Suggest Major Upgrades

July 23rd, 2014 by Amrinder No comments »

The upcoming Galaxy Note 4 smartphone by Samsung Electronics Co. (KRX: 005930) will likely include a host of new software features — and a recent leak gives an idea of what those features might be.

Tech informant Evleaks recently shared a list of Android application packages (APK), the file format used for Android applications, which often reveals the name of an application. While some of the files included in the leak are for well-known Samsung features, many others could suggest new features to be included on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

In particular, files such as “SStudio_WQHD” APK stands out as indication of a potential new feature. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to feature a QHD (1440 x 2560) resolution display and this “S-Studio” app could work in conjunction with a high-resolution screen. Files like “VRSVC” APK could offer software support for Samsung’s rumored virtual reality headset called Samsung Gear VR, GSM Arena suggests. Many of the files give only a small idea of what the feature could be.

Some of the file names are a bit more straightforward, such as “OutOfFocusViewer” APK, “PhotoStudio” APK, and “SmartSelfShot” APK, which allude to photography applications. Some rumors suggest that Samsung will use a 16-megapixel for the Galaxy Note 4 with an optical image stabilization feature to capture clearer images. Other rumors suggest Samsung will use a 12-megapixel camera with a better quality lens for the Galaxy Note 4 to address the complaints from consumers about the picture quality of Samsung’s mobile cameras.

Jeff Orr, a senior practice director at ABI Research, told International Business Times in June that Samsung will likely design the Galaxy Note 4 camera to work in conjunction with the device’s applications. A feature like “Smart Self Shot,” which sounds like a mechanism for taking selfies, could be a feature specific to the Galaxy Note 4 that requires a specially catered camera.

File names such as “SHealth3” APK and “FingerPrintScanner” APK are features already included on Samsung devices. Their inclusion within the leak could suggest confirmation of these features for a new device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will likely include an updated version of the S-Health app, in addition to Samsung’s new Finger Scanner, which was introduced on the Samsung Galaxy S5 in April. Notably, Evleaks also discovered the “FingerPrintScanner” APK for the Galaxy S5 prior to its release.

Another software feature that may be included on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is colorblind settings, which configure a display according to various levels of color-blindness. The name “Colorblind” APK is included among the list of leaked files. Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) is expected to launch its new Android L software in the fall, which also includes colorblind settings; however, it is not known whether this feature on the Galaxy Note 4 is Samsung’s or Google’s.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be announced in early September at the IFA Expo in Berlin and to be released in late September. Other recent reports suggest that device might include an ultraviolet (UV) sensor and a retina scanner.

Source:http://www.ibtimes.com/samsung-galaxy-note-4-leaked-software-features-suggest-major-upgrades-1636098

Software Maker Symantec Faces False Claims Suit

July 23rd, 2014 by Amrinder No comments »

The Justice Department will intervene in a False Claims Act suit against Symantec Corp., which allegedly over-charged the government for hundreds of millions of dollars worth of software and related products.

According to the Justice Department, Symantec “knowingly provided the United States with inaccurate and incomplete information” about its prices, and charged the government more than commercial customers in violation of its contract with the General Services Administration.

The penalty for Symantec, whose products include Norton Antivirus, Vertias and VeriSign, may be steep. The government initially estimated damages of $145 million, according to the company’s annual 10-K report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in May.

“This lawsuit demonstrates the government’s commitment to ensuring that the companies it does business with act with integrity,” said assistant attorney general Stuart Delery in a news release on Tuesday. “When the United States spends taxpayer dollars based on contractors’ representations about their business practices, we expect to be given complete and accurate information.”

Symantec spokesman Noah Edwardsen said the company did not do anything wrong. “At Symantec we take compliance rules seriously and believe we followed all GSA Schedule and state contract program rules,” he said via email. “We have fully cooperated with the government throughout its investigation, which Symantec was alerted to and first publicly disclosed in June 2012. We deny any wrongdoing and are confident the prices paid by the government for Symantec products and services were fair and reasonable.”

Symantec employee Lori Morsell brought the suit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in 2012, alleging that the company defrauded the federal government as well as the states of California, New York and Florida by failing to monitor and disclose the “deep discounts” it offered to other customers.

Symantec was obligated to do so, she said, because its contract, which ran from 2007 to 2012, included a price reduction clause—a typical provision requiring a contractor to give the government the best price for its product, and not to offer other customers steeper discounts for comparable purchases.

Morsell uncovered “many examples of deep discounts to commercial customers, given more frequently than disclosed,” according to the complaint, filed by London & Mead name partner Christopher Mead.

Mead, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment, is a veteran in bringing such cases. He represented whistleblower Paul Frascella in a similar case against Oracle Corp. that also involved allegations of failing to disclose software discounts. That case settled in 2011 for $200 million. He also represented whistleblower James Hicks in another Oracle software discount case that settled for $99 million in 2006.

False Claims Act violations carry a potential penalty of three times the government’s damages, plus $11,000 per false claim. Successful plaintiffs get a bounty—up to 30 percent of the total recovery.

For Symantec, DOJ’s decision to intervene in the case is bad news. The government intervenes in only 20 to 25 percent of False Claims Act suits but, when it does, it is successful 95 percent of the time, according to government-contracts lawyers.

Software makers have been particularly vulnerable to so-called qui tam suits because unlike say, a helicopter, software is cheap to manufacture, with most of the costs in the initial development. The result: lots of room to discount on prices. For example, according to the complaint, Symantec did not disclose to the government that it offered some commercial customers “legacy” discounts, allowing them to pay rock-bottom prices even after their contracts to purchase a minimum volume of software had expired.

Symantec reported that it sold the government $222 million worth of software. It also said that after the initial meeting with DOJ in January,” the government’s analysis of our potential damages exposure has fluctuated.” In its annual report, it recorded a $25 million offset to revenue, which it said was “our current estimate of the low end of the range of estimated loss.”

Source:http://www.nationallawjournal.com/legaltimes/home/id=1202664125141/Software-Maker-Symantec-Faces-False-Claims-Suit?mcode=1202615432600&curindex=1&back=NLJ&slreturn=20140623005445

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