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

Focusky Declares Top Reasons Why Free Business Presentation Software is Ideal for Start-ups

May 25th, 2015 by Amrinder No comments »

Focusky Business Presentation Software”
Today, Focusky, a private label brand in software development, reveals the significance of its free business presentation software to start-ups.
In its ongoing effort to draw attention to the effective ways required to build solid brand identity in marketplaces as far as 21st century is concerned, Focusky, a leading software development company, now reveals the top reasons why free business presentation software is ideal for every start-up today.

Following the recent introduction of its free business presentation software into the market, the management of Focusky has been making some conscious efforts to show that professional visual presentations have gone beyond the traditional PowerPoint package that has been in use for years.

While describing the new presentation application, Jason Chen, the President of Focusky, states that it would help to design and showcase unique, innovative slides, thus enabling start-ups to demonstrate to potential clients that they pay attention to changing industry trends. He then adds, saying, “The latest business presentation software can create stimulating and impressive visuals by which a typical user can show off his or her expertise in a given industry.”

According to him, Focusky business presentation software comes with several unique features that make it outperform MS PowerPoint, even to a great extent. “It offers hundreds of templates, amazing transitions, Zoom&Pan effects, multi-language support, an animation editor, an online presentation maker, a video presentation maker, amongst others. In addition, the presentation is shareable online, be it on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube,” he reveals.

“With the business presentation software, audio and video files can be embedded in any presentation. In every respect, Focusky presentation publishing and sharing platform would help start-ups to create a lasting impression on their target audience anytime, anywhere,” Jason Chen discloses while citing some of the advanced features of the web-based application.

Jason Chen also confirms that the software is available to start-ups at no cost. “In all probability, start-ups no longer have to spend fortunes on presentation software such as expensive MS PowerPoint software. The application is available for Mac and Windows users. It’s worth stating that Cloud Hosting is provided with Focusky presentation software such that users wouldn’t have to bother about finding a place to keep their files safe and secure,” he affirms.

Source:http://www.forimmediaterelease.net/pm/15652.html

Microsoft’s Salesforce Acquisition Talks Ended On Price Issues, says CNBC

May 25th, 2015 by Amrinder No comments »

What could have been one of the most valuable and significant tech acquisitions of current times isn’t happening anytime soon as per CNBC’s exclusive reports. The “significant talks” held in spring between Microsoft and San Fran-based cloud major Salesforce, have reached a dead end on price issues.

Talking on specific numbers, CNBC reported that Microsoft was willing to offer about $55 billion for the world’s biggest maker of online sales software but Salesforce CEO and founder Marc Benioff had expected as much as $70 billion. Both Microsoft and Salesforce declined to comment on the report.

Microsoft, although a late entrant into the cloud computing market, has lately been quite keen on expanding its presence in the booming market. And that keenness has seen aggression, ever since Satya Nadella joined office as CEO 18 months ago. Nadella made cloud computing his No. 1 priority as CEO, and had even projected that Microsoft could reach a staggering $20 Billion in cloud revenue by 2018, up from a current annualized rate of $6.3 billion, the centerpiece of growth being their cloud hosting platform Azure as well as the Office 365 software suit.

In fact, in order to lure more enterprise and developer customers towards its platforms, Microsoft announced a slew of new, Azure-targeted features in its recently concluded Build Conference.

Salesforce which was founded in 1999 by former Oracle executive Marc Benioff and valued at $48.4 billion at present, had reported $1.51 billion in revenue for its fiscal first quarter this week, and forecast sales for the full year could be as high as $6.55 billion making it the most successful purely cloud-based application company in the industry and hence an ideal fit for Microsoft given its cloud computing stints.

Salesforce is also considered a pioneer of customer relationship management, or CRM in the cloud, which companies use to help manage their sales efforts and currently leads the global customer relationship management (CRM) market, which is valued at $23 billion annually, according to tech research firm Gartner.

Salesforce provides its services online, with no software directly installed on PCs, making the company attractive to technology giants such as Oracle and Microsoft, who have been late entrants into the fast-growing cloud computing market.

Rumors of acquisition talks between the two companies first surfaced last month when Bloomberg reported on an approach of an unnamed suitor that was not Microsoft, for Salesforce. Bloomberg also reported earlier this month that Microsoft was evaluating a bid for Salesforce, but said no talks between the two companies were taking place. The deal envisioned Microsoft using a significant portion of its $95 billion cash pile to pay for Salesforce.

However, the talks are not expected to re-emerge anytime soon. In addition to a disparity in price expectations, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella was said to be somewhat reluctant to pull the trigger on a deal of such size and consequence for his company.

A Microsoft-Salesforce deal would have been among the largest tech acquisitions ever, and Microsoft’s largest ever following its 2011 purchase of video-calling company Skype for $8.5 billion. Under former CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft tried and failed to acquire Yahoo in 2008 for $45 billion.

The honor of the biggest tech acquisition in history belongs to the AOL-Time Warner merger announced in 2000. The original purchase price was for $162 billion, but AOL’s declining share price capped the deal at $106 billion when it was completed in 2001.

Source:http://thetechportal.in/2015/05/25/microsofts-salesforce-acquisition-talks-ended-on-price-issues-says-cnbc/

Flaw leaves data on ‘wiped’ Android phones exposed

May 25th, 2015 by Amrinder No comments »

Some half a billion Android mobile devices from leading brands such as Samsung and HTC have a flawed “factory reset” function which leaves sensitive information — including passwords, contacts, emails, media files and text messages — recoverable after a device is “wiped”.

Even when full-disk encryption is in place, sensitive data is still recoverable because the factory reset process on affected models fails to erase the files which store decryption keys, a Cambridge University study has shown.

Researchers purchased 21 models of Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC and Nexus smartphone second hand from eBay and other resellers which ran Android operating systems 2.2 Froyo through to 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Their report found the models, accounting for some 500 million devices, may not properly wipe disk partitions containing personal information.

In addition, 630 million devices may not fully erase internal storage cards, which often hold personal media files such as photos and videos, it said.

The authors said personal data was recoverable because authentication tokens used to automatically log the user into apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp or Gmail were often stored in flash storage, which is notoriously difficult to erase.

“As a test, we factory reset our own phone, then recovered the master token,” the authors said.

“After the reboot, the phone successfully re-synchronised contacts, emails, and so on.

“We recovered Google tokens in all devices with flawed factory reset, and the master token 80 per cent of the time.”

The authors successfully recovered contents of text messages, emails, chat apps, plus log-in credentials to users’ Google accounts, in all 21 of the devices.

One reason cited for the flaw was that smartphone manufacturers did not include on their devices the software drivers required to fully wipe flash chips used for non-volatile memory storage.

Access to personal information such as that contained in emails could leave highly sensitive data such as banking details available, and would create additional risks where sensitive corporate information was stored, the report noted.

The researchers warned consumers could be left vulnerable to blackmail resulting from “compromising conversations”.

Emails were recovered in 80 per cent of the sample devices, though “generally only a few per device”.

Android Security lead engineer Adrian Ludwig thanked the researchers for their efforts but said device encryption still made the recovery of data after an incomplete wipe “significantly more difficult”.

“This is one of the reasons we have enabled encryption by default on the Nexus 6 and 9 [smartphones], and one of the reasons we have very strongly recommended it for other manufacturers as well,” Mr Ludwig said.

Linus Information Security Systems director Mike Thompson also recommended device encryption, but with “no guarantees”.

It was reasonable to assume similar flaws existed in other models not included in the study, he said, and also in Apple and Windows phones.

“Even the latest models, while less exposed, will still carry through some exposures,” Mr Thompson warned.

“The issues primarily relate to the way in which flash memory storage works and how phone vendors and Google support the necessary tools to make flash more secure, [therefore] other manufacturers such as Apple are likely to be similarly exposed.”

Mr Thompson said concerned users could opt for phones with external SD storage cards, which can be removed when discarding the phone.

For businesses, he advised only sharing sensitive information on devices that complied with the latest security recommendations, plus regularly educating employees about data protection to minimise exposure.

There have been two major Android operating system upgrades since those included in the study.

Google’s Nexus 6 and 9 smartphones run the latest Android OS, Lollipop.

Android devices account for 80 per cent of the global smartphone market, according to research firm Gartner.

Some 64 per cent of all smartphones are passed on to others, traded in or sold second-hand, the firm estimates, while sales of second-hand smartphones are expected to grow significantly to 120 million units by 2017.

The operating systems included the Cambridge study make up around 50 per cent of all Android devices currently in use, according to Google.

A factory reset function is designed to remove all files and settings a user has added to a device, and is therefore often implemented before someone gives away or sells a personal mobile device.

Consumers in mature markets such as Australia are estimated to upgrade their smartphone devices every 18 to 20 months on average, according to Gartner.

Source:http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/security-it/flaw-leaves-data-on-wiped-android-phones-exposed-20150525-gh8xhy.html

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