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

Stop the cyber ‘Heartbleed’ing

April 17th, 2014 by Amrinder No comments »

From an e-commerce perspective, the software flaw known as “Heartbleed,” which lets hackers peer into supposedly secure credit-card transactions, is probably the most serious security menace yet to the Internet. Accordingly, this threat demands effective – and timely – countermeasures by the federal government.

The “Heartbleed” problem was revealed last week, but Bloomberg News reports that the National Security Agency knew about the flaw two years ago and kept mum. Experts believe other sophisticated hackers have also known about the bug for a while – though there are no reports of harm Yet.

However, the latest estimates say that countering “Heartbleed” will require changes to hundreds of thousands of websites, a process that could clog the Internet for weeks.

The troubles that arise from “Heartbleed” are only likely to get worse until Congress and the Information Technology industry get serious about setting some legal standards for Internet Security. The Obama administration said last week that businesses sharing information on web attacks and vulnerabilities will not be charged with antitrust violations. That’s a useful step, but hardly the solution the nation needs.

Luckily, the “Heartbleed” flaw in encryption software used in secure Internet transactions reportedly does not affect government sites or banks. And popular Internet sites like Facebook, Dropbox, OKCupid and Netflix have fixed the bug or are fixing it, according to The Washington Post.

But hundreds of thousands of other websites that use the same secure transaction software still have work to do.

Though individuals may be asked by companies they have done business with to change their passwords, experts warn that doing so prematurely may simply result in exposing it to hackers. So wait until you know that vendors have successfully fixed the bug.

“Heartbleed” is just one example of the myriad software vulnerabilities that crop up with every new software publication known as “zero days” because once publicly identified they have to be fixed in “zero days” to avoid exploitation by hackers.

Until recently the NSA avidly took advantage of “zero day” defects to improve its electronic warfare capabilities. The New York Times reports that it exploited four such defects to attack Iran’s nuclear enrichment industry, causing as many as 1,000 centrifuges to shatter.

In January, however, President Obama issued orders to NSA to see that such flaws are fixed immediately unless national security circumstances dictate otherwise.

The risk in letting “zero day” defects like “Heartbleed” go unfixed for extended periods is that other entities – including foreign governments and criminal hackers – might also discover and exploit them.

The “Heartbleed” fiasco tells us that the nation is not paying enough attention and devoting enough resources to cyber security.

When major national infrastructure like the electrical grid as well as tens of billions of dollars of e-commerce depend on the Internet, such inattention is inexcusable.

Source:http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140417/PC1002/140419449/1021/

Apple iOS 8 and iPhone 6 Details Emerge Ahead of WWDC 2014: What to Expect

April 17th, 2014 by Amrinder No comments »

Apple Inc. (AAPL) will be holding its Worldwide Developers Conference this June in San Francisco. According to recent reports, the company plans to unveil its iOS 8 during the event. There will also be more details provided about the upcoming iPhone 6. With Apple’s products soon to hit market, there is general concern if the company can get past competitors and maintain its market position. What can people expect?

According to the company, the WWDC 2014 will run from June 2 to 6. Throughout the years, the event has become a venue for Apple to launch new SDKs and software applications to developers. This allows developers to tweak their new apps and existing programs to the software’s specifications. This also gives developers the chance to work on updates before the release of the new operating system.

The final launch of the software usually comes shortly following the beta release or successive versions. This is around July and August. Following a series of tweaks, Apple should release the final version through the iPhone 6 this September. Analysts believe the upcoming smartphone is the tried and tested way for the company to showcase the final edition of the OS.

According to 9to5 Mac, Apple’s iOS will go by the name Okemo. It will reportedly feature the following:

Healthbook – a feature that can acquire and present health and fitness data from different hardware accessories and applications. The application works like Passbook in terms of design and user-interface. Users can tweak the app to provide visual presentations of preferred health statistics.

Overhauled mapping software – the upcoming Maps application will reportedly feature better bus stop notation, labeling and cartography. It can also map out airports and train stations better. The app will also offer enhanced data presentation including public transit directions. Google has been offering the feature already but it should be a big change for Apple and its Maps application.

Voice over LTE – carrier sources hinted that the next iOS will have VoLTE support.

Messages – reports noted that Apple plans on including a feature that can delete Message threads automatically.

If these features will find their way in the iOS 8 then people can expect the iPhone 6 to feature them. Apple has yet to make official announcements about the exact features of the iOS 8 and iPhone 6.

Source:http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/548538/20140417/apple-ios-8-iphone-6.htm#.U09dvqJmpEo

3D software provider beats first year targets

April 17th, 2014 by Amrinder No comments »

The technology firm has created 17 new jobs, trained 40 young people in its coding school and said revenues in the first year have reached $6.5m, beating its target of $2m.

World-leading 3D technology company EON Reality says it is on track to meet its growth targets as it celebrates its first anniversary in Manchester.

EON, which supplies blue-chip companies across the globe, as well as schools and government organisations, with 3D hardware and software, chose One Central Park, east Manchester over a host of other continental sites as the location for its European HQ, with the aim of creating 240 jobs over the next three years.

The base also has a computing coding college, in which EON will train 100 people a year for the next five years, completely free-of-charge.

Roughly half of the students who complete each year’s 12-month course will be employed directly by EON, creating 3D and virtual reality projects for its clients.

Dan Lejerskar, EON Reality’s chairman said it’s had a successful first year so far.

It has created 17 new jobs, trained 40 young people in its coding school and has already planned to employ 20 of those trainees.

He said revenues in the first year have reached $6.5m, beating its target of $2m in the first nine months.

“There is true digital spirit in Manchester and the work we are doing here is making it a hub for virtual reality development,” said Lejerskar.

“In many dimensions it’s been a great year as we have exceeded our expectations and we couldn’t have done that without our Entrepreneur Coding School.

“Our plans also called for doing two major projects but we have executed six already. We are working with World Skills Foundation for example to develop virtual skills training and we are working on a unique soccer experience, an edutainment solution, which will be displayed this year at a large soccer event. We have done applications for training, plumbing, for maintenance and repair of engines and even floristry.”

He added: “The team in Manchester have even supported application development in Moscow, Qatar and France. It’s been a busy year for Manchester and the plan is to continue to grow the company, get more people trained so we can employ them and build the expertise, and that’s the critical aspect right now.”

As part EON’s anniversary celebration, it held a free virtual reality workshop with over 120 representatives from businesses across 22 countries. The workshop included a series of talks by high profile international experts.

Source:http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/business/eon-reality-3d-software-provider-6996507

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