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View from the Labs: Voice User Interfaces – A Short History and a Bright Future

Voice User Interfaces (VUI) enable communication between humans and machines though voice-based interactions. If you’ve used to voice-based assistants like Siri (Apple), Cortana (Microsoft), Google Now and Amazon Echo, you will be familiar with what they can do. But how do these voice user interfaces actually work and what’s future do they have? Let’s take a closer...

Is Your App Usability Letting You Down?

Usability is fundamental. It is the difference between trying an app once versus becoming a loyal user for years. If your app isn’t easy to use, many people will simply give up and go to a...

Big Company vs. Small Company App Testing

What is the difference between a big company testing mobile apps, and a small company testing apps? We know that mobile app testing is complex for both large and small companies alike. With the...

Is the ALM Reboot Resulting in the Downfall of QA?

Everyone will become developers during sprint — and quality will be everyone’s responsibility Lately we have all been hearing terms like Agile lifecycle, Continuous Integration (CI),...

Are Your Apps Global Enough?

When your company creates a new mobile app, it’s important to make sure that it won’t just work in one country, but rather that it will deploy on a global scale. Having a global app means that...

Everything You Need to Know About Shift Left Testing

It’s becoming increasingly important for organizations to “Shift Left.” Shift Left refers to the practice of starting testing earlier in the software development lifecycle, thus a “shift...

Testing for New Input Devices: 3D Touch and the Apple Pencil

When was the last time you wrote with a pen or pencil? Most of us now use computers and smartphones so the humble pen and pencil have started to fade away. Technology by its very definition will...

Planning for iOS 9 and the iPhone 6S

After months and months of rumors, leaked images and speculation, Apple finally announced its latest suite of products. Along with new additions in the shape of Apple TV and the new, bigger iPad...

What Windows 95 Can Teach You About App Development

Twenty years ago, this happened. And everything changed. What this very dated video of Friends stars Mathew Perry and Jennifer Aniston shows is the now iconic Windows 95. With Apple grabbing...

Why Should You Use Continuous Integration?

What is Continuous Integration (CI)? Put simply, it is the process by which software engineers continuously update working copies of code to a shared location several times a day. The benefits of...

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Why Microsoft’s Second Generation Tablet Still Holds Another Cha...

While most of us were not satisfied by the Microsoft’s Surface and thought that Microsoft made far too many compromises in a device that was a replacement for both tablet and regular laptop. The...