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Has the Mobile Space Stalled?

That little rectangular device sitting in your pocket can already do so much, so it’s not as if there’s some terrible drought of innovation in the mobile space. But according to AppDiff.com’s CEO, Jason Arbon, the white hot excitement stemming from mobile phones has cooled.

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Josiah Renaudin
Are Any of Yours on the List of Worst Passwords of 2015?

Here’s a Top 25 List you do not want to be on: The Worst Passwords of 2015. Password management company SplashData released its annual list of the 25 worst Internet passwords, and what’s truly mindboggling is that for both 2015 and 2014, the same two passwords are at the top of the list.

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Pamela Rentz
Improving Application Testability

Automating functional testing is almost never easy. As testers, how we organize and design tests has a big impact on outcomes, but developers can—and should—have a role in making automation easier. This ease or lack of ease is part of what is known as "testability."

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Hans Buwalda
IoT Devices: Why Accessibility Should Be Your First Priority

Just because something is new, shiny, and more fully featured doesn’t mean that everyone is going to want to use it. Even if your IoT-enabled smart grill is voice-activated, it still has to be both consistently functional and as easy to use as a regular grill.

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Josiah Renaudin
Lessons Learned from Failed Apps

The industry is increasingly emphasizing the need for a longer shelf life for applications, which was under thirty days just a few years back. Why is this number low, and what can we learn from applications that fail to survive in the marketplace, let alone thrive?

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Rajini Padmanaban
Technology for the Birds

Here’s an event to schedule in your calendar for the weekend of February 12–15, 2016. It's Valentine's Day weekend—and it's a chance to give Mother Nature a valentine by participating in the online annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) to help create a real-time snapshot of bird populations.

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Pamela Rentz
When and When Not to Automate

Automation integration is a huge value to QA teams, but not everything can or should be automated. By understanding the difference, teams will be able to utilize their tools more effectively and streamline operations for better results. Sanjay Zalavadia looks at when and when not to automate.

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Sanjay Zalavadia
When Designing New Features, Know Thy User

The next time you’re designing an “awesome” new feature, take a step back and think, awesome for whom? Is this the kind of feature that will be understood and enjoyed by your target users? Or should you rethink how it might be perceived by your audience? When it comes to design, you have to know your users.

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Matthew Heusser