On Monday, Apple announced a whole bunch of exciting and innovative new
products. Two of the more anticipated were the iPhone 3GS and version 3.0
of the iPhone software. Both of these introduce interesting new features
for iPhone users everywhere. You can watch the entire keynote here.
Apple’s keynote presentation went very well, but there were a couple of
snags while demoing some of the new iPhone apps. Two different apps had
problems with their demos. One app had an issue with some on-stage props,
but the other simply stopped working in the middle of its presentation.
The presenters for both apps recovered and continued to highlight other
features of their products. However, I can’t exactly fault them for
having trouble. In fact, what actually surprised me was that so many of the
apps worked given how difficult Apple makes testing iPhone apps.
Here’s rough... (more)
Reports are flying around the Internet about people using their VISA debit
cards and seeing errors on their billing statements for charges of
$23,148,855,308,184,500. That’s 23 QUADRILLION dollars. For
68,690,965 Airbus A380s 3,858,142 Large Hadron Colliders 13,616,973 Space
Shuttles 154,325 Space Shuttle Programs 1,622 times the United States 2008
Of course, the additional $15 overdraft fee looks puny in comparison.
That’s a pretty serious software bug and one that will cost VISA a lot of
time and credibility to fix. They’ve already indicated that the... (more)
Every startup team has great and spirited debates about its products (or
services). We debate what works, what doesn’t, what makes it unique, and
most importantly, what users want. We draw inspiration when new products
launch and change the world — or even some small part of it. Like
Salesforce.com back in the day, the family of iPhones or, more recently,
And similarly, we witness product missteps that make us wince, rant or just
shake our heads. One such case emerged today with DiggBar (Digg’s URL
shortening service) under the bright lights of TechCrunch, in an art... (more)
In the latest installment of our “Testing the Limits” series, we sat down
with Andrew Muns (@amuns) the President of Software Test & Performance (of
STP Magazine and STPCon fame), to discuss how testers are perceived by execs
and developers, the future of media companies, and the changes that are
underway at STP. This is the first half of our chat; check back Thursday
for part two.
uTest: STPCon is being held this October in Cambridge, MA… what do you
have in store for the attendees this year?
Andrew: This is the first conference that will have been planned start to
finish by... (more)
Having grilled some of the top minds in the software business, this
installment of Testing the Limits will deviate slightly from the norm. With
us this month is John Winsor – author, entrepreneur and crowdsourcing
After a successful career as a journalist and magazine publisher, John
founded Radar Communications in 1998, where he implemented a variety of
academic-based market intelligence tools to help some of the country’s most
progressive companies learn from key voices in their communities. Today, he
offers that same advice as the VP/Executive Director of Strategy and... (more)