Apple does it again: How the tech gigant is revolutionising our behaviour

Apple Siri

On Tuesday, Apple was once again holding its annual developer conference WWDC and presented its latest innovations. Two weeks ago, we reported on another tech giant’s developer event: Google I/O. In April, Facebook announced updates for its social network. All these events have one thing in common: that artificial intelligence in general and voice user interfaces in particular seem to be one of the major tech revolutions coming in the next few years.

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Are you ready for UEFA EURO 2016? These apps will give you a hand!

Illustration EURO 2016

Just a couple of hours to go until the most exciting football tournament of the year kicks off in Paris, France. All around the world sport enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for their heroes like Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Paul Pogba, Sergio Ramos or Manuel Neuer to make their first moves on the holy pitch. But with 24 teams, 552 players and 51 games in just 4 weeks it is quite easy to lose track.
Over the last couple of weeks our Crowd tested and compared a bunch of apps that are supposed to help football fans keep an overview on the results, upcoming matches as well as statistics. They also have been looking for helpful background information about the teams and the latest news of the event. In this blog post we want to present you with the two international apps that our testers liked the most when it came to usability and functionality. So if you are still looking for a good app for the upcoming weeks of football, it might be worth checking these two out.
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Interesting takeaways from Google I/O 2016

Google I/O 2016

Two weeks ago, it was time yet again for Google I/O, Google’s annual conference for developers. The tech world was eagerly looking forward to see what new developments would be announced. In this blog post, I’d like to take you back to Mountain View, California and discuss a few interesting takeaways from this important event, organised by one of the world’s largest tech giants.

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History’s Biggest Software Fails

Space: The final frontier. The vastly unknown and infinitely large. It’s been the cause for human curiosity since the dawn of time as man has gazed into the night skies befuddled by a darkness speckled with bright shining lights. It’s been the lifelong dream and even obsession of many great people to understand the mysteries of the universe. The foreign planets, millions of light years away, fill us with hope and simultaneously a visceral dread at the idea that we are probably not alone. Great fiction has arisen from the concept of space, where travelling to distant galaxies in search for life, survival or answers spurs explorers to places where no man has ever gone before.

A Fault in the Stars

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Testbirds Exclusives: a look into our special test solutions

As you may have noticed, we’re very proud to have released new testing services within our service portfolio. Two weeks ago, Franzi already gave you the ins and outs regarding our Quality Assurance-services. And Veronika presented some of the Usability and UX-solutions in last week’s post. Today, we’re taking a look at some of the special test solutions that we have developed over time, which you can only find at Testbirds.

Testbirds Exclusives
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Usability and UX Testing at Testbirds – let’s check out the new highlights!

Usability is often seen as the key to success when it comes to convincing customers to use your apps and websites. Digital products and software can only prevail over their competition when users can easily find what they are looking for in an effective, efficient and satisfying manner. Therefore, it is important to take aspects like navigation, structure, design and text to image ratio into consideration by extensively testing them. And who could better tell about the strengths and weaknesses of digital products than the people who will be using them?!

Illustration Usability
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Industry 4.0: The Next Industrial Revolution

Streamlining production, increasing efficiency and decreasing costs of operation are top priorities for all companies. The advent of technology and the astounding developments that have and continue to take place are assisting businesses in achieving precisely these goals. The first industrial revolution evolved our labour force by mobilizing the mechanization of production through water and steam power. The second granted us mass production through electric power and following this, the third brought IT and electronics into the workplace to further automate the production process. In 2011, in Hannover, Germany, the computerization of manufacturing was demonstrated as the next industrial revolution and dubbed “Industry 4.0”. The industry of the future is here today.

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The Internet of Things is here to stay. Our reflections from CES 2016!

Last week, a couple of our birds flew over the great pond and landed in the Nevada desert to attend CES 2016. More than 150 000 people attended the event but there was definitely only one true star of the show, the phenomenon called the Internet of Things (IoT). What we are talking about is connected cars, wearables, smart kitchens and even laundry machines that will automatically order new laundry detergent from online retailers when your supply is running low. Almost every company had announcements to share about this booming trend. Continue reading