Posts By: Beta Breakers

BitLocker Encryption/Decryption Times

This is a bit of an odd topic, but it is something that has come up in our labs from time to time. We are sometimes called upon to test applications that support BitLocker encryption in Windows, and this inevitably comes with very long periods of watching an encryption (or decryption) progress bar as BitLocker… Read more »

QA Lab Hardware and Workstations

In the 20+ years that we have been providing software QA services, we’ve rarely had much demand for compatibility testing on workstations or business-focused systems. While we’ve done a test here and there over the years, our bread and butter (as far as hardware testing in concerned) has typically been consumer-focused systems. We’ve recently seen… Read more »

5G Networks Are Beginning to Roll Out

As of this April, Verizon has officially launched its own 5G network. The network is currently live in two U.S. cities—Chicago and Minneapolis. This makes it the first live 5G network in the world. While the initial rollout is small, the company is expecting to expand to 30 more markets by the end of the… Read more »

Challenges of a Physical Device Lab

At Beta Breakers, we’ve chosen to do all of our mobile device testing on physical devices rather than using emulators and simulators. In the early days of mobile testing, this was the only way to get reliable results, and even with today’s advances in virtualization, the best way to really get a feel for a… Read more »