Edible QR Codes: What’s The Deal?

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The usefulness and popularity of smartphone-scannable QR codes has gotten to be so significant that the codes are branching out and being implemented in other industries, many of which haven’t had much use for the codes up to this point. One of those uncharted territories is the food and restaurant industry, where QR codes are just now starting to show up. These are quickly becoming known as “edible” QR codes, though the codes themselves aren’t actually for food. But they are being used by the food industry in a number…

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How to become a mobile marketing expert

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The world is becoming mobile The world of marketing is becoming more mobile-centric. This is because consumers are relying more on their mobile devices now than they ever have in the past. The demand for effective mobile marketing strategies is high and these strategies can often mean the difference between a business catching the attention of consumers or becoming antiquated and irrelevant in a mobile economy. Advertising is not often a simple matter, and even the most adequately designed strategies can miss the mark with consumers. It is not rocket…

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Can wearable devices replace smartphones and tablets in mobile commerce?

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Wearable devices show some promise Wearable devices are beginning to generate a lot of hype. From augmented reality glasses to smartwatches, these devices are beginning to become more common throughout the world. This is beginning to highlight an important question: Will wearable devices eventually replace smartphones and tablets when it comes to mobile commerce? The question is a complicated one considering the nature of mobile commerce itself. People throughout the world are still working on becoming comfortable with making payments from smartphones and tablets and they may not yet be…

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Wearable technology and regulation

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Wearable devices are becoming more common Wearable technology is beginning to play a bigger role in society. Smartwatches and high-tech jewelry are becoming more common, but are still somewhat rare in many parts of the world. In many cases, these devices are used to sustain a constant connection to the digital world via social media, email, and messaging services. As wearable technology becomes more common, a new problem is arising: Many people that use wearable devices are experiencing harassment for doing so. The clearest cases of harassment of those using…

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7 Weird Games that can be Surprisingly Addictive

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In this day and age, weirdness is not always frowned upon. In fact, it is being celebrated as being unique, exceptional and one of a kind. Think of Lady Gaga’s antics and over the top costume sets but lo and behold, it seems to work really well with today’s generation. People nowadays have grown more open-minded and tolerant about being different. After all, being different is not always a bad thing, right? It could open up a whole lot of good possibilities that we never thought possible. Weirdness has crept…

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Apple’s Passbook may already be a powerful mobile commerce platform

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Apple’s plans for mobile commerce are no secret Apple has been somewhat cautious when it comes to the matter of mobile commerce. The company does have an interest in the field, but has expressed concerns when it comes to the level of security that exists in the mobile commerce field as it exists currently. Much of mobile commerce is based on NFC technology, which facilitates the transmission of digital information over short distances. While NFC has aided the emergence of mobile commerce, it has also attracted numerous malicious parties to…

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How QR Codes Help Autistic Children

Nothing is more terrifying than losing your child. It can happen to anyone. You take your eyes off them for one second and, poof, they’re gone–lost in the crowd. Now imagine that you have an autistic child with a propensity to wander. And, when they are lost, they are unable to communicate or ask for help. Thankfully, there is a way to protect your autistic child if they become lost and increase their chances of a safe return. This protection comes in the form of a bunch of square blacks…

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Gone But Not Forgotten

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Technological advances benefit virtually every form of business, so it should come as no surprise that QR codes are becoming a part a staple in the mortuary industry. QR codes can be used for a variety of things (and for anyone who doesn’t know, they’re the scanable, pixelated, black and white squares that can be found on all types of products). In the funeral home industry, they have a multitude of uses. Memorialization: A QR code can be used to directly link to an online obituary or memorial page. The…

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4 Apps that Bring Your Team Together When They’re Miles Apart

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You have Bob and Jeff spending several weeks a month in Brazil working with new clients, while Sam tries to find reliable suppliers in Asia. At the same time, Janice is searching for warehouse space in cities throughout the U.S. It may seem almost impossible at times to coordinate your team’s efforts on your various important projects. Thankfully, the same mobile devices that have unchained your workers from their office chairs can also help make team collaboration a breeze. With the right mobile apps, your employees will be able to…

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Are Embedded QR Codes The Next Technological Leap?

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Judging by their ubiquity, it’s safe to say that QR (Quick Response) Codes are the latest big thing in the world of e-commerce. Look around you; they’re printed on menus, posters, free-standing cardboard advertisements, and product labels. Where will you find them next? Footwear? Foreheads? Household pets? Embedded Codes If you guessed “the exciting world of online social media”, then you win. Announcing the arrival of embedded QR Codes! Yes, now your e-mails, website, digital signage, and other online media can experience the power, convenience, and trendiness of QR Codes.…

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Top 5 Apps for Smart Drivers

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There are countless apps for drivers across multiple platforms, capable of finding the safest roads, tracking fuel use, or even getting you out of a traffic ticket. Below is a selection of five of the best car-related apps for drivers, hand-picked to help you get the most out of both your car and the open road: Trapster Trapster is a database of user-submitted notes about road hazards, speed traps and speed enforcement cameras. Trapster allows users to pinpoint the location of various hazards to rate the validity of noted locations.…

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