Small cities and towns increasingly turn to QR code heritage projects

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Moose Jaw, Canada is among the latest examples of this use for quick response barcodes. In a recent Heritage Advisory Committee meeting for the city of Moose Jaw in Canada, the attendees viewed a presentation introducing QR code plaques as a way to share the city’s history with residents and visitors. The appeal includes consumer familiarity with the technology and affordability of implementation The presentation was given by Jessica McNaughton, a local business owner of memoryKPR, which provides businesses and individuals alike with the opportunity to store, save, and protect…

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Slashed undersea cables cause massive internet outage in a dozen African countries

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Failed undersea telecommunication cables left twelve countries cut off from the online ecosystem. A dozen African countries suffered from a huge internet outage when critical undersea cables failed in the region. Network operators reported the failed undersea telecommunication cables One of the largest network providers in the continent, the MTN Group, announced that there had been failures in a number of undersea cables, which led to the ongoing internet outage. “Our operations are actively working to reroute traffic through alternative network paths,” said the company based in South Africa. Cable…

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New EU rule might force Apple to allow Photos app to be uninstalled

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The European Union’s Digital Markets Act is becoming a thorn in the side for the iPhone maker The EU Digital Markets Act is about to become a pain for Apple in a new way, as it may require the iPhone maker to make it possible for device users to uninstall the Photos app. The rule says users must have a choice As a result of this regulation in the EU, users must not only be able to install third party apps and use them if they want, but they must…

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Canadian Apple Batterygate lawsuit settlement is approved

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The iPhone maker has agreed to pay between $11.1 million and $14.4 million to affected customers. Apple has officially agreed to pay an amount between $11.1 million and $14.4 million to settle a Batterygate class action lawsuit in Canada. The company continues to deny allegations While Apple does not admit wrongdoing, it has agreed to settle the lawsuit against it. It will be paying somewhere between $17.50 and $150 to each eligible customer in Canada. The amount paid out will depend on the number of affected customers who make a…

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Spotify to launch in-app sales for EU iPhone users

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A new regulation in the European Union requires Apple to let the company bill users directly. Spotify recently announced that along with an upcoming update to its iPhone application, it will start allowing consumers in the European Union to buy through direct in-app sales of subscriptions and audiobooks. In the majority of regions worldwide, the Apple App Store bans direct billing through applications. According to Apple, developers in markets other than the EU should use the iOS store’s own billing services for in-app sales. By doing this, it means that…

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