Scanning QR codes will be faster and easier with Android 13

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The process will reportedly involve a number of shortcuts for seamless, simple, quick scans. QR codes have been around for ages but really came into their own over the last couple of years as the need for contactless but convenient methods of checking in, subscribing, obtaining information or even paying for goods and services rose dramatically in importance. That said, it became clear that the process of scanning quick response codes could use improvements. For a long time, even the functionality for scanning QR codes wasn’t built in on phones.…

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Bitly acquires its first company with QR code firm Egoditor

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The link management business announced that it was acquiring the German barcode generator. Bitly, the popular link management brand has announced that it has made its first acquisition in the form of Egoditor GmbH, a QR Code Generator company based in Germany. The transaction terms were not disclosed by the time of the writing of this article. Bitly CEO Toby Gabriner had pointed out that the acquisition of the QR Code Generator company was cash and stock. He also shared that when the deal officially closed, it would combine the…

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QR code beaded bracelets use traditional art to share storytelling history

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The jewelry can be scanned with a smartphone to share Navajo Native American history. November is National Native American Heritage Month and as a part of its celebration, new QR code beaded bracelets have been created to share a traditional craft and storytelling at the same time. The attractive and eye-catching jewelry can be used to communicate storytelling information. The idea of using QR code jewelry to share history through smartphone scans isn’t as new as it might seem. Clearly, the use of barcode scans using a phone is new,…

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8 Factors to Consider When Buying an ID Scanner

Buying an ID Scanner

ID scanners play a significant role in capturing important information in organizations. These electronic machines read data on ID cards for purposes of identification or proof of age. They are not an incursion to privacy but a verification in adherence to the law for public safety or owner’s measures. Consider these factors before buying an ID scanner. 1. Simplicity A good ID scanner should be user-friendly with the ability to access data quickly. Ideally, it should be an automatic ID scanning device fitted with a large screen for quick and…

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Lime changes QR code stickers to stop thieves and vandals

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The e-bike and scooter rental company has been plagued with the removal of its vital barcodes. Lime has announced that it has changed its QR code stickers to stop people from peeling them off and rendering the associated e-bikes and scooters impossible to rent. The company is constantly finding quick response codes peeled off its vehicles so they can’t be scanned. The QR code stickers are important to Lime’s mobile commerce system. The reason is that when people want to rent one of the e-bikes or scooters they have to…

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