Trend Micro QR Scanner improves QR code scan security

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Android users can safely scan quick response codes. The newly launched Trend Micro QR Scanner, enables Android users to scan QR codes safely and easily. It has been designed to provide the highest quality URL safety checks on every code a user scans. The free QR scanner app helps to protect mobile devices from malicious content. Scanning QR codes is a fast and easy process, which is one of the reasons why quick response codes have grown in popularity over the years. However, this doesn’t mean that every one of…

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QR codes are scanned most by Apple mobile devices

QR Codes trends statistics

That said, Android based smartphones and tablets aren’t too far behind, says ScanLife. There have been a lot of conflicting headlines over the last while as to whether or not the time of QR codes has passed and if there is any chance that these 2D barcodes could bring themselves to a place of relevance in the future. Current statistics and trends are showing that quick response codes are hanging in there. At the same time that big names such as Alibaba, Snapchat, and Shazam are introducing QR codes to…

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QR codes are being scanned 20 percent more, says ScanBuy

Scanlife QR codes

According to the company, consumers are using quick response codes more than ever before. Despite the fact that it seems as though QR codes aren’t generating the media hype that they once did in terms of marketing headline news, consumers are now paying attention to them a great deal more than they ever have. A new report has now been released by ScanBuy which shows that mobile barcode scans are on the rise. The company showed that there has been a considerable increase in the number of QR codes that…

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QR codes now applied to Facebook profiles on Android app

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The social network is now adding these barcodes directly to its user timelines. It has just been revealed that some Android users of the Facebook app now have the opportunity to give their friends the chance to scan QR codes that are located on their profiles. These scans direct other smartphone device users directly to those Facebook profiles. These QR codes have started to be noticed not only by Android Beta Testers, but also other individuals who do not use the beta version of the app. That said, the barcodes…

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QR codes app from ScanLife makes sharing easier

ScanLife Holiday QR Codes Contest

A new integrated application gives users the opportunity to “like” their favorite barcode scans. A brand new version of the ScanLife app has been released just in time for the start of the holiday shopping season, allowing smartphone and tablet users to “like” certain barcode scans and instantly create wish lists on their favorite social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. The goal is to make it easier to discover the very best barcodes and the products associated with them. This new feature is only one of a series that…

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Steely Eye Digital Media shows 23% of London advertisements not mobile optimized

QR Code Scanning

QR Code scanning stats in London QR codes are becoming a common sight throughout the London transportation system. The codes often accompany large advertisements. The codes adorn billboards as well as posters found in the subway network and have been relatively successful among tech-savvy consumers. It has been difficult for marketers to encourage consumers to scan QR codes with their mobile devices lately. While there seems to be no shortage of smart phones capable of scanning the codes, consumers have shown little to no interest in using them. In London,…

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Lufthansa adopts QR codes as the insignia for its fleet of planes

QR Code Campaign Lufthansa

QR codes are making travel a little easier QR codes have become a staple in mobile marketing around the world. They first grew in popularity in Japan, the land of their birth, but quickly spread to other countries where they were used in marketing campaigns designed to engage tech-savvy consumers. Though the codes have been used in numerous industries, the travel industry has had the most difficult time in incorporating the mobile technology. This difficulty is most apparent in the efforts of airlines. These companies have attempted to make QR codes…

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Well.ca launches Canada’s first QR code pop-up store in Toronto

Virtual Store

Well.ca, an online retailer based in Canada, is set to bring virtual pop-up stores to North America this month. The company has announced that Canada will be home to North America’s first pop-up store, which will feature a wide line of products, each associated with their own QR code. The store will be located in downtown Toronto and will be open through the end of April. Consumers will be able to find a wide range of products at the store from brands like Tide, Crest and Head and Shoulders. Pop-up…

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Norton Labs launches new QR code scanner that can protect from malicious content

QR Code Scanner

QR codes have not only become popular amongst businesses, they have also become a very useful tool for hackers. The codes have piqued the interest of smart phone users in the U.S. for the last four years, becoming more popular with each successive year. Hackers have seen this rise in popularity as a great opportunity to get their hands on people’s sensitive information. Recently, QR codes linked to malicious content, such as malware, have been becoming more common. Acclaimed security company Norton has released a new QR code scanning application…

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Shoot Systems announced QR code functionality for its photo marketing services

Mobile Marketing

Shoot Systems, a photo marketing agency based in the United Kingdom, has announced that its services will offer QR code functionality. The company has taken an interest in QR codes for their ability to connect with consumers. This interest was sparked by seeing the sheer number of people in the UK with smart phones and other mobile devices. Shoot Systems believes that nearly any marketing campaign can be enhanced to be more effective through the use of QR codes. Mobile marketing is nothing new, but the concept has been growing…

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Crow Wing County implements QR codes to get feedback from residents

Crow Wing County in Minnesota

QR codes have made their way to Crow Wing County in Minnesota, where they are being used on local hiking trails. The codes are being used by county officials who are looking for feedback from hikers as well as others throughout the area. County officials believe that many residents will find the codes useful as a large portion of them own smart phones and other mobile devices. Thus far, county administrator Tim Houle claims that the feedback regarding the codes has been positive. The codes can be found at various…

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