OneService program uses QR codes for municipal issue feedback

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Singapore has launched an initiative to make it easier for residents to report various problems. The Municipal Services Office (M.S.O.) in Singapore has launched an initiative using the OneService program and QR codes for residents to scan to report issues. The program has posted quick response codes in many places frequented by residents. Residents can now find QR codes in many places they frequently visit, such as H.D.B. lift landings. From there, they can use their phones to scan the barcode even without having downloaded the official app of the…

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Chrome QR code for Android devices may simplify web sharing

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Sending quality links and online finds is a core mobile activity but remains clunky for users. An upcoming Chrome QR code feature spotted by tech bloggers may help to make link and screenshot sharing a much smoother experience for Android device users. The new quick response code feature has yet to be officially launched, but it is already being used. Google appears to be in the midst of an effort to streamline the process for Android users who want to share content. A new share sheet for that operating system’s…

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QR code use in China may fall due to facial recognition technology

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Quick response codes are widespread for authenticating mobile payments in the country. In China, QR code use for completing mobile payments is as commonplace as the use of traditional credit cards in the United States. However, this could quickly become a thing of the past as more companies look to biometrics such as facial and fingerprint recognition. Tech giants in the country, such as Tencent, are already looking into ways to use biometrics. Most people use mobile phones to complete non-cash payment transactions in China. QR code use is the…

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Burglary prevention QR code strategy designed to help car owners be more

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The Sanford Police Department is using a new strategy to help prevent car burglaries. Police officers in Sanford, Florida are hoping that their new burglary prevention QR code strategy will help remind car owners how important it is for them to lock their car doors and keep valuable items left in vehicles out of plain sight. The police have been leaving Vehicle Assessment Survey cards on parked cars. According to Sanford Police Captain Trekell Perkins, people have become desensitized to verbal warnings and catch phrase reminders (e.g. “lock it or…

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Instagram QR Code Nametag appears to be in testing stage

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The social media network is reportedly testing a tweak to its “Nametag” feature. An Instagram QR Code Nametag feature seems to be in a testing phase. This feature would depend on quick response codes to connect users, according to Mobilesyurp. It appears as though Instagram is interested in changing up how users share their Nametag with other users. Presently, Instagram (IG) offers a “Nametag” feature that shows an IG users’ username and IG logo in a white squire on a colorful background. This Nametag can be shared with other users…

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