QR Code Detective: Are you using the best scanner?

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There are dozens, if not hundreds of quick response code scanning mobile apps available for smartphones. The mighty QR code can be found on everything from a can of peas at your local supermarket to an ad found in an in flight magazine on your way to the exotic vacation of a lifetime, and while they are designed to be quick and easy to use, your experience partly depends on your having selected the right scanner app. Regardless of whether you have an iPhone, and Android based smartphone, a BlackBerry,…

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New form of QR code boosts mobile commerce through instructional encouragement to scan

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  Survey says…half of mobile campaigns have implemented a QR code. Scanbuy.com data has indicated that half of all marketers have already implemented QR codes as an element of their overall mobile marketing, and an additional 86 percent intend to incorporate it into their mobile commerce efforts in the future, making it clear that these barcodes are growing in popularity. The question that remains is whether or not it will have the desired impact on consumers and whether or not they will actually use them. Though the awareness of QR codes,…

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Inspirational couple raise money for cancer research using QR

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A fundraising couple who are trekking across the Great Wall of China have today revealed that they will be using QR Codes for the public to scan to donate via their smartphone. The inspirational journey will also be sponsored by QR Pal, a newly launched QR code scanner. Dave Brown and Julie Atherton will be trekking nearly 60 km, across dangerous mountain terrain in a bid to raise £10,000 for North West Cancer Research Fund (NWCRF), a charity that provides grants to support fundamental research in the North West of…

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OFFICIAL ST. HELENS R.F.C. APP WITH BUILT IN QR CODE SCANNER

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Saints Rugby Club Now Developing Interactive Smartphone App for Fans. Warrington based business Appitized, today announced the start of development for the official St. Helens R.F.C. Smartphone App. The App, which will provide fans with access to exclusive club news and features, will be available to download for iPhone and Android devices later this year. The App is set to include exciting features, providing fans with exclusive information and the ability interact with the club directly via their Smartphone. App features include; Fixtures, Live match updates, Fan Zones, Superstore and…

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Malicious QR codes growing – Consumers may need to take steps to protect themselves

QR Code Security

As QR codes continue to grow more popular with consumers, they are also growing more popular with hackers. The codes have become a very lucrative malicious tool for hackers looking to exploit their popularity. More codes are beginning to appear containing malicious content that can put a smart phone user’s important information at risk. The content embedded in QR codes is impossible to tell until after the codes are scanned. There are, however, some measures smart phone users can take to protect themselves. QR codes can only be scanned using…

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Android compatible QR Pal code scanner released to combine scanning and sharing

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United Kingdom-based QR Pay Ltd., has unveiled its latest Android compatible application in the form of its new QR Pal Mobile Phone app product. This new app was created to increase the usefulness of the typical QR code scanner, by permitting additional features after scanning, such as storing the barcode and sharing it among friends. It also provides an additional “Safe Browsing” element, in addition to a payment facility, so that it is the first QR code scanner app that places focus on security. According to CTO Chris Cooke, from…

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