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Apple Pushes Security Updates in iOS for its QR Code Scanning Glitch

We love our iPhones and even the smallest of bugs leave us dissatisfied. We expect it to be always perfect but glitches still creep in. A recent such glitch was discovered in iPhone’s QR Code scanner feature of the camera app. What was the vulnerability? For the past four months, a security vulnerability existed in […]

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Asia Public

Mumbai CNG Autos and Taxis to Become Safer Thanks to QR Codes

Autos and taxis in Mumbai (India) will soon sport a QR Code embossed on the compliance plates of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) tanks. A Compliance Plate is a metal plate that is fitted on the tank surface and displays information such as vehicle number, tank year make, and last testing date. The city’s transport department […]

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Public QR Codes

QR Codes in Kothagudem Auto-rickshaws to make commuting safer

Auto-rickshaws in Kothagudem will now sport QR Codes in them. This is part of an initiative by the Government of Telangana to increase the safety of its citizens. It has started in the municipality of Kothagudem in the state of Telangana in India. This will aid the Police in clamping down on on any defaulter […]

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QR Codes in Hotels: Ten Ways to Make Your Guests’ Stay Enjoyable

As a child, one of the best things about vacations for me was staying at hotels. The smell of fresh linen, the soft beds, the ever so courteous staff never failed to bring a warm smile to my face. Even after so many years, it all still feels the same. The way hotels make you […]

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Twitter QR Code: New way to follow people on Twitter

You have seen a lot of messaging apps using QR Codes. These include—WeChat, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Viber, WhatsApp, Instagram, and even Twitter. Twitter now allows users to follow each other using a Twitter QR Code. Brittany Forks, a designer at Twitter, announced the launch of Twitter QR Codes on Nov 16, 2016. Via a tweet. […]

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Android M gets native QR Code scanning via Google Now on Tap

Google first revealed the Now on Tap feature during the 2015 I/O developers’ conference. Google released it near the end of the 2015 but it was less than impressive. Now, in July 2016, Google has upgraded Now on Tap with a few useful improvements. “Today, we’re introducing new Now on Tap features that surface useful […]

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Asia

China’s Central Bank to ‘officially’ lift ban on QR Code Payments

In March 2014, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) banned QR Code payments via third-party providers. The reason cited was security of consumers data and money. But experts say it was to protect China UnionPay, which holds a monopoly on bankcard payments. The ban has been on since then. But third-party payment providers continue to […]

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Tata Sky QR Code: Now Make Payments from your TV Screen

July 26, 2016 Indian DTH provider Tata Sky announced a collaboration with payments technology company Visa. They have rolled out a Tata Sky QR Code that allows subscribers to recharge their accounts with ease. Tata Sky subscribers will now see a QR Code on their screens, which can be scanned using a smartphone. The Tata […]

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Europe

Camelot adds QR Codes on all lottery tickets in the UK

We’ve seen how are QR Codes used in games. Now they’re being used on lottery tickets too. Why? Keep reading to know the answer. If you are a regular lottery player in the UK, the single big million-dollar question you have when the results are announced is – did I win? This is very frustrating […]

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Bing Search adds QR Code Scanner to its app

Bing Search by Microsoft is the most popular alternative to Google Search. And now it’s set to get better. In it’s latest update, Bing Search has added two new features – a QR Code scanner and Image Search. The new features are part of Bing Search’s Visual Search. Visual Search allows you to: Search images […]