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How to Choose a QR Code Reader for an Apple Operating System

Finding a QR Code reader for your Apple device is easy for a couple reasons. First, all Apple devices come with Apple’s operating system, so you don’t have to worry that your Apple device is running a [more…]

How to Choose a QR Code Reader for an Android Operating System

A QR Code reader decodes the squares within a QR Code and redirects your phone to an online destination chosen by the code creator. You can’t go wrong if you stick with the preloaded app store on your [more…]

How to Choose a QR Code Reader for an BlackBerry Operating System

The operating system on your smartphone is what runs it; it determines what QR Code reader you can use. Not all readers work on all phones. BlackBerry devices run only BlackBerry operating systems. The [more…]

How to Scan a QR Code

Once you have a QR Code reader installed on your smartphone, you’re ready to scan your first QR Code. Doing so is very easy. Just follow these simple steps. [more…]

How to Troubleshoot QR Code Reader Failures

Sometimes your QR Code reader won’t read the code, or the reader will just keep working like it’s trying to do something but won’t. Or it will take you to the wrong page or an error page. [more…]

How to Choose a QR Code Generator

You can easily find a QR Code generator online or in your device’s app store. Many readers are also generators. Regardless of whether you’re creating a QR Code online or with a mobile app, consider these [more…]

How to Use the Top QR Code Generators

If you type QR Code generator into your favorite search engine, you’ll get hundreds of results. If QR Codes are a niche marketing tool, as some claim, you wouldn’t know it from all the generators available [more…]

How to Use Goo.gl to Shorten URLs and Generate QR Codes

The Goo.gl service from Google generates a trackable, shortened URL and a QR Code all at one site. Follow these steps to use Goo.gl to generate QR codes: [more…]

How to Generate QR Codes with an iPhone Mobile Generator

Many QR readers on mobile devices can also generate QR Codes. Generating a code with an app on a mobile device is similar to creating one with their online counterparts Kaywa and QRStuff.com. Here is how [more…]

How to Test Your QR Code

After you create a QR Code, you want to test it before you use it in a marketing campaign, to make sure it’s working. Here are some suggestions for testing your QR Code to make sure it works in the real [more…]

How Education Professionals Can Make Use of QR Codes

Education professionals at all levels will find QR Codes to be a viable communication tool, not only in the classroom but in the administration office as well. [more…]

How to Promote Your QR Code

Your first challenge of spreading the word about your QR Code is just getting people to notice it. Believe it or not, you could start with a QR Code itself. [more…]

How to Make It Easy for People to Scan Your QR Code

You have to make scanning and using QR Codes just as easy as possible. This is especially true given that a study in 2011 reported that three of ten consumers don’t understand QR Codes. [more…]

How to Add Value with Your QR Code

The question is whether QR Codes are the right tool for the job. Do they get the job done? Do they add value to the project? Ask yourself these two questions before embarking on any marketing campaign [more…]

Why You Should Track Your QR Codes

You should track QR Codes for the same reason you track visits to your website: to know where you’re inbound links are coming from. With QR Codes, you can track the number of daily scans, each scan’s location [more…]

How to Make Sense of Your QR Code Tracking Data

You have used either a QR Code generator or URL shortener to track data from your QR Codes and wonder, “What do I do with it now? How do I make sense of this info to improve my QR Code campaigns?” Take [more…]

How to Create a Lot of QR Codes at Once

After you get started creating and using QR Codes, you may decide you really like QR Codes — a lot. You don’t want just one QR Code; you want hundreds of them! [more…]

How Students Can Make Use of QR Codes

Students are probably the best candidates to actually use QR Codes. They’re digitally-savvy, smartphone-equipped, and eager for as little interaction as possible with teachers and professors. QR Codes [more…]

How to Use QR Codes for Fundraising

QR Codes have many uses for causes, especially fundraising. Here are a few of the benefits of using QR Codes for cause marketing in nonprofits.

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How to Use QR Codes for Your Career

QR Codes are a great way to help you find a job or further your career. If you’re on the other side of the desk and looking to hire someone, QR Codes may even help you find your next employee! [more…]

How to use QR Codes for Fun and Adventure

You can also use QR Codes to make work more fun — and easier too. Or you can use QR Codes away from work to just have fun. [more…]

Security Risks that Come with Use of QR Codes

The fact that QR Codes are so cheap and easy to make, and that consumers are so eager to scan them to see what they reveal, makes a QR Code a good tool for cybercriminals. Think about it: Scanning a QR [more…]

How to Guard Against the Security Risks of Using QR Codes

Try to take these precautions when scanning QR Codes to protect your privacy and security from outside sources intent on accessing your personal data for their own purposes. [more…]

How to Address Common Complaints about QR Codes

The roadblocks that people put up to QR Code usage are easily addressed. Some people are already riding the QR Code bandwagon, while others are convinced that QR Codes are sinister tools for an alien invasion [more…]

Future Alternatives to QR Codes

To understand the present utility of QR Codes, you have to at least be aware of what the future might hold. Here are six alternatives to QR Codes that could either compete with code technology or replace [more…]


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