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Orientation Inspiration 2017 — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Several of the responses were anonymous. One librarian was <i>excited to run across</i> Sli.do, a program I’ve used at ISTE and SXSW, to use for polling and …

School Libraries

Google Contacts app could soon bring QR codes, slightly redesigned contact cards

Following the release of Google Contacts for most Android devices earlier today, more people than ever now have access to the app. After digging into the latest version of Google Contacts, we managed to enable a couple unreleased features in the latest version that could make managing your contacts …

Google

16 Ways QR Codes are Being Used in China – Andreessen Horowitz

We’ve talked a lot about the rise of QR codes in Asia, but they may now finally be moving from being a “joke” to being more widely adopted in other …

Mobile Tagging

Can WeChat Thrive in the United States? - MIT Technology Review

Some of America’s most formidable technology companies have headed to China. Once they got there, their superpowers seemed to vanish. Uber, Amazon, …

China

Increase Traffic to Your Website With These 18 Unusual Tactics

Do you struggle to bring people to your website?I know the feeling.For years, I struggled to build traffic myself. It seemed like no matter what I …

Digital Marketing

Big banks on notice that they’re losing ground to China’s fintech giants

The giants of the banking world are starting to publicly acknowledge the dominance of mobile payment methods devised by Chinese technology firms – …

Banking

Venmo rolls out QR codes for user profiles in its mobile app

Venmo today rolled out a feature designed to make it easier to find friends within its mobile payments app, so you can add them to your connections list or get paid yourself. The feature, found under the new menu option “Scan Code,” is available now in both the iOS and Android version of the Venmo …

Technology

Venmo adds QR codes to make finding friends easier

Venmo wants to make it easier for you to find your friends. Instead of searching for their exact quirky handle, the payment service just added QR codes to user profiles. Just click the "Scan Code" option in the app's menu, which lets you capture others' codes with your mobile device's camera or …

Apps

HomePod software leaks new ‘SmartCamera’ feature for iPhone

Apple’s HomePod might have revealed another huge new iPhone feature after developers did some more digging into the beta software for the upcoming smart speaker.<p>The software appears to reference an unannounced “SmartCamera” feature built into iOS 11 or the yet-to-be-released 2017 iPhone. And it …

Apple

The iPhone 8 could automatically adjust your camera settings based on the scene

Last week, an early build of Apple’s HomePod firmware was shared on Apple’s developer website. Guilherme Rambo has been digging around the strings in a library file to find hints about the next iPhone. He found out that the next iPhone could automatically detect the type of scene you’re looking at …

IPhone 8

Smart Packaging Can Send Grocery Product Information to Your Phone | Food & Wine

Smartphones. Smart watches. Smart thermostats. Smart speakers. Smart power switches. Smart pet cameras. Smart smoke detectors. Smart vacuums. We have …

Mobile Tagging

5 surprising things about QR codes

If you're not using them now, you may be soon. Here's why -- and how to scan them in both Android and iOS.<p>Years ago, when QR codes arrived on the tech scene, they were heralded as not only the inevitable successor to bar codes, but also the future of information-sharing. By scanning a code, you …

Mobile Tagging

Your online orders could start shipping in NFC-enabled smart packaging

You may eventually be able to inspect food at the supermarket just by tapping it with your phone. The NFC Forum — the group behind the short-range wireless standard — said today that it has partnered with the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association to help develop smart packaging for …

Mobile Tagging

Why I switched to Chrome on my iPhone

Even though it doesn't integrate with iOS as well as Safari does, I have my reasons for preferring Google's mobile browser.<p>Yesterday my how-to cohort Matt Elliott extolled the virtues of Firefox for iOS, citing it as his preferred mobile browser. The big draw, at least for him? Firefox's …

iOS

Apple’s Support of QR Codes, NFC Tags Will Help Grow the Physical Web Ecosystem

Apple is about to make Physical Web access easier for iPhone users. Starting with iOS 11, iPhones are expected to be able to activate Near Field …

Mobile Tagging

5 Mobile Marketing Practices Every Profit-Minded Business Should Adopt

If you're not being smart about reaching your customers via mobile, you're leaving a ton of money on the table.<p>With millennials checking their phones 150 times a day and the average person regardless of age spending five hours a day on his or her smartphone, mobile devices are firmly entrenched as …

Mobile Marketing

ELI Envision A Low Vision Identification System for ADL’s or Work Place Tasks!

Identifying personal or work related materials can be a challenge for individual with low vision. I recently stumbled upon ELI Envision labeling …

The Curious Comeback of the Dreaded QR Code

It's hard to pinpoint the exact moment QR codes became a joke. Was it the guy who scanned one of those black and white squares on the back of a Heinz …

Mobile Tagging

In urban China, hardly anyone is using cash anymore

SHANGHAI — There is an audacious economic experiment happening in China.<p>It has nothing to do with debt, infrastructure spending or the other major economic topics du jour. It has to do with cash — specifically, how China is systematically and rapidly doing away with paper money and coins.<p>Almost …

Banking

China is Going Cashless and it's not Because of Credit Cards

Shares 41<p><i>In a surprising turn of events, China, the country that introduced paper money to the world is now on track to phase out cash.</i><p>Apparently, …

Banking

New initiative makes NYC public art literally talk to you

Ordinarily, if you hear a statue talking to you, it probably means you’re out of your mind. Not any more. As of this morning, you’ll be able to hear …

New York City

QR code takes a baby step in world conquest as group adopts global cashless payment format

A version of the QR code, the ubiquitous data-storage format that dominates daily life in the internet age in mainland China, is taking a significant …

Banking

How to use QR codes in iOS 11

Come iOS 11, you'll be able to scan and interact with QR codes natively — no need to download a separate app.Depending on who you ask, QR codes are …

Apple

New stuff from WWDC 2017

It’s that time of the year again – if you’re like me, you’ve probably spent a lot of time in the last few weeks following everything that’s been …

iOS

Learning Is Not About The Technology

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Learning

iOS 11: The best new features in one handy list

iOS 11 is one of the biggest updates to Apple’s mobile OS yet, especially for iPad users. Now that it’s available in a public beta, here’s our rundown of the best features so you can decide for yourself whether to install. Spoiler alert: you probably should.<p>Apple Pay takes on Venmo and …

Apple

Hits and misses of retail marketing

MISSES<p>QR CODES<p>Just six years ago, the hyperbole around these boxy bar codes was breathless. A <i>Retail Week</i> columnist babbled: “An invasion seems to be …

Mobile Tagging

Thanks to Snapchat and Apple, QR Codes Could Finally Become Cool

Companies are bringing back Quick Response (QR) codes by making them parts of new user experiences. Will QR codes finally take this time?<p>Quick Response (QR) codes were all the craze in the marketing scene some odd years ago. It was hard not to come across a visual ad or marketing collateral that …

Mobile Tagging

A List of Tips to Help You Create Your Best Modern Learning Assessment

Why we assess learning has been a philosophical discussion happening in education on many different levels. Whatever the case may be, what we do know …

Pedagogy

Opinion: These 3 sectors prove how China is using the fintech boom to pivot its economy

Fintech in China has experienced exponential growth in the last several years. This owes to the country’s mobile-first initiatives and ecommerce …

FinTech