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QR codes: Hyperlinks for the print world


Last updated 7/2/2020 at 9:41am

Do you find it frustrating when you're reading an article in a newspaper or magazine and you come across the words, "for more info, visit 'such-and-such website?'"

Try this: The Beacon will be using older ¬ – but established – technology to implement a new feature for our readers by providing QR codes where links are suggested in our articles. Think of them as hyperlinks in print.

In case you are not familiar with QR codes, they look like this:

All readers will need is a cellphone with a camera that can download apps. QR code apps are in abundance in the Apple App Store, Google Play...

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