What is the deal with these QR codes?

[ 1 ] December 12, 2011 |

As many of you have seen there are QR (quick response) codes everywhere. What are the advantages of these little codes you ask? They are used to store a variety of useful information like web addresses, contact info, email address and more. You may ask yourself, how do you take advantage of these little codes?

  • First, you need a smartphone like an iPhone, Android, Blackberry or Windows Mobile phone that has a camera and the capability to download a QR code reader.
  • Examples of these programs are Redlaser, Mobiletag, QRReader. Each different phone will have different options.
  • When you find a code, open up your app and scan the code with your camera.
  • From there it will give you a prompt on what you want to do, ie; Call a phone number, email somebody, open a webpage.








It’s up to you if you want to take advantage of these little codes. For many people it’s much easier than typing in a web address or remembering a phone number.

You now know what you need to scan those QR codes you see everywhere from businesses, books and magazines. Enjoy!

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Calvin is a Sr. Systems Support Technician and has worked in the systems department since 2001. During a normal day, he keeps the computers running smoothly so our employees can help our members as best as possible. He has also been a member of our social media team since it was created. Calvin normally posts on computer related topics, including security, tips and tricks and new technology happenings at IAACU.

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  1. MS Simon says:

    If you need to reset your pin on your ATM Check Card, good luck. The toll free number 1-877-746-6746 doesn’t work! IAA need to find another alternative.

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