Apple ramps up prices in India following import tax hike

Apple has raised the price of many iPhone handsets in India, following last week’s increase in import duties on the new handset. In new rules announced last week, the cost of importing smartphones to India was raised from 10 to 15 percent. As we noted at the time, Apple’s choices were to either raise the […]

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Today in Apple history: iPhone may have to seek new name

December 18, 2006: Apple fans mourn the death of the iPhone before it even launches. After Linksys begins selling new handsets, Cupertino watchers must come to grips with the fact that Apple’s rumored smartphone probably won’t be called the iPhone after all. Why? Because Linksys’ parent company, Cisco Systems, owns the iPhone trademark, despite Apple previously […]

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Today in Apple history: iOS finally overtakes Windows Mobile

December 17, 2009: Apple finally triumphs over longtime rival Microsoft … on mobile operating system market share. Figures released by research firm comScore show that iPhone OS (as iOS is called at the time) surpasses Windows Mobile in the United States. At the time, roughly 36 million Americans own smartphones. Of these, a quarter run […]

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Video: iPhone X vs Note 8 – Real World Comparison after 1 month

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I started out my smartphone experience right at the launch of the very first Android phone, HTC’s G1 and stuck to that OS until the last couple years. We’ve been comparing the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 against the iPhone 8 and iPhone X for over a month now and I think it’s time to talk about the real world differences between these two flagship devices.

How to Scan a QR Code Using the Camera on the iPhone or the iPad

In iOS 11, the native camera app includes functionality that allows you to scan QR codes and access QR code content like URLs without having to download a third-party app.

Here’s how to scan a QR code when you run into one:

  1. Open the Camera app on the iPhone or iPad.
  2. Make sure you have adequate lighting so the camera can pick up the QR code.
  3. Align the camera with the QR code.

That’s all there is to it. From there, the camera will read the QR code and provide you with a notification to access whatever it contains.

QR codes can include contact information, calendar events, website links, phone numbers, email addresses, Wi-Fi information, and more, so they can be pretty handy, and it’s nice to have the built-in scanning feature available when you need it.
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