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Paperlinks business-friendly QR code service hits Android

Paperlinks, the popular business-friendly QC code scanner and generator has just landed on the Android Market. Starting today users can download this free app and have complete access to multiple types of QR code services. Another unique offering with Paperlinks is the inclusion of NFC support for Android.

WiFi QR Share lets visitors scan to access your home LAN

With wireless data caps and throttling now an unfortunate reality on many American wireless carriers, WiFi hotspots are once again a necessity even for "mobile" devices. If you've got friends and family coming over for the holidays, odds are pretty good that they'd like to borrow your home network for some no-penalty Internet access. To avoid that unfortunate situation where you spend long minutes reciting the amalgamation of letters, numbers and characters you use to secure your WPA2 connection, use WiFi QR Share, which automatically embeds all the relevant information into an easily dispensable QR code.

United States QR code usage jumps 500%, still isn’t cool

Good news, scanning enthusiasts! Adults in the US are using QR codes and other barcode scanning apps five times as much as least year! Of course, since that's a jump of 1% to 5%, there's still less than one in twenty people who are actually using it. Considering that smartphones in general and Android in particular have seen a genuinely meteoric rise in the general phone market, the rate of QR adoption is positively pokey.

Premium phone number scams and malware on the rise, says Symantec

Android is taking the world by storm, and unfortunately, that means that scammers and hackers are coming along for the ride. Security firm Symantec released new research today detailing the biggest threats faced by Android users, and while most of it is familiar information, there are some fiendishly innovative new forms of malware and other malicious apps that users should be aware of. Chief among them is the "Premium rate number billing scam".

QR code infects Android phones with Trojan malware

The next time you see a QR code in a public place, you might want to think twice before opening up Google Goggles. According to researchers at Kaspersky, a new Trojan has been found that uses the popular barcodes to steal Android users' hard-earned cash via a text message scam. The problem is not widespread at the moment, but the precedent highlights a disturbing trend of exploitation towards Android users.

Days Left Widget for remembering important dates

My favorite feature of an Android Phone isn't it's ability to play Flash or it's slick interface (TouchWiz and Sense notwithstanding), it's the cool widgets you can download. Sure, we've all see the myriad of weather widgets and 70's era clock radio flip widgets, but Days Left is just as useful as it lets users count down to very important dates. The widgets can be coordinated by date due, colors, and can even have several overlays. Sizes can also be adjusted to make room for more dates, or focus on more information.

Android Code Scanning How-To [This is how we do it]

Like Montell Jordan would, we're about to tell you how to do what you came to do. What you'd like to know how to do is scan those square jumbles of pixels you're seeing everywhere, those "codes" the sites keep telling you to scan with your Android phone. What the heck is going on there? This is what's going on there: it's a QR-Code, and all you need to scan it is one singular app called Barcode Scanner. This app is totally free and works super slick.

Appresso, Android Coffee Maker

I’m not sure if this is cool or just plain weird. There is now an Android coffee maker with a built-in docking station. It looks pretty cool but I’m not sure if I would have something like this in my kitchen.

Adobe Reader for Android

This is a rare occurrence, Adobe news for Android that is not Flash related. Although we all love having Flash on our devices, Adobe does have a few other good tools and one of which is Adobe Reader. Adobe Reader is now available for Android. There are a few requirements to use this app, you need to be on Android 2.1 or greater and it has at least 256 MB of RAM and a 550 MHz and 4.3 MB of available disk space.
“Adobe Reader for Android offers multi-touch gestures, like pinch-and-zoom, as well as double-tap-zoom, flick-scrolling and panning. We’ve also added a reflow mode, which will take text-heavy documents with wide margins, and automatically wrap the content for easy viewing on smaller screens,” explains Adobe.
This app is by far the best PDF viewing solution available for Android. It’s even faster than HTC’s Quick Office app that some of you may be familiar with. This app allows you to open PDF files in the browser and the ones that have been sent to you in an email attachment. It also features advanced multi-touch gestures like Pinch zoom, Double tap Zoom, Flick scrolling & panning. Also, it auto fits PDF files to fit your screen. Scan the QR Code below and try it out for yourself.

Tagwhat Unveils Augmented Reality Network

TagWhat has just announced the release of their new augmented reality app. This app is social conscious, it allows you to tag certain locations and leave notes about it for your friends. It also allows you to have followers kind of like Twitter does. Once you Tag a location you can include direct action links to email, phone, SMS, photos, URL’s, cross-posting to Twitter, Facebook. This app will also give you directions to your friends aged location so you can go meet up with them. This app has a lot of potential, its currently in beta, qr code is located after the jump with a few videos.
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