Posts Tagged ‘snap’

Verify that QR Code Destinations are Safe Before you Visit Them

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

This has bothered me for some time now; before I click on a link, I want to know exactly where it will take me … and the same thing goes for QR codes too.

QR Codes are used in many different situations to provide mobile users with quick access to information. From being used in magazines as quick links to websites and services to advertisement or placement on product labels. It works by scanning the code with the device’s camera which usually results in information being displayed on the screen. If the QR code points to a url, it is displayed to the user. While that may be useful, there is usually no indication whether that url is safe or not.


Enable Snap Feature of Windows 8

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Here’s an interesting feature for Windows 8 users … even though Windows 8 isn’t officially released yet.

You should not confuse the new snap feature of Windows 8 with the Aero Snap feature that Microsoft introduced under Windows 7. Aero Snap back then allowed users to snap windows to the left or right side of the monitor where they’d resize to take up exactly half of the available screen estate. It was furthermore possible to move a window to the top to maximize it.