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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Tag: Mac, PDF to Bitmap

    Microsoft Tag renders vector version of the colourful tag. This is not conducive to easy use on the web. A question from @cameronreilly of The Podcast Network via twitter: how do you actually make the Tag useful? One of the coolest things on MacOS X 10.x is the ability to natively open PDFs. Using...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Tags with No Colour

    Long Zheng, over at has conducted more experiments with the new Microsoft Tag . In this blog post , Long has tested Tags that are not just colourul (that is: RGB/CMYK) And with great success! From Long’s tests, he states that it is reading the Brightness (not just saturation...
  • Blog Post: Printing Microsoft Tags

    Yesterday, Microsoft released a new piece of technology in beta: Microsoft Tag . When you start seeing strangely coloured boxes such as the following around the place: it is time to get the mobile client (yes, iPhone included) 2D barcodes are not new; and nor is there one single standard for all...
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