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 this feature,…

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Microsoft Tags with No Colour

Long Zheng, over at istartedsomething.com 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 and hue) – therefore, Tags with levels…

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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 applications. As scanning (optical…

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