Scan a QR Code to Rate my Postal Experience

by | Sep 5, 2019

Last week I made a trip to my local USPS Post Office to mail an oversized envelope and to pick up mail that was on hold while we were out of town.  

The service was perfect and in a couple of minutes I had my mail in hand and had paid the charges for the envelope.

The postal clerk took the receipt and circled the QR code at the bottom of  the receipt and asked me to rate my experience.

“Absolutely” I said as I gathered my mail to head out the door.

You find QR codes pretty frequently on information signs, help wanted signs, in retail stores and more.  Last spring there was even a QR code on the bottom of my property tax statement offering information about how my tax dollars would be spent.

 

Scanning a QR code to access a website is a hidden feature of your iPhone or iPad since IOS 11.  All you do is launch the Camera app, point to the QR code and tap the banner presented at the top of the page.

This week’s tip features the online nugget that helps with this process.

And yes, I did give this experience a five star rating. 

However, I was a little disappointed that I had to identify the transaction date and location on the web site after scanning the code.  A QR code would have been capable of saving that typing also!

 

QR (Quick Response) code is a barcode first used in the automotive industry in Japan.  Now they are commonly used in consumer advertising as it eliminates the need to type a web address.  With your iPhone, just scan the code…

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The iPhone camera can read QR (Quick Response) codes that you find on marketing materials, surveys and more. The process is easy and nugget-worthy. ....Continue Reading

News & Events

Here are news and events on the Senior Tech calendar for the coming weeks.  Reply to this email if you want more information. 

St Anthony Senior Tech Time  – September  2019 Classes for Newer and Experienced Users

The Senior Tech Club is leading two classes in September as part of the St Anthony Senior Tech Time Series.  The Series, now in its third year includes Foundation classes for newer users of iPhones and iPads and an Experienced User class for people who already know the basics of making calls, sending and receiving texts and emails and handling their devices.

St Anthony Senior Tech Time  – September 16, 2019 2 – 4 PM – Foundation Class

Topics: Manage your device including ringer, touchscreen, control center and calls. Explore updates and security with your device.

St Anthony Senior Tech Time September 18, 2019  2 – 4 PM  Experience User Class

Things you Didn’t Know your iPhone Could Do. This popular class that has been presented to multiple organizations in the Twin Cities area. This is a fun exploration of useful topics like the Magnifier,  Control Center, Widgets and more.  This class is for iPhone and iPad users of all experience levels.

For more Information and Registration.  Or call St. Anthony Community Services at 612-706-1166.  Classes are held at the St Anthony, MN Community Center and are a great bargain at $5 per class.  All are welcome.

IOS 12.4.1 Release –  Upgrade Recommended

IOS 12.4.1 was released on August 26, 2019.  This update was unexpected but Apple released the update to address a significant security issue.  We recommend that you proceed with this upgrade. We want you to be safe.

You can learn about our upgrade principles and track our upgrade recommendations online at: IOS Version Recommendation.

Apple Announcement Day – Tuesday, September 10

It’s an annual event held by Apple.  It is the time when Apple announces their new lineup of iPhones, often other new devices and announce the availability of the next version of IOS.

The event is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, September 10. You can be assured that the announcements will make the evening news.

And as for our members and fans…we’ll do our best to help you sort out any changes that impact you and your devices.

 

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