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NFC Finally Coming to Most Smartphones

NFC Finally Coming to Most Smartphones

By Sean Patterson February 27, 2014

Apple has ignored NFC, choosing instead to implement other mobile payment systems in its iPhone devices. This has limited the reach of NFC in the premium smartphone market and, in turn, limited the rollout of NFC to the greater smartphone …

Seahawks Dominate Saints On Monday Night Football Seahawks Dominate Saints On Monday Night Football

Another week of football has gone by, and once again this week’s Monday night game proved to be a disappointment. The game was set up with a large amount of hype and as two of the best teams in the …

NFC Mobile Payments Slowly Gaining Traction NFC Mobile Payments Slowly Gaining Traction
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Just over one year ago, banks and mobile operators were scrambling to implement NFC mobile payment systems. They were most likely convinced that Apple would soon put the technology into its latest iPhone, propelling demand for NFC services overnight. It’s …

Julio Jones Injured, Out For The Season Julio Jones Injured, Out For The Season

Julio Jones suffered a season ending injury on Monday night. Jones, the star receiver for the Atlanta Falcons went down in their week 5 loss to the New York Jets, injuring his foot. The Falcons were already starting to struggle …

Samsung Installs 4,500 NFC Tags Around Las Vegas Samsung Installs 4,500 NFC Tags Around Las Vegas

Plenty of folks are in Las Vegas this week for CES 2013, and those in attendance will probably enjoy a little bit of the Vegas Strip while they’re there. Those who decide to hit up the slots with a Samsung …

Your Next Car Key May Just Be Your Smartphone Your Next Car Key May Just Be Your Smartphone

What’s the one thing you lose the most? If you’re like the stereotypical comedic archetype, it’s probably your car keys. The little guys can’t help constantly losing themselves in your purse or being accidentally left on a table at a …

Isis Mobile Wallet App is Available - For a Few Isis Mobile Wallet App is Available - For a Few

Isis, the mobile wallet technology that AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile have sunk millions of dollars into over the past year was delayed past its originally planned launch. This week, the service has finally launched – sort of. According to a …

Google Wallet Ditching Prepaid Card Option Google Wallet Ditching Prepaid Card Option

For a while now, Google has been bribing people into installing Google Wallet on their smartphones, giving out a free $10 to some who activate the app. Now, it seems customers might want to go ahead and spend that money …

Spotify For Android Gets NFC Support Spotify For Android Gets NFC Support

The Spotify app for Android was updated today, complete with new Near Field Communication (NFC) support for phones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The announcement on the Spotify blog specifies that app users look for the option under the …

U.S. Wireless Carriers Unite Around Mobile Payments U.S. Wireless Carriers Unite Around Mobile Payments
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The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), a trade association for the electronic payments industry, today announced the beginning of its new Mobile Payments Committee. The committee will be a task force whose job it is to consolidate consensus on mobile payment …

Apple Patents A PlayStation-Inspired Game Controller

Let’s be honest – mobile gaming is here to stay. Platforms like iOS and Android have expanded gaming into new territories because there are a lot of people who can’t seem to wrap their head around a controller. The natural …

More Android Developer Goodness From Google I/O More Android Developer Goodness From Google I/O
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Android developers, take note: Google I/O still has plenty of goodies for you. After all the previous video tutorials and information sessions, you can still take on some Android development knowledge, right? Google has uploaded some great videos that covers …

iPhone 5 Rumor: New iPhone Getting NFC Chips iPhone 5 Rumor: New iPhone Getting NFC Chips
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There have been rumors for over two years now that the iPhone would be getting near-field communication (NFC) technology. Back in 2010 many expected it to be included with the iPhone 4. When that didn’t happen, they thought it would …

Samsung TecTiles are Programmable NFC Stickers Samsung TecTiles are Programmable NFC Stickers

Samsung today announced TecTiles, its new programmable NFC stickers. The TecTiles can be programmed using the TecTile programming app for Android. Once programmed, the TecTiles will become small NFC activators that can tell any NFC smartphone to perform an action …

PayPal Adds 4 UK Stores to Offline Payment Solution PayPal Adds 4 UK Stores to Offline Payment Solution

PayPal had recently announced on its blog that it’s outfitting 15 new U.S. brick and mortar retailers to use its offline payment and shopping solutions. The stores include Abercrombie & Fitch, Advance Auto Parts, Aéropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Barnes & …

Worldwide Mobile Payments to Hit $171 Billion Worldwide Mobile Payments to Hit $171 Billion

The IT analysts at Gartner, Inc. have announced that worldwide mobile payment transaction values will reach $171.5 billion this year. That is a 61.9% increase over 2011. The number of mobile payment users will also significantly increase this year, hitting …

PayPal Adds 15 Stores to Offline Payment Solution PayPal Adds 15 Stores to Offline Payment Solution

PayPal has just announced on its blog that it’s outfitting 15 new U.S. brick and mortar retailers to use its offline payment and shopping solutions. The stores include Abercrombie & Fitch, Advance Auto Parts, Aéropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Barnes & …