08/15/2013, The folks over at Microsoft Research might have stumbled upon something that is very, very interesting – that is, the ability to send files from one device to another using sound, calling this process the Secure Peer-to-Peer Acoustic NFC. Normally, NFC (Near Field Communication) would require the presence of a special chip to be placed within a mobile phone or tablet so that it can function, but considering how a […]
08/15/2013, There have been rumors in the past that NFC could be one of the features that would make its way into Apple’s iPhone, and while Apple’s Phil Schiller explained why NFC is missing from the iPhone, it has not stopped the rumor mill from suggesting otherwise. Well a recent patent by Apple has been spotted that seems to suggest that Apple has toyed with the idea of NFC in their […]
08/15/2013, Apple hasn’t implemented NFC or near field communication technology in any of its devices as yet. The next generation iPhone will reportedly have NFC, but there’s no confirmation about that just yet. Nevertheless, the company has filed for a new patent that describes a method that users might be able to take advantage of in the future. The patent describes the ability to gift iTunes content to other iTunes users […]
08/11/2013, Now here is a Kickstarter project that you might probably be interested in, especially when you want a ring that can “rule them all”, so to speak. I am referring to the NFC Ring which has long since crossed the financial requirement for it to enter production, and the video above will show you just how useful it is to unlock your smartphone – as long as your device comes […]
08/06/2013, We did talk about how Angry Birds Star Wars II will make use of the presence of physical toys in order to “summon” characters into the game – not exactly the newest concept in town, but it certainly adds a different dimension into what is most probably an overworked franchise that should have been shot down and slaughtered some time back. After all, the basic premise of the game still […]
07/03/2013, A library in Japan gets NFC tags for easier book searches.
06/18/2013, Samsung is announcing a range of NFC-enabled printers which allows you to print content directly from your smartphones.
06/04/2013, A new patent awarded to Apple yesterday hints at the possibility of future Apple devices supporting near-field communication or NFC.
06/03/2013, The Nokia NFC Writer app is new and improved!
05/17/2013, Samsung had previously released its TecTiles programmable NFC tags for its Galaxy S3 around this time last year, but unfortunately with the release of the Galaxy S4, its TecTiles didn’t support its latest and greatest smartphone. But today, Samsung is releasing its new TecTiles 2 NFC tags that fully support the Galaxy S4. The new TecTiles 2 NFC tags will work similar to how the original tags worked and is […]
03/12/2013, So, there are rumors going around that the upcoming iPhone 5S will feature NFC support to keep up with the times, which is old hat actually when you think about it since most of the high end Android smartphones already come with NFC connectivity built-in. The thing is, the latest rumor to make its rounds would concern the yet unreleased Samsung Galaxy S4, which appears to follow in the footsteps […]
03/05/2013, Being able to hit the fairway and greens in golf video games is pretty easy as long as you always consider the wind as well as the numerous small imperfections on any course. But doing the same thing in actual golf can be quite the challenge, especially if you don’t consider yourself to even be a golf amateur. A new program from San Francisco-based developer Game called Game Golf can […]
02/25/2013, [MWC 2013] It looks as though VISA isn’t the only credit card company that has something to announce during Mobile World Congress this week as MasterCard is crashing their announcement party with one of their own. And as you would expect, their news is related to mobile payments. MasterCard is announcing its MasterPass service this week, which can offer its users the ability to scan barcodes of merchandise they wish […]
02/25/2013, [MWC 2013] It was two years ago when Samsung and VISA announced they’d be partnering up in order to offer NFC mobile payments before, during and after the London 2012 Olympics. We think it would be safe to assume that partnership went extremely well as both companies are announcing a new NFC payments deal. VISA and Samsung are announcing their partnership that would bring VISA’s payWave mobile payment application to […]