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stands for Near Field Communication, which is a standard for low-speed wireless short range communications between electronic devices. Popular applications of NFC are public transportation passes and some form of electronic wallet, but many more applications remains to be tested and implemented. NFC is a cousin of RFID and uses some of the same communications protocols.

Moo announces NFC-enabled business cards

09/28/2012, With our smartphones these days starting to feature more connectivity options, such as wireless charging and NFC, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing everyday items modified and evolve to interact with our devices. Well it looks like Moo...

PowerSkin offers NFC-enabled Galaxy S3 case

09/13/2012, PowerSkin has just introduced what they deem to be a first in the world, a NFC-enabled case for the Samsung Galaxy S3. Specially designed for Samsung’s flagship smartphone, it debuts today while carrying patent-pending technology that enables NFC...

Phil Schiller explains why there is no NFC in the iPhone 5

09/13/2012, Before the iPhone 5 was officially revealed, several photos of a component within the phone had many wondering if it was an NFC chip. It was later concluded that it wasn’t, and we guess with the iPhone 5 now official, NFC is most definitely not one of...

Spotify for Android updated with NFC sharing capabilities

09/06/2012, Heads up Spotify users on Android! If you’ve got an NFC enabled Android handset running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, you might want to update your Spotify app as the program has recently been updated and now features support for NFC. Basically...

Samsung Galaxy S3 Gets Quick Tap Contactless Payment Service

09/03/2012,   The notion of contactless payments with the help of a mobile has been around for quite some time. However, we didn’t see any large-scale use of such a feature so far. This may change as the Samsung Galaxy S3 gets a contactless payment service,...

CyanogenMod 9.1 supports SimplyTapp NFC system

08/28/2012, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean might be all the rage these days, but the team over at CyanogenMod has yet to forget about CyanogenMod 9.1, where it will now come with support for SimplyTapp NFC (Near Field Communication) system. SimplyTap is more or less the...

iPhone 5 part leak hints at NFC hardware?

08/27/2012, Earlier this morning, we looked at possible leaked images of the upcoming iPhone 5, and it seems that there was more to it than met the eye. Everything about it looks dapper and pretty much run on the mill, but if you were to take note of the new square...

Google Wallet gets hacked onto a Samsung Galaxy S3

07/31/2012, If you believe that the NFC standard of paying is indeed the future, services such as Google Wallet is one that is probably familiar to you. Unfortunately Google Wallet has yet to be made universal for all Android devices, which means that unless you’re...

NFC-enabled Android and Nokia phones vulnerable to hijacking

07/25/2012, Thought NFC is a relatively unused feature in this side of the world, there is no reason for it to be left as it is. As proven by a smartphone hacker named Charlie Miller. The hacker recently found a way to take advantage of the NFC capabilities of the...

Google Wallet support arrives on Nexus

07/17/2012, NFC technology is not new, but the adoption rate of this technology has been minimal at best. Even efforts to include NFC connectivity in devices such as tablets and smartphones have not really taken off in a huge way, and most smartphones users too have...

Apple granted patent for NFC powered iTravel application

07/10/2012, Keep in mind that Apple files tons of patents each year, but there are a handful of ones that look like they may actually make it onto Apple’s next device. Apple has just been granted a patent that describes an application which will handle all of...

Next-gen iPhone prototypes are reportedly NFC capable

06/25/2012, It has been rumored since last year that Apple could be looking at introducing NFC to the iPhone, but it wasn’t until recently that the folks at 9to5 Mac discovered in a re-examining of previously-obtained hardware code dump for iPhone 5 prototypes that...

Sprint’s Touch Wallet revealed in leaked presentation slides

06/12/2012, News that Sprint is working on its own NFC-based mobile wallet app started to surface last week. But as far as the rumor is concerned, the carrier hasn’t really confirmed it. However, today, Android Central is reporting that a Sprint insider has...