01/31/2012, For most of us, train tickets are train tickets. Some of us use it on a daily basis and we don’t really think much about it, but if you happen to live in Paris, or if you’re planning a trip to Paris next year, you might want to take extra notice at the new Paris Metro payment cards which are expected to help pave the way for the use of […]
01/17/2012, While NFC is a pretty handy feature, Apple has yet to see the need to incorporate it into their smartphones. Despite the lack of NFC support in iPhones, various companies have managed to find workarounds, such as NFC-enabled SIM cards, and lately a company by the name of DeviceFidelity recently developed a microSD card that features NFC capabilities. The microSD is slotted into an iPhone case, which in turn will […]
01/02/2012, The rest of the world has been enjoying its time with the Samsung Galaxy Note for a number of months now but we’re yet to see it on this side of the world – until now. Well, the device still isn’t in the country yet, but the folks over at Sammobile.com were recently tipped off with some information and a picture showing the phone-tablet wearing the AT&T badge. According to […]
12/22/2011, As of late, there has been a lot of talk about NFC technology making their way into our smartphones, but until some sort of standard has been established, it will be hard to encourage adoption by users. So much so that Japan’s top three carriers – NTT DoCoMo, KDDI au, and Softbank Mobile) have agreed to band together and support the global NFC standard.
12/12/2011, Now here is a bittersweet bit of news for those Windows Phone 7 owners out there – it seems that the software giant from Redmond, Washington, did confirm that Windows Phone 7 will have built-in NFC support, but before you actually jump up and down, whopping around the room in joy, here is me being a wet blanket – at the end of the day, the decision still lies in […]
12/09/2011, One of the “drawbacks” to the iPhone is its lack of NFC capabilities, although given the somewhat sluggish adoption of NFC and mobile payment services, we guess it’s not really a feature that most iPhone users will lament about. The good news (?) is that if you happen to be living in Taiwan, Chunghwa Telecom has launched a device that would give your iPhone NFC capabilities.
12/09/2011, For those planning to travel to London to watch the 2012 Olympics, it is without doubt going to be one heck of a packed event especially during the opening and closing ceremonies. Such events are usually a great place for pickpockets to be active so carrying a ton of cash on you is probably not the best idea, and this is where Google Wallet plans to shine.
12/06/2011, Sometime back in October we reported that the Blackberry Porsche P‘9881 was announced, and if that got your attention and you were thinking about getting one for yourself, the good news is that the device has recently been spotted at the FCC and appears to be sporting AT&T’s radios. So if you were hoping to pick the device up yourself, your best bet could be AT&T.
12/06/2011, It seems that there have been earlier rumors that suggested that Verizon will not be including the Google Wallet feature on the upcoming Galaxy Nexus. At that time it was merely a rumor, albeit one that made a lot of sense, but for those hoping against everything that maybe, just maybe that the rumors could be wrong, here’s some bad news for you. Google themselves have confirmed that the Galaxy […]
11/28/2011, Google’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung, does not come with Google Wallet, an NFC-based payment service which Google announced to the world just a few months ago. At the moment, Google Wallet is good only for folks living in the US, so it is not out of place to see that Google Wallet is not supported on the HSPA+ capable Galaxy Nexus. Apart from that, Google Wallet […]
11/22/2011, We know that an iPhone with NFC is an old rumor, but it seems that it has managed to be revived again with a new report by Digitimes. The report is claiming that according to smartphone manufacturers, Apple has plans to add support to iOS come 2012 and possibly in conjunction with the next iPhone.
11/17/2011, Countries like Japan have long been using NFC to help them in their daily lives, and not too long ago carriers in South Korea have announced that they will be offering SIM cards with NFC technology embedded into them. Now it looks like that standard will soon be adopted by some of the largest carriers in the world.
11/15/2011, For those who might be worried about the security and safety of conducting NFC transactions, Samsung may be able to alleviate those fears with the introduction of a new NFC chip that is said to have raised the security level for users who conduct payment transactions through their smartphones.
11/15/2011, NFC (Near Field Communication) is a technology that has only started gaining some traction in the country recently, and doesn’t really have too many uses at the moment. But, the number of things you can do with the technology is slowly increasing. The folks over at INSIDE Secure have come up with a new way to use of NFC: identifying original products. Called VaultIC150, this low-cost turnkey solution is designed […]