google-io-2012

This year’s edition of Google’s annual developer conference takes place in San Francisco during June 27-29, a bit later than in previous years, when Google I/O... was held at some point in May. Nevertheless, Google I/O 2012 is going to be quite interesting as we expect to see plenty of announcements during the keynotes.

We think we have a pretty good idea...

HOW-IT-WORKS nfc

In our fourth edition of the “How it Works” series, we’re going to talk about NFC, or near field communication, a technology that’s being adopted by more and more smartphone and tablet... makers and mobile operators.

When talking about NFC use in the mobile ecosystem, you’re going to hear the term paired with mobile payments most of the time, because that may be one of its most...

htc evo 4g lte google wallet

Sprint’s recently launched HTC EVO 4G LTE appears to have a Google Wallet problem, and, while some people may have pointed the finger at the carrier for the mobile... payment woes, it would appear that it’s a software glitch that’s causing all the commotion.

Google has confirmed to The Verge that the various errors with Google Wallet, including a notifi...

htc evo 4g lte google wallet

Although Google Wallet is one the services that the search engine giant is aggressively trying to push to more and more users (you can read more about using your smartphone as a paying method... in this previous article), it sure looks like there are a lot of obstacles that Google will have to overcome before we can talk about Wallet as a full-fledged paying solution.

With that in mind...

Google Wallet

Admit it, we all feel slightly annoyed when the person in front of us at the checkout line pulls out cash from their wallet. We are living in a day and age when paying with “plastic”... has become the norm. An even simpler solution that is slowly gaining popularity is the option to pay via smartphone. All you have to do is scan the device at checkout, which has your credit card or debit...

LG Optimus Elite

Sprint’s eco-friendly entry-level LG Optimus Elite might not have been on top of many wish lists when it started selling a few weeks back, but since Virgin Mobile started offering the phone,... things seem to have changed a bit.

The Elite’s initial stocks on Virgin were sold out in the preorder phase, and now you have two more reasons to want the device. Worry not, though, because the...

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By now, we should have been able to make contactless payments with pretty much any mobile phone, at just about any supermarket or restaurant. Or at least that’s what... many of us expected for 2012. Unfortunately, NFC payment technology has been slow to progress over the past couple of years.

There are still relatively few smartphones enabled for NFC use, whil...

Nexus Google Wallet

 

The Galaxy Nexus is still one of the best Android smartphones out there, although we are closing in on six months since the device made its debut. As you probably know, this week... Google has started selling the Nexus on its Play Store. Available for just $399.99, which is less than what Amazon and other retailers are charging for the phone, the Galaxy Nexus comes with the same wi...

Google-Wallet-is-Coming-ban

Cash? Forget it. Credit cards? How dated. More than two thirds of technology insiders believe that paying with smartphones will overtake both credit card payments and cash payments by the year... 2020. Incredible as it may sound, Near Field Communications (NFC) technology is expected to build enough inertia over the this decade to cement its role in our daily lives. Is this possible? Read on. Go...

Google Wallet

Google Wallet, the mobile payment platform that Google launched in May 2011, has had a very tough time lately, facing serious security problems, carrier rejection, and an unexpectedly strong... competition from PayPal.

The latest update on Google Wallet is a classic good news/bad news scenario – the fledgling mobile payment system received yet another painful blow, this time fro...