Microsoft Research has devised a peer to peer acoustic file transfer protocol, which allows devices to send and receive information over the air using sound.
This week’s edition will focus on the technology that was labelled “the next big thing” a few years ago. It’s time to talk NFC.
What I’ve done for this article is made NFC my go-to choice for changing settings, opening apps I use in certain situations, and basically controlling my life. We will obviously need an app, some tags, and a little time to set them up. The process is pretty simple, too: write tag, place tag, scan tag! NFC tags are meant to save you time and effort, so let’s see if they work in doing so.
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct are two of today’s most popular means to share files and data between two mobile devices. The downside to these methods, however, is that they require some setting up before you can use them. But, with the help of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, you can skip the setting up part and, in its place, will only need tapping devices against each other. (For more info about NFC, see “How to use NFC on Android” and “How it works: NFC (Near Field Communication)“.) NFC and Android Beam work hand in hand to share data to other…
Since its introduction, Near Field Communication (NFC) is better known for wireless payments. Its commercial application has since expanded to the transportation and retail industries in several places around the world. Some companies use the technology for secure keycards, business cards, and even for employee use in buying pantry food. NFC technology use in the mobile industry is also fast growing. All major manufacturers of Android smartphones and tablets have at least one NFC-bearing product. Most recent high-end releases from mobile device makers usually include NFC functionality. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to use NFC on Android, you’ll…
Visa announced a partnership with Samsung at MWC 2013 to include the PayWave NFC wireless payment app on next-gen Samsung handsets, without specifying actual product names like the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3.
Google’s security team has released a report outlining why the password is no longer good enough for the Internet of today, according to a report from Wired.
We have no idea what HTC was thinking with this one, but the HTC Mini is a Bluetooth accessory we hope one won’t have to buy. The thing looks like a good-old dumb phone and it’s expected to help you make better use of your large smartphone.
Samsung has announced an updated Galaxy S3 Mini with NFC capabilities that should be available at the end of January.
Google has recently launched Zavers, a digital coupon system that lets users claim rewards and lets retailers target their discounts on a real-time basis.