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.
Samsung has given a press release outlining its latest digital audio products. Their new DA-F60 speaker will support NFC devices and features Soundshare technology, which enables Bluetooth connectivity to compatible TVs.
Join us as we discuss the epic fails of mobile tech in 2012. These are the devices, platforms, apps and features that promised much and delivered little.
NFC is slowly becoming a household term, but there still are things to improve about NFC, and Qualcomm, the leading designer of mobile processors, is at the forefront of the effort.
Vodafone Australia wants to give its subscribers a better shopping experience through Vodafone Smart PASS. The contact-less payment system is similar to Google Wallet’s NFC-based service, although it is intended to be cross-platform, basically working on any NFC-equipped smartphone.
Starting at $129, the affordable Stratosphere 2 comes equipped with 4G LTE, a 1.2Ghz processor, and runs Android 4.0 out of the box.
With so many methods for mobile payments being put through the wringer, why not add another one? MasterCard and ING Group have introduced a new payment method that interweaves both mobile and internet payments. Sound confusing? We’re just getting started.
Did you know that you can use NFC to send things like contacts and web page URLs between an Android device and a Windows Phone 8 device? Well you can! In tests between a HTC Windows Phone 8X and a Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean it has been shown that URLs and contacts can be sent between the devices, in both directions. However, using NFC on Android is a little simpler and requires less taps than on Windows Phone 8.
Analysts have been predicting the rise of NFC for a while now, but expectations vary wildly. The main driver that’s widely touted is mobile payments, but the number of NFC-enabled devices in circulation is still relatively small. We take a look at some potential uses for NFC and ask: what is holding it back?
The Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 has an embedded NFC chip that allows you to share files to another NFC-capable device. Aside from sharing files, you can also pay your bills and launch certain phone functions and apps instantly through NFC tags. But, for you to use this feature, you will need to unlock your phone’s screen first to activate NFC. This can be an inconvenience if you’re in a hurry and you don’t have the time to unlock your phone. XDA Developers member mayhemer offers a convenient solution by creating a hack/mod that allows you activate NFC without unlocking your…