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Mastercard, ING testing new mobile payments solution

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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.

NFC sharing is possible between Android and Windows Phone 8

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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.

The potential of NFC and the obstacles that stand in its way

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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?

How to use NFC on the Galaxy S3 I9300 even if phone screen is locked

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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…