May 9th, 2013
Osama Bedier, Google’s vice president of Wallet and payments, is to leave the company. Bedier, who joined Google from PayPal in January 2011 to head up the NFC-based Google Wallet service, “has decided to leave Google this…
May 6th, 2013
Samsung has shipped a new 20.3 megapixel NFC-enabled smart camera that can be teamed with the company’s NX 45mm F1.8 interchangeable 2D/3D lens to allow photographers to capture both photos and HD videos in 3D. The…
May 3rd, 2013
The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance has released a set of guidelines for transport operators seeking to develop and deploy NFC mobile ticketing applications. The guidelines detail the requirements and use cases for…
May 1st, 2013
The BebaPay service is now live on buses in Nairobi and a free app enables any Android NFC phone to be used as a card reader. Shops, traders and small businesses will be able to use Google’s BebaPay in the future “to accept payments from customers, without needing expensive tills and cash registers.”
April 30th, 2013
NFC-Shop.net has launched Tapogram, an Android app that allows user to record messages up to 10 seconds long and associate them with an NFC tag. When another user taps the tag, the message is played. The company envisages use cases including talking greetings cards and gift tags, short lists and storing information about objects. The app is free to download for a limited time.
April 30th, 2013
Samsung is to introduce a new range of NFC tags because its existing TecTiles tags don’t meet NFC Forum standards and won’t work with the new Galaxy S4 smartphone. The phone maker’s original TecTile tags used…
April 22nd, 2013
The 4G LTE G’zOne CA-201L is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof, says Casio, and can be used for mobile payments applications as well as NFC read/write functions.
April 18th, 2013
A Brazilian startup has developed an authentication process that uses government-issued electronic ID documents and NFC phones to provide users with an additional level of security when logging in to online services. The aim is…
April 11th, 2013
Samsung has added a new smartphone to its Galaxy range. The Galaxy Mega “phablet” comes in two sizes, with a 6.3-inch or 5.8-inch HD LCD screen. The 6.3-inch model will come with NFC. Both versions will…
April 5th, 2013
The HTC First is a mid-range touch screen smartphone that pushes Facebook integration to the front and centre — and includes NFC support. The Android device features Facebook Home, a “mobile experience that puts your friends…
April 4th, 2013
The new technology combines Android tablet PCs with NFC tags attached to patients’ wristbands, medications and nurses’ ID badges and is designed to make the administration of medicines easier, safer, faster and more cost-effective, Dr Adam Landman has told NFC World.
March 27th, 2013
“NFC has reached the point of no return,” says practice director John Devlin. “It all hinged on handsets; and next year we will see half-a-billion devices in the hands of consumers as it becomes more widely integrated.”
March 25th, 2013
A simple add-on adapter for NFC phones cuts the cost of equipping staff with a reader for InfoChip’s 8mm industrial tags by more than half, the company says, and will “bring profound revolution in safety compliance, inspection management and industrial asset management.”
March 21st, 2013
Canadian mobile network operator Rogers has added three Android and four BlackBerry NFC phones to the list of devices that work with its Suretap NFC payments service. The new phones are the LG Optimus G , Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Note II and the Blackberry Bold 9900, Blackberry Curve 9360, Blackberry Bold 9790 and Blackberry Z10.
March 20th, 2013
Key2Share allows virtual keys stored on NFC phones to be shared securely using QR codes that can be sent by email or MMS message — or even in the mail.
March 19th, 2013
A team of researchers from NFC Research Lab Hagenberg is working on an alternative approach to using card emulation mode for NFC ticketing applications. The concept holds the potential of enabling NFC ticketing systems to…
March 18th, 2013
Sony Mobile has announced two additions to its Xperia smartphone line up, the Xperia SP and the Xperia L. Both are mid-range mobile phones that include NFC and will be available globally in Q2 2013….
March 15th, 2013
Samsung’s Galaxy S4 will come with Visa’s payWave contactless payments applet preloaded into an embedded secure element. This, says Samsung, “can be used by both MNOs and banks; more payment applets from multiple brands are…
March 15th, 2013
The smartphone maker’s new flagship device is the first to use Mobeam technology, allowing coupons, loyalty cards, gift cards, event tickets and more to be transmitted from the device to any of the 165m laser scanners installed in retail stores today.
March 12th, 2013
Estonian mobile network operator EMT is promoting the use of NFC by making tags available in all its stores across the country. The tags work in conjunction with an Android app called EMT NFC Starter, a…