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    Apple NFC: No support for tags or pairing?

    September 10th, 2014

    An examination of the preview version of iOS 8 shows that there is currently no support in the operating system for NFC tag reading/writing and pairing, according to tag specialist RapidNFC. More

    London taxi firm promotes app downloads with NFC and QR stickers

    May 20th, 2014

    Radio Taxis, one of London’s biggest taxi operators, is promoting downloads of its mobile app by placing NFC and QR code stickers in its 2,500 vehicles. Scanning or tapping the stickers provides passengers with a direct… More

    Warner Music distributes NFC guitar picks to fans

    April 29th, 2014

    Fans attending gigs by Warner Music act The Wild Feathers have been provided with guitar picks containing an NFC tag. These could then be used to enter a competition, share content via social media and… More

    RapidNFC offers NFC Christmas cards

    September 25th, 2013

    Tag supplier RapidNFC has teamed up with London-based Freestyle Print to offer a range of Christmas cards that include an NFC tag programmed with a link to the sender’s choice of digital content. Each tag… More

    Maplin and RapidNFC bring NFC tags to the high street

    September 10th, 2013

    UK electronics retailer Maplin has teamed with RapidNFC to bring NFC tags to the British high street through its 200 stores. The chain will stock RapidNFC’s NFC Retail Pack range, including the popular Multicolour Mini… More

    RapidNFC adds postcards with built in tags

    August 22nd, 2013

    Tag supplier RapidNFC has launched a range of customisable postcards with NFC. NXP NTAG203 tags are integrated into the postcards using a lamination process developed by London-based Freestyle Print that allows marketing materials to be… More

    RapidNFC adds NXP NTAG210 to its range

    May 16th, 2013

    NFC tag supplier RapidNFC has added tags based on NXP’s next-generation NTAG210 IC to its product range. The chip, announced in October 2012, includes a range of built-in security features including password protection and an… More

    TxtNation and RapidNFC launch direct carrier billing with NFC

    April 23rd, 2013

    The new platform allows consumers to charge the cost of small purchases to their mobile phone bill by tapping tags affixed to promotional merchandise, advertising displays, posters and products as well as tags built into key fobs, pens and more. More

    South Downs Way gets NFC sign posts

    January 11th, 2013

    “There are fascinating landscapes across the National Park where it’s just not appropriate to put up large display panels,” says the trail officer for the 100-mile walking route across the south of England. “By ‘tapping in’ to these small signs smartphone users will be able to discover all sorts of information about the land they’re walking through.” More

    RapidNFC adds NFC beer mats

    August 7th, 2012

    NFC tag supplier RapidNFC has partnered with UK-based printer Rutland Print to introduce beer mats that incorporate an NFC tag. The cardboard coasters, used in pubs to catch drips from drinkers’ glasses, can be full… More

    RapidNFC compares performance of NFC tags

    January 17th, 2012

    “The difference in NFC tag performance was both significant and surprising,” says the NFC tag provider, and there was one clear winner in terms of overall performance. More

    Kimtag adds NFC tag scan alerts

    November 29th, 2011

    NFC tag platform provider Kimtag has launched ScanTip, a realtime email alert system for QR code and NFC tag scans. “ScanTip’s realtime notification, combined with our vTag multiple tag system, allows our users to get a closer understanding of how and when QR codes or NFC tags are being scanned,” says CEO Phil Coote.

    Kimtag releases dual NFC and QR code stickers

    October 24th, 2011

    NFC tag vendor Kimtag has launched a line of stickers containing both an NFC tag and a QR code. The stickers, called TwinConnect, are available in in both standard and window sticker formats and a… More

    Kimtag: NFC tag reading is growing 22% a month

    September 22nd, 2011

    An analysis of the UK QR code and NFC tag provider’s usage logs has found that take-up of NFC tag reading has increased by more than 170% over the last six months. More