Yesterday NAB updated their Android App. Usually that’s not something newsworthy, except yesterday’s update has a massive new feature. NAB customers can now use the NFC in their phone to pay for transactions, essentially replacing their physical Visa Debit card, with their phone. The process of enabling Tap & Pay is...
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    IFA 2013 begins in Berlin on the sixth of September, and wraps up five days later on the eleventh. We’re all very excited about what we may see over the course of the week, but something I’m personally pumped for is Samsung’s Galaxy Gear– a smart watch that is...
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    Many of us have encountered Near Field Communication tags from the reader side, but few people have actually written an NFC tag. It’s actually staggering just how many things you can configure NFC tags to do. Everything from sending a text message, to enabling battery saver, or even sharing...
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    Lenovo parades the ThinkPad Helix at CES.

    The Consumer Electronics Show always provides device manufacturers with an avenue to excite and fascinate current and potential customers, and this year Lenovo appear to have brought their A-game with their latest addition to the Tablet/Notebook hybrid space: The ThinkPad Helix. At first glance, the ThinkPad Helix certainly appears...
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    Simply touch the NFC-enabled business card to a device with NFC support and the contact details will be transferred. It doesn’t have to be limited to just your contact details either. NFC business cards can be setup to link to your portfolio, web pages, music, video, social networks, downloads,...
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    Near Field Communication or NFC is on its way. This morning Google announced Google Wallet. Yes annoyingly it is another addition to the list of US-only Google services right now, but its an important development that will impact the future of retail sales. Google Wallet aims to replace your...

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