Does Apple have the right to the NFC technology used for its mobile wallet?

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Aire Technology patent-holding company has filed a lawsuit against the iPhone maker. Irish patent-holding company Aire Technology has sued Apple over alleged patent infringement for the NFC technology and digital wallet tech used in many iPhone models. The lawsuit was filed with the US District Court for the Western District of Texas. The company’s lawsuit asserts that Apple products such as the iPhone and Apple Watch “that support NFC and/or mobile payment applications, such as Apple Pay […] infringe at least one claim” of three US patents. Those patents were…

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8 Factors to Consider When Buying an ID Scanner

Buying an ID Scanner

ID scanners play a significant role in capturing important information in organizations. These electronic machines read data on ID cards for purposes of identification or proof of age. They are not an incursion to privacy but a verification in adherence to the law for public safety or owner’s measures. Consider these factors before buying an ID scanner. 1. Simplicity A good ID scanner should be user-friendly with the ability to access data quickly. Ideally, it should be an automatic ID scanning device fitted with a large screen for quick and…

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Chargebacks: Why They Happen and How to Prevent Them

Chargebacks: Why They Happen and How to Prevent Them

Online fraud has become a real threat to many consumers, especially those who pay for goods and services using credit cards. That is why there has been a sudden upsurge in the number of complaints among cardholders concerning wrong charges from merchants. Online traders must consider chargeback protection to minimize any losses associated with such happenings. Additionally, as a merchant, you need to understand the causes of chargebacks and how you can prevent them. Why Do Chargebacks Happen? There are several reasons why this reversal occurs, which is why you need to…

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Australia tests NFC technology for travel visa into country

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The country’s Department of Home Affairs is piloting a Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) application. The Australian Department of Home Affairs has announced that it will be testing a new Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) app using NFC technology for a contact-free entry visa. The use of near field communication will help to quickly verify and authenticate a traveler’s credentials. The NFC technology would work through an enabled mobile device in conjunction with the individual’s passport. The application will use both near field communication and optical character recognition (OCR) to read, capture…

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Google Pay, Apple Pay and mobile payments are ubiquitous except in smaller areas

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It may seem that smartphone transactions are everywhere, but small communities are being left out. Being able to accept mobile payments through services such as Apple Pay and Google Pay have offered powerful advantages to both businesses and customers, but research is showing that smaller communities are being left out of this benefit. Despite widespread recognition and adoption, contactless smartphone payments are limited in small communities. Though the use of mobile payments in small communities and rural areas isn’t non-existent, it remains limited at best. The businesses offering these transactions…

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