The iPhone NFC chip could soon unlock your car door

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Apple’s near-field communication chip to gain new unique features with huge update. Forgot your keys? That may no longer be a problem for Apple mobile phone users in the future as the iPhone NFC chip could soon have the power to unlock home and car doors. The secure wireless chip is set to expand beyond payments. The possible changes to the iPhone NFC chip could result in Apple users utilizing the NFC tech in their mobile phones beyond making mobile payments via Apple Pay, The Information reported. The changes could…

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Apple may see limited success in Hong Kong’s mobile payments market

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Hong Kong could be a very challenging market for Apple to find a foothold in Apple is expected to bring its new mobile payments service, called Apple Pay, to Hong Kong next year, but the company may find limited success in that market. The company has been working with several banks in order to make the payment service available to consumers, but these banks see little promise in Apple Pay when compared to other services that are becoming available. Apple has already found significant success with its payment service in…

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NFC may play a role in Apple’s future with mobile payments

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Apple could finally embrace NFC technology in the near future Investment firm Morgan Stanley believes that Apple will finally embrace NFC technology through a platform called “iWallet.” This is not the first such prediction to be made concerning Apple and NFC, but past forecasts regarding the pairing have failed to live up to reality. Apple has avoided NFC largely because of its concerns regarding the technology’s security and capabilities, but this avoidance mostly involved Apple’s use of NFC in mobile payments. NFC has come under fire in recent years due…

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NFC technology enabled mobile wallet launched in Canada

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Rogers Communications has taken yet another step into the mobile payments sector in the country. Rogers Communications has announced that it has now launched its suretap wallet, which is an NFC technology based mobile payments app that gives consumers with enabled smartphones the ability to store their credit and debit cards in digital form so that they can make purchases at tens of thousands of retailers throughout Canada. The suretap wallet app is designed to make it simpler and more convenient for consumers to shop. According to the Rogers vice…

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NFC market shows some promise

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New report highlights the growth of the global NFC technology market Markets and Markets has released a new report concerning the global NFC market. NFC technology has served as the foundation for mobile commerce for several years, but the technology can be used for much more than facilitating mobile shopping and payments. NFC is also quite capable when it comes to data sharing, allowing consumers to send digital information in a relatively easy and efficient fashion. The report shows that NFC is beginning to gain momentum around the world, even…

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NFC technology startup purchased by Google

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The company that came up with “bumping” phones to share information is now being acquired by the tech giant. It has just been revealed that Google has purchased an NFC technology startup that developed an application that gives users the ability to share data simply by bumping their enabled smartphones together. This, according to the company, itself, which is called Bump Technologies. David Lieb, the chief and co-founder of Bump Technologies did not provide any information regarding the terms of the deal, but has now stirred his own team into…

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Next iPhone may be equipped with NFC technology

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NFC technology could be features in next generation iPhone New rumors have already begun to circulate concerning the next iteration of Apple’s popular iPhone. The iPhone 5 was released in September 2012 and production on the iPhone 5S is expected to begin in the coming weeks. Despite the fact that the smartphone is still fresh to the market, Apple may already have plans to develop a powerful new iPhone that will take the popular brand into a new generation. This time, the smartphone may actually include NFC technology. Rumors point…

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NFC technology could greatly benefit QSRs

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Near field communications could make fast food restaurants a speedier experience for consumers. The entire experience of the quick service restaurant (QSR) is based on being able to obtain a meal very rapidly, and although things have slowed down a bit over the years, NFC technology could provide the necessary tools to make this process speedier. Near field communication could allow mobile payments to be complete with a simple tap of the device. This is vitally important in QSRs, where every second counts, regardless of whether the customer has ordered…

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NFC technology undergoes changes with Samsung TecTiles 2 unveiling

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This new design is meant to replace the original tag that had previously been used. Samsung has just announced the unveiling of a newly updated version of its NFC technology which is fully compatible with its Galaxy 4S device. This will be a full replacement for the original TecTile tag that had previously been compatible with its smartphones. The original TecTile tag was designed to add NFC technology options to capable smartphones in order to boost functionality through the programming of certain commands into the connection between the tag and…

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NFC technology introduced new security vulnerabilities

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NFC technology may not be as secure as believed For the past few years, NFC technology has served as a foundation for mobile commerce. The technology enabled mobile devices to share digital information without having to be connected to one another with a cable. The technology also allows smartphones and tablets to send information to NFC-enabled terminals, which are often used to facilitate mobile payments. Mobile commerce has relied heavily on NFC technology over the years, but mobile commerce has begun to move away from NFC due to its threats…

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NFC technology enabled devices will reach 500 million next year

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Half a billion devices will be equipped with these chips by the year 2014. The number of NFC technology enabled devices that will allow smartphones and tablets to transmit data such as credit card and other payments information will break the 500 million mark by the end of 2014, says a recent report. The latest study from ABI Research has shown that the number of these devices is growing fast. The ABI Research report has indicated that even by the end of this year, there will have been 285 million…

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