QR mobile payments app that also supports NFC launches in Belgium

QR mobile payments app - Debit Machine

Payconiq gives Belgian debit card holders an easy way to pay in store, online and transfer money. Payconiq, the newly launched QR mobile payments app by Bancontact, supports both NFC and static dynamic QR codes contactless payment options. In addition to giving debit card users the ability to make payments in store and online, they can also transfer money direct to their contacts using a single app on their smartphone. Payments can be made at 290,000 payment points across Belgium. The QR mobile payments app was launched after the merger…

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NFC labels could send rotten food warning to mobile phones

NFC Labels - Moldy Food - Rotten Food

Scientists have invented a new technology that may help with food poison prevention. A team of researchers from China and the US have created unique NFC labels designed to be attached to food packaging that can send out a rotten food warning to smartphones, reported the Daily Mail. Every year, 3,000 people die from foodborne illness. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, 48 million people in the nation get sick from foodborne illness. Of this vast number, approximately 125,000 people are hospitalized for food…

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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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