NFC

Isis eyes Mobile Wallet national availability later this year

Near Field Communication or NFC-based mobile payments might start showing up over counters anywhere and everywhere as Isis starts rolling out its Mobile Wallet system nationwide later this year. Isis is a mobile commerce joint venture created by T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T to implement a system for tap-to-pay and redemption transactions at counters.

Google Wallet physical cards cancelled ahead of Google I/O

It looks like Google Wallet will be amongst the topics discussed next week during Google I/O. Basically, Google is expected to announce some new features for Wallet. At present it looks like these will include everything from additional rewards and offers to loyalty points. Perhaps more important, it was also said that Google will be adding additional merchants which should make it a bit more convenient for those looking to actually use Wallet.

Superbeam makes it easy to transfer large files between devices

If you find yourself wishing you could send large files or a large group of multiple files such as photographs to another user standing right in front of you without having to mess with e-mail or a bunch of texts, Superbeam could be just what you're looking for. The app is easy to use with the user on the source phone choosing all the files they want to send to a friend in any app that supports sharing. The user then only needs to press the share button and select Superbeam.

LG Pocket Photo Printer hands-on with Optimus G Pro

Here at Mobile World Congress we're enjoying all sorts of smartphones, tablets, and Android-powered gadgets. One thing that we're seeing plenty of is accessories too. Today we got a few minutes with LG's latest offering, and they are calling it the LG Pocket Photo Printer. It's a little big for a pocket but works quite well so read on for all the details.

Visa and Samsung partnership hopes to accelerate NFC mobile payments

NFC has plenty of uses aside from mobile payments, however that is often where the topic seems to come back to. There are several solutions such as Google Wallet and ISIS, however neither are widespread in use. Some had thought that Google would have been able to convince people that they needed to be buying things with the swipe of a smartphone, however that doesn't seem to have happened. Enter the next possibility, Samsung and Visa. These two companies have announced a new partnership in hopes to accelerate NFC-based mobile payments.
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