NFC

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.

NFC by MOO app arrives in Google Play Store [Hands-On]

MOO announced their NFC business cards way back in September 2012. Coming more recently however, they have released an app for Android users. The app is called NFC by MOO and can be found in the Google Play Store. In short, the app will allow you to program NFC cards (or tags). The catch is, the release of the app would probably have made much more sense if the NFC equipped business cards were actually available.

Using NFC and not even thinking about mobile payments

The title of this post may be a bit of a stretch. Truth be told, I do like the idea of mobile payments, specifically Google Wallet. But in my case, Verizon isn't playing nicely so that sort of rules that option out. Truthfully though, NFC is about much more than mobile payments. In fact, I would argue that even if I had Google Wallet on my Galaxy S III, that would probably be the least used NFC related feature.

Google preparing to delete passwords in favor of NFC security

It looks like the future of passwords are at stake. Some new details have surfaced that Google will soon replace the way we use passwords to authenticate ourselves on computers, Gmail, mobile devices and more in favor of something more secure. What could that be? NFC. Imagine tapping an NFC ring on your finger to your laptop or smartphone to sign in. Interesting right?
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