iPhone 6 Rumors Spin Out of Control

The iPhone 6 launch date could bring more than just new iPhones.

In one week Apple’s iPhone 6 launch event that is so big Apple needs to build a new structure to handle everything that they may announce on September 9th. iPhone 6 rumors and leaks date back to 2012 with talk of an iPhone 6 prototype and reports that Apple will finally move to a higher […]

iPhone 6 NFC Support Hinted in New Rumors

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NFC Support for the iPhone has been rumored for a while, and reports even suggested the the iPhone 5s would have it, but according to leaked photos of what is apparently the iPhone 6′s logic board, Apple’s next flagship iPhone might come with NFC. The leaked shots come from Nowhereelse.fr, which has been responsible for […]

Apple’s iPhone 6 May Finally Replace Your Wallet

The iPhone 6 may include mobile payments with NFC.

The iPhone 6 may finally replace your wallet as a way to buy gas, groceries and a nice meal if a collection of rumors are true. For the past several years reports claimed Apple was on the edge of launching a mobile payments platform that could include NFC, but it never came to life. Now, […]

Visa and Mastercard Team Up to Deliver Mobile Payments on Android 4.4

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Two announcements today from Visa and Mastercard hint at major changes for the mobile payment revolution. One which has been slow to catch on and gain steam, even with all the tools readily in place. The lack of options when it comes to paying on the go with our mobile devices has been quite frustrating, […]

Android and iPhone to Replace Hotel Keys in NYC

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When it comes to checking into a hotel and remembering to carry around your room key, we can all agree the system could be better, especially in this digital age we live in. I’ve been dreaming of being able to use my smartphone to open my hotel room for years, and it’s about to finally […]

Mobile Tech Specs We Don’t Need to Worry About Anymore

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For most of our mobile lives with gadgets we’ve been concerned about speeds, feeds, and mobile tech specs for the devices we lust after. And, I bet there’s been a spec or two that may have kept you from parting with your hard earned money if those specs didn’t meet your expectations. (Can anyone say […]

ISIS NFC Payment System Launches Nationwide

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AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon users can finally begin making everyday purchases with their smartphone thanks to the nationwide rollout of the Isis NFC payment system. AT&T formally announced the nationwide availability of Isis this morning, noting that users could now begin paying for their purchases without actually having to remove their credit card or debit […]

What are iBeacons? And Why Should iPhone Users Care?

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When Apple launched iOS and the new iPhone 5s, they included a little talked about feature called iBeacons. They didn’t keep it a secret, but we didn’t hear as much about iBeacons as we did about the new fingerprint sensor, the gold version of the iPhone or the revved up processor. But if iBeacons takes […]

MLB Will Use iOS 7 iBeacons for Customized Fan Experience

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The MLB At Bat app for iOS 7 plans to integrate the new iOS 7 iBeacon feature into the app so baseball fans can enjoy a special customized fan experience when they attend a game. When fans attend a game, they will get special features thanks to the new wireless technology. With iBeacons, iOS 7 […]

Capitol One Cancels Involvement with ISIS NFC Payment System

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With just weeks to go until its nation-wide roll-out, Capital One is pulling its support for the ISIS NFC payment system it backed with other financial institutions. The credit card and financial services company announced that it would be ending its testing of the payment system this past week to NFC World, saying, “our pilot test […]

iPhone 5S to Have Fingerprint Scanner and NFC on the Home Button

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A patent application filed by Apple in Europe may have given us the clearest functionality of the iPhone 5S‘s home button. The forthcoming flagship smartphone expected to be unveiled Tuesday at a confirmed private event at Apple’s Cupertino, California campus will be an evolution of the iPhone 5, but with a home button that may […]

Galaxy Gear Companion Phone App Confirms NFC Pairing

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After a slew of leaks about the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch endeavor in recent days, a newly leaked pair of screenshots for the watch’s companion smartphone app shows that users can pair with the watch by using NFC, or near field communications, on their smartphone. This will suggest that Samsung will likely continue to offer […]

NFC on an iPhone May Be Good for Hand-Me-Down Apps

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Though Apple had largely avoided the near field communications, or NFC, technology used for easy Bluetooth pairing, sharing files, and for digital wallets that rivals have been doing, the company may still be considering NFC for other purposes on iPhone and iPad tablets. Apple may be tying in NFC technology to its digital iTunes and […]

U.S. Carriers to Finally Expand Google Wallet Rival Isis, Nationwide

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Three of the nation’s largest mobile carriers are finally preparing to bring Isis, their smartphone-based digital payment solution, to locations across the country. In a press release early this morning, Isis announced that after a successful pilot program that began in Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah, the company would finally make their NFC-based Isis […]

Does Apple TV’s Tap to Pair Feature Hint at NFC on iPhone 5S?

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Though Apple has been stubbornly avoiding adding NFC on its products thus far, the company may be experimenting with the idea with its Apple TV remote pairing setup. Revealed in the latest iOS 7 beta, Apple TV now allows iOS device owners–such as those with the latest iPhone–to pair their phones as a remote control […]

Breather Taps Home Automation Tech, Brings ZipCar Experience to Room Rentals

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Recent startups like Airbnb are beginning to transform the hospitality industry by allowing homeowners and those with extra space to rent out a room or their entire abode for short periods of time, allowing common citizens to compete against traditional hotels. However, despite the high-tech apps that match space owners with short-term renters, these solutions […]

Mobile Payments: Starbucks Finds Success in Simplicity

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When we hear of using smartphones to pay for goods, we often think about Google Wallet, ISIS, PayPal‘s new initiatives, or Square, but Starbucks is the rising star and one that has found success in this emerging, yet volatile, market. The retail coffee chain’s app, which is used to pay for beverage and food purchases […]

iOS 7 AirDrop Could Negate the Need for NFC on iPhone 5S

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Apple may be avoiding the short-range NFC, or near field communications, wireless protocol for yet another generation of the iPhone when the company debuts the iPhone 5S. According to leaked information pertaining to iOS 7, Apple will instead use its AirDrop technology, which allows file transfers over the WiFi protocol that’s already present in all […]

Greedy Carriers Turn Google Wallet Into a Lost Dream

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T-Mobile has confirmed that it too will be blocking use of Google Wallet on its branded Android devices in an effort to bolster its own supported industry payment standard. The move, which was confirmed by T-Mobile USA in a message on the company’s Twitter account, finally removes some of the mystery that had surrounded Google […]