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NFC Hack For The iPhone 4

NFC is the newest way to pay for your stuff by allowing you to make transactions using your NFC equipped device. This feature is widely integrated in new Android devices but unfortunately, iPhone 4 doesn’t come pre-equipped with this technology.

Lack of a NFC chip hinders iPhone users from enjoying the blessings of near field communications and sometimes it becomes rather annoying for i-users when they see someone using an NFC equipped Android to make their payment (or so we assume). But as long as there is technology, there will always be those looking for ways to make the most out of it. Hopefully, making payments through your iPhone 4 are no more a problem.

A $30 Alternative To An iPod

These days, one can find a number of ways to enjoy his music. He can listen on his trendy new iPod nano or stream from his smartphone, for example. Even though iPod nano’s are a bit costly for what you get, there might be a solution to your woes. How would you like a device which is of iPod nano’s size but it is a music player, an e-reader and a watch, all-in-one?

This cool watch-o-music player is called Timesnap. The gadget can be tied on your wrist. It’s basic feature is playing MP3 and MP4 music. The Timesnap has a large storage of 4GB which can be extended by an SD memory card up to 8GB. And to your amazement, it is also an e-reader (you might need a magnifying lens to read from such a tiny display). And of course, it’s also a watch.

Say Hello To New Samsung Memory Cards

Samsung is launching a new series of high performance Memory Cards. All cards can support up to 24 MB/s transfer rate and are made especially for fast data transfers between mobile devices, smartphones, cameras and all other supporting devices.

The Memory Cards have been divided in 2 categories according to users’ needs and affordability i.e. ‘Essential’ and ‘Premier Plus’.

The SDHC/SD and micro SDHC/SD Essential Memory Cards have a varying performance rating of Class 4 and Class 5. They have a warranty of 5 years. These cards’ capacity varies from 2GB to 16GB with write speed up to 13MB/s.

World’s Smallest Computer For $199

CompuLab’s worlds smallest computer is now available for purchase. The Trim Slice can be bought for as low as $199 and is technically a desktop computer with a 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor. The computer has four USB ports, 2 SD card slots, an RS232 port, and a HDMI output. For an extra $20, you can get an 802.11n WiFi adapter and a 4GB microSD card.

Get this, for only $319, you can get a 32GB solid state disk, Linux operating system, DVI port, Wifi, and Bluetooth for about the price of a mp3 player.

Visa And Square Partner Up To Buff Up Security

Since Visa’s investment with the mobile payment company, Square, we see that the two have announced a new version of the Square dongle that adds encryption and enhances security. Square has received much criticism in the past from Verifone, claiming that Square’s system is insecure and outdated.

Although Square has denied these allegations (who wouldn’t deny such allegations?), the company has introduced a new version of the Square reader that employs encryption, hinting that perhaps they did agree that security needed to be enhanced. Of course all this comes after Sony’s PlayStation Network gets hacked, is down for seven days, and has personal information of 70 million members stolen.

American Express Hops On NFC Bandwagon With “Serve”

With all the recent talk about Citigroup and Mastercard joining the Near-Field Communications revolution, American Express has come to join the service. Amex has launched an official financial transactions service called Serve.

The technology is currently only available in the United States but is expected to be “served” abroad in the coming year. According to Yahoo, Dan Schulman, VP of American Express Enterprise Growth said…