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Articles tagged with: near fields communications

LG New Comers Get Leaked On G+

On one hand, the Internet gives us Google+ with its awe-inspiring privacy settings and on the other it threatens us with forth coming product leakage and piracy.

LG, the Asian giants had bad luck and got the bad end of it. The upcoming smartphones of LG lined up to finish of their year in a fabulous fashion were leaked.

PayPal Rolls Out Phone-To-Phone NFC Support

As the months continue on, NFC becomes less of a hearsay and more of a reality, and PayPal appears to be one of the founding fathers leading the movement. Although Google took a major leap forward when it said that it will support NFC payments, we have yet to see a full rollout on Android devices.

PayPal has just announced something a bit more interesting however, it now supports NFC payments for Android through phone-to-phone contacts. With this system, the need for a contactless reader to read the mobile payment is not needed.

Google+ & NFC Pair For A Match Made In Heaven

I am sure by now we have all heard of the Google+ social service that has been all the hype recently. But now there is something that will bring your social sharing to a whole new level, and it involves NFC technology.

We’ve described near fields communications a number of times, but it’s basically how you can use your mobile device to pay for things through a contact-less ereader that may some day replace cash registers.

Leak: Nokia 700 Zeta Smartphone

We’ve just heard about the Nokia 700 Zeta leak, designed to succeed the previous Nokia C6-01. The phone will feature the latest in Symbian software using Belle as its operating system. The Zeta is expected to be one of the thinnest Nokia phones out there.

The phone features a 5MP camera with LED flash, NFC support (yay), and a gorgeous 3.5″ nHD AMOLED display that will make your mobile games come to life. I have heard some criticisms that AMOLED displays cause stress on the eyes when used for longer periods of time, but let’s just hope you’re not one of those phone addicts.

PayPal Hits 100 Million Active Users

Paypal has just reached over 100 million active users. PayPal has been grabbing about 1 million active users each month, although the term ‘active’ was not defined by them, I would guess the term to mean any activity within the past 30 days, though PayPal could have meant past 6 months, or one year.

PayPal joined eBay on October 3rd of 2002 and now accounts for 30% of eBay’s total revenue. In the first quarter of 2011, PayPal earned $1 billion in revenue for eBay (these are profits taken from every PayPal transaction that occurs on eBay).

New Dutch Coin Can Be Scanned

The Royal Dutch Mint has just produced a limited edition of QR coded coins to celebrate the 100th (centennial) anniversary of the Mint in Utrecht. The silver coin is worth 5 euros and the gold coin is worth 10 euros. Both coins will be issued this month, on June 22nd.

What makes these coins unique is that you can scan the code that is found on the back of each coin. Supposedly the code will provide information on where the coin was manufactured, and the scan currently points to this site.

HP Bringing NFC To Phones And Tablets This Year

Hewlett-Packard said that it is considering implementing NFC technology (Near Field Communications) in its mobile handsets, and aims to bring the NFC phones to the U.S. market by the end of this year.

Bloomberg reports that two people familiar with the company’s direction have stated that HP will not only introduce NFC technology to its phones, but tablet PCs as well. Although this isn’t ground-breaking news that a large manufacturer like HP is adopting a soon-to-be trendy technology, it does offer us a time table of when we can expect major companies to jump on board with NFC.

164 New Features In iOS5!

It looks like the new iOS5 are giving developers a run for their money during the testing process. A total of 164 (and counting) features have arisen on ieatapples.com.

This is a list compiled for all those die-hard Apple fans out there who want to know exactly what’s packed in the new mobile operating system. iOS5 is likely to launch for the iPhone 4S later this year to give consumers a taste of the new software.

Analysts are still expecting iPhone 5 to come out next year, and it should be NFC (Near-fields communications) compatible. With NFC, users will be able to tap their phone against an eReader to pay for things.

Paypal Sues Google For Stolen Trade Secrets

Google announced their new mobile payment system, based on NFC technologies that allows cellphone users to tap their phone to pay for things. People call it a mobile e-wallet because you no longer have to whip out your wallet, unfold it, and look for the appropriate tender. Instead, users just need to tap their phone to a mobile e-reader and the credit card is charged automatically. It’s faster, more efficient, and more fun to use.

Sounds like a dream come true, right? Well it looks like Paypal isn’t too happy about Google’s big announcement as they are filing a lawsuit against Google in California Superior Court. Claiming that a former PayPal exec (and now Google employee) leaked certain trade secrets.

Windows Mango Update Has 500 New Features

Microsoft Steve Ballmer may have dropped the ball at a recent presentation for Japan’s Microsoft Developer Forum. Ballmer claims that the new Mango update for Windows Phone 7 would carry over 500 new features and will run on flashier hardware than current Windows Phones. Some industry tips claim that as many as nine new Windows devices may come, including those from major manufacturers.

Acer will be showing off two new Windows phones later this year, Dell will have one called the Wrigley, and the HTC would have at least two devices as well.