Windows 10 phones are getting NFC payments at last

Napier Lope, The Next Web, 6/23/16 Windows Phones mostly achieved feature parity with iOS and Android with Windows 10, but the lack of NFC payments has been a glaring omission. That’s starting to change today. Windows Insiders running builds 14360 or higher can run an updated Microsoft Wallet app to make mobile payments with their MasterCard […]

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Posted on June 23, 2016 at 9:10 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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New Li-Fi Technology Is Light Years Faster than Wi-Fi

Mobile Tech Today, 12/7/15 A startup with offices in India and Estonia is developing a smart LED light-bulb that can also act as a wireless hotspot through the use of light-based Li-Fi rather than WiFi. The technology could be used to transfer data at speeds much faster than Wi-Fi; it has reached speeds of 224 […]

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Posted on December 7, 2015 at 9:53 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android Pay will arrive with Android M, handle payments via NFC

Billy Steele, Engadget, 5/31/15 Google SVP Sundar Pichai may have tipped the company’s hand on mobile payments back in Barcelona, but he offered little detail on how the system would work. At I/O 2015, though, the folks in Mountain View served up a wealth of details on the matter, including the announcement that Android Pay […]

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Posted on May 29, 2015 at 8:05 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Can the mobile Web win back developers from iOS, Android?

Stephen Shankland, CNET, 3/16/15 While mobile-app developers are concentrating their efforts on supporting Apple’s and Google’s mobile operating systems, one group hopes to make the Web a place for apps too. Dominique Hazaël-Massieux is on the front lines of a struggle that will determine whether you’ll get your next app by visiting a website or […]

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Posted on March 16, 2015 at 9:04 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PayPal announces NFC-enabled card reader coming to Australia and the U.K. this summer, U.S. later this year

Ruth Reader, Venture Beat, 3/3/15 PayPal just debuted its new chip-and-pin solution, and it’s NFC enabled — making it one step ahead of Square. The new capability means that PayPal Here merchants will be able to accept mobile payments from Google Wallet and Apple Pay. At the Mobile World Conference, PayPal unveiled its new tablet-based credit card […]

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Posted on March 3, 2015 at 9:49 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Apple is reportedly teaming up with American Express on iPhone payments

Jon Fingas, Engadget, 9/4/14 Those longstanding rumors of Apple building a mobile payment service may be coming true sooner than you think. Recode‘s sources claim that the folks in Cupertino have struck a deal with American Express to work on an iPhone payment system, hot on the heels of The Information‘s report of a similar […]

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Posted on September 4, 2014 at 11:47 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Wi-Fi teams up with NFC to create secure connections with a simple tap

Kevin Fitchard, GigaOM, 4/10/14 Summary: The Wi-Fi Alliance is certifying a new technology that uses an NFC tap to grant devices access to Wi-Fi networks. The technology is targeted at the internet of things, but it would be very useful for smartphones too. The Alliance has updated its Wi-Fi Protected Setup certification program to support […]

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Posted on April 10, 2014 at 8:48 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HP eases printing from Android tablets, smartphones

Agam Shah,IDG News Service, 2/19/14 HP announces Color LaserJet Pro MFP M476, which can take in-app mobile print commands over Wi-Fi or NFC connections Hewlett-Packard wants to make wireless printing of documents from Android mobile devices as easy as tapping one button. The company on Tuesday announced a new wireless laser printer — the HP […]

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Posted on February 19, 2014 at 8:26 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Qualcomm announces 64-bit, LTE-capable chip for low-end phones

Russell Holly, Geek.com, 12/18/13 It is pretty clear that Qualcomm is not giving up their lead in the smartphone processor market any time soon. In fact, the company’s new hardware seems to be attacking every point that will a focus in the coming year. Just to make this point completely obvious, today Qualcomm announced a […]

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Posted on December 18, 2013 at 9:54 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ISIS mobile payments finally available through Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile

Russell Holly, GEEK.com, 11/27/13 Few things in the tech world have been so frustrating to watch develop as using your smartphone to pay for things, but Americans are finally getting some options to consider. ISIS, the carrier-supported mobile payment system, is finally available for customers to try out. The past couple of years have been […]

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Posted on November 27, 2013 at 8:42 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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