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The European Commission will be charging Apple for violation of blocking third party services like PayPal to access the "tap and go" NFC feature of iPhone as part of its antitrust investigation.
Apple is introducing Tap to Pay on iPhone that will allow merchants across the US to accept payment through contactless NFC payments including Apple Pay, credit and debit cards, and digital wallets.
Apple will reportedly issue a software update in the coming months enabling iPhone users to accept NFC payments without requiring any external hardware, in a move that will also bypass Square.
Google announced today its updated Titan security key, which comes only in two options, one with USB-A and the other with USB-C. Both feature NFC support as the Bluetooth version is being phased out.
Poco has announced the Poco X3 NFC, its newest mid-range smartphone featuring a Snapdragon 732G chipset, a 120Hz LCD panel, IP53 certified design, & a massive 5,160mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
Benchmarks suggest that Samsung is readying a Galaxy A51 5G variant for Verizon, dubbed A51s 5G UW that supports the mmWave 5G network. It has also received certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Apple has announced an expansion for its payments service, Apple Pay, which begins today. Target, Taco Bell, Speedway, and more will add support for the technology in the coming weeks.
With a wider public test on the cards, the Victorian Government will trial a new smartphone app on NFC-enabled Android devices that could eventually be rolled out across the transport network.
Samsung is now allowing all Mexicans to use its Samsung Pay service as of today. This full launch comes on the heels of a "soft launch" in November which required you to register first, now it's open.
Those that bank with Wells Fargo will be happy to know that the firm is moving forward with plans to offer support for mobile wallets like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Android Pay.
It is being rumored that Samsung may offer its mobile payments technology, Samsung Pay, to other smartphone manufacturers in the hopes of building omnipresence and dominating the mobile phone market.
Following the service's launch several months ago in the UK, Samsung Pay can now be used via Gear S3 smartwatches with NFC payment terminals. However, MST support remains unavailable in the country.
PayPal has added Android Pay support with its latest app update. Once you have connected PayPal in the app, you can use it to draw from your balance or connected bank account at NFC terminals.
Samsung Pay has finally launched in the UK, with support for cards issued by VISA and MasterCard. Samsung has also partnered with Transport for London, making Samsung devices work like an Oyster card.
Google's payment service for Android devices can now be used from within the mobile banking apps of selected financial institutions. Features from Android Pay can now be used from within these apps.
The Huawei Watch is a little over two years old but is still being supported with an update to Android Wear 2.0. An early report promised Android Pay but that prospect has now been shut down.
Europol has reason to suspect Google's Tap & Go service has been used by criminals to instigate fraudulent NFC payments. Thieves are able to exploit contactless credit cards, despite being deactivated
If you've been looking for a subtle way to make payments at contactless pay terminals, the NFC Ring might be your answer. The ring is available for pre-order and is supported by Visa.
After an 18 month trial of the technology, FIS and Payment Alliance have joined forces to drive down ATM credit card skimming in the US by using QR codes and Touch ID to authenticate transactions.
Android Pay is now available in Australia so you can use your NFC-enabled phones to pay at stores around the country for shrimp and other clichés that need to be thrown on the barbie.
Leaked benchmarks point to the upcoming OnePlus 3 sporting 6GB of RAM on board, as well as the addition of NFC. The company's previous models, excluding the OnePlus One, did not include NFC.
After launching in Korea and the US last year, Samsung Pay is soon to arrive in the UK and Spain supported by both NFC and MST technology for compatible handsets.
Not content with existing options, the retailer is introducing its own app-based payment system appropriately named 'Walmart Pay' but it will only work at the company's own stores.
Apple's iPhone 6 will be released on Friday and it will come with NFC - but if you were thinking that the company might let you build apps that make most of this this new feature, think again.
Folks in London will have an easier time paying for their travel around town starting today thanks to Barclaycard's bPay wrist band, which brings contactless payments to your wrist.
While Apple unveiled mobile payment magic at its event in Cupertino, Stripe was the one to really credit as they will be assisting Apple in making the mobile transactions quick and seamless.
McDonald's is supposedly adopting a new NFC payment method. The company seems to be betting on the rumors that the new iPhone 6 will have this feature and NFC will finally become mainstream.
Apple is said to have teamed up with American Express as part of their upcoming payment service which will likely be part of the rumored NFC that will be included with the iPhone 6.
For years, the iPhone has been rumored to have NFC and support mobile payments, but if you are willing to believe the rumors from trusted sources, this time Apple is getting serious about payments.
For those who want the ultimate in convenience, VivaLnk has created a digital adhesive NFC tattoo that will enable you to unlock your phone. The tattoos are currently available for the Moto X.
Isis, a mobile wallet system, will launch in the US with Windows Phone support later this year. Could this be the first of many major developers giving Windows Phone their full attention?
Nokia will be bringing new Lumia accessories to market and it seems the Treasure Tag, a location-tracking device for your keys and other important objects, will be one of the first to get launched.
Microsoft's 2013 Imagine Cup competition is gearing up for the worldwide finals in July and a team from Cyprus has built a wristband that could change how we are administered healthcare in hospitals.
Microsoft Research is testing a mobile payment method that takes a new different approach. It combines Bluetooth and Kinect for facial recognition and the customer doesn't have to do anything.
Apple's next generation iPhone may come equipped with near field communication and fingerprint scanning technology to improve the security of mobile payments with Chipbond providing the components.
If you live in Australia and own a NFC capable device, you too could win a copy of Office 365 Home Premium valued at $119, for nothing!
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Windows Phone 8 brings full support for Near Field Communication ( NFC) and with it you can do some really cool stuff. This video shows off NFC sharing between a Windows Phone and an Android phone.