NFC Blog

NFC Business Cards from NFC Direct
11
NOV
2013

NFC Business Cards from NFC Direct

vMuch more than just a vCard It’s hard to believe that, just a few short years ago, business people would go to an event and there they would meet with other business people. After the traditional ‘handshake’ they would then exchange small cards that would be printed with their name, company, address and sometimes (yes – seriously!) just...
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Google's continued support for NFC
02
OCT
2013

Google's continued support for NFC

NFC – top of the Google rankings It’s great news for NFC users that Google have realised that they cannot afford to ignore the benefits that NFC can give their customers. As part of the launch of their new Google Wallet app, an amazing 29 supported NFC devices will be able to benefit from all the features of Google Wallet, without losing any of the...
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The importance of NFC in the Health Service
11
SEP
2013

The importance of NFC in the Health Service

NFC – a pacemaker for the heart of the NHS Anyone who has ever been in hospital will know that, pretty quickly, a reassuring nurse will come along and place a plastic bracelet around your wrist. On this bracelet will be written, quite simply, your name and your hospital number. This bracelet, when the hospital is busy, understaffed, or you are a child or an...
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The new Samsung Smartwatch
26
AUG
2013

The new Samsung Smartwatch

Does it actually tell the time? September 4th could be the day we actually get to see the new Samsung Smartwatch; the company has suggested that interested parties should note that date. It would make sense, just two days before the opening of IFA in Berlin, allowing the Samsung to get in before Apple pull anything surprising from their bag of goodies, for example...
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The NFC Forum
15
AUG
2013

The NFC Forum

When a technology grows as fast as NFC has in recent years, and where there are multiple companies innovating and developing new applications, there is also a danger that variations creep in that prevent products from different vendors talking to each other. The NFC Forum, as a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication...
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The Differences between NFC and RFID
09
JUL
2013

The Differences between NFC and RFID

A Contactless Future In recent years, we've seen a dramatic rise in the popularity, and indeed awareness of consumer technology. Smartphones are in the pockets of over 30 million people in the UK. That's half the population. It's a surprising statistic that at the same time, seems wholly credible given the number of devices we see every day. Rarely is it possible...
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Interacting With Life
02
JUL
2013

Interacting With Life

Interface – the sixth human sense Like the RFID technology on which it is based, the world is only just beginning to wake up to the potential power of NFC to become almost a sixth sense in the human species. We see, we hear, we smell, we taste, we touch; these five senses have served us well in the physical world and we have evolved them to become the most...
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Apple shows no signs of including NFC
18
JUN
2013

Apple shows no signs of including NFC

... But there's plenty of fruit left in the basket. For those of us who backed NFC since it was just a vague glint in a developer’s eye, and know that it will become the standard contact-less interface between our physical and our digital lives, Apple’s failure to commit once again at WWDC 2013, was not an overly unexpected disappointment. NFC...
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NFC Smartphones Available Now and Coming Soon
11
JUN
2013

NFC Smartphones Available Now and Coming Soon

NFC technology has been around for a while now, but awareness of which phones can access it seems to be quite low.  You might think that pretty much anyone under 30 will already know about NFC technology and be au fait with NFC smartphones.  But although younger people are more likely to use smartphones, they may not be aware that their smartphone has NFC...
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HTC First - Facebook Phone
27
MAY
2013

HTC First - Facebook Phone

In 2012 the world total of smartphones exceeded one billion for the first time, and levels of social media usage continued to rise even higher. With these figure in mind, it seems inevitable that in the next few years every facet of our lives will be integrated with social media. After all, we already ‘check-in’ to places we visit and ‘like’...
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Apple Set To Embrace NFC Technology
27
MAY
2013

Apple Set To Embrace NFC Technology

NFC, or Near Field Communication, is a new type of contactless technology used in tags, stickers and smartphones. NFC tags contain microchips which store information which can then be transferred wirelessly to another NFC-enabled device. The technology allows users to complete transactions quickly and effortlessly, as well as having a number of other useful...
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NFC Business cards - A smarter, faster, cheaper way of sharing your details
23
MAY
2013

NFC Business cards - A smarter, faster, cheaper way of sharing your details

Business cards are the cornerstone of industry, with many of us carrying around cards for networking purposes which can come at considerable expense. But now there is a modern solution. Business cards that incorporate near field communication (NFC), that is business cards inserted with a microchip. This chip enables you to extract information from a business card...
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Near Field Communication in Smartphones
23
MAY
2013

Near Field Communication in Smartphones

It is more convenient than ever before for people around the world to remain in constant contact with one another and this is thanks (in part) to the modern smartphone. Everyone from your infant child to your grandmother has probably got a handset (which they likely plan their lives around) and the ease of communication has (as a result) become something we almost...
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