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near field communication

New Infographic Outlines Where Mobile Payments Could Be Going

While Apple has yet to launch an NFC capable iPhone handset (and likely won’t until next year), Google has already announced its own mobile payments services, via which users will be able to pay for goods using a smart phone at any MasterCard PayPass point. However, can we really expect mobile payments to take off? As Google notes, in the past few thousand years we’ve only changed the way we pay three times (coins, notes, cards). Who says mobile payments is going to catch on?

Joe White

NFC Will Let You Personalize Any Mac, Source Claims

According to a “source close to the company,” one way Apple is planning on utilizing near field communication (NFC) involves Mac personalization. Basically, users will be able to hook up their NFC capable iPhone to a “guest machine” and access their own files and apps.

Joe White

Bloomberg: iPhone 5, iPad 2 To Have NFC Capabilities

According to the latest rumor, Apple's next generation iPhone and iPad will supposedly be "Near Field Communication" (NFC) capable, and could feature a "mobile payment system." This would allow Apple fans to use their iDevice in place of a debit or credit card when paying for goods.

Joe White