1. Blogs
    September 4th, 2012 by John Cox
    The latest iPhone 5 rumour rollup

    As September edged nearer, with all its trembling magical promise, the iOSphere seized on rumors that any sane person would dismiss out of hand, such...

  2. News
    September 1st, 2012 by Bob Brown
    James Bond chooses Sony Xperia T over iPhone 5

    Much buzz has been made this week over whether the upcoming Apple iPhone 5 will boast near field communications (NFC) technology, with the latest...

  3. News
    August 30th, 2012 by Karen Haslam
    No room in slim iPhone 5 for NFC

    There won’t be room inside the slimmed down case of the iPhone 5 for the components necessary for NFC. NFC would make payments possible using...

  4. Play
    August 30th, 2012 by Macworld Australia Staff
    iSung Galaxy 5: The lovechild of Apple and Samsung smartphones

    Ever wondered what the lovechild of an Apple and Samsung smartphone would look like? Contemplate no more, the team at Techradar have created the hybrid...

  5. News
    August 27th, 2012 by Matt Hamblen
    Mobile payments leap ahead in the US

    Mobile payment technologies are vaulting forward in the U.S. after years of slow advances. The biggest move ahead could occur in September, when Apple...

  6. Blogs
    August 22nd, 2012 by John Cox
    iPhone 5 rumour roundup for the week

    For the iOSphere, reading SEC documents is the modern equivalent of the ancient art of haruspicy, reading animal entrails, to learn the future of...

  7. News
    August 18th, 2012 by Ashleigh Allsopp
    Apple rushed to acquire AuthenTec to introduce fingerprint scanners in iPhone 5, iPad mini – report

    In July, Apple snapped up AuthenTec - a company that specialises in security systems such as fingerprint scanners – for a whopping US$356 million....

  8. News
    August 9th, 2012 by Ashleigh Allsopp
    Apple granted NFC patent for future iOS devices

    Apple has been granted a patent for an iWallet application that uses Near Field Communication (NFC) to allow iPhone owners to quickly find bargains....

  9. News
    July 13th, 2012 by Macworld Australia Staff
    Apple’s patent trophy case grows again this week

    Apple continues to patent whatever it can, creating a litigation arsenal for future lawsuits and this week has been no exception for the world’s...

  10. News
    June 26th, 2012 by Macworld Australia Staff
    iPhone 5 prototypes feature NFC

    Apple’s iPhone 5 will include Near Field Communication (NFC) controllers according to a report into hardware code dumps from iPhone prototypes today....

  11. News
    May 25th, 2012 by Mary-Ann Russon
    Apple’s iWallet believed to use Bluetooth not NFC

    Retail industry analyst Pablo Saez Gil of ResearchFarm is convinced that Apple’s iWallet digital wallet will use Bluetooth 4.0 instead of Near...

  12. News
    October 10th, 2011 by Matt Hamblen, Computerworld (US)
    iPhone 4S without NFC poses no problems

    Speculation for months suggested Apple would put an Near-Field Communication (NFC) chip in its next iPhone. But when the iPhone 4S was unveiled last...

  13. News
    September 19th, 2011 by Marc Ferranti, IDG News Service
    MasterCard offers glimpse at future mobile payments

    MasterCard has given a sneak peek into the near future of mobile payment systems and said that the Google Wallet application is within weeks of being...

  14. Blogs
    June 17th, 2011 by Matt Hamblen, Computerworld (US)
    Analysis: Who needs NFC anyway?

    Starbucks says it has done just fine using basic barcode scanning technology for its successful US smartphone payment system, which raises the question:...

  15. Help
    June 2nd, 2011 by Bill Snyder
    Five ways to protect your smartphone

    Wave your smartphone; buy a latte. Sounds great, doesn’t it? But before running off to participate in Silicon Valley’s next new thing, you might...

  16. Blogs
    May 30th, 2011 by Nancy Gohring
    Google Wallet may be missing key partners

    While Google had some notable partners at the launch of its mobile payment platform, the companies that weren’t there could end up determining...

  17. News
    May 28th, 2011 by Nancy Gohring
    Google beats Apple to the register with eWallet

    Google has unveiled a mobile wallet platform and field tests in New York and San Francisco that will let people with special phones pay for goods...

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