Posts about Near Field Communications

I’m sure many consumers are now conjecturing what will ‘technologically’ happen in 2015. Admittedly, I’m also guilty of this but, like most of us, I can only speculate and base my assumptions on the year gone by, with a smidgeon of gossip thrown in for good measure. Nonetheless, with CES in its final day, the highlights haven’t rocked my gadget-centric world! The excitement from the event so far, has largely been limited to wearable technology, 4K entertainment-driven SmartTVs, curved smartphones, more 3D printing, lighter and faster laptops, and the silicon that empowers them and, of course, the Internet of Things (IoT), along with a smattering of some of the other technologies we can expect in 2015 ...
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I assume the dust has now settled since Apple’s new iPhone and Watch launch a couple of weeks ago. I have to confess, I’m not an Apple lemming, so I didn’t spend hours or, for some, even days queuing at its London store. Having said that, my ears pricked up at the news that Apple are having some software issues at the moment with their iOS 8.0.1 update. Oh yes, those big ‘A’ share prices dropped quicker than our Wi-Fi and fingerprint access, causing new adopters of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to get rather ‘bent out of shape’ if you’ll excuse the pun, and leaving Apple hoping that their newly released 8.0.2 update will quickly make things right. But hang on, it’s not all doom and gloom - there have been a lot of ‘rights’ too, a fact that brings me neatly on to NFC ...
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It’s been rumoured that Near Field Communications (NFC) is dead – rest assured, it isn’t! I have also overheard several rumours that suggest Apple have finally integrated NFC into their next generation iPhone. Well, I made the same prediction a couple of years ago about their iPhone 5, which was released in September 2012, but it never happened - didn’t I feel like a silly billy?
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