The Complete Guide to Near Field Communications in Singapore

Understanding Near Field Communication

The Next Wave in Convenience

Besides 4G/LTE, the mobile world is also pushing for the rapid adoption of near field communication (NFC) technology among consumers. NFC-enabled smartphones have been introduced to the market as early as last year, and the momentum is set to pick up in the coming months with tablets and even notebooks incorporating NFC.

Several phone manufacturers such as Research in Motion, Samsung and Sony are working to build up an ecosystem for their users to enjoy NFC services. The three telcos also rolled out their respective credit, pre-paid and stored-value payment services through NFC-enabled mobile phones.

Through this guide, we hope to empower you about the basics of NFC, what you can do with it, how to get NFC services setup, the supporting merchants and much more!


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NFC Related Feature Articles and Reviews
UOB is the first bank to enable instant digital credit card issuance

UOB is the first bank to enable instant digital credit card issuance

NEWS / 13 Sep 2016

UOB is throwing its lot behind contactless mobile payment technology. The bank today announced that UOB card members will now be able to enjoy instant digital credit card issuance through their smartphones, making it the first in the world to offer this.

Apple Pay and Samsung Pay: What you need to know

Apple Pay and Samsung Pay: What you need to know

FEATURE / 30 May 2016

Ever wondered what's the hype over Apple Pay and Samsung Pay? Where can you use it? Does your device support it? Here's a quick primer.

Sony enhances home cinema audio with the new HT-RT3 sound bar *updated with pricing*

Sony enhances home cinema audio with the new HT-RT3 sound bar *updated with pricing*

NEWS / 25 May 2016

The HT-RT3 is a 5.1 surround sound bar with dedicated subwoofer and rear speakers, and it’s easy to set up. All it needs is an HDMI cable and its own color-coded cables.

Fitbit acquires mobile payment firm Coin, plans to launch NFC payment solution

Fitbit acquires mobile payment firm Coin, plans to launch NFC payment solution

NEWS / 20 May 2016

Fitbit recently acquired mobile payment firm Coin and plans to accelerate its development of an active NFC payment solution for its future wearables.

Xiaomi partners with UnionPay to launch mobile payment service in China

Xiaomi partners with UnionPay to launch mobile payment service in China

NEWS / 23 Apr 2016

Chinese news agency Xinhua reports that Xiaomi is working with UnionPay to launch a mobile payment service in China.

iPhone SE leak confirms name, NFC support, and 16GB storage

iPhone SE leak confirms name, NFC support, and 16GB storage

NEWS / 18 Mar 2016

The leak came from a Weibo user who took a photo of the 4-inch iPhone specification sheet.

Android Pay is finally operational

Android Pay is finally operational

NEWS / 16 Dec 2015

Android Pay begins operations in US, gradually rolling out the NFC payment option to other countries.

Apple partners with American Express to bring Apple Pay to Singapore in 2016

Apple partners with American Express to bring Apple Pay to Singapore in 2016

NEWS / 28 Oct 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during the company's earnings call that Apple Pay will be coming to Spain, Singapore and Hong Kong in 2016.

LG unveils 5-inch Class smartphone with slim metal chassis in South Korea

LG unveils 5-inch Class smartphone with slim metal chassis in South Korea

NEWS / 22 Sep 2015

LG announced a new midrange Android smartphone, the Class which comes with a slim metal design, a 5-inch display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor. Read on to find out more about the LG Class.

Samsung launches the 5.7-inch Galaxy A8 in China, its slimmest smartphone to date

Samsung launches the 5.7-inch Galaxy A8 in China, its slimmest smartphone to date

NEWS / 14 Jul 2015

The Samsung Galaxy A8 is now official as it is listed on the company's Chinese website. It is the slimmest Samsung phone to date at 5.9mm thin. Read on to find out more.

Apple's new iPhones to come with new NFC chip and 16GB base storage option?

Apple's new iPhones to come with new NFC chip and 16GB base storage option?

NEWS / 04 Jul 2015

Based on new images of the internals of an alleged Apple iPhone 6S, 9to5Mac believes that we can expect a new NFC processor, 16GB base storage, lesser chips and slight design tweaks. Read on to find out more.

12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro to have Bluetooth stylus, Force Touch and NFC?

12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro to have Bluetooth stylus, Force Touch and NFC?

NEWS / 06 May 2015

The alleged 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro is said to come with a Bluetooth stylus, support for Force Touch input, NFC and a USB-C connector. More details inside.

Motorola Nexus 6 review

Motorola Nexus 6 - Google's first phablet device makes a lasting impression

REVIEW / 25 Apr 2015

The Motorola Nexus 6 is Google's first attempt to offer a phablet device. It is also the first time in three years that Google priced its Nexus phone at the same level as other Android flagship smartphones. We find out if it has what it takes to go against some of its formidable competitors. Read on for the full review!

BenQ's MW665+ and MX666+ projectors use NFC to reduce wireless presentation setup headaches

BenQ's MW665+ and MX666+ projectors use NFC to reduce wireless presentation setup headaches

NEWS / 24 Apr 2015

The projectors' headline feature is the ‘tapNshow’ wireless presentation solution, which combines NFC technology with BenQ’s own presentation apps to make wireless business presentation from Android mobile devices a fuss-free affair.

Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 review

Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2: Same same but different

REVIEW / 02 Apr 2015

Creative's original Sound Blaster Roar was quite the runaway hit when it was released, and now the new Sound Blaster Roar 2 looks to fill the needs of customers who loved the sound of the original Roar, but wanted something a little more portable. We put it through its paces to see how it fares.

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