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!
NFC Related Feature Articles and Reviews
NEWS / 16 Mar 2017 / By Cookie Monster
Visa is testing a pair of prototype sunglasses which can be used to pay for purchases.
NEWS / 08 Dec 2016 / By Liu Hongzuo
The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 comes with active noise-cancelling and Bluetooth pairing features, while the Special Edition packs the same stuff, but with NFC support and a hard carrying case for travelling.
NEWS / 13 Sep 2016 / By Koh Wanzi
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.
FEATURE / 30 May 2016 / By Cookie Monster
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.
NEWS / 25 May 2016 / By Liu Hongzuo
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.
NEWS / 20 May 2016 / By Cookie Monster
Fitbit recently acquired mobile payment firm Coin and plans to accelerate its development of an active NFC payment solution for its future wearables.
NEWS / 23 Apr 2016 / By Cookie Monster
Chinese news agency Xinhua reports that Xiaomi is working with UnionPay to launch a mobile payment service in China.
NEWS / 18 Mar 2016 / By Liu Hongzuo
The leak came from a Weibo user who took a photo of the 4-inch iPhone specification sheet.
NEWS / 16 Dec 2015 / By Liu Hongzuo
Android Pay begins operations in US, gradually rolling out the NFC payment option to other countries.
NEWS / 28 Oct 2015 / By Cookie Monster
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.
NEWS / 22 Sep 2015 / By Cookie Monster
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.
NEWS / 14 Jul 2015 / By Cookie Monster
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.
NEWS / 04 Jul 2015 / By Cookie Monster
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.
NEWS / 06 May 2015 / By Cookie Monster
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.
REVIEW / 25 Apr 2015 / By Cookie Monster
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!