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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
Jabra Releases Jabra Rox Headset with Dolby Digital Sound

Jabra Releases Jabra Rox Headset with Dolby Digital Sound

NEWS / 03 Apr 2014

Jabra's new wireless headset Rox is built from premium materials and promises full-spectrum Dolby Digital Plus on the go, with one small caveat. Read on to find out more.

LG G Pro 2 review

LG G Pro 2 Phablet - An Upsized G2

REVIEW / 19 Mar 2014

The LG G Pro 2 has been billed as the "best of phablets" which is always learning from you. As the successor to the value-oriented Optimus G Pro phablet, what new features does the G Pro 2 bring to the table? Can LG take on Samsung and others in the phablet market? Find out in this review of their flagship product!

Creative Sound Blaster Roar review

Creative Sound Blaster Roar Wireless Speaker - Proof that The Best Things Come in Small Packages

REVIEW / 02 Mar 2014

We saw the Creative Sound Blaster Roar earlier this year at CES and were blown away by its sheer output at its price point. Our initial preview article captured our first impressions of this punchy little wireless speaker after spending some time with it in a special session held at Creative's HQ. We've now obtained the final retail unit for review, so dive in and find out our final verdict!

Register Your Interest for the Xperia Z1 Compact at Sony Singapore Website

Register Your Interest for the Xperia Z1 Compact at Sony Singapore Website

NEWS / 21 Jan 2014

If you are interested to get the Xperia Z1 Compact, you can register your interest at Sony Singapore's website.

Yamaha NX-P100 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers review

Yamaha NX-P100 Portable Wireless Speakers - Bluetooth Speakers Evovled

REVIEW / 23 Dec 2013

On the surface, the Yamaha NX-P100 looks like a standard portable, wireless, Bluetooth speaker. But under the hood it has a number of features that set it apart. Can the speaker also deliver performance to truly make it a cut above the rest?

Top Up Your EZ-Link Cards with My EZ-Link Mobile App for Selected NFC Smartphones

Top Up Your EZ-Link Cards with My EZ-Link Mobile App for Selected NFC Smartphones

NEWS / 05 Dec 2013

EZ-Link Pte Ltd today announced the world's first NFC mobile app for EZ-Link card top-ups. It promises to deliver convenience for consumers in Singapore and marks a step closer to transforming Singapore into a cashless society.

Hands-on: BlackBerry Z30

Hands-on: BlackBerry Z30

FEATURE / 26 Sep 2013

BlackBerry recently added a new member to its BlackBerry 10 family of devices - the Z30. It sports the largest display and battery ever on a BlackBerry device. Check out our initial impressions of it at BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013 in Hong Kong.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (32GB) review

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - S Pen Refocused

REVIEW / 23 Sep 2013

For the first time in recent memory, Samsung is facing very fierce competition in the product category it has created three years ago. Is the Galaxy Note 3 still the best phablet to get this year? We find out in this review.

Google Acquires Bump

Google Acquires Bump

NEWS / 18 Sep 2013

Google has bought Bump for an as of yet undisclosed figure. Bump was a simple tool to help share files between smartphones by tapping them together. The Bump team were also responsible for photo album app Flock.

Register Your Interest for the Xperia Z1 at Sony Singapore Website

Register Your Interest for the Xperia Z1 at Sony Singapore Website

NEWS / 10 Sep 2013

You can be among the first in Singapore to get the Xperia Z1 by registering your interest at Sony Singapore's website.

HP's New Envy Recline AiO PC Places Emphasis on Touch

HP's New Envy Recline AiO PC Places Emphasis on Touch

NEWS / 06 Sep 2013

HP has just revealed their lineup of new premium desktop products for 2013, which includes the HP Envy Recline Touchsmart AiO PC, a touch enabled series of All-in-One Windows 8 desktop machines.

Samsung Announces NFC-enabled Xpress C410/460 Series Printers; Wants to be No. 1 A4 Printer Maker by 2017

Samsung Announces NFC-enabled Xpress C410/460 Series Printers; Wants to be No. 1 A4 Printer Maker by 2017

NEWS / 05 Sep 2013

Earlier at a press conference at IFA 2013, Samsung announced the Xpress C410W, C460W, and C460FW, which are the world's first NFC-enabled color laser printer and multifunction printers.

Hands-on: Sony Vaio Tap 11, World's Thinnest Windows Tablet

Hands-on: Sony Vaio Tap 11, World's Thinnest Windows Tablet

FEATURE / 04 Sep 2013

Sony has just unveiled a 11-inch tablet with Ultrabook-like components, similar to Microsoft's own Surface Pro tablet, but a lot sleeker. The Vaio Tap 11 has a dual-core Intel Core processor, as well as a digitizer (N-trig technology) that lets you draw or write on the tablet. Check out our brief experience with it.

Loewe's New Sound and Vision

Loewe's New Sound and Vision

FEATURE / 29 Aug 2013

Atlas Sound and Vision introduces two new Loewe televisions, which includes the new flagship full-array LED screen as well as two new speakers, one of which is the trendy, NFC enabled Loewe Speaker 2 Go. More details after the jump!

Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx Wireless Bluetooth Headphones review

Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx Headphones - Every Feature You Could Ask For

REVIEW / 27 Aug 2013

Heavy on features, the Creative Evo Zx is a wireless headphone set equipped with NFC technology. In addition, the product sports the SB-Axx1 audio processing chip from Creative previously found on the Sound Blaster Axx1 speakers.