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Apple will help guide the development of NFC

Apple has joined the NFC Forum, one of the groups responsible for the development of Near Field Communication technology. Joining as a sponsor member, Apple will also have a seat on the Forum's board of director.

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Tony Fadell-backed 'Kiss' to share tech brings fast wireless transfers

The godfather of the iPod and creator of the Nest Learning Thermostat wants to get intimate with your phone through a new technology called Kiss. Tony Fadell has backed a startup called Keyssa, a company that is working on a a racy new wireless transfer protocol called Kiss, allowing two phones to touch together to pair and share content. Keyssa's technology would allow users to transfer an HD movie between two devices in just seconds thanks to wireless transfer speeds of 6 Gbps.

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CurrentC could switch to NFC, Bluetooth LE tech in the future

It looks like Apple Pay and Google Wallet rival CurrentC, which is backed by some of the largest leading retailers, is looking into NFC for the future. In its current implementation, CurrentC converts banking information into a scannable QR code for payment at the register, and the group said that it could change and quickly pivot to an NFC-based payment system if the market demands it.

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Apple reportedly looking to use iPhone NFC for keycards, transit tickets

Apple is reportedly looking into uses for NFC beyond Apple Pay. Apple is apparently looking into expanding the utility of the NFC found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus into areas like keycards and transit tickets. They are also supposedly in early talks with some companies.

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How to add a credit or debit card to Apple Pay

Apple Pay lets you make in-store purchases with your iPhone, and online purchases with your iPhone or iPad, with just a touch of the Home button or the tapping out of a passcode. It makes it easy to start ditching your wallet for your device. All you have to do is add your credit or debit cards.

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Connectedly: Here's why I implanted an NFC chip in my hand

I've recently taken a deeper step into the connected world. A step that some will describe as being interesting, and that some will describe as being crazy. To be honest, as happy as I am since I have taken this step, I have to admit that I fall on both the interesting and crazy sides myself. Before getting any further, I should mention that the "step" I took was implanting an NFC chip in my hand.

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Report says new iPads will support NFC for Apple Pay features

A new report claims that the new iPads that Apple will likely reveal later today at their press event will support Apple Pay, suggesting that the tablets will have NFC hardware inside for the first time

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NFC chip in iPhone 6 reported locked to Apple Pay for now

Apple finally introduced NFC technology in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but it looks like you won't be able to use it for anything besides Apple Pay, at least not yet. That's according to Cult of Mac, who claims to have received confirmation from an Apple spokeswoman.

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Yes, all carriers will support NFC for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

The long awaited NFC feature will be supported on all models of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and with all carriers, despite a little confusion on that subject showing up on the comparison webpage.

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Passbook makes switching between different credit cards in Apple Pay simple

Apple announced its NFC-based Apple Pay payment system today that allows shoppers to go to physical retail stores and make purchases using their iPhone, rather than a physical credit card. With Apple Pay, users would just need to tap their phones to a compatible payment reader at their local market, and then the stored credit card information would be used for payments, making it fast, secure, and easy. It's similar to how the Softcard, formerly known as ISIS payments, and Google Wallet works.

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