Top Three New NFC Features of Windows 10

Windows 10 Mobile now added Host Card Emulation (HCE) support to enable these new scenarios.

A guest blog post by Andreas Jakl, Tieto Especially in enterprise and industry scenarios, both NFC and Windows are equally important. While Windows 8 already started exploring NFC features, Microsoft went a lot further with Windows 10.  The new operating system version finally enables easy development of sophisticated NFC apps with standard platform APIs, to […]

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Don’t Lose Fido: Using NFC to Return Lost Companions

A guest blog by Nathan Neil from Purple Deck Media, Inc. My entire work team, family, and friends will tell you that I love my energetic Basenji, Ms. Gina.  Basenji’s are hunting dogs from Africa and like to run as most dogs do.  When we first got her, she was microchipped to help if she […]

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NFC: Tool for Customer Support

A guest blog by Nathan Neil of Purple Deck Media, Inc. Prior to founding Purple Deck Media, I worked as a technology consultant with a customer support team.  One thing that was always a challenge was getting a consumer’s information about their device. The serial number and other identifiers on the bottom of the machine […]

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Developer Inspiration: #NFCforGood

Kushi Baby NFC necklace - winner of UNICEF wearables for good challenge

We are serving up some developer inspiration today on the Spotlight blog. There is certainly no shortage of innovative apps and products that are NFC-enabled, but sometimes you come across one that gives you pause. A product that, because of the NFC technology, makes a true impact on the world. Khushi Baby is one such product.  […]

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A World Without Sight: How NFC Technology Helps

The many possibilities of NFC tags

A guest blog by Alastair Hi, My name is Alastair. I’m from a small town in the east of England, and in April 2015 my wife lost her sight as a result of a rare medical condition. She spent a month in hospital, and has since had to adapt and relearn her whole world. Imagine not […]

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NFC, Bluetooth and RFID: Unraveling the Wireless Connections

A comparison of NFC, RFID, & Bluetooth

A guest blog post by Frank Dawidowsky, NFC Forum Secretary We live in an increasingly wireless world. Whether we’re listening to music, sending a file from one device to another, or using a fitness tracker, we now expect it to happen without plugging in a single cable. Consumer demand for wireless peripherals and consumer electronics — […]

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Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 2

NFC Forum: Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 2

A guest blog by Jürgen Böhler, vice-chair of the NFC Forum Technical Committee  In this, the second of two blog posts (read Part 1 here) on the new NCI 2.0 candidate specification, we’ll take a closer look at more new features that benefit both NFC developers and device users: RF Interface Extension The RF Interface Extension is […]

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NFC: Impact on Hospitality Services

NFC Technology at wineries

A guest blog by Nathan Neil, Purple Deck Media Summer is coming to a close, but let me take you on a weekend trip in the form of a narrative to see the possibilities that an NFC-enabled world facilitates. In my last blog post, we explored NFC’s impact on manufacturing, health care, and academics. In […]

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NFC: More than Just Mobile Payments

A guest blog by Nathan Neil, Purple Deck Media When consumers and developers think about NFC, most associate it with mobile payments, Apple Pay, and others. Even though the global mobile payment industry is estimated to be worth $2.8 trillion by 2020, the possibilities for NFC uses and applications do not end there. Virtually any […]

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