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BlackBerry 10 suffers security approval setback by UK gov't

UPDATED: Despite a strong hold of the worldwide public sector market, the UK government doesn't believe the latest BlackBerry 10 software is safe enough for secure communications. For now, the only modern day smartphone capable of government use in the UK is the iPhone.

March 20, 2013

AnandTech: No NFC in iPhone 5

AnandTech and The Loop's Jim Dalrymple claim that the iPhone 5 will not ship with Near Field Communications (NFC) hardware. If true this would give Android (and Windows Phone) a boost and severely hobble PassBook.

August 28, 2012 by

Apple scores major NFC wallet patent

Apple has today filed a major patent that sees the company stamp its name on technology that allows users to pay for items using an embedded, contactless payment-enabled, near-field communications (NFC) chip.

March 6, 2012 by

Mitel targets iPhone repairer trademark

Canadian unified communications company, Mitel, has launched a new trademark infringement case against an Australian iPhone repair store for use of the name MyTel.

November 30, 2011

NFC-less iPhone 4S? Don't panic

Apple has today launched the newest iteration of its iPhone, the 4S, without an integrated near-field communications (NFC) chip for payments. But don't panic; it won't stall the adoption of mobile payments.

October 4, 2011 by

Will Apple partner up for iPhone NFC?

As speculation around the upcoming iPhone 5 reaches fever pitch, rumours continue to swirl around whether the device will come enabled with a near-field communication (NFC) chip for mobile payments, and who Apple might partner with to offer payments to customers.

July 28, 2011 by

CBA to offer NFC payments within months

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has today revealed exclusively to ZDNet Australia its plans to offer customers a mass-market release of near-field communication (NFC) payment technology within three months.

July 11, 2011 by

Contactless trial fails: ANZ

After ANZ Bank concluded a trial of contactless, phone-based Near Field Communication (NFC) payments in April, the bank has revealed it won't be pursuing the technology in its current form.

June 27, 2011 by

NFC-less iPhone a blow to industry: PayPal

If Apple does decide to skip near-field communication (NFC) technology in the next incarnation of the iPhone, it would deny NFC the chance to go mainstream, according to PayPal director of mobile, Laura Chambers.

March 30, 2011 by

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