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Apple NFC iPhone patent tips wireless transaction tech

Apple NFC iPhone patent tips wireless transaction tech

Apple's event later on today - that SlashGear will be liveblogging at http://live.slashgear.com/ - is expected to bring talk of multitasking and ads, but probably not wireless payment methods; still, we've got a recently published Apple patent to help us out with that.  Patent WO/2010/039337 details an NFC-enabled (Near Field Communications) mobile device, like an iPhone, that together with a new Transactions app could be used to send money between handsets.

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Apple patent reveals iPhone’s NFC ambitions

Apple patent reveals iPhone’s NFC ambitions

Companies seemingly patent anything and everything, so it’s always best to take these listings with your recommended daily allowance of salt, but Apple looks to have filed for a patent relating to pairing controllers using NFC capabilities on an iPhone. It doesn’t mean that Apple is working on a game controller, but does suggest that the company is keeping all its gaming options open, entertaining the idea of pairing multiple devices using NFC and even turning the iPhone into a digital controller.

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Apple iPhone 5 will have strong NFC support: report

Apple iPhone 5 will have strong NFC support: report

There's new life emerging for one of the big Apple rumors that came out last year but never gained much steam. We're talking about Near Field Communication (NFC) support for the next generation of the iPhone. NFC, of course, is the standard used in contactless credit cards today and is looking to be a standard feature of smartphones tomorrow.

Apple iPhone 5 and iPad 2 NFC rumors debunked by analyst that prompted them

Apple iPhone 5 and iPad 2 NFC rumors debunked by analyst that prompted them

Rumors that Apple is planning a wholesale assault on the NFC ecosystem, with NFC-enabled iPhone 5 and iPad 2 devices together with freely-distributed payment terminals to vendors have been debunked, by the very source that prompted them initially. According to analyst Richard Doherty, speaking to the NFC Times, he was significantly misquoted in the original Bloomberg report, claiming he had sources among Apple engineers whereas in fact he was the third layer in a string of speculation originating from iOS app developer guesswork.

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Apple iPhone 5 NFC plans include remote Mac access claims source

Apple iPhone 5 NFC plans include remote Mac access claims source

Apple's ambitions for NFC are apparently broader than just wireless payments and contact exchanges on the iPhone 5.  According to Cult Of Mac's anonymous source, Apple is planning to use near-field communications with updated Mac computers, basically turning any Mac into a near-identical version of how your own machine is set up.  The system would use the iPhone as the authenticator, with user data potentially being stored on both the handset and in the cloud, and give access to the address book, passwords, desktop settings, bookmarks and more.

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Five tiny parts say the iPhone 6s camera will be much better

Five tiny parts say the iPhone 6s camera will be much better

Here's something that you probably would never think to expect: Apple's upcoming "iPhone 6s" will have a much improved camera. Shocking, I know. That also means it will take even better photos, a stunning feature that no one could've predicted. Ok, in all serious, Business Insider has reported that unnamed sources from the Apple supply chain have said this year's iPhone model will be equipped with a 12-megapixel camera on the back, a hefty upgrade over the current 8-megapixel shooter in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Apple Pay to be accepted at Rite Aid starting August 15

Apple Pay to be accepted at Rite Aid starting August 15

Well, it looks the Rite Aid company has made a drastic 180-degree turn in its contactless mobile payments policies. The pharmacy and drug store chain has announced it will be accepting Apple Pay and Google Wallet at its 4,600 locations across the US starting Saturday, August 15th. Those who've been following Apple Pay since its debut last fall now that this comes as a surprise, as roughly 10 months ago the company abruptly dropped support for the payment system, instead focusing on pushing the heavily criticized CurrentC.

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Apple Pay starting to be accepted at Chevron gas stations

Apple Pay starting to be accepted at Chevron gas stations

Apple Pay can now check off another type of merchant where it's accepted. Chevron has announced that its beginning to roll out support for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and Apple Watch-based mobile payment system at its gas stations. Unfortunately, there's one catch at this point: Apple Pay can only be used at one location in the entire country. The gas company made its announcement on Twitter, saying the station across the street from its San Ramon, California headquarters will now take NFC payment methods.

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Apple Watch patent lets you fist bump to share files

Apple Watch patent lets you fist bump to share files

Apple may have invented AirDrop to make wireless sharing of files a breeze, easier than NFC even, but that same convenience doesn't exactly translate to the Apple Watch, where screen space and taps are at a premium. Luckily, Apple has a few things in mind. It has recently filed a patent that details the use of gestures, from handshakes to high fives and even to respectful bows, to initiate and exchange of information. Sometimes, it can even do all of those automatically with very little or no user intervention.

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Apple knows how to make iPhone antennas invisible

Apple knows how to make iPhone antennas invisible

Radio waves may not pass through metal, but Apple is developing new materials that could look like aluminum even as they play nice with LTE and WiFi networks. The distinctive strips running around the edges and across the rear of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are a necessary evil, given the interference a fully-metal chassis would introduce to the wireless tech a smartphone relies upon. However, a freshly-filed Apple patent suggests a fix could be on the way, and it could have big implications for MacBooks, too.

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Did Apple dash Dre’s dream of a Beats Sonos-rival?

Did Apple dash Dre’s dream of a Beats Sonos-rival?

Apple axed Beats' ambitions of a wireless home audio system to rival Sonos, insiders say, with the rumored project iced in the aftermath of the acquisition. Beats Electronics had been working on a speaker system which would upgrade its existing range from Bluetooth-alone to supporting multiroom synchronized playback over WiFi, among other things, Variety's sources suggest, but a supposed combination of technical hurdles and dwindling confidence left the concept in limbo.

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