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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.

No root Google Wallet port for Galaxy Nexus

No root Google Wallet port for Galaxy Nexus

If you have a new Galaxy Nexus and you aren’t happy with the fact that Google Wallet isn't offered for the smartphone, you need to check out this port. Some of the devs on XDA-Developers have been able to port the app to the Galaxy Nexus without having to root the device. The port involves installing the app as an APK.

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Security of Google Wallet questioned by viaForensics

Security of Google Wallet questioned by viaForensics

Most of us are very concerned about the security of the data that is stored on our smartphones. That concern is only going to grow as services like Google Wallet take more than our contacts or emails and store the data on phones. The security of Google Wallet has been called into question by a security firm called viaForensics. According to the security firm, the Google Wallet app has failed their security tests.

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Microsoft confirms untapped Windows Phone NFC support

Microsoft confirms untapped Windows Phone NFC support

Windows Phone 7 already supports NFC technology, Microsoft has confirmed, but it remains the decision of handset manufacturers whether to activate the short-range wireless or, indeed, if there's a use-case for it. "As far as I'm aware, NFC is supported by [Windows Phone], but needs to be enabled by the OEM" Will Coleman developer evangelist and product manager at Microsoft UK, told TechRadar. "So, if any OEM wants to enable it, that can be done by all means." So far, no Windows Phone device offers NFC support.

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Verizon denies blocking Google Wallet on Galaxy Nexus, blames hardware

Verizon denies blocking Google Wallet on Galaxy Nexus, blames hardware

Verizon has issued a statement today denying claims that it is intentionally blocking support for the Google Wallet mobile payment app on the upcoming Galaxy Nexus. The response comes after a Google spokesperson confirmed yesterday that Verizon's Galaxy Nexus would not support the company's NFC-based payment app, spurring rumors that rivalry from Verizon's own NFC payment system was in play.

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Google confirms Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus won’t support Google Wallet

Google confirms Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus won’t support Google Wallet

So it's official, Google spokesperson just confirmed tonight that Verizon's Galaxy Nexus will not be supporting Google Wallet, along with those from other carriers, such as T-Mobile and AT&T (if they ever get the Nexus, that is). Same probably goes for all Android smartphones besides the Nexus S 4G for the currently foreseeable future. Well, that's not the most pleasant of news, especially for those who're already starting to utilize the NFC payment service offered by Google. What a bummer.

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Google Wallet adds coupons, rewards, and more retail partners

Google Wallet adds coupons, rewards, and more retail partners

Google Wallet unveiled its first batch of retail partners last week, which included American Eagle Outfitters, The Container Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Jamba Juice, Macy's, OfficeMax, and Toys R Us. And today, the company has even more good news for the select few with the NFC-equipped Nexus S 4G, revealing that those retail partners will also begin offering coupons and rewards points exclusively through Google Wallet.

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