Near-field communication (NFC) has wound up in a lot of Android devices over the last few years, enabling retail shoppers to pay with a tap. With each passing year, Apple has been rumored to finally adopt such technology, so it should come as little surprise to see it surface again in 2014.
Fans of near-field communication technology were bummed to discover that Apple still didn't embrace wireless payments for the iPhone 5, but other companies are racing to fill the NFC gap with solutions of their own.
We have no complaints with our iPhone 5, but if you were among those disappointed that the handset didn't introduce near-field communication (NFC) to iOS, a new Kickstarter campaign might be just what you're looking for.
The mobile payment wars are about to heat up, with search giant Google throwing their own hat into the ring on Thursday in a move that pits them directly against credit card providers Visa, Amex and Discover -- as well as those who provide payment solutions, such as PayPal, Square and VeriFone Systems.
With the launch of the iPad 2 now in the rear-view mirror, all eyes turn to the iPhone 5, which is widely expected to arrive in June. Unfortunately, if you’re excited by recent rumors of near-field communication (NFC) technology on the next Apple handset, you may have a bit of a wait.