Apple Buys Startup to Challenge Square in Mobile Payments

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has reportedly acquired a Canadian start-up with technology that could be used to turn every iPhone into a contactless payment acceptance device, directly challenging Square (NYSE:SQ), which is the leading provider of mobile payment hardware and software.

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Enable NFC SIM support on the OnePlus 8 Pro

NFC, short for Near Field Communication, is a short range wireless communication protocol that is nowadays mostly used at contactless payment terminals. The NFC Forum is also working on a wireless charging solution that will let you charge your devices via NFC chips instead of dedicated wireless coils.

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Is it payback time for Apple as the EU goes after its licences to print money?

The US giant faces a probe into its lucrative App Store and, more interestingly, the tech behind its phone payment system

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Samsung Galaxy A51s 5G UW Leaks With Snapdragon 765G Power

A new Samsung smartphone has turned up that appears to be an updated version of the mid-range Samsung Galaxy A51. The phone has been spotted in Geekbench testing results and carries the model number SM-A516V and is expected to be called the Galaxy A51s 5G UW (as a Verizon exclusive). The same device has been spotted at the Wi-Fi Alliance and the NFC Forum.

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Samsung Galaxy A51s 5G spotted in multiple listings

Back in May, we came across a listing for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A71s 5G UW – a Verizon exclusive which as the name suggests will support mmWave 5G. That phone was spotted with the SM-A716V model number and now a device bearing the SM-A516V tag, believed to be the A51s 5G was spotted on Geekbench as well as the Wi-Fi Alliance and NFC Forum.

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[Update: On Wi-Fi Alliance] Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G Moniker Confirmed by Bluetooth SIG, Clears NFC Certification Ahead of Launch

The Galaxy Z Flip 5G has now been certified through Wi-Fi Alliance. We have come across six certifications of the device, each for a different model of the phone. The models for which we have found the certifications are SM-F707U1, SM-F707B, SM-F707U, SM-F7070, SM-F707W, and SM-F707N. The certifications reveal the Galaxy Z Flip 5G will have dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (ax) with 2×2 MU-MIMO.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G Name Has Just Been Confirmed

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G just got listed on Bluetooth SIG, and also got NFC certified. Those listings not only confirm that the Galaxy Z Flip 5G is right around the corner, but its name as well.

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Samsung Galaxy Note20 series received NFC certification

Recently two smartphones having model numbers – SM-981U and SM-986U received certification from NFC Forum. Both the smartphones with model numbers SM-981U and SM-986U are believed to be Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20+ respectively. Whereas, previously the later model number was found listed on the Bluetooth SIG’s site with a name Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. So, there is an utter confusion with the name as per now.

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Identiv’s COVID-19 Response Solutions Support Enterprises And Government Customers In Reopening Of Global Offices

Identiv, Inc. has announced its cohesive collection of COVID-19 response solutions in order to support enterprises and government customers in worldwide offices that are now reopening.

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Identiv’s COVID-19 Response Solutions Support Enterprises And Government Customers In Reopening Of Global Offices

Identiv, Inc. has announced its cohesive collection of COVID-19 response solutions in order to support enterprises and government customers in worldwide offices that are now reopening.

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