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September 13, 2018
appleinsider

Tidbits you might have missed about Apple’s big September announcements

With a deluge of information presented in the span of a couple hours, Apple’s press events can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve collected some of the smaller — but still interesting — tidbits that may have flown under the radar.

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September 13, 2018
Gadgets360

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR Get Support for Background NFC Reading

September 12 was the date when Apple unveiled its 2018 iPhone lineup including the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR in Cupertino, California. Being part of an ‘S’ upgrade cycle, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max borrow the design language from last year’s iPhone X and get slightly bumped up internals, cameras, and a new Gold colour option. The iPhone XR has been replaced as a low-cost LCD alternative to the duo. However, all three variants add a small upgrade in the form of background reading of NFC tags, using which the new iPhones can detect NFC tags faster than before.

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September 13, 2018
wccftech

iPhone XR, iPhone Xs & iPhone Xs Max Are Able to Scan NFC Tags Without the Use of an App

The iPhone XR, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max do feature support for NFC, but there is a little twist that you guys might not have guessed and it is a feature that Apple did not mention on stage either. The brand new models will be able to scan NFC tags without requiring the need to fire up an app to do it.

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September 13, 2018
MacRumors

New 2018 iPhones Support Background NFC Tag Reading, No App Required

As outlined on Apple’s developer site, the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR models allow users to scan NFC tags without an app using a new background tag reading feature.

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September 13, 2018
Verdict

What can we expect from the smartphone of the future?

With high-quality cameras, impressive processing power and even facial recognition, modern smart phones are sophisticated pieces of tech.

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September 13, 2018
CNET

iPhone XS and XR can automatically talk to NFC devices, no app required

Here’s one new feature Apple didn’t share at its product event on Wednesday: the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR will allow users to scan NFC tags in the background, meaning you won’t need to launch an app to pair it with other devices or initiate data transfers between devices.

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September 13, 2018
9 to 5 Mac

iPhone Xs and iPhone XR can read NFC tags without having to launch an app

iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR include a new feature for NFC that Apple didn’t mention on stage. The new models will be able to scan NFC tags in the background. With current iPhones, users must first launch an app to enable NFC Reader mode.

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September 11, 2018
PR.com

IoTize TapNLink Wins NFC Innovation Award for Best Emerging Concept

On June 27th, NFC Forum announced IoTize™ TapNLink as the winner of their NFC Innovation Award for Best Emerging concept. For users of industrial systems, the TapNLink NFC-BLE module (TnL-FIR103) simplifies and secures the connection of industrial systems to information appliances such as smartphones.

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August 22, 2018
Fit Small Business

25 Creative Tips on How to Build an Email List

According to Statista, there are 244.5 million email users in the United States. With Salesforce reporting an average return on investment (ROI) of 3,800 percent in email marketing, there’s no doubt that email is an effective marketing channel. However, to realize that opportunity, you first need to start by building a list of engaged subscribers.

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July 20, 2018
RFID Journal

New Type 5 NFC Chip Boasts Long Range, Tamper Detection

Global semiconductor company STMicroeletronics has released a Type 5 Near Field Communication (NFCtag chip that, according to the company, provides a longer read range than other NFC tag types, as well as the low power that comes with the NFC Type 5 tag operation specification, and tamper protection.

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June 28, 2018
Market Screener

Thin Film Electronics: Brands Thought Leaders to Participate in IoT Summit Sponsored by NFC Forum

Over 100 of the world’s most influential brands and thought leaders will converge at the NFC Forum’s VISIONFC Simplifying IoT Summit on June 26 at the Barbican Centre, London to share interactive presentations and real-world case studies highlighting the Internet of Things (IoT) and Near Field Communication (NFC).

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June 27, 2018
DailyMail

Scientists create a device that attaches to packaging and sends rotten food warning to smartphones

Eating dodgy meat could become a thing of the past, thanks to a new device that promises to act as a digital nose, sniffing out signs food has gone past its best. Wireless labels can be applied to packages of meat to detect chemicals released when the contents begin to decompose.

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June 27, 2018
Contactless Intelligence

Global NFC Forum 2018 Innovation Award Winners Announced

Nine finalists were selected from over 60 entries and one first-place winner was chosen for each category by a jury composed of global leaders and industry experts. Entries were judged on their innovation, commercial potential and usability as well as on the quality of design and implementation.

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June 22, 2018
KitGuru

A ‘Digital Key’ standard for cars is in the works

Whilst some cars can be unlocked via a smartphone, these models are few and far between and are often very pricey additions. The Car Connectivity Consortium is looking to change this, by creating a standard so that more manufacturers can easily implement a Digital Key system that works no matter the car or phone.

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June 21, 2018
TechTheLead

With This Digital Key, Almost Any Smartphone Will Double As Your Car Key

Using NFC, drivers will be able to unlock their cars, start the engine or even share access by simply using their smartphone, a feature that’s already found in cars like Tesla’s.

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June 21, 2018
Electronic Engineering Journal

Certified NFC Forum Type 5 Chips from STMicroelectronics Bring Tamper-Detect Capability to Smaller, More Convenient Tags

Geneva, June 21, 2018 — STMicroelectronics’ ST25TV Type 5 NFC tag ICs combine the convenience of the ISO 15693 vicinity standard ISO 15693 tags operate at the 13.56 MHz frequency and offer maximum read distance of 1–1.5 meters with the extra advantage of tamper detection as well as strong cloning-prevention, data-protection, and user-privacy features.

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June 21, 2018
9to5Mac

Apple-backed digital car key standard will let you use your iPhone to unlock your car

A new digital key standard will allow you to use a smartphone (and possibly Apple Watch) to unlock your car.

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June 21, 2018
Webwire

Certified NFC Forum Type 5 Chips from STMicroelectronics Bring Tamper-Detect Capability to Smaller, More Convenient Tags

Geneva, June 21, 2018 — STMicroelectronics’ ST25TV Type 5 NFC tag ICs combine the convenience of the ISO 15693 vicinity standard[1] with the extra advantage of tamper detection as well as strong cloning-prevention, data-protection, and user-privacy features.

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June 20, 2018
Business Wire

Car Connectivity Consortium Announces Publication of the Digital Key Release 1.0 Specification, Delivering to the Industry a Standardized Smartphone as a Car Key Solution

The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization focused on enabling seamless mobile device-to-vehicle connectivity, today announced the publication of the Digital Key Release 1.0 specification. Available to all CCC member companies, this first standardized solution enables drivers to download the digital key onto their smart devices and use it for any vehicle.

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June 18, 2018
Boston Business Journal

Brands and Thought Leaders to Participate in IoT Summit Sponsored by NFC Forum

Over 100 of the world’s most influential brands and thought leaders will converge at the NFC Forum’s VISIONFC Simplifying IoT Summit on June 26 at the Barbican Centre, London to share interactive presentations and real-world case studies highlighting the Internet of Things (IoT) and Near Field Communication (NFC).

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