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Android Phones

The Xperia Z is Sony’s latest flagship smartphone with Jelly Bean, 1080p display

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Not to be outdone by Huawei and Pantech, Sony announced its own high-end Android smartphone slated to launch in Q1 of 2013.  The Sony Xperia Z is expected to launch globally, which is great news for consumers int…

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Android Apps

Google brings Wallet to the cloud, offers increased credit card options and security

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Upon its initial debut, Google Wallet had a few shortcomings that might have prevented it from really taking off.  In particular, Google Wallet was limited in its payment options and its security was less than…

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Android

Black Hat hackers show off Android vulnerabilities in NFC and Google Play Store

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Google, like all tech companies, is in a constant battle with hackers to expose and close security holes in products like Android. At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, hackers demonstrated multiple ways i…

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Android Phones

The Samsung Galaxy S III is all about sharing [S-Beam and ShareShot demo]

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A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to spend some time with the American Samsung Galaxy S III models at a private viewing event.  I wanted to share some of my own thoughts and opinions of the device and why…

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Accessories

Samsung introduces TecTiles, enables NFC use in a productive way

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The Samsung Galaxy S III devices sold in America will be able to take advantage of a special product invented by Samsung that involves NFC technology.  The product is known as TecTiles and it is a little sticker t…

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Android Phones

HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE expected to launch with NFC capabilities

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A Reddit user was recently able to spend some time testing out the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE thanks to an unnamed HTC representative.  The Incredible 4G LTE is going to be the next HTC flagship Android device on…

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Android News

Barclaycard PayTag intros NFC payments using stickers instead of internal hardware (UK only)

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Barclays has introduced its own contactless mobile payment solution. But while most of the NFC products we’ve seen have relied on internal hardware that requires users purchase new phones, Barclays P…

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Android News

Isis will challenge Google Wallet for NFC mobile payment supremacy in mid 2012, adds 3 new banks

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Only one mobile payment solution is likely to flourish in the United States, and Isis – the joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon – wants to be the one. And though Google Wallet has…

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AT&T

AT&T unveils the LTE Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, set for Nov. 6

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AT&T today announced the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE, dubbed the Skyrocket. This a device many thought may not make it to the states. The handset packs a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and AT&T 4G LTE speeds that…

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Android News

Google Wallet counts NJ Transit as its first transportation partner

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The New Jersey Transit Corporation has announced that it will begin accepting Google Wallet for payments at select locations. Rather than have mass transit riders rely strictly on cash and credit cards, NJ Tr…

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Finance

U.S. shoppers geek out over Google Wallet…will Brits do the same? [Video]

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I’ve read a lot about Google Wallet today. Earlier this morning, I saw a report from a research company, reprinted by The Telegraph, that claims most consumers in the UK are fearful of near field communic…

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Android App Reviews

Google Wallet: When you use it, strangers will call it pimpin’ [App Reviews]

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It’s no secret that Google Wallet has been hyped up since the beginning of the year, to then only be amplified with the release of the Nexus S 4G. Well, I am here to tell you Google Wallet is worth every bit of t…

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Android News

HTC, Samsung, and Motorola join ISIS, an NFC rival to Google Wallet

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Google Wallet is Google’s shot at introducing near field communications to the world. It’s currently available only in the Nexus S, only on Sprint, and only with a Mastercard. Even with VisaR…

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Samsung

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II coming Oct. 12. $229 with NFC and Qualcomm processor

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The Samsung Galaxy S II set to launch on T-Mobile USA will have a few differences from its brothers at other carriers. The biggest will be the lack of a Samsung Exynos processor, which has been replaced by a dual-c…

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Lifestyle

Google Wallet available for Nexus S 4G, shows signs that it will actually be worth a damn

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Google Wallet is officially available beginning today. While the NFC-based mobile payment solution has been in testing in a handful of cities in the United States, the Wallet app is now rolling out to all Sprin…

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