CNET TV's Brian Tong discusses the latest in Apple news, rumors, tips, and tricks. This week, the iPad gets more television than you can shake a stick at, iPhone 4 rumors heat up with reports of Apple testing near field communications, and a quick tip for reading PDFs in iOS 4.
As soon as next year, you reportedly might be able to charge an iPhone while it's still in your bag or in your hands.
the Finnish handset giant has joined up with Royal Philips Electronics and Sony to establish a forum to promote the use of near field communications technology.
The rumors keep mounting that Apple will use its Tuesday event to announce the use of near-field communications tech for mobile payments. The latest claims come via a banking news site.
Dutch chipmaker NXP will provide the chips required to support the short-range wireless tech known near-field communications, according to the Financial Times.
Dual-factor authentication can work by combining smartphones and PCs, but that approach needs to be updated for the mobile era. An new IBM technique combines near-field communications and smartphones.
The carrier's new Pinsight Touch platform could help developers and mobile users more readily tap into near-field communications.
A newly granted patent outlines an Apple technology that could wirelessly copy data between devices using near-field communications.
Neither near-field communications nor any similar mobile-payment technology appears to be on Apple's agenda at this point.
A patent published today describes Apple's concept for its Passbook app and the idea of using near-field communications to redeem digital coupons.