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.
Dutch chipmaker NXP will provide the chips required to support the short-range wireless tech known near-field communications, according to the Financial Times.
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.
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.
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.
A patent published today describes Apple's concept for its Passbook app and the idea of using near-field communications to redeem digital coupons.
commentary With its programmable TecTile stickers, Samsung seeks to popularize near-field communications technology for mobile devices. But the effort is weak.
A newly published patent application describes how iTunes users could gift content from the online store or their personal library to other people via near-field communication.