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Plastc: The Credit Card To End Them All

Mobile payment technology seems like the next big thing. Of course, we’re dealing with nothing new here, since mobile payment solutions have been technologically feasible for a number of years. Still, it seems like it’s having a hard time taking off, getting truly mainstream. After Google going all out in it, with deep NFC support and Google Wallet …

Credit Bank Announces Their Contactless Sticker Cards

Creditbank, in collaboration with MasterCard has today announced the launch of the MasterCard Contactless Sticker payment solution in Lebanon, a first for this market. The announcement was made today at an event that was attended by representatives of Creditbank, MasterCard, CSC Bank, Unilux and Gemalto. The Creditbank MasterCard Contactless Sticker …

So What Exactly Is An iBeacon?

An iBeacon is a cheap, low-power device that adds indoor location awareness to your phone. When you walk into its range (that of its Bluetooth Low Energy signal), it can tell roughly how far away you are and then ping you a message, activate an app, pair your phone with a device, etc. The way NFC-enabled tags and devices would normally work, but that …

An Introduction to Near Field Communication (NFC)

I am sure that by now you have all heard about the term Near Field Communication (NFC) when reading or listening to the overall specifications of a mobile phone.Some may even have an understanding of its technical nature but have no idea how it can be used in our daily lives or even add any advantage to how we use our smartphones. We talked about NFC …

Etisalat UAE to Launch Mobile Wallet Services in 2013

Etisalat, the mobile operator in the UAE, has announced its plans to launch mobile wallet services in 2013, allowing its customers to perform all kinds of operations directly from their phones on the go without the need to leave their houses or offices. This service is planned for launch during the first half of 2013 and will cover a variety of mobile …

What Should We Expect from NFC?

Near Field Communications, this kind of exotic Technology feature a few months back, is starting to pop up everywhere around us. Even here in Lebanon, we can see it spreading its wings. If we look closer, we can notice that some retail stores are starting to be equipped with PayPass terminals (some of them even are active as we speak). This new kind …