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Here Are Some Actual Uses For NFC In Your Smartphones by nze4al(m): 1:37pm On Mar 07, 2016
For some people NFC stands for “nobody is using this” – but I’m about to change that. Most phones come with NFC (near field communication) capabilities but it’s usually the power-user who takes advantage of it, while the casual user is probably, I don’t know, milling around acting all casual-like. Anyway, here is a list of the best ways to use NFC.



How to enable NFC
Firstly, to use NFC you must have a device which supports NFC. If you go to Settings > Wireless & networks and you see NFC listed, then your device can use it. Enable it from the same menu.

Important: For an NFC transfer to work, both your device and the sender/receiver’s device must have NFC enabled.

How to use NFC
To use NFC, just bring two NFC-enabled devices together, or select Android Beam in the Share options when sharing a file. If the devices become separated at some point it will ask you to bring them together again. It is safe to do so.

USES
1. Send a phone number
“Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, so here’s my number, via NFC” as the hit song goes. NFC is the simplest way to give a person your digits because you don’t actually have to type any digits.

Just navigate to a contact in your address book (it can be your own or somebody else’s), then press your phone to the recipient’s and when your phone says “touch to beam”, tap the display.
When is it useful?
When you’re too lazy or drunk to type numbers.

2. Send a picture
Snapchat isn’t the only way to quickly send somebody a lewd picture, you can also use NFC. Open the picture you wish to send in your preferred image viewer, then bring the phones together.
When is it useful?
When you’re next to somebody who wants a picture you have.

3. Send a document
This can be a slightly tricky process. If you try to send a PDF document while viewing it, for example, it will more than likely beam the PDF viewing app, rather than the PDF file itself.

So in this case, you must use Android Beam. Navigate to the file you want to share, tap the three tops (hamburger) icon, tap Share, then select Android Beam. You are now clear to bring the devices together.
When is it useful?
When you want to explain the Carcassonne “farmer scoring” rules and have a digital rulebook open on your device.

4. Direct someone to your new favorite app
“Yo, that weather app looks great, what is it?” Just let me press my phone on yours and you’ll find out. Yes, with NFC you can direct Androiders straight to the Play Store to pick up your favorite apps or games. As long as you are using the app or game at the time, NFC will direct the recipient to the app’s Google Play page.
When is it useful?
When somebody sees you playing Alto’s Adventure and wants to get in on the action. Or
If somebody is interested in an app you’re currently using, beam them to the Play Store.

5. Send directions
There are many occasions when you are required to explain directions to somebody, but with NFC you don’t have to. Use Google Maps to create some directions, then slap your phone against another. Beautiful.
When is it useful?
Well, it’s not useful when you are directing someone to your location. They would already need to be next to you to complete the transfer…

6. Launch an app on someone else’s phone
If you are using an app or playing a game that is already installed on someone else device, you can launch it for them. Say you are using Google Photos and your friend wants to check their photos too, but can’t find that app: tap the phones together and beam.
When is it useful?
Okay, the use cases for this are quite limited, it’s more for fun than anything else. Unless aperson has like a million apps and really can’t find the one they need and you can.

7. Make a payment
NFC can also be used to make mobile payments. Download Android Pay via the link, add your credit or debit card details, then use it in any store that has a contactless payment terminal.
When is it useful?
When you’re out of hard cash.


Final thoughts
NFC is great for when you’re out of credit, out of 3G or LTE data, have no Wi-Fi or carrier signal, or don’t have a cable to do a PC transfer. It’s quick, easy, and bumping two phones together is fun.

Source: http://www.techmzy.com.ng/2016/03/06/2825/

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Re: Here Are Some Actual Uses For NFC In Your Smartphones by Joshkid(m): 2:40pm On Mar 07, 2016
Interrsting!
Re: Here Are Some Actual Uses For NFC In Your Smartphones by Nastydroid(m): 2:59pm On Mar 07, 2016
nice bro
Re: Here Are Some Actual Uses For NFC In Your Smartphones by joey150(m): 5:11pm On Mar 07, 2016
Lol they just repackaged infrared...

I hate d closeness stuff biko

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Re: Here Are Some Actual Uses For NFC In Your Smartphones by BigJakie: 9:32pm On Mar 07, 2016
I dislike the process of 'jamming' two phones togeda, it feels kinda gay for my phone, unless I'm 'jamming' with the ladies, then it's just perfect
Re: Here Are Some Actual Uses For NFC In Your Smartphones by CzarRex: 7:54am On Mar 08, 2016
nze4al:

For some people NFC stands for “nobody is using this” – but I’m about to change that. Most phones come with NFC (near field communication) capabilities but it’s usually the power-user who takes advantage of it, while the casual user is probably, I don’t know, milling around acting all casual-like. Anyway, here is a list of the best ways to use NFC.



How to enable NFC
Firstly, to use NFC you must have a device which supports NFC. If you go to Settings > Wireless & networks and you see NFC listed, then your device can use it. Enable it from the same menu.

Important: For an NFC transfer to work, both your device and the sender/receiver’s device must have NFC enabled.

How to use NFC
To use NFC, just bring two NFC-enabled devices together, or select Android Beam in the Share options when sharing a file. If the devices become separated at some point it will ask you to bring them together again. It is safe to do so.

USES
1. Send a phone number
“Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, so here’s my number, via NFC” as the hit song goes. NFC is the simplest way to give a person your digits because you don’t actually have to type any digits.

Just navigate to a contact in your address book (it can be your own or somebody else’s), then press your phone to the recipient’s and when your phone says “touch to beam”, tap the display.
When is it useful?
When you’re too lazy or drunk to type numbers.

2. Send a picture
Snapchat isn’t the only way to quickly send somebody a lewd picture, you can also use NFC. Open the picture you wish to send in your preferred image viewer, then bring the phones together.
When is it useful?
When you’re next to somebody who wants a picture you have.

3. Send a document
This can be a slightly tricky process. If you try to send a PDF document while viewing it, for example, it will more than likely beam the PDF viewing app, rather than the PDF file itself.

So in this case, you must use Android Beam. Navigate to the file you want to share, tap the three tops (hamburger) icon, tap Share, then select Android Beam. You are now clear to bring the devices together.
When is it useful?
When you want to explain the Carcassonne “farmer scoring” rules and have a digital rulebook open on your device.

4. Direct someone to your new favorite app
“Yo, that weather app looks great, what is it?” Just let me press my phone on yours and you’ll find out. Yes, with NFC you can direct Androiders straight to the Play Store to pick up your favorite apps or games. As long as you are using the app or game at the time, NFC will direct the recipient to the app’s Google Play page.
When is it useful?
When somebody sees you playing Alto’s Adventure and wants to get in on the action. Or
If somebody is interested in an app you’re currently using, beam them to the Play Store.

5. Send directions
There are many occasions when you are required to explain directions to somebody, but with NFC you don’t have to. Use Google Maps to create some directions, then slap your phone against another. Beautiful.
When is it useful?
Well, it’s not useful when you are directing someone to your location. They would already need to be next to you to complete the transfer…

6. Launch an app on someone else’s phone
If you are using an app or playing a game that is already installed on someone else device, you can launch it for them. Say you are using Google Photos and your friend wants to check their photos too, but can’t find that app: tap the phones together and beam.
When is it useful?
Okay, the use cases for this are quite limited, it’s more for fun than anything else. Unless aperson has like a million apps and really can’t find the one they need and you can.

7. Make a payment
NFC can also be used to make mobile payments. Download Android Pay via the link, add your credit or debit card details, then use it in any store that has a contactless payment terminal.
When is it useful?
When you’re out of hard cash.


Final thoughts
NFC is great for when you’re out of credit, out of 3G or LTE data, have no Wi-Fi or carrier signal, or don’t have a cable to do a PC transfer. It’s quick, easy, and bumping two phones together is fun.

Source: http://www.techmzy.com.ng/2016/03/06/2825/
op can u use it with bb os 7.1 and an android
Re: Here Are Some Actual Uses For NFC In Your Smartphones by nze4al(m): 6:46pm On Mar 08, 2016
CzarRex:
op can u use it with bb os 7.1 and an android
Yes if your blackberry supports NFC
Re: Here Are Some Actual Uses For NFC In Your Smartphones by bobo65(m): 3:34am On Mar 09, 2016
joey150:
Lol they just repackaged infrared...
I hate d closeness stuff biko
so true
Re: Here Are Some Actual Uses For NFC In Your Smartphones by Kreamie(m): 3:37am On Mar 09, 2016
Cool
Re: Here Are Some Actual Uses For NFC In Your Smartphones by Lexusgs430: 4:44am On Mar 09, 2016
NFC is brilliant for contactless payment and also getting an NFC ring enhances this brilliant feature!!!
Re: Here Are Some Actual Uses For NFC In Your Smartphones by Lexusgs430: 4:46am On Mar 09, 2016
joey150:
Lol they just repackaged infrared...
I hate d closeness stuff biko
Technogical advancement and enhancement, has to be a positive thing.

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