NFC: What is it and what can you do with it?

Let’s discuss NFC technology and how this fairly new technology can make your everyday life a little easier.  NFC has become quite popular with certain Android based smartphones and tablets manufactured over the past few years.  Not so much with Apple, although you might be surprised to know it’s used for Apple Pay. NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This technology allows devices to communicate with other devices.  Your device looks for what’s called an NFC tag.  A tag looks like a round or square adhesive disk with a small circuit board embedded into it.  You might be using this technology without even knowing … Read more…

NFC Car Mounts for Smartphones and Tablets

Today, we’re going to talk about NFC car mounts.  NFC is an acronym for Near Field Communication. NFC technology allows smartphones and tablets communicate with other devices containing an NFC tag.  An NFC tag looks like a round or square adhesive disk with a small circuit board embedded into it.  You might be using this technology without even knowing it.  For example, you know the bump thing that’s done between smartphones to swap contact information and photos?  That’s NFC. NFC has been aggressively embraced by Google with their Android operating system and supporting hardware vendors.  They have recently purchased the Bump application to make … Read more…

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the company’s largest sellers ever.  With a respectable 5.1 inch diagonal screen this phone measures 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm) and weighs 5.11 ounces.  These are typical dimensions for a smartphone.  Important to keep this size in mind when selecting a mount.  No custom cradles exist that I have seen, so a universal holder is going to be necessary.  It’s going to need to open at least 2.85 inches, potentially larger if using a case or skin. Speaking of cases or skins, buy a case for your Samsung … Read more…