The NFC Forum, an industry group tasked with setting global standards for near field communication technology, on Tuesday announced the adoption of a new Wireless Charging Specification (WLC) that could one day enable smartphones to juice up smaller consumer devices.
Code snippets purportedly discovered in Apple's next-generation iOS operating system suggest BMW will integrate the tech giant's "CarKey" API, an NFC-based keyless entry system that swaps out physical key fobs for an iPhone.
Apple directly compared the graphical capabilities of the 16-inch MacBook Pro against the MSI GE76 Raider gaming notebook at its launch. Here's how it fares against the rest of the notebook's specifications.
Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Max processor is undeniably a powerhouse. Here's how it compares to Apple's Intel-based Mac Pro tower, and why folks that rely on that machine may need to consider the laptop as a viable upgrade.
As Apple introduces its updated designs of MacBook Pro to the world, some other notebook producers are arguably moving in Apple-like ways. Here's how the latest 16-inch MacBook Pro compares to the Dell XPS 17.
A Mac with Apple Silicon inside isn't just noticeably faster than their Intel counterparts; it's capable of a few other exclusive features too. Here is what an Apple Silicon-based Mac can do that the Intel Macs can't.
Google launched its new Pixel 6 lineup on Tuesday, with its smartphone range now sporting its own Tensor processor. Here's how the search giant's latest compares against Apple's iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro.
The sudden appearance of the 'CarKey API' may only be the beginning, as Apple is seemingly exploring how it can expand on its cryptographic-based device authentication to bring digital keys into other areas.
Apple is seemingly taking the first steps to making an iPhone or Apple Watch function as a key for a car or van, with the presence of references to a "CarKey" API within the first iOS 13.4 beta indicating it could be used to unlock or even start a vehicle.
European Union nationals wanting to remain in the United Kingdom after the Brexit process has concluded are still unable to apply for residency via an iPhone, with the government still not saying when the app will be available to use on roughly half of the country's smartphones.
Apple's Shortcuts app is exceptionally powerful, but it becomes even more useful with the iOS 13 update. It comes preinstalled rather than a post-setup download, and it also arrives brimming with new features. One of the most built-out areas is for the smart home.
During the week we don't always have time to cover everything, so here are a few releases this week that went under the radar including a new iOS compatible dive computer, a futuristic Hot Wheel set, and more.
The Japanese government on Wednesday confirmed plans to develop an app capable of reading NFC tags on "My Number Cards," or Individual Number Cards, this fall, streamlining related processes like filing tax returns.
Ticketing service Paciolan on Monday announced upcoming support for contactless tickets in Apple Wallet, which will allow fans to enter college stadiums using their iPhone and Apple Watch later this fall.
After months of talks and behind-the-scenes negotiation, Apple has agreed to make iPhone's NFC stack available to a UK government app designed to confirm the status of citizens following a planned departure from the European Union.
The United Kingdom is planning to launch an app that allows European Union citizens to apply to stay in the country after Brexit next year, but while it will work with Android devices, officials are reportedly having issues running it on iPhones and iPads.
The HexGaming Ultimate Controller lives up to its name with a fully-customizable design, swappable joysticks, and programmable paddle buttons. It also happens to be compatible with Apple's well-connected ecosystem.
The new Belkin BoostCharge Pro Portable Fast Charger for Apple Watch is the only standalone charger — besides Apple's — to support fast charge on the latest-generation Apple Watch. But it may have promised more than it can deliver.