NFC Posts on XDA

Radon Lets You Share Your Links with Friends using … Ultrasound?

We're all familiar with the various wireless technologies that are available to us to transmit data between our various devices. Most commonly, we use either WiFi, Bluetooth, or NFC on our smartphones. In the future, it might be ZigBee or DECT. Whatever technology you use, they each have their benefits. However, one drawback of all of these...

Dangerous Things Partner With Fidesmo to Launch Implantable Cryptography Key

Today at CEBIT, Amal Graafstra founder of Dangerous Things launched the UKI, a new body implant fully compatible with Android over NFC. The UKI is supported by the Fidesmo system which gained the spotlight at Techcrunch Disrupt NY 2014. The UKI supports javacards meaning with just a tap of your phone you can load the implant...

Tasker Week: Utilize NFC Triggers!

So you picked up some NFC tags or are considering doing so, but what's next? You could, of course, set them for boring things such as storing your WiFi password or logging into your phone with Trusted Devices. Or you can set them to trigger just about anything through Tasker! Here are just a few of...

New Range of Flexible Implantable Devices To Launch Later This Month

Ever increasingly popular bio-modding company Dangerous Things is planning to launch a new range of flat, flexible, bio-safe implantable NFC tags at CeBIT, Germany later this month. Insiders of the implant community were treated to a preview of the new FlexNT NFC tag (see above) recently however, which is based on the NTAG216 but with significantly improved...

What Events Lead A Man To Have Circuitry Implanted In Him

Regular readers of my posts may already know that I am the proud owner of an NFC implant, one of the questions I am asked the most is “What would lead you to want an NFC chip placing inside your hand” among the many other obvious questions. It is my intention to finally answer many...

Unlock Your Phone Using NFC

Over the last few months, we've talked about many different of simulating some of the built-in features of the Moto X on other devices. This includes apps (and open source projects) that deliver Active Display functionality and make Google Now listen to you at all times. A new modification courtesy of XDA Senior Member MohammadAG has appeared, and it...

Use NFC for App Access and Control

As we talked about a little while ago, NFC can accomplish far more than "merely" serving as a replacement for your credit card. After all, while incredibly cool, NFC mobile payments make up just one potential use for the technology---and one that not very many devices support in the first place due to the lack...

NFC Presentation Leads to Creative Thinking about NFC Technology

The past few articles featuring some presentations from the recent XDA:DevCon 2013 have focused on operating systems and app development. From great app development presentations to Ubuntu Touch development and even a Firefox OS presentation, these topics were thoroughly covered. However, that doesn’t mean that we forgot about the hardware. Our next presentation was given by...

Add Contacts More Efficiently with AddMeNow

When you're out and you meet someone new, what do you do? Chances are that if they're interesting, you add them to your contacts list. Most people do this by sending a message to their new friend so that both parties have each other's contact info. But it's now 2013, and there should be a...

NFC-Removal Actions Updated to Xposed Module

Two months ago, we took a look at an innovative alternative use for NFC tags. Rather than activating when touching a device to a tag, XDA Forum Member madfish73 came up with a method to perform actions when removing a device from an NFC tag. To accomplish this, madfish73 showed us how to modify a device’s NFC.apk to add in the android.nfc.action.TAG_LOST intent...

Unlock Your Device with NFC

We previously featured a mod for the Samsung Galaxy S3 teaching folks how to unlock the device with NFC. This is quite a useful function if you've teamed your device up with an NFC-enabled case or with a Tasker setup. However, it was unfortunate that only one device could take advantage of this. Now thanks...

Activate NFC at Any Time

One of the biggest gripes we have with our NFC-enabled devices is the somewhat unnecessary requirement of having to unlock them in order to activate NFC. This requirement effectively reduces the practicality of our many enabled stickers, tags, and gadgets, as it leads to another inconvenient step that limits the use of NFC in the...