NFC Posts on XDA

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...

Pearl Chen to Talk NFC Development at XDA:DevCon 2013

From HTML to LEDs or Android to Arduino, Hardware Hacking is a pastime of many people including XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler. Another hardware enthusiast is Pearl Chen. When working on something, she takes on a cross-disciplinary approach. With over 9 years of professional experience in web technologies, Pearl has a body of work that...

Activate Actions upon Removal of NFC Tags

Using NFC to launch actions or perform certain tasks when you tap your device on a tag is a pretty cool thing. In fact, it's hardly something new, as we've even covered a few tools that let you do so easily. These past uses, however, rely on tapping a tag to perform an action. Wouldn't it...

How to Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy S3 with NFC

Having a password, PIN, or combination lock on your device can be quite an inconvenience every time you want to unlock your phone, especially when you have one for the sake of guarding against snooping eyes. If this is the actual case for any of you Samsung Galaxy S3 users out there, you may be...

What Can You Scan with Your NFC-Enabled Phone?

With a more than a decade-old history, near field communication, better known as NFC, seems to have only just recently exploded onto the market, mass distributed with almost every new device since 2012 and onward. You now see ads marketing and exhibiting the 'magic' of this relatively old technology, exemplified with people merely touching their...