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Fun with NFC

NFC (Near Field Communications) is starting to appear on more and more mobile devices thanks largely in part to Google's Nexus program. Other than use Android Beam to share just about anything by simply touching devices, and using Google Wallet to pay for good with your phone, what else can you do with NFC? Here are just a few examples of some of the utterly amazing things I'm doing with NFC tags.

Launch Apps:
Those who know me, know I have a couple Google TVs at home. One of the perks of Google TV is a sweet Android app that lets you control your TV from your phone or tablet. Using Task Launcher, I programmed an NFC tag to launch the Google TV Remote app on my phone and tablet and stuck the tag to my coffee table. Now I just tap my phone to the tag and bam! No more searching for a remote again! Bonus feature with the Android app is I can use my voice to search my TV . Settings:
I also stuck a tag on the back of my Chromebook that when tapped places my phone into tethering mode…

Lint Rolling Pugs

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