Stuff Staff
Feb 2, 2012

GADGET UPDATE powered by Stuff: Apple's iWallet plans, wireless charging, and more

The week's round-up of the latest gadgets and reviews. Powered by Stuff Magazine.

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iPhone 5 to get iWallet NFC

The iPhone 5 is likely to come packing NFC (near-field communication) capabilities to keep up with Google's NFC-toting Galaxy Nexus. But it looks like Apple will also mount a challenge to Google Wallet with its own iWallet NFC payment system. The revelation comes from an interview with MasterCard boss Ed McLaughlin in an interview with Fast Company. Read more…

Samsung Galaxy S Advance officially announced

The TouchWiz-skinned Gingerbread phone has a 4in WVGA Super AMOLED screen, while that Android 2.3 OS ought to crackle along on the dual-core 1GHz processor. Samsung’s Galaxy S Advance isn’t a bad looker either, especially for a mid-budget smartie and it certainly hasn’t been on the pie diet at less than 10mm thin and weighing just 120g. Read more…

Yahoo introduces App Search tab

Yahoo has simplified the process of finding Android and iOS apps by adding a bespoke App Search tab to its UK search engine. The ssearch engine offers the prospective buyer three download options: scan a QR code using your phone, redirect to the app store, or enter your mobile number to receive a link. Read more…

iPad 3 will have super fast processor and 4G LTE

The iPad 3 will have an A6 quad-core processor and 4G LTE connection, according to a source that leaked the information to BGR. The lucky leaker wasn’t cheeky enough to reveal photos of the tablet itself but read-outs from his debug screen reveal plenty. Read more…

10 best Mobile World Congress rumours

Ahead of the trade show slated to begin 27 February, STUFF gathers romours regarding new mobiles from Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Huawei, and more. Read more…

Nokia Lumia 910 to get wireless charging?

An exclusive interview on The Guardian with Nokia design chief has revealed that the Lumia range (maybe even as soon as the Lumia 910) could be getting NFC (near-field communications) and wireless charging. It’ll be the first time a mobile phone has come with wireless charging built-in without the need for a special case and third party charging plate. Read more…

Best iPhone apps this week

Leading this week’s fun offerings, Voice Synth, which lets your voice sound like pop stars, robots, movie voiceover men, and even a lion. Read more…

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