Why NFC Coming To iPhone and iOS Is Good For Everyone

This was originally was posted on Linkedin.

Up until now NFC (Near-Field Communication) was mostly used in the mobile space by non-iOS devices and hasn’t been as widely adopted as many had hoped.

With rumors of NFC coming as a feature in the new iPhone 6, we’ll see NFC finally take hold and become a standard. In the end, NFC coming to the iPhone and iOS is good for everyone.

I’ve been an Android user for a while now and love the idea of NFC for marketing and for convenience. By just tapping your phone to a small tag one can automate a number of functions and features.

Some features that will be simpler with NFC:

  • Turning on/off GPS
  • Turning on/off WiFi
  • Tap-to-pay (With Google Wallet or any other NFC enabled mobile payment system)
  • Checking in to a location on a network like Swarm/Foursquare
  • Tap a movie poster to be taken to a movie trailer

The uses for NFC are endless.

Have you tried NFC? What do you think? Will it be useful?

Seth Goldstein in the Creative Director at Goldstein Media LLC a Philadelphia-based interactive agency. You can find out more about him by visiting his About.me page.

[Review] rooCase Executive Leather Portfolio Case For Nexus 7 FHD (2013)

rooCase Executive Portfolio Leather Case Review I’ve been using the rooCAse Executive Leather portfolio Case for the Nexus 7 FHD (2013) for about a week now and I love it. It is extremely configurable and customizable, which makes it perfect for both the executive on-the-go and the casual user. The features I love about it:

- Plenty of storage for miscellaneous items (money, credit cards, business cards, etc.)

- Plenty of configurations (both with the case and with the N7 insert that comes out has added configurations too)

- Zipper for secure transport (also very strong)

- Sturdy and well made

- Leather makes it look professional and sleek

The features I don’t like about it:

- The zipper (sometimes zippering your tablet makes it just a bit more cumbersome to get to (especially when an alarm is going off)

- It’s bulky, but that’s because it’s more of a portfolio for your N7 than a cover or case

Overall I would definitely recommend this case to anyone who is looking for a professional looking N7 (2013) case that has lots of customization and flexibility) It is $19.95 at Amazon.com (affiliate link). Ratings: Overall: 4.5/5 Design: 5/5 Construction: 5/5 Configuration Options: 5/5 Size: 3/5

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Net Neutrality Must Be Saved And Supported

Net Neutrality Must Be Saved And Supported

Reshared post from +Electronic Frontier Foundation

We must continue to speak out and demand meaningful net neutrality. Watch this @CollegeHumor video to learn more.

Android ALS Challenge

Android ALS Challenge

Reshared post from +Android

We weren't challenged to take the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, but we're happy to support a worthy cause. Your turn! To learn more and donate visit http://www.alsa.org/donate/.

Consider Running A TOR Node

Consider Running A TOR Node

Reshared post from +Electronic Frontier Foundation

Consider running a Tor relay. Help make the Internet safer for journalists & activists who require anonymity online.

Tor Challenge
Join the. Tor is a powerful tool that helps you stay anonymous online. It can protect your privacy as you browse the Internet and circumvent government censorship of the webpages you visit. We need your help to keep Tor strong. Run a Tor relay today. Run a Tor relay →. 0; nodes since 04 June …

Customer Service and Web Companies… Some Don't Get It

So I love +Evernote. I really do. I honestly cannot live without it. You could say it's my brain on my tablet and computer.

A few months ago they released a collaboration with Linkedin to allow Evernote users (on iOS, they say an Android app is coming) to scan their business cards easily in to Evernote and Linkedin. It's a great feature that should be released quickly on Android as well.

It's been close to 4 months with no word about the Android version. I asked them twice for an update and both times they say they don't release info about their road map and tell me to keep an eye on the blog (http://socl.bz/3c)

This is terrible customer service. I get keeping your road map quiet, but would it hurt to put some personality into your response? Maybe even give an update since so many people are clamoring for this feature?  They refer me to the blog post for more info, but they aren't even updating anyone there either. For a Web 2.0 company they are really failing in the Social Customer Service Department.

I wonder if +Phil Libin, the founder and leader is aware of this. I wonder what he has to say for his team?

Have you experience this poor customer service from Evernote? Post your experiences and thoughts below.

ALS Is A Worthy Cause To Give To But So Is Donating To the CHOP

While people are donating to ALS, which is a great cause please consider also donating to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. They do amazing work for children across the country and the world. Personally, they saved my son, Ilan's, life.

He was born with jejunal atresia, which is a bowel blockage. He needed surgery 3 days after being born. Because of the hard work and dedication of the doctors and nurses at CHOP my son is health and causing havoc everyday. So while you're giving to ALS (a worthy cause) also think about giving some to CHOP as well.

http://gmwd.us/ilanchop

Thanks in advance.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation is the charitable, tax-exempt organization benefiting The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Philanthropic support, large and small, powers every life-saving treatment, and every breakthrough discovery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Be our partner in making the extraordinary advances that will save the lives of countless children.

It's Sad When +Amnesty International USA Deploys Within The US For The First…

It's Sad When +Amnesty International USA Deploys Within The US For The First Time Ever

Michael Brown shooting: Amnesty International sends team within US for first time as National Guard deployed
As anger erupted again on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a human rights team from Amnesty International worked on the ground in the US for the first time ever.

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"Buy It Now" Amazon Link Found In +Washington Post Editorials

"Buy It Now" Amazon Link Found In +Washington Post Editorials

The Washington Post is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, so when a "Buy It Now" button appeared in an editorial in the paper, some people started wondering.

The Washington Post claims it was a mistake. I'm not so sure. If it was a Google link or something else, maybe, but the fact that Bezos owns the paper and his other company, +Amazon.com's button showed up is too much of a coincidence if you as me.

What do you think?

Amazon “Buy It Now” Link Shows Up Directly In Editorial Of Bezos-Owned Washington Post
A recent article in the Washington Post critiquing the cover art for a new British version of Roald Dahl’ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has the paper i

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