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How to Set Up Your Kindle Fire

When you turn Kindle Fire on for the first time, you see a series of screens that help you set up and register the device. The first screen is titled Welcome to Kindle Fire. This is the point in the setup process at which you connect to a Wi-Fi network. You need this connection to register your device. [more…]

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How to Use Siri

Siri is a personal assistant built into the iPhone 4S, so you don't need to download anything to start using it. When you turn on the iPhone 4S for the first time, you're prompted to set up a few things, such as enabling location information and using Siri, so be sure to choose Yes to these options. [more…]

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Make NFC Part of the Internet of Things (IoT)

Using Near Field Communication (NFC) with the Internet of Things (IoT) lets you perform an incredible array of interesting tasks. The IoT defines a set of technologies that relies on the Internet to perform [more…]

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10 NFC Companies You Need to Know About

Some businesses provide enough influence to affect the direction that Near Field Communication (NFC) takes as the technology matures. By knowing the names of these businesses, you gain an advantage over [more…]

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10 Places to Find NFC-Specific Information

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a growing technology. It changes almost daily to meet new needs and answer new questions. With this in mind, you also need to know where to find the latest insights into [more…]

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A Quick History of Near Field Communication (NFC)

As with most technologies, NFC didn't just appear on the horizon one day. Various companies spent a good deal of time putting the specifics for NFC together. In addition, these companies used existing [more…]

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The Uses of Near Field Communication (NFC)

You might be surprised to learn that you already use NFC and simply don't know it. NFC appears all over the place. Here's a quick summary of some of the most interesting uses. [more…]