Consumer Electronics

Featured Articles

Consumer Electronics

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…]

Consumer Electronics

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…]

Most Recent

Consumer Electronics

NFC Quick Links

NFC is a growing technology. It changes almost daily to meet new needs and answer new questions. With this in mind, you need to know where to find the latest insights into how NFC is changing. Using these [more…]

Consumer Electronics

How to Turn On NFC on Your Phone

You can't use NFC on your smartphone until you turn the support on (unless it's an Apple smartphone whose support is always on, but in that case, you use NFC only for payments in the Apple operating environment [more…]

Consumer Electronics

The NFC Operating Modes

The operating mode determines the specific kind of task that NFC is performing at any given time. The devices interacting at the time allow for certain operating modes. Here's a quick overview of the NFC [more…]

Consumer Electronics

The NFC Forum Tag Types

Tags let you perform various kinds of information-related tasks. For example, you can use a tag to store information on various topics at a kiosk. Each tag has specific functionality that lets you use [more…]

Consumer Electronics

How to Write an NFC Tag

Knowing how to write data to tags is important if you want to create custom applications of your own. To write data to a tag, you must have a tag writer application, such as [more…]