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  1. jerreldulay's Avatar
    Lol
    I had to look up "Skylanders"
    Didn't know what that was :)
    Haha, for years I refused to touch the bloody things because I thought they were baby toys. Then I bought a couple on sale as a joke, intending to make a mean spirited youtube video about them. Within an hour, I had decided I needed to have every single game in the series and every figure... They're just so dang fun. Plus, it's fun hunting for the rare ones that illuminate using the power of witchcraft... I mean alien technology... I mean NFC.
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    07-20-2016 12:19 AM
  2. slyronit's Avatar
    Nothing. First thing I do after setting the phone up after a factory reset is disable NFC. No wallet payment in India and I almost never use bluetooth for file transfers.
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    07-20-2016 01:07 AM
  3. Grodelj's Avatar
    I use it for sharing contact info with my coworkers sometimes and for powering on nokia jbl BT speaker.
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    07-20-2016 04:33 AM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    Haha, for years I refused to touch the bloody things because I thought they were baby toys. Then I bought a couple on sale as a joke, intending to make a mean spirited youtube video about them. Within an hour, I had decided I needed to have every single game in the series and every figure... They're just so dang fun. Plus, it's fun hunting for the rare ones that illuminate using the power of witchcraft... I mean alien technology... I mean NFC.
    Interesting. Funny how you plan to make fun of something and then find yourself really liking it.

    Alright, going to try to stop derailing this thread. I turn it off every time too, no matter what OS I am using atm.
    jerreldulay likes this.
    07-20-2016 07:10 AM
  5. MDK22's Avatar
    I rarely use it for anything other than sending my wife a text every morning as I leave for work letting her know that the garage door is down. Ha ha
    My wedding ring has an NFC chip in it that I programmed to send that particular text. I know. I'm lazy and a bit dorky, but I'm ok with that. :D
    Did it come that way, or ... ?
    07-20-2016 09:15 AM
  6. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Did it come that way, or ... ?
    Probably, there are actually some jewelry you can buy with NFC tags embedded. So that the recipient can get a message from their loved one via an app on their (non-Windows) phone or some such nonsense. We looked at some of them in a store, the wife was intrigued but the jewelry itself was "ugly"

    As to the original question, what do I do with NFC, I have one of those advertising stickers that came with my 1020, tap the phone to it and it proudly goes to a 404 page at Nokia.com. My Samsung C460 printer also has a NFC tap area that I haven't yet figured out how to do anything useful with.
    07-20-2016 09:38 AM
  7. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Did it come that way, or ... ?
    Well, I still have my real wedding band, but I bought this a few years ago, and wear it as a stand in. It's actually quite interesting. It can be programmed to open your front door, provided you have a "smart" doorknob installed. I've seen it used to send locations to certain people. For example, if you're on a run and you want to let somebody know where you are, you can swipe your ring over your phone and it'll send a text to whomever you have programmed in to receive it. Of course, WP isn't fully supported with a decent app from the company that makes the ring, but any NFC writer will work on it. Is it useful for everyone? Probably not. Is it a neat little gadget to mess around with that also has a few relevant uses? Probably so. And, they only cost around $40 US.

    https://store.nfcring.com/

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    07-20-2016 10:09 AM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    I bought this a few years ago, and wear it as a stand in. It's actually quite interesting.
    :)
    Cheezus!
    You have everything!
    Nothing geeky gets past you Lol...
    07-20-2016 12:04 PM
  9. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    :)
    Cheezus!
    You have everything!
    Nothing geeky gets past you Lol...
    Ha ha. Not everything. Just enough to get me in trouble from time to time. :D
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    07-20-2016 12:24 PM
  10. Werentuckl's Avatar
    And you know the wife likes the trouble. All wives do friend. Truth.

    -- W
    07-20-2016 01:29 PM
  11. MDK22's Avatar
    Ha ha. Not everything. Just enough to get me in trouble from time to time. :D
    Checked the link you posted, kinda liked the black one, myself ... though I don't normally wear my wedding ring,
    BUT, if it served a purpose ...
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    07-20-2016 02:08 PM
  12. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Checked the link you posted, kinda liked the black one, myself ... though I don't normally wear my wedding ring,
    BUT, if it served a purpose ...
    Yeah. They've increased their selection since I got mine. I bought it during their Kickstarter, and they only had two choices at the time.
    Really, the ideas of implementation are up to the Bluetooth capabilities on your device and your imagination. I will say that the only downside is that you can only program the ring with two Bluetooth functions at a time...one on each side of the outward face of the ring. I have a text message on one side and a location message on the other side. If I ever want to change one or both, I just log into the app and assign a new task. It's nifty. :)
    07-20-2016 05:43 PM
  13. HdHunter's Avatar
    I've been using NFC when I tap and pay.:) I thought it would be cumbersome getting the 950 XL in and out of my pocket while shopping but it's not.
    07-20-2016 06:33 PM
  14. jerreldulay's Avatar
    Well, I still have my real wedding band, but I bought this a few years ago, and wear it as a stand in. It's actually quite interesting. It can be programmed to open your front door, provided you have a "smart" doorknob installed. I've seen it used to send locations to certain people. For example, if you're on a run and you want to let somebody know where you are, you can swipe your ring over your phone and it'll send a text to whomever you have programmed in to receive it. Of course, WP isn't fully supported with a decent app from the company that makes the ring, but any NFC writer will work on it. Is it useful for everyone? Probably not. Is it a neat little gadget to mess around with that also has a few relevant uses? Probably so. And, they only cost around $40 US.

    https://store.nfcring.com/

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...a96cfec6ce.jpg
    That's exciting. I'm pretty sure I need one now.
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    07-20-2016 06:37 PM
  15. digitaldd's Avatar
    I initially got into NFC when i had a Nexus 4, I never used it for any payments but had been given a bag of NFC tags at a tradeshow which I had used to program certain things in an NFCtools app. When I was using a Lumia 640 LTE as my daily driver I used an app called NFC toolkit to program if this then that type commands for certain NFC tags which i kept on a keyring. Sad to say I have never used NFC since moving to a Lumia 830.
    07-21-2016 09:22 AM
  16. HdHunter's Avatar
    I'll tell you what I hope to do with my phone's NFC. I want to tap a tag, turn on Wi-Fi and launch the remote to operate my Squeezebox Boom in one room and set up another to launch the Roku remote. I might want to add a few other bedside commands where I keep the Boom. Leaving home I usually forget to turn off my Wi-Fi so I might write a tag with additional commands like brighten the screen, disable Wi-Fi, etc. What are some of the better NFC writers? Is there a good writer for multiple actions? Using an NFC tag, can I turn Wi-Fi or Bluetooth on and off?

    Last, it looks like any NFC tags on Amazon will work. Am I correct?

    Thanks!

    Christmas in August:)
    08-17-2016 10:33 AM
  17. digitaldd's Avatar
    yeah pretty much any writeable NFC tags will work fine, you may find yourself investing money in a better app to get the functionality you want in the end as some of the free apps don't offer IFTT type of programming.
    08-25-2016 11:19 AM
  18. Grimwar's Avatar
    08-25-2016 05:50 PM
  19. karelj's Avatar
    I've seen posts in this thread referring to using NFC to connect with Bluetooth headsets and speakers.
    I'm confused here.. why do you need NFC for this? Isn't the connection based solely on Bluetooth? What does the NFC connection do?
    08-25-2016 11:47 PM
  20. digitaldd's Avatar
    Some Bluetooth speakers have an NFC tag area on them where if you tap it helps with the pairing process. So you don't need it but is seems easier than enable Bluetooth look for the device you want to connect with and tap to pair.
    08-30-2016 09:51 AM
  21. Danobe's Avatar
    I will be using it to get files easily on my phone, as I'm awaiting delivery of an NFC enabled Yoga 260. That's the whole purpose of it to me.
    I am considering getting a car stereo with NFC, for easy pairing of my phone (for music and hands-free talk).

    As of yet, though, I don't use it for anything at all. Certainly not for e-wallets. I prefer to use my card.
    09-09-2016 01:34 AM
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