[tabi] Re: apple IOS6 new features

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 17:55:16 -0400

Something like it … but the idea with NFC is that you transfer information 
directly from your Iphone to a merchants terminal, without going through any 
internet or web service (it sounds like passbook is having to act as an 
intermediate service).  And of course, it handles financial transfers, and 
other transfers.  You can touch one Iphone to another to transfer songs, 
business card info, etc. using NFC.  It’s secure, no one can intercept the 
communication, and it doesn’t go through any internet links routers or bridges 
where it could be tampered with or delayed.


There are supposedly more than 200 thousand merchants who now have creditcard 
machines with NFC technology already in place, ready for this means of payment. 
 Soda machines and other low-cost purchases are also supposedly ready to be 
retro-fitted with NFC financial transfer hardware.   However, it does require 
new hardware; it cannot be done with existing phones or tablets which do not 
have the NFC antenna.





From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Lynn Evans
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2012 12:38 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: apple IOS6 new features


Hello Chip and others interested in this thread:

What  you are describing below sounds a lot like the new feature in IOS6  
called PASSBOOK. 


Your boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards, and more 
are now all in one place. With Passbook, you can scan your iPhone or iPod touch 
to check in for a flight, get into a movie, and redeem a coupon. You can also 
see when your coupons expire, where your concert seats are, and the balance 
left on that all-important coffee bar card. Wake your iPhone or iPod touch, and 
passes appear on your Lock screen at the appropriate time and place — like when 
you reach the airport or walk into the store to redeem your gift card or 
coupon. And if your gate changes after you’ve checked in for your flight, 
Passbook will even alert you to make sure you’re not relaxing in the wrong 


From: Allison and Chip Orange <mailto:acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>  

Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2012 10:00 PM

To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Subject: [tabi] Re: apple IOS6 new features


Thanks Lynn.  


Also, for anyone considering buying an I-phone, you may want to wait until the 
I-phone five comes out (rumored to be announced in the next few weeks), as it 
will have a new technology built-in (called near-field communications) which 
allows the phone to be used as an electronic wallet or creditcard; just touch 
it to a pay station and it instantly pays the coke machine, restaurant, etc., 
including the equivalent of showing your “library card” or “customer rewards 
card” etc.  I believe the Google Nexus and some other Android smart phones 
already have this.





From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Lynn Evans
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2012 9:28 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] apple IOS6 new features


Hay look what IOS6 does for accessibility; VoiceOver, the revolutionary screen 
reader for blind and low-vision users, is now integrated with Maps, 
AssistiveTouch, and Zoom.. 


Below is the link for the new IOS6A features


Below <http://www.apple.com/ios/ios6/> 

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