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    Late last month we brought you the bad news about Samsung, the Galaxy S 4, and its NFC TecTiles. Users who picked up some TecTiles to use with their GS3 last year could scan the NFC stickers in order to trigger certain actions on their phone. Problem was, the GS4 uses a new NFC controller that doesn't work with those old TecTiles, rendering them pretty useless. We were understandably miffed at Samsung for that bad decision, but at least it wasn't killing-off TecTiles altogether: we'd get new, modern TecTiles 2 stickers that would work with the GS4 and future Samsung phones. Today that ...

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    Remember Samsung's TecTiles, promoted alongside the NFC support that came with last year's Galaxy S III? The little NFC-enabled stickers could be set up to help you automate tasks, tapping one to do anything from checking-in on FourSquare to enabling WiFi when you set your phone down on your desk at home. While they took a little work to configure, Samsung had been becoming one of the really vocal proponents of NFC, and this was fun way to show what was possible... at least, it was fun while you were still using the GS3. As users are updating to the Galaxy S 4, they're noticing that the ...

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    If you missed out on our first episode of "Fun and Tricks with NFC and Your Android" now it's the time to watch it and return to this post once you're done. Make sure to check out the second part of the video coming soon! Now that we all know what this is all about, Samsung introduced TecTiles and its TecTile application. TecTiles are basically programmable NFC tags which you can use with an NFC-equipped smartphone. These will become available "in all four major carrier stores and at major online retailers at the launch of the Galaxy S III". Programmable actions include sending messages as ...

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