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Leaked schematic shows rumored NFC chip in iPhone 6

Leaked schematic shows rumored NFC chip in iPhone 6A MacRumors article by Eric Slivka calls attention to a Near Field Communication chip that may be used in the upcoming iPhone 6 from Apple. He writes, "Rumors of near field communications (NFC) support for the iPhone surface nearly every year, and this year's iPhone 6 rumors are no different, with reports split on whether the device will include the short-range communications technology frequently used for mobile payments. A couple of new reports do, however, come down on the side of NFC being included in the iPhone 6."

Such a capability could be used in a mobile payment systems. Such a system may well be unveiled later this year.

The article goes on to say, "The first mention came in a separate leak showing a purported battery from Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 late last week. That report from Taiwanese newspaper Apple Daily also mentioned in passing that the iPhone 6 will include a PN65V NFC chip ...

New site for Apple IIgs Programming

New site for Apple IIgs ProgrammingDagen Brock decided to start a new web site called Crusty Coders. He intends to create a centralized resource for Apple IIgs programming. This is something that could turn out to be truly useful since traditionally there have been fewer programmers for this 16-bit system.

The site is still coming together, but as of today it has links to PDF documentation, other Apple II web sites, and programming languages for the Apple IIgs.

Take a look: Crusty Coders - GS Programmer's Home

KFest 2014 wraps up-- read the reports

KFest 2014 wraps up-- read the reportsThis years' Apple II convention in Kansas City, MO is coming to a close. If you weren't able to attend, you can still read the reports that have been posted to comp.sys.apple2 by Kirk Mitchell.

There were new announcements by Mike Maginnis, Martin Haye, Brian, Wiser, and many others.

The Apple II world is never a dull place thanks to these people and others who continue to come up with new projects and ideas.

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Register for KansasFest 2014 by July 10!

Register for KansasFest 2014 by July 10!Registration for KansasFest 2014 closes on Thursday, July 10. This is your last chance to get the sessions, camaraderie, and keynote from Margot Comstock. Also, don't forget to register for the optional "Build Your Own Computer" workshop with Vince Briel and "Stitch Your Own Apple IIe Ornament" workshop with Sarah Walkowiak by July 10.

Register now!

Many exciting sessions are planned, including the following:

Off-the-Grid Total Portability for the Apple IIc (Steven Buggie)
Sew your own Apple II ornament (Sarah Walkowiak)
Apple II Pi (David Schmenk)
Controlling I/O via game port interface, or "How I learned to stop worrying and love the Apple II rocket launcher" (Ivan Hogan)
Emulator detection in 6502 assembly language (Mark Pilgrim)
Accelerating the IIc+ (James Littlejohn)
How to Play STAR SAGA: ONE using VASSAL (Michael Sternberg)

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