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With the word Wallet it more sounds something that can be used to store money. If you are thinking this, then you are not completely wrong. Google has come up with very different idea this time. Google Wallet a free digital wallet. This wallet will be more secure to store your credit cards, debit cards and so. With this wallet you can buy or sell. Making online purchases, selling online or making online transaction will be easier with this Google wallet.

The Google wallet can also be used to spend on purchases in Google stores or you can also withdraw cash from ATM. This Wallet seems to be more advanced than our usual wallet. Just to make this work, all you need to do is start with Google Wallet app. This app will allow getting discounts, loyalty program and one can also send money through email address. Sounds more interesting now!

Google Wallet

The benefits of Google wallet are seriously huge. With this you can not only used this for loyalty card system, but you can make this swipe also in chain of other outlets. All that is required in this is your phone just to make payment. Isn’t this a fabulous idea? Now you must be wondering how Google wallet works? Let me give you rough idea on this. Just by tapping on reader at payment point on retailer’s side on your phone you can make transaction. But this needs special hardware with retailer to make this work. This technology is known as Near Field Communication or (NFC).

Google is all up to introduce a new change in market. The only change will be, unlike card in your wallet, your phone will protect your plastic money cards with pin numbers. Isn’t that great! I am seriously waiting when this will be available to us.

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As with the advancement in the OS and interface of the phone, transfer of the file has become the most important part between phone and other device. We will discuss about some tips for the transfer of the data in simple terms, but this is not possible as different Smartphones uses different ways to transfer. Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone all have their own ways to send files and they don’t like talking to each other.


NFC technology was introduced in the file transfer process application, so any Android phone operating 4.1 or later with NFC enabled can send the files with the help of Android beam. NFC chip is installed in the Smartphone and with the help of this chip transfer is done. If you are sending data like pictures and videos then this is handled smoothly by NFC but to send the data like files and other data it is still not available with NFC, so there is a limitation in this application that you cannot send every file.

Major issue with this NFC is of compatibility as iPhones do not posses NFC hardware and Windows and BlackBerry phones have NFC enabled but the problem is that Android beam cannot communicate with those devices.

Bluetooth File Transfers

Bluetooth was one of the greatest inventions and is proving a boon for the Smartphones as this application provides you with the communication with each and every device. Bluetooth is a hardware which is installed in the device and communication is possible if the other device is also enabled with that hardware. If you have Android or Windows or BlackBerry devices then you can communicate with each other without any issue.

With the Bluetooth you can generally transfer all the media files and each and every Smartphones has their own settings for the Bluetooth and in Android it depends upon the OS version. So set up the Bluetooth on your device and get connected to all the other devices.

Windows 7 and older BlackBerry were able to communicate friendly like of Nokia’s Symbian and Android phone, but now on Windows 8 and latest BlackBerry phone it was made possible to get connected with any device enabled with Bluetooth.

Share Over Dropbox or Other Service

Hardware based transfer does have issues and some time requires special software to transfer files from one device to another. To overcome such tricky situation , the Dropbox application, is a valuable alternative,this application is an online storage for your data. You are provided with the account to login to your Dropbox and upload the files you need to and you can also provide links to your friends so that they can download the required data from your Dropbox account.

This is an effective means of data transfer as you can get the link and download it from anywhere.

Email the File

One of the primitive ways of transferring the data is email the data. Email is now available on every cell phone so it is the most effective and convenient way to transfer the file. All you have to do is upload the file and receiver need to download that file from his email server.

You do not need any other app to download for this transfer of the file and emailing the file is a lot easier now so make use of this method of transfer. Email can be sent to anyone and anywhere in the world and with any type of data, so we can say that Email is still the best and convenient method of data transfer.