Apple have today announced that their NFC payments solution, Apple Pay, will be introduced to the UK starting in July. The service had previously only been available in the United States, and its introduction into the UK market is backed by partnerships with banks including HSBC, Nationwide, Santander and Natwest, covering 70% of all UK credit and debit cards.
Many people question the practical uses for RFID technology other than for payments or data transfer, but I've always felt that there are many other applications of the technology that simply haven't been fully explored yet. The Surefeed Microchip pet feeder is an excellent example of RFID technology being used to enhance daily life. It's essentially RFID access control for your pets' food, and I've been using it for a few weeks with two cats who love to fight at feeding time.
Monet+, a Czech provider of digital security solutions, to create an Android application that allows users to login to their Windows computer by tapping a phone to an NFC reader.