Apple's iOS 6 has some great tweaks and a few misses. Take our visual tour of the must-know changes.
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Apple has yet to embrace the up-and-coming near-field communications (NFC) technology, which enables wireless purchases and data transfers. Instead it brings us Passport, a loyally card app of sorts that acts as a digital repository for a variety of plastic and paper coupons, passes, and tickets. Passport isn't a tap-and-pay alternative to the credit card, but given the newness of NFC--most users haven't heard of it or know what it does--that's probably not a problem just yet. That said, Passport isn't exactly a killer app designed to usher in the mobile device shopping revolution. Prediction: Apple will embrace NFC next year when the iPhone 6 arrives.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
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