One of the coolest features of iOS 6 is Passbook, which keeps track of things like your boarding passes, loyalty cards, event tickets and more on your iPhone. You’d never have to worry about leaving tickets at home again. Samsung wanted in on the action, and earlier this year the company created and launched Samsung Wallet as their version of Passbook. Samsung Wallet lets you save tickets, boarding passes, coupons and loyalty cards to your phone, and gives you access to them from a central hub. While the app doesn’t support payments, it DOES support Near Field Communication. And with Samsung’s partnership with VISA, that NFC support is very interesting. Wallet also gives you time and location based push notifications, letting you know the places around you that support its features. With apps and features like Wallet becoming more and more prevalent on our smartphones, it’s only a matter of time before we can leave everything but our phone at home… just make sure you don’t lose your phone!
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.