Opinion

Why Samsung’s NFC TecTiles are a Waste of Money

Samsung's new NFC-enabled "TecTiles" stickers let you automatically change phone settings, launch apps and send messages just by swiping your compatible smartphone across the stickers. But CIO.com's Al Sacco says TecTiles aren't all they're cracked up to be. Here's why.
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Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.