Windows 8.1 expands NFC pairing

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 will include support for NFC-based pairing with printers and Miracast projectors, Microsoft has revealed.

“Tap your Windows 8.1 device against an NFC-enabled printer and you’re all set to print without hunting on your network for the correct printer,” the company says. “You also don’t need to buy new printers to take advantage of this; you can simply put an NFC tag on your existing printers to enable this functionality.”

“Present your work wirelessly with no connection cords or dongles needed; just pair with project to a Miracast-enabled projector through Bluetooth or NFC and Miracast will use WiFi to let you project wire-free,” Microsoft adds.

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