Great way to get security on NFC chips: placing a finger on a fingerprint sensor on your iPhone when making a transaction. Would proof it against people who take your phone and not allow "drive-by" hacking.
Any input on a nice sized (22-27") monitor under $200 for my 13' MacBook Air? My two choices I'm looking at right now which are hard to choose between are this Asus VS239H-P and this AOC I2353PH. I'm coming from a 21.5" 2011 iMac, so I liked the idea of an IPS display. Anyone have any experience or input? I'd be willing to consider other monitors as well.
Have you ever seen a Retina Display from Apple? Compared it to the previous gen screen? The display on my iPad 3 is worlds better than my 21.5" iMac. It's immediately noticeable on switching between the two.
One of the few times I'd agree with this level of emphasis. In other news, the next iPad with IGZO display is expected to be released at Apple's September event. It could also arrive in early 2013. Or mid 2013... And here everything else was pointing towards a July introduction.
I agree with chipz, the MacBook Air would be best. Judging from your workflow, however, I'd suggest one of the refurb models in the Apple Store. I'd predict the 13-inch version ($929) as being best for you, but if not there's also the 11-inch available ($849). They come with the same 1-year warranty as new units and should fit your workflow well for a good price.