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    CIBC to be Samsung Pay’s Canada launch partner?

    November 8th, 2016

    A screenshot taken by a Reddit user of the Samsung Pay app suggests Canadian bank CIBC will be the launch partner for the mobile payment service when it becomes available in the country some time this year. “Sticktoit360 wasn’t able to verify whether the tap and pay functionality of Samsung Pay actually works in Canada because they’re a BMO customer,” Mobile Syrup reports. Reports that the service was expected to go live in Canada in early November emerged last month.

    Apple Pay arriving in Germany?

    October 21st, 2016

    Apple Pay is about to launch in Germany, if a series of hints on the Apple website is confirmed. A recently edited article, spotted by a Reddit user, contained an image of Germany in a global coverage map dated October 10, which was updated with the country removed a week later. An apple.com/de/apple-pay URL, which is currently inactive, has also been spotted in search results.

    Bank of America enables Apple Pay and Samsung Pay at ATMs

    June 20th, 2016

    Apple Pay and Samsung Pay can now be used to make withdrawals and transfers at Bank of America ATMs, according to a user on Reddit. “This does not work for deposits, which is weird since you would think withdrawals pose a greater risk for the bank than deposits,” the user writes. Bank of America added support for Android Pay at its ATMs in May when it also announced that the ATMs are capable of working with any NFC mobile wallet.

    Best Buy begins support for Apple Pay and Android Pay

    September 18th, 2015

    US retail chain Best Buy has begun rolling out its planned support for Apple Pay as well as Android Pay. “A new YouTube video and Reddit thread confirm customers making successful debit and credit card purchases using both Apple Pay and Android Pay at separate Best Buy stores in California,” MacRumors reports. Best Buy’s three-year exclusivity period with payment consortium MCX expired in August.

    Tattoos confound Apple Watch wrist detection, making Apple Pay “unusable”

    May 1st, 2015

    Apple Watch owners with tattooed wrists have been reporting that their smartwatches are not functioning properly as the LED-based heart monitor built into the devices experiences difficulty detecting that the watch is being worn — an issue which impacts the use of Apple Pay among other features such as receiving notifications, placing phone calls and using some applications. More

    Reddit is Fun gets NFC update

    July 24th, 2013

    Reddit is Fun, the smartphone app that allows easier browsing of the popular user generated news site, has added NFC sharing in its latest update, allowing users to share posts between NFC-enabled devices.

    Incredible 4G to come with NFC

    April 27th, 2012

    The forthcoming HTC Incredible 4G LTE, expected to debut in the US on Verizon, will come with NFC according to Droid Life. The report cites a post on social news site Reddit in which a contributor claims “I had many successful NFC demos” when he was given a preview of the handset by an HTC rep. The current HTC Incredible does not sport the technology but a version is available in China that has built-in support for microSD-based NFC.