tech.bytes May 30th-June 5th

Here’s a byte sized selection Canadian and International tech news.

Apple Pay. – The convenient mobile payment platform which recently launched additional payment options in Canada is now available to BMO, ScotiaBank, and TD customers. Customers of these Canadian institutions can now add their debit cards and various credit cards. Tangerine is also said to follow suit, aiming for late July.


via. MobileSyrup / MobileSyrup

WWDC. – The annual Apple developer event may be focused purely on software this year and devoid of any product launches, despite previous buzz of a possible MacBook Pro refresh.

via. 9to5mac

Invite System. – OnePlus will finally be dropping the highly criticized invite system with the launch of the OnePlus 3 this year.

via. OnePlus

Mi Band 2. – The latest version of Xiaomi’s popular wearable is now official. The Mi Band 2  apart from the standard fitness tracking features boasts: an AMOLED display, added phone friendly functionality, and an impressive 20 day battery life.


via. GSMArena / Xiaomi (in Mandarin)

Xperia X. – Sony’s Xperia X family is making it’s way to Canada on multiple carriers. Sony Canada has not yet given any specifics as to which carriers will be carrying either the Xperia X, XA, X performance or X Ultra.

via. MobileSyrup

Add Beats to your summer. – Apple takes on the back to school crowd early, with a free pair of wireless Beats headphones with the purchase of eligible Macs, iPads, or iPhones.


via. Apple

Gear Fit2 & Gear IconX. – Samsung takes aim at the active crowd with the launch two fitness centric wearables, the Gear Fit2 and the Gear IconX.

via. Samsung

OnePlus 3. – Another week,another OnePlus 3 leak, the latest leaked images leave very little to the imagination. With the launch just being a few days away we’re left wondering if there is anything else we don;t already know about the OnePlus 3.


via. GSMArena

David R

An HR champion by day, an avid techie by night.

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