Starbucks is planning to update its iPhone and iPad app to support remote orders, which means that one day you'll be able to tap in the beverage you want, pay for it, and pick it up from the barista a few minutes later. At the very least, this should cut down on all the hilarious misheard names scribbled on the sides of the coffee cups.
Well, have we all cooled down since WWDC? Good. Sure, little bits of info keep on trickling in of this discovery inside the code of iOS 8's beta or in Yosemite's plist files, but for now we're firmly focused on new hardware - - until some new beta is released with lots of new goodies to dig into. For now, we've got some good news, some weird news, and some improvements all around, so let's get newsing.
Discovery has become a key focus for Apple of late, and one subtle change for the better can now be seen in the App Stores. Read all about the improved shopping experience — plus new wireless charging at Starbucks, a Father's Day discount on Pebble Steel, and more — in today's Overnight Recap!
It's generally not hard to find a Wi-Fi hotspot if you live in an urban area, but Google's out to make the process even easier with an app that connects you to available hotspots automatically without usernames, passwords, and other assorted annoyances. Even better, Engadget reports that Google plans to bring the app to iOS as well as its own Android system.
If you shop at Whole Foods Market, you might want to get used to seeing products by your favorite Cupertino computer company at the stands. No, Apple isn't selling devices at the popular grocery chain; it's partnering with Square to start offering its iPad-based credit and debit card processing payment options at some of the company's secondary checkout lines.
Everyone loves a freebie, but how far are you willing to go to get one? If you happen to be a loyal Starbucks customer, that dedication has been rewarded with plenty of free apps and iBooks courtesy of their "Pick of the Week" cards -- but now you don't even need to step foot inside a Starbucks location to take advantage of that deal, as long as you have the company's iOS app installed. Find out more in today's recap...
Fans of Apple and its products likely remember the first time they saw the iPhone, way back in 2007. Everything seemed new and amazing, and Steve Jobs was still leading the charge. And who can forget the very first public phone call ever made from that iOS device, a funny little prank ordering 4,000 lattes from Starbucks? Apparently, the barista at Starbucks can't forget; people remind her all the time.
Thursday turned out to be a big day for those awaiting the arrival of iTunes 11, which swooped onto Mac and Windows computers with just one November day left to spare. While the app redesign may not be as radical as many of us hoped it would be, there's still plenty to like about the latest version and we're looking forward to seeing some of its new features — namely Up Next — added to iOS 7 next year. Here's what else was making news while you were playing with iTunes 11...
First announced back in early August, the mashup between rising payment service Square and coffee giant Starbucks finally came to fruition this week, extending mobile payment options for its customers.