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.
Dear developers: If you're going to release an iOS 6-compatible app that takes advantage of new features like Passbook, the least you could do is update your app to support the swanky new iPhone 5 screen at the same time. But hey, no pointing fingers here… most of you guys have been doing a bang-up job of supporting that four-inch screen in record time. That is, with the exception of...
Love 'em or hate 'em, Starbucks is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to retail, and it's exactly what a burgeoning mobile payment provider like Square needs to rapidly accelerate its own business.
Starbucks has been offering customers free songs from iTunes each week since April 2008. Usually right next to the cash register is a stack of cards with "Pick of the Week" printed on the front and a unique code printed on the back. Grab a card with your coffee, type the code into iTunes, and start downloading a free song. It's a cool thing.
Well, the coffee giant has just sweetened the deal.