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Who has the best public WiFi? OpenSignal tells us

Who has the best public WiFi? OpenSignal tells us

OpenSignal, who know a whole lot about signal strength and finding the best signal, have released a report detailing which public WiFi is the best. Their information rates hotel chains, Starbucks WiFi, and even WiFi versus LTE. In combing the report, we found some things you might be surprised to find.

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Starbucks order-ahead pilot this year for quicker caffeination

Starbucks order-ahead pilot this year for quicker caffeination

Starbucks is aiming to allow coffee drinkers to order ahead of time, with the cafe chain planning to kick off a pilot scheme later in the year. The trial was announced by Adam Brotman, chief digital officer at Starbucks, today, and would presumably build upon the company's existing mobile apps.

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How to charge your iPhone wirelessly at Starbucks

How to charge your iPhone wirelessly at Starbucks

Now that Starbucks and Duracell are rolling out a nationwide wireless charging initiative at Starbucks stores, will it work with your phone? Not a lot of us have phones that can accept a charge via a contact pad like the Powermat Starbucks will be using. Especially those with iPhones, which has never had any method of wireless charging. That’s changed, though, and we’ll tell you how you can charge your iPhone wirelessly at Starbucks in the near future.

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Starbucks rolling out wireless charging stations

Starbucks rolling out wireless charging stations

Starbucks has introduced a new way for its customers to charge up their devices: wireless charging stations. The new offering is rolling out now, having kicked off with the company's San Francisco stores. If you're not in that area and want to take advantage of the feature, you might have to wait a while: the roll out is planned over the next three years.

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Starbucks iPhone app adds digital tipping

Starbucks iPhone app adds digital tipping

Starbucks has updated its iPhone app to support digital tipping, said by the coffee shop to be one of the most-requested features from its users, while Android support will come later in the year. The new app has also been aesthetically redesigned to make it easier to navigate and fit in with iOS 7's design style, as well as giving more ready access to details in the My Starbucks Rewards scheme.

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Starbucks: We’ve patched the iOS app security goof

Starbucks: We’ve patched the iOS app security goof

Starbucks has reacted to the news that its iOS mobile app stores passwords and other personal details in easily-extracted cleartext, updating the app to address the security flaws, though insisting that there have been no reported cases of actual exploits so far. The Starbucks iOS app was found to save each user's password, username, and email address, along with geolocation tracking data as unencrypted text, a huge potential security hazard that the coffee company now says it's patching.

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Google Starbucks WiFi deal boots AT&T for faster speeds [UPDATE]

Google Starbucks WiFi deal boots AT&T for faster speeds [UPDATE]

Tough loss for AT&T, which will lose some business from Starbucks thanks to a new deal with Google that will see 7,000 Starbucks locations replaced with Google WiFi in order to provide faster speeds. The transition will happen over the next 18 months, and Google claims coffee drinkers will experience speeds 10-times faster than AT&T's offerings.

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AT&T, Google, and Starbucks join the Power Matters Alliance

AT&T, Google, and Starbucks join the Power Matters Alliance

The Power Matters Alliance, which is a wireless power standards group formed by Duracell's Powermat and Procter & Gamble (parent company of Duracell), is aiming to create wireless power standards for smartphones and other devices under the IEEE's guidelines. Big companies such as AT&T, Google, and Starbucks have signed up and are now backing the group.

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Square hits Starbucks in early-November; Save your tips until Summer 2013

Square hits Starbucks in early-November; Save your tips until Summer 2013

Starbucks will kick off its Square payments system in early November, with the system expanding to support digital tipping for your favorite barista in summer 2013. The news follows the addition of Starbucks loyalty card to Apple's Passbook in iOS 6, and will see around 7,000 US locations taking the Square Wallet payments from next month.

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Starbucks iOS app now supports Apple’s Passbook

Starbucks iOS app now supports Apple’s Passbook

We all know you have a secret Starbucks addiction that you just can't seem to kick, but that's okay -- we're right there with you. If you happen to have a new iPhone 5 or if you upgraded to iOS 6, you'll be pleased to know that the Starbucks iOS app has added support for Passbooks, meaning you can pay for that Venti White Chocolate Mocha right through your phone.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 8, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 8, 2012

We've officially reached the middle of the week, folks - only two more days to go and then the weekend is here once again. Today we didn't have too many stories about the ongoing trial between Apple and Samsung, but what we did get was huge. A rather damning 132-page report surfaced in court today, which shows Samsung attempting to differentiate the original Galaxy S from the iPhone specifically, and we looked at the difference between competitive analysis and flat out copying as a result of the report. On the lighter side of things, Conan O' Brien had a bit of fun with the trial on last night's show, so be sure to give that a look.

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SlashGear 101: How will I pay for Starbucks with my iPhone in the near future?

SlashGear 101: How will I pay for Starbucks with my iPhone in the near future?

This week eBay board member and CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz spearheaded an investment by the coffee giant in the mobile payment company Square. This is not the same acquisition-type situation that occurred back in 2002 when eBay picked up PayPal, but it could end up having many of the same giant results as that deal did. Speaking with Wired on the subject of this business tie, Schultz noted that after seeing a presentation about Square earlier this year, "it was very obvious to me that this was a game-changer."

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