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Starbucks delivery in 2015 teases coffee chain

Starbucks delivery in 2015 teases coffee chain

A periodic trip to Starbucks is a daily grind for many, but the coffee chain is looking to streamline that with the ability to not only order a drink through its app, but have it delivered too. The service - which will include both drinks and food items - is expected to launch in the second half of 2015, Starbucks confirmed, with chief exec Howard Schultz describing it as "our version of e-commerce on steroids." It's not the first attempt to use the Starbucks app in non-traditional ways, though the heat is on with the company failing to meet investor expectations.

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Starbucks for Android updates: Shake to Pay and tipping

Starbucks for Android updates: Shake to Pay and tipping

Starbucks aficionados with Android phones could easily have felt left out of the app fun, what with the iPhone version getting all the recent updates, but that's changing today with a new app for Google's OS. Fresh to Google Play today, the new app now supports digital tipping, a feature iPhone users have been taking advantage of since March, as well as Shake to Pay functionality.

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Starbucks goes on Gold card kill-spree over age goof

Starbucks goes on Gold card kill-spree over age goof

Starbucks could be facing a number of angry Gold Card holders this morning, with the coffee chain unexpectedly canceling accounts today over birthday confusion. Several Gold-status customers were notified by email that their cards have been deactivated because the Starbucks database lists them as being under the age of thirteen.

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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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