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What's really going on with the Starbucks mobile app information leak, and what you need to know

Earlier this week, security researcher Daniel Wood disclosed his findings on Starbucks' insecure handling of sensitive user information in their iPhone app. The sensitive information discovered includes usernames, passwords, emails, addresses, location data, and OAuth keys. While Wood's findings are valid, the interpretations of his findings have been inaccurate and exaggerated.

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Starbucks partners with Google for in-store Wi-Fi

Starbucks and Google have partnered to bring Google Wi-Fi service to over 7,000 Starbucks locations across the United States. Google is replacing AT&T as the provider for these locations.

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Starbucks the king of the mobile wallet apps in the U.S, accounts for most transactions

Mobile wallet apps are still taking off, but one company has soared to the top of the spend list; Starbucks. Reports suggest that U.S. customers spent $500 million using such apps during 2012, and that 'most' of that was spent in Starbucks using their own app.

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Steve Jobs' 2007 iPhone prank still gets local Starbucks orders for 4,000 lattes

Any true Apple fan will remember when Steve Jobs got up on stage and announced the first iPhone. You may also remember that one of his first calls was a prank call to a Starbucks location in California. He jokingly asked for 4,000 lattes to go and quickly said he was kidding and hung up. As it happens, this on-stage prank still spurs phones calls for the same order to that same Starbucks location.

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Starbucks for iPhone now supports iPhone 5

The Starbucks app for iPhone has finally been updated to support the iPhone 5's larger display. Starbucks has also added back the sound effect that was removed when stars were added to your cup. For those who don't like the sound, they can disable it in the Settings section.

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Apple paying less than 2% tax on overseas profits in the billions

Apple is paying less than 2% tax on its profits from overseas sales which are thought to be in the region of 37 billion dollars. The details were revealed in Apple’s 10K filing which was presented to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The news comes for UK newspaper The Guardian

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Passbook support comes to Starbucks customers in the UK and Canada

While Starbucks was fairly quick to roll out iPhone 5 and Passbook support in the U.S., their Canadian and UK apps languished in 2:3, non-Passbook purgatory... until today. Sort of. Starbucks has begun to update internationally, and they're ready to single-pull their way to iPhone-purchased specialty beverages both north of the border and across the pond. But still not in 16:9 iPhone format.

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Starbucks for iPhone updates with passbook support, still no iPhone 5 support

Starbucks has finally updated their iPhone app to offer support for Passbook, the new Apple app introduced in iOS 6. Starbucks had originally claimed that this update was coming at the end of September so, although late, it's great that it's finally here. However, it's disappointing that although this update does support iOS 6 and Passbook, it does not support the iPhone 5's larger screen.

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Starbucks to add Passbook support to its app by the end of the month

If you have updated to iOS 6 and were hoping to find a raft of apps that used Apple’s new Passbook app then you were in for a bit of a disappointment. As ever with apps that rely on third parties to populate them, it takes time when they are first released. Thankfully, Starbucks is going to have its app updated to support passbook by the end of this month, the news comes from Starbucks official Twitter account.

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Starbucks investing in Square, bringing mobile payments to US locations

Square, the trend-setting mobile payment system, has announced that they've been picked up by Starbucks. This fall, Starbucks will beging accepting mobile payments using Square throughout their 7,000 locations in the U.S.

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