When it comes to paying for your drinks at Starbucks, there are several ways that you can go about doing it besides using cash or your credit card. There is the Starbucks app and Apple Pay, for example. However, it seems that over in Japan, Starbucks has come up with a new and novel way of paying for your drinks through a specially-created pen.
Earlier this month, eagle-eyed fans of Game of Thrones spotted in an episode of the show that there was a Starbucks cup in a scene that somehow made it past the editors. It was kind of hilarious to see how Starbucks had somehow found its way into the world of Westeros, further playing on the perception of how Starbucks seems to be everywhere.
From time to time during filming, there are little gaffes and mistakes that are made that somehow manage to escape everyone’s attention until the show or film has been released. It seems that HBO’s Game of Thrones is no exception to this because according to eagle-eyed viewers, it seems that someone left a Starbucks cup on a table in a scene in the latest episode of the series.
It will now be easier for you to get your Starbucks fix delivered to your doorstep. The coffee chain has long allowed customers to place orders for pickup through its app and it’s now making it possible for them to get Starbucks without having to leave their home, provided they’re living in select markets.
Starbucks already allows users several ways of ordering their coffee. They can do so the normal way by going to a store and placing their order. However if they’re too busy, they can also make an order via the Starbucks app and pick it up when they arrive. However if you’re really too busy (or too lazy) to make a trip to the store, you can start relying on Uber […]
Most of us are socially aware to know that watching porn in public is not the right thing to do, especially if you’re in a very public and crowded setting like a Starbucks. However Starbucks does provide free WiFi to its customers which means that technically they can do whatever they want.
If you buy your coffee at Starbucks often and don’t like to use cash and would prefer the convenience of mobile payments, you’ll be pleased to learn that the Starbucks app for Android has recently been updated to version 4.1.1 where it will now support users reloading the card using Google Pay.
Public WiFi is great if you’re in a foreign country and have no access to the internet, or if you’re out and don’t want to tether your phone to your laptop. Unfortunately public WiFi does carry certain risks, such as being hacked or having your data intercepted, or in the case of Stensul CEO Noah Dinkin, having your laptop hijacked and used to mine cryptocurrency.
Despite primarily being known for its coffee, Starbucks is an F&B outlet that has been quick to embrace all kinds of tech. For example the company has installed wireless chargers in some of its outlets to allow for wireless charging. They’ve also created mobile apps that let users pay of their orders and also to pre-order their drinks before they arrive.
Apple’s new iPhones will finally support wireless charging, although we should note that they support the Qi wireless charging standard. Given that there are a couple of different standards in existence, it does seem to indicate that there will be some accessories that won’t work with the iPhones.
A couple of weeks ago Starbucks announced that soon, users of Apple’s iMessage platform would be able to send and receive Starbucks gift cards through the messaging app. For those who do frequent Starbucks and also use iMessage, you’ll be pleased to learn that you will be able to do that now.
Starbucks launched its mobile ordering system back in 2015 which allowed users to bypass the line at its stores and pick up their order that they placed and paid for using the mobile app. However, it has been the victim of its own success in one way. Starbucks customers in popular locations prefer to use the system to place their order and pay for it before they’ve even arrived at […]
With the introduction of iOS 10, Apple has kind of overhauled its Messages app. Where previously it was an app that allowed users to send and receive SMS or iMessages, the app now does much more and comes with its own app store and stickers where users can use it to spice up their conversations.
One of the features of the Starbucks app is that it allows users to place an order before they arrive at the store. This means that instead of waiting in line, you’ll be able to make your order and by the time you arrive, you’ll be good to go. But what if you’re driving? The good news is that it looks like Starbucks has you covered.
We’ve all been there where upon returning from a holiday in a foreign country, we’re left with spare change that’s just too small to bother changing back to local currency. What we do is we keep it and tell ourselves we can use it for our next trip, but if you wanted a more practical way to use that change, you’re in luck.
A couple of days ago, a leaked Starbucks memo seemed to hint that the coffee chain company and Niantic were planning something big, and sure enough those plans have since been revealed. It was initially thought that this could be the highly awaited 100 Pokemon update, but it turns out that it isn’t.
According to a report from last week, datamining efforts have revealed that Niantic has an update planned for Pokemon GO that will see the release of 100 new Pokemon from the Pokemon Gold/Silver version of the franchise. It was also rumored that the update would arrive in December.
Next time you’re in a Starbucks, you can pick up a gift card for a popular ride-sharing service along with your coffee. Lyft has made physical gift cards worth $20 that it’s going to sell through Starbucks coffee shops across the U.S. The gift card provides the user with $20 in ride credit which they can use via the app. As an incentive to get people to buy these cards, […]
Starbucks is a company known for their coffee (and to a certain extent, their tea selection as well). However the company has dabbled in mobile ventures in the past, such as creating their own Starbucks app that lets customers order coffee in advance, and even lets customers pay for their purchases using the app as well.
Are you a heavy coffee drinker, or perhaps a casual one who loves to hang out at Starbucks no matter where you go simply because you love the consistency of the drinks regardless of which outlet in the many countries in which you have visited? Well, if you have answered in the affirmative, then you would surely have seen the Starbucks app on iOS and Android platforms function as a […]