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Google Wallet and Apple Pay continue to lose ground against… Starbucks?

Google Wallet and Apple Pay continue to lose ground against… Starbucks?  by Adam Blinderman   You might be surprised to know that 90% of all mobile payments in the U.S. were made at a Starbucks in 2013. I know I was. Every week 7 million mobile transactions are conducted at Starbucks, making up 16% of total transactions, with CEO Howard Schultz boasting the volume is growing by nearly 50% annually. How do they pull it off? It’s a mixture of their clientele base, the nature of grab-n-go coffee, and the fact Starbucks throws incentives and loyal customers who use their app....

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Tutorial for using Androids API 5.0 Camera package

This is a tutorial on implementing the use of the camera with the new Android 5.0 (Lollipop) API.  You will notice from the Android developer’s site that the previous API has been deprecated.  A Few things to make sure are done before starting. In the Android Manifest file, you will need to make sure to allow permissions for the app to sue the device’s camera. Below is the bit of code which is implemented within the <manifest> tag: <uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.CAMERA” /> The next part of this tutorial will show you what you will need to do to...

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[Tutorial] How to implement a custom listview adapter in Android Studio

Listciews are likely among the most used Android layout elements. They can be used to display results of a query, communication between one or more users, filesystems or any number of other things. While simple listviews containing one or two textviews per element are functional for basic applications, as your application grows in complexity they become lacking. Perhaps you’d like to display a photo within the list object, or perhaps more textviews, or any number of other things. In that situation you need a custom listview adapter, which is actually very simple to implement. The first...

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Trusted Place

You might not know this but you are actually unlocking your phone up to hundreds time a day. So, for your convenience, Google are implementing a brand new feature for unlocking you phone call “trusted place” on Android 5.0. This useful feature can let you set your home or office as a “trusted place” and once you are there Android will automatically disable your lock screen and reactivating it when you leave the “trusted place” This new feature is not available for a lot of Android user yet but you will be able to check this new feature out. As for right now, Android 5.0 Smart Lock...

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Google docs on mobile devices

What started as a simple drive is now a cloud system. Full of functionality only seen before on standalone applications provided by Microsoft office. User are now able to edit documents, spreadsheet and graphics online without having to download any applications. Microsoft attempts to compete with its release of Microsoft office 360, but the majority of users are already comfortable with google docs. Google docs are free and easier to use than Microsoft tools which give google a huge advantage. Microsoft is already working on a more comprehensive approach to google docs in order to keep...

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