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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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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Information Stealing Applications

Third party applications on the Android market increased from about 15,000 in 2009 to about 150,000 in 2010. The problem with this increase is that there are rogue apps that steal the user’s personal information. This information can include call logs, information about placed and received calls, the user’s address book, browsing history, cached e-mails, and photos taken with the built in camera. With hundreds of millions of people using smartphones, this can be a huge problem. The solution to this problem comes in the form of a system called TISSA. TISSA allows for a kind of...

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Lollipop, Material Design, and You

With the recent release of Lollipop, there have been many overhauls in terms of design and functionality. While there were many functionally awesome things added to Lollipop, like filtered and priority notifications, device profiles, and others, we will instead shift our attention to the visual aspects. With the release of Lollipop, Google has decided to implement a set of visual guidelines and principles called Material Design. The purpose of Material Design is to give not only the Android OS UI a more unified and cohesive feel, but also the apps that developers make and put on the App...

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Twilight app helps improve your circadian rhythm(ability to fall asleep)

It is no secret that most people use their cellphone devices while they lay in bed at night before they sleep. Electronic devices like cellphones,computers,tablets ect.. emit a light called “blue light”.Research says that exposure to this light distorts your natural circadian rhythm and causes an inability to fall asleep. What is circadian rhythm disorder ? “circadian rhythm disorders is a continuous or occasional disruption of sleep patterns. The disruption results from either a malfunction in the “internal body clock” or a mismatch between the “internal...

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Your LastPass, Stolen

LastPass is a popular mobile application that allows users to set and store login credentials for websites. LastPass is convenient for those who cannot remember their credentials or do not wish to type them in each time they visit a website. LastPass is not the only password manager application in the Play store, though it is currently the most popular. As convenient as LastPass may appear at first glance, a recent security study shows that LastPass may actually do more harm than good, causing a user’s credentials to be compromised. All of the password managers currently in the Play store,...

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