Your Starbucks App Could Be Draining Your Bank Account Dry

What you need to know about Starbucks app fraud that can reach right into your bank account.

The Starbucks app is the key to a new scam where thieves are stealing money from your bank account or Paypal by hacking into the Starbucks app that sits on your iPhone or Android and sending out gift cards. In this new scheme criminals rely on weak passwords to login to your Starbucks account on […]

How to Add Starbucks Gift Card to App

Learn how to add a Starbucks gift card to the Starbucks app.

This guide will show you how to add a Starbucks gift card to the Starbucks app on iPhone or Android. If you receive a Starbucks Gift card for the holiday season or for your birthday, you can quickly add the gift card to the Starbucks app so that you always have it handy without carrying […]

Drink Ordering Coming to Starbucks for iPhone & More

Starbucks iPhone app updated with new features

Starbucks is no longer playing around with the possibility of letting its customers order their drinks without actually being in the store or at a service counter. This past Wednesday the company confirmed that it plans to let its customers order drinks through their Starbucks for iPhone and Android apps. Adam Brotman, who is Starbucks’ […]

Starbucks iPhone App Updates with Digital Tipping and Shake-to-Pay

Starbucks iPhone app updated with new features

Starbucks has updated its archaic iPhone app to version 3.0 with a fresh new coat of paint and some new features that many coffee lovers might enjoy. The app received an iOS 7 redesign, featuring not only a flatter and simpler look, but also a new navigation scheme that makes it easier to get around. […]

Starbucks App Feature Could Put iPhone Users in the Fast Lane


Waiting in line could be a thing of the past if the mobile ordering features Starbucks is testing at some locations work out. No, mobile ordering hasn’t made it to the Starbucks iPhone app yet, however the company’s Adam Brotman, confirmed to Bloomberg that it would allow users to place their drink orders in line […]

Starbucks Confirms Storing Unencrypted Passwords in iOS App (Update)


If you’re a big fan of using the Starbucks app on your iPhone, today’s news might make you change your mind. According to Computerworld, Starbucks confirmed that its iPhone app stored username and password data in plain text and unencrypted. This means that anyone with access to your phone can see your username and password […]

Mobile Payments: Starbucks Finds Success in Simplicity


When we hear of using smartphones to pay for goods, we often think about Google Wallet, ISIS, PayPal‘s new initiatives, or Square, but Starbucks is the rising star and one that has found success in this emerging, yet volatile, market. The retail coffee chain’s app, which is used to pay for beverage and food purchases […]

Starbucks Dumps Free iTunes Download Cards, Moves to Digital


In a nod to the environment, Starbucks is ending its free iTunes download cards where users can grab a physical card–the size of a business card–at a cafe counter and enter the special promo code in iTunes to download free content ranging from MP3s to books and apps. The program, according to the coffee chain, […]

Starbucks Now Accepts Square Wallet For Mobile Payments

Starbucks Square Wallet

Starting today smartphone users can buy their Starbucks coffee with Square Wallet at almost any location in the U.S. Now users can walk into any participating Starbucks, launch Square Wallet and look through the menu from their iPhone or Android phone. Unlike other businesses, Starbucks doesn’t allow Square Wallet users to order their items from […]

How to Setup Passbook with Starbucks on the iPhone

Tap to pay within the app

iOS 6 brings Passbook to the iPhone, allowing users to make payments at Starbucks without their wallet. Passbook is a central hub for giftcards, coupons, tickets and other types of passes. The great thing about passbook is that all the items mentioned before are available right on the iPhone for easy access. This helps get rid of […]

Starbucks Passbook Support for iOS 6 Arrives in Days

Starbucks Passbook iOS 6 iPhone 5

Starbucks will soon allow iPhone 5 and iOS 6 users to make payments with the new Passbook app, similar to the current gift card coffee payment options on the iPhone. Starbucks confirmed the upcoming Passbook integration, for mobile payments with a Starbucks card, in a tweet sent on Friday. The tweet doesn’t cover all details […]

Dunkin’ Donuts Launches Mobile Payment App For iPhone and Android

Donukin' Donuts mobile payments app

In an effort to keep up with Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts now has its own mobile payment app for iOS and Android. The new Dunkin’ Donuts app, is now available in the App Store and Google Play Store. The app uses a barcode system for mobile payments, similar to the Starbucks app before the company teamed […]

Starbucks Bringing Square Payment Tech to Its Cafes


Starbucks will be abandoning its cash registers at its cafes in favor of adopting Square‘s payment technology, which connects a credit card reader to an iPhone, iPad, or Android smartphone or tablet to accept credit card payments. The payment technology has been adopted by many small businesses and it will soon be found in over […]

Apple Expands iTunes Promotion at Starbucks to Include More Digital Content


Apple has a long partnership with Starbucks where the coffee chain would offer codes for free iTunes music download. However, in an age where almost every content you can imagine is going digital, Apple is expanding its iTunes promotion at Starbucks to encompass more different types of digital content. In the past week, Starbucks gave […]

Grab a Free App With Your Frappe at Starbucks Starting This Week

Shazam Encore

Starbucks kicks off a new program this week that delivers a free app along with your morning caffeine fix. Building on the success of the company’s pick of the week program that gives away an iTunes single each week, Starbucks is branching out into apps. The App Pick of The Week Program is offering Shazam Encore for free, a […]

Free Wi-Fi at Starbucks starting in July


Good news for everyone willing to pay $5.00 for a cup of coffee but not one cent for Wi-Fi hotspot access: Starbucks is finally lifting the registered customer-only restrictions on their in-store hotspot access starting next month. Let new construction of Starbucks offices begin!

Go Vote and Get Free Coffee at Starbucks


My wife and I went to Starbucks last night to grab a little peace and quiet. While waiting for our coffee, the barista told us to be sure and come back after we voted on Tuesday and get a free tall coffee. All you have to do is tell them who voted! Now – Go […]