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The big problems facing the concept of mobile payments are the lack of participating stores and the lack of public awareness. What the system needs is a big name to get involved. How about Starbucks? Yeah, that should do it.

Only this isn’t mobile payments as you know it; this is something a bit more special. Read more

Starbucks adds mobile payments: trade iPhone or BlackBerry for coffeeWhether you use an iPhone, iPod touch or BlackBerry smartphone, you can now forget the cash and instead use your trusty gadget to buy your cup of Joe. The Starbucks Card mobile app for BlackBerry and iOS is now being accepted in nearly 6,800 U.S. company-operated Starbuck stores. Is this the future of mobile payments?

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Yesterday my iPhone 4 was stolen. It was two weeks old. The poor baby was snagged from Starbucks by map-wielding hoodlums in a classic distraction trick. As I used it to record an interview, they swooped in with tube maps, seeming to ask for directions. One distracted us, the other swiped my iPhone 4. In a minute, it was gone. But with MobileMe and its handy Find My iPhone feature, surely I’d be able to track it and the thieves down. Well, yes and no…

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nano-1The tree’s looking sparkly, the Turkey’s been defrosted and the kids are happily battering each other on the Wii. Just one minor issue: you’ve not got any presents. But fear not: here are some perfect gift ideas that’ll get the everyone cooing come Friday morning. Just remember if you buy ‘em online, Santa won’t deliver until after Christmas morn’!

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redYour predilection for pricey gadgets that need upgrading every year needn’t mean you turn your back on charity. And seeing as today is World Aids Day, you can do your bit for charity (Red) by heading over its (Product) Red store now and indulging your passion for bleeding edge tech. Whatever you stump up for, a percentage will go to the Global Found to eliminate AIDS in Africa. You can’t say fairer than that.

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starbucksSick of plonking yourself down in your favourite coffee chain only to find you need to stump up for the Wi–Fi? Well a new deal between Starbucks and BT Openzone means that such online disasters are over. Read on and we’ll tell you just how this new hook up works.

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We’ve had word from a Starbucks insider that the coffee chain will begin offering completely free Wi-Fi access next year, letting gadget-owners hop online without a T-Mobile account.

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