Starbucks Canada iPhone app launches, shows how to execute mobile payment

Canadians buying eggnog lattes today at their local Starbucks will be able to pay using their iPhone, as Starbucks Coffee Canada launches its mobile payment app.iPhone users downloading the Starbucks Canada app will

Published on: November 8th, 2011 Brian Jackson

NFC uses beyond mobile payment: romance, storage and magic

By now you're likely familiar with near-field communications (NFC)technology and its ability to help process mobile payments. But NFC's boosters think it's capable of more, oh, so much more.During the NFC Summit at

Published on: October 28th, 2011 Brad Reed

Canadians cautious about mobile payment security

While many Apple observers were disappointed with the debut of the iPhone 4S this week, it’s not the lack of a near field communications (NFC) chip that’s irking Canadians. Many consumers expected a

Published on: October 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Google Wallet and NFC security: guarding against ‘sharks with lasers’

The emergence of mobile payments may offer another convenient way to pay, but does it also open up a door for hackers to pick your pocket? This month, the first field trial of

Published on: September 29th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Google Wallet put to field test in San Francisco

The much-anticipated Google Wallet app debuts today--for now, available only on the Sprint Nexus S 4G phone. The app is the latest to use Near Field Communications (NFC) technology to facilitate payments--customers pay

Published on: September 20th, 2011 Megan Geuss

Express IT: Mobile payments will be best cash alternative

Cash might be king, but it's more common to not actually carry any of it around these days. Consumers are more likely to pay with a debit or credit card for even small

Published on: August 31st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Smartphones of the future: the designs and features to expect

As you're reading this article, developers, engineers, and product designers are working on the next great mobile technology. The mobile world is rapidly changing: Smartphones have gone from portable messaging and email devices

Published on: August 12th, 2011 Ginny Mies

Why it’s still too early to adopt mobile payments

If you're anywhere close to my age, you might remember the late Orson Wells making a pitch for Paul Masson saying, "We will sell no wine before its time." That boast may have

Published on: June 28th, 2011 Bill Snyder

5 possible products Apple will unveil this weekend

By Jared Newman Out of nowhere, Apple is rumored to reveal a new product over the weekend, sending Apple Stores into lockdown mode on Saturday night to prepare. It's a strange little rumor,

Published on: May 18th, 2011 IDG News Service

Visa bringing digital wallet service to Canada this fall

Visa's plan to launch a digital wallet system in the U.S. and Canada this fall is by far the largest and most ambitious of any similar initiative announced by credit card processors, banks

Published on: May 13th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Android’s tasty ‘Gingerbread’ update supports NFC

Android 2.3 (more deliciously and seasonally appropriately known as "Gingerbread") isn't a huge overhaul of Google's mobile operating system, but the whole interface feels more refined and more responsive. In addition, Google has

Published on: December 13th, 2010 Ginny Mies

Race begins in Canada to cash in on mobile phone payments

Early in the race to get Canadians buying things with their mobile phones, MasterCard might be ahead by a nose, but Visa has unveiled a wiser partner choice, says an analyst. The two

Published on: June 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson