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Stories by Michelle Ruhfass

Starbucks Offers Square Wallet Beginning Today
By Michelle Ruhfass on Thursday November 08, 2012

Starbucks extends mobile payment choice and convenience to its customers at participating U.S. stores

New NFC Controller Interface Specification Makes It Easier to Deliver a Broad Range of NFC Devices and Solutions
By Michelle Ruhfass on Thursday November 08, 2012

Standardized Interface from NFC Forum Supports Devices from Mobile Phones to PCs

Apple delays iTunes 11 until the end of November
By Michelle Ruhfass on Wednesday October 31, 2012

Apple's highly anticipated refresh of iTunes looks like it is causing a bit of a headache for the Cupertino giant. In a statement to AllThingsD, Apple's Tom Neumayr claimed that "The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right." iTunes 11 was scheduled to hit desktops in October but is now scheduled to arrive before the end of November.

Evernote refreshes Skitch for Android
By Michelle Ruhfass on Tuesday October 30, 2012

Evernote has released an update to its Skitch Android app that includes a new feature set as well as improved Evernote integration. New features include a redesigned home screen, new tools that include Pixelate, Highlighter, and Panning for enhancing photos from your gallery. An Evernote powered sync lets users traverse easily to Skitch Notes from any mobile or desktop device without skipping a beat. Skitch 2.0 is available now from the Google Play Store.

MetroPCS Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
By Michelle Ruhfass on Tuesday October 30, 2012

Enhanced Google Voice Search for iPhone, iPad arrives to take on Apple's Siri
By Michelle Ruhfass on Tuesday October 30, 2012

Google has just announced that its answer to rival Apple's Siri voice search is now available to iOS users. Google Voice Search for iOS is expected to offer the best search results to end users by using what Google claims to be the most advanced voice recognition technology available. The new Google voice search app is available now for download.

Android-powered LG Spectrum 2 for Verizon available today for $99
By Michelle Ruhfass on Tuesday October 30, 2012

Verizon has added a new smartphone to its 4G LTE lineup, the Spectrum 2 by LG. The new Android-powered device features a large 4.7-inch HD resolution display and offers wireless charging to users at a reasonable price of $99.

Ultra Mobile Unveils New Standard in Wireless Industry with First $49-a-Month Unlimited US Talk, Text, 4G Data Plan to Include 1000 Minutes of Free International Calls
By Michelle Ruhfass on Tuesday October 30, 2012

Mobile Telecom Company Targets Frequent International Callers with No-Contract Monthly Plans That Eliminate Need for Prepaid Calling Cards, Work with Any Unlocked Phone with SIM Card

AT&T, Google, Starbucks Back 'PMA' Wireless Power Ecosystem and Open Standard
By Michelle Ruhfass on Tuesday October 30, 2012

Global Leaders Join Board of the Power Matters Alliance

Google Play Store surpasses 700k Android app milestone
By Michelle Ruhfass on Tuesday October 30, 2012

According to the search giant, Google's Play Store, previously known as the Android Market, now offers over 700,000 apps to its Android smartphone and tablet users. The reported milestone comes on the heels of yesterday's unveiling of Google's new Nexus 4 smartphone, the new Nexus 10 tablet, and an updated Nexus 7 tablet. Google is gaining much needed traction against rival Apple, which announced in September that it had also passed the 700k app threshold.