Posts Tagged ‘Uber’

With iOS 10 now available for anyone with a compatible device, app developers are pushing updates versions of their apps out to the App Store, with those apps taking advantage of any new APIs and features that iOS 10 brings to the table. Two of those are the ability for apps to tie directly into Siri and Maps. Both of those features are at the heart of a new update to the Uber app, and they make for a pretty cool update indeed.

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Self-driving cars may once be thought of as a Google thing, but everyone seems to have an autonomous car in the works these days, and taxi firm Uber is no different. Starting today riders in Pittsburgh could find them being driven around by a computer, rather than a human being, and that’s super awesome.

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Uber is launching a new hot air balloon that will see users request a balloon for themselves in much the same way as cars are requested today.

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Uber may have created an all new way of getting a ride to and from places thanks to its super easy to use app and fleet of drivers eager to take advantage of even the slightest whiff of surge pricing, but there has always been one problem with the service that has put many off using it. While ordering a car for immediate pickup is a thing of wonder when all you need to do is tap a few buttons, sometimes there are occasions where ordering the car in advance would be preferential.

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Uber has just launched a new feature called Trip Tracker which lets a Family Profile administrator track family members in real time on a live map. Here’s how it works.

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Uber has finally released the first official photo of its self-driving car after nearly a year of testing in Pittsburgh. This is what it looks like.

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Uber is currently testing a new change which could see the company start charging riders by the minute, if they’re two minutes too late. Here’s everything you need to know.

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If you’re a regular user of Uber, and enjoy the flexibility and convenience that it provides, then it’s probably about time you started giving your driver a tip to maintain your glowing Uber passenger reputation. As part of the recent astronomical $100 million settlement agreed to, officials at Uber have confirmed that its drivers will now be allowed to request monetary tips from passengers at the end of every ride, and since there’s no physical way in the app to reward your driver’s cheery attitude, nor does Uber plan on adding such an option, it’s looking likely that you’ll need to pay it forward with cold, hard cash.

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Uber has launched a new Family Profiles feature in select regions, allowing family members there to share the service using just the one payment source. Here’s how it works.

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Uber has a hidden VIP program for regular customers in certain regions. Here are the details on how to unlock and what the program has to offer.

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Those lucky individuals who own an Amazon Echo will be impressed with the continuous ongoing improvements that are being thrown at the platform. Amazon has pushed out a feature update that sees a collaboration with Swedish music streaming service Spotify come into play. The world’s biggest music streaming service is now compatible with the hardware manufactured by one of the world’s biggest online retail firms. And that’s not all, today’s update also adds support for ordering an Uber right from Echo.

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Uber today announced a few changes to its logotype, app icons and other parts of its identity in celebration of expanding its service to 400 cities, theming the changes after the concept of bits and atoms.

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