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Uber Planning to Add Mini Games to iPhone App to Play During a Ride

Tuesday June 4, 2024 7:58 am PDT by
Uber appears to be planning to offer mini games that can be played within its iPhone app, according to hidden code in the app. MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris discovered several references to the ability to load games in the latest version of the Uber app, released on Monday. One line of code says that the gaming feature will require an internet connection. It is unclear when Uber...
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Uber Eats Rolling Out Support for Tracking Orders on iPhone's Lock Screen and Dynamic Island

Tuesday May 2, 2023 8:07 am PDT by
Uber Eats has started rolling out Live Activities support around the world, allowing iPhone users to easily track their order on the Lock Screen and in the Dynamic Island. The feature is available to a small percentage of users in the latest version of the Uber Eats app, and it will be available more widely within the next week or so. Live Activities is an iOS 16 feature that allows iPhone...
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Uber Rides Now Easier to Track on iPhone's Lock Screen and Dynamic Island as Live Activities Expands Worldwide

Wednesday February 22, 2023 3:00 am PST by
Uber today announced it is updating its iPhone app with Live Activities support in over 1,200 cities around the world following several months of testing. The new version of the app will be available on the App Store starting this morning. Live Activities is an iOS 16 feature that allows iPhone users to stay on top of real-time events right on the Lock Screen on all iPhones and in the...
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Uber Rolling Out CarPlay Support for Driver App

Thursday February 9, 2023 6:59 pm PST by
Uber is adding CarPlay support to its Driver app, allowing the iPhone app to be accessed from a vehicle's dashboard display, according to TechCrunch. The report says CarPlay integration should be available to all Uber drivers in the U.S. by the end of the month. Image Credit: Uber via TechCrunch As on the iPhone, the CarPlay version of the app allows Uber drivers to view a map with surge...
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Uber and Uber Eats Apps Preparing to Support Live Activities Feature on iPhone

Monday December 5, 2022 1:00 pm PST by
iOS 16.1 was released in September with support for Live Activities in third-party apps. The feature allows iPhone users to stay on top of real-time events, such as a sports game or a food delivery order, right on the Lock Screen. Live Activities are also displayed in the Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. In June, Apple previewed Live Activities support for Uber,...
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Uber's Apple Watch App No Longer Works

Monday January 10, 2022 10:40 am PST by
Uber appears to have silently ended support for its Apple Watch app last month, and multiple Uber users have noticed that they are no longer able to hail a ride from their wrists. Curiously, Uber has not removed the Uber Apple Watch app from the App Store. The app is still able to be downloaded and installed on an Apple Watch, but opening it up reveals a poorly-worded message about dropped...
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Uber iOS App Could Soon Include Augmented Reality Directions for Finding Your Driver

Tuesday March 30, 2021 1:29 pm PDT by
Uber appears to be working on an augmented reality walking directions feature designed to help Uber users find the appropriate vehicle and driver in a crowded area. Mentions of augmented reality function were discovered in the Uber iOS app code by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser. From Uber's augmented reality assisted pickup patent "Tap to enter AR walking experience," reads the code, which ...

Uber Eats Gains Apple Pay Support

Wednesday April 17, 2019 9:33 am PDT by
Apple Pay is now available as a payment option in the Uber Eats food delivery app for the first time, allowing users who make food orders to pay with a credit or debit card stored in the Wallet app. The addition of ‌Apple Pay‌ will make food ordering through Uber Eats a more streamlined process as payments will be able to be approved with Face ID or Touch ID instead of through full billing...
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Uber Riders in Select Cities Can Now Buy Snacks, Electronics, and More Following Partnership With 'Cargo'

Friday July 20, 2018 5:42 am PDT by
Uber this week announced a partnership with startup "Cargo," which aims to increase the wages of rideshare drivers by providing them with small containers filled with goods that riders can buy during their trips (via TechCrunch). Despite the new partnership with Uber, Cargo will still support drivers of other ridesharing apps. Cargo works by providing drivers with a free Cargo box filled...
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Uber Updates iOS App With New Features Aimed at Simplifying Pickups

Monday July 16, 2018 6:44 am PDT by
Uber today announced new tools for its iOS app that aim to simplify and streamline stressful pickup situations for both riders and drivers. To start, there's a new "Spotlight" feature that will light up the rider's iPhone display with a bright, color-specific hue. The driver will be notified to which color has been chosen, so when the rider holds their iPhone in the air they'll know exactly...
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Uber Announces Partners for Expansion Into Car Rentals and Public Transport

Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:25 am PDT by
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi today announced a series of updates and expansions coming to the Uber mobile app, which will provide users with "a great variety of transportation modes" all in one place. Uber's new updates include the ability for customers to gain access to bikes, car rentals, and public transportation tickets, all in addition to the app's traditional ride-hailing services. To...
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Uber and Waymo Agree to Settle Case Involving Uber's Alleged Theft of Self-Driving Technology

Friday February 9, 2018 7:59 am PST by
Over the past five days, Uber and Waymo have been entangled in a court case over Waymo's allegations that Uber stole its self-driving LiDAR system. Today, the two companies have announced that they reached a settlement agreement, under which Uber will pay Waymo a 0.34 equity stake, "amounting to about $245 million at Uber's recent $72 billion valuation" (via CNBC). Additionally, Uber has...
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Uber's Latest App Update Restores Siri and Apple Maps Integrations

Wednesday February 7, 2018 5:41 am PST by
Uber yesterday updated its iPhone app, and while the release notes do not mention any specific changes, the latest version appears to re-enable the ability to request a vehicle for pickup using Siri or Apple Maps. After updating the Uber app, we were successfully able to ask Siri to hail us a ride, while tapping on the Ride tab in Apple Maps once again listed Uber as one of the ride-hailing...

Uber's Siri and Apple Maps Integrations Have Disappeared

Wednesday January 31, 2018 7:52 pm PST by
Uber's latest app update appears to have removed several important iOS integrations, with the service now unavailable to both Siri and Apple Maps. If you ask Siri to get you an Uber, a feature that has been available since the launch of iOS 10, Siri will say that Uber hasn't activated that feature. In the "Siri & Search" section of the Uber options in the Settings app, there's also no longer a ...
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Hackers Stole Data From 57 Million Uber Drivers and Customers, Uber Paid $100K to Hide Attack

Tuesday November 21, 2017 1:42 pm PST by
Uber suffered a massive data breach last year that exposed the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers, reports Bloomberg. The attack occurred in October of 2016 and included personal information from 50 million Uber riders and 7 million Uber drivers. Two hackers reportedly accessed a private GitHub repository used by Uber's software engineers and then used those credentials to...
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Uber Removing Apple-Granted API That Could Have Let it Record a User’s iPhone Screen [Updated]

Thursday October 5, 2017 1:50 pm PDT by
When the Apple Watch was first released, Apple gave Uber what's known as an "entitlement" to run a special API to improve performance of the Uber app on the wrist worn device. That entitlement made headlines today when security researchers told Gizmodo that Uber could have used it to record a user's iPhone screen even with the Uber app just running in the background. In a statement, Uber...
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Uber App Offers Basic Sign Language Tips to Chat With Deaf or Hard of Hearing Drivers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:54 am PDT by
Uber has rolled out an update to its iOS app that enables riders to learn basic sign language on the go so they can communicate better with deaf and hard-of-hearing drivers. Uber announced the new feature in a post on its website, where it said the ride-hailing service had "thousands" of deaf drivers in the United States alone, and that the update was in support of National Deaf Awareness...
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Uber Adding Feature to Let Drivers Provide More Rider Feedback

Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:32 am PDT by
Uber today introduced a new feature for its iOS app that allows drivers to provide feedback when giving a rider a rating of less than five stars. As outlined by The Verge, drivers are now asked "what went wrong" when providing a four star rating or lower. Drivers can then choose from reasons like wait time, patience, number of riders, attitude, wanted a new route, or other. Riders who...
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Uber Falls in Line With Settings in iOS 11 That Limit Use of Location Services

Thursday September 21, 2017 3:42 am PDT by
Uber has updated its iOS app to fall in line with new options in iOS 11 that let users limit an app's use of location services (via The Verge). With iOS 11 installed, it's possible to restrict the gathering of location data by any third-party app so that it can only access the device's location status when the app is in use. Uber has faced criticism in the past for tracking users'...
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Uber to Pull Feature Allowing Riders to Be Tracked for Five Minutes After a Trip

Monday August 28, 2017 11:43 pm PDT by
In an effort to better protect user privacy and improve its image, Uber has decided to remove a background GPS tracking feature that allows riders to be tracked for up to five minutes after a ride ends, reports Reuters. Uber is expected to announce the privacy change starting on Tuesday, with the update expected to roll out to iPhone users this week. The same update will be made to Android...