Uber app nearly booted from iPhones following privacy concerns

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Apple came close to removing the ride sharing application from the App Store when it learned about secret tracking. The already controversial Uber app was recently nearly removed from Apple’s App Store. The iPhone maker discovered that the ride sharing company was continuing to track devices even after the mobile application was deleted. According to Uber, it was secretly tracking former users in order to avoid the risk of fraud. A new report showed that the Uber app secretly tagged devices and that this tracking tag remained even when the…

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Uber app to monitor drivers for unsafe driving habits

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The mobile application will detect sudden stops as well as when high speeds are reached. The mobile Uber app is going to do more than just helping people to get from point A to point B. The application will use smartphone sensors to check up on the driver’s safe road use. This is meant to discourage drivers from speeding or from road habits that lead to frequently slamming on the brakes. The ride sharing company announced widespread testing of these new mobile app features. The company is testing the Uber…

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Could using a portable phone charger bring you the lowest Uber fares?

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The rideshare company revealed customers with dying smartphone batteries are more likely to accept surge pricing. While Uber has been quite open about the fact that it uses surge pricing at times of top demand, such as New Year’s Eve, it could be that a portable phone charger might one day make the difference in whether or not a customer will be paying more. The Uber mobile app is able to detect when a user’s smartphone battery life is low and how that impacts willingness to pay. Uber has revealed…

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Mobile app brings Uber to Canadian “cottage country”

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The smartphone application is meant to help cottagers to be able to avoid drinking and boating. The popular mobile app from Uber that helps participants in the increasingly popular ride sharing program has now expanded to an entirely new area and vehicle as it helps to provide Canadian cottagers who were traveling away from the cities for the May long weekend with a way to be able to enjoy drinking alcohol while avoiding getting into a boat after doing so. In essence, the Uber application has given people in the…

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Mobile app market shows popularity in surprising areas

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Although mobile app development may be for specific regions they can still rank highly where they are not served. The mobile app market can be a confusing place, and this trend has taken a new step up as applications have started showing up as having high ranks even in areas that they do not serve. This situation has been observed in on-demand ridesharing, black car, and taxi services. These applications, from companies such as Uber and Lyft, have been seeing extremely rapid growth in countries and cities around the world.…

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