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3 ways to use your Amex Platinum Uber credit while stuck at home

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Your credit card benefits can significantly offset the annual fee on a card — but that only applies if you actually can make use of the perks. For instance, one  [Read More…]

Carpooling options from Uber and Lyft are on pause due to Coronavirus

Uber Pool is no longer an option in the U.S. and Canada.

What you need to know Uber Pool and Lyft Line are both being temporarily suspended. These are services from the ridesharing companies that allow users to carpool. Both companies cite the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic as a result of these changes.

With the Coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, there’s been a nationwide push for social distancing to limit the virus’s potential  [Read More…]

Uber testing feature that lets some California drivers set their own fares

It’s one of several changes being made in response to California’s new gig-economy law.

What you need to know Uber is testing a feature that will let drivers set their own fares. It’s being tested in California, specifically by drivers picking up from airports in Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, and Sacramento. It will allow drivers to set fares in 10 percent increments, up to five times the Uber base price for the ride.

Uber is testing a  [Read More…]

Uber launches RideCheck to detect accidents with your smartphone

Available first in the U.S.

What you need to know Uber is launching its RideCheck feature for everyone in the United States. RideCheck uses your smartphone to automatically detect accidents or unusually long stops. Machine learning is used to avoid false positives with the detection.

Uber is rolling out a new feature for all of its users in the United States with the hope of keeping everyone — riders and drivers — as safe as possible. The  [Read More…]

This credit card just became one of the best ways to save on Uber rides

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The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express is already one of the best cash back cards on the market. For those who frequently use ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft, things just got even better.

Earn with Uber and Lyft

American Express has added a whole  [Read More…]

Uber Lite is a barebones version of the app that comes in at just 5MB

Uber Lite is making its way to India, and will expand to other emerging markets later this year.

India is one of Uber’s largest markets, and the ride-sharing service is doubling down in the country with a new lightweight version of its app. Dubbed Uber Lite, the app comes in at just 5MB, and is designed primarily to run on low-end hardware and 2G networks. The app strips out the vehicle animations, and you don’t even get  [Read More…]

How to book an Uber using Google Maps

You can now book an Uber without ever leaving Google Maps.

Previous versions of Google Maps showed tariff estimates and wait times for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, but an update rolled out earlier this year made it easier to book a ride without ever leaving Google Maps.

With the new ride services feature, you’ll see a price breakdown between various tiers, as well as a visual representation of drivers in your area. As long as  [Read More…]

Uber is bringing its food delivery service to India

Uber’s on-demand online food delivery service is coming to India.

Uber has announced that its standalone food delivery app UberEATS will be making its debut in India shortly. The service is currently available in 58 cities around the world, and will launch in at least six cities across India.

From UberEATS’ Asia Pacific head Allen Penn:

I am incredibly excited about bringing UberEATS to India. This is a significant investment, it spans multiple cities and regions,  [Read More…]

Now you can easily hail a ride from Uber or Lyft inside Google Maps

Why did it take so long for this kind of functionality to come to Google Maps?

Google has announced that you can now hail a ride from your preferred ride-sharing service directly through the Maps app. Tap on the icon of the guy hailing a ride and Maps will offer you a complete list of ride options, including special offers and promotions for both Uber and Lyft.

The Google Maps  [Read More…]

How to use Google Home to call an Uber

Google Home is supposed to be a digital assistant, so why not use it to call a car?

One of the first integrations announced with Google Home was Uber, meaning you can use your new smart connected speaker to seamlessly call a car to get you and your friends where you need to go. The problem, as is always the case with voice-activated interfaces, is that you don’t know how this all works until you try it  [Read More…]