Uber's Creepy Update: New Features Turn Friends Into Destinations
Uber is one of the most helpful tools to ease the pain of commuting from one place to another. When learned about the application, many supported it by utilizing it and promoting it through the online community. However, it seems like Uber is adding up features that would not attract consumers but instead unleash the creep inside them.
Uber Adds Snapchat Filters, Application Lets You Track Your Friends' Location
A news report told that Uber has revealed two of its new updates in their driving application. First is the custom Snapchat filter that would only be used during a ride in an Uber. This update would eventually take your selfies online and would be publicly posted. In one of Uber statements, it admitted that riders would get to see a Snap card in their own feed. Once clicked, consumers should choose from the variety of Snapchat filters in the application. After the selfie is done, just swipe to the right.
Some believed that the Snapchat update is somehow not connected to what the driving application should look like. However, some also don't brush off the idea that it could be a form of entertainment while taking an Uber ride.
The next update is explained by the company with this statement:
Where are you? Where's that again? These are common questions we ask friends and family when meeting up. If you're catching up with friends when out of town, meeting your sister at the mall, or joining coworkers for drinks, now you can skip the back and forth. Just Uber directly to them!
Instead of rushing to look for an address to find a friend, you could just sync in their contact numbers in the application. Then, they would eventually receive a notification regarding this and once they accepted it, Uber would locate their destination giving you an access to your friends' current place.
Some think it's creepy while others believed that it so much essential in their lives as they struggle to locate the whereabouts of the people closest to them.
Apple Sells Refurbished Smartwatch Series 1 And 2 At Discounted Rates
Here’s why you should keep an eye on Apple’s Smartwatch Series 1 and 2.
Acer Releases 'World's Thinnest Convertible Laptop' In India, Price And Specs Revealed
Finally a handy laptop made by Acer, Spin 7.
Apple AirPods Are Surprisingly Better Than Apple Watch, Product Reviews Say It All
Did Apple AirPods prove its worth to the product’s consumers?
Google Offered $30 Billion To Purchase Snapchat
Google floated an offer of at least $30 billion to buy Snapchat.
The Uber Drama Continues, Over 1,100 Employees Want Travis Kalanick Back
More than 1,000 Uber employees so far have shown their support for their embattled former leader Travis Kalanick by circulating a petition to reinstate him.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Fitness Expert, Jolene Cherry, Explains How to Build Good Fitness Habits Using Tech
Cherry explores several different technology gizmos and gadgets to keep in mind when the initial burst of fitness motivation runs dry.
How Do Personal Emergency Response Systems Work?
Personal emergency response systems, known as PERS for short, are systems that help people to raise the alarm and get immediate help when a medical or personal emergency occurs. They are ideal for older people and anyone with a mobility issue or an injury or illness that can cause falls.
Eight Must-Have Tools to Keep Your Car Out of Garage
We all dread taking our car to a garage for repairs. We might just want to avoid the inconvenience of being off the road or maybe the costs associated, which can even lead to knock-on effects on things like our holiday plans.
6 Hacks for Students to Choose a Laptop While on a Budget
The modern world tries to drown us in the sea of choices. One can’t simply buy a laptop - there are hundreds of laptops around and sometimes our budget becomes the only real limitation we can rely on. But how to choose other parameters to get the best laptop possible?