Uber App Icon Design

The reason why Uber’s new app icon is excruciatingly mediocre

By on February 6, 2016 at 2:30 PM.

The reason why Uber’s new app icon is excruciatingly mediocre

Even though Uber is only about 6 years old at this point, the company last week rolled out a redesign for its entire brand. In doing so, Uber completely changed its highly recognizable icon into something that looks like it belongs on the front face of a credit card.

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UberRUSH Delivery

Uber is taking product delivery to the next level

By on January 28, 2016 at 11:30 PM.

Uber is taking product delivery to the next level

After testing its delivery service in New York City for months, UberRUSH finally launched in October of last year. If you read our review, you already know how effective (and affordable) the service can be, but this week, Uber made it even easier for businesses to utilize UberRUSH for same-day deliveries. More →

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Stolen Uber Account Ghost Rides

Hacked Uber accounts are more valuable than stolen credit cards on the dark web

By on January 21, 2016 at 10:40 PM.

Hacked Uber accounts are more valuable than stolen credit cards on the dark web

What’s the hottest thing you can buy on the dark web today? According to new research, PayPal accounts with at least $500 in them and Uber accounts are among the most expensive items hackers are selling. In fact, it looks like Uber logins, which would let buyers score free rides on the popular taxi service, are even more expensive than Netflix logins and credit card account numbers. More →

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Cheaper Uber Alternative

Uber rival Gett will pay you if its fares aren’t cheaper than Uber

By on January 13, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

Uber rival Gett will pay you if its fares aren’t cheaper than Uber

There is little question that Uber is king of the next generation of taxi killers, but rivals like Lyft have still managed to make a name for themselves. This new breed of transportation allows just about anyone to become a “taxi driver,” and users hail rides using an app rather than trying to flag a car down on the street or call a cab service to order a car. These services are quick, they’re easy, and everyone seems to love them. Well, almost everyone.

A smaller Uber rival called Gett has been making waves recently by offering flat fares and surge-free pricing to lure riders away from Uber, and now the company has a new offer that promises to pay users in New York City if they can find an Uber fare that’s cheaper than a comparable Gett ride. More →

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Uber Arrival Time

Uber CEO explains why arrival time on the app is never accurate

By on January 4, 2016 at 8:45 PM.

Uber CEO explains why arrival time on the app is never accurate

Over the weekend, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took to Twitter to address complaints surrounding overly ambitious and misleading arrival times. Specifically, some users on Twitter expressed frustration that when they first fire up Uber, the app tells them that a ride may be as close as two minutes away, only to see that arrival time shoot up significantly after ordering and confirming a ride.

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New Year's Eve Uber Surge Pricing

New Year’s Eve surge pricing enrages Uber users; one man hit with $1,100 fare

By on January 4, 2016 at 3:05 PM.

New Year’s Eve surge pricing enrages Uber users; one man hit with $1,100 fare

Uber has become a staple in markets where it’s available, offering people a simplified alternative to taxi cabs at what are typically competitive prices. Sometimes, however, Uber’s prices can skyrocket due to its surge pricing policy, which drives up prices in busy areas where Uber cars are in high demand. It goes without saying that New Year’s Eve was going to be a pricey night to use Uber, but the company’s customers weren’t prepared for just how much prices would be inflated. Now, horror stories are sweeping the Internet as some users report having to pay as much as 10 times normal rates without what they perceived as fair warning. More →

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Uber Commuters Taxi Drivers

Brilliant Uber scheme aims could turn everyday commuters into taxi drivers

By on December 31, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Brilliant Uber scheme aims could turn everyday commuters into taxi drivers

Uber might be working on cheap self-driving cars that would offer its customers even better prices than regular taxis in the future, but it’ll be a while until the company can remove human drivers from the picture completely. In the meantime, Uber has other interesting ideas for the near future, including a plan to turn everyday commuters into temporary drivers with the help of an app. More →

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How To Avoid Uber Surge Pricing New Year's Eve

How to avoid Uber’s surge pricing on New Year’s Eve

By on December 31, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

How to avoid Uber’s surge pricing on New Year’s Eve

If you’re going out to party tonight, don’t even think of driving home after you’ve been drinking. Instead, you should have a designated driver or, failing that, have plans to either call a taxi cab or an Uber ride. The problem with Uber on New Year’s Eve, however, is that you can often get hit with surge prices that reflect higher demand. Uber has helpfully put out a guide this year that will hopefully help you avoid paying way too much money to get home this evening. More →

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Uber Passenger Beats Up Driver

Horrible Uber passenger beats up driver, gets righteously pepper sprayed

By on November 2, 2015 at 2:50 PM.

Horrible Uber passenger beats up driver, gets righteously pepper sprayed

More than once on BGR we’ve written about some of the questionable decisions that Uber makes when it comes to hiring drivers and responding to complaints when its drivers go over the line, but it’s not always the passenger on the receiving end of the abuse.

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Uber Surge Pricing Halloween 2015

How to avoid Uber surge pricing when searching for a ride on Halloween

By on October 31, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

How to avoid Uber surge pricing when searching for a ride on Halloween

You’ve got your costume picked out, you’re made plans with your friends and you’re ready for a fun evening of Halloween mischief — but there’s one thing that can quickly put a damper on the night: Ridiculous Uber prices. More →

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Uber Safe Ride Fees By City

Here are the cities where Uber charges you the most to ensure a ‘safe ride’

By on October 17, 2015 at 12:15 PM.

Here are the cities where Uber charges you the most to ensure a ‘safe ride’

If you’ve ever looked at your receipt for an UberX ride, you might notice that the company charges you something called a “safe rides fee.” This fee covers the cost of everything associated with giving you a safe ride to your destination, including insurance, 24-hour support and background checks on prospective drivers. Ah yes. Background checks on drivers. Uber has shown itself to be awesome at those. More →

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