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OK, Playing Your Own Music In An Uber Is Actually Pretty Neat

Earlier this week amidst an ethical and public relations catastrophe, Uber announced new Spotify integration that lets you play music of your choice on the ride-sharing service. Uber just let me take it for a spin, and it’s admittedly a nice touch for the Uber riders of the world.


Opinion: You Don't Get To Complain About Privacy Anymore

You may have read reports this week that put Uber in hot water. A company executive has reportedly been caught following a journalist using the company’s back end software, and talked about spying on people who say bad things about the service. That has shocked users around the world. That reaction confuses me. If you’re using a phone, you don’t get to complain about privacy anymore.


Report: Uber Can Track Any Customer Using Its 'God View' Tool

Uber changed its privacy policy yesterday, but even that may not cover its back this time. Because its top New York executive, Josh Mohrer, has been using an internal tool called God View to track a journalist without her permission.


Uber's New Privacy Policy Has A Hilarious Loophole

In case you haven’t already switched to a new method of getting around town, this might help to cement your decision. Uber has published an update to its privacy policy and it includes a loophole so wide you can drive an entitled black SUV through it.


Spotify Will Now Provide The Soundtrack On Your Uber Ride

Hey, this is pretty neat. You can now connect Uber with Spotify so you can pick the music on your next ride. I’m playing all death metal all the time, sorry next driver.


Sydney Taxi Drivers Decry Uber X Ridesharing, Call For It To Be Stopped

The recent backlash over the Uber X ridesharing service in Sydney is gaining critical mass, with a recent gathering of local taxi drivers calling out to the NSW Government to stop the service in the nation’s largest city.


Google Maps Gets Suave Thanks To Material Design

The latest Google Maps update means your navigation is about to get fancy. The update uses Google’s new design language, Material Design, so when you open GoogleMaps on Android or iPhone over the next few days, it should look different.


Someone Just Tried To Citizen's Arrest An UberX Driver In Sydney

It’s no secret that established taxi operators have a thorn in their paw put there by app-based transportation service, Uber. One man took his fight against the app’s ride-sharing service UberX a bit too far this afternoon, attempting a citizen’s arrest of a driver. We’ve now spoken to the man at the centre of the arrest movement, and he promises to arrest a Sydney UberX driver every single day for the forseeable future.


Uber Has Helicopters In Australia Now

Ordering a fancy Uber car with your phone and starting out at the plebs on in their normal cabs is already a pretty #firstworld experience, but Melbourne Uber users are about to take it to the next level on the weekend: you can order a helicopter with your phone to take you to the races.


These Concepts Show What Apple Watch Apps Will Look Like

The Apple Watch won’t be released onto our unsuspecting wrists until early next year, but developers are obviously already hard at work writing apps for the tiny screen. A group of designers have put together some ideas for what popular apps might look like when they land.


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