For responsible adults who would like to save a bit on taxi rides.
Uber allows you to be in control of your taxi ride via your iPhone and Apple Watch. When you open the app, you'll see the live location of Uber cars near you so you can request one to pick you up.
After being alerted of your driver's arrival, you'll be able to jump into the Uber and get a ride to wherever you're going. Once you get there, you pay the driver securely from your iPhone. Usually, this is cheaper and more convenient than a traditional taxi.
However, it is important to consider that Uber is not supported in all cities, and in many cities where it is supported, concerns have arisen due to lack of regulation.
Uber vehicles don't have the same safety features as traditional cabs, and the company is constantly feuding with municipalities over the lack of regulation and establishment as a legitimate taxi company.
Keeping that in mind, as long as you're a responsible adult who has a few friends to tag along with you, Uber can be a more fun, convenient, and cost-effective option for travel. Plus, it's not like a regular cab is 100 percent safe, either.
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With the latest update rolling out to Uber users, you'll have access to even more power over your travels. Instead of having to edit your destination when you need to make multiple stops, you can set several destinations when you request your ride.
On the destination screen, just tap the plus sign next to the empty field. This adds more options for stops, but you have to do it in that order. Otherwise, you'll go to the fare summary screen and have to tap back to do the multiple destination option.
Uber reminds you to keep stops limited to three minutes or less, or your fare changes. Recently, the ride sharing company began charging a waiting fee if you didn't come out to your Uber right away, so the fee will probably be along those same lines. The fee is $0.35 per minute in New York City, and varies by location.
As of right now, Uber limits you to three stops on your trip. That's enough to make a quick jaunt to two stores or other locations before heading back home.