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Customers of car-calling service Uber will no longer need to give their driver directions to their destination, while users of inexplicably popular monovocable messaging app Yo can now add hashtags and attach links to Yos. Also, Apple has seeded a new test build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 to developers.




Uber



Uber's most recent update allows riders to enter their destination address directly into the app. Drivers will be able to see the destination on their own app at the time of pickup, and will receive turn-by-turn directions using Apple's built-in maps.

According to Uber, the change will benefit both riders and drivers. Riders will no longer need to communicate their destination to the driver orally, while drivers will not be forced to contend with multiple apps or devices if they find themselves in need of directions.

Uber version 2.35.0 is available now as a free, 13.7-megabyte download from the App Store.

Yo




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Yo has now expanded its feature list past a single line, adding the ability to attach links to Yos. Users must have the link in their clipboard before sending a Yo, and they can attach it by long-pressing a username.

Additionally, users can choose a profile name and photo. Yos also support hashtags, and users can configure Yo to Yo them when a web service --?such as Instagram or Craigslist --?is updated.

Yo version 1.1.0 is available now as a free, 13.1-megabyte download from the App Store.

Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5



August 13, 2014


The latest build of OS X Mavericks is now available for download from the Apple Developer Center, as well as the Mac App Store. The operating system carries build number 13F14.

Apple has tasked developers with testing a number of areas, with particular focus on USB and USB-attached accessories, Safari, and Thunderbolt.
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Yo's next update will allow a message to be sent.
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Apparently Uber and Lyft are in a deathmatch for control of the post-taxi driving service. At least in SF, anyway. And they're also apparently crushing traditional taxi service.

10 Ads That Show What A Circus The War Between Uber And Lyft Has Become
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/10-Childish-Ads-That-Show-The-Dramatic-War-5686268.php

Fine. I'll keep my cars, thank you very much. (And maybe I'll call Zipcar for the occasional too-late-to-ride-BART scenario.)

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Apparently Uber and Lyft are in a deathmatch for control of the post-taxi driving service. At least in SF, anyway. And they're also apparently crushing traditional taxi service.

10 Ads That Show What A Circus The War Between Uber And Lyft Has Become
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/10-Childish-Ads-That-Show-The-Dramatic-War-5686268.php

Fine. I'll keep my cars, thank you very much. (And maybe I'll call Zipcar for the occasional too-late-to-ride-BART scenario.)

don't know about lyft, but uber has been really crappy lately. the drivers don't know their way around town and are constantly relying on gps to get them around. i have a friend who, 6 months ago, swore by uber. she's now going back to taxis. it's all good, though. taxi cab drivers now need to step up their game. 

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don't know about lyft, but uber has been really crappy lately. the drivers don't know their way around town and are constantly relying on gps to get them around. i have a friend who, 6 months ago, swore by uber. she's now going back to taxis. it's all good, though. taxi cab drivers now need to step up their game. 

 

Agree.  Never tried either Uber or Lyft, and can't remember the last time I took a taxi locally.  (Mid-90s maybe?)

 

Can't wait until the day when I can buy a car with CarPlay built-in.  Some time next year, I hope.

Already have the make and model picked out, along with color and options.  Hopefully with European delivery.

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Uber appears to be run by a bunch of spoiled children.  No way am I giving a company like this my money.

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   Apple develops an improved programming language.  Google copied Java.  Everything you need to know, right there.

 

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