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The Beginner’s Guide to Using Uber App

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The Beginner’s Guide to Using Uber App

The Uber app has been one of the most enjoyable of its kind for some time. Not only is it offering an easy way to get yourself from A to B without too many problems, it removes the usual clunky nature of normal taxis. Whilst many cab drivers disagree with the morality or even the legality of Uber, it’s a hugely popular module for quick transport.

Like all new things, though, Uber can be a little daunting to try and operate at first. Not sure where to start? Then consider how to manage Uber by using this guide.

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The step-by-step guide

  1. Start off by signing up. Visit the Uber website and make an account – it takes a few seconds and just needs some basic information.
  2. If you sign up using a friend’s Uber referral code, then you can get up to $20 credit to use on your first ride/fare. You also need to provide a credit card or PayPal account to sign up to use the Uber service.
  3. Run through the terms and conditions of the Uber program, ensure that you are happy with it, and then hit ‘Sign Up. Once you are verified etc. then you can get the chance to log in for the first time.
  4. To hire a driver, you need to log in via your mobile device. Log in using the Uber app which you downloaded. Once there, sign into the Uber app and be prepared to request your ride using Uber.
  5. You start off by choosing the kind of vehicle that you would like to be using. There are five styles to pick from, allowing you to get a more classic look to something a bit less formal. You use the slider to choose the vehicle that you would like to use. This changes and is determined by the city and also vehicle availability.
  6. Then, provide your location. This allows you to set your pickup location – you can choose it manually or use your GPS to make it automatic. Once you have confirmed where you want to be picked up at, you will have to confirm the order.
  7. Once you confirm the order you will be taken to the point of reference whereby you will make payment for the services. You can pay with Uber credit or you can pay with your actual account – the options are down to you.
  8. Wait in front of the street address for your cab to arrive. You can use your phone to keep track on the driver’s location, average waiting times and various other stats and facts regarding your drive. This makes it easy to know how long you have to get ready and prepared before your arrival is here.

How to Use Uber Online

What if your phone is dead, is there another way to request Uber?
If your phone is dead, or your Uber app is acting up, you can make a request for an Uber online. You can use your laptop, desktop, or even your tablet or iPads to ping for an Uber. Obviously, you’d have to have internet access.   Here’s how to use uber online to request for an Uber:

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  • Go to http://m.uber.com
  • Enter your login info. (click on “Allow” for automatic location detected in your browser)
  • If your device can’t detect your exact location; in other words if the automatic location does not work, you can enter your current location in the search box
  • You can also move the “set pickup location” pointer or pin on the map to where you want to be picked up.
  • That’s it! Enjoy your ride! This is how to use Uber to request for your ride.

Remember that if you wish to cancel, you can be charged a fee if you cancel more than five minutes later.

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As you can see, learning how to use Uber is pretty easy. If you start with the details above, then you can quickly get to grips with hiring an Uber cab to make your journeys far less stressful.

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Featured photo credit: TNW via thenextweb.com

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Last Updated on November 25, 2021

How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

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How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

There comes a time when we may be searching online and don’t want the browser to remember our footsteps. The reasons don’t always have to be what we obviously think of as the main reason; for example, sometimes, you may not want Safari to remember your passwords or prompt you to enter your password when surfing the web.

Whatever the reason, we may think that we are totally in the clear with Private Browsing on Safari and the other browsers on a Mac. However, a quick Terminal command can bring up every website you’ve visited. How do you do this? Also, how do you clear your tracks for good? We will provide both answers and more today.

    What Does Private Browsing Do?

    When activated, Private Browsing on Safari prevents your browsing history from being kept in the history tab of the application. Along with this, it doesn’t autofill information that you have saved in the browser. In this mode, you essentially become incognito and any references of previous use is essentially hidden when you are in private mode.

    For example: if you are on Facebook or filling out a form and some information or your login is already filled in in the spaces provided, this is called autofill. It’s activated by simply clicking Safari next to the Apple symbol in the menubar and selecting Private Browsing, then clicking “OK” to the prompt.

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    The reasons behind private mode differ for each individual. While we won’t go into all of those reasons, one thing that is  important to remember is that private browsing doesn’t forget the websites you visit. As we will see later on, Macs keep a second copy of the websites you visit in either mode. If you are in frantic mode looking for a solution to this, look no further.

    The Terminal Archive

    While Safari does a good job of keeping your search history out of prying eyes in the history tab, there is a less-than-obvious way to view a full list of visited websites on Mac. This is done in Terminal; the command-line emulator that allows you to make changes to your Mac.

    Terminal is located in the Utilities folder on your Mac. Once activated, simply add the command:

    dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

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    Once you hit “enter”, a list of the visited sites appear. Showing only the domains, the sites appear in a format of:

    Key: h_name :(website domain)ipv4 :1

    However, there’s no need to fear—there is a way you can clear this information from Terminal with a command that’s just as simple.

    Clearing Your Tracks

    Just as simply as you were able to enter the command to view the websites, you can clear the cache that Terminal showed you with the comamnd:

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    dscacheutil -flushcache

    As the command denotes, this literally “flushes” the domains from Terminal. This does not prevent the record from continuing to be recorded for future sites, however, so if that’s an issue for you, repeat this process regularly.

    Other Browsers and Private Browsing

    Other browsers have this form of privacy mode for their service. They promise many of the same things as Safari, but they do not have the same Terminal issue due to how this command only presents websites visited on Safari (the browser Macs come shipped with).

    If you use Firefox, you’ll notice that its private mode is also known as Private Browsing. Chrome calls private mode Incognito, while Internet Explorer refers to it as InPrivate Browsing. Opera is the newest to the scene, denoting it as Private Tab. Safari is the oldest well-known browser with this feature.

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    As you can see, despite Private Browsing not being 100% private, Terminal allows for your browser to be. In what ways has Terminal helped your life or allowed you to become more productive? Let us know in the comments below.

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