Monthly Archives: September 2013

Stop Uber-waiting with Uber App

When you and your circle of friends Uberdecide to hangout, there is one crucial thing that always happens: (drum rolls, please) the waiting. Let’s take a situation for example:

You: “Dude, where are you?”

Your friend: “Dude, I’m on my way.”

After 30 minutes…

You: “Dude, I though you said you’re on your way? Where exactly are you? ETA?”

Your friend: “ETA? It means Estimated Time of Arrival. See you in five minutes. If not, please read this again.”

See? Your friend couldn’t even answer straight. But, little did we know that he or she just had locked their house door when you just called. The situation may be hilarious, but this happens more often than not. And when you call them, they even make use of their mobile earphones just to get their hands free and do their best to haste. But, all thanks to Uber App, you won’t have to guess if your friend is telling the truth of where he or she is now since your friend—or perhaps it’s you—can get to the destination with a live ETA map. It is now available for Apple on iTunes, and eventually it will with regards to Android’s Google Play; the best thing is that this app is absolutely free.

This app lets you share your ETA and your trip route with your friends to let them know exactly when you will be arriving by sending them a text of a live map of your trip so they could check in on you. Not only does this app can forecast your estimated time of arrival, but it can also predict of how long it will take for you to get where you need to go. Just enter a destination and let the app calculate your time of arrival.

Before the upgrade of this app, which is the “SHARE MY ETA”, Uber has already been a private driver in over 40 cities and 18 countries. With this app, you can request a ride and be picked up in just a matter of minutes. You can even easily set your pickup location even if you don’t know the exact address on the map. With the upgrade, the location tracking has been improved for better pickup accuracy. You don’t even have to bring cash on hand—well, not if your credit card can handle it—you just have to add a credit card to your secure account, and then Uber will email you a receipt when you already arrived at your destination.

So, with this app, you’re going to wish that you have a cover as hard as a sturdy mobile phone case since you now won’t have any excuse of what time would be your exact arrival. You just have to practice punctuality since you will not always live with the slogan: “Always late, but worth the wait.”


Say Goodbye to House Keys, and Say Hello to Lockitron

Home security is one of the greatest concerns of homeowners and renters alike. Whenever you’re out of your own home, you feel a bit Lockitrondistressed, worrying about break-ins and whatnot. Talk about keys; they have turned out to be but an added weight for today’s standards. Misplacing them can turn your life into a living hell. And what if someone visits unannounced? You might be compelled to get back home immediately so as not to keep whoever is that person waiting outside the door for a long time.

Even simple things like the lock and key can stress us so much. Luckily, a group of innovators came up with a million-dollar idea to put all those problems to an end.  Introducing the Lockitron, a keyless entry mechanism that lets you get in and out of your house by just using your phone. All you have to do is install the device on your pre-existing lock, download the Lockitron app, and you’re off to lock or unlock your door remotely. Such a brilliant idea, don’t you think?

Here are a number of things about Lockitron that you ought to know:

  • You can be able to lock or unlock your door wherever you are across the globe.
  • It allows you to share your access to your door to family and friends.
  • It works on every phone on the market, be it a smartphone or a feature phone. For the latter, it can be set to action by the use of text messaging.
  • The device has a built-in knock sensor that lets you receive a notification when someone knocks on the door.
  • If you misplace your mobile phone, you can always remotely disable the account by changing the password, unlike with keys that can pose a security threat to your household once misplaced.
  • The device has an intelligent power management system that runs on two AA batteries that can last up to one year. You will be prompted on your phone if the batteries are on the low to make sure you don’t accidentally lock yourself out.
  • It utilizes the Bluetooth 4.0 technology to automatically unlock the door as you walk up to it. You can enter the door almost hands-free. That’s what you call the perfect keyless entry.
  • The lock comes in three different colors: obsidian black, bondi blue, quicksilver, and studio white.
  • If you’re planning to move out elsewhere, simply take the Lockitron device with you and easily install it in your new place.

Impressed? I know you are. So what are you waiting for? Order now, and get the peace of mind you always wanted to have with this intelligent, digital keyless mechanism. Be one of the 14,000+ people have placed an order to this innovative state of the art product.