NYC Taxis are going head-to with Uber using Arro!

The competition between NYC Yellow and Green taxis vs. Uber is about to go-up fast!

A new app called Arro is creating an app just-like Uber’s for you to be able to orders standard taxis with your phone. Currently Arro is being beta tested along 6,000 Yellow and green taxis and in just a few weeks with support to all 20,000 yellow and green taxis!


As we already said, Arro is really identical to Uber. You order a nearby taxi with the app (simple!) and when the request is accepted the app will provide you with the driver’s name and taxi ID, so you find the right car. It’s not clear if you can track the car with the app or not but, something that is very clear is that there are no surge pricing.

Surge Pricing is when Uber rises the prices of their rides for as much as 15% during rush hours, With Arro there is none of that!

There have already been plenty of  other apps that have tried to do this but, have failed. Arro claims that it has a better chance because it is partnered with Creative Mobile Technologies, which controls the payment in the screens on the some of taxis.

This new technology has already been implemented into the car so, drivers don’t have to worry about carrying a phone to do their work, like uber drivers have to.

Expect Arro to come to other large cities like, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and Washington D.C. in the near future.

Source:  Arro, Crains New York, TechCrunch

You no longer have to upload square photos to Instagram!

Instagram just updated it’s Android and iOS apps to allow an option to upload full landscape and portrait photos… No longer do you have to use another app to fit landscape or portrait photos into a square fame to be upload to Instagram.

The new change is surprising considering Instagram is the one that started the whole square photos and videos things considering this “created” some very interested new companies like Twitter’s 6-second very popular video app, Vine!

The update just released add a new button to allow you to choose whether you want full photo upload or the standard square photo to be upload. This button doesn’t re-size to photos to a square frame but, it changes the canvas size so u don’t have to worry about blank write space above and below your photos.

The new change also applies to videos.

Google adds night mode for Google Maps!

An update to Google Maps just released added night mode which allows for better viewing in the dark..

The mode gets auto enabled by the current time on the your device.

The new modes are a much better for driving in the dark using Google Maps since it’s not going to be blinding you anymore!
You can get the new look by just updating your Google Maps app from your app store.

Before Dark Mode
Before Dark Mode

After Dark Mode
After Dark Mode