I upgraded my iPhone 6s Plus to iOS 11 and now GPS does not work

I upgraded my iPhone’s operating system to iOS 11 when it told me to. Big mistake. Not only did key features of the iPhone change (Podcasts) to less capable versions, the built-in Global Positioning System (GPS) is now junk. It works until it doesn’t work. When driving for Uber, GPS is very important If I … Continue reading “I upgraded my iPhone 6s Plus to iOS 11 and now GPS does not work”

My new Nintendo 3DS XL

I picked up a New Galaxy Style Nintendo 3DS XL at Walmart yesterday. The price was rolled back to $179.00 from the original price of $199. I’ve wanted to pick one up for a while now. I wanted one to use while waiting for Uber requests. The problem is, I don’t have any games for … Continue reading “My new Nintendo 3DS XL”

Facebook group for western Maryland Uber and Lyft drivers

I created a group on Facebook for people who drive for Uber and/or Lyft driver in and around the Hagerstown area of Maryland. It’s small, but it should grow as more drivers find out about it. The purpose of the group is to share information and get to know the people doing the same thing … Continue reading “Facebook group for western Maryland Uber and Lyft drivers”

The Lyft driver app has an intermittent connection problem

I’ve tried to drive for both Uber and Lyft. When I get a request for one, I try to go offline on the other. Evidently Lyft is running a special in western Maryland that gives riders five dollars off their first twenty rides. This should cause an increase in requests for Lyft rides. Sometimes I … Continue reading “The Lyft driver app has an intermittent connection problem”

My Uber Week in review – July 30 – August 5

I completed my second full week of driving for Uber. When I refer to a full week, I mean Monday through Friday. I even took a Lyft request, doubling my grand total of lifetime Lyft trips to two. All in all, I had a good week. All of my passengers were pleasant and most seemed … Continue reading “My Uber Week in review – July 30 – August 5”

Uber now informs drivers if a passenger requests a long trip

Uber rolled out a new feature sometime last week that allows a driver to know when a passenger requests a long ride (rides that take over an hour) when the request is sent to the driver, before the driver accepts the request. This new feature rolled out for me Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, I didn’t understand … Continue reading “Uber now informs drivers if a passenger requests a long trip”