Uber’s UK division is already operating in several large cities including London, Birmingham, and Leeds. Notably, Uber only operates its UberX service in the UK, which requires drivers to be professionally licensed. Its unlicensed UberPOP service—which allows anyone with a car to become an Uber driver—has come under fire in several countries, most recently in Brussels, where a court ruling ordered it shut down. … [Read more...] about Uber launches in Scotland starting with Glasgow
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These things may simply never get addressed by Apple as it continues to put heavy emphasis on iOS, so the team got to work for nine months to build a suitable substitute. In fact, Chameleon is being referred to as a drop-in replacement for UIKit, and in many cases, that's all that needs to be changed in order for an iOS app to run on the Mac. And, there's apparently no shady code involved, or anything that would get you in hot water with Apple. "This new framework is a clean room implementation of the work done by Apple for iOS. The code is based on Apple's documentation and does not use any private APIs or other techniques disallowed by the Mac App Store," reads the Chameleon site. … [Read more...] about Open source Chameleon project aims to ease porting iOS apps to Mac
Aegis Mobility is adopting its TeenSafer property for Iowa’s “TXTL8R" program. The app’s most basic functionality will be to block texts when the phone detects that it’s moving faster than 15 miles per hour from GPS input, meaning that the GPS must be active all of the time. The app will also auto-respond with a custom message to incoming texts. … [Read more...] about Iowa funds $200-per-user app to stop teen texting and driving
Owned, not shared: The shared scooter and bike startups thought they could stick it out during the pandemic, but it appears many are scaling back as ridership fizzles and operations become more difficult and expensive. Infectious disease experts say the risk of contracting coronavirus from a shared vehicle is low even though early studies show it hanging about on surfaces like plastic and stainless steel for a few days. Naturally, many aren’t willing to take the risk. In a recent video conference, micromobility analyst Horace Dediu said the novel coronavirus could accelerate the shift from shared vehicles to personally owned ones. We tend to agree. … [Read more...] about Now is a great time to buy an e-bike
But the greatest benefit of masking the masses, Cowley and others argue, likely comes not from shielding the mouths of the healthy but from covering the mouths of people already infected. People who feel ill aren’t supposed to go out at all, but initial evidence suggests people without symptoms may also transmit the coronavirus without knowing they’re infected. Data from contact-tracing efforts—in which researchers monitor the health of people who recently interacted with someone confirmed to have an infection—suggest nearly half of SARS-CoV-2 transmissions occur before the infected person shows symptoms. And some seem to contract and clear the virus without ever feeling sick. “If I knew who was asymptomatic and presymptomatic [for COVID-19], I’d … triage the face masks to those individuals,” Monto says. Unfortunately, he adds, “We don’t know who these are.” … [Read more...] about Would everyone wearing face masks help us slow the pandemic?