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Improving Your Uber Passenger Rating

Are you a good Uber passenger? It’s easy to find out what your passenger rating is (if you need help check out my how-to post here). Uber recently explained that in Australia and New Zealand any passenger with less than a 4.0 rating will be banned from rides. The ban could easily be implemented in…

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Uber Passenger Rating (Update)

Your Uber passenger is starting to become even more important now that, in certain countries, passengers with less than a 4.0 rating are banned from the service. Here’s how to check your current passenger rating: Open the Uber app. Tap on the hamburger menu in the top-left. Your rating will appear just under your name…

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Uber Passenger Rating (Update)

This is an update to a previous post (Uber Passenger Rating) because Uber changed the steps to access your Passenger Rating. Why would you want to see your Passenger Rating? The rating system was created by Uber to help their drivers make decisions about whether or not they want to pick up the passenger requesting…

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Digital Hotel Key

While on a trip to Destin, FL USA (first time) my wife and I stayed at an Embassy Suites (Hilton brand) hotel. It was a nice hotel, staff were friendly and it was convenient for our trip. I was excited to see the beautiful Destin beaches, but I have to admit that I was almost…

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Beautiful Data Visualization

I recently published Beautiful Data Visualization – Part 1 in which I discussed some of the challenges with data when it comes to creating compelling visualizations. I also offered some suggestions of tools and processes to build confidence in your data sets. Now that you’ve taken the first step to great data visualization (or at…

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Beautiful Data Visualization

It’s hard to find beautiful and compelling data visualizations. Even when using tools that provide the ability to create stunning visuals many product offerings fail. It’s certainly true that “big data” and proper analytics can deliver actionable insights leading to smarter decisions. Yet, the value of said insights depends greatly on the quality of the…

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Uber Passenger Rating

Most travelers aren’t aware that after using Uber drivers are rating those whom they pick up. What’s also a little known fact is that you can have Uber send your average rating. The rating system, which uses a one through five scale (five being the best), was put in place by the company so drivers…

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Smart Watches

A few months back I purchased an Apple Watch Sport and so far I have really enjoyed using it. Primarily I use it for activity monitoring, notifications and quick replies. I honestly don’t think the convenience that it brings is worth the cost. However, I was determined on a recent trip to try something new…

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