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How to check your Uber rating, link Spotify and more

Uber iPhone app.

Since its inception in 2009, Uber has quickly become the most popular cab-hailing service in the world. It is driven by its smartphone app, which allows the user to order an Uber car to pick them up at their location and take them to wherever. While many simply use the app to hail their car and track its progress, there are many other features that can improve the experience. If you have the Uber app on your iPhone, here are some features you might not be aware of:

Check your rating

Use Spotify music for an iPhone alarm with SpotAlarm

SpotAlarm setup

While the iPhone offers many different alarm sounds, many users prefer to wake up with music playing. Choosing your favorite song or using Apple Music as your alarm works well. Now thanks to the jailbreak tweak SpotAlarm, fans of the streaming music service Spotify can use any Spotify track as an alarm. The tweak is compatible with iOS 8 and iOS 9 on jailbroken devices.

Spotify launches new features, including video and podcasts

Spotify update

In case you missed last week's media event, Spotify announced a long list of new features. These additions to the mobile music service are now rolling out to users, offering what the company describes as the "most entertaining Spotify ever". 25 billion hours of listening data collected over the past seven years means Spotify can recommend playlists based on any time of day or activity.

Spotify Now Free for iOS and Android Devices

Spotify announced today that its mobile app will now be free on iOS and Android devices. The free version of the popular music streaming service was previously only available on desktop browsers. Just like Pandora, the free service will be supported by advertisements, and it will only give users access to specific select tracks. The new service will begin rolling out to mobile users starting today.

Free Mobile Spotify

You will still need a premium account if you want an ad-free experience or other benefits like offline listening. A Spotify premium plan costs $9.99 per month and gives you the ability to play any song at any time.

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