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Trapster App Updated, Just In Time For Summer Road Trips

Trapster App Updated, Just In Time For Summer Road Trips

As smartphone apps go, we admit that Trapster isn't in our top-ten list. However, recent updates should make it a lot more user-friendly to Trapster's millions of fans. Our beef with Trapster is that it's been uniquely targeted to lead-footed drivers and the law enforcement-averse. Unlike general... read more

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Cellcontrol

Cellcontrol: A Smarter Solution For Distracted Drivers

We've seen a lot of tools meant to curb distracted driving, but they've all had their share of flaws. A new system called Cellcontrol looks better than most -- in part... read more January 26, 2012 by  5


 
Chevy Game Time app

Win A Chevy During The Super Bowl Using The Chevy Game Time App

Need a new ride? You could schlep to a showroom, schmooze with a salesperson, cozy up to a credit officer, and pay for it yourself, but wouldn't it be nicer to snag one from... read more January 23, 2012 by  6


 
Textalyzer app for iPhone

4 Apps For New Year's Eve That Aren't About Dodging DUIs

Okay, here's what we know: 1. Tomorrow night is New Year's Eve. 2. You will probably be celebrating. 3. By "celebrating" we mean "boozing". 4. Because you're the clever sort... read more December 30, 2011 by 


 
Weeels app for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm

Lawmakers Aim To Limit Stalker Apps, GPS Data Mining

Could data from your cellphone be obtained to see how much you speed? Could your music-streaming app be tracking where you listen to Lady Gaga, or your navigation app be... read more June 17, 2011 by 


 
Google Maps for Android, 5.3

Google Maps Adds Location History Dashboard -- And A Special Feature Just For Stalkers

If you own an Android smartphone -- as an increasing number of you do -- you might've linked your Google Maps account to Google Latitude. Doing so allows data-hungry types to... read more April 7, 2011 by  1


 
CPT002 concept phone from Aston Martin and Mobiado

For Better Or Worse, Aston Martin Develops Luxury Concept Phone

Aston Martin has been busy lately, showing off its new 2012 Virage and reminding us about the impending return of the Lagonda line at the Geneva Motor Show. Now, the company... read more March 28, 2011 by 


 
Field sobriety test

Four Senators Push Takedown Of Apps That Show DUI Checkpoints, One Provider Complies

Four U.S. Senators have come out swinging against smartphone apps that reveal DUI checkpoints, allowing potentially intoxicated motorists to find alternate ways to the next... read more March 24, 2011 by  5


 
Waze updated to include road hazard voice alerts

Wary Of Winter Weather? Waze Adds Voice Alerts For Driving Hazards

We've spilled a good bit of ink on Waze, the smartphone app that makes commuting more comfortable (and occasionally, entertaining). Using elements like crowdsourced mapping... read more February 9, 2011 by 


 
Detroit's Cobo Hall

Just Launched: Snazzy Mobile Site For 2011 Detroit Auto Show

The 2011 Detroit Auto Show is just around the corner, and this time around, event organizers have made it even easier for attendees to keep up on the action. Gone are the... read more December 16, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Volkswagen Jetta

Promo: Get A New 2011 Volkswagen Jetta For Just $5,995 (That's Not A Misprint)

Shopping clubs like Groupon and Living Social are all the rage these days, and newcomer Gilt.com is clearly hoping to capitalize on the group-discount shopping mentality... read more December 13, 2010 by  2


 
Screencap from DriveSafe.ly

DriveSafe.ly Is A Top Five App, But Could Sharia Law Kill It?

One of the web's biggest tech and social media blogs has just announced its five finalists for Best Mobile App of the Year, and we're happy to report that one of the five is... read more December 6, 2010 by 


 
Waze.com website

Waze Whizzes To 2,000,000 Users: Is This The Future Of Social?

Regular readers of SocialCarNews are probably familiar with Waze -- a free app that, among other things, works like a crowdsourced satnav, offering traffic info via updates... read more December 2, 2010 by 


 
PhoneGuard app

Video: PhoneGuard App Is Expensive, Intrusive, And Possibly, A Very Hot Commodity

A couple of weeks ago, SocialCarNews told you about a new app called SafeCell. Using the accelerometer features available on most smartphones, SafeCell automatically disables... read more November 18, 2010 by  2


 
SafeCell

Today In Apps: SafeCell Promises Prizes To Help Combat Distracted Driving

By now, everyone should be pretty clear on the dangers of distracted driving -- specifically, the danger of using a mobile phone behind the wheel. Transportation Secretary... read more November 1, 2010 by  2


 
myChevrolet App

GM Finally Releases The myChevrolet And OnStar MyLink Applications

We have been awaiting the arrival of smartphone applications from General Motors OnStar division for quite some time now. Today OnStar and General Motors released the... read more October 29, 2010 by 


 
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