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SocialCarNews Has A Belated Holiday Gift For You -- Five, In Fact
SocialCarNews Has A Belated Holiday Gift For You -- Five, In Fact

We should've had our act together by the time Hanukkah rolled around. Now, Christmas has come and gone, and still, we've given you nothing -- well, unless you count all the news and games and apps and videos and other useful stuff we throw your way most weekdays. But apart from that: nothing. We'll...Read More»

Aston Martin 'Explore' iphone App
Ogle The Aston Martin You Can't Afford On Your iPhone

While we all want an Aston Martin, most of us can't afford one. Luckily for us, Aston Martin has just introduced the new Aston Martin 'Explore' iPhone app. The content in the app includes everything from "life content," to sounds from the current line-up being driven hard around the track...Read More»

TomTom 1.6 for iPhone
TomTom Adds Crowdsourced Maps -- But Is It Too Little, Too Late?

July 11, 2008 is a date that will live in infamy for many manufacturers. That's the day that Apple launched its acclaimed App Store, and with it, a slew of mobile applications chock-full of productivity, entertainment, and social networking features. Since then, the market for apps has exploded...Read More»

Screenshot from Mercedes-Benz 'Classic' app
Vintage Car Fans, Take Note: Mercedes-Benz Launches 'Classic' App

Mercedes-Benz has launched a number of apps over the past year or so -- most of them pretty mediocre (Mbrace being the notable exception). Given that iffy record, we were dubious about the company's new "Classic" app, but when we put it through its paces, we found enough to interest hardcore...Read More»

A Glass of Water App
Toyota Comes Up With A New App To Distract Drivers

Toyota launched a new app today for the iPhone, dubbed A Glass of Water. While the name may sound simple, it certainly doesn't give a hint as to what it actually does. The app is meant to help users drive more efficiently. You start the app and place your iPhone onto your dashboard. As you drive...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus
2011 Hyundai Equus Gets Its Owners Manual All Up In Your iPad

Hyundai announced back in February that each Equus would come with an iPad as the owners manual. Well actually, they said a tablet, at the time they didn't confirm or deny it was an iPad. Later, they disclosed it was indeed going to be an iPad that came with the Equus. Hyundai today released the...Read More»

Honda's 'NaughtyOrNice-a-tron'
Breaking: Honda Sees You When You're Sleeping, Knows If You've Been Naughty

We talk a lot about apps at Social Car News, but most of those apps are for smartphones. We often forget that Facebook has apps, too -- and they're not all about tending sheep. In fact, Honda just launched a Facebook app that's not only timely, but also fairly funny: the "NaughtyOrNice-a-tron". The...Read More»

Sue Morales From The Buick Enclave Engineering Team
Video: GM Offers Owner's Manual Tutorials On YouTube

The owner's manual is quickly becoming old school, what with the reading and the paper, it's just so dated. Now we have things like smartphone applications, OnStar, YouTube and so much more. GM is still including owner's manuals with each and every car, but they want to enhance the ownership...Read More»

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 meant to minimize distracted driving. The blog in question? Mashable, and the app is DriveSafe.ly. Like PhoneGuard and...Read More»

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 from other Waze users. Over its nearly two-year history, Waze has developed a small but dedicated following of users on...Read More»

Audi A8 Experience app for iPad
2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Audi Debuts 'Audi A8 Experience' App For iPad

Audi has released yet another app for its fans -- this time, one centered on the company's flagship A8 sedan. Unlike many of the automaker's other apps, the "Audi A8 Experience" isn't about racing or games, but capturing the luxury experience. The app aims to give users a good idea of the A8's full...Read More»

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 phone calls, texts, and web access when it detects the phone (and thus, the driver who owns it) traveling faster than ten...Read More»

OK Go
2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: OK Go Uses Range Rover Evoque For Awesomely Wacky Project

The Range Rover Evoque has added another name to its growing roster of celebrity endorsers: first there was Posh, then Juliette Lewis, and now, the hip, funny, thoroughly entertaining indie band OK Go. And in typical OK Go fashion, the band is (a) repurposing existing technology for their own...Read More»

Car Tell Auction Prices iPhone App
Car Tell Auction Prices iPhone App Helps Consumers Avoid Overpaying

Have you ever been on a dealership lot and wondered what it paid for that used car? Standing there wondering how much are they actually trying to make on your purchase? Of course you have, everyone has been there. With the rise in smartphone apps it was only a matter of time until someone came...Read More»

Audi's iPhone CarMonitor App
Audi Joins The Crowd, Launches iPhone CarMonitor App

You know what they say, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. The latest hot thing is mobile applications. General Motors just launched their suite of applications, which could possibly change the way we interact with our vehicles. Yesterday Audi hopped on the iPhone app trolly and announced their new...Read More»

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 Ray LaHood is working with automakers to combat the problem, but the car companies can't do it alone. Now, a new app called...Read More»

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 much-hyped applications into the Apple iTunes App Store and the Android Market. The applications have three main areas...Read More»

Screencap from Mavizon website
Mavizon Taps The Power Of Your Smartphone To Make A Smart Car

Several months ago, we talked about the Chevy Volt app, which allows Volt owners to unlock their vehicle, check battery levels, and more, all from their smartphones. Then, GM rolled out something similar to OnStar subscribers. That technology is pretty cool, but obviously it's restricted to...Read More»

Screencap from Land Rover's 'Pulse of the City' program
Land Rover Launches Evoque-ative 'Pulse Of The City' App

Earlier today at Celebs And Cars, we talked about the launch of the 2010 Range Rover Evoque and a new marketing campaign called the "Pulse of the City Project". In case you missed it, the automaker is putting 30+ celebs and influencers behind the wheel of the Evoque and having them track their...Read More»

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