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Want Your Car To Sound Like A SuperCar? There's An App For That
Want Your Car To Sound Like A SuperCar? There's An App For That

Ever wished your Chevrolet Cavalier sounded like a supercar? Of course you have, and now it can. Like everything else in the world, there's an app for that. Created by Black Frog Industries, the AutoTones app is an engine sound simulator for your iPhone. The app is easy enough to use: choose the...Read More»

Trapster logo
Trapster Gets Hacked: 10 Million User Accounts Compromised

Trapster is a free application for smartphones that helps share and find nearby speed traps. Today users are receiving an email informing them to change their logins as soon as possible due to a security breach. While details have not yet been released on how the breach occurred or how much data...Read More»

Avego ride-sharing app
Hey, Seattle: Commutes Go Quicker With Avego's Ride-Sharing App

When folks think of Seattle, they tend to think of a green city -- one that's pedestrian- and bike-friendly, with lots of opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities. And Seattle is all those things, but it's also known for its traffic. In fact, last year, the city ranked as one of the worst...Read More»

The Mo Show
The Mo Show Brings Apps To The Big Screen (TV, That Is)

It was bound to happen. Given the hundreds of thousands of apps available for iPhones, iPads, Androids, Blackberrys, and other mobile devices, it was only a matter of time before someone dedicated a TV series to reviewing them. And thus: The Mo Show. We admit, it's a terrible name. (If Mo Gaffney...Read More»

2012 Ford Mustang equipped with SYNC AppLink
2012 Ford Mustang Owners Next In Line For SYNC AppLink

A couple of weeks ago, we told you that 2011 Ford Fiesta owners would be the first folks to get their hands on Ford's snazzy new SYNC AppLink. That seemed like a smart move, given the Fiesta's target market of young, wired urbanites. Now, Ford has announced that AppLink will next appear on...the...Read More»

Volkswagen's 2011 Dakar Rally app for iPhone
Dakar Is Almost Here -- Get Your Free Rally App From VW Now!

If you're a rally fan and you've got an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, here's something you ought to download pronto: the 2011 Dakar Rally app from Volkswagen. It's a great way to keep up with the race from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Arica, Chile and back again -- and best of all, it's free. The...Read More»

Screencap from Isle of Tune
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»

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»

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»

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»

Holiday Inn
Most Popular Nav Destinations: McDonald's, Walmart, Home Depot

When Americans turn to navigation devices to search for services when on the road, they tend toward what's familiar: McDonalds when getting a fast-food bite; Holiday Inn when looking for a room; and Walmart when needing other items. That's one of the possible points to take home from TeleNav's...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»

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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