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Canary App Pecks Away At Distracted Driving
Canary App Pecks Away At Distracted Driving

Texting and driving is a terrible habit. In fact, drivers distracted by texts and phone calls account for an increasingly large proportion of deaths on America's roads. Countless studies have shown that the problem of distracted driving is worst among teens and young adults. Many parents have had...Read More»

Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3
5 Must-Have Travel Apps For iPhone & Android Fans

Yesterday, our colleagues at Total Car Score offered their take on the best iPhone 5 apps for drivers. We agree with many of their picks, but we also know that a growing number of our friends own Android phones, which can't use software like Apple Maps. Naturally, we began to wonder: what must-have...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Corvette (C7) spy shots
Corvette Spy Shots, iPhone 5 Fights Distraction, Front-Drive BMW: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, we show you spy photos of the upcoming 2014 C7 Corvette, tell you how the new iPhone will work to combat distracted driving and spill the beans on a new front-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid concept from BMW. The weekend is nearly here, so be sure to stock up on car news, as...Read More»

iPhone 5
Buying An iPhone 5? Prepare For Some Changes On The Road

Yesterday, Apple unveiled one of the worst-kept secrets in the tech world: the all-new iPhone 5. Rumors about the device and leaked photos of its casing have been flooding the internet for months, and now most, if not all of them, have been confirmed. But apart from the iPhone 5's longer -- and...Read More»

Apple iPhone 5 and iOS6 Maps updates
iPhone 5, Mitsubishi i Electric Buyer's Guide, McLaren P12 Hypercar: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we have everything from a guide to the small and efficient Mitsubishi i electric car to a new teaser video of the upcoming McLaren P12's aerodynamics. In between, you'll find a Smart ForTwo wearing an SUV as a hat and spy shots of the 2014 Buick Regal. Oh, and there was...Read More»

Tina Fey and Steve Carell for the movie Date Night
Dates.fm App For Ford SYNC Helps Plan Epic Date Nights

Today, most of the tech world's attention is focused on Apple and the likely debut of the iPhone 5 (and maybe the iPad Mini). But there's another tech story on the West Coast that could have a direct effect on your love life -- especially if you drive a Ford. In San Francisco, the gadget blog...Read More»

Avego ride-sharing app
Ride-Sharing Apps Take Off

From urban dwellers to long-distance commuters, more and more Americans are opting to leave the driving to others – and taking advantage of the growing number of ride-sharing apps available today. The potential audience is huge. Census survey data shows the percentage of people car-pooling...Read More»

DriveScribe, a digital driving coach
DriveScribe App Coaches Teen Drivers & Offers Big Rewards

If you're a parent, you know that having a teenage driver in the house can keep you up at night. You wish you could be with your kids all the time to make sure their inexperience doesn't have fatal consequences. Of course, that's completely impractical -- not to mention unhealthy. At some point...Read More»

Roximity
Roximity App Debuts, Lets Drivers Know About Deals Nearby

Last year, we told you about Roximity, a new location-based app that alerts smartphone owners to nearby deals. The app won the Ford SYNC App Developer Challenge, and now, after nearly a year of refinement, it's launched for Apple devices, with an Android version in the pipeline. The way it works is...Read More»

AAA Mobile app for iPhone
AAA Mobile Bundles Three Apps In One

Bundling is big news these days. We bundle insurance, phone, internet, and more, all in the hopes of saving time, energy, and money. AAA seems to have taken the bundling mantra to heart with the latest update to its AAA mobile app for the iPhone and Android devices. The company has wrapped three of...Read More»

Trapster v4.5 compared to 5.0
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»

Waze app update 3.2 for Android and iPhone
Waze Adds Real-Time Gas Prices For Summer Travelers: Video

Of the many traffic apps available for Android and iOS devices, Waze is one of our favorite. The app's latest update -- which rolls out today -- offers a range of new features that should come in handy for summer travelers, including real-time gas prices. Using the gas-price feature is pretty...Read More»

Apple Maps in iOS6
Apple's iOS 6 Could Kill Some Of Our Favorite Apps (UPDATED)

UPDATED: See below If you're an Apple fan, own an iPhone, or just happened to wake up yesterday, you already know that Apple has unveiled the next iteration of its mobile operating system, iOS 6. It's not as if that was a surprise. iOS 6 was one of the worst-kept secrets in Apple's history, with...Read More»

Apple's patent drawing for a steering-wheel mounted remote control
Apple Nabs A Patent For A Steering Wheel-Mounted Remote

How often has this happened to you: you're driving along, listening to some tunes, when suddenly your phone or mp3 player serves up something terrible -- a song that reminds you of an ex or some Katy Perry pop thing that you bought in a moment of weakness and thought you'd deleted from your...Read More»

The Car Connection iPhone App
The Car Connection iPhone App Gets An Update

We know our loyal readers are always following The Car Connection all over the web, from Google+ and Facebook, to Twitter. But when you are on the go, referring to The Car Connection iPhone app can be a time saver. To make things easier, we've just updated our iPhone app in the Apple App Store...Read More»

CoPilot Live app
New CoPilot App Helps With Your Spring & Summer Road Trips

When planning a road trip these days, you've got plenty of tools at your disposal. Countless sites allow you to book hotels and event tickets, and even more offer reviews of restaurants and attractions. But of course, you still need a tool to arrive at your destination. If you don't already have...Read More»

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 because of its unique, clever design. Like DriveSafe.ly, PhoneGuard, and SafeCell, Cellcontrol relies an app, which works on most...Read More»

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 the comfort of your own living room? For free? While watching the Super Bowl? It's all possible using the Chevy Game Time...Read More»

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 of person who thinks ahead, you've already made plans to ditch your car or keep a designated driver on hand. 5. As a result...Read More»

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