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MINI Connected iPhone App Reads Tweets, Status Updates Aloud
MINI Connected iPhone App Reads Tweets, Status Updates Aloud

If you're the sort of adrenaline junkie who can't stand the thought of being left out of anything, we've got good news -- if you drive a MINI and own an iPhone, that is. The latest update to the MINI Connected app has text-to-speech capability, meaning that it can read tweets and status updates as...Read More»

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 dropping breadcrumbs and marketing your trail to businesses? The answers might be a little surprising, as users of smartphones...Read More»

TheCarConnection mobile app
TheCarConnection iPhone App Hits Version 2.0

If you are an avid SocialCarNews reader, then you no doubt do your research before buying a new car. If you aren't already using our sister site TheCarConnection, now's the time--now that there's an updated mobile version live on the Web. Late last night the Apple mothership approved version 2.0 of...Read More»

GasBuddy
GasBuddy, GasBook, And Local Gas Prices: Save Money With Social

With unrest still bubbling in the oil-producing Middle East, it's time for a reminder on how to save money when filling up--on where and how to get the cheapest gas prices. These three iPhone apps let you report gas prices and share in the love from other drivers, so you'll spend less: GasBuddy...Read More»

Asphalt Audi RS 3
Play Audi's iPhone Racing App For A Chance To Win A 2012 RS3

Been wanting to get your hands on the hot new 2012 Audi RS3? Audi is looking to hook you up, with its new Asphalt Audi RS3 iPhone game. Unfortunately you don't win a RS3 by just crossing the finish line first. You must log the fastest time around the Bahamas track after three rounds to win the RS3...Read More»

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 and real-world prizes, Waze has built a following of more than 2,000,000 users, but the company isn't resting on its laurels...Read More»

AutoTones app
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»

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»

Cropped Fortune Teller
Five Automotive Social Media Predictions For 2011

Yesterday we took time to look back at some of the year's biggest hitting automotive social news. Today we bring you five predictions of what we see happening in automotive social media in 2011. Below are our predictions for 2011 and the probability of them happening: More automakers will hire...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»

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»

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»

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 days of schlepping around guides and maps; for owners of smartphones and tablets, Detroit has launched a mobile site that...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»

Flash Rods Delorean Time Machine 500gb hard drive
High Gear Media's 2010 Holiday Gift List

Time really flies, huh? It seems like just yesterday we were complaining about the recession and lazy politicians and now...well, nevermind. The point is, we've reached another holiday season, and thus, another holiday gift list. To help you with your year-end gift-giving, we've divided our list...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»

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»

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»

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