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Acura, Cadillac Top Shoppers' Ratings Of Automaker Mobile Sites
Acura, Cadillac Top Shoppers' Ratings Of Automaker Mobile Sites

Acura, by a significant margin, has the best-rated OEM mobile website. It's followed by Cadillac, Porsche, and Chrysler, as other mobile manufacturers' sites top-rated by shoppers. That's according to the J.D. Power 2014 Automotive Mobile Site Study, which gauges website effectiveness through four...Read More»

OnStar 4G LTE Buick Regal
Want Wi-Fi In Your Car? GM Announces Data Plans, Starting At $5 Per Month

Last year, General Motors promised to bring 4G LTE and wi-fi to millions of vehicles in 2014, courtesy of a partnership with AT&T. Now, the automaker has announced pricing for the service. Are you ready for a new monthly bill? ALSO SEE: 2015 Subaru WRX Manual Vs. CVT: Tips To Help You Choose...Read More»

Academy Awards
Toyota, Honda Sweep ThinkLA Interactive Awards

This year Los Angeles has taken it upon itself to recognize the digital superstars local digital superstars. The event is called ThinkLA, and is the first Interactive Awards Gala in LA. This year both Honda and Toyota took top honors in multiple categories. The Toyota Sienna Family was named Best...Read More»

Kumho Tires DRIVE iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch racing game
Car Driving Games Go Social Via Fupa

Do you like driving games? Do you like social gaming? We thought Fupa meant something else, but apparently it's a gaming company out of San Francisco that's just launched a new car driving games website that you might want to bookmark, if you like lots of ads pre-gaming some pretty basic, though...Read More»

MyLincoln Touch - 2011 Lincoln MKX
Should Apple's iCloud Integrate With Cars? #YouTellUs

In-car electronics have suddenly become all about the apps--who has 'em, and what can they do, with Pandora and Stitcher being two of the more popular audio streaming applications. Today Apple confirmed it has big plans for a new iCloud service. A formal announcement comes next Monday, June 6 at...Read More»

HazelMail
Memorial Day Apps, Audi A9 In The Works: Today's Car News

Small cars are getting better at crash safety, so says the IIHS. [TheCarConnection] A new Facebook page makes your Facebook page look totally acceptable. While you may be doing belly shots off a cougar, this group's suggesting that Saudi women be beaten for driving. [TheCarConnection] Whether it's...Read More»

TheCarConnection mobile app
Bless You, Steve Jobs: TheCarConnection App 2.0 Is Live

If you're looking for car news, reviews and ratings, photos and videos, and dealer locators on the fly, there's just one place to go now--TheCarConnection, the mobile edition. Our rockstar developers skated right through Apple's notoriously finicky approval process in record time, which means you...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»

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»

TheCarConnection mobile view
Now Live: TheCarConnection Mobile

You're part of the now generation, what with your WiFi and your Bluetooth and your social media and all. You think what you really need is a Verizon-based, large-form-factor tablet PC with thought-scanning capability? Okay, we'll give you that one. But you also need a platform-agnostic mobile...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»

SEMA mobile
SEMA Goes Mobile With eGuide

Upon arriving at the show today we immediately walked past this large sign promoting SEMA's new mobile eGuide site. Instead of building applications for different smartphone platforms, SEMA decided to build a mobile site that would work on most smartphones, regardless of the operating system. The...Read More»

OnStar engineer demonstrates OnStar MyLink for mobile phone applications.
GM, OnStar Handing Out Free Smartphone Apps

Ever forget where you parked the car? Or wished you could pre-heat your vehicle in below zero weather? Smartphone apps solve those problems, and more. Owners of 2011 Chevrolet models will be able to access their vehicle information and OnStar services right from their smartphones, via free download...Read More»

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X
Today at High Gear Media: 2012 Dodge Viper, Paris and Detroit

Five cars are on the endangered list: won't you help them find a home at least, before they're extinct? [TheCarConnection] On the flip side, these five cars are selling so well, you probably won't get any discounts on them. [TheCarConnection] We're telling you know, Bluetooth audio streaming is a...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
5 Reasons Bluetooth Streaming is a Passing Fad

Bluetooth streaming is a passing fad, and we're here to tell you why. The solution to in-car audio seems brilliant, at first. Your Bluetooth-equipped car is already connecting your device for phone calls. Why can't it also connect the music player so you don't have to fiddle with a jumble of wires...Read More»

NADAGuides mobile site
Attention Car Shoppers: Get Vehicle Values To Go (If You're Lucky) On NADAguides.com

In days of old, research-minded car buyers would toddle into showrooms armed with brochures and Blue Books and printouts of web pages. But for today's savvy shopper, it's all about the smartphone. There are lots mobile apps to help buyers determine the value of trade-ins and purchase models --...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
Today at High Gear Media: Lincoln MKX, Oprah, and CT 200h

We've seen the 2011 Lincoln MKX, we've driven the 2011 Lincoln MKX. You, sir, are no Lincoln MKX. You might want to start with a stovepipe hat. [MotorAuthority] Oprah could be giving away dozens of Chevrolet Traverse crossovers as we speak, as she kicks off a long broadcast-TV farewell...Read More»

iPod cable
Why Do I Have to Pay Another $40 For A Car iPod Cable?

Now that you've laid out $20,000, or $30,000--or even $100,000--for your new vehicle,you may be asking a touchy question of your salesperson: "Why the heck do I have to pay $40 more for a proprietary cable, just to run my iPod?" Not surprisingly, it's pretty much the fault of Apple and its...Read More»

2011 Ford Flex
Today at High Gear Media: Big Discounts, 3G and Darth Vader

If you bought one of these five cars in July, you got a better deal than usual. What's at the root of it all? Model changeover. [TheCarConnection] Five safe cars for families: it sounds like a great way to research before hitting showrooms this weekend. [FamilyCarGuide] In-car 3G audio sounds...Read More»

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