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Yikes: Facebook, Twitter Come To The 2011 BMW 1-Series

Yikes: Facebook, Twitter Come To The 2011 BMW 1-Series

Early last month, our colleagues at AllCarTech wrote about BMW's Future Lab and its ConnectedDrive telematics system (which reminds us a bit of GM's upgraded OnStar, with a bit of Pandora thrown in for fun). Now, the automaker has tweaked its Connected app for the iPhone to include social... read more

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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... read more January 6, 2011 by  0


 
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... read more December 29, 2010 by  0


 
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... read more December 27, 2010 by  0


 
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... read more December 22, 2010 by  0


 
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... read more December 20, 2010 by  0


 
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... read more December 6, 2010 by  0


 
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... read more December 2, 2010 by  0


 
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... read more November 18, 2010 by  2


 
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... read more November 16, 2010 by  0


 
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... read more November 2, 2010 by  0


 
Screencap of Klutch22

Klutch22 Launches A Kinder, Gentler Social Network For Drivers

A few weeks ago, we told you about Bump, a new social network that allows people to communicate with one another via their license plates. While Bump seemed to have some... read more October 21, 2010 by  0


 
Facebook mobile app for Android

Study Says One In Five Likes To Facebook And Drive

The last time we heard from the Royal Automobile Club, they were extolling the virtues of traveling by car, even if it meant sitting in traffic. Today, they've come out with... read more October 13, 2010 by  2


 
Volkswagen's Luca de Meo shows Music-Streaming-Services

Breaking: Volkswagen Study Shows Young People Use Facebook

Volkswagen and MTV Networks have just wrapped up a study about young people, driving, and technology. The study reveals that 14-to-29 year-olds (a demographic dubbed "digital... read more September 23, 2010 by  0


 
Splash page for Bump.com

Like That Driver In The Next Lane? Now You Can Stalk Her/Him With Bump.com

So there you are, puttering along, minding your own business, when some hottie rolls up beside you, gives a long, lingering glance, then zips down the road. Finding that gal... read more September 17, 2010 by  0


 
Weeels app for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm

Weeels App Arranges Backseat Hookups Between Total Strangers

Over the past couple of years, we've seen a number of apps aimed at commuters and ride-sharers -- apps like Zimride, Car2gether, and the simple, straightforward Taxi. Now... read more September 16, 2010 by  2


 

 
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