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2012 Ford Mustang Owners Next In Line For 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

January 6, 2011 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


 
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... read more December 16, 2010 by 1


 
Sue Morales From The Buick Enclave Engineering Team

Video: GM Offers Owner's Manual Tutorials On YouTube

The owner's manual is quickly becoming old school, what with the reading and the paper, it's just so dated. Now we have things like smartphone applications, OnStar, YouTube... read more December 9, 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


 
Cadillac WiFi demonstrated in a CTS sedan

Europe Vs. America: Which Will Win The Battle For In-Car Wifi?

In the 1967 film The Graduate, Mr. McGuire pulls young Benjamin Braddock aside and offers him one word of advice about the future: "Plastics". In the upcoming remake... read more November 30, 2010 by 3


 
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


 
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... read more October 26, 2010 by 0


 
Homer Simpson on TomTom

TomTom Posts Major Profit Loss: Is The End Near?

Earlier today, TomTom posted a major drop in profit for the third quarter of 2010. How major? About 37%. That may not be the deathknell for the Dutch telematics company, but... read more October 20, 2010 by 0


 
Screencap of Toyota's Shopping Tool App

Toyota's Updated App Simplifies Shopping

As we learned last week, car shopping isn't always fun -- but thanks to a slew of web-enabled devices, it's easier than it once was. If you own a smartphone or a tablet... read more October 20, 2010 by 0


 
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... read more September 15, 2010 by 0


 
Mercedes-Benz's Mbrace for the iPhone

Mercedes-Benz's New Mbrace System Offers Primo Concierge And Roadside Services

Pretend you're on a road trip. You've taken the family shopping, maybe indulged the younger ones (or your spouse) with a few hours of miniature golf, and now, you're ready... read more September 3, 2010 by 1


 
Garminfone from T-Mobile

Garmin Recalls 1.3 Million GPS Units, Pushes Further Into Smartphone Market

If you're a Garmin fan, the company has good news and bad news. On the bad front, the company has recalled 1.3 million of its popular GPS units because they constitute a... read more August 26, 2010 by 0


 
MyFord Touch

Satellite Radio Turning Profits—But Is It Living On Borrowed Time?

Satellite radio is just one of many entertainment options in our cars, but it's one that's proven surprisingly popular. And somehow, during a recession, and at a time when... read more August 5, 2010 by 1


 
Speck Toughskin for TomTom

Need A Mechanic Now? TomTom And Localeze Team Up To Offer More Options

One of the biggest guns in satnav has just inked a deal with one of the largest repositories of local listings to make your life behind the wheel a little bit easier. TomTom... read more August 4, 2010 by 0


 
Chevrolet Showroom App

Chevrolet Showroom App Now Available For iPhone, iPad And iPod touch

Automakers and accessory companies have been all over promoting their brands via the Apple iPhone and its new iPod touch and iPad siblings, and some--particularly GM--have... read more July 12, 2010 by 1


 

 
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