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SCN's Top Stories Of 2010: Kevin Rose And Audi's R8 V10, Subaru's Mediocrity, And Lexus

SCN's Top Stories Of 2010: Kevin Rose And Audi's R8 V10, Subaru's Mediocrity, And Lexus

This has been a banner year for social media. As 2010 draws to a close, we take a look back on some of the more memorable moments. Ford has revealed the new 2011 Explorer to the world via social media, while other car companies have just started venturing into the deep waters of viral marketing... read more

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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


 
DriveGain app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Who Needs EcoGuide When You've Got DriveGain On Your iPhone?

If you're serious about fuel efficiency, there are plenty of tools to help you wring more mileage out of the gas tank -- or the battery, if you swing that way. Some come... read more July 7, 2010 by  1


 
CoPilot Live USA

Frugal Shopper: Want To Save Thousands? Skip The Nav System

If you're trying to pinch pennies with your next vehicle purchase and not sure about the extra cost of a factory-option in-car nav system, don't get it. Especially if you... read more July 6, 2010 by  10


 
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