How to Find Your Parked Car with Your iPhone

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It’s not really all that hard to find your parked car in a normal parking lot, but when at the airport or even a large festival, parking is a nightmare, which means you probably need help finding your parked car. Here are a few iPhone apps you can use to help you find where your […]

How to Add an Audio Jack to Your Car Stereo

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Many newer car stereos, as well as aftermarket head units, come with an audio jack that you can plug an MP3 player or smartphone into, but if you have an older stereo, here’s how to add an audio jack so that you can easily play your music from your phone to your car stereo. If […]

How to Add Bluetooth to Your Factory Car Stereo

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You can usually plug your phone into your car’s stereo with an audio cable, but why do that when you can go wireless? Here’s how you can add Bluetooth capabilities to your factory car stereo. Most newer cars come equipped with Bluetooth already, but if you have an older vehicle that doesn’t have such a […]

Apple Car “Very Unlikely” After Talks with Tesla

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We all sort of wish that Apple would manufacturer an automobile, and after Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk confirmed to Bloomberg that the company was in talks with Apple, that possibility seemed like it was turning into reality. However, Musk says that an acquisition is “very unlikely” at this point. Musk said that Apple making […]

iOS in the Car Functionality Demoed on Video

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Earlier this month, we were treated with a handful of screenshots of iOS in the Car, which is an initiative between Apple and car manufacturers to bring seamless iOS integration to infotainment systems in a variety of new vehicles. This time around, though, we’ve been treated with a video demo. The video demonstration clearly shows […]

BMW i8: As Cars Get Smarter, So Do Car Keys

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As we’re entering the convergence between mobile phones and cars, your smartphone, as powerful as it may be, still may not be able to replace physical car keys. Such is the case with the BMW i8, which will be relying on a newly designed smarter key to power the automobile. Though we may look towards […]

Nissan Unveils Nismo Smartwatch as a Driving Companion Device

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Nissan has just announced their own smartwatch, and it’s called the Nismo (the name of Nissan’s performance division). The company says that the Nismo smartwatch is still in its conceptual stages, but it’ll be talking more about it throughout the week during the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany. The watch will monitor the efficiency of a […]

Why Nokia, Not Microsoft, Should Use Its New $7 Billion to Acquire BlackBerry

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On Monday, Microsoft had announced that it is acquiring Nokia’s device business along with Nokia’s talent and management in crafting smartphones, effectively transforming Microsoft further into a devices and services company for the cost of $7 billion. Shortly after the Microsoft announcement, rumors are circulating once again that the Redmond, Washington software giant turned device […]

Gorilla Glass Helps BMW i8 Deliver a Quiet Ride

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Corning had earlier announced that its chemically strengthened smartphone glass will soon find its way into the automotive sector and now we’re learning that the BMW i8 may become the first car to use Gorilla Glass. Gorilla Glass will help automakers like BMW reduce their car’s weight, which could lead to a savings in fuel […]

iOS 7′s Siri in the Car May Drive Hard Buying Choice for Tech Drivers

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While consumers may welcome the familiarity of having their favorite smartphone operating system in their new vehicle, particularly with Apple’s iOS 7 Siri in the Car announcement recently at WWDC, the answer isn’t so simple. Though General Motors hasn’t outlined its plans for iOS 7 in the car, the auto-manufacturer was on Apple’s short list […]

Google Wants to Sell You a Car

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Google has launched a test program in California that allows people to search for cars at dealerships without having to leave the Google search page. Similar to services offered from Autotrader.com and Cars.com, the Google car search would allow people to find a vehicle, view the price, play around with configuration and be directed to […]

Honda Commits to 2013 Release of Siri Eyes-Free on Accord, Acura

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Japanese auto-maker Honda has committed to bringing Apple’s Siri Eyes-Free feature to its 2013 lineup of Acura as well as luxury brand Acura RDX and ILX models. Siri Eyes-Free will be arriving on these select Accord and Acura models later this year, according to the auto-maker, as an optional dealer-installed add-on. Unfortunately, other models in […]

AT&T Looks Beyond Phones & Tablets to a Connected Lifestyle

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At the AT&T keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show, CEO Ralph de la Vega talked about the Rethink Possible network’s vision for a connected digital life that spans the phone, the home, and the car. Utilizing technologies like 4G LTE, wireless connectivity, biometrics security, NFC, and existing services such as Uverse TV, AT&T will not […]

Hyundai Plans NFC-Based Keyless Start for Cars in 2015

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While most of the market surrounding near field communications, or NFC, and smartphones is currently centered around the mobile payment markets with solutions providers Google Wallet and ISIS, another potential use of NFC that is currently being explored is with keyless start. Essentially, similar to how many keyless start solutions work today, users wouldn’t need […]

Sprint’s Velocity Brings Apps, Automation, and Intelligence to Cars

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For Sprint, the connected car will be the new phone and the carrier’s Velocity engine will be the tool to help make cars smarter through automation, apps, and connectivity. Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show as part of Sprint’s M2M (machine to machine) platform, Velocity isn’t just about delivering connectivity to automobiles, but it’s […]

Car Makers Think Apple Overly Optimistic With Siri Eyes Free

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Prior to the start of Apple’s WWDC developer conference, we’ve been hearing rumors that Steve Jobs had plans on revolutionizing the television and auto industries, something that Apple has so far not had huge presence in. At WWDC, Apple unveiled clues to what Jobs may have been thinking with a new mapping app that offered […]