Why You Shouldn’t Skimp On Your Car Stereo

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Jeep touts the Patriot with most of the options stripped out as the least expensive sport utility vehicle (SUV) on sale in the United States. Jeep recently sent us over one to review, and even though we liked the vehicle, we have some advice for people on why certain upgrades are worth paying for. Dealerships […]

Audi Makes Car Infotainment Upgradeable Thanks to Tablets

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One of the problems with in-car infotainment systems is that even if they become upgradeable via software, the hardware is still stuck with the same internal components as the day you bought the car. Given that most people keep their cars on average of about a decade, this is like owning a smartphone for ten […]

With Audi, Google Preps Android to Battle Apple’s Siri in the Car

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Google has formed an alliance between chip-maker NVIDIA and automaker Audi to bring Android into the car. The vehicle is now becoming a hot new battleground where Google’s mobile Android operating system will face off with rival Apple’s iOS. According to the¬†Wall Street Journal, Google and Audi will announce the new partnership to bring Android […]

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 […]

ROXIMITY App Helps Ford Sync Drivers Find Local Deals

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Ford just announced that another app has been approved for user with its Sync AppLink platform. ROXIMITY is the latest app to join the Ford Sync in-car infotainment system and the app looks to deliver local deals to users based on driver’s location and the time of day. Similar to how deals sites Groupon and […]

MyFord Touch Upgraded with 2X Performance, Free for Current Owners

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Ford has updated the MyFord Touch infotainment system for 2013, with a number of performance improvements, and a cleaner interface. Best of all, this update is entirely based on software, so that means all MyFord Touch owners can enjoy the new system in the near future. The MyFord Touch system is an in-dash touch screen […]

Android Goes On a Road Trip With Saab Integration

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Saab will be using the Android operating system to power the company’s infotainment systems in its cars. The touchscreen-based console in Saab automobiles will now allow drivers–and passengers–not only control car settings like climate control, but will bring the power of Android’s apps to the automobile. Tweeting, checking in with Facebook, updating your WordPress blog, […]

BlackBerry PlayBook Helps Control Car Settings

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We’ve seen tablets and smartphones serve as remote controls for TVs, appliances, and home automation systems, but the next wave of mobile technology may be to control car systems. If QNX–the company behind many in-car systems such as those found on BMW, Mercedes, and Chevrolet cars–has its way, then tablets may pave the way for […]