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Apple CarPlay: What is it and why should you care?

If you have a car and an iPhone, chances are they already know each other. CarPlay builds on the iPod interfaces that are available on nearly every new model. It's not a direct mirror of your iPhone, but a tailored set of apps with a pared-down feature set. Plug in your phone, and CarPlay hig...

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Touch Racing 2 is a lot of fun to play

Touch Racing 2 is a free game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It requires iOS 5.0 or later, and is optimized for iPhone 5. Touch Racing 2 gives you the option to participate in speedcar, offroad, and boat ladder races against seven other computer controlled radio controlled vehicles. The user i...

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Breakdown Buddy: How does it break down

Breakdown Buddy (US$0.99) is a useful app for organizing information needed in case of a car breakdown. The app works on all iOS devices running iOs 7.1 or later. There are two functions of the app; the ability to find your current location on a map and a section that holds details for a brea...

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Honda introduces 2014 Civic with iPhone-compatible touchscreen in the dash

Earlier today, Honda held a Google Hangout to announce a new "Display Audio" interface that features a 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen in the dash of the new 2014 Honda Civic and 2015 Honda Fit that can connect to an iPhone and access online content. The 7-inch touchscreen in the vehicles' das...

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Audi releases interactive augmented reality manual for drivers

If you aren't an auto-savvy person in general, learning what all the switches and lights do in your new car can be a bit overwhelming. Not to mention what happens under the hood. But a company called Metaio has worked in conjunction with Audi to release Audi eKurzinfo, a new augmented reality app ...

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Reality Absorption Field: To the third screen

What screens will Apple next attack? There's certainly been much hearsay and rationale for the company entering the smartwatch market. While its WWDC announcements were inconclusive as to Apple's move to build a televison, they certainly showed that Apple is now serious about addressing the viewer...

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Stitcher Radio announces a Car Mode, but it's not quite what I want

I use my iPhone a lot to listen to music and podcasts in my car -- I connect it right up to my car stereo, and it's my main listening source while driving around LA. As a result, I really wish there were more options to control my music while driving around. Music- and podcast-streaming app Stit...

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iPad flies off of car roof, wedges itself into another car's bumper

A few days ago, the above picture began making the rounds on social media sites. No, your eyes aren't deceiving you -- that's an iPad wedged securely into a car's front bumper. Now thanks to ABC57 News, we have more information as to what happened and how the iPad landed in such an unusual pl...

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Apple puts an iPad in a Ferrari, more collaboration on the way?

Today at the Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari announced that its four-seat FF sports car, originally debuted in 2011, is getting a touch of Apple in the form of two iPad minis mounted in the headrests of its front seats. According to Bloomberg, the inclusion of the tablets marks the start of an expan...

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2013 Honda Accord, Acura RDX and ILX getting Siri Eyes Free option

More automobile manufacturers are hopping on the Siri Eyes Free bandwagon -- or should that be car carrier? Although announced as a partner in the endeavor last summer, Honda has finally confirmed which models will be the first to utilize the feature: the 2013 Honda Accord, Acura RDX and Acura ...

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CES 2013: Viper's way of starting your car with Siri

Viper, all set up in a booth on the floor of CES 2013 here in Las Vegas, is a company that makes car alarms, remote car starters and other automotive accessories. Most of the time here at CES, we TUAWers keep our sights on Apple and Mac-related booths -- we tend to stay away from the more niche...

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iPad mini at home in VW Jetta

What is better than an iPad mini on your desk? An iPad mini installed your car, of course. This wonderful car modification was shown by custom car company Soundwaves of Tampa, which has done at least one other iPad mini dashboard install that we covered last year. This time around Soundwaves ...

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More car companies link iPhone nav apps to dashboard displays

Rather than offer proprietary in-car navigation solutions, auto makers Ford and Chevy are looking to smartphones for their driver's navigation needs, says a report in the New York Times. Ford is working with Telenav on a solution that will let smartphone owners connect their phone-based maps ap...

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DeskPets' CarBot is a little iOS-controlled car

The Parrot Quadricopter is probably the coolest thing you can control with your iPhone, but not all of us are willing to shell out $300 for a fully equipped airborne vehicle. For the rest of us, however, a company named DeskPets has released CarBot, a much more affordable (under $30) little fou...

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Bracketron Power Dock Pro Flex keeps iPhone secured and powered in your car

When it comes to car mounts for the iPhone and iPod touch, there are a lot of 'em available. I personally despise windshield suction-cup mounts, as every one I've tried has fallen off my windshield as soon as it heats up in the strong Colorado sun. When I saw Bracketron's new Universal USB Powe...

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