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Real Racing 3 Presents the First Ever Real Car Reveal in a Mobile Game With the Porsche Cayman GT4

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 6th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Do you want to check out the new Porsche Cayman GT4?

Now you can in Real Racing 3. The is is giving players a first look at what it's like to be behind the wheel of the Cayman GT4. This is the first time a real car has made its debut in a mobile game. You could even win a virtual version of the car after completing some in-game events.

Download Real Racing 3 for free to take the Cayman out for a spin.

Breakdown Buddy Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 21st, 2014
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: FLAWED CONCEPT
There's a good idea here, but Breakdown Buddy isn't as useful as it tries to be.
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Drive into the Future with Navdy, a Heads Up Display for Your Car

Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 6th, 2014

Smartphones are very useful tools for communicating, playing music, finding out information, and generally entertaining you, but they can be dangerous if used while driving. Navdy seeks to alleviate distractions while still allowing you access to all of those functions.

It is being billed as "Google-glass for your car" as, similar to the glasses, the small heads up display (HUD) is designed to sit on your dashboard and project information on a transparent pane in front of you. Navdy is running a 30 day pre-order campaign where they hope to raise $60,000 to get backers and support the initial production.

Navdy is supported by cars made after 1996 as it connects with the auto's onboard computer (OBD II port). This allows it to display navigation instructions, fuel economy stats, tire-pressure warnings, speed, and more. The HUD can be controlled with voice and simple gestures to help keep drivers focused on the road. It also supports many popular apps such as Google Maps, Spotify, and various social media platforms.

Backers can pre-order Navdy for $299 - a 40% discount from its projected retail price. You can also use Navdy's referral program to alert friends and family, and for everyone who buys one based on your referral you receive a $30 discount. If you pre-order you will be able to vote on which smartphone apps and features Navdy should have when it is finalized in 2015.

Griffin Moto TC Rally - App Controlled RC Car Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jeff Scott on December 16th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar ::
A fun gift for the kid of any age. Who doesn't like a remote controlled car?
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Park-Assist Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Angela LaFollette on December 6th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PARK IT
A free car parking app that helps iPhone users find their cars, and it comes with a parking meter to avoid those pesky tickets.
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Rabid Rascals Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Angela LaFollette on June 21st, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PESKY RABBITS
Players can challenge Facebook friends and battle random opponents live in this fast-paced battle game that features crazy slingshot armed rabbits.
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1968 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on June 17th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: CHEESED OFF
1968 has the potential to be a fun little time-waster, if it weren't for the unnecessary difficulty caused by slow gameplay and unpredictable controls.
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Drive Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By David Rabinowitz on January 3rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DRIVE SAFE
Drive is a simple and useful app that makes using an iPhone while driving much safer by automating some common processes.
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LINGsCARS Review

By Jordan Minor on November 2nd, 2012
This reskinned version of an earlier Kempt game is advertisement at its oddest.
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HondaLink Announced - Brings Aha App Integration to Deliver Personal Radio Station to 2013 Accord

Posted by Jordan Minor on July 20th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Plenty of drivers have already discovered how integrating their smartphones with their cars can lead to better driving experiences. This fall, Honda owners will get to try out a new kind of connectivity system called HondaLink. Combined with the Aha Radio app, HondaLink looks to give users a fresh way to enjoy their content on the road.

Aha Radio seems to work like an audio version of Flipboard. Users feed the app with their various personalized media sources like songs, radio stations, audiobooks, podcasts, and social networking sites and are then presented with a custom audio stream for them to listen to while driving. Users can also monitor traffic conditions as well as search for directions to restaurants and other local hotspots. All of this is done through the hands-free voice recognition controls, steering-wheel controls, and in-dash controls that HondaLink provides. That way, users can stay safely connected without even touching their phones.

HondaLink arrives this fall with the 2013 Honda Accord. Meanwhile, the Aha Radio app is available now for free on the App Store.



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Need to Know How Cars Work? There's An App for That!

Posted by Chris Kirby on July 18th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

I think there was a moment in my late childhood when my dad really wanted me to understand how cars work. I didn't pay much attention, honestly, as I was generally lost in my own little world throughout my days of kid-dom. Today, though, there are times when I really wish I had paid more careful attention to the lessons of my youth. And that's where How Cars Work comes in. Simply put, it's an instructional app that teaches...yep...how cars work. From steering and suspension to powertrain and braking, pretty much all of the basics are covered in this tidy little app.

Now, in version 1.3.0, developer Aymen Alshawi has added a basic maintenance section to help those who may not know how to perform basic maintenance like changing a tire on their vehicle. It's a handy and quick way to find information if it's needed in an emergency, and while all makes and models are different, this app covers the basics that apply to pretty much every vehicle. And more is on the way in future update, including a guide to vehicle modifications.

Make up for those lost lessons of youth and learn a little more about your car with How Cars Work.

Speedway Racers Review

By Jordan Minor on May 21st, 2012
Speedway Racers is streamlined racing that's tailor-made for touch and tilt controls.
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Burnout CRASH! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on April 13th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ULTIMATE DESTRUCTION DERBY
Rack up the most costly destruction possible in this over the top game of motorized mayhem.
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Siri Will Power Mercedes Benz 'Drive Kit Plus'

Posted by Jason Wadsworth on March 1st, 2012

Mercedes Benz has announced that it will use Apple's Siri voice activated personal assistant software currently available on the iPhone 4S to drive its new "Drive Kit Plus" system that will allow drivers to access and control their iPhone apps with their voice while driving. "Drive Kit Plus" will be integrated with Mercedes Benz Digital Drivestyle system which transmits and formats iPhone screens to in-car screens.

Using "Drive Kit Plus" drivers will be able to control their music, change radio stations, send texts, make phone calls, update their Facebook and Twitter accounts, or even control their Aupeo Personal Radio. "Drive Kit Plus" will also integrate with Garmin GPS systems to provide drivers the ability to find directions and routes through voice commands.

This new, Siri-powered feature is slated for a debut at the 82nd International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland on March 8th and will make Mercedes Benz the first auto manufacturer to integrate Apple tech into their in-car systems.

Body Repair Estimates From DINGIT

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 17th, 2012

Car ownership is great when everything is running smoothly. It's not so great when said car gets a dent in it however. There's no app out there that could magically fix the car for free but there is an app that could help get the best price for fixing the dent: DINGIT.

DINGIT enables the user to take photos of the dent, enter details about the car then submit it to the DINGIT.com website. The site then does its magic and sends the photos and information to auto body shops around the local area in order to receive the best estimates for a repair.

Users get up to 5 estimates within days, sent straight to their email inbox thus saving them time in consulting companies themselves. An estimate on how long the repair will take as well as the price is also offered, plus additional services such as courtesy cars or pick up/drop off services.

This app could be a huge timesaver for those unlucky enough to have a dent in their car and a very busy lifestyle.

DINGIT is out now and it's free.