Alongways Mobile Finds Interesting Spots to Stop on Your Road Trip

Android/iOS: Alongways, the service that finds interesting and useful places to stop along your road trip route, just took the wraps off of new mobile apps for iOS and Android that will guide you to interesting sights, places to eat, historic landmarks, and more while you're already on the road—perfect if you'd like a… » 1/20/15 4:30am 1/20/15 4:30am

How to Survive the Perils of New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve might be the best party night of the year, but it can also be the most stressful, from losing your phone to the far more perilous drive home. Here are a few things you can do now to stay safe and sane this New Year's. » 12/31/14 1:00pm 12/31/14 1:00pm

​Hyundai Is Making The Infotainment System We've Been Asking For

Automakers are starting to get it. We don't want to deal with clunky interfaces and shoddy graphics. If we want to listen to our music and get directions, we want a dumb screen to connect to our smart phone. That's what Hyundai will be offering next year, and it'll be less expensive to boot.
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This Tweak Puts CarPlay On Your iPhone Without An External Screen

The CarPlay interface is undoubtedly better for using while driving than the regular 'ole screen. But unless you've got a shiny new car (or one of the expensive aftermarket dashes), chances are you don't have anything to pair your iPhone with. But this tweak gives you an idea of what CarPlay would look like running on… » 12/06/14 8:58pm 12/06/14 8:58pm

Watch Android Auto And Apple CarPlay Go Head-To-Head

The team at 9to5Mac managed to get their hands on a 2015 Hyundai Sonata, a car that's particularly special in its ability to run both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay side-by-side. Thankfully, they did what every good gadgeteer should with the opportunity: an extensive comparison video. » 11/29/14 9:03am 11/29/14 9:03am

Tesla Owners Will Be Able to Start Their Cars With Only an iPhone

Tesla's Model S is so technologically advanced, it gets software updates the way your old fashioned car gets oil changes. And rumor has it the newest update will let iPhone-using Tesla owners forget their car keys forever: The car will soon recognize the owner's phone to start the car. » 8/21/14 10:35am 8/21/14 10:35am

Our WWDC 2014 Liveblog Starts Right Here, Right Now

It's that time of year again! Later today at WWDC 2014, Apple's going to trot out its latest and greatest offerings developments for all the world to see. iOS 8! OS X 10.10! And very possibly a plan to take over your home in a way that should totally not freak you out. We'll be covering it all as it unfolds, right… » 6/02/14 12:00pm 6/02/14 12:00pm

Flappy Bird Is Coming Back In August

Flappy Bird, the popular, excruciatingly difficult iOS game that became a cultural phenomenon earlier this year before it was pulled from the iOS App Store in February, is coming back this August. » 5/14/14 5:27pm 5/14/14 5:27pm

A Complete Demonstration Of Apple's CarPlay System In A Ferrari FF

The difference between Volvo's and Ferrari's CarPlay is that the Italian version is using buttons as well as the touchscreen. Here's our complete demonstration, and while you're watching, prepare for the news about a German manufacturer introducing it as well. » 3/05/14 10:15am 3/05/14 10:15am

What It's Like To Use Apple's CarPlay Hands-Free System

While you might have expected Apple's CarPlay iOS system to appear in a Tesla, the winner of this race is Volvo, who will be using Apple's software for hands-free connectivity in all their future models. Here's the first hands on with new system straight from the Geneva Motor Show floor. » 3/04/14 9:30am 3/04/14 9:30am

Leaked Apple 'iOS In The Car' Videos Show iOS Future In Our Cars

App developer and guy soon to be removed from Apple's holiday card list Steven Troughton-Smith published some screenshots and videos of a beta of Apple's 'iOS in the Car.' The videos suggest a tight integration between iDevices and future car's infotainment systems, yet don't show in-car iOS installation. » 1/29/14 1:20pm 1/29/14 1:20pm

Volkswagen's New App Creates Music Based On Your Driving Style

Have you ever noticed that how you drive is often based on what you're listening to? Softer music can make you a more cautious driver, while loud upbeat tunes make you more aggressive. But with this new app from VW it's the other way around. It generates music in real-time based on how you already drive, so your… » 11/26/13 9:40am 11/26/13 9:40am

The complete Apple iOS 7 guide: Everything you need for a happy upgrade

You can upgrade your iPhone and iPad now with iOS 7. You probably have a lot of questions about it—here are all the answers you need. » 9/18/13 1:01pm 9/18/13 1:01pm

Ding! FAA May Roll Back Stupid Restrictions on Electronic Device Use

Good news for the flying, gaming public: The Federal Aviation Administration's bullshit, insulting-to-the-intelligence rules for the use of "approved portable electronic devices" are due to be relaxed, allowing for gate-to-gate use of your iPad, 3DS, Android phone or whatever. This could come as early as September. » 6/23/13 11:00am 6/23/13 11:00am

Apple Reportedly Wants To Put iOS Directly In Your Dashboard

If you somehow don't have enough Apple in your life already from your phone, tablet and computer (assuming you use Apple products for those things), you might be able to get it in your car soon as well. Maybe. Someone guessed. » 5/02/13 11:17am 5/02/13 11:17am

How Can I Integrate My Smartphone Into My Car On The Cheap?

Dear Lifehacker,
I'd like to integrate my smartphone into my car, but it's a pretty basic vehicle that's a far cry from technologically advanced. What can I do without paying a fortune to make my car and smartphone work well together? » 7/24/12 1:30pm 7/24/12 1:30pm

Streetbike Is A Racer That Follows The Law Of Averages

Considering how many gaming apps are published each week in a mobile gaming gold rush that shows no signs of slowing, finding one that is simply average feels almost like a win. Streetbike: Full Blast, the latest excreted onto the iTunes app store, will suffice at a buck. » 1/20/12 9:30am 1/20/12 9:30am

Trapster 4.5 for iPhone finally knows what road you're on

Speedtrap-charting app Trapster has always been a must-have for drivers, but the old system suffered because it relied purely on GPS location with no sense of where you were actually traveling. Version 4.5 for iOS 5, which just went live, finally solves this problem. » 11/30/11 3:30pm 11/30/11 3:30pm

Burnout Crash for iOS lets you touch the carnage

Released as a downloadable for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, Burnout Crash took the popular destructive mode from the racing series and spun it out into a pinball-style explosion orgy. Now EA's rolling out a portable version of Crash for iPad, iPad 2 and iPhone 4. You'll get finger-friendly automotive action and… » 10/13/11 4:30pm 10/13/11 4:30pm

Grand Theft Auto III gets Android and iPhone 4S versions, pricey action…

Rockstar Games revealed today that it would be honoring Grand Theft Auto III's 10th anniversary with a special edition. Later this fall, it's coming to an array of portable devices for Android, but fewer ones for iOS. » 10/13/11 3:30pm 10/13/11 3:30pm