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 |  Jan 03 2012, 7:00 PM

There are some great auto magazines available for your Apple iPad, but they can be a little pricey. You’ll be glad to hear about Porsche‘s new magazine called Christophorus, and this iPad app is totally free to download.

And just because it’s free, it doesn’t mean that Porsche scrimped when it comes to what’s in this magazine. You’ll be pleased with the amount of interactive content, impressive photos, cool animation and informative stories. There are also exclusive interviews and technical features from the world of Porsche.

If you’ve got an iPad, download the Porsche Christophorus magazine app for free.

[Source: Top Speed]

 |  Oct 20 2011, 12:45 PM

Nissan is coming to your iPad with its new Nissan Global app. Available for free download now, the Nissan Global app puts a wealth of news and information right at your fingertips. You’ll get the latest on Nissan from around the world, as well as the company’s history and info about its advanced technologies.

In the Latest News section, you’ll find out what’s going on from the Nissan Global Site, other Nissan sites around the world, and from social media channels that use videos and text. This information is streamed to you on one screen for convenient access.

To get info that’s being released by Nissan from any country around the world, just go to the Map section. Just touch the country on the map and all the information you need from that region will pop up.

To find out what other Nissan customers are talking about, use the Explorer function. Select topics that interest you and they will automatically be displayed one after the other, making it quick and easy to get the information you need.

You can download the Nissan Global app for free at the iTunes Store. And Nissan is working on getting this app ready for iPhone use as well.

 |  Mar 08 2011, 1:13 PM

Everyone loves a free iPad app, especially one that makes you look sophisticated. And when you download the new Giugiaro Timeline app, you can impress all your friends with your appreciation for the finer things in life.

The famous coachbuilder and industrial design studio Italdesign Guigiaro’s iPad app tracks its history since its founding by Giorgetto Giuguaro in 1968, and runs along the timeline to 2030, showing key moments in Italdesign’s past and future.

The app starts up with an intro that flashes back to vintage pictures that capture key moments and milestones in the automaker’s existence. You’ll see a 30-year-old Giugiaro with his Bizzarrini Manta in 1968, while drawing the Alfasud in 1971, and being awarded the “Car Designer of the Century” in Las Vegas in 1999.

You can go through time quickly and easily. The timeline lets you scroll it back and forward with your finger, and when you tap on a specific year all the automotive and industrial projects developed in that very year will appear on the screen. If you want to know more about that project, just tap on in and a brief description and a photo gallery will pop up.

You can download the app for free here.

[Source: Italdesign Giugiaro]

 |  Mar 04 2011, 6:37 PM

Not to be left behind, Yokohama Tire is jumping on the iPad app craze in a big way. They launched their new free iPad app at the recent LA Auto Show and now it is available to download now on iTunes.

“iPad apps are a new and unique way for consumers to get information,” said Alan Holtschneider, Yokohama manager, advertising, promotions and events. “Yokohama’s app takes advantage of the iPad’s touch gesture technology and provides consumers an interactive, graphically-appealing way to learn about our tires.”

The beauty of this app is that it offers users of the app videos and information behind the technology behind Yokohama’s tires. You can explore sections such as ADVAN, GEOLANDAR, AVID ENVigor, and dB Super E-spec to learn all about the cool innovations these tires feature.

“There’s information on tire compounds, tread design and construction, along with a ‘Tireology’ section and fun facts about tires. We hope consumers will find the Yokohama app an engaging tool, especially as they begin to consider replacement tires for their vehicle,” said Holtschneider.

 |  Jan 04 2011, 1:11 PM

You can help write the story of the world as you see it using the brand-new Smart iPad app. Now available for download at the iTunes store, this Smart iPad app, called “Ideas in Motion,” offers an interactive history of great visions and visionaries, and it allows you to add your own contributions so you can help write the story with Smart. Then, you story will be added to this eBook so other iPad users can read what you think.

There are 17 topics that you can read and write about that focus on visionary people and revolutionary events. These include society, politics, philosophy, science, lifestyle, communication, film, fashion, architecture, environment and mobility. You can add your two cents on what you think about ideas and thoughts that move you and share them with others around the world.  The end result will be an eBook that reflects the ideas that move people today.

“We want to use the new smart iPad app to create a platform where people can examine the world in a creative way, write down their views and share and discuss them with others. This will create a unique kaleidoscope which reflects the diversity of people and their ideas,” says Dr. Annette Winkler, head of Smart.

The Smart eBook is updated with new contributions every two months, and the free “Ideas in Motion” iPad app is now available at