Hyundai Blue Link Mobile App Launched

Hyundai drivers who use Android or iOS devices are getting a bonus today thanks to a refreshed version of the automaker’s Blue Link app. 

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MyMazda App Now Available For Android Smartphones

Good news Android users and Mazda owners – you can now download Mazda’s MyMazda app.

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Make Cars Mini With The Squash My Car App

Need to kill some time? Have an urge to crush some cars? There’s an app that can help you do both – Squash My Car.

Available to download for iPhone and Android phones, the Squash My Car app lets you turn a run-of-the-mill, normal-sized car into a pint-sized version. All you have to do is take a picture of a vehicle and the app’s squishy software transforms it into a mini image that can be used as a screensaver and personal avatar for social media networks. You can even use the squished car to adorn keyrings, posters and birthday cards.

To make the new and improved squished car, the Squash My Car app manipulates your “before” car image by shortening the body while keeping the wheels and other surrounding elements intact. The result gives new meaning to the term “compact car” that can still be easily identified as the original vehicle.

The Squash My Car app costs $0.99 to download. You can learn more about it on the Squash My Car website or you can watch a video of the app in action after the jump.

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Boston Fights Potholes With Street Bump Android App

Are you a Bostonian who hates potholes? There’s an app for that, or at least there will be soon. The city is behind a new app for Android called Street Bump which addresses the problem.

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App Sends Trouble Code Translations to Your Smart Phone

Oh no – what does that flashing light on your dashboard mean? Now there’s an app that will tell you exactly what’s wrong.

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Buick EAssist Fuel Efficiency Apps Let You Play Green

Buick has launched an app for iOS and Android smartphones to help raise MPG awareness. A trio of eAssist Fuel Efficiency smartphone games are packaged into a single app that’s now available to download for free and offers a fun way to hone your driving techniques in order to maximize fuel economy.

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My BMW Remote App Now Available for Android Phones

If you’ve got a BMW and an Android phone, you’ll be happy to hear that you’ve got access to the My BMW Remote app. Up until now, the app had only been available for the iPhone, but now the Android smartphone version has access to all the same nifty features.

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Sprint's Drive First App Helps To Eliminate Distracted Driving

Is eliminating distracted driving worth $24 a year? Sprint thinks so, and that’s why the company is offering its customers the new Drive First app.

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BMW Ultimate Drive App Helps You Find the Best Driving Roads

BMW Financial Services has jumped on the social media bandwagon with both feet and has introduced a new social navigation mobile app called “The Ultimate Drive.” Created to give drivers a unique mobile and social experience, this app lets users submit their favorite routes and have them shared via other social platforms.

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Free App Lets Leaf Drivers Control In-Vehicle Features: Now for Blackberry and Android

Do you miss your Nissan Leaf the moment you walk away from it? Now, you can stay in touch with your Leaf no matter where you are at any time, thanks to the new Nissan Leaf app.

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Update to Google Maps 5.7 for Android Navigates Public Transit

Sometimes, you need to leave the car at home and take public transit to get to your destination. And on those days, you can use Google Maps 5.7 for Android to navigate your way through public transit systems.

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Cobra IRadar App Now Available for Android OS

While it may seem that Apple’s iPhone continues to dominate the smart phone market, Google’s Android is actually the more popular operating system. So naturally, many app developers and companies are slowly creating variants of their iPhone/iPad apps to work on Google’s Android system. Included in that list is radar detector company Cobra.

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Help2Park App Will Find You a Parking Spot Anywhere

You need to run errands, or visit a friend, or meet a client, but the thought of find a parking spot gives you a great reason to procrastinate. There’s no need to fear the uncertainty of parking space scarcity anymore, thanks to the Navigon Help2Park app.

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Taser App Locks Down Cell When Vehicle's In Use

Before you get too excited, the Taser app isn’t what you think it is. But what it will do is protect your family while they are driving.

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Free State Farm App Responds To Texts While You're Driving

Anybody who’s anybody has their own app, and now you can add State Farm to the list of trend setters. This one will hopefully cut down on a few claims, as State Farm’s Android application automatically responds to text messages while you’re driving.

The new widget, called the “On the Move” widget, lets Android smartphone users to compose and preload customized messages that are sent as automated responses to incoming text messages. That means you can keep your eyes on the road and let the app respond to text messages for you. It tells texters that you’re busy at the moment, but will get back to them as soon as you can. It’s free to anyone with an Android smartphone as part of State Farm’s updated Pocket Agent for Android application.

“It is our hope that this widget will prevent crashes and save lives,” said Laurette Stiles, Strategic Resources vice president at State Farm. “This new service will help drivers manage the temptation to read or respond to text messages when they are behind the wheel. We wanted to make this widget available free-of-charge as just one of the ways we’re working to keep our roadways safe for drivers.”

With the app, Android owners can compose their own responses and save them for future use. It works with all incoming texts, or can be directed at those in your address book. Before you drive you car away, just activate the service and catch up on your texts when you get to your destination. Activating the service prior to driving is just one way to use the widget.

To activate the auto-response function, just turn on the widget and write or pick an auto-response message. Any text messages you get still come through and can be accessed in your inbox at any time.

Check out a video demonstration of the App after the jump:

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