sync

  • Ford And Microsoft Deliver Their 5 Millionth SYNC-Enabled Vehicle, Plan To Bring Cloud And Car Closer Together

    Ford And Microsoft Deliver Their 5 Millionth SYNC-Enabled Vehicle, Plan To Bring Cloud And Car Closer Together

    At GigaOm’s Roadmap event today, Microsoft and Ford just announced that they have delivered more than 5 million SYNC-enabled cars. SYNC, Ford’s in-car connectivity system, is powered by Microsoft’s embedded platform and launched about five years ago. While it had its ups and downs, Ford is quite committed to the platform and plans to open it up to more developers over time. Read More

  • Plan Epic Dates: BeCouply’s Dates.fm Wins The Disrupt Hackathon SYNC AppLink Developer Challenge

    Plan Epic Dates: BeCouply’s Dates.fm Wins The Disrupt Hackathon SYNC AppLink Developer Challenge

    Almost a week ago, we kicked off our Hackathon at TechCrunch Disrupt. Before the event started, Ford had already picked a number of teams that would get access to the otherwise closed Ford AppLink API. The winner of this challenge was BeCouply, which developed the Dates.fm app for suggesting interesting dates to Ford’s in-car interface. Date.fm, the team says, “lets you tune in… Read More

  • Music Streaming Service MOG Comes To Ford SYNC AppLink

    Music Streaming Service MOG Comes To Ford SYNC AppLink

    MOG, the popular streaming music service, today announced that it is partnering with Ford to bring its service to the car manufacturer’s SYNC AppLink platform. This will allow Ford drivers with compatible cars, including the 2012 Fiesta, Fusion, F-150, Super Duty, E-Series, Mustang and Expedition, to use their voice and in-dash controls to control the MOG app on their USB-connected… Read More

  • Fruux Keeps Your Calendars and Contacts In Sync Between All Of Your Devices

    Fruux Keeps Your Calendars and Contacts In Sync Between All Of Your Devices

    Keeping your calendars, contacts and tasks in sync between all of your devices is still a bit of a hassle – especially if you use different operating systems and vendors. Germany-based Fruux, which was founded in 2010, offers a simple and elegant solution for keeping your contacts and calendars in sync between all of your phones, tablets, laptops and desktops. Sure, you could use iCloud… Read More

  • YouSendIt Ups Its Game With New Desktop & Mobile Apps

    YouSendIt Ups Its Game With New Desktop & Mobile Apps

    YouSendIt, a cloud collaboration company that got its start long before “cloud” was cool, is today launching new mobile applications for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices, plus new Mac (beta) and PC desktop clients. The suite of apps will allow users to securely sync files across devices, while also offering unlimited storage. Read More

  • First Drive: 2012 Ford Focus, A European Car Meant For The World

    First Drive: 2012 Ford Focus, A European Car Meant For The World

    What’s the first thing you think when you hear the word “focus.” You might respond, “camera,” or “cheap car,” or “concentration,” but definitely not, “fun,” “technological,” or “practical.” This will likely change in a second because those are the words I’d use to tentatively describe this… Read More

  • Ford Dealers To Offer Training For MyFord Touch

    Ford Dealers To Offer Training For MyFord Touch

    It seems not everyone is able to use the new MyFord Touch system. MyFord Touch is Ford’s new interface, displayed over three screens, that is the next generation of SYNC. While many young people, familiar with tech since birth, find the system generally easy to use, many of the older customers aren’t as tech savvy and have been having difficulty using MyFord. Therefore, Ford… Read More

  • iPhone/iPad Wi-Fi Sync author goes (almost) legit

    You know when an app company is serious when they send out a press release. I’ve gotten more releases about durfy little apps that I know what to do with, but this one is special. Sent to us by Greg, the author of Wi-Fi Sync, it basically says “This is great and new, but to get it you have to hack your iPhone and give money to the Cydia store.” As far as I can tell, this is… Read More

  • Ford adds GPS-enhanced 911 location awareness to its Sync system

    Ford adds GPS-enhanced 911 location awareness to its Sync system

    Ford’s Sync system is a fantastic application suite capable of a seemingly endless amount of functions. The system currently provides navigation, traffic info, voice commands, Internet radio, and a 911 Assist mode that automatically dials 911 in case of an accident and provides emergency dispatchers with an approximate location from the connected phone’s GPS or through signal… Read More

  • Hands-on: The next-gen version of Ford's Sync flawlessly controls Pandora and other apps

    Hands-on: The next-gen version of Ford's Sync flawlessly controls Pandora and other apps

    Want a single valid reason to buy the 2011 Ford Fiesta besides the silky-smooth 6-speed transmition, roomy interior, and confident ride? Sync. It’s that awesome. The Microsoft co-developed system has been in Ford vehicles for a few years, but the Fiesta is the first car to receive the next-gen functions that bring the hands-free control to Android and BlackBerry apps. This was announced… Read More