If you own an iPhone (and our stats say that almost 50% of you do) then you know that the one major feature it is missing is a built in turn-by-turn navigation application. For all of you Android users, please enjoy a moment of smugness, as you have an excellent navigation application as part of Google Maps. In either case, many developers have attempted to sell and give away navigation applications for all of the smartphone platforms with varying success. Recently, I have begun to use Waze; which is a free, community-based traffic and navigation application. After living with it every day for a few weeks it appears to be worth an install.
Few things are more polarizing than luxury heavy duty trucks. To create one, a manufacturer has to take one of the most utilitarian vehicles in its lineup and slather it in leather, chrome and heated elements. For 2013, Ford has announced that its Super Duty line of F-Series pickups will be refreshed, and a Platinum trim level will be available for the first time. While the leather and chrome might get the most looks, its the also new for 2013 version of Ford MyTouch that has piqued our interest.
It is amazing how a seemingly minor change can impact the personality of a car. I have had a crush on the Suzuki Kizashi since I first laid my eyes on one at a press event years ago. I couldn’t believe that Suzuki had made something so handsome and well equipped. The first time I saw one, I was not allowed to drive it, but I did get a chance to sit inside and get talked through the interior. My amazement continued when I found a nice looking layout, a strong stereo, and an extensive list of potential options. Options that, at the time, had out-ranked most everything in its class. Last week I had the chance to spend a week with one and I did not get quite what I expected. Read on to find out why.
I have rage issues. There I said it. Fortunately, I take out most of my aggression on inanimate objects (I’m great at patching drywall) and the rest gets spent at the gym. After spending a week in the Hyundai Veloster I couldn’t figure out why I was so angry about it. I really, really like the car. After reflecting on the subject for a while I realized it was not because of the car in any way. I was pissed at all of the other journalists that spent so much time complaining about how “limped” this car was by its lack of horsepower. Read on to find out why.