Word has it that iPhone, iPad, and Mac users will soon get to access more than 150 movies and about 200 TV shows for free when flying on United Airlines, according to Patently Apple.
Come April, the airlines is said to be rolling out an update to its iOS app that will come with the added feature of an in-flight movie service. To get the purported service, users must be running iOS 7. For those with Macs, Patently Apple reports that no app is necessary to get the in-flight service.
The movie service is said to only be available for … Read more
At the 2014 Geneva auto show, we got the first hands-on demonstrations of CarPlay, the feature of iOS7 that Apple announced last year as iOS in the Car. From comments on the Internet, you might think Apple software has now taken over car dashboards, leaving Android users with the choice to convert or walk.
It may seem unlikely, but many Internet commenters are wrong, at least about CarPlay. I was one of the first journalists to get a demonstration of the system at the show, and I was impressed.
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Some auto shows fizzle, hitting a dead zone in product cycles so that manufacturers have little of note to announce. This year in Geneva, the opposite happened, with automakers from every segment showing off exciting new models and concepts.
There were supercars and hypercars. There were compact SUVs and hot hybrids. There were cars of the past and of the future. And Apple joined a couple of automakers to give the first public look at CarPlay, formerly known as iOS in the Car.
The show stealers were the exotics, vehicles that sell in limited quantities at prices ranging from a … Read more
Geneva isn't just the home of expensive watches, chocolate, and international diplomacy, it also brings us one of the premier car shows on the automatize industry's calendar. And just as we've done for the last several years, CNET was there to bring you hottest rides at the show.CNET's full coverage of the Geneva Auto Show
As you might expect, the Geneva event put a big focus on European firms, but Hyundai, Nissan, and born-in-America names like Jeep show up, as well. And when we're not looking at vehicles of all types -- from concept … Read more
McLaren is a company that listens. It's proved this before -- when the 12C didn't have enough drama to it, McLaren added more noise and power. When the door mechanisms were a bit janky, McLaren made them easier to use. When people complained that it might not be as fun as a Ferrari...McLaren released this, the 650S.
There's now even more power on offer -- 641 bhp in all, and it'll hit 62 mph in 3 seconds dead. Its top speed is 207 mph and it's faster over a quarter mile than a McLaren … Read more
GENEVA -- They call it the first megawatt car because its turbocharged 5-liter V-8 produces 1,000 kilowatts. That's 1,341 in horsepower. They named it the One:1, because it has a power-to-weight ratio of one horsepower per kilogram.
Swedish automaker Koenigsegg brought its new One:1 supercar to the Geneva auto show, demonstrating an unparalleled level of engineering. In silver and black, this road legal Agera R sibling can make it up to 273 mph.
More extraordinary, Koenigsegg notes that the One:1 can make it to 248 mph, 400 kmh, in just 20 seconds.
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GENEVA -- Jumping on the small but growing MirrorLink bandwagon, Peugeot chose the 2014 Geneva auto show to unveil its new 108 model, which comes standard with the smartphone mirroring technology. Peugeot demonstrated its MirrorLink implementation at the same time that Apple's CarPlay technology was being shown by Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and Ferrari.
Both MirrorLink and CarPlay let a driver plug a smartphone into the car and have a modified interface from the phone appear on the car's head unit. The driver can choose functions, such as navigation, controlling it through a touch screen or other car interface while … Read more
GENEVA -- Take a long look at the new Mazda Hazumi concept. You now have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the 2015 Mazda2 when it's announced later this year.
The concept is a small five-door hatchback that features the same Kodo design language that you'll find on all new Mazda models, including the Mazda3, Mazda6, and the CX-5. Carbon-fiber accents can be found all over the Hazumi's exterior: on the front bumper, on the headlamp brows, composing the side mirror stalks, and on the rear spoiler and diffuser. The headlamps feature integrated LED … Read more
The original Audi TT took the world by storm -- it was a small, good looking sports car that appealed to those with a taste for the aesthetic. Designed by some very talented people (who have gone on to do some stunning stuff -- Peter Schreyer, one of the team who worked on the interior made Kia's EU offerings look the way they do), the TT looked unlike anything else the company had produced.
Based on the Mk IV Golf platform, many didn't find its drive able to match its looks. That said, the 3.2-litre V-6 did … Read more