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Move over AngryBirds.  Some of the most interesting apps available on the market today are for your car! (Hint: To find these, just search in Apple iTunes or the Android Market)


MyChevrolet is a free download available for iPhone and Android.   It works through the OnStar MyLink service.  Once you have it installed, you can do the following:

Check your tire pressure. If you check the pressure and find you have a flat tire, you can report the problem and request help.
See the fuel or charge level
Lock and unlock your doors
Request roadside assistance
Parking ‘meter’.  When you park, you set a timer and get an alert when your meter has expired.

MyChevrolet comes with a great tutorial that will teach you how to use features on the dashboard that aren’t always easy to find, including the switch for fog lights!

Mercedes-Benz mbrace

The Mbrace app is available for iPhone and Blackberry and lets you do the following:

Unlock or lock your car
Triggers an alarm if a criminal approaches
Through Google Maps, sends navigation directions
Find your car (if you forgot where you parked it!)
Report a collision, stolen vehicle or any other emergency

OnStar MyLink

The OnStar MyLink app is available for iPhone and Android.  You can use this app with many different GM models.  You can do the following:

Check your fuel level with a feature that lets you know how many more miles you can drive before running out of gas
Check remaining oil life (i.e. when you need to change your oil!)
Lock and unlock your car
Trigger a remote start
Flash the horn and lights in an emergency (or if you need to find […]